Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Arab-Israel Conflict in a Nutshell

Michael L.

Or Sasson
I am astonished, and vaguely disgusted, to find myself in praise of Ha'aretz.

Given the prominence of anti-Zionist Jewish journalists on the payroll, such as Gideon Levy and Amira Hass, it is not very often that I drop into that little neck of the universe.


There it was.

A pro-Israel / pro-Jewish article in Ha'aretz - of all places - discussing anti-Jewish Arab racism in the Olympics.

As anyone who follows the Long Arab War Against the Jews knows, the basis of the conflict is centuries' long, Koranically-based Arab-Muslim contempt for the Jewish people.

And just a little bit of that contempt was expressed by Egyptian judoka, Islam el-Shehaby, when he refused to shake the hand of the victor in his match, Israeli-Jewish judoka, Or Sasson, or even bow to him at the beginning of the match.

Here it is:

Writing in Ha'aretz, David Rosenberg tells us:
For the IOC, Shehaby's bad behavior was “contrary to the rules of fair play and against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic Values,” but nothing more. For the media, the affair was another instance of Middle East tensions boiling over into the Olympics, like the Lebanese team refusing to let Israeli athletes board the same bus, and unconfirmed reports that Saudi judoka Joud Fahmy forfeited a match to avoid fighting an Israeli in the next round...

a search of Olympic snubs comes up with zero incidents apart from Arabs dissing Israelis... 
There are no cases of Israelis dissing Arabs, and none of Yemenis insulting the Saudis who are bombing their country. There are no protests against the Syrians who are, with the help of their Arab brothers, slaughtering each other. Nor are there incidents between Iran or Russia, who are both playing a key role in the Syrian bloodbath, with anyone in the Arab world.
The Egyptians, the Lebanese, and probably the Saudi athlete, as well.

People seem to believe that the grounding of the conflict between Arabs and Jews (or is it Muslims and Jews?) is due to Jewish misbehavior toward Arabs within, and around, Israel.

This is false.

A single honest glance of the history of the Jewish minority under thirteen centuries of Arab-Muslim imperial rule in the Middle East would automatically rule out such a conclusion by any fair interlocutor.


  1. Rosenberg's article is code for his own regret that Jew haters denied themselves the divine destiny of crushing the hated Jews fair and square in competition as is the Ha'aretz doctrine. Anyone at Ha'aretz celebrate Israel's actual victories? Or was it endless agitprop about the 'palestinian' team denied its opportunity by the nefarious occupiers?

  2. Sort of like a previous Olympic host who made a point of shaking the hand of every gold medal winner, that is until one athlete shattered his conviction in his race's supremacy by winning a gold medal

  3. Did Ha'aretz suddenly become a "baal tshuva"?!... Quite the opposite... They simply couldn't let this (a clear case of antisemitism) pass by without a comment... It would ruin their claim that they're just another Zionist voice...

  4. Can Jews learn something from Captain Kirk?

    Captain James T. Kirk said:

    “We do not negotiate with those who
    threaten our lives or the lives of others.”

    SOURCE: Star Trek: Savage Trade (chapter 17, bottom of page 303) by Tony Daniel, 2015, Pocket Books, New York, ISBN: 9781476765501 ISBN: 1476765502

    PLEASE help SUE the terrorists in court:

    www dot IsraelLawCenter dot org

    www dot TheLawFareProject dot org


  5. This is entirely off-topic, but I'm listening to the old Moody Blues song featured on the upper right and it puts me to mind of an old professor who told us that music is almost always about sex.

    That's fairly obvious, but he went on to suggest that one of the primary differences between classical music and contemporary rock-n-roll is that classical music slowly builds to a crescendo in the way that normal human relations tend to slowly build toward a crescendo.

    Traditionally, of course, with marriage.

    In rock-n-roll, he went on to say, it's all crescendo all the time.

    "I'm just a singer in a rock-n-roll band!"

    Certainly this tune - and it's a terrific song to my ear - is, aside from the drum intro that builds, pure crescendo.

    I'm just acknowledging the obvious.


    1. Yes. When radio stations have a time limit for a single, it's best to get right to the point. Of course, there are other reasons.