Who’s more “far-right”, Yehuda Glick or the Palestinian who tried to murder him?

A reporter working in the international press corps here understands quickly that what is important in the Israel-Palestinian story is Israel. If you follow mainstream coverage, you will find nearly no real analysis of Palestinian…ideologies, or profiles of armed Palestinian groups…Palestinians are not taken seriously as agents of their own fate – Former AP correspondent Matti Friedman

The Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent Peter Beaumont penned two articles today on the attempted murder of Rabbi Yehuda Glick, a campaigner for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount.


Snapshot of the Guardian’s Israel page, Oct. 30

Glick, who’s recovering from multiple bullet wounds at a Jerusalem hospital, was shot outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center by a Palestinian man from east Jerusalem named Mu’taz Hijazi, a former prisoner (for terror offenses) and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) member.

(PIJ  was formed by Palestinian extremists in Gaza during the 1970s and is committed to the destruction of the Jewish state through Jihad, and the creation of an Islamic state ‘from the river to the sea’.  The group was responsible for scores of deadly attacks on Israeli civilians – including large-scale suicide bombings.)

Hijazi was shot and killed by police today during an attempt to arrest him for the shooting.

Including the headlines, strap lines, photo captions and text, the term “far-right” was used seven times in reference to Glick in the two Guardian articles.  Though Beaumont alluded to the fact that Hijaz served time in an Israeli prison for “security” offenses, no similarly ideologically pejorative term was used to characterize him.  Nor was there any mention of his PIJ affiliation.

So, why is Glick described as a “far-right” rabbi? Well, according to Beaumont, he “is a prominent activist closely associated with recent efforts to gain more Jewish prayer rights on the Temple Mount”, and is closely associated with a group that seeks to rebuild a Jewish Temple on the general location at the Mount compound where the First and Second Temples stood.

Here’s Glick explaining his vision, which includes equal access to the Temple Mount compound for Muslims, Christians and Jews.

In an interview following his release from the prison, Hijazi said: “I’m glad to be back in Jerusalem. I hope to be a thorn in the Zionist plan of Judaizing Jerusalem”.

"Poster published in Palestinian Authority: "Fatah is proud of Muataz Hijazi"

“Poster published in Palestinian Authority: “Fatah is proud of Muataz Hijazi”

Here’s a clip of Rabbi Glick praying for peace with local Muslims “in the name of their shared ancestors on the Temple Mount”.

Yehuda Glick is most known for his campaign to allow Jews to merely pray at the Temple Mount – the holiest site in Judaism – and envisions a future where all three monotheistic religious peacefully share the site. 

Mu’taz Hijazi tried to kill an innocent Israeli civilian, is a convicted terrorist, and is affiliated with a violent, antisemitic extremist movement.

Which man is truly “far-right”? The campaigner for Jewish religious freedom at the Mount or the Palestinian who tried to murder him?

To those who don’t hold Palestinians to a lower standard of moral behavior than Jews – and indeed take them seriously as agents of their own fate – the answer should be obvious.

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  1. A Jewish man fighting for his life because he wanted to pray on top of a mountain and the man who shot him, shot dead. Why did an Arab Muslim shoot a Jew who wanted to pray on top of a mountain? Would the mountain be any less of a mountain if a Jew prayed on top of it? What is this madness? Is the prevention of a Jew who wishes to pray on top of a mountain so critical that it merits killing and dying for it?

    • According to antisemites, Jews are like bacteria who contaminate anything they touch. So yes, according to these psychopaths it does.

      • Naftali, and you are a left wing activist, but that does’t absolve you from supporting chauvinists and bigots that want to keep their holy sites pure from other faiths and creeds. You invert reality by claiming your support of apartheid policies at Al Aqsa and the Ka’aba represent the best in human progress and understanding.

    • A brave and very courageous Palestinian man who despite years in unlawful imprisonment by zionist colonial nuclear regime was still standing fighting this virus of zionism. If I had a chance to kill that rodent zionist american expansionist who has nothing to do with the Tourah of the prophet Moses (PBUH) I will kill the mother fucker myself.But patience they say is the best ally.So we just have to wait and see events happening outside the zionist rodents species occupied space that will lead to the certain crash of this virus.The whole world today knows the truth.There is no such a thing as Israel and it will never happen So let the zionist faggs dream while it last.

      • Thank you for this excellent demonstration showing the true face of a real anti-Zionist human rights champion.

      • A brave Nazi troll posting as an anonymous douchebag taking a dump on Judaic rights in Israel but, also in reality, throughout the world.

        Yup. THAT’S why there is no Palestinian state. No matter the blood shed by rabid Palestinian nationalists who provide not one ounce of peace seeking qualities, anonymous arm chair warriors and open fridge door historians will relay their calls for DEMANDS of Peace and Justice in Palestine, a land that has never, ever been Jew fucking free.

