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Peace Activist Rabbi Arik Ascherman Attacked By Knife-Wielding Settler in West Bank ~ TEXT and VIDEO


Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, culture, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, violence, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, abuse, activists )

Carrie
- 1208 days ago - mondoweiss.net
A masked Israeli settler attacked an Israeli-American rabbi and co-founder of the group Rabbis for Human Rights, threatening the religious leader and peace activist with a knife against his neck, this afternoon following an annual olive harvest.



   

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fly b (26)
Sunday October 25, 2015, 6:11 pm
Awful.
Thank you, Carrie
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday October 26, 2015, 3:28 am
Bulldoze all settlers homes built on Palestinian land.
 

Lona G (67)
Monday October 26, 2015, 8:21 am
The difference between reports on Palestinian knife attacks on Jews and those of Jewish settlers on Palestinians and on Jewish activists protecting Palestinians is striking. Jewish settlers seem to have been given free reign to attack Palestinians trying to harvest their olive crop literally at the end of the day.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday October 26, 2015, 12:01 pm
Communication is the key.
Knives and guns destroy.
 

Angelika R (143)
Monday October 26, 2015, 4:16 pm
Thx Carrie.
I strongly suggest that you all also read this exellent piece by Rabbi Lerner who also addresses this latest attack in his article.
Netanyahu: Have You No Shame?
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"So it was not a total surprise to witness on a video, a few days after Netanyahu's speech, a masked and knife-wielding Israeli settler attack Rabbi Arik Ascherman, head of the Israeli Rabbis for Human Rights, as he attempted to stop Israeli West Bank settlers from once again destroying Palestinian olive trees, as they have done systematically for years on Palestinian-owned West Bank lands. Ascherman has been one of the heroes of human rights in Israel, a champion of the best in Judaism, often challenging his fellow rabbis to live up to the ethical standards set by the Torah. A frequent author for Tikkun magazine, Rabbi Ascherman has had the courage of his convictions and deserves the praise of the entire American and Israeli Jewish community.

Don't hold your breath. To date, his heroism has been ignored both in the Jewish and American mainstream media. Read and watch a video about it *HERE*
and about the growing HATRED IN ISRAEL TOWARD SUPPORTERS OF PEACE HERE [-]
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday October 26, 2015, 5:16 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie.
So glad to read that he wasn't seriously injured. I can only sit here and keep shaking my head at those who wish to harm others who are trying to do some good in the world.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 18, 2016, 11:06 am
THANKS
 
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