If one believes that kind of tripe?
Just another day for the Israeli extremists-
Just another day in Israel. That "free" and "open society". The only "democracy" in the middle east? Being a typical western nation, a nation of consummate hypocrites the hue and outcry is only due to the fact the extremists attacked a young Israeli child.
Make no mistake the fanatics have attacked others before, verbally and physically.
But these attacks have been on the "gentiles" or the Palestinians
Recall innumerable attacks on mosques, olive groves, Palestinian Children...
Recall a settler hitting Palestinian children with vehicle, with malicious intent?
The Israeli car driven by David Be'eri, the leader of hardline Elad organization trying to ILLEGALLY settle Jews in Silwan, (steal land) charged a group of Palestinian kids, hitting one boy full on and throwing another off his feet. The driver was of course released on bail.
If anyone has any information on whether or not the charges were simply dropped I would like to know? The eight year old child hit by the settler died later of his injuries.
Then there was this attack: Some of you may recall the attack on a female reporter from Australia? Because she used a tape recorder!
These attacks don't give the Israeli's or their government much of a pause for thought.
"Suddenly the crowd turned on me, screaming in my face. Dozens of angry men began spitting on me.
I found myself herded against a brick wall as they kept on spitting - on my face, my hair, my clothes, my arms.
It was like rain, coming at me from all directions - hitting my recorder, my bag, my shoes, even my glasses.
Big gobs of spit landed on me like heavy raindrops. I could even smell it as it fell on my face.
Somewhere behind me - I didn't see him - a man on a stairway either kicked me in the head or knocked something heavy against me.
I wasn't even sure why the mob was angry with me. Was it because I was a journalist? Or a woman? Because I wasn't Jewish in an Orthodox area? Was I not dressed conservatively enough?
In fact, I was later told, it was because using a tape-recorder is itself a desecration of the Shabbat even though I'm not Jewish and don't observe the Sabbath."
Finally however, the religious fanatics have taken it to far? Maybe?
Fury at ultra-Orthodox Jews after girl abused
"Ultra-Orthodox men and boys from stringent sects have hurled rocks and eggs at the police and journalists, shouting ''Nazis'' at the security forces and assailing women reporters with epithets like ''whore'' and ''shikse'', a derogatory Yiddish term for a non-Jewish woman or girl."
"Naama, (the 8 year old girl), had become terrified of walking to her primary school in Beit Shemesh, a Jewish city between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, after ultra-Orthodox men spat on her, insulted her and called her a prostitute because her modest dress did not adhere exactly to their more rigorous dress code."These people spat on an 8 year old and called her a prostitute?
Humbly, my opinion is that none of this outcry over an attack on an Israeli child by Israeli's will change anything. Israel as a nation is far to filled with extremists and extremism. Not entirely. But largely. The extremism is created through the use of manipulation (propaganda) employed by the Israeli government and Israel's media. Of course religion plays a huge, huge role!
These religious extremists are needed and used by the Israeli government for exactly the actions they are undertaking. The need them to steal land from the Palestinians. The settlers were brought into Israel from other nations to do their duty. As their "God" has required of them.
The Nightmare is Now Israel's Too-
Extremist Israeli settlers have recently turned some of their manic wrath on their own government alongside the ever escalating violence against the Palestinians.
The two cannot be compared in terms of magnitude, but the fact that the nightmare Israel had intended solely for the purpose of running the Palestinians off their land has turned on them is an ironic twist nonetheless.
What sets these fresh attacks on Israeli targets apart from the traditional Palestinian assaults is that Palestinians expect this from settlers. Israelis do not. Palestinians are very aware that the settlers have been allowed to squat on Palestinian land with the official seal of approval from the Israeli government. While the most extreme settlers believe Palestine has been given to the Jews by God, Israeli politicians such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have far less “holy” intentions. For these guys it’s all about expansion, taking land and ridding the “land of Israel” of as many Palestinians as possible.
For years, the method worked like a charm. Israel brought in scores of immigrants who strongly believed that Palestine was theirs and planted them smack in the middle of Palestinian populations. Thousands of acres of land were stolen right under Palestinian owners’ noses for home constructions, settlement infrastructure and, more recently, the separation wall, which was designed in order to protect these illegal settlements. What was worse, the structures came with less than friendly neighbors too.
However, Israel’s government ploy, manifested in the settlers did not pan out exactly as its leaders envisioned. Extremism festered and the end result has been settler groups that will fight the Israeli army tooth and nail before an outpost is removed. Last week, the so-called Hilltop Youth raided the Jordan-Israel border in protest of what they thought was Jordan’s interference in matters concerning the “Temple Mount”, taking over churches there until the embarrassed Israeli military came and kicked them out. Earlier that day, settlers attacked an Israeli army base, pelting their own soldiers with rocks, in protest of a settlement outpost evacuation.
If anything good is to come out of this horrible violence, it would be that Israel and those who support it realize that nothing positive can ever come of illegal settlements on Palestinian land. We have been saying it for ages. The international community has adhered to this opinion as well along with international law that deems their presence illegal and illegitimate. But no one until now has been able to force Israel to reverse its policies. Ironically, if the settlers continue to attack their own people and become more of a burden than a fruitful political tactic, perhaps it will be Israel’s government to finally put its foot down.
Don't look for the Israeli government to "put it's foot down" with the settlers. They will tolerate attacks on 8 year olds. Attacks on the military. Whatever. All for the goal of Greater Israel.
"To your descendants, I shall give this land, from the River of Egypt to the great Euphrates River."