        And that has never, ever had a majority of Muslims.

        And whose so-called modern denizens have yet to provide a counerproposal to any of the 3 state offers made by Israel since 2000.


  2. I notice that any Jew that doesn’t believe that they surrender to Islamofascists are called right-wing, even though compared to the rest of the world they would be considered leftists.

    Netanyahu is always called an extreme right-winger – when compared to American politicians he would be called a leftists

    • Compared to the Obama administration I would call him sane, moral and intelligent. Admittedly, that’s not saying much.

  3. Peter Beaumont, Jerusalem correspondent of the Guardian, inverts reality to make excuses for murderously sick fucks. (Excuse my French.)

  4. Certainly the soldier who killed somebody on the basis of an accusation. I suppose Palestinians are not people trial is not required. Fascist Zionist soldier merely out of nappies has every right to kill a Palestinian. What kind of people are Israelis? The state of Israel is worse than the Third Reich,

  5. Jason Haworth
    Beyond Depraved: Palestinians Praise Infant Murderer
    October 28, 2014 by Ari Lieberman

    As last week’s light rail car attack claims yet another victim – a 22-year-old Ecuadorian woman who sustained a mortal head wound – Palestinians are busy hailing the miscreant responsible for the cowardly attack that also claimed the life of a 3-month-old infant, as a hero and martyr. This abominable terrorist attack as well as the depraved Palestinian reaction to it comes on the heels of yet another monstrous Palestinian outrage involving the kidnapping-murder of three Israeli teens in the Judea district. There too, the perpetrators, confirmed to be Hamas operatives, were hailed as heroes by both Hamas and Mahmoud Abbas’s “moderate” government and accorded the highest religious honors. No doubt that their families will now receive hefty stipends from the Palestinian Authority, courtesy of the American and European taxpayer.

    While Israelis laud their scientists, their artists, their doctors and multiple Nobel Prize nominees and recipients, Palestinians have a long and ignominious tradition of extolling the virtues of those who commit mass murder, slaughter innocents on buses and hijack commercial airliners. Public squares and streets are named after them and their children are taught to emulate them. The contrast between Israeli and Palestinian society could not be starker. One society celebrates and encourages progress and life while the other has morphed itself into a death cult, steeped in perverted traits that are an anathema to Western civilization.

    Consider the respective reactions of the mothers of sons responsible for carrying out the Ottawa parliament building and Jerusalem light rail attacks. Susan Bibeau, the mother of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, stated the following of her son’s heinous actions, “As a person and mother I am horrified by the actions of my son, I am sickened by it. I will never understand what drives a person to such senseless violence…” That is an appropriate emotion for random violence directed against the innocent. The mother of the Jerusalem terrorist by contrast, was pictured holding a glorified photograph of her son as if he had accomplished some great feat. She displays no shame over the fact that her son is a child murderer. Instead, she excuses his conduct by claiming that it was a mere traffic accident. Her abhorrent and unnatural behavior is encouraged, aided and abetted by the Palestinian Authority and its culture of death.

    When three Israeli teens were kidnapped this past summer, Palestinians encouraged store owners in the vicinity to destroy CCTV footage to thwart apprehension of the perpetrators. By contrast, when a Palestinian teen was kidnapped, Israeli police swiftly secured CCTV footage and apprehended the culprits. The troubling aspect however, is that the Obama administration either willfully ignores the societal and moral disparity or just doesn’t get it and likely never will.

    With respect to Palestinian society, I thought I had seen it all. I thought that their depravity and deviancy could stoop no lower. I was wrong. As exposed by Dan Smith from the blog Israellycool, Palestinians seem to revel in the blood of Jews killed not just in Israel but in far off places like Nepal.

    On October 24, a tourist bus travelling from Kathmandu to the Langtang area in Nepal overturned and fell into a steep embankment killing at least 10 including 2 Israelis. A Palestinian affiliated Facebook group with a rather large following quickly posted the story and celebrated the deaths of the “Zionist” tourists. The post, which featured gruesome pictures of dead and injured tourists in twisted and grotesque postures quickly garnered over 10,000 “likes” and generated 1,000 shares and a similar number of comments. As Smith points out, the comments are beyond hideous and include the following:

    Oh God, exterminate them and kill them vaporized and left them none

    To hell

    O limit the Zionist Jews and kill them, vaporize them and don’t leave any of them

    To hell and good riddance, expand their dead Allah

    Allah Akbar


    God burn them

    The posts are universally racist and boorish. There are no expressions of sympathy for innocent travelers, no expressions of sadness for the loss of innocent lives and no expressions of empathy for the tormented families. To the Palestinians, all that matters is that two Jews were killed. Yippee! Time to pass out the sweets.