Sunday, October 31, 2010

Who isn't bashing Israel this week?

Last week started out with a bang, when the Vatican Synod reminded everyone that the Jews aren't entitled to Israel.
"The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians, to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands,” Monsignor Cyril Salim Bustros, Greek Melkite archbishop of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston, Massachusetts, and president of the “Commission for the Message,” said at Saturday’s Vatican press conference."
Many commenters squirmed a bit when hearing this, saying that the denial of Israel's right to the Land of Israel were coming from "extremists" and not the mainstream Catholic church. Unfortunately, the Vatican is where the press conference took place, and no one at the Vatican seemed to have had a problem with the above statement.

And then...on Friday, in honor of Shabbat Chayyei Sarah, when we recall Avraham's purchase of the Cave of Machpela and surrounding fields in Hebron, UNESCO had their turn:
The Palestinian sites of al-Haram al-Ibrahimi/Tomb of the Patriarchs in al-Khalil/Hebron and the Bilal bin Rabah Mosque/Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem: the Board voted 44 to one (12 abstentions) to reaffirm that the two sites are an integral part of the occupied Palestinian Territories and that any unilateral action by the Israeli authorities is to be considered a violation of international law, the UNESCO Conventions and the United Nations and Security Council resolutions.
The Elder of Zion blogger explains why the Palestinians are lying and why it is a travesty that UNESCO's goals are now to rewrite history in the service of those who want to eradicate Jewish culture from the Middle East.

Lying isn't new...and slamming Israel is part and parcel of what passes as news these days.

YNET news (of all places) has the following unsurprising report:
Arabs and leftist activists staged an attack on Palestinian fields in a bid to accuse settlers of vandalism, an organization that claims to have documented the incident says.

[The claims] were made Saturday by Tazpit Unit members, an organization identified with the settlers which documents news events in the territories. Tazpit says that these staged attacks were meant to falsely accuse settlers of attacking Palestinian land.

The photos, taken by members of the Tazpit Unit, were shot on Palestinian land Friday, near the Neveh Tzuf settlement. The images allegedly show Palestinians and left-wing activists cutting down Palestinian olive trees using an electric saw.

Many so-called "Price Tag' acts targeting Palestinians were recorded in the last few weeks, and the settlers now claim they were staged by the Palestinians themselves and intended to harm the settlers' image.

Tazpit photographer Ehud Amiton, who documented the vandalism act on Friday, says that this is exactly what can be seen in his images.

see images and the rest of the article, here.
Staging an attack?! Against Jewish Settlers?


The Catholic Church, UNESCO, Palestinian Authority...who else this week will step up the plate?

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Anonymous said...

Well, Turkey has just declared Israel a threat, while dropping Syria and Iran among others.

jonathan becker said...

whoever this "tatzpit unit" is, are they lawyers? experts in ln land ownership/rights in the shomron? as you know, the question of "whose land is this" has been handled, both by jews and arabs by planting olive groves on contested land, the "race" escalating each year. tatzpit claims these were "arab" olive trees (really saplings, as is usually the case) based on...what?

i live right in the middle of this yearly "war" around olive harvest time. ownership/right to farm issues are at the heart of the issue. based on what does "tatzpit" claim these were "arab" trees?

jonathan becker said...

also, the implication is a "false flag" operation by leftists/palestinians. were they dressed/disguised as "settlers"? kippot? peyos? were they armed? were their hearts full of love for the people and the land of israel? :)jk. lotta loose ends here.

Anonymous said...

Is it a surprise though that ynet reported it?

Anonymous said...

How soon before we get the "Mosque of the Nativity" in Bethlehem?

Anonymous said...

The most disturbing thing about the UNESCO incident, is that I can't find any american Jewish bloggers who seem to care about it.

How far we have fallen!

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