Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Kindness of Fools - Part II

In "The Kindness of Fools - Part I" I highlighted a new initiative being promoted by the leaders of the major American Jewish organizations that damages both the Jewish People and State.

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.

Perhaps I missed it, but I don't recall seeing any 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 "Palestinian" attack on a Jewish school bus in Kfar Darom (Oct. 2002) that killed two adults (a school teacher and an escort for the children) and wounded 5, including 3 children from the Cohen family, all of whom lost limbs in the attack.

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?



7 Comments:

Just as timely is the yahrtzeit of the Hatuel family.

WBM blogged about it here.

By Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata, at Thu May 11, 06:25:00 PM GMT+3  

I don't understand.

Does this shock you or bother you? In either case, why?

By Blogger Joe Settler, at Thu May 11, 06:33:00 PM GMT+3  

You're 100% wrong (and almost libellous) in your contention that these people don't care when their fellow Israelis are brutally murdered.

I don't know what you're reading to glean these "facts", but you would do well to meet some of these people and hear what they have to say before being so quick to judge.

Shabbat Shalom

By Blogger tafka PP, at Fri May 12, 10:27:00 AM GMT+3  

PP, its a simple question. Did these same 30 Israeli elites write a similar letter when Jewish children were attacked on their way to (or prevented from going to) school?

If so, then I will gladly take back everything I said above, but I am highly confident that no such letters were ever written by these elites on the account of the Jewish children.

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Fri May 12, 12:09:00 PM GMT+3  

Ze'ev, you don't know for sure anything about these people, you just presume to, for the sake of your argument. And it doesn't change anything anyway. You have prejudices against them and what they believe in, and you aren't even prepared to entertain the possibility that it isn't as black and white as you would have it.

By Blogger tafka PP, at Fri May 12, 02:50:00 PM GMT+3  

PP, if they wrote such a letter produce it otherwise be quite. For there is no Khiyuv to be Judge a Rasha favorably, and anyone who cares for our enemies is a Rasha.

By Anonymous kahaneloyalist, at Fri May 12, 04:46:00 PM GMT+3  

PP, I don't see why you are getting so bothered by all of this. It's really very simple, all you need to do is show me that I am wrong. Show me articles, letters, interviews... anything that would show that they don't care more about the Arab children of Hebron than they do about the Jewish children of Gush Katif and Sderot...

These are all famous people who have written and said a lot - do a google search, or whichever other method you might prefer and find me some sources that show that I am wrong...

By Blogger Ze'ev, at Sat May 13, 11:57:00 PM GMT+3  

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