I was appalled and horrified by the massacre of Jews in Mumbai in November, the first time ever that Jews had been killed in India merely for being Jews. And now I am equally appalled and horrified by the massacres being committed by the Israeli state in Gaza.
Given the timing of the Israeli attack on what has been the large ghetto known as the Gaza Strip, it has to be surmised that the Bush Administration knew of this beforehand, and, if the transition has been as smooth as it is said to be, that President-elect Obama had known of it too.
Ironically enough, Hasidic Jews, like those who died in the Mumbai massacre, tend to be bitter critics of Israel, and so, probably of the Israeli assault on Gaza.
Subroto Roy, Kolkata