6 thoughts on “Bibi to J14 Social Justice Movement: Drop Dead! – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. A couple of corrections.

    Most of the post ’48 infiltrators were not fedayeen guerrillas, but poor peasants-turned-refugees trying to reach and harvest their own fields and orchards by the dead of the night. The prevailing IDF defense policy, regardless, was of shoot-to-kill-on-sight, (don’t bather to) ask questions later – “a good Arab is a dead Arab”.

    Cautious not to get branded “Arab-lovers” (and waste their once-in-a-lifetime chance at infiltrating Israeli mainstream), J14ers were not really protesting “income disparity in the Jewish state” but rather “income disparity within the Jewish population”. At best, they shyly included the usually discriminated-against “Israeli-Arabs”, carefully dissociating themselves from the many Palestinians risking life and limb everyday while smuggling through the West-Bank’s roadblocks, vying for a potential day’s work.

    1. second point Yankel makes:
      I was greatly disappointed when realizing the total lack of
      equal rights aspects with the “tent movement”.

  2. RE: “Bibi Netanyahu has decided to increase the Israeli defense budget by $700-million…” ~ R.S.

    MY COMMENT: It’s time to reinforce the old “iron wall”. That’s top priority!

    FROM WIKIPEDIA [Iron Wall (essay)]:

    (excerpt)…Jabotinsky argued that the Palestinians would not agree to a Jewish majority in Palestine, and that “Zionist colonisation must either stop, or else proceed regardless of the native population. Which means that it can proceed and develop only under the protection of a power that is independent of the native population – behind an iron wall, which the native population cannot breach.”[1] The only solution to achieve peace and a Jewish state in the Land of Israel, he [Ze’ev Jabotinsky] argued, would be for Jews to unilaterally decide its borders and defend them with the strongest security possible…

    SOURCE – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Wall_(essay)
    P.S. ALSO SEE: The Iron Wall, Vladimir (Ze’ev) Jabotinsky, 1923 – http://www.mideastweb.org/ironwall.htm

    1. P.S. ALSO SEE: Israel’s Defense Chief OK’s Hundreds of Israeli Deaths, By Ira Chernus, CommonDreams.org, 11/11/11

      (excerpt)…An essential motive of Zionism from its beginning was a fierce desire to end the centuries of Jewish weakness, to show the world that Jews would no longer be pushed around, that they’d fight back and prove themselves tougher than their enemies. There was more to Zionism than that. But the “pride through strength” piece came to dominate the whole project. Hence the massive Israeli military machine with its nuclear arsenal.
      But you can’t prove that you’re stronger than your enemies unless you’ve also got enemies — or at least believe you’ve got enemies — to fight against. So there has to be a myth of Israel’s insecurity, fueled by an image of vicious anti-semites lurking somewhere out there, for Zionism to work. Since the 1979 Iranian revolution, Iran has gradually risen to the top of Israel oh-so-necessary enemies list. Iranophobia is rampant in Israel, as one Israeli scholar writes, because “Israel needs an existential threat.”
      Anyone who has grown up in Israel, or in the U.S. Jewish community (as I did), and paid attention knows all this…

      ENTIRE COMMENTARY – http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/11/11-2

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