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Friday, September 29, 2006

It never fails. Whenever my Left-wing acquaintances speak, I never fail to walk away with the feeling that I am listening to a parody of everything I read in the paper, whether it be that missiles are no threat, or disengagement is good for Israel, or whatever other nonsense is being spewed that day.

Last night I think they outdid themselves.

I mean, true, I’ve heard similar statements like it from MKs and Leftist organizations, but to hear it in person from a typical secular leftist I know, it was like watching a parody on TV.

I sat there in utter bemusement as one said, “Peres is an honest man, and everything he does, he does for The Peace.” (Yes, she managed to capitalize the letters when she said them in Hebrew).

I could barely restrain the laughter, it was like watching “Eretz Nehederet” but actually being in the audience.

In other Parodies that have occurred recently, A Yitzhar resident was arrested for living at home, and another 2 arrested trying to get home. That’s not so bad I guess, because Jewish residents in the Old City aren’t even allowed to leave their home. I wonder who has it worse?

Yitzhar Resident Arrested for Violating IDF Restraining Order
09:49 Sep 29, '06 / 7 Tishrei 5767

( A Yitzhar resident was placed under arrested after he was found living in his home in Yitzhar. The suspect is prohibited from entering any Samaria community as per an IDF administrative order.The suspected will be remanded in a Petach Tikvah court on Friday morning.

Two Arrested in Yitzhar for Violating IDF Order
10:22 Sep 28, '06 / 6 Tishrei 5767

( Authorities on Wednesday night arrested two Israelis in the Samaria community of Yitzhar, reportedly for violating an IDF order prohibiting them from entering the community. The military order was signed by Central Commander Major-General Yair Naveh.

Old City Street Closed to Jews Two Hours Daily During Ramadan
09:08 Sep 29, '06 / 7 Tishrei 5767 Police have notified residents of Jerusalem’s Old City that during Ramadan, Haggai Street heading to the Kotel (Western Wall) will be closed to Jews from 10pm until midnight. Jerusalem officials explain the move is to avoid skirmishes between Jews and Muslims following Ramadan prayer services on the Temple Mount.

And talk about too little, too late. The guy is retiring and only now decides to question the disengagement.

Army Chief Rabbi: There Will Never Be Another Disengagement
19:19 Sep 28, '06 / 6 Tishrei 5767

( The Chief Rabbi of the Israeli Defense Forces Brigadier General Yisrael Weiss said Thursday in a speech that, “There will never be another disengagement.”Rabbi Weiss was speaking at a ceremony in honor of his retirement.“I have never stopped asking myself if the destruction (of the Jewish communities) was in vain.”

Ben Gvir: Weiss Apology is Not Enough
09:31 Sep 29, '06 / 7 Tishrei 5767

Nationalist activist Itamar Ben Gvir reacted to outgoing IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier General Rabbi Yisrael Weiss’ comments that he fears that the disengagement was for nothing.“His apology is not enough for the thousands of Jews whose lives were destroyed after they were expelled from their homes,” said Ben Gvir. He continued, “It is strange that a year and two months after the expulsion, all the collaborators remember to apologize.

When were they then?” he asked.

MK Hendel: We Won’t Accept Repentance of Those Who Expelled Us
23:18 Sep 28, '06 / 6 Tishrei 5767

MK Tzvi Hendel of the National Religious Party – National Union said today that those expelled from Gush Katif will not accept expressions of regret from those who supported the disengagement plan.Hendel was speaking in reaction to comments made Thursday by outgoing IDF Chief Rabbi Yisrael Weiss that he wonders whether the expulsions were done for nothing.Hendel, who himself was expelled from Gush Katif, said about Weiss, “He is not the first senior officer to say that which we have been saying for a long time.” Hendel continued, “To those expelled, repentance won’t help. However, I hope that finally the lessons have been learned and that the corrupt officials who caused damage to the state will be removed from the government and the army.”

