Monday, December 27, 2010
My Two-State Solution
Leftists Caught Red-Handed: 'Burning Sheep' Libel Was Faked
Tevet 19, 5771, 26 December 10 11:00
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
(Israelnationalnews.com) A Jordan Valley Arab farmer has exposed the
tactic of leftists accepting Arab claims and falsely accusing Jews of
attacking Arabs. He admitted that the "burning sheep" libel against
Jews was meant to disguise his own blunder of losing control of a
Last week, left-wing groups in Israel and counterparts in the United
States spread a story that that an Arab shepherd "saw settlers light a
fire in the field where his herd was grazing, burning to death 12
pregnant ewes, and then drive away."
The story of the sheep burning was so extreme that the police
immediately doubted the claim. The supposed burning of the sheep
occurred on the Sabbath, when observant Jews, the usual scapegoats,
are forbidden to drive.
The Arab farmer, Samir Bani Fadel, claimed that four armed Jews
approached him, chased him away, set fire to his field – which also is
forbidden on Sabbath – and drove away as the fire spread and burned to
death 12 pregnant ewes while injuring others.
Regardless of the doubts, the left-wing B'Tselem and Yesh Din human
rights group rushed to allege that the supposed attack was another one
of hundreds of supposed acts of vandalism by Jews against Arabs.
New York-based writer Philip Weiss promptly reprinted the libel on his
Mondoweiss blog, and the image of sheep being cruelly burned aroused
sympathy for Arabs and anger against Jews. "It was an awful sight,"
the farmer said. "I've lost at least $12,000."
The Palestinian Authority called on the international community to
pressure Israel to stop "settler violence."
The tale began to unravel when Arabs pointed their fingers at
residents of Itamar, an easy target as it is a religious community,
but located almost an hour's drive from the scene of the fire. The
story then was changed, with the blame being placed on the closer
community of Maaleh Ephraim, most of whose residents are professionals
and who almost never have been accused of any activities against
Fadel finally admitted to police the whole story was a lie and that he
was responsible for the fire, which he set to burn thorns before it
spread beyond control. Blaming Jews not only would have saved him from
the embarrassment of having burned his own sheep, it also would allow
him to claim damages from the government while being hailed as a hero
among Palestinian Authority Arabs and left-wing anti-Zionists.
Hundreds of accusations against Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria
have been leveled in recent years, usually in claims that Jews attack
or destroy olive trees, although evidence has been produced that in
most cases the Arabs have simply pruned their trees, counted on lack
of agricultural knowledge on the part of the media and leftwing
groups, and then accused Jews of damaging them. Olive trees look
hacked when they are pruned and months later, the supposedly damaged
orchards have been seen to be full of fruit.
Another tactic has been to instigate violence, especially on the
Shabbat when Jews are forbidden to take pictures, and then accuse Jews
of attacking them.
Yossi Dagan, adviser to the Samaria Regional Council, commented,
"There is a system among left-wing groups who campaign for financial
contributions from foreign countries, many of whom are hostile to
Israel. They use European Union money, which has reached billions of
dollars the past few years. Many of the workers for left-wing groups
enjoy high salaries and use reports from so-called human rights
organizations and then travel throughout Judea and Samaria and blow up
or change facts to spread libel against Jews."
Dagan explained that Jews are blamed for burning cars in Arab villages
when in fact they are damaged as a result of fights among Arabs.
David Ha'Ivri, who heads the Shomron (Samaria) Liaison Office that
handles public relations for the Jewish communities in Samaria, said,
"We have a very difficult task up against a bunch of well-funded NGOs
like B'Tselem and Rabbis for Human Rights, whose agenda is to hurt the
image of the State of Israel and the Jewish residents of Yehuda and
Shomron (Judea and Samaria).
"Their slanderous claims are always given the benefit of the doubt by
international media agencies who jump at an opportunity to project a
Satanic image of the 'evil Jewish settlers.' The events reported in
this story are a perfect example of blood libel promoted by NGOs who
claim to be humanitarian and peace activists."
2. I have posted this before but the time is ripe to re-post.
We must all support a two-state solution!!
It is the solution where the Jews keep their one state, and the Arabs
give up 21 out of the 22 states they now have, to be left with one
single state (in Saudi Arabia perhaps).
3. Auld Lang Zion 2011
Should auld accomplice be forgot,
And never brought to trial?
Should auld Osloids, friend, be forgot,
In days of auld lang Zion?
For betraying auld lang Zion, my dear,
For debasing auld lang Zion.
Should their accomplice be forgot,
In days of auld lang Zion?
We yids hae run aboot the world,
Under fire all the time.
We've wandered many a weary foot,
To reach auld lang Zion.
Save auld lang Zion, my dear,
Save auld lang Zion,
Indict those Oslo blaggards, dear,
For the sake of auld lang Zion!
4. The "Jewish Section" of the Israeli General Secuirty Service
(Shin Bet) usually follows around Kahanists trying to apprehend them
when they write insensitive graffiti on the walls. In the past it
never paid any attention at all to Jewish leftist traitors and spies.
Well, here is today's headline from Haaretz, with the usual Haaretz
bolshivik distortions and spin:
Shin Bet puts Israeli 'anarchists' in crosshairs
Security forces' Jewish Department warns leftist activists that they
might be found to be violating the law.
By Amira Hass
Excerpt: Haaretz asked the Shin Bet whether it was warning activists
about violating laws that the Knesset may pass in the future, thus
making their actions illegal. The newspaper also asked who was
considered "suspected," and whether members of the service could
participate in demonstrations against the government.
The Shin Bet responded, "The security service acts in keeping with the
authority granted it by law to fulfill its objective of protecting
state security, institutions and public order in a democratic regime
from threats of terror, damage, subversion, spying and revealing state
secrets, as stipulated in paragraph 7 (a ) of the Shin Bet security
service law from 2002. As for the extent to which Shin Bet employees
may take part in demonstrations, they are subject to the restrictions
imposed on all civil servants."