Monday, April 1, 2013

A Baby is Stoned for Being an "Occupier"

The "occupation" terminology has lethal results.

A two-year-old Jewish girl named Adele, who lives in the "settlement" of Ariel, is fighting for her life, and her mother and two sisters are severely injured. The truck driving in front of the Bitons was attacked with stones during Palestinian Arab riots that erupted in Judea and Samaria ahead of Obama’s visit. The driver stopped short and Adele's mother, whose vision was blocked by the width of the truck, hit the back of the vehicle.

A week earlier, an old Israeli man was shot near Kedumim.

In 2011, Asher Palmer and his infant son Yonatan were killed when their car overturned after being pelted with boulders.

The Fogel family is already legend in the pantheon of Israel's victims of terrorism.

Who is responsible for this? The Western "symbolic violence against the Jews" is to blame, as Shmuel Trigano called it in a recent essay. The Israelis must be burn in effigy, he said, before being physically slaughtered on the streets.

The same week as the terror attack against the Bitons, a 8,000-word New York Times magazine cover story justified Palestinian Arab terrorism and called for another Intifafa.

“If there is a third Intifada, we want to be the ones who started it: One village in the West Bank tests the limits of unarmed resistance”.

The NYT's abominable cover shows the faces of eight Palestinian residents involved in the Nabi Saleh's false myth, which presents the Palestinian Intifada as a battle between IDF soldiers and Arab kids. The goal of the 8,000-word article is to angelize and exculpate Arab terrorism and stimulate the ever increasing Arab expectations. After all, weren't these Arabs just fighting against "the occupation"? Weren't they?

Palestinian apologists and their supporters at the New York Times like to assert that such horrific acts are desperate expressions of “frustration” against Israel’s policies.

But today, 97% of the Arabs living in Judea and Samaria are governed by the Palestinian Authority. In practical terms, they manage their own lives independently. The Palestinian Arabs have a parliament and government, voted in by the Palestinian electorate in elections.

As a new Yesha's booklet prepared for Obama's visit explains, the Arab residents of Judea and Samaria carry an orange identity card with the emblem of the PA on it. They can be issued a Palestinian passport, receive a driver’s license from the Palestinian Ministry of Transportation, send their children to Palestinian-run schools, receive medical treatment from the Palestinian health-care system, be sentenced by or receive legal aid from the PA judicial system, and also acquire building permits in Areas A and B from the Palestinian Housing Ministry.

They lack authority in only two areas: security and foreign affairs, because if granted to the Palestinians, these powers would specifically endanger Israeli civilians.

Another example of symbolic violence against the Jews is the elevation of the assassin of Israeli minister Rehavam Zeevi by the French mayor of Bezons, the latest proof of Europe’s self professed anti-Semitism. Another example is Europe’s boycott of Israeli goods (why didn't Shimon Peres, in his recent address to the Europan Parliament, criticize the racist policy promoted by Europe’s governments?).

By far the worst is Barack Obama's speech in Jerusalem, where he spoke in front of an idiotic Israeli parterre: “See the world through the eyes of Palestinians”. And "peace must not be made through occupation".

This is Obama's carte blanche to murder the Jews. What will be the effect of Obama’s words in the mind of an Arab in Nablus and Gaza? It is an invitation to “liberate” the territory stolen by the Jews. Obama said it clearly: for him, there is no Eretz Israel.

It was explained to the Israeli judges by Akim Awad, the Arab who slaughtered the Fogels in Itamar: "I am a person like you, I have no mental condition, I never had a serious illness. My only illness is the Israeli occupation".

When these five Jews from the same Israeli family were killed in their own beds, a famous Italian priest, Mario Cornioli, wrote - immediately after the massacre - a subliminal justification of the killings: "What is Itamar? An illegal Israeli colony built on stolen land". This is also what Obama said in Jerusalem.

Adopting tactics reminiscent of the way some anti-Semitic regimes abroad handled their Jewish problem, Obama has targeted the "settlers" as a group, as a dangerous "other", charging them with being "violent".

Israeli writer and Holocaust survivor Aharon Appelfeld begins his story "Badenheim 1939" thus: “Spring returned to Badenheim. Bells were ringing in the country church near the town, and primeval shadows drew back into the forest”. The primeval shadows of hatred linger in the forests, while the bells of denial are ringing out their silence across Europe and the West.

The New York Times’ publications, the European Union’s protocols and Barack Obama’s rhetoric, which all together foment the blood libel and the dark lie of the occupation, must be denounced for what these really are: a burlesque masquerade of anti-Semitism which is meant to facilitate the killing of the Jews.

