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Thursday, January 27, 2011

When they incite against the Right

Recently, a video was posted on the internet calling for the murder of a member of the state's attorney's office named Shai Nitzan. Within a couple of days, the person who posted the video was arrested, even though he withdrew it so quickly that only 25 people had seen it on YouTube.

Maariv's Kalman Libeskind compares that to what happened to someone who threatened National Union's Yaakov Katz (Ketzeleh - pictured at top left). The article has been translated into English here.
Stories of this type are usually either ignored or hyped by the media, depending on their political bent. When Ehud Barak received a threatening letter from some idiot with childish handwriting, the story about “extreme right wing threats” opened all the day'snewscasts. When National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari received a similar letter, no one thought it was newsworthy.

Roi Philipstal, a young resident of Tel Aviv who has signed various left-wing petitions, recently wrote a Facebook status message with a clear call: “Who wants to stick a bullet in the head of Ketzaleh-Mengele, just for the fun of it?” (Ketzaleh is MK Yaakov Katz, leader of the National Union party.) Noa Begun, content editor for the portal Tapuz, added a gleeful response to Philipstal’s post: “Oh yeah, definitely.”

This matter was not a secret. Katz filed a complaint with the police and his spokesman put out a press release and sent it to a large mailing list. Well, did you see Channel 10 opening its evening newscast with the item? Did you see Philipstal brought arraigned before a judge? Was Professor Ze’ev Sternhell invited to news talk shows to opine on the matter as a world-renowned expert on incitement? No sir-ee. If someone had decided to make an item out of it, Philpstal would have already been sharing a cell with Uri Bar’am. But it didn’t happen.

And that is why Bar’am is a dangerous inciter who could get 10 years in the slammer, and Philipstal sleeps soundly at home under his down blanket.

Note from IsraelNationalNews: The Attorney General has reportedly decided to investigate the complaint against Roi Philipstal. There has been no news of his arrest, however.
I'm sure you're all shocked. Read the whole thing.

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At 3:22 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Hardly surprising.

There is Israel's leftist media and then there is its leftist prosecution. Don't look for that to change any time soon.


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