The Elder of Ziyon has a piece today entitled, The inner syntax of Ha'aretz encouraging Arab terrorism, in which he points out that Ha'aretz columnist, the insidious Amira Hass, not only justifies Arabs throwing stones at Jews, but even thinks this kind of "resistance" should be taught in Palestinian-Arab schools. She writes:
Throwing stones is the birthright and duty of anyone subject to foreign rule. Throwing stones is an action as well as a metaphor of resistance. ...This is two year old Adele Biton who is fighting for her life in the hospital because Palestinian-Arabs were exercising their "birthright."
Often hurling stones is borne of boredom, excessive hormones, mimicry, boastfulness and competition. But in the inner syntax of the relationship between the occupier and the occupied, stone-throwing is the adjective attached to the subject of “We’ve had enough of you, occupiers.”
Even if it is a right and duty, various forms of steadfastness and resisting the foreign regime, as well as its rules and limitations, should be taught and developed. Limitations could include the distinction between civilians and those who carry arms, between children and those in uniform, as well as the failures and narrowness of using weapons.
It would make sense for Palestinian schools to introduce basic classes in resistance...So why are such classes absent from the Palestinian curriculum? Part of the explanation lies with the opposition of the donor states and Israel’s punitive measures. But it is also due to inertia, laziness, flawed reasoning, misunderstanding and the personal gains of some parts of society. In fact the rationale for the existence of the Palestinian Authority engendered one basic rule in the last two decades − adaptation to the existing situation. Thus, a contradiction and a clash have been created between the inner syntax of the Palestinian Authority and that of the Palestinian people.
The Elder notes something that I have been pointing out for a long time. Throwing stones at Jews did not start in 1948 or 1967. No. Stoning Jews is a long-standing Arab hobby that has been ongoing for centuries.
In former times--and in remote places even today--it was common for Muslim schoolboys to stone Jews. When the Turks conquered Yemen in 1872, an envoy was sent from the Chief Rabbi of Istanbul to inquire what grievance the Yemenite Jews had against their neighbors. It is indicative that the first thing of which they complained was this molestation by the schoolboys. But when the Turkish Governor asked an assembly of notables to stop this nuisance,there arose an old doctor of Muslim law and explained that this stone-throwing at Jews was an age-old custom (in Arabic 'Ada) and therefore it was unlawful to forbid it.An age-old Arab custom.
Ha'aretz needs to be boycotted and Hass needs to be fired.
I can't even believe it. Here we have an (unfortunately) well-respected Israeli newspaper actually publishing an opinion piece in which the columnist, a Jew herself, claims that Arabs stoning Jews is something respectable and positive.
Tell me, how nauseating is that?
Talk about Jewish Stockholm Syndrome!
In truth, I could hardly be more disgusted and revolted and just plain pissed-off.