Vandalism (and assault) at the World's oldest Jewish cemetery
JPost is spot-on in this editorial about the World's oldest Jewish cemetery: The Mount of Olives
It is not difficult to imagine the deafening outcry that would have arisen had
Jewish stone-throwers attacked Arab mourners and visitors to a major cemetery.
The chorus of condemnation would have become shriller yet, had the attacks not
been isolated but daily harassment and outright physical endangerment.
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is safe to assume that the violent assailants would have been castigated as
despicable racists and that all-out manhunts would have been mounted to
But as it happens, the assailants are Arab while the
mourners and visitors are Jewish. Hence there is no outcry, no condemnation, no
manhunts and the word “racist” is on nobody’s lips. No one talks about the
regular predations on Jews trying to reach Jerusalem’s ancient Mount of Olives
Cemetery, regarded by many as the second holiest Jewish site anywhere.
is almost as if brutal onslaughts and lynching attempts against Jews are only to
be expected and even accepted as the norm.
It is a sad testament to an
even sadder state of affairs that Diaspora Jews feel obliged to take action to
preserve the world’s largest Jewish cemetery, while successive Israeli
governments serially fail to stem lawlessness, vandalism and neglect
. The solution is really quite simple....
Labels: Mount of Olives, Palestinian terrorism, vandalism