It is symbolic violence against Israel which opens the doors to real violence. That’s why a little Israeli girl named Adele Biton is now fighting for her life. Because this victim of terror has been turned into a "symbol of occupation".

It is the West which arms the Palestinian hand. But it is the Israeli establishment that helps anti-Semites drown the Jews in this dark lake of lies.

I saw too many compliant, awkward and pleased Jewish faces - just happy to be invited - while Obama was indicting Israel's name in front of the world.


Here is one of the comments under the article:
8. He's right, you know.  
Obama COULD have said, "Look at the world through the Jews' eyes: persecuted by Christians since the death of Jesus, persecuted by Muslims since the days of Muhamed and Khaiber, persecuted by the Nazis, and now again persecuted by Arabs for living in their ancestral homeland, where they have had a continuous presence for over 3,000 years. The Jews have always been the convenient (and weak) scapegoat for the world's ills. No more. Today's Arabs will just have to wake up- and deal with reality.  
David, Hartford USA (24/3/13)


  1. "I am a person like you, I have no mental condition, I never had a serious illness. My only illness is the Israeli occupation".

    NO you are not a person like me. I am not a baby murdering bastard. Fuck you and all savages like you.

    1. Jeebus, Doodad,

      don't you know that when a Jihadi seeks to chop the head off of a three month old baby girl to call him a "savage" is considered racist?

      Where have you been, dude?

    2. Anyone who calls me a racist for that can kiss my tush. Or kiss their favorite Jihadi.

    3. Right on Jay. Solidarity like that I can get behind. I'm a little wired up right now over all this stuff. Just found out the University has posted an armed guard to shadow my eldest daughter at work cause some weirdo just paroled murderer has developed an unhealthy fetish about her after she interviewed him for the program she oversees/teaches. She reported it but the admin screwed up and let him enroll before his parole officer expressed concern. I'm messed up about it and on edge so I may sound a bit more severe than normal...if that is even possible.

    4. Shit, man. Sorry to hear that. Don't even know what to say, but at least they're aware of the problem. For whatever little comfort that may be worth, I suppose...

    5. Thanks. Always something it seems. What a wacky world sometimes.

  2. And let's not forget what the Gaza barbarians did after the murder of the Fogels:

    "Gaza residents from the southern city of Rafah hit the streets Saturday to celebrate the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Itamar where five family members were murdered in their sleep, including three children.

    Residents handed out candy and sweets, one resident saying the joy “is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank.”,7340,L-4041106,00.html

    Let us NEVER forget this.

  3. Who do Palestinians want to elect? A guy doing 5 freaking life terms!!!!

    " The poll showed that if Barghouti ran today against Haniyeh, he would receive the support of 60% of voters as opposed to 33% for the latter.

    If presidential elections were between three - Abbas, Barghouti and Haniyeh, the jailed Fatah leader would receive the largest percentage [38%] followed by Haniyeh [31%] and Abbas [26%]."

    There is something SERIOUSLY wrong with these people.

  4. Anti-Zionism is the chief present-day justification for the murder of Jews. That is why I hold that the Jewish State has the right and duty to abduct anyone engaged in anti-Zionist activity, try them in the High Court and execute them for the crime of genocide or accessory thereto.

    1. Though I would stop at permanent denial-of-entry into Israel for any foreigner who engages in 'anti-Zionist' activities, at least you're honest about where you stand. Unlike the antisemitic anti-Zionists, whose advocated outcome can only result in war and genocide in the real world. If those 'mere anti-Zionists' (wink wink) would just be honest, and admit that what they truly support and wish for is war and genocide, I'd at least respect them a little bit.

    2. Anti-Zionism is essentially the new antisemitism. They can put all the lipstick on that pig they want to, it doesn't change a thing.

    3. Anti-Zionism is what the virus of anti-Semitism has morphed into over the decades.

      I always find it deeply ironic that your average progressive-left anti-Zionist would agree that generation upon generation, century upon century, the Jews have been unjustly accused of all sorts of crimes and unjustly punished for those false accusations.

      Except for this one!

      This generation we actually do deserve whatever beating we get from the majority population.

      It's so rich.

      On, and needless to say, I disagree with you, Zion.

      Israel cannot just go around sweeping up anti-Zionists!


      What are they going to do, swoop into UCAL Irvine and abduct the entire Muslim Student Association?

    4. "Israel cannot just go around sweeping up anti-Zionists!"

      Oh, if you're talking about the operative difficulties in bringing all the anti-Zionists to justice, then no argument there, it could be a tad impossible. I was thinking about just the most high-profile ones, to set an example. Actually I think fixing the worldwide media outlets (to cease and desist from their anti-Israel bias) is the most important.