And talk about timely answers. Despite video tapes of Arabs destroying their own trees and blowing themselves up, the Left simply can’t imagine why a Palestinian would harm his own trees.


Do trees and olives take longer to grow up than Arab children do when they are sent out to blow up? Or do Leftists simply believe that Arabs value their trees more than their children?

Army prepares to safeguard Palestinian olive farmers
2006 3:45 Updated Sep. 29, 2006 5:25

However, Emily Amrusi, a spokeswoman for the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, said that 90 percent of the stories of settler violence against Palestinian farmers were exaggerated. Amrusi said the council even has video clips, which they released last winter, which show the Palestinians harming their own trees.

[Palestinian coordinator who works with Rabbis for Human Rights, Zachary ] Sadeh discounted such films as illogical. Why would Palestinian farmers harm trees that take so many years to grow and on whom they rely on for economic sustenance, he asked.

Police Investigating Destruction of Trees in Hevron Hills
15:43 Sep 28, '06 / 6 Tishrei 5767

( Police are investigating the uprooting of
some 100 oak trees in the Hevron Hills area near the community of Beit Haggai.

According to the report, police suspect Arabs may have cut down the trees for

You simply gotta laugh.

Ah. Nothing like some parodies to make your Friday complete.


bar_kochba132 said...

Who said only Leftists (BTW the term "post-Zionists" is more appropriate-these people are not "Leftists" because "Leftists" supposedly care about the workers, the poor, oppose groups like the oligarchy that really controls the gov't in Israel and for whom the gov't is merely a front to carry out their wishes) make inane statements? I have heard MANY "right-wing" and "pro-YESHA" people say "the gov't MUST know what they are doing", or "do you think ploni-almoni would have reached such a high gov't position unless he knew what he was doing?" or "they have secret information which we don't have so we have to rely on their judgment", or "all orders the army give must be carried out without question", or "any decision made by a majority
is automatically moral and may not be opposed by the people", or "it is forbidden to go against any decision by the gov't once it has been decided". The natural, healthy instincts for rights of the citizens, including the basic instinct for survival has been destroyed by decades of mind-rotting authoritarian propaganda extolling the "kedusha of the state (apparatus)", and "unity at all costs", and "even immoral orders of ZAHAL must be carried out or else the army and thust the state will collapse". This is all nonsense, but it is deeply ingrained in the public, particularly the Religious Zionist public. Thus, I don't see how the religious camp can really contribute to the vitally necessary revolution of values that is needed to save Israel from herself.

Anonymous said...

"Thus, I don't see how the religious camp can really contribute to the vitally necessary revolution of values that is needed to save Israel from herself."

For a non religious person such as yourself who can not think straight, it stands to reason that you can not see straight either.

bar_kochba132 said...

To Anonymous: How did you come to the conclusion that I am not religious (Orthodox)? Because I criticized the religious camp? You claim " I don't think straight", which I presume means that you think that anyone who is in anyway critical of the religious camp "is not thinking straight". Well, sorry, you are wrong. I am religious. My children have gone all the way through the National Religious/Torani school system.
My criticism is based on what I observe, particularly in the wake of the Gush Katif disaster in which most of the National Religious camp rolled over and said it was a "mitzvah" to obey an unjust, repressive, corrupt, illegal and immoral government.
Much of the Haredi world (of which I am not part of) also feels the same about the regime in power in Israel, although possibly for different reasons, so are you going to dismiss them as "not religious" and "not thinking straight" also?
I have talked to numerous National Religous people and the brainwashing they are received is very thorough regarding worship of the state apparatus and investing it with transcendent "kedusha" no matter how rotten it is. My point was that it is very difficult to open these peoples' eyes to this, and so the impetus for the necessary changes will have to come from other sectors of Israeli society.

Anonymous said...

What can I say? I am very dishearten when I see on the news just tonight that Rav Ovadia gave his approval of the head of the Rabbis in the IDF to go along with the disengagment. I guess that it just goes to show that we have a lot of 'religous' leaders who are more 'egg heads' than anything but no spiritual leaders.

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