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Those Peace-Loving Israelis Even Object to LOVE!

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Israeli police blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at a wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted "death to the Arabs" in a sign of tensions stoked by the Gaza war.


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Sam H (410)
Monday August 18, 2014, 12:39 am
But itís true that if the situation was reversed, ISIS would have stoned both of them!

Sam H (410)
Monday August 18, 2014, 12:40 am
I think itís love that fuels all that hatred between Jews and Arabs.

Sam H (410)
Monday August 18, 2014, 12:41 am
Cupid, watch out!

Sam H (410)
Monday August 18, 2014, 12:43 am
Malka's father, Yoram Malka, said on Israeli television he objected to the wedding, calling it "a very sad event." He said he was angry that his daughter had converted to Islam. Of his now son-in-law, he said, "My problem with him is that he is an Arab."

Bigotry Enshrined!

Sam H (410)
Monday August 18, 2014, 12:45 am
Neither love nor circumcision can bring these people together! What was G-d thinking?

Sam H (410)
Monday August 18, 2014, 12:48 am
The brideís father probably would love to banish them to Gaza and then kill their children!

Sam H (410)
Monday August 18, 2014, 12:48 am
O.K. I'll stop now!

Rose Becke (141)
Monday August 18, 2014, 2:52 am
How dare he say this he is not a Father he is a racist and bigot

Sam H (410)
Monday August 18, 2014, 3:56 am
"Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound"

Love is in the air, even for animals!

Even Defenseless Animals Didn’t Escape Unspeakable Brutality

Lona G (66)
Monday August 18, 2014, 7:19 am
The young couple was very brave to wed, especially in current times and with so much opposition. But it is a sad affair when politics starts to meddle in the private affairs of people. This marriage is between two people who love each other, so what business do these protesters have, trying to spoil their wedding day? And the father of the bride speaking so openly against his daughter converting and his son in law being an Arab. That doesn't bode well for the couple, so I wish them well and hope their marriage works out.

Kathleen Mireault (211)
Monday August 18, 2014, 7:58 am
Sadly noted. Thanks, Sam. Amazing, the different colors of love, and it's brilliant aura!. Hatred always looks the same color to me: dark, and angry. I wish this young couple the best! Blessings...

Past Member (0)
Monday August 18, 2014, 8:36 am
Sad to see the ugly hatred+rants in the comes in all shapes-color-sex+faith. Loved this pic--a pity it can't be the norm. Religion--all religions is the root of all the evil that plagues this earth+us. It's the worst thing created by man.Thanks Sam

Evelyn B (63)
Monday August 18, 2014, 11:51 am
Sadly, few people are "happy" when their children marry "out of" their religious community. Even among Christians .... e.g. between Catholics & Protestants ... Although this IS changing ... in the West, at least.

I agree - great courage to marry in Israel at this time (a quick trip to Cyprus would have been more discreet & safe from extremist reactions).

But not so rare as all that ... I have Arab friends whose daughter married an Israeli Jew - and both families are very supportive.

Krista Slavin (194)
Monday August 18, 2014, 11:53 am

Miriam E (18)
Monday August 18, 2014, 12:00 pm
I am ashamed that these Lehava people are part of Israel, and I am glad that a counter protest was held nearby, to support the couple. I wish the couple all the best.

Bruce C D (89)
Monday August 18, 2014, 12:01 pm
The main Jewish group responsible for the protest, Lehava, is linked to the Israeli government. Haaretz reported they receive up to $175,000 a year, which amounts to over half of its operational budget. Lehava's slogan: "Saving the daughters of Israel." In 2012 the group distributed flyers in east Jerusalem warning Arabs not to visit the mostly Jewish western side of the city, and has campaigned against Jews and Arabs mixing on beaches and Jewish landlords renting to Arabs. Several other Orthodox Jewish groups that advocate against assimilation were involved in the protest also.

Who says the Israeli government doesn't promote racism and apartheid? Interesting to read that the bride converted to the Islam. Pretty sad that the father of the bride can't overcome his prejudice to be happy for his daughter.

