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It’s not about the “occupation” — Arabs in France beat anti-occupation Israeli film director

It’s not about the “occupation” — Arabs in France beat anti-occupation Israeli film director

A life lesson — Israeli director critical of occupation beaten by Arabs in France:

Arab men assaulted an Israeli film director in southern France following the screening of his film criticizing Israeli occupation.

Yariv Horowitz was rendered unconscious as a result of the beating Monday by several men after a screening of “Rock the Casbah” at a film festival in Aubin, Army Radio reported Thursday.

He was treated at the scene and returned later that day to the festival. The report said it was unclear whether his attackers knew Horowitz was Israeli.

The film is set in 1989 during the first intifada and focuses on 18-year-old Tomer, a soldier stationed in Gaza, who is sent to avenge the death of his fellow soldier and comes to some realizations about the political situation surrounding Israeli occupation.

The beating was quite severe:

Horowitz lost consciousness as a result of the beating and was administered medical treatment before returning to the festival, where shortly afterward he was given the award for his film.

“I grew up in a very left-wing family,” Horowitz said after the screening in Berlin. “I remember that when I would come home from the territories as a soldier, my mother would say that the soldiers were animals. And I said, ‘One day I’ll show you how it really was.”

It’s not about the “occupation” — which is a misnomer anyway as the West Bank was illegally occupied by Jordan prior to 1967..

Jews and Israelis are attacked frequently in European cities.

The attackers don’t care what their politics are, being Jewish and/or Israeli is enough..


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Bu-but Barry, got all that stuff straightened ou..never mind.

“I grew up in a very left-wing family,” Horowitz said

Could be wrong, but another individual with the same last name, did as well..Oh, first name, David.

Being somewhat kind, was it “Arabs” or Islamists? Hard to determine I guess, with all that Wasabi stuff.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to JP. | March 28, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Stick with Arabs. They could’ve been Christians, too. Going by some of the lies the Arab Christians tell about Jews (some of them claim that Jews are responsible for the decline of the Christian population of Bethlehem) just cuz they want to be accepted and not beaten up by their Arab Muslim fellows, anything is possible.

David Yotham | March 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm

MY opinion is that he was very deserving of a good beating – he just got it from the wrong people and for the wrong reason. Stupid is as stupid does, and this elite thinker is dumber than a box of rocks.

Since when does the IDF send soldiers to avenge fellow soldiers. What nonsense, the guy needed a beating just for that.

BannedbytheGuardian | March 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Al Jezeera has an article on young Israelis flocking to – wait for it – Berlin. Apparently 10,000 are there.

They like the opportunities there & apparently are happy because Berlin ‘still contains traces of its Jewish past’.

If. This is so & it. Should be easily verifiable – this is not your parents Europe – as they say.

This Horowitz guy is a total head case. He got his arse whomped on just cuz he’s Jewish. Then, he’s got the gall to go back and accept an award that says Israeli soldiers are the problem?!?!?!

I mean, I know his mom indoctrinated him against the IDF, of which he was a part. But, dude, couldn’t you think for yourself? Sometimes you just have to tell mom that she’s wrong, you know.

Frankly, he deserved the arse whupping he got. A pity the IDF didn’t give it to him.

LukeHandCool | March 29, 2013 at 1:57 am

Being a leftist Jew will only get you so far. A security wall comes in handy.

This reminds me of the liberal Jews helping rabid leftists foist hate and violence within America — who remind me of the Jews who worked the Nazi concentration camps incinerating other Jews — only to be later incinerated themselves.

Black people can be very stupid.
White people can be very stupid.
And yes, smart Jews can be the most stupid of all.

Uncle Samuel | March 29, 2013 at 9:00 am

Islam is primarily a racist, misogynist hate group and aggressive political movement.

In the US, the black muslims and Nation of Islam were also a hate-based movement first described as The Hate That Hate Produced, in contrast to Luther King’s peaceful, Christian love-based protest movement.

Oy Vay Ist Mir!! Whatcha’call yer paradoxical irony of parody,’Yo. Cannot possibly make this s*** up. (-: