It continues to amaze me at the almost total ignorance of the people and media here in Indonesia. Not a single one of them, including FM Hassan Wirayuda, nor the JP even know what the word "Palestine" means. It is merely a geographical land -- currently shared by the State of Israel and the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank. I am shocked to see headlines like "Israel launches strike against Palestine" That'd be similar to "Taiwan attacks Formosa" or "The UK attacks British Isles"... sheesh idiots.
Further, why do Indonesians even bother to get so stressed out about something that in NO WAY affects them?? Aren't there enough problems to worry about right here in TANAH AIR -- #1 corruption in the world, Papua separatism, millions of starving children, Bird Flu, HIV, high fuel prices, high unemployment, the worst education system in Asia, rights violations, gangs of terrorists roaming free and economic recovery, just to name a few....
Finally, before mindlessly berating Israel, I think it'd be instructive if Indonesians were to ask themselves what they'd do if a big terror group in Malaysia kidnapped some TNI boys and started launching hundreds of rockets at Medan or Batam killing innocent Indonesian women and children??? And the govt of KL could not (or would not) stop them from doing it?? I want to know. What WOULD Would Indonesia DO?
Just here proffering my pearls to swine, my throat to wolves and my trousers to the flagpole.