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Israelis Getting Screwed Over With a Fake Opposition: The Real Deal on the Fake Yesh”a Council

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There is no more effective way to stifle opposition than setting up your own opposition — something that was done in East Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, and Hungary during the era of Soviet imperial rule there. The government of Israel, which in many ways reflects the culture of Stalinist Russia and the political culture of pre-revolutionary Russia which was shared with the early Zionists who came here a century ago, is following the same instincts as the communists did in setting up their own opposition in Eastern Europe.

Before we get to what is actually going down with respect to the fake opposition and what it really means, let's examine briefly the status of Judea and Samaria under Israeli law. In May 1967, Jordan governed three provinces west of the Jordan River: Nablus in the north, Jerusalem in the center, and Hebron Province in the south. Jerusalem Province included the Old City of Jerusalem and the area immediately to the east of the city, east of the 1949 Armistice Lines, what is now called the Green Line. After the Six Day War in June of that year, the Israeli government pledged to the people of Israel that Jerusalem would never be divided again. The Old City, and a goodly portion of the land east, north, and south of the Old City were annexed to the State of Israel. All of that territory is under the rule of the civilian government of Israel — sort of.

The remaining territory was a problem for the government. They wanted badly to annex the land, but did not want to annex the Arabs living on it. However, Moshe Dayan, by blowing up the bridges linking the territory to Jordan, prevented the Arabs living here from leaving, which is what most of them wanted to do — so the government was stuck with Dayan's stupidity. To make a long story short, the government called together a commission, headed by a man named Meir Shamgar, and he (erroneously) decided that the land was "occupied territory." The Israelis gave the three former Jordanian provinces the title "Administered Territories," and set up a Civil Administration under the aegis of the Security Minister. The laws in the Arab villages, the laws of Jordan, were to remain in force, except for the law banning the sale of land to Jews. For a long time, the Israeli government discouraged Jewish settlement here. Under the premiership of MenaHem Begin, the title "Administered Territories" was replaced with Judea and Samaria, which is what the area really is to us in Israel. But Jewish settlement here was still discouraged.

When the peace treaty with Egypt began to take serious effect, with Israel having to withdraw from the Sinai, Israelis began to look at settling Gaza, Judea, and Samaria very seriously. The huge buffer of the Sinai was no longer available, and suddenly the idea of having a large Jewish population to anchor Gaza, Judea, and Samaria under Israeli control looked a whole lot more attractive. Gush Qatif (the "shoulder bloc") in Gaza was settled first, in the very early '80s. Then in the mid 1980s serious settlement of Judea and Samaria began. Ma'ale Levona, where we live now, was an empty hilltop used by the IDF as a "listening post" to check communications of Arabs in Samaria. Twenty-five years ago, when Ariel, ReHelim, Ma'ale Levona, Shilo, Sh'vut RaHel, and 'Eli were built, this area of Samaria was empty. There were two Arab villages, Sinjil and Turmus Aiye. But because Arabs were hired to build our houses, they built villages for themselves around here too.

The question was, though, "What would be the status of the Jewish villages and towns in Judea and Samaria?" The status decided upon was that they would have internal administrations responsible to regional councils, just as the rest of the country does, but ultimately, the governing authority would be the Security Minister, and the entire area would remain under military rule. For example, we live in the Benyamin Region, whose administrative center is in P'sagot. We get to vote in regional elections for the Benyamin Regional Council as well as Knesset elections on the national level. We do not get to vote for officers for Ma'ale Levona, as we have not officially requested to join the agudá, or community, here. When we are accepted as members of the agudá, we will be entitled to vote for the secretariat that rules the village. Within the village, and the other Jewish villages, Israeli law applies, not Jordanian law. But decisions of the Security Ministry apply here, as they do in all other parts of Judea and Samaria. In other words, the chief executive officer for all of Judea and Samaria is the Security Minister (MK Ehud Barak [Labor]), under the supervision of the Security Cabinet. This is why the recent construction "freeze" was decided upon by the Security Cabinet. In other words, Security Minister Ehud Barak is carrying out a decision of the Security Cabinet.

The Yesh"a Council

The term Yesh"a is a Hebrew acronym, the letters yud, shin, 'ayin being short for yehudá, shomrón, za, Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, which were the three territories under the Civil Administration, which is, as mentioned above, the civilian arm of the military government responsible for governing, Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. When the Jewish residents of Gaza were expelled in 2005, Gazan Jews ceased to be part of the Yesh"a Council – there were no longer any Gazan Jews. But the original name continues to be used anyway.

