Earlier this year, there were worldwide (and totally orchestrated) protests against Israel's "destruction" of the al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam—which does not appear once in the Qu'ran—even though Israeli excavations were being performed to preserve archaeological evidence before official Palestinian construction destroyed it. The press, in its endless exuberance for anything anti-Western, presented these protests as fact, not once attempting to understand the Israeli side of the issue.
Fast-forward to yesterday, where Israeli citizens were protesting their own government's plan to give the Temple Mount—which incidentally is the single-most
holiest site in Judaism, mentioned in the Torah and Talmud hundreds
of times—are tarred and smeared as "right-wing" extremists.
There's that good old-fashioned fairness and balance for you: "Curse those dastardly right-wingers
Full coverage of yesterday's Radical Right Wing Israeli Protest
can be found beyond the fold.Update: Wow, here are some genuine
words of "wisdom" from Ehud "The Dunce
Israeli PM Olmert slams right-wing extremists over 'flood of hatred'
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert launched a vitriolic attack on extreme right-wingers on Monday, amid a campaign to release a political assassin and incitement against talks with the Palestinians.
Olmert, who on Sunday said he may be able to conclude a peace deal with the Palestinians by the end of next year, vowed that such behaviour would not dissuade him from persevering with negotiations.
"We are prepared to make compromises because security is based on peace and peace requires painful compromises," he said in a speech to a managers' conference in Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv.
Okay, here's a "flood of hatred" for you, Eddy Boy:—if you're so
set against the Jewish people that you do not wish to hear what the Jewish people have to say about the future of Israel—the ancestral home
of said Jewish people—then why in the devil
do you allow yourself
to remain as President? If genuine
Judaism disgusts you so much, why not just pack up and move over to your best buddy's
little tinpot regime?
After all, if your "counterparts" at the peace conference deny your right to exist
, as the savages have done on every occasion they've been given, why do you suppose that "peace" somehow depends on giving them more land
, you traitorous coward?!
Is Israel really so self-destructive now that they allow scum like this
to remain in power?Soccer Dad
writes to remind me that Olmert used to be one of we dreaded "right-wingers"
, back before political expediency necessitated the abandonment of his core beliefs. How times change!
I dream of the day in which spinelessness
will no longer be a requirement for public office in the West.Update:
The Elder has more thoughts on extremism
It would seem that, in a perfect convergence of BRAINLESS leftist harmony, nobody
is happy with this latest bout of "peacemaking." Would someone in the know please
clue in "Condoleeza's Travelling Clown Show (and sometimes State Department)" to this fact? I mean, if she's not going to even consider
Israeli rejection of this latest land-for-peace swindle, maybe she'll take her heroes'
word for it?
I am posting the full text of every caption here. I know it bugs a couple of you, but I'm hoping to illustrate the fact that not one single photo
from this protest went across the wires, without the protesters being smeared as "right-wingers."
Also notice that the estimates of attendance at this event ranges from "a few hundred" to five hundred, even though the size of the group looks on the surface to be much
larger. I'd love to hear from the rest of the JBlogosphere on what the actual
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