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YNET: Netanyahu: Jerusalem is under attack
Palestinians continue to inflame tensions in east Jerusalem as prime minister orders massive reinforcement in capital after consultation with top security echelon.
Noam (Dabul) Dvir, October 23, 2014
"Jerusalem is under attack," charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, less than 24 hours after a terrorist plowed through a crowd of Israelis at a Light Rail station.
The prime minister convened a security consultation at the Jerusalem Police headquarters with the internal security minister, the chief of police, the head of the Shin Bet, the mayor, and the regional commander – as rock throwing incidents continued across the capital.
Netanyahu ordered the assembled officials to emphasize Israeli sovereignty over all parts of Jerusalem using massive reinforcements.
"Jerusalem is not the only city under attack by terrorists; other cities across the world are, as well. But the offensive in Jerusalem is supported by the chairman of the Palestinian Authority, Abu Mazen, who glorifies the murderers and embraces the group they belong to – Hamas," said Netanyahu.
Netanyahu used the occasion to remind world powers of the threat posed by terrorism. "Against these acts we face international flaccidity. But there is no such weakness here. We will stand strong for our rights and our obligations to protect our capital."
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, however, urged moderation in Israeli officials' public statements after the incident. "Condemning Abu Mazen's inciting remarks is justified but is not enough. We must also stop the tempestuous declarations, the irresponsible legislative proposals, the provocative construction, or the dead-of-night celebrations over buying homes in Muslim areas."
Livni emphasized self-restraint. "We have a massive responsibility. We one step away from the nationalist conflict turning religious – from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict converging around Islam. Now is the time to act wisely and responsibly. That responsibility falls upon the shoulders of both sides."
President Reuven Rivlin, who spoke at the Haya's funeral, said that he saw at the cemetery "the terrible pain of the baby's family."
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Justice Minister Tzippy Livni (HaTenu'ah) criticizes the celebration of the misswah to redeem Eretz Yisra'el. Yes, it is a misswah, and so much so, that certain activities not allowed to be performed on Shabbath, are regarded with leniency for the sake of this misswah. Apparently, not only does Livni complete disregard such notions, she has already summarily decided that parts of Eretz Yisra'el do not even belong to us. How much longer with we stand for "self-restraint." That is same strategy that the Israeli Government employs most of the time. But, where has it gotten us?
It it the same old "hammer the Arab square pegs into the circular, Western hole" approach all over again. In other words, the secular, Ashkenazy controlled government persists in treating Arabs as if they are secular Ashkenazim. They are not. They are Arabs, with they own culture. Just pick up the Tana"kh (Bible) or mesekheth of Talmud, and you will see countless examples of Arab (Yishma'elite) culture. They understand force of strength, not "dialogue." This strategy has proven its success over and over again, in War of Independence (1948), the Six Day War (1967), and the Yom Kippur War (1973).
Yet, those of us who put two and two together and arrive at the answer of four, are demonized as racists, as extremists. It was an Arab who just killed a three month old, Jewish baby, and not the opposite. Even though representatives of the U. S. Government insist on calling the her death the result of a "traffic incident," it was a terrorist attack.
On the other hand, Netanyahu stands by, and watches the double standards which continue to prevail. Arabs continue to build on "disputed" lands without any permits. But, as soon as a dispute magically comes to light, buildings having stood for 13 years, are destroyed in a heartbeat. Arabs continue rioting and destroying artifact on Har HaBayith (Temple Mount). Even though they are the ones who are allowed to pray there, while Jews are not. The Arabs riot; it is the Jews' fault.
Why? Political correctness? Downplaying the truth to the public? Placating the "international community," our Prime Minister cares so deeply for?
Furthermore, no matter how hard Netanyahu tries to convince the "international community," especially those members also under attack from Muslim violence, to identify with Israel, it never works. He fails to understand that we stand alone as a People, with only The Holy One, Blessed Be He, on our side.
Meanwhile, President Rivlin has got a lot of hutzpah (gall) speaking at three month old Hayah Zisel's hy"d funeral, having just addressed the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities at a special conference on “From Xenophobia to Accepting the Other.”
“The tension between Jews and Arabs within the State of Israel has risen to record heights, and the relationship between all parties has reached a new low. The epidemic of violence is not limited to one sector or another, it permeates every area and doesn’t skip any arena.Israeli society has got a disease alright, but it is not xenophobia. Rather, the disease is that of self-destructive ideation and its resulting self-destructive behavior, often manifested in a dual diagnosis with the either the disease of assimilation or co-dependence.
“I too have been exposed to verbal abuse every time I post something on my Facebook page which doesn’t sit well with one group or another. It is time to honestly admit that Israeli society is ill – and it is our duty to treat this disease.”