The "Yesh'a Council" referred to in this article is a government creation. While it is supposed to consist of the mayors of the towns and villages in Judea and Samaria, and a chairman, the chairman gets his checks once a month from Jerusalem (like all government employees), and the mayors and village secretaries all get checks from the Regional Councils; the checks of the chairman says medinát yisraél on it: "State of Israel." The village mayors and secretaries will concentrate on representing their own constituencies, as it is the constituencies who elect them. The chairman is supposed to represent all of Judea and Samaria. In reality, the chairman represents the central government.

It should be borne in mind that it was this "Yesh"a Council" which led — and which then sabotaged — the opposition drive against the expulsion of Jews and the destruction of Gush Qatif four years ago. We'll get back to that in a couple of moments.

As I said, there is nothing like setting up your own opposition. The late Bella Abzug understood this also, and regularly set up and funded opposing candidates in congressional races when she was active in politics.

What's Really Going Down

Remember to keep in mind what I've explained in the above four paragraphs. It will give you all an idea of the limits of Arutz Sheva as a news source as well as clarify for you what is really going down.

According to a recent Arutz Sheva article, the Yesh"a Council has pledged not to cooperate with the government regarding the construction "freeze" in Judea and Samaria. The Yesh"a Council adopted a resolution which called the construction freeze a "declaration of war" on the residents of Judea and Samaria, and which called upon the government to cancel this construction freeze which is so like the "White Paper" the British adopted in 1939, closing the whole country to Jews.

This event occurred Wednesday night (2 December 2009)in the city of Efrat, in Judea. The very next morning (Thursday, 3 December 2009), the Yesh"a Council had been summoned to meet with Netanyahu.

According to the Arutz Sheva article reporting this the Council head, Danny Dayan, and the members of the Council were meeting with Mr. Netanyahu after having sort of refused to meet with Security Minister Ehud Barak on Wednesday night. Sort of refused? Part of the Council did meet with Barak, as his orders affected most of one town, and the mayor of that town was certainly there. Of course, this was not the real news. The real news was buried deep in the article, and reads this way:

Excerpts of what Barak told his visitors: “The settlement blocs [where construction has also been frozen] are an inseparable part of Israel in any future negotiations with the Palestinians… The Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea are areas that are close to my heart… I know that this is a difficult move, but it is critical for the State of Israel today. Our ties and coordination with the U.S. are vital for Israel politically and militarily…

At 15:45 Thursday afternoon (3 December 2009), Arutz Sheva came out with this report on the meeting that the Yesh"a Council members had been summoned to in the morning. This was the headline: Netanyahu to Settlers: Protest, but Abide by Freeze Decision. Go ahead and look at the article — but pay very careful attention to that headline. Arutz Sheva was stating in bold print what the purpose of the Yesh"a Council is — a place to blow off steam while abiding by the law, no matter how illegal or racially prejudicial against Jews that law is. Bear in mind that Arutz Sheva is supposed to be on the side of those of us who live in Judea and Samaria, as opposed to Ha'aretz or Ynet News, media outlets which are opposed to our presence here. There is a real limit that even Arutz Sheva cannot afford to pass, without worrying that the Shaba"k or the Communications Ministry will find some way to shut down their website. As I've stated many times, Israel is not a democracy. It is not a dictatorship, but "rule of law" and "equal application of the law" are concepts unknown to this country.

The Fake Resistance, the Phony "Voice of the People"

Now let's look at how the Yesh"a Council wrecked the resistance to the Gush Qatif expulsion.

Barry Chamish, an investigative reporter who covered this event himself in 2005 and tried to rally residents of Gush Qatif to forcibly and actively resist police and soldiers sent to destroy their homes and ruin their lives, sent me this link to four YouTube videos to help me with this article. I strongly advise you to watch this series of videos. It details how thousands of people were led to resist the expulsion — by the Yesh"a Council — and it details how the Yesh"a Council betrayed the very crusade it spent millions of shekels organizing.

Roughly, the story goes this way. Thousands of people were led down to various points near the Gaza Strip where they would break into the Strip by cutting fences and invading the Strip, flooding it with people, and making it impossible for the army and police units to expel residents of Gush Qatif. And then, as the videos detail, the Yesh"a Council betrayed all of these plans, stonewalling at various points to make the project fail, while marching thousands and thousands of demonstrators around in the wilderness near Gaza.

