Daily Israel Report

Op-Ed: A Tee Shirt and Arab Incitement

The Leftist liberal courts in Israel have decided that parading such a tee-shirt in public constitutes an incitement against the Arabs and therefore Mr. Haivri is subject to arrest, prosecution and sentence by the Liberal establishment. This is the same establishment that constantly incites against those with contrary views and opinions (the Right, settlers,Chareidim, etc.), in order to 'sh
Published: Thursday, March 13, 2003 2:20 AM


Funny? Incomprehensible? Silly? Unbelievable?

None of the above. The correct phrase to describe the idiotic episode currently unfolding in the Israeli courts is ?outrageously ludicrous?. It defies logic and sensibility and begs for a spray of deodorant to dispel the acrid smell of putrid and skewed liberalism. The perversion of logic and the enormity of stupidity causes even the most perspicacious amongst us to raise a perturbed and amazed eye brow. The people of the book, it seems, forgot how to correctly read and interpret current events.

The Moslem world has unleashed the most rabid anti-Jewish incitement the world has ever experienced since the birth of Judaism, 3300 years ago. The Nazi era anti-Semitic propaganda against the Jews takes a back seat to the finely tuned, well-oiled and ever-growing Islamic propaganda machine. The calls for the destruction of Israel, for the murder of Jews everywhere, anywhere and anytime, are openly emblazoned in headlines, shouted from Mosque turrets and in speeches of imams. Palestinian schoolbooks shamelessly depict Jews as pigs, monkeys and killers; spilling Jewish blood is depicted as an ultimate sacrificial gift to the name of Allah. And the world is silent. In fact, the world agrees.

In Israel, Daniel Haivri, whose heart and soul cries for those whose blood has been spilled in the name of the Oslo Debacle and whose pained heart goes out to the hundreds of orphans (a Leftist present to Israeli society), has been arrested and accused of wearing a tee-shirt emblazoned with Rabbi Kahane's likeness and the words," No Arabs, No Terror". The Leftist liberal courts in Israel have decided that parading such a tee-shirt in public constitutes an incitement against the Arabs and therefore Mr. Haivri is subject to arrest, prosecution and sentence by the Liberal establishment. This is the same establishment that constantly incites against those with contrary views and opinions (the Right, settlers,Chareidim, etc.), in order to 'shut the mouths' of those who'd rather resist than follow Beilin & Co. to an early grave. These 'liberals' do not recoil at every dirty trick possible to dehumanize their opponents. Their illogical silence in the face of unprecedented Islamic attacks against Judaism leaves one perplexed and aghast. A reassessment of their moral bankruptcy and recklessness is long past due.

Past court decisions have relegated certain sectors of Israeli Jews to the ranks of "lice and vermin." Pronouncements by 'highly esteemed and regarded' members of the radical-liberal establishment have called for the "return of these dark people to the ghettos of Europe." Placards distributed during the last election depicted the Chareidi sector as bloodsuckers and leeches; representatives of certain parties called for the 'eradication of certain sectors, who stand in the way of the civil revolution' envisioned by these 'liberals'; a revolution that will exclude these 'troublesome', uneducated, backward 'religionists' to the dark past. And the ongoing hate-filled incitement has the tacit and practical stamp-of-approval of the liberal courts in Israel.

Searching high and low, deep and deeper, one can not recall an arrest or censure of any 'liberal' screaming for the blood of the settlers. Ranan Cohen's hate-filled harangues against the settlers still resonate loud and clear. After the 12 soldiers and civilians were massacred recently in Hevron, Mr. Cohen's venom was directed not at the despicable Arab-murderers who committed this heinous crime, but rather at the settlers themselves. "The settlers are worse than the terrorists!" declared Mr. Ranan Cohen as he castigated the settlers without a word of remorse for the tragedy they experienced. Over 1000 Jews were brutally murdered by Israel's "partner for peace", yet not once have we seen Mr. Peres or Ben-Ami or Beilin or any other bleeding-heart semi-comatose liberal attend even one funeral or perhaps comfort an orphan at a shiva call. The continuous calls for the dismantling of Jewish settlements and the forcible transfer of these Jews from their homes continues without letup. Yet, the mention of a transfer of Arabs out of Israel elicits a cry of indignation and consternation.

One would think that these attacks and demonizing of Israel and Judaism would elicit a response in kind; the Islamic world is very 'sensitive' to any degradation of its 'religion of peace.' One would hope that Judaism's oratory talent would jump to the forefront in order to return the favor; to see Islam squirm as the true history of Islam's bloody and murderous past (and present) is brought out in vivid colors. Yet, silence is the retort; acceptance of the on-going onslaught against Israel and Judaism is taken for granted as reasonable and deserving. After all, we Jews cannot lower ourselves in order to crawl in the same gutter as those besmirching us. We will not stoop to the level of castigating and ridiculing and responding. Damn our dignity, consideration is our motto. Liberalism Uber Alles.

As the graves become more numerous and the ever-growing Islamic incitement for murder and mayhem has yet to reach a crescendo, our 'liberal' courts find it their holy duty to show the world how openly and radical liberal Israeli society is. It is a prudish attempt at self-sanctification and rotten to the core.

It is time for the 'liberal' establishment to examine and cure the psittacosis it's infected with. Today is not soon enough.
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Isaac Kohn writes from Brooklyn, New York. He can be reached at Isaackohn@aol.com.
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