The Kindness of Fools - Part II
Sadly, it seems that foolishness is distributed equally amongst the Jewish People and that we have our share of them here, as well, in the Jewish State.
Artists urge PM to curb settler attacks on Palestinian children
More than 30 Israeli artists and intellectuals signed a letter sent Tuesday to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, urging him to order Israel Defense Forces soldiers to defend Palestinian children in the southern Hebron Hills from residents of the Maon settlement...
"The right to education is a basic human right and the State of Israel is responsible for its full protection. We demand the IDF be instructed to provide the children of the village with full and proper protection which will guarantee these children travel to and from school in peace. We call on law enforcement authorities to apply justice to the settlers from Maon and the outpost of Havat Maon, and not stand in the way of the activists aiding the children of the villages," continued the letter.
Did the Cohen children, along with the others who were murdered and wounded in the "Palestinian" attack on the school bus, have less of a right "to travel to and from school in peace" than the Arabs of Hebron?
Perhaps, in the eyes of these Israeli elites, the answer to the above question is yes, because, in their eyes, Kfar Darom was "Occupied Territory", making the teacher, escort and children on the school bus "settlers" and "occupiers" and as such, fair game.
That being the case, I seem to have missed the letter from these Israeli elites, "demanding that the IDF be instructed to provide the children of the village with full and proper protection which will guarantee these children travel to and from school in peace" in response to the unending "Palestinian" Qassam rocket attacks against the city of Sderot over the last 4+ years, which have caused schools to be closed, and the children of Sderot to live in fear.
If, in the words of these elites, "the right to education is a basic human right and the State of Israel is responsible for its full protection", wouldn’t that apply equally to the children of Sderot, and obligate the State of Israel to "guarantee these children travel to and from school in peace"?
Could it be that these Israeli elites, burdened with unbearable guilt over the "orginal sin" that was and is Zionism, namely the establishment of a Jewish State in the Land of Israel, are driven to care more about the rights of the Arabs of Hebron than than those of their Jewish brothers and sisters?