At the same time, these "leaders" — who drew their salaries from Jerusalem and who got their marching orders from the traitors there — prevented any violent confrontation between the residents being expelled from their homes, and the soldiers and police who did the expelling. The result was a smooth operation, beginning just after Tish'a b'Áv and ending five days later. The government got what it wanted, the Yesh"a Council crowed about a great moral victory — and the residents whom the Yesh"a Council supposedly represented got screwed. They lost their homes, and the majority of them are still internal refugees who have not, and who will not, have their lives made whole by the government that encouraged them to live in the Gaza Strip in the first place.

This act of treason will smear the name of the IDF, the Israel Police, the government, and especially of the Yesh"a Council, until it is rectified.

This is what happens when a government organizes its own opposition. This is how Bella Abzug won term after term in the US congress. This is how Eastern Europe was effectively kept enslaved by Soviet puppets for decades.

Encore! Encore!

It is painful enough writing about this betrayal. But now we see the encore performance, a performance specifically not asked for by the "audience," the Israeli electorate.

The same trash are cheerleading for the bad guys as did in 2005. Ha'aretz, with its whore of an editor, David Landau, who once asked Condaleezza Rice to "rape Israel," ran an editorial Thursday (3 December 2009) entitled "Israel must crack down on settler lawlessness." According to these paragons of righteousness and sanctity,

Only a few kilometers from Tel Aviv, the laws of democracy give way to the law of the jungle. Once again it turns out that only an ultra-thin layer separates the rebels and tree cutters in the illegal outposts from the core of the settler establishment.

That's why the scum who bring the violence of the jungle, the Yassamniks, the Border Patrol, the Israel Police, who all act with all the gentility of apes on a rampage, attack us, brutalize us, and then arrest us for attacking them! And half the time, the scumbag judges of the Hiloní G-d-hating and Torah-hating establishment hold these bastards faultless, and make police volunteers like me feel ashamed of ourselves when we put on a uniform that says "Israel Police" on it.

This is what CAMERA, a watchdog organization that seeks to insure that truth instead of lies are put out about Israel, says about Ha'aretz.

Together with Ha'aretz's like-minded publisher, Amos Shocken, Landau has promoted an extreme political position, characterizing Israel as "apartheid" in both the news and editorial pages. Moreover, a number of the paper's contributors go so far as to participate in radical anti-Israel activity outside the country, and figures such as Danny Rubenstein and Gideon Levy denounce Israel in extreme statements at one-sided United Nations meetings.

The promulgation of the apartheid slander, like Landau's comment to Rice, is part of the use of the paper as a tool to cudgel Israel down Ha'aretz's preferred political path.

So much for the "newspaper" Ha'aretz.

But that's only one side of the club. Then we get to the government organized opposition, the Yesh"a Council. Once again we see it thrusting itself into the fray, pretending to represent the residents of the Jewish towns and villages that dot Judea and Samaria, people who struggle under the constant slander of the so-called "mainstream media" which does whatever it can to smear the good name of the Jews who carry forth the vision of settling the Land. The PA thugs have already signaled Israel that its freeze on construction in Judea and Samaria is pointless. But the government presses on anyway, and even Ha'aretz reports that

Settlement leaders met in Jerusalem last night and expressed satisfaction with what they called "the success of the determined struggle" so far. But after some participants expressed concerns that the struggle might turn violent, they decided to launch an explanatory campaign stressing that activists must not raise their hands against the building inspectors. They also decided to hold a mass demonstration in Jerusalem next Wednesday. [emphasis added]

Here we see the same tactics of non-resistance sabotaging our attempts to stop the illegality of the government ruining our lives, bit by bit, home by home, shekel by shekel.

Barry Chamish, writing on this very topic on Thursday (3 December 2009), sent this e-mail out, his newest piece called "Back", which I quote in part.

The folks who got Gaza Jew-free, are back in the fold, mucking up the latest evacuation. Shall we remind you what they did previously?

I saw a similar performance by Binyamin Region Council head [in 2005], Pinchas Wallerstein. Recall that he stirred a few waves in a proclamation calling for civil disobedience. So we all gathered to hear his plan. Now I lived through a period of civil disobedience and know how it works. In today's Israel, protesters would sit peacefully en masse at the entrance to the Knesset or in roads leading to it, forcing the police to make the first violent moves. Instead of such actions, Wallerstein's plan called for a protest vigil in the park opposite the Knesset. This hopeless action will begin on Monday, Jan. 3 and nobody will watch as a few disheartened suckers freeze in the rain and snow.

