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Friday, April 06, 2007

Damned if we do and damned if we don't

At Kesher Talk, Judith Weiss reports on an appearance by a representative of Brit Zedek v'Shalom at a Los Angeles synagogue in which blaming Israel reached new heights lows.

I monitored Marcia Freedman, from Brit Tsedek v' Shalom last Saturday, spewin her pro-Palestinian, anti-Occupation, ususal blame Israel stuff at Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue. Needless to say, we had about 60 elderly people who stayed for this and it was a joy to hear them attack this woman with pointed questions that she tried to defend.

She refused to acknowlege any hate being taught by the Palestinians, and said our unilateral withdrawal caused tumult in the Gaza region, as we did not give them enough time to prepare how to govern themselves. She said the kids being taught by hate videos will not have an impact on the future. Without boring you more, It was good I went, I asked her why she felt :
1. The targeted killing of Sheik Yassin was wrong, as she stated on her website, and
2. Why can Arabs live within Jewish borders, but Jews cannot live within Arab borders???

Imagine the answers, words like "occupation" , "humiliation" "IDF brutality" and all the other tag lines you have all heard. The room groaned, and when an 89 year old woman stomped out on her walker, speaking loudly that this who issue on Shabbas was a "shanda," others who were more able bodied walked with her, and then the room proceeded to walk out. This was delicious!

I emailed Allyson about Freedman's assertion that "our unilateral withdrawel caused tumult in the Gaza region, as we did not give them enough time to prepare how to govern themselves."

So it's bad if Israel leaves and it's bad if Israel stays. Israel bad bad bad. Did anyone call her on that?

Allyson replied:

Judith, We were only allowed to ask questions at the end of the event. We did ask her the question of Israel bad for "occupation" and Israel bad for "unilateral withdrawal". Her response was we did not give them time. and then she said that the Israelis allowed them to drown in their own "shit" however she said "s blank blank t", and that this is the worst thing we can do.

Read it all.


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