Friday, November 13, 2009

Take Me Out To The Kosher Ball Game

It's always lovely to see my friend Dymphna at Gates of Vienna in top form,as she is here, writing about the jihadi backlash to the NY Mets baseball team being involved in fund-raising for the Jewish community in Hebron:

Hebron is in the West Bank, a holy place to both the 166,000 Muslims and the 500 Jewish settlers who call it home. Needless to say, it is often holy hell to live there, especially for the Jewish minority, even though the area is under Israeli military control, and has been since the aftermath of Six-Day War in 1967. That is when the first Jewish settlements were built in an attempt to stop any further belligerent incursions into Israeli territory by the Religion of Peace. Of course the United Nations & Assorted Cronies continue to insist that the settlements in Israel are illegal. However, as our own President, a man of dialogue and peace, said to the Republican opposition when they asked him for bipartisan meetings, “I won”.

Now it turns out that there is a new license available for Muslim Grievance sessions: the New York Mets, a professional baseball team based in (duh) New York City, is fund-raising for the Jewish settlement in Hebron. In response, the professional anti-Semitic scolds are in full dudgeon over this one:

Controversy continues to grow over allegations that a top United States baseball team is supporting fundraising efforts for illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, according to Adalah-NY, a US-based non-governmental organisation involved in a campaign calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

“The Mets are aiding Israeli settlers who terrorise thousands of Palestinians, assaulting them regularly, forcing them to stay in their homes, and calling Palestinian mothers whores in front of their children,” Adalah-NY spokesperson Andrew Kadi told Adnkronos International (AKI) on Thursday.

“It is shameful that this event will be held above Citi Field’s Jackie Robinson Rotunda,” Kadi said.

Wrong. It is deliciously ironic that the event is being held at a place named after the beloved American baseball icon, Jackie Robinson. As for the name-calling and harassment, when was the last Israeli suicide bomber seen in Palestine?

A minor addendum, just as an aside.

First, the 'settlers' have lived in Hevron for centuries, and only left when they were physically driven out by Arab violence.

And there are a lot more of them than 500, since Hevron's city limits include Kiryat Arba, population 15,000, give or take.

Now, the Israelis would have been perfectly justified in the quid pro quo of removing those Jordanian citizens (there were no 'Palestinians' prior to 1967) to their own country after the Six Day War, but instead, the Israelis decided to actually try and live with them and allow them to keep their ill-gotten gains,which proved to be a monumental mistake.

The Arab part of Hevron, like the rest of the Arab occupied areas of Judea and Samaria (AKA the West Bank) became part of the Palestinian Authority as a result of the peace agreements with Arafat in 1997, As most of you know, Arafat never had any intention of following through on his end of things and that agreement was never worth the paper it was written on.

Hevron is the second holiest site in the Jewish religion the location of the Cave of the Patriarchs. As we read in Genesis, Abraham purchased the cave and the field surrounding it at an exhorbitant price from Ephron the Hittite as a burial place for his wife, to bury Sarah and actually insisted on and got a written deed to the property. Afterwards,Jewish patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah were also buried there.

The Muslim claim to Hevron as a Holy site comes mainly from the reference to Abraham.

The Israelis attempted to find a middle ground to share it with the Muslims, but as we've found out, unfortunately Islam generally does not play well with others. At the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, where the Israelis attempted to allow Muslims equal access with separate scheduled times, the Jews returned during their Holy Days to find that the Muslims had urinated on the Jew's Torah scrolls and decked out the designated Jewish area with Hamas flags and anti-Semitic grafitti.

This unfortunate behavior is characteristic of virtually every area controlled by Islam or situated on Islam's aptly named 'bloody borders', but I digress.

That said, read the rest of Dymphna's fine piece here

A hat tip and a commendation to Joshua's Army member Louie Louie.

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