|Israeli Settler Violence|
Who's teaching their children to hate.........
July 18, 2011
A senior Israeli army commander has warned that unchecked "Jewish terror" against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank threatens to plunge the territory into another conflict.
In unusually outspoken comments, Major General Avi Mizrahi took aim at extremist Israeli settlers, and said the yeshiva, or religious seminary, in Yitzhar, one of the most radical Jewish strongholds in the West Bank, should be closed, calling it a source of terror against Palestinians.
January 1, 2011
...there is growing unease in Israel after the message about renting homes was effectively endorsed by 300 rabbis. The rabbis, some of them of senior rank, signed up to an edict issued last month that declared: "It is forbidden in the Torah to sell a house or a field in the land of Israel to a foreigner."
With its undertones reminiscent of 1930s Berlin, where Jews were relegated to second-class status and denied the right to rent German-owned properties, the pronouncement has appalled Holocaust survivors.
following article by Israeli journalist Gideon Levy enlightens us on
the realities of day to day life in Israel. Israel is
portrayed by its defenders as a democracy but it is a democracy without
a constitution, without defined borders and without a charter of
rights. It is a democracy where racism is widely accepted as
necessary to maintain control and "purity" by the Jewish
- Safed, a war story: A campaign of racism and anti-Arab incitement is
turning one of Israel's holy cities into a ticking bomb
October 11, 2010
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Arsonists torched a mosque in a Palestinian village in the West Bank on Monday, scrawling "revenge" on a wall in Hebrew and charring copies of the Muslim holy book in a blaze that threatened to stoke new tensions over deadlocked Mideast peacemaking....
should be noted that arson is one of the most often occurring types of
settler attacks. From Jan. 2009 through Aug. 2010 we coded 84 instances
of arson perpetrated by Israeli settlers in the West Bank - that's
nearly 4.2 instances of arson per month!. These range from attacks that
set fire to mosques, olive groves and other structures like houses or
August 30, 2010Haaretz - Shas spiritual leader: Abbas and Palestinians should perish
"Abu Mazen and all these evil people should perish from this world," Rabbi Ovadia was quoted as saying during his weekly sermon at a synagogue near his Jerusalem home. "God should strike them with a plague, them and these Palestinians."
August 11, 2010Max Blumenthal.com - The “Summer Camp Of Destruction:” Israeli High Schoolers Assist The Razing Of A Bedouin Town
AL-ARAKIB, ISRAEL — On July 26, Israeli police demolished 45 buildings in the unrecognized Bedouin village of al-Arakib, razing the entire village to the ground to make way for a Jewish National Fund forest....
One of the most troubling aspects of the destruction of al-Arakib was a report by CNNthat the hundreds of Israeli riot police who stormed the village were accompanied by “busloads of cheering civilians.” Who were these civilians and why didn’t CNN or any outlet investigate further?
One of my Israeli readers brings word of a truly ghoulish Israeli right-wing Facebook group, I Too Want to Burn MK Talib A-Sana. It seems that A-Sana, the Israeli Palestinian elected representative of the Raam-Tal Arab nationalist party has asked the officers of the Knesset for permission to travel to Gaza to witness conditions under which the residents live while under Israeli siege.
Provocative? Yes. But who’d a thunk there’d be Israelis nutty enough to advocate publicly in Facebook burning the guy at the stake for his alleged sins?
Just weeks after the arrest of alleged Jewish terrorist, Yaakov Teitel, a West Bank rabbi on Monday released a book giving Jews permission to kill Gentiles who threaten Israel.
[This is an important article about the growing power of fanatical ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel and how it could dramatically change Israel into a theocracy.]
Ironically, considering these religious leaders have made such use of the democratic process, they continue to say democracy is not consistent with Halacha. “In many ways these guys are closer to Islamic fundamentalists than to anything else,” Prof. Ben Yehuda said. They also do not shrink from violence.
Prof. Ben Yehuda's research found that violence is the number-one criminal infraction among Haredim. He also found that most of that violence is for political purposes.
November 2, 2008
JERUSALEM — The head of Israel's internal security service said Sunday
October 23. 2008
[Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports what we never hear about in the North American media.]
The unrestrained rampages by the settlers, and the insults they heaped on soldiers and policemen
Inter alia, opponents of the evacuation called for "revenge attacks" against the security forces; told IDF soldiers that "you should all be defeated by your enemies, you should all become [kidnapped soldier] Gilad Shalit, you should all be killed, you should all be slaughtered, because that's what you deserve"; and set a "price tag" for the evacuation in the form of assaults on IDF and Palestinian property.
October 23. 2008
The olive harvest is in full swing at the moment; so too are the
October 03. 2008
JERUSALEM // The Israeli army officer in charge of the occupation of
September 26 2008
A prominent Israeli professor and peace advocate was injured
Zeev Sternhell, a political scientist at Hebrew University, was
Police found posters in the area offering a reward of around
August 7, 2008
Over two hundred Israeli settlers assaulted Palestinian and
As the mass started the settlers, who organized an activity in the
A car carrying visiting UK diplomats has been attacked by Jewish
The armoured car, also carrying a driver and guide, was briefly
Beatings of Palestinians by radical religious settlers, protected by