Monday August 18, 2014, 3:00 pm
Noted & shared. Thanks Sam

Sheryl G (359)
Monday August 18, 2014, 3:16 pm
Reminds me of the haters from the Westboro Baptist Church here in the USA. Always sticking their face into what they don't need to be doing, like funerals. Even heard they were going to picket Robin Williams funeral...sick bunch and this is what wars create, ill hearts on both sides. I'm glad they did what they did and married despite all, they are the Lighthouses of the area.....and I hope that light shines brighter each day to illuminate all the Dark Hearts.

Remember people we all bleed red. I'm so tired of religion, any religion, be a destroyer of so much instead of being the so called enlightenment it claims to be.

Richelle R (62)
Monday August 18, 2014, 4:29 pm
Is the hatred ever going to end?

Justin Vale (13)
Monday August 18, 2014, 6:03 pm
nice jewish girls marry nice jewish boys. isn't that how the saying goes? why do people on this site expect so much of the jew. they're not godlike, they're just like anybody else. i've seen clumsiness become contagious among a group of professional jews. it was amazing. a group of professionals, in the blink of an eye they became a troupe of clowns.
don't expect them to be perfect. they're just like me and you.
nice jewish girls marry nice jewish boys.
that's not just in the israel of the here and now. from the beginning of time that's been so. and not just in israel, but here, there and everywhere.

Carol French (121)
Monday August 18, 2014, 6:44 pm
Thx Sam, your on my page alright.......
It is so good to see the young speak at the end the way they do. It sounds like they would not hold a grudge no matter who marries who..............!!!!

S J (130)
Monday August 18, 2014, 8:07 pm
noted, thanks Sam

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Monday August 18, 2014, 11:37 pm

The Khazar's (Zionist) ultimate goal is a (rabid) new order for the world.
And so Eretz Israel and a second homeland

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Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 1:59 am
I congratulate on its courage and send them my best wishes for the future.
Thank you Sam.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 3:10 am
noted thanks ... it is sad that their private plans are being hijacked by a bigger issue and subverted. This shouldn't be a rallying point for further aggression

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 3:13 am
Having said that, this isn't limited to Jews and Muslims, but is the same all over, whether Irish catholic/protestant troubles, racism with black vs white, or Romeo and Juliet.things never change unfortunately

Bruce C D (89)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 3:43 am
Get a clue, Justin. Here in America, the vast majority of Rabbi's happily conduct interfaith marriages without requiring conversions, and have been doing so for some time now. Jewish men and women have been marrying outside of their faith all around the world forever--there's even several examples of it in the Bible. Why do you think Jews from Europe look like Europeans? But even if that wasn't the case, just because something wrong has been customary doesn't make it right to keep doing it.

No one is singling out Jews or expecting them to be perfect--that's just your spin on this. For instance, I likewise condemn the similar practices of religious extremism of Westboro Church and others like them, which are located right here in the U.S. And, just as I condemned apartheid in South Africa, I likewise condemn Israel's apartheid. Moreover, if Israel promotes itself as a modern democracy, then that is the basis on which it is judged, even if it falls short of that.

Are you advocating that people of one faith, race, or ethnic group should only be allowed to marry people within their faith, ethnic group, or race? Or are you acknowledging that that is wrong? Because if the former, you would be supporting bigotry. If it's the latter, then you're not making any sense. Since it is wrong, we should speak out against it, and you should be adding your voice in protest, instead of whining about those who are trying to make a difference for the better. That's why we're all here at Care2 for, isn't it; because we care and we want to make a difference? What you appear to be doing is applying a double standard, and attacking any who dare criticize Israel.

Margaret G (243)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 5:22 am
Justin, your comment has me totally confused. Would you mind explaining what you meant?

Margaret G (243)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 5:26 am
In the war of public relations, it does Israelis no good to chant, "Death to the Arabs!" and
it does pro-Palestinians no good to chant, "Jews to the gas!"

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 6:46 am
"I think itís love that fuels all that hatred between Jews and Arabs. "- what a unique conclusion!- and yet cannot be confuted.. oh, and thx Sam for stopping..just in time.
I too wonder why the bride converted to Islam,-was she urged/forced? In any case I extend my congratulations to the couple, "As for you, be fruitful and multiply.."- much to the "pleasure" of rabbinical authorities..who, however, won't be able to defy demographics in the long run.

