Friday, August 7, 2009

Why is it o.k. to discriminate against Jews?

JPost Michael Freund

The Left, once again, is in an uproar. Along with its international comrades, it is bristling at the recent court-approved move by Jewish families into homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem.

This is in addition to the fury it expressed previously over plans to build apartments for Jews at the site of the privately owned Shepherd Hotel in the eastern part of the capital.

Mustering all the righteous anger at its disposal, the Left has now launched into a heated round of pious pontification, hurling invective and frenzied rhetoric as if the world itself were coming to an end. The Ir Amim organization, for example, recently warned that if the Shepherd Hotel plan moves forward, it might "deal a fatal blow not only to [US President Barack] Obama's efforts but to the two-state solution."

No less hysterical was the reaction of Robert Serry, the UN's special envoy to the Middle East, who released a harshly worded statement saying: "I deplore the totally unacceptable actions by Israel in which Israeli security forces evicted Palestinian refugee families... to allow settlers to take possession of their properties." Calling the move "provocative," Serry asserted that it will "heighten tensions" and "undermine international efforts" to bring about peace.

Have these people fallen on their heads? The Left and its supporters repeatedly stress the need to end "settlement activity," as though it is Jewish housing construction rather than Arab intolerance which lies at the root of the Middle East conflict.

But even more perplexing is the fact that they are willing to embrace an openly discriminatory stance - prejudiced against Jews - to advance their political agenda. [...]

1 comment :

  1. why doesnt the "israeli" (actually, the international left, with many israeli "supporters", unfortunately) advocate the same for arabs, that they should also not be able to build, as that will also create "facts on the ground"?

    while on that subject, i would propose a halt to all us govt building efforts in the us. (ditto europe).

    if parts of israel should be (temptorarily) judenrein, why not parts of america (and europe)

    if you complain about the need for american housing, then note that new jersey governor called a halt to all new jersey state efforts to build in certain towns due to internal issues (corruption; somehow yidden got involved in that too, but thats another story; my point is that we halt building in the us due to other factors; well, this is "other factors"))


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