Friday, March 1, 2013

You can take the Jew out of the ghetto, but can you take the ghetto out of the Jew?

Mike L.

For those of you who do not know, NormanF is a balls-to-the-wall supporter of the Jewish State of Israel who has, on occasion, dropped by Israel Thrives.  This is just a quick note to say that I am pleased that someone of Martin Sherman's stature has mentioned this commenter by name in a Jerusalem Post Op-Ed entitled, Into the Fray: Surrendering sovereignty – again.

The Op-Ed is concerned with the fact that Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch "is contemplating the participation of an international investigator in the inquest regarding Arafat Jaradat, the Palestinian detainee, who died in Israeli custody, after being arrested for hurling stones and a Molotov cocktail at Israeli troops."

Sherman thinks that this sets a dangerous precedent and undermines Israeli sovereignty.

Concerning our friend NormanF he writes:
While the government seems oblivious to the impact its response to the demands in the Jadarat affair could have on the nation’s sovereign status, the same certainly cannot be said of the general public or at least segments thereof – such as readers of the Post...

And finally, NormanF: “The Israeli government’s default mode is to surrender to Arab blackmail, threats and intimidation. It can’t say “no” and uphold Jewish sovereignty... Any other country on earth would never accept for themselves the “international observer” nonsense Aharonovitch peddled before the Knesset. It would reject outright all attempts to compromise its independence. What his statement proved again in the face of escalating global anti-Semitism, is that its easy to take the Jew out of the ghetto but its very difficult to take the ghetto out of the Jew!”
I couldn't agree more.


  1. This sounds familiar. For instance, recently it was demanded of me that I respond to a ridiculous attack upon my character only in my inquisitor's terms.

    Unlike that person and his friends, I don't play dhimmi.

    So I declined.

    Israel should agree to "international investigators" only after every other country in the world also submits to same, including her racist apartheid Arab neighbors. I sure hope they do not fall for this.

  2. Israel: on permanent triple probation. Enough already.

  3. Israel is the George McFly of nation-states. He can take the Biff Tannens of the world out with a good punch in the face, but first he needs to get over his lack of confidence ("They're bigger than me").