It was Wallerstein who sent thousands of Yesha youth to wet, leaky, freezing tents in January to protest for a month outside the Knesset. The result, as anyone could have anticipated, was an utterly futile fiasco which visibly wore down the resistance of the protesters.

Now it was July and he dusted off the same plan in reverse. This time, he would send the protesters marching in near 100 degree heat for two days to break their spirit. And if the day wasn't torturous enough, we were being bitten to shreds by mosquitos at night.

Wallerstein started speaking and he heard disinterested rumbling from the crowd. Quickly, he threw a tantrum, shouting, "Shut up! I'm talking! Pay attention!" This man finally revealed his personal weakness: He is a certifiable nut job.

This is what I'm talking about when I talk about sabotaging a plan of resistance.

Just today, in the mail, I got a message from the Benyamin Regional Council, signed by its present head, Avi Ro'i.

In it he points out the actual nature of the present construction "freeze". It is extensive and thorough. It forbids all work on one's own home, and forbids not only work that is contracted out but work that is done by oneself. In addition, it recites that it supersedes all previous permits obtained from the Regional Councils, the villages, and the Ministry of Security.

Let's use a practical example to illustrate all this. In this village is a home presently owned by the bank — the owner, the one who had the mortgage originally, is sitting in a mental hospital, and the bank has repossessed the house. Let's say my neighbor Haim, who bought the house, wants to commence its repair so that he can live in it.

At this point the house is a fixer-upper. The windows need replacement, the floor needs repair, the electric wiring needs repair, the toilets likely need to be checked if they still work.

According to the government of Israel, under the pressure of the government of the United States, Haim cannot repair that house. He cannot repair it whether he brings in an electrician or does the electric work himself. He cannot either bring in a plumber or repair the plumbing himself from his own research on the Internet.

Needless to say, we will sharply resist this illegal action by the Israeli government, a racist, discriminatory action that is reminiscent of the actions of the Jew-haters in Europe in the way they persecuted Jews in die judenstrasser in Europe. It remains to be seen if the present head of the Benyamin Regional Council will walk the sinful way of his predecessor, PinHas Wallerstein, or not. Acting like a leader and not betraying the trust of one's constituents is a far harder task when you have to lead your flock alone, and those who stand to lead the resistance to the enemy will be alone — in human terms, at least.

If the leaders of the Jewish towns of Judea and Samaria will sell out to the traitors in Jerusalem, we Jews individually will have to fight ourselves.

And we will. We will not get screwed over again.

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About Ruvy

Hi!! Thanks for coming to my article! I was raised in Brooklyn, was graduated from the City University of New York in 1978 with a BA in political science and public administration there. I lived in Minnesota for a number of years. There I managed restaurants and wrote stories. We moved with our children family to Israel where we now reside. My work can be found at Ruvy's Roost, Jewish Indy,, and on Facebook under my full name, Reuven Kossover
  • http://blogcritics.org/writer/dan_miller Dan(Miller)

    Ruvy, I have skimmed your great article, and shall now go back and read it more thoroughly. However, my initial comment is that if impoverished little Honduras can overcome world opinion and the repressive actions by the United States Government, so can Israel.

    I hope; however, there do not seem to have been the divisions in Honduras currently existing in Israel.

    Wishing you a pleasant sabbath,

    Dan(Miller)

  • http://blogcritics.org/writers/christine-lakatos/ Christine

    Ruvy, stopped by to check out your article and say hello. As a person who cares what happens in Israel, I like to know what is going on, however, this is a lengthy piece and since I am a morning person, I will have to read this first thing tomorrow.

    In the meantime…Shalom!

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Dan,

    The “new” State of Israel brings to it divisions and disputes from 2,000 years of exile, disputes that go all the way back to the divisions that were in Judean society when fighting the Romans. This, on top of all the divisions that have developed since makes a very complicated political situation.

    The sources of the present divisions that are most prominent in this article stem from divisions in Polish-Jewish society from over 100 years. Add to them all the divisions of Jewish society, and the divisions in Israeli society, and you have what Israelis call a balagán.