      But most of all it was the moral point of view I wanted to bring up here. There are those who think anti-Zionism is just another competitor on the marketplace of ideas, and therefore it should be protected as free speech; what I was hinting at, in the spirit of Giulio Meotti's article, is that that simply ain't so: Anti-Zionism isn't just a disliked but harmless idea, it something that gets Jews murdered, which is reason enough why it's worthy of being stamped out, no matter if that can be practically achieved or not.

    5. When people promote 'anti-Zionism,' what they're advocating is for the violent destruction* of an extant country, and against the national self-determination of the Jewish people. Alone against all peoples of the world, because even though some claim to oppose all forms of nation-states, I have yet to see any of those people focus like a laser on, say, erasing Greece or France (or even the United States - why don't these 'anti-Zionists' start right here at home, eh?) from the map as soon as possible.

      'Anti-Zionism' is as clear-cut a case of violent bigotry as could ever possibly exist.

      When a non-Jewish person declares themselves to be an 'anti-Zionist,' they are declaring themselves to be nothing more than a viciously bigoted advocate of war and potential genocide.

      I am not a religious scholar (nor am I religious in any way), so I will choose to not weigh in on anti-Zionist Jewish sects, but I will certainly not defend them either.

      So even though if not on your tactics (I do not support capital punishment in any way, shape or form), at least let the record reflect that I do fully agree with your assessment of 'anti-Zionists,' ziontruth.


      *Just like any other country, let alone one which will soon turn 65 years old, the continued existence of Israel is not a matter up for debate; and even if it somehow was, it's not like the Knesset will meet next week to discuss the merits of any given random Daily Kos diary, and potentially vote on disbanding itself. So let's be real here. 'Anti-Zionists' are calling for war on the Jewish people, and at the very least, would not mind genocide if that is what it takes to accomplish their goal.

    6. " I will choose to not weigh in on anti-Zionist Jewish sects, but I will certainly not defend them either."

      If you're talking about the Ultra-Orthodox, with most of them "anti-Zionism" is really a misnomer for anti-secularism; most of them, at least in Israel, are tacitly reconciled to the fact that HaShem saw it fit to renew Jewish political sovereignty before bringing Mashiah ben David, but they don't accept a State of the Jews not ruled by Jewish Law.

      The Satmarers and the Neturei Karta stand out among the Ultra-Orthodox for being opposed to the Jewish State even were it ruled by Jewish Law; they say any renewal of Jewish political sovereignty by human hands is blasphemous. For them, the label of anti-Zionism truly fits, and it also explains why they get on with the hard-Leftist and Islamic anti-Zionist so well, despite the seeming contradiction (IOW, it's an unholy alliance).

      Me, I'm among the crocheted-skullcaps, the Nationalist-Religious or Religious Zionists. In general, we tend to relate to the question of Jewish governance with the attitude of "All in HaShem's good time," just so long as the Jewish nation-state fulfills the duty of populating the Land of Israel with Jews. Which is, sadly, why there's been a widening rupture between my group and the government in the past two decades, and especially after August 2005.

    7. Yes, I was referring to those two groups.

      Unlike the Islamists, BDSers and assorted other useful idiot antisemites at places like Daily Kos, these people obviously don't hate Jews qua Jews, so they don't fit into the antisemitic anti-Zionist category (even if they do often make common cause with those who do). I suppose it's ultimately probably a distinction without a difference, but it's one I at least try to recognize every time I speak on the subject.

      For whatever that's worth.

  5. By the way... so we're not supposed to mind that Barack Obama delivered his Ramallah remarks beneath a picture of Yassir Arafat?

    Am I to understand that even most American Jewish supporters of Israel do not mind?

    Symbolism counts, ladies and gents.

  6. Will any of our self-proclaimed 'pro-Palestinian' (wink wink) friends call out Hamas' Apartheid policies this time?

    Apartheid Gaza is just zippety-doo-da-dandy with certain 'progressive peace activists,' as long as Jews can't somehow be blamed, I guess...

  7. And here we go again...

    "Two rockets fired from the central Gaza Strip at Israel on Tuesday afternoon, the first such attack in some two weeks.

    One rocket landed in an open area in the Eshkol area close to the fence with Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces said. A second rocket landed inside Gaza.

    I'm sure these were simply meant to deliver notes of love to the people of Israel, however. And the vicious Islamophobic Western media will surely be all over this, attacking the peaceful Gazans as they always so unfairly do in the minds of those who reside in Anti-Zionist La-La Land.

  8. This is why I refuse to lend legitimacy to the term 'Palestinian' which is as made up as Disney World.