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2 years ago  ::  Apr 14, 2012 - 4:50PM #1
rocketjsquirell
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Finally, Israel comes up with a creative response to the phony humanitarians and anti-human rights "human rights advocates"

Israel to 'thank' fly-in activists in mocking letter
By HERB KEINON
LAST UPDATED: 04/14/2012 21:40
As pro-Palestinian activists set to attempt to touch down at Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel plans to present them with letter questioning choice to hold humanitarian protest against Israel rather than Syria, Iran or Hamas.

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"Dear activist," reads the letter that will be translated in a number of different languages. "We appreciate your choosing to make Israel the object of your humanitarian concerns.  We know there were many other worthy choices."

For instance, the letter – drawn up in the Prime Minister's Office -- noted, they "could have chosen to protest the Syrian regime's daily savagery against its own people, which has claimed thousands of lives".

Or, they could have chosen to protest "the Iranian regime's brutal crackdown on dissent and support of terrorism throughout the world."

Or, if they just had to come to this part of the globe, they "could have chosen to protest Hamas rule in Gaza, where terror organizations commit a double war crime by firing rockets at civilians and hiding behind civilians."

But instead, the letter read, "you chose to protest against Israel, the Middle East's sole democracy, where women are equal, the press criticizes the government, human rights organizations can operate freely, religious freedom is protected for all and minorities do not live in fear."

The letter concludes with a suggestion that the "activists" first solve "the real problems of the region," and then "come back and share with us your experience."

The letter, in an indication that Israel will not let the protestors into the country but will rather deport them back to their countries of origin, ends with the line, "Have a nice flight."
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full article:
www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Artic...
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 16, 2012 - 8:51AM #2
CharikIeia
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Here another creative response to a Danish participant:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gGVKtu_hyw

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 16, 2012 - 9:30AM #3
rocketjsquirell
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Apr 16, 2012 -- 8:51AM, CharikIeia wrote:


Here another creative response to a Danish participant:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gGVKtu_hyw




It was a response which the Danish participant completely deserved, although it would have been better had the Dane not gotten the response.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 16, 2012 - 9:34AM #4
CharikIeia
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Do you think all participants in this activist call deserve to get knocked down with an Uzi in their face, or is there anything special about this Danish participant that makes him particularly deserving of such treatment?

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 16, 2012 - 9:47AM #5
rocketjsquirell
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Chari


1. One does not threaten soldiers with guns. If you do so, you will be unhappy with the results.


2. Danes have no business whatsoever going to Israel for purposes of political agitation.


3. The Danish agitator got exactly what he wished for.


4. the Israeli soldier was stupid for giving it to him.


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2 years ago  ::  Apr 16, 2012 - 10:47AM #6
rocketjsquirell
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Perhaps the reading audience would like the background story:


Payback Time - Israel haters harass IDF, break officer´s finger, get hit in the face, whine about it



The international community was scandalized today by the sight of an Israeli soldier actually fighting back against Israel-hating thugs who harassed his fellow soldiers and broke his finger.

Lieutenant-Colonel Shalom Eisner was part of a group of soldiers guarding a crossroads in the West Bank when they were attacked by a group of Palestinian and Western activists associated with the ISM, a pro-terrorist organization that rejects Israel´s existence and demands its replacement with an Arab supremacist state.

After suffering a broken finger and an injured wrist, Eisner struck out at one of his attackers, a Danish activist, striking him in the face with the underside of his M-16.

The ISM promptly posted a carefully edited video of the incident, which is promoted as showing activists being "brutally attacked." In fact, even the activist who struck in the face shows no serious injuries. Certainly, they suffered no broken bones, as did Eisner.

    Lt. Col. Eisner claims that some of the protesters started attacking him with sticks which caused one of his fingers to break. He also suffered a major injury in his wrist which required a cast. "The weapon was the only thing I had in my hands. The whole thing lasted 60 seconds, we prevented them from getting on the road and they boarded the bus. Obviously, they didn´t show the part where they attacked us with sticks in the video."

The IDF has suspended Eisner and PM Netanyahu has publicly reprimanded him for failing to reflect the values of the IDF.

While there is no doubt that his behavior was unprofessional to a certain degree, more than a few Israelis likely believe that the lieutenant-colonel can be forgiven for losing his cool.

 

WorldJewishDaily / Photo: Screenshot
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 16, 2012 - 12:16PM #7
LeahOne
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Chari, since this was purportedly a POLITICAL protest, didn't you wonder why the "peaceful protesters" were chanting 'Allah-hu Akbar"  ???


And now you're aware that 'ISM' believes that ALL of Israel is 'occupied Palestine', does that impact your perception of the 'justice' they are calling for?


Speaking of people who confront injustice by speaking the truth, here's Richard Holbrooke: “By now,” he said, “two and a half generations of Arabs have been brought up on textbooks that do  not show Israel.”

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 16, 2012 - 3:29PM #8
JAstor
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Netanyahu said it best:


"What are they doing here? ... If they want to check the issue of human rights, they should go to Syria, maybe they can help stop the slaughter of thousands of innocents. They should go to Iran and stop the stoning of women..." 

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 17, 2012 - 1:45AM #9
CharikIeia
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Apr 16, 2012 -- 12:16PM, LeahOne wrote:


Chari, since this was purportedly a POLITICAL protest, didn't you wonder why the "peaceful protesters" were chanting 'Allah-hu Akbar"  ???


And now you're aware that 'ISM' believes that ALL of Israel is 'occupied Palestine', does that impact your perception of the 'justice' they are calling for?


Speaking of people who confront injustice by speaking the truth, here's Richard Holbrooke: “By now,” he said, “two and a half generations of Arabs have been brought up on textbooks that do  not show Israel.”



Leah, one side's stupidity never excuses the other side's misbehaviour.


Frankly, I couldn't care less about this whole idiotic event.


But I do care about manners as displayed here on the board.


The sentence quoted below is one that, if one of my children spoke it, would be BIG topic of discussion in our family, for several days.


Payback Time - Israel haters harass IDF, break officer´s finger, get hit in the face, whine about it


It radiates an inflamed, sick, violent, spiteful attitude that we all have to eschew, not perpetuate.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 17, 2012 - 7:21AM #10
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Apr 17, 2012 -- 1:45AM, CharikIeia wrote:


Apr 16, 2012 -- 12:16PM, LeahOne wrote:


Payback Time - Israel haters harass IDF, break officer´s finger, get hit in the face, whine about it


It radiates an inflamed, sick, violent, spiteful attitude that we all have to eschew, not perpetuate.




This response is revolting Chamberlain-esque pacifism. It's what allowed dictators and killers to arm while others stood by. It helped to allow happen the biggest slaughter in history.


When one gets attacked, then one must stop the attackers, and if that includes retaliation, then so be it. It provides a strong deterrent, and helps to keep the peace.

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