The newest chapter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – settler-led physical violence and destruction of both Palestinian and Israeli targets, within and beyond the Green Line – has turned regular conflict patterns of political divisions upside-down. Confusion and irony reign. Settler-led violence isn’t new: attacks on Palestinian civilians has been a regular feature of life in the “Wild East” for years, just as there have been Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets in the West Bank. But something seems different now. Attacks on mosques, cemeteries and property of Palestinians has accelerated in recent months. A brazen attack on an IDF camp in…Read More... | 37 Comments
The Glenn Beck circus at the Knesset today had it all: Ecstatic fans who pushed and shoved to meet him; a theatrical as ever Beck, pounding on the table and yelling "Amen"; MK Arieh Eldad saying the occupation must end (the Islamic occupation of Israel) and even some chit-chat and shaking of hands with one of Israel's most famous Kahanists, Baruch Marzel. The attendees and MKs couldn't get enough of him, and not one would dare miss the opportunity to kiss the feet of the Holy Beck My Glenn Beck experience had quite a strange start to it. When I…Read More... | 37 Comments
Netanyahu's Pravda - also known as Yisrael Hayom in some circles - let some public figures ask for forgiveness and repent on their paper ahead of Yom Kippur. I've chosen my three "favorites". The activist Here's what Arieh Eldad, a right wing extremist member of Knesset, had to say: "I'd like to ask forgiveness from the citizens of Judea and Samaria. My colleagues and I did not prevent the prime minister of Israel from freezing construction in the Jewish settlements for the past 10 months". Mr. Eldad, I hope - with G-d's help - that you will in a few…Read More...
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