    Christine,

    This is not a pleasant piece to read. It was not a pleasant piece to write, and it details divisions on Jewish society and Israeli society that are unpleasant – divisions that do much to unvarnish the “hava negila” image that one learns as a foreigner.

    Of course, now that we are all “imperialist zionist genocidal baby-killing, ethnic cleansing maniac Jews” who have no sympathy for the greatest martyrs of the 20th and 21st century, “the poor Palestinians,” who is supposed to give a damn, right?

    Try and bear in mind that this article does not have to do with Arabs or our dispute with them.

    Hope to hear your thoughts later today, Christine.

    shavúa tov! – have a good week!

    Ruvy

  • http://blogcritics.org/writers/christine-lakatos/ Christine

    Wow, Ruvy, what a story. Don’t know who you can trust. That makes it even worse.

    I’m a little confused…What is the Yesha council’s motive for this betrayal?

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    UPDATE–UPDATE–UPDATE–UPDATE–UPDATE–UPDATE–UPDATE–UPDATE–UPDATE–UPDATE

    We see what the open enemy of the Jewish people in Israel does in this update. The question is what the hidden enemies – the Shaba”k agents and people who are paid by the government to be agents provocateurs are doing to sabotage the efforts to resist this illegal building freeze.

    Continuing violence in Samaria as police attack Jews to the applause of Arabs.

    Units of the goon squad of the Israel Police, Yassa”m, attacked residents of Kedumim Sunday morning, and beat up demonstrators, Arutz Sheva reported today. There is a video to be watched along with the report.

    From the article:

    The inspectors were accompanied by special Yassam unit police officers, who reportedly used strong violence to disperse the protestors. The Yassamnikim hit the town’s mayor, Chananel Durani, and his deputy, eyewitnesses say, and threw young girls on the street, as seen on the video above.

    The inspectors ultimately succeeded in entering the town, where they placed the stop-work orders and quickly left. Their cars were pelted with eggs and other objects, courtesy of the residents.

    The Shomron Residents Committee reports that on their way to Kedumim, the forces drove through three nearby Arab villages – Funduk, Haja, and Kadoum – places that the army generally considers too dangerous to enter in order to apprehend terrorists or confiscate weapons.

    To the Jewish residents’ horror, they learned that the Arab residents applauded as the convoy of forces drove through.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Christine,

    I’m a little confused…What is the Yesha council’s motive for this betrayal?

    I cannot put my finger upon the motive. This I do not know specifically. Money – bribes being paid extra to betray one’s neighbors – is one probable motive. Corrupt behavior – and the knowledge of the Shaba”k of this corrupt behavior – is another. And there certainly has been plenty of corruption in the way many things have been handled here in Samaria.

    Once, I saw one of the residents of this village showing some non-religious Jews around, pointing various things out. I looked at his face – only one emotion registered there – guilt.

    Draw your own conclusions.

  • http://blogcritics.org/writer/dan_miller Dan(Miller)

    Ruvy,

    I suspect that you may read this with as much envy as I did.

    Dan(Miller)

  • http://www.leavingthelandofwoo.com Bob Lloyd

    If you acknowledge that the land on which the settlements were being built is of disputed ownership (and that it’s not something that Israel can declare unilaterally), much of the argument of the article disappears. Instead of being a betrayal, it seems to be the Israeli government responding rationally to international calls to respect internationally agreed boundaries. You might disagree with the existing government’s response to those calls, but given that the land is disputed, halting settlements seems the least that Israel should be doing.

    Even if you disagree with the politics of the Israeli government, you can see that halting the settlement programme is a minimum for establishing any kind of negotiated agreement with the Palestinians and the old US pattern of massive funding of the Israeli military can’t lead to a long-term solution. By contrast, the continuation of the settlement programme will ensure conflict with the Palestinians for generations to come. In that situation, it’s hard to see why such a government move should be seen as a betrayal. It’s actually a long-overdue recognition that its land claims are disputed and need negotiated resolution.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Batya Medad, who lives a couple of villages away from me in Shiló, wrote this piece, one that tracks with mine, but is much shorter.

    From her blog-post:

    Barak used that dangerous term to describe the decision, “unilateral.”

    Barak, meanwhile, said at a closed meeting at his ministry in Tel Aviv, “We are talking about a unilateral step, at the government’s initiative, which has been coordinated with the United States, with the intention of advancing the diplomatic process with the Palestinians.”

    That means that we get nothing for it. And Israel has tried that method with one consistent result every time. It has only made things worse, more terrorism and more death and destruction for Israelis.