Sam H (410)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 7:13 am
Glad you didn't find fault with this, Angelika: "Neither love nor circumcision can bring these people together! What was G-d thinking?"

Sam H (410)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 7:17 am
Dear Margaret, I hope you see more than just bad "public relations" in "Death to the Arabs!" and "Jews to the gas!"

I have no doubt that you do!


Angelika R (143)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 7:55 am
Sam, I generously and gracefully overlooked that one.. like I said, thx for stopping it there.
you all ARE aware of this, are you? >Ceasefire talks and peace talks at an end- firing resumed- Israeli delegation ordered back home

Sam H (410)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 8:08 am
No I wasn't. Thanks! That's disturbing news!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 8:49 am
It's in the middle of wartime ~ it's the times we live in. HOWEVER, the bride had converted to Muslim and so this was not an interfaith marriage, although their children will be considered Jewish.
I don't know Muslim thinking on this, but a demonstration is maybe not the worst that could have happened.

Bruce you're correct ~ an itty-bitty bit correct. A FEW Reform rabbis will marry interfaith marriages, the vast majority will not, nor will Conservative or (G*d forbid!) Orthodox.
But again, this was NOT an interfaith marriage.

Sam, I wouldn't even bother to ask the question. No man is capable of understanding the mind of G*d. And worse, we just putz around doing everything we know is wrong and cheering for the very worst offenders.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 8:54 am
Does this AlJazeera headline look a lirttle weird to you??

*Israel strikes Gaza targets after rocket fire
Israel hits "terrorism targets" in Gaza and ends truce talks after three rockets land in Israel, violating ceasefire.*

By rights, shouldn't it say, *Terrorists in Gaza Violate Ceasefire With Rocket Fire
Israel Returns Fire at Terrorist Targets* ?????

Sam H (410)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 9:36 am
Not that one, but this:

Egypt calls for US restraint over Ferguson

Esther S (45)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 12:59 pm
First of all there are people of most all different religions who don't want their people marrying someone of a different religion and converting to that religion. Second of all the Israeli government was allowing the marriage and trying to protect the couple from those that were protesting etc. There are some fanatic Muslims that would not allow a marriage to occur if a Muslim and a non-Muslim were going to marry each other unless the non-Muslim converted to Muslim and they certainly would not protect that couple. They probably would stone them to death.

Rodney Paige (44)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 2:04 pm
May their Union be blessed with love, prosperity, joy,children, and many many blessings.

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 2:33 pm
Great minds Sam: Jewish-Muslim Wedding Brings Out Bitter Tensions In Israel

Bruce C D (89)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 2:38 pm
@Barbara D.--
Reportedly, some 87% of non-Orthodox American rabbis perform interfaith marriages. Most American Jews are not Orthodox, and a rising number consider themselves non-religious, some 32% of those born after 1980. The intermarriage rate is at a high of 58%, 71% for non-Orthodox Jews. An American Jew would not find it very difficult to find a Rabbi here to perform an interfaith marriage.

It was realized this wasn't an interfaith marriage, which in this case probably wouldn't have been done by a rabbi, anyway. The point was that such intolerance should not be found acceptable. I would hope that our society here is mostly beyond that particular ignorance, but then occasionally someone will give me pause to wonder if that's true.

I don't know that it is technically considered war when it involves administration of occupied territories, or that it should be. And such anachronistic attitudes are not confined just to times of conflict. Regardless, the groom should not automatically be considered the enemy, nor should every Palestinian or Muslim or the whole population of Palestinians or Muslims. I don't condone Christians or Muslims condemning every Jew, or Buddhists every Hindu, either. Even in times of war, distinctions need to be made between the governments or parties responsible and a population.

One could change the headline to reflect the usual pro-Israel slant. (Unless, of course, they were backed by the U.S., in which case it would changed to "freedom fighters.") And one could ignore the context of the stolen land, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, collective punishment, war crimes, repression, indefinite detentions, torture, perpetually increasing and expanding settlement on Palestinian land, discrimination, blockades and virtual imprisonment that Israel has suffered upon Palestinians. One could also ignore that both sides are guilty of using terrorism.

