Independent

Indy buries the lead on Arab Jerusalemite support for synagogue massacre


The mayor of Ashkelon is already backtracking, after rightfully coming under fire from politicians across the political spectrum, from his pledge to fire Arab workers installing bomb shelters in city kindergartens.  Mayor Itamar Shimoni, who issued the threat after Tuesday’s deadly terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, admitted his decision was “disproportionate”, and that he has agreed to allow Arab laborers to continue working at the sites.

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Cover of Israel newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth the day following the synagogue massacre

 

Though Ben Lynfield’s report on the row in The Independent, titled, ‘Synagogue attack: Israeli mayor accused of racism after suspending 30 Arab workers for ‘security’ reasons‘, was straight forward enough, there was an extraordinary sentence buried without comment in the second paragraph:

The step by Itamar Shimoni, mayor of the coastal city of Ashkelon, comes after a wave of attacks, mostly in Jerusalem, triggered largely by the Palestinian perception of an Israeli threat to al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third holiest site. The synagogue assailants are widely viewed in Arab East Jerusalem as “martyrs” who acted in defence of the mosque. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel will not make changes in the mosque compound, sacred to Jews as the Temple Mount. But provocative visits by right-wing Israeli politicians have more weight in Arab eyes than the premier’s declarations.

 Is this an accurate statement by Lynfield? Do Arabs in east Jerusalem – most of whom are permanent Israeli residents – support the Palestinian terrorists who butchered innocent Jews (while they were at prayer at synagogue) with axes and knives?

If such a morally perverse view is indeed held by a large segment of “Arab East Jerusalem”, let us humbly suggest to the Indy that perhaps such a disturbing phenomena might be of greater news value in the context of helping readers understand the region than the short-lived racist pronouncement of one solitary mayor. 

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  1. “Do Arabs in east Jerusalem – most of whom are permanent Israeli residents ….”

    Notice how you still can’t write truthfully that these non-Jewish residents are CITIZENS of Israel. Because they’re not, are they.

    Absolutely scandalous, racist and exclusionist to its core, creating a two-tier system which is in every way institutionalised apartheid.

    Shameful.

    • TamarKelvin Holocaustdenier writes nonsense.
      Notice how you still can’t write truthfully that these non-Jewish residents are CITIZENS of Israel. Because they’re not, are they.

      Well, contradictions don`t bother antisemitic *brains*.

    • It is my understanding that many of the Arab permanent residents in Jerusalem are not Israeli citizens, while others are. This is not because they weren’t or aren’t offered citizenship. Applications for Israeli citizenship seem to spike whenever negotiations make it seem as if the neighborhoods they reside in might actually be included in a state of Palestine. However, those Arab Jerusalemites who are non-citizens are still allowed to participate in municipal elections.

      Sir Lord Tamara, Hirsute Majesty, raging Queen of Denial,
      that is not racism but rather its opposite. If what you’re looking for is something scandalous, racist and exclusionist to its core, creating a two-tier system you should look at the ginned up xenophobic nonsense the Arabs are peddling over exclusive Muslim rights to the Temple Mount, the savage, needless butchery of innocents they encourage, and which they euphemistically describe as “operations,” or if that’s too much for you, you can simply and mindlessly gaze into your bathroom mirror.

      I know some of the words I’ve used are beyond your current scope, so you should invest perhaps in a dictionary.
      That’s dick, as in you’re a dick, plus shun, which is your reaction to human decency, plus airy, the rather unfortunate state of your brains, airhead.

      • You are sadly incorrect.

        There are zero non Jewish Israeli residents/citizens that are recognized in Israeli law as ‘nationals’.

        Zero.

        Why Is this?

        Why is this?

        • “There are zero non Jewish Israeli residents/citizens that are recognized in Israeli law as ‘nationals’.”

          Just a few hour ago you wrote:

          “Notice how you still can’t write truthfully that these non-Jewish residents are CITIZENS of Israel. Because they’re not, are they.”

          Oh wait a minute! My mistake. That was “Madam Tamara,” and I see that you are Lady Tamarrr, most likely a wholly different self-confessed retard, huh?

          • That i have more than one point to make is not really that interesting.

            What is important however is that none of you are able to show me where, in law, there is any evidence of non-jewish individuals being regaded as Israeli nationals….

            So, how about proving me wrong! ?

            Or can’t you find evidence of a non-apatheid state anywhere?

            • This appears to be true:

              ‘…the new legislation defined reserved “national rights” for Jews only and not for its minorities, and rights groups condemned it as racist.’

              • Kelvamara,
                Use as many names as you can imagine, just don’t use mine, to peddle your drivel. That’s going over the line, even for you.

                • My guess, TamaraKelvin Holcoaustdeneir suffers from multiple personality disorder. It losts its meds, obviously, we should collect donations for that poor.

            • “That i have more than one point to make is not really that interesting”

              So far He/She/It ‘Tamara’ you have failed to make any points of any interest in any of your garbled posts.
              Please keep posting, apart from being amusing if boring, your posts cast into doubt Darwin’s theories about evolution.
              You are evidence that humanity can take a few steps backwards. And are living proof that in spite of all of humanities strides forward in technology, medicine and knowledge, a retarded, drooling, dumbarse such as yourself can still exist on this planet.
              When you die, obviously you are already ‘brain-dead’, they should put your stuffed body in a glass case so that everyone can see for themselves what you look like, of course we will have to get the taxidermists to wipe your drool off you when they have finished their task.

              This afternoon is a good time to start the process.

        • “There are zero non Jewish Israeli residents/citizens that are recognized in Israeli law as ‘nationals’” –
          more of the same ignorant moronic crap.

  2. The Guardian does not elaborate on the wide support in East Jerusalem for the Synagogue terror attack because the official Guardian view is that Arabs do not possess full cognition or self-assessment, and therefore cannot be expected to be responsible for their own thoughts and actions.
    They are inconsequential meat-puppets whose sole purpose is enable criticism of Israeli policies.

    • True to a large extent. But in any event, I am sure that many at the Guardian had a similar reaction as the one koufaxmitzvah describes below in regard to the resident troll.

  3. “Hi! My name is Tamara. But I’m really a guy. It’s okay, though, because it’s hard to imagine me a full grown male even though I am in my 30s. The only thing smaller is my brain! Anyway, can any of you tell me something that I might finally accept as being the truth, or do I have to smear my body fluids all over my monitor again?

    “It seems I have aroused myself…. Again. Hold on 10 seconds….”

  4. Now we have all fallen for Tamara’s pathetic attempt at yet another diversion, can we return to the topic. Tamara, not that I expect an answer from you (because you never answer a question you don’t like), do you or do you not agree that IF the Indy is right, and the vile murderers are “widely viewed in Arab East Jerusalem as martyrs”, then a) that is a case for extreme concern, and b) may be slightly more important as a news story than the short-lived emotional rantings of one town’s mayor?

    Over to you, Tamara. I’ve asked you a straight question. Please do me the courtesy of a straight answer.

    • Labenal, you’re being very unfair to our favorite cross dressing troll. First of all, your sentences…. are much too long. a)s and b)s and commas and parentheses? Slow down, Shakespeare! Second, you stated you’re expecting a reply. And you were nice about it. Silly. Third of all, your question (aside from the high faluting Elitism pointed out above) is much too direct.

      I hope you have learned your lesson, Sir!

      • Sorry Koufax and Leah. How’s this.

        Oi Tamara – you are a troll. Stop trolling. *blows raspberry*

        Better?

  5. TamaraKelvin Holocaustdenier never condemns the antisemitic murder of Jews, it supports it. It is a nazi, that is.