Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hello? Free-speech warriors? *Tap* *tap*. Is this thing on?

I'm guessing Canada's crack, free-speech defense force won't have much to say about this:

Israel police ban Arab culture day in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM – Israeli authorities broke up a series of Palestinian cultural events in Jerusalem on Saturday, disrupting a children's march and bursting balloons at a schoolyard celebration in a crackdown that underscored the emotional battle over control of the disputed holy city...

At one event, teenage girls at an east Jerusalem Catholic school released a few dozen balloons in the red, white, green and black colors of the Palestinian flag over the walled Old City. Israeli military police and soldiers quickly moved into the schoolyard and popped the remaining balloons, students said.

Zein, an 18-year-old student, said the police popped them with their hands and told them they weren't allowed to release them into the air. She asked not to use her last name, fearing further problems with the police.

An Israeli intelligence official at the school who refused to give his name said the balloons were burst "because they are Palestinian."

Balloons. They burst a bunch of kids' balloons. I'm guessing that pointing that out makes me anti-Semitic. That's kind of how it works these days, isn't it?

P.S. Oh, and the IDF is kind of classless these days. Am I allowed to mention that? That anti-Semitism thing, remember?


Dr.Dawg said...

No government grants for you.

Jason T. Kenney, PC, MP

sooey said...

We should probably refer more directly to the IDF rather than Israel. It seems to be operating autonomously - which is probably as scary for some Israelis as it is to all Palestinians.

thwap said...

Check out this pathetic, cowardly piece of shit from your Haaretz link:

"This past January, the "Night Predators" demolitions platoon from Golani's Battalion 13 ordered a T-shirt showing a Golani devil detonating a charge that destroys a mosque. An inscription above it says, "Only God forgives."

One of the soldiers in the platoon downplays it: "It doesn't mean much, it's just a T-shirt from our platoon. It's not a big deal. A friend of mine drew a picture and we made it into a shirt."

What's the idea behind "Only God forgives"?

The soldier: "It's just a saying."

No one had a problem with the fact that a mosque gets blown up in the picture?

"I don't see what you're getting at. I don't like the way you're going with this. Don't take this somewhere you're not supposed to, as though we hate Arabs."

For fuck's sake!! Who the hell does this cowardly filth think he's fooling?

Maybe he has a t-shirt of his mother blowing a boar and wears it saying "It's just a drawing"?

Stupid miserable cowardly fuck.

Dee said...

Guess right to life is only applicable to those who aren't Arab or muslim.

Thwap said it best.

Anonymous said...

L’infériorité mémorielle est la véritable cause de cette quête vaine et insensée de la "sécurité de l’Etat d’Israël".

This is an excellent (and poignant) post. I so wish I could translate it in English. Unfortunately, I am not good at translation.

Roughly speaking, what the above quote says is behind the Israeli obsession with safety of the State of Israel lurks a feeling of inferior historical and cultural relation to the region. This latest hate fest towards the manifestation of Arab culture across the land is very symptomatic of that. While such actions are cruel towards the Palestinians, they also inspire pity for the perpetrators (not in the sense of sympathy ... just a sense of deep sadness.)