Who did not brush their teeth yet?

Susie Dym,

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Susie Dym
Susie Dym serves as spokesperson for Mattot Arim, with over 20 years of expertise on "peace-for-peace" issues.

Many Jewish people do not understand why Jewish homes get bashed down like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQjQmHezwXA

sometimes without producing any demolition order at all: 


In contrast, bashing Arab homes is ALWAYS a terrible human rights violation. Yesterday the Jerusalem Post said the Jerusalem Municipality would demolish 5 buildings in an Arab neighborhood in which 52,000 (!) Arab people live in illegal buildings. The Jerusalem Municipality said these 5 measly demolitions had already been through 16 (!) different judiciary levels including 3 separate sessions in the High Court.

That’s a start!! -- we all think. But did the Jerusalem Municipality actually demolish that tiny group of only 5 out of tens of thousands of illegal  buildings built by Arab people? Of course not! Because Jerusalem’s District Court issued a stopping order at the last minute. Not even 5 of the tens of thousands of illegal Arab buildings can be bashed, the court said.

Guys: The reason for this ridiculous injustice,  is that we - the Jewish Israelis -  have not yet learned to GET ORGANIZED and cause our elected officials to finally change these absurd rules.

If all of us “ideological Israelis” were to automatically obtain primaries voting rights, in a dominant, powerful political party such as Likud or Bayit Yehudi, -- things would change. By "automatically" I mean as automatically as you brush your teeth. If ALL adult members of your right-wing Palestinian-state opposing family are not signed up to vote in the Likud or Bayit Yehudi primaries, you are doing something way wrong. There is a reason why Arab villages vote in blocs. When politicians start seeing more ideological people lining up for primaries voting rights – those politicians willl get going very quickly!

Please join the ideological blocs -- and keep reminding your family members and like-minded neighbors until they do so too --

in Likud (the largest hence most powerful party) --

and if not then in Bayit Yehudit (2nd largest party on the right).

It’s as easy as using a toothbrush. Just send your name and cellphone number to mattot.arim@gmail.com. We’ll help you become part of the organized force that works on CHANGE and gets things done. But HOW MUCH we get done depends on HOW MANY people make sure to brush their teeth (to become ideological voters in the primaries of the rightwing parties). With your help, change will happen. Without your help, it won’t. Joining a political party and voting in its primaries, is really as easy as brushing teeth. Let’s go for it. Together. Join us...

This is Susie Dym writing to you from Israel. I am volunteer spokesperson for Mattot Arim, an Israeli grassroots organization working toward peace-for-peace since 1992. We're gmail-accessible at mattot.arim. 

It is a pleasure to thank a wonderful American-Jewish activist, Robin Ticker, for providing the impetus for this blog.