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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Retaliation/Revenge and Terrorism are Not Equivalents

I certainly oppose the attacks on Arabs, such as the recent firebombing of a couple of Arab houses resulting in injuries and death, but it is not the same as Arab terrorism.

First of all look at the numbers. Jewish attacks on Arabs are extremely rare. Take into account all of them, weekly, monthly, by the year, decade, century... YES CENTURY! The Jewish community here in the Land of Israel has suffered from Arab terrorism not only long before the 1967 Six Days War, but before the establishment of the State of Israel. 

The amount of Jewish attacks on Arabs has been infinitesimal in comparison to Arab terrorist attacks on Jews!!

Every once in a while an individual Jew or a small group get together and say they have had enough and want to give the Arabs a taste of their own medicine. The results are always the same. From the reactions of the press here and abroad and the reactions of public figures near, far, Right and Left, you'd think that Jews have launched a nuclear bomb on an Arab village or perpetrated a holocaust.

There is a lot of justified frustration and anger among Jews here in Israel and all over the world. Our judicial and diplomatic systems are skewed against Jews and favor Arabs.

  • Acts of Arab terror against Jews are judged as criminal acts and not as ideology or modern nazism. 
  • Convicted Arab terrorists, even those who murdered Jews, are released in all sorts of "deals." 
  • Capital Punishment aka the Death Penalty is not used on Arab terrorists who have murdered Jews.
These three facts have caused a total lack of faith in the Israeli Judicial System.

Another major difference is the ideology behind the two types of acts. The Arab terrorists have always aimed to destroy the Jewish presence and life here in the Land of Israel. In addition they glorify the terrorist especially if the terrorist dies in the process. Their families and communities show pride in their murderous acts and celebrate the deaths of Jews.

In contrast, Jews who attack Arabs are fully prosecuted by the law here in Israel and marginalized by society. Prominent Israelis, Left, Right and Center rush to condemn them and show support and sympathy for the Arab victims and their families.

The only way to eliminate Jewish violence/retaliation/revenge against Arabs would be for the State of Israel to punish Arab terrorists as Nazis, not as ordinary criminals, and use the death penalty as judicial punishment for all attempts of murder of Jews. Not only will this reassure the Jewish population that the punishment fits the crime, it will also reduce Arab terrorism, because the terrorists will know that not only will they enjoy the relatively good conditions in Israeli jails, but they won't be released alive.

Hundreds of mourners gathered at the funeral services for the 8 students who were killed in a shooting attack in the Yeshivat Merkaz Harav in Jerusalem, March 07, 2008. (Photo: Nati Shohat/Flash 90)
Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/9614/terror-victim-attacked-terrorists-way-sons-grave/#dY8PUcS5HKVmFsdV.99


Shiloh said...

First Batya, why are you even writing this giving the impression that Jews did the arson attack. There is no proof and its location make it highly improbable it was done by Jews but rather by a rival Arab clan or even a false flag (which is highly probable being how fast our own politicians came out hammering those Joos.)So with no evidence that it was in fact Jews, our gov't is quick to condemn Jews, quickly bringing into law more strict laws that deny any accused their rights and these laws will be used against anyone who speaks out against what the gov't is doing to its own. This is turning into a nightmare situation. The world, the gov't of Israel want us out. When you have dati parties supporting this law, that should scare the hell out of any Jew, secular or dati. People better take their heads out of the sand.

Batya Medad said...

Yes hard to believe but there have been a few attacks by Jews.

dvorah rut Weidner said...

Shilo, you are 100% right, even today, investigators acknowledge the real possibility that the perps are arabs and are seizing video which should shed some light, assuming it has not been scrubbed, sadly even this blog has quickly jumped on the bandwagon to blame it on Jews with no evidence yet to support it other than the testimony of arabs, the very people who are constantly attacking us and want us out of Israel, oh and also some suspicious graffiti,...Israel wants so much to be like America, Israeli's want so much to be like Americans, well, in America there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty...how about a little of that here, b'vakasha

Shiloh said...

Batya, no one disputes that Jews have not done attacks. That's not the issue here. The issue is this Batya, are we as a people to be upright and straight? It disgusts me what our gov't are doing, even the dati who should know better. We are to be a light, not the dark we portray.

Shiloh said...

So read the Duma account of what happened. Yes, it was a clan fight like I suspected. It was not Jews as even right wing Jews suspected. Now we have one innocent Jew in administrative detention, the grandson of Meir Kahane no less, and laws to detain anyone at anytime. Nice!

Batya Medad said...

Awful and does anyone print retraction?

Shiloh said...

Its too late Batya. The damage is done as usual. We can create a wonderful country but we have the wrong ones. Maybe this Sept we will get the answer. Lets hope so.

Oh well! said...

"Our judicial and diplomatic systems are skewed against Jews and favor Arabs.(...)
Capital Punishment aka the Death Penalty is not used on Arab terrorists who have murdered Jews."

So you are saying that Israel will impose death penalty on jewish terrorists who murdered arabs, but not on arab terrorists who murdered jews, that's why the system is skewed against jews?

Batya Medad said...

The politicians want to rquate the teo and nlur the lines