Wednesday, July 02, 2014

To This White House, Israel's Always 'Guilty'

Yesterday, I wrote that the reaction of the Obama Administration to the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers would have been entirely different if it was three Arabs kidnapped and murdered by Jews.

Today, we see how right I was.

There were massive Arab riots in Jerusalem today after the body of 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was found partially burned in the Jerusalem Forest after Arab residents of the Beit Hanina neighborhood in East Jerusalem told police they had seen a young man being forced into a black vehicle early on Wednesday morning.

Without waiting for any evidence on who had killed him or why, the Arabs and the Palestinian Authority ginned up the already volatile situation by insisting he was murdered as revenge for the murder of the three Israeli boys and embarked on an orgy of violent rioting.

The Palestinian Authority further fanned the flames by calling for "international protection for our people, and not to leave them at the mercy of the settlers, who are protected by the occupation army,” the PA leadership said in a statement published in Ramallah.

There was no call from any western leader for 'restraint' by the Palestinians!. Nor did anyone wait and dither for 3 weeks before weighing in

US Secretary of State John Kerry also condemned the murder, calling the act "sickening" and saying, "There are no words to convey adequately our condolences to the Palestinian people.

"Those who undertake acts of vengeance only destabilize an already explosive and emotional situation. The world has too often learned the hard way that violence only leads to more violence and at this tense and dangerous moment, all parties must to everything in their power to protect the innocent and act with reasonableness and restraint, not recrimination and retribution."

 White House spokesperson said the death of the Palestinian teenager was a "heinous murder" and called on the Israelis to "bring the perpetrators to justice".

Remember, at this point, there's no evidence whatsoever that the Arab teen was killed by Israelis. Or that it was even related to the kidnap murders of the three Israelis. None.

In fact, there's quite a bit of evidence he was murdered by Arabs. For instance,  based on his Facebook page, Khdeir may have been  murdered in an honor killing because he was gay.

And Speaking to Arutz Sheva on condition of anonymity, A senior retired police official noted that the family of the murdered 17-year-old was well known to police sources in Jerusalem, adding "it's a problematic family with internal clashes that have been ongoing for many years. I have no doubt that as time passes it will be clarified that the murder was criminal and nothing more.”

Or he simply could have been killed as a convenience to be used as a martyr, just like Mohammed Dura.

But that didn't stop the White House and a number of EU leaders from weighing in immediately. After all, why wait? This is a perfect opportunity to do what they wanted to do anyway, equivocate the murders of three innocent Israeli boys with the murder from an as yet unknown cause of an Arab...because this way, they can use this new killing as justification to go right back to business as usual and keep funding the Hamas-Fatah entity. And after all, this killing, conveniently blamed on Israel certainly works admirably in protecting Hamas from any retaliation for the kidnapping and murder of those three Israeli teens, now doesn't it? Almost like that was the intention from the start.

One thing we do know. There's absolutely no comparison in the way Israel is handling this as compared to the Arabs whom call themselves Palestinians handle the murderers of Jews.

Palestine's unelected dictator Mahmoud Abbas issued a pro forma condemnation of the kidnapping and cold blooded murders of three Israeli kids by Hamas,but that was pretty much about it. Meanwhile, as I've chronicled elsewhere, the Arabs were celebrating this 'victory' openly, with Abbas' Hamas partners openly cheering it.The PA's official WAFA news agency referred to the dead kids as 'soldiers' and Fatah's official Facebook page was running images like the one below and instructing 'activists' to destroy any CCTV footage that might aid the Israelis in finding the kidnapped boys.


The contrast with the Israeli reaction couldn't be more different.

Israeli PM Netanyahu promptly issued a statement calling the killing a “reprehensible murder” and charged Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch to ensure that the police work as quickly as possible to investigate the boy’s death.

There are no cartoons in the Israeli press  making the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir into a 'victory', no celebrations, no applause,no referring to a 17-year-old kid as a 'soldier'.. Instead, the Israelis are actually investigating what happened, and unlike the Palestinian Authority they will bring the murderer to justice whether he is Jew or Arab.

None of it matters in the least, because after the dogs bark and mark their territory in Washington or in the New York Times,  the Israelis will still be condemned because the EU, the Obama White House and their apologists have picked sides. If Arabs murdered poor Mohammed Abu Khdeir, there will be no apology to Israel, not from Abbas, not from the EU, not from John Kerry and the White House. It doesn't fit the narrative any longer, so they will simply move on like nothing happened and wait for the next opportunity.

