19 July 2016

The ‘Loving Kindness’ Terrorizing Continues . . . Costumed as Activism

“I HEARD THE SAME ARAB COMPLAINING THAT THEY PULLED OUT HIS GRAZING WEEDS FROM THE GROUND, THAT HE OWNS A HERD WHICH HE KEEPS IN DURA VILLAGE, AND THE OLD FACTORY IS ONE OF THE AREA WHERE HIS GOATS GRAZE.

The following is from a JewishPress article Peter Beinart invades Hebron with anti-Jewish activists (my rendition of article title)

A group of anti-Israel Jewish activists arrived in Hebron
to award the city its first movie theater. But in the process, according to local Jewish residents, they destroyed the grazing grounds of a local Arab shepherd.

According to a JTA report by Andrew Tobin, dozens of American Jews spent Friday in Hebron “practicing nonviolent resistance against Israel’s presence,” singing “The World is Built with Loving Kindness” in English and Hebrew, clearing scrap metal, weeds and debris from a dirt lot with several low-slung cement structures, singing Jewish and protest songs, and passing around bags of popcorn labeled “Cinema Hebron” below a “triumphant” sign that read “Cinema Hebron: Coming Soon.” Indeed, the mission last Friday was to endow Hebron its “first Palestinian movie theater.”

Arab landowner to Israeli Police: "Yalla, take them from here … these are my lands …”


[ME: It’s not enough to kill us in the streets 
of all the foreign countries where Jews live – 
You have to come to our Home
and Incite hatred and foment anger
between Arab and Jew
to tell us what we should do on our own Land
Where is the “Loving Kindness” of which you speak?]



JTA REPORT: On hand to help were some bold-faced names in the American Jewish community’s Israel debate, including Peter Beinart, a leading liberal U.S. Jewish thinker, and Amna Farooqi, the Muslim president of J Street U.



Eventually, soldiers and police officers demanded that the activists leave the area, and when said activists sat on the ground, locked arms and sang “Lo Yisa Goy el Goy Herev,” they were pulled up one by one and removed. The Israelis in the group were detained, the Americans were let go (which was their strategy). Around 2 PM the American activists left the Israelis behind bars and proceeded to have a much deserved lunch.

There are many things wrong with the above two paragraphs, and we encourage you to read the entire JTA report to better appreciate our story (Peter Beinart joins US Jews for civil rights-style protest in West Bank). We spoke to Tzipi Shlisel, who is actually quoted by Tobin in his story, where he uses her as the obligatory reactionary settler’s counter-view: “[The activists] think they’re doing a good thing, but they’re really helping the terrorists,” and, “I’ll tell you, in the Holocaust, Jewish people helped Hitler, too.”

Tzipi Shlisel’s father, Shlomo Ra’anan HY”D, was stabbed to death by a local Arab back in 1998, the year when then Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handed over most of Hebron to PA Chairman Yasser Arafat. Shlisel recalls it was a scene similar to the devastating stabbing of 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel, in Kiryat Arba two weeks ago.

Read the full article JPress–Arab Outraged by Activists

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