    Binyamin Netanyahu and family may be occupying the Prime Minster’s Residence, but our government’s policies are from Ehud Barak, whose Labor Party received very few votes. I’d say that we’ve been had, bamboozled, conned!

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    If you acknowledge that the land on which the settlements were being built is of disputed ownership…

    This is what I said: The remaining territory was a problem for the government. They wanted badly to annex the land, but did not want to annex the Arabs living on it. However, Moshe Dayan, by blowing up the bridges linking the territory to Jordan, prevented the Arabs living here from leaving, which is what most of them wanted to do — so the government was stuck with Dayan’s stupidity. To make a long story short, the government called together a commission, headed by a man named Meir Shamgar, and he (erroneously) decided that the land was “occupied territory.”

    I never acknowledged anything. I recited what occurred – and made sure to include my opinion on it – an opinion that has plenty of backing.

  • http://www.leavingthelandofwoo.com Bob Lloyd

    [They wanted badly to annex the land, but did not want to annex the Arabs living on it.]

    Precisely Ruvy. They wanted the land and not the occupants! You seem to think it was a mistake that the Arabs weren’t given a way off their own land, but surely the question is why should they have been pushed off it in the first place?

    You always seem to start from the assumption that Israel has a right to the land owned by the Arabs – that is contested. Israel doesn’t have any right to push Arabs off their land. Your complaint about the government not making it easy, or forcing settlers to conform to government decision, seems pretty groundless.

    You elect a government to make such decisions and the fact that they are actually taking steps to prevent settlement (despite allowing others to continue) is surely to be welcomed by anyone who wants to see a negotiated settlement with the Palestinians.

    The Palestinians will surely get a raw deal in any settlement though. Can you really see Israel agreeing to the right of return for all those families who were forcibly ejected from their homes and forced to live in refugee camps?

    It hard for me to understand, Ruvy, why you are so vitriolic in condemning those who are making such a tiny step in the direction of listening to international opinion. The Arabs do have rights, they do own land, they were forcibly removed from it to make room for Jewish settlements. That is exactly the same as the apartheid regime in South Africa, and deserves the same condemnation.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    I start from the assumption that the Convention in San Remo on 24-25 April 1920, the one that defined the Palestine Mandate – and its borders gives the Jewish People and its representatives permanent and total sovereignty forever over all the territory between the Jordan and the Mediterranean de minimis. Resident Arabs have civil rights in this territory (i.e the right to fair trial, equal application of law, taxes fairly and honestly collected, freedom of speech and the press), they have the right to own land, they have the right to worship freely – but they do not have political rights in this land. That is international law as decided by the powers that stripped Turkey of sovereignty of this land in 1920, and it is the only comprehensive document in international law that deals with this piece of land. So, therefore the decision taken by the Shamgar Commission of 1968 was erroneous, an action based on ignorance.

    As for “international opinion”, it is worthless. “International opinion”, after all, didn’t give a damn when the Nazis murdered us off, nor did it give a damn when Jews were locked in ghettos in Europe, nor did it give a damn when Jews were denied their rights all over the Arab world and attacked there, nor does it give a damn today when Jews are attacked for who they are in that huge graveyard of Jewry, Europe, nor does it give a damn at the hatred and lies and genocidal teachings designed to murder us off. Put differently, international law, which is what I stand on has to be backed up against the savages of Europe, America and Arabia by our nukes and our faith in G-d.

    If I hold you and your views in contempt, it is because you’ve earned it the old fashioned way – you’ve worked for it. And since it is MY land, and not yours to give away, your interference in our affairs here is viewed by me and those who agree with me – and we are many in this country – as an act of war. The day will come when it will be treated that way as well.

    Let’s put it this way, Robert, so it is clear in your mind. Rachel Corrie, a stupid American mall rat who was propagandized to hate her won country as well as mine, interfered in our affairs. She died for that interference, and she deserved to die. Her parents shame her memory, and shame themselves by pursuing the same interference, deluding themselves that they raised a martyr.

    The man who tells you this is the father of two young men who know to respect you and your country, and who were raised to do so – something you obviously do not know how to do.

  • http://ruvysroost.blogspot.com Ruvy

    Those of you who continuously whine of the “poor Palestinians” – and those of you who honestly believe in the reconciliation of ALL the Children of Abraham – need to watch this video and learn from this Arab’s words.