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Yesterday the NYT ran an op-ed by its regular Israeli rightwing columnist Shmuel Rosner, titled "IsraelâEUR(TM)s Irresponsible Arabs," that accused Palestinian leaders of stirring a tense population with lies about Al Aqsa mosque.


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Patrick D (344)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 1:11 pm
The audacity of a conquering army is apparently unlimited.

Evelyn B (63)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 1:45 pm
Such extremist statement, and related acts are what is feeding the fear of Palestinian Muslims (and Christians) that Israel intends to force them out of Al Aqsa and the entire neighbourhood of al-Ḥaram al-Šarīf/ Har HaBáyit ...

Many analysts see the perceived threats as expressed by the extremists (including their attempted Tisha B'Av march) & the prevention of Palestinian men from praying at the mosque as being the real trigger / flash point for the current wave of lone wolf Palestinian violence ....

Which has been further fed by the mob madness of violent extremist settlers, with their braying of "Die Arab" and worse when a Palestinian (not necessarily accurately identified as a perpetrator of violence) is brought down, & lies bleeding to death ....

There is sickness here - and the sickness is NOT purely among some young Palestinians - it is strongly present in extremist settlers - who are more grouped and far better armed, and often even less responsible than the Palestinian lone wolves, for these settlers are egging each other & the IDF on to extreme prejudice against any Arab ... (and anyone mistaken for Arab). And government statements & policies are spilling oil on the flames ...

Kathleen M (211)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 1:55 pm
Shared and noted with utter disgust! Thanks, Carrie.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday October 27, 2015, 4:36 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie.
All I have left is a very heavy sigh! Doesn't it ever stop? Looks like it's "all-or-nothing." Madness.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 3:45 am
"Yes, tensions are high. But are those leaders being irresponsible?"

When tensions are high, there is a potential for something new to come in. . . the energy can be useful, rather than potentially destructive.

Gary L (138)
Wednesday October 28, 2015, 8:33 am
Israel is a terrorist state and needs to be defunded

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday October 29, 2015, 5:02 am
Nothing new,this is Zionism 101.

Lona G (66)
Thursday October 29, 2015, 6:15 am
It makes you wonder if the American Jewish community reading Shmuel Rosner'op-ed in the New York Times isso devoid of self-reflection on anything that comes out of Israel that they can't see the irony of Rosner accusing Palestinian leaders of stirring a tense population by telling lies.
Fortunately, an increasing number of progressive Jews are willing to see through the machinations of the Israeli right-wing government.

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday October 29, 2015, 2:36 pm
Sure that sounds like a good idea......not.


Carrie B (306)
Thursday October 29, 2015, 8:10 pm
Pschinko, Votre commentaire est offensant pour beaucoup et doit être ignorée car elle n'a pas de valeur.

Gloria H (88)
Thursday October 29, 2015, 9:29 pm
so who is more powerful..."God" or "Allah"?get ringside tickets today. Zeus will not be attending.

Stephen Brian (23)
Thursday October 29, 2015, 10:49 pm
You can find two, or even five, Israelis who will say whatever you're looking for. The country is known for its disagreement. I could probably do a better job than Mondoweiss on this one:

One of the MKs mentioned is from the Jewish Home party, a hard-right party with which Likud ended up in a coalition when Israeli politics polarized and Likud had to go all the way to the right-wing fringe to assemble an exactly 50% + 1 coalition. As part of these deals, members of those parties get cabinet-posts. Netanyahu shuffled Uri Ariel (better transliteration of his name, following standard conventions for transliteration of vowels from Hebrew) out of Construction when he became troublesome and into Agriculture, where he is as far from control over potentially inflammatory policy as possible, at least until the next drought. As for the other, Hotolevy's job is as the "ideological" (hard-right) voice within Likud. She is the one who's supposed to keep the fringe-right placated, but does not actually hold a cabinet-post. She is a student at Tel Aviv University, not exactly an authoritative figure.

These claims about an intent to destroy the al Aqsa mosque go back many decades. Why are the claims any more valid now than they were fifty years ago or seventy? I'm sure we could find some prominent Israelis saying the same things back then. They are seen as the real trigger, and they probably are: The Second Intifada started when Ariel Sharon walked into the al Aqsa mosque and was seen as trying to establish Jewish control over the site. (Never mind that he was just responding to an invitation from Arafat to the Israeli parliament to send a member.)

Past Member (0)
Friday October 30, 2015, 2:33 am
Noted, Thanks

Gillian M (11)
Friday October 30, 2015, 9:33 am
For centuries the al-Aqsa mosque was unrepaired and basically rubble. Enter the state of Israel and suddenly this mosque becomes important. It is only important BECAUSE IT WAS BUILT ON THE SITE OF THE JEWISH TEMPLES. Mohammed had a dream, neither he or Islam has any association with Jerusalem or Israel except where the Muslims want to commit genocide. It seems that the Judeophobe brigade support this.

Personally, I think the best thing would be to knock it down because even the Muslims treat the mosque appallingly. Every time they have a temper tantrum they destroy it inside. They pray with their arses towards it. Some holy site!

M B (62)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 9:08 am
'Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities' - Voltaire

Thanks, Carrie


M B (62)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 8:38 pm
Israel.they believe their own absurdities.

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Monday January 18, 2016, 10:44 am
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