6 thoughts on “Lev Leviev: Lion of Judah – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. No lambs with the lions that I can see. And what is that building in the far background, ove L.’s head? Al-Aqsa?

    Zhu Bajie

  2. Yup, it IS the Temple. Not to mention the Shabbat candles but with hands facing the candles instead of covering the woman’s eyes. And what to make of the woman in the background…prob. his wife.

    Keep in mind the guy’s a Chabadnik & prob. a fierce one waiting for Moshiach. If you’ve read my other posts you’ve noted his involvement w. Elad which is “Judaizing” East Jerusalem. In other words, he’s trying to bring about the restoration of the Temple & coming of the messiah. Gotta resettle Jews everywhere for that & get rid of Arabs. That’s how I’d read it.

    I don’t think Lev is much into lambs except as meat for his lions.

  3. Bil’in protests Wall, Leviev, army shoots popular committee member in the head

    “The demonstration began as a march towards the gate in the Wall, where soldiers were standing with guns drawn. At the front of the march was the banner, “LEVIEV TURNS THESE ROCKS OF APARTHEID INTO DIAMONDS” in reference to the diamond mogul Lev Leviev, protesting his extensive involvement in the construction of illegal settlements in the West Bank.”

  4. Todd: Thanks for the link. To me, the activities of the Border Police make absolutely no sense. What are these demonstrators doing that is so dangerous other than challenging the legitimacy of the Wall & of the Border Police themselves? However, I’d be more inclined to write about this story if the rpt. had provided more documentation about the demonstrator’s head injury other than the anonymous claim that a sniper danced after he shot the man in the head. Do you know if there’s been any confirmation of this incident in the Israeli press or anywhere else? I’m not saying it didn’t happen (clearly it did). But I’d like to read more about it.

  5. Richard: There’s not always press there, although with over 200 demonstrations held, the Bil’in protests have been covered a lot. I’ll try to find something about Border Police violence there, but you should check out the film Bi’lin Habiti by Shai Pollack,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WynTOY04Ac8 which graphically documents violence by security forces as those demos. In terms of what the demonstrators are doing that’s so dangerous, it’s exactly that — non-violence is a threat to the legitimacy of the wall — and I think that’s why it’s violently repressed, to discourage it. check out this video of Border Police in Bil’in shooting an Israeli lawyer in the head w/a rubber-coated lead bullet, without warning or provocation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Hv6C4rziU

    also, Israeli undercover forces have dressed as Arabs and thrown rocks from the demonstration, which is documented in Bil’in Habiti, and I think the JPost, or maybe Meron Rapoport.

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