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Israeli leftist hit in head by Palestinian rock blames … (Spoiler Alert: Israel)

Israeli leftist hit in head by Palestinian rock blames … (Spoiler Alert: Israel)

Can Israel survive its own leftists?

Daniel Seidemann is an Israeli who runs a non-governmental organization, Terrestrial Jersusalem, that describes itself as ” an Israeli non-governmental organization that works to identify and track the full spectrum of developments in Jerusalem that could impact either the political process or permanent status options, destabilize the city or spark violence, or create humanitarian crises.”

According to NGO Monitor, Terrestrial Jerusalem receives its funding mostly from Europeans and one U.S. foundation and actively seeks to undermine Israeli policies which seek to maintain, among other things, a unified Jerusalem under full Israeli control.

Seideman has written that he sees some measure of re-division of Jerusalem as inevitable and considers Israeli actions as contrary to the peace process:

Upon my arrival in Israel more than forty years ago, I too subscribed to the “Jerusalem mantra,” whereby Jerusalem was “the-eternal-undivided-capital-of-Israel-that-would-never-be-redivided” (one word, and a noun). It was consensus, the impermeable devotion to an article of faith. The harsh realities in the ensuing years undermined that faith, and finally, in the summer of 2000, during President Clinton’s Camp David summit, it collapsed. It then became apparent, and has remained so, that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians will end within the borders of a politically divided city. Jerusalem was deflowered at Camp David.

We have noted before the problem of Palestinian rock throwing, and how it is minimized by Western media as not consequential.

Particularly when the rocks are thrown by children, it’s no lose for anti-Israeli groups:  If the rock lands its mark, the mission was accomplished; if the child also is arrested, it’s doubly good because the phalanx of international and Israeli leftist photographers will be there to record the moment as reflecting Israeli brutality (as just happened with the Bedouin protests).

Seidemann recently was the victim of such rock throwing while stalled in traffic in East Jerusalem.

His account of the event got particularly attention because he blamed Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem not the rock throwers (for an alternative, more accurate legal history of why East Jerusalem is not illegally occupied, see Prof. Eugene Kontorovich’s lecture, The Legal Case for Israel).

Seidemann wrote (via Israel Matzav):

The rock that hit me yesterday was not directed at me, personally. Most likely, it was hurled because I am an Israeli – the occupier. It’s also possible that it’s because I am a Jew, irrespective of the occupation. We will never know.

But the wonderful people who visited me today are living under occupation. My occupation.

I deserve no special dispensation for my “good behavior.” They owe me no apologies.

As long as the occupation exists, events like this will happen and no one is exempt from them.

I don’t romanticize the prick that cracked my head open. But I don’t find it particularly important if he is or is not apprehended. (OK – I do fear that he might have just been practicing on me, and that more deadly violence can be expected of him in the future).

But this ends not when Palestinians behave better, or when our Shin Bet becomes more efficient. It ends when occupation ends. Until then, I remain a symbol of that occupation, and not without reason. And no good deeds, as it were, will redeem me or protect me.

Blogger Elder of Ziyon calls it The Willful Blindness of the Israeli Left. Others have been more harsh.

Seidemann tweeted:

I don’t know Seidemann. I only know what he wrote.

And what Seidemann wrote leads me to wonder if Israel can survive its own leftists since all of Israel is considered occupied by the rock throwers and their handlers.

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OK, gotta quibble…

It was NOT a “Palestinian rock” that hit the moron in the head.

It was a rock thrown by a Palestinian thug.

Or a “clue-bat”…which bounced off.

Take your pick.

    There has never been a country called “Palestine”, there can be no “Palestinians”.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to genes. | December 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      Amen!

      TrooperJohnSmith in reply to genes. | December 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Palestine was the Roman name for the conquered nation of Israel. So, we’re back to “what’s in a name”. Technically, Palestine is territory stolen from Israel. In declaring oneself a “Palestinian” one is declaring oneself as an “occupier” of conquered land.

      We can can say that Israel participated in a long overdue reconquest. To declare that illegitimate is to also say Spain needs to give 92% of its land back to Morocco and/or Algeria.

Daniel Seidemann, 2013:

The rock that hit me yesterday was not directed at me, personally. Most likely, it was hurled because I am an Israeli – the occupier. It’s also possible that it’s because I am a Jew, irrespective of the occupation. We will never know.

But the wonderful people who visited me today are living under occupation. My occupation.

I deserve no special dispensation for my “good behavior.” They owe me no apologies.

Robert Fisk, 2001:

And — I realised — there were all the Afghan men and boys who had attacked me who should never have done so but whose brutality was entirely the product of others, of us — of we who had armed their struggle against the Russians and ignored their pain and laughed at their civil war and then armed and paid them again for the “War for Civilisation” just a few miles away and then bombed their homes and ripped up their families and called them “collateral damage”.

So I thought I should write about what happened to us in this fearful, silly, bloody, tiny incident. I feared other versions would produce a different narrative, of how a British journalist was “beaten up by a mob of Afghan refugees”.

And of course, that’s the point. The people who were assaulted were the Afghans, the scars inflicted by us — by B-52s, not by them. And I’ll say it again. If I was an Afghan refugee in Kila Abdullah, I would have done just what they did. I would have attacked Robert Fisk. Or any other Westerner I could find.

Fisk’s pioneering example may never be equaled, but give Seidemann credit for a good college try.

You have many ‘friends’ in the U.S., Seidemann. Disgusting bastards that they are.

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Can Israel survive its own leftists?

Can the U.S. survive its own leftists?

We have a race….to ruin.

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I would say that the blow to the head caused brain damage, but the damage appears to have occurred when the doctor dropped him at birth.

IOW, the guy is a coward. Once he realized that he would have to fight to keep his country, he abdicated his pro-Israel stance and decided to roll over and show his belly.

He can go the whole distance and venture into Judea or Samaria. The Arab thugs there would gladly end his life for him.

Why doesn’t he take his own advice and stay out of east Jerusalem.

So the mission of this guy’s NGO is that anything Israel does is wrong.

He and his supporters want to ensure there is a divided Jerusalem and that Jews don’t have full control over their land.

Their problem, at its core, is with God.If Israel is cast out of the land, they will say, “see, he trusteth in God that He would deliver him; let Him deliver him, if He delights in him.” They will say, “there is no God; the Judaeo-Christian God is dead.”

That’s what at the heart of this drive to deligitimize Israel. For, if you kill Israel, you kill Judaism; if you kill Israel and Judaism, you kill the Church and Christianity because, whether some Jews like it or not, the two are inextricably linked. You kill Israel and Judaeo-Christianity, you kill Western civilization. What will supplant it will be a regressive and murderous 7th-century blood cult of such barbarism that these haters of God have previously seen but wilfully looked the other way.

So, they are nihilistic.

Natural selection has a better sense of irony than the British.

Having a thick skull affords a certain amount of protection from a rock attack. He will pass that on to his offspring.

The Palestinians will need bigger and bigger rocks, which are harder to throw. He’s using his head.

TrooperJohnSmith | December 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Can America or Israel survive America’s Leftists?

Too bad the rock didn’t split his head wide open.

Judas Goat.

Barbari barbarorum erit

To answer the question in the subtitle, no, Israel will not survive its own leftists. Just like America won’t survive ours.

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