But I'm much more concerned about the people being killed and injured on both sides than about headline phrasing. The latest report on the recent outbreak has ten crude Palestinian rockets fired in comparison to over two dozen Israeli bombs from Israeli jets, resulting in one damaged cafť in Israel and at least 21 injured Palestinians--including 14 women and children--in Gaza. How is that a proportionate response?

Ondine J (134)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 8:27 pm
Noted, thanks Sam. Wishing this couple a happy life together. Regardless of faith,fundamentalism is ugly and scary to me.

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 9:11 pm
The right-wing everywhere is a shit in all its forms.

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 11:20 pm
May this brave couple FORGE a new peaceful thinking in our troubled world.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 9:52 am
Reminds me of the past in the US when blacks were not allowed to marry whites!! And now the LGBT issues as well. Why does the government need to be involved in personal relationships?


Justin Vale (13)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 3:47 pm
okay here's the deal.
this story was posted because it was jews involved.
most of you guys made comments because it was jews.
this site lets all you flakes get away with treating jews as punching bags. but i don't.
and for as long as you guys post these articles about jews and make all your comments. (which by the way, it's the same junk over and over again), i will continue to make mine.
and bruce, what are you talking about? those are jews on the fringes. jews marry jews.
if they didn't there'd be no jews by now.
stop with the jew hating. lets talk about something else. it's pitiful the way i come to this site and find all these posts and comments attacking the jewish state and it's people. stop it yo. it ain't none of your business. and these actions yu guys take are being taken worldwide more and more. you've painted the jew into a corner. and isis is what happens when you do that. jews hit back. i've seen them run from fights, but i've never seen one run when a friend is in need. isis is the new reality.
lay of the jew yo. they ain't done nothing. and they hit back.

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 10:27 pm
An other enlightning post by Justin Vale:

'jews marry jews'.

Let me add a supplement to your conclusion ?

jews marry jews.
and non jews.

arabs marry arabs and non arabs.

Love conquers all and Rumor has it...

Bruce C D (89)
Friday August 22, 2014, 12:02 am
@Justin Vale--
OK, here's the real deal and here's what's truly pathetic. It's your silly incoherent responses, void of any substantial content to advance meaningful dialogue, which seek to defend and support Zionist racist policies, using the vile and despicable means of falsely accusing any and all who would oppose them as anti-Semitic. Your disingenuous and slimy ploy is simply the same old tired, worn-out, dirty trick that is routinely the standby of choice when Israeli apologists and hasbara find their feeble arguments lacking and their cause unjust.

For example, Justin, it appears that here you have been attempting here to defend, obfuscate, and whitewash the bigotry of those who would protest and try to disrupt a mixed marriage. When your illogical arguments inevitably proved unconvincing, rather than answering the arguments, you instead chose to resort to slanderous ad hominem, another final refuge often sought by scoundrels, deceitfully applying anti-Semitism ubiquitously to anyone who dares to criticize Israel. Epic fail. That's pitiful, Justin. I would hope you're better than that.

Ironically, the unvarnished truth of the matter is that people making legitimate criticisms of Israel are actually helping the Jewish people, while those like you defending the indefensible and casting false accusations of anti-Semitism are doing the Jewish people a huge disservice. In short, you're hurting yourself, you're hurting Israel, and you're hurting Jewish people. I expect you can't or won't recognize these things and will thus refuse to accept the truth, but I tell you them as a friend, as someone with equal concern for Jewish people, and as someone who doesn't abide racism against any people.

If I even thought anyone posting stories about Israel and this conflict were anti-Semitic, I would not endorse them or their submissions. Most people who care about something besides just themselves have a cause in which they may primarily devote most of their time and effort. Just as those whose primary cause was ending slavery in the U.S. or apartheid in South Africa did not signify an intolerance of white people, neither does supporting human- and civil-rights and justice for the Palestinian people or opposition to the apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and other racist policies practiced by the regime in Israel in any way equate with anti-Semitism.
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