Thursday, July 21, 2011

Walzer's Waltz

Michael Walzer went to Hebron and blogged it.  He waltzed in with the "Breaking The Silence" guys, the European-funded group.

Just one comment on his piece.

He writes

...Revenge. The last word is the one most commonly scrawled. There was an old Jewish community in Hebron, dating back perhaps as far as the eleventh century, religious, pre-Zionist, and in the early twentieth century entirely disengaged from the Zionist movement. Nonetheless, in the Arab uprising of 1929, sixty-nine Jews were massacred in Hebron, and the community destroyed. After the 1967 war, there was a clamor for return (that’s when the settlement of Kiryat Arba, just outside the city, was established), and then, from the religious Right, a clamor for a re-occupation of the old Jewish neighborhoods near the Tomb of the Patriarchs. It was the zealots of the far Right who led the re-occupation, and they are the ones who have moved on since to a politics of revenge. They have had some help from zealots on the other side—Hebron was, until the separation, the bloodiest place in the occupied territories. Now there is no blood, but the settler kids harass the remaining Arabs, encouraged by their parents and rarely stopped by the army.

"Now there is no blood".


Hevron Terrorists Attack Kindergarten

Terrorists in Hevron threw a bottle of acid at a children's kindergarten in Beit Hadassah Sunday morning. No one was injured. IDF troops were searching for the culprits.

Also in Hevron, IDF troops overnight Saturday arrested an Arab who had in his possession a large knife. The suspect was being questioned by security officials.

That was June 19th this year.

There was no blood not because the Arabs are cowed or peaceful or convinced by groups like Breaking the Silence to be non-violent. They still hate and wait and try to use every opportunity to kill Jews.

And last March:

Israeli soldiers foiled an attempted Arab terrorist attack on Jewish visitors on Purim in Hevron Sunday. The terrorist, described as being in his 20s, was carrying a three-inch knife when arrested, and he admitted to security officials that he intended to stab Jews at the Cave of the Patriarchs (Ma’arat HaMachpelah).

So much for Walzer.


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