And in the unlikely event Jews murdered Mohammed Abu Khdeir? It doesn't matter if the Israelis try  them for murder, convict them and imprison them (Israel has no capital punishment). It doesn't matter how much the Israeli media and the vast majority of Israelis and Jews ignore the idea of any moral 'justification', condemn the killings and call for the full weight of the law to be leveled at the killers.The usual suspects will still use that one instance as an excuse for the thousands of terrorist assaults on Israel aka 'the cycle of violence.'

That kind of special singling out of one people, one nation for demonization is anti-semitism, pure and simple. There is no other word for it.

And I am more fed up with it than you can imagine.


SabaShimon said...

"More fed up than I cam imagine?
I think not,
Below is my response in a forum I frequent......

You see.....for decades (centuries actually) Jewish blood has been cheap, and we in Israel always turned the other cheek when pizzarias and busses were blown sky high. The world without fail always called for "restraint"
I don't know who killed this Arab kid, but even if it was his own people (likely IMO), we are seeing a different reaction amongst us, one of ENOUGH! We have always attempted to be "different" than our neighbors, to show our "humanity".
This more recent reaction to the last atrocity perpetrated against us shows that we are finally getting it. We don't live in Switzerland, we live in the Middle East.
Ben Gurion once said that his hope was for us to be both a "light unto nations", and also a nation like all others.
Sorry, but you can't be both.
What we are seeing is the rising tide of a conscious mood of "Jewish blood will no longer be cheap", and it's been a long time coming.
The world doesn't care for it much, as witnessed by the immediate and vociferous condemnation, without yet the facts, of this young Arab's murder, in stark contrast to the reaction of the kidnapping and murder of three Jewish, not teenagers, but the dehumanizing "settlers".
Yeah, the world likes its' Jews weak, and as victims. Strong Jews defending themselves makes the world very uncomfortable.
Arabs screaming for revenge? What else is new.
Jews clamoring for revenge? Not acceptable.
Tough. Times are changing.

Anonymous said...

The Left and why we fail to see what they are up to.

Re:"That kind of special singling out of one people, one nation for demonization is anti-semitism, pure and simple."

No. It is preparatory to pure genocide.

Calling it antisemitism is what is left to us after the Left worked it language magic so we will not, when the time comes, call them on their genocide.

The Left is no stranger to accusations of genocide. America is guilty of genocide if either we say or do not say hello to a Palestinian. American Indians were and continue to be victims of genocide. Tawney Brawly as a reaction to American genocide. And let's not forget - as Kerry years ago pointed out - the American genocide against the Vietnamese people. And the Cambodian people. And the people of Laos.

The Left's use of the word "genocide" serves to desensitize us and annoy us for we do not use the word so when the Left performs genocide - which other than blood lust is the only thing the Left does - we will not call them on it.

Anonymous said...

In a post I said "Calling it antisemitism is what is left to us after the Left worked it language magic so we will not, when the time comes, call them on their genocide."

By what rights do I call what the Left is up to "genocide"? Good question. Well, maybe they have worse in store for us. Let us take a look.

First, is there a difference between Gaza and what was the South Bronx? Well yes there was but actually no there wasn't.

Gaza is hell patrolled by militias. The South Bronx was claimed by competing gangs. That the gangs were not as lethally armed is not much of an important difference, and that they were not quite as motivated as the gangs of Gaza is an accident of alliances - not design.

In the UK an American boy in his late teens was attacked (accosted?) by a gang of 1/2 dozens Muslims. He had a beer in his hands he was drinking. This they hated him for, took the beer from his haves, broke it and took out his eye.

Seriously, aren't we familiar with this kind of attack? Haven't we, in the West, seen the Left create a class of criminal lumpen proletariats who gang up on all of us in the same way? Haven't we seen this kind of attack that occurred in the UK, here in our cities?

The Left may be stupid, may be corrupt - but they are never admitting of their plans.

Wherever there is Left, wherever there is a Clinton, a Hillary, A Kerry, and Obama - whether is be a South Bronx, A Gaza, a Libya, an Egypt, a Syria, and in future a West Bank, or a Detroit - isn't the outcome the same?

You think this an accident? A coincidence?

Rob said...

Two comments on the above comments from me, for what they're worth.

Anonymous 6:13 AM, the genocide against the Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotions was carried out by their own native communists, not Americans. Although perhaps that's what you meant, a little hard fo rme to discern.

And Anonymous 1:54 PM. I wouldn't refer to Hamas and Islamic Jihad as 'militias'. Hamas is a highly organized arm of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and a nationalist as well as a genocidal group. Israel's failure to treat them as such for years and defeat them utterly is one reason they continue to be a threat.

As for Islamic Jihad, they're a bit closer to a 'militia', but again are a proxy trained and armed and financed by Iran.