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The Existential Threat of Settler Violence

The ‘price tag’ and actual attacks are putting Israel in danger

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The burned mosque earlier this week.(Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Last week, a group of Israeli peace activists made their way to Anatot, a settlement northeast of Jerusalem. They were there to accompany Yasin Abu Saleh el-Rifai, a Palestinian farmer whose land had been seized. Some of them were holding Palestinian flags. A group of Anatot’s residents came out, threw punches, spat out some crass words. Later that evening, the activists returned to Anatot to protest. The settlers came out en masse, with knives and rocks and clenched fists.

You can watch what happened next on the video below. You can read about the same ideological milieu, Israel’s burgeoning and beastly rabid right, torching a mosque in northern Israel earlier this week, vandalizing the home of a well-known peace activist in Jerusalem, even infiltrating an Israel Defense Forces base and destroying vehicles and equipment to protest the army’s demolition of three illegally built houses in the Migron outpost.

The violence is epidemic. And it’s only going to get worse. There is no greater threat to Israel’s security.

WATCH: New Video of Settler Attack in Anatot Released [972+]
Earlier: A Mosque Is Burned, This Time in Israel

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Lansing Reed says:

“Last week, a group of Israeli peace activists made their way to Anatot, a settlement northeast of Jerusalem….Some of them were holding Palestinian flags.”

Sorry, you can’t be a “peace activist” and carry a Palestinian flag. That flag stands for a corrupt, misogynistic and anti-Semitic society that glorifies suicide bomb murderers while calling on its official government TV for Jewish “filth” to be washed away from the Western Wall and advocating the end of the Jewish State.

All Israeli citizens should respect and follow the law. Violence, particularly among Jews, is generally regretable. And as Jews we pray three times a day for peace, and ought to work hard to find a reasonable accoumodation with all of our neighbors. But you owe everyone who reads this site clear and open honesty about who the “peace activists” are and what they really support.

Finally, in the spirit of honesty, if you showed up at my door with a Palestinian flag, I might give you a shot to the nose as well.

StrayBullet says:

They will realize this far, far too late. They have grabbed all the talking points, and thrown Israeli politics into a well.

Similar to the Tea Party in the US.

The protesters are going to find out what the mainstream in America found out, hopefully not too late. And that lesson is that you have to be just as loud and in your face as they were.

dellsun says:

“Sorry, you can’t be a “peace activist” and carry a Palestinian flag.”

The rest of the planet disagrees with you.

But of course, this just further justifies your position, because you believe the entire world is anti-semitic and is out to get you because you’re Jewish. Not because the state of Israel has been in violation of international law for decades, and is suppressing the self-determination of an occupied people.

You should learn more about PERSECUTIONISM. It may help you to see things clearer.

Reason says:

No the existential threat is the ARABS, always has been, with few exceptions. Violence against mosques, places of worship is absolutely wrong. However the Philistines BURNED our synagogues in Gaza in 2005, did not respect our holy places and DESTROYED greenhouses, not using them to grow food or plants. Mr. Reed is right, these so called “peace activists” live in a fantasy land, a utopia where Jews and Arabs hold hands and everything is shared. What a bunch of DANGEROUS nonsense, the “Philistines” want to wipe us out, destroy our land which is ours, not theirs. The so called “Palestinians” already illegally (in the true sense of the word) occupy and taken over Judah and Samaria, the very CORE of Jewish nationhood, where the our patriarchs and matriarchs lived and died, where our Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Rachel, and Leah are buried in Shechem, not “Nablus”. The fact that Rabin betrayed Israel in 1993 with the Oslo treaty, the madness of giving Jewish land to an unrepentant terrorist, with blood on his hands both before and after this “agreement”. Some Israelis want peace so bad they are willing to whitewash the and ignore reality – the hatred, the sickening cries for Jewish blood. The Arabs tried to destroy Israel both before and after the foundation of the state. They never have stopped, that is the tragedy if the left wingers and appeasers keep caving in and wiping out the Islamist terrorists of Hamas or the corrupt PA who sanctions hatred and tries to bring the BIG LIE of “Palestine” into a separate state on Jewish land, given by Hashem, never to be ever given to any other. The anti-Israel nuts, the Arabs, including quite a few Israeli Arabs want to destroy this haven, this democracy, this land where a Jew is in his or her home, free from foreign oppressors. Remember Amalek, there is always a grave threat to Jews everywhere in every generation unfortunately so. As the Talmud states “To be merciful to the cruel is to be cruel to the merciful.”

Jules says:

So few Americans remember the murderer of Yitzhak Rabin…his name was Yigal Amir, and he hailed from the fascist militant settler’s fascist scene.

brynababy says:

This behavior is repulsive! It is not Jewish. When I hear a Jew yell “death to Arabs”, it makes me physiclally ill. That makes them the same as every Arab terrorist, as every Arab spreading lies about Jews and Israel. These settlers will be the death of Israel. The government MUST PUT A STOP TO IT NOW!!

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