Holy Land Foundation VERDICT: to "say true" does not "make true"
Are the Daughters of Zion rejoic[ing] greatly? (Zechariah 9:9)
They might well be. The guilty verdicts in the Holy Land Foundation trial are a gift for the daughters of Zion. But the jury's saying their decision is true (verdict comes from Old French, ver - "true," plus dire - "to say") does not make it true.
We Americans have now stooped so low as to condemn American citizens for seeking to give food to the hungry, to provide something to drink for the thirsty, to welcome the stranger, to give clothing to the naked, to provide care for the sick, and to minister to those in prison.
Purely at the behest of the State of Israel, we have condemned these good men and the tens of thousands of Muslim Americans who gave their resources to provide for their sisters and brothers in Palestine.
The State of Israel was founded in violence, established in ethnic cleansing, and in terror and occupation has nearly completed its obliteration of any hope for a homeland for the Palestinian people, and the United States "justice" system operates as an arm of that regime of terror. Yes, I might as well go completely over the top and say what I think: mene, mene, tekel, parsin. America will be "weighed on the scales and found wanting." (Daniel 5)
Ah, you destroyer, who yourself have not been destroyed;
you treacherous one, with whom no one has dealt treacherously!
When you have ceased to destroy, you will be destroyed;
and when you have stopped dealing treacherously,
you will be dealt with treacherously. . . .
Listen! the valiant cry in the streets;
the envoys of peace weep bitterly. (Isaiah 33)