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    What Kind Of People

    What Kind Of People

    strap a suicide belt to a 14-year-old?

    This video is from several years ago, but it is a reminder of what the Israelis are up against, and how checkpoints and the security barrier were both necessary and effective.

    So the next time you hear the usual suspects complaining about the “apartheid wall” and vilifying Israeli security measures, think not of this child, but of the people who sent him.

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    That would be the same kind of people who whip a young girl to death for being raped or stone a woman to death for the same thing.

    Of the calumnies leveled against Israel, probably the two with the least connection to reality are "apartheid" and "genocide."

    About the latter I assume few reading this weblog need to be told that after a dozen years there pretty much weren't any Jews in areas the Nazis controlled. After a period several times longer under Israeli control, the Palestinian population is growing by huge amounts. Whatever Israeli policy is in the territories, "genocidal" isn't it.

    But "apartheid" is, of course,both loaded and untrue. The South African apartheid system applied to citizens of South Africa. The Israeli system–necessary and justified as pointed out in this post–doesn't apply to Arabs who are Israeli citizens. It is as much "apartheid" as South African restrictions on, say, Zimbabweans might have been. Whatever it is, it isn't apartheid.

    There is a country in the area where Palestinian residents are limited as to where they can live and what jobs they can have. But it's Lebanon, so no one cares.

    This kid's story figures prominently in the film The Making of a Martyr:
    (Made by Brooke Goldstein, now running The Lawfare Project)

    Short story, he started out fairly pathetic, and then went to the cushy Israeli prison where he was indoctrinated by fellow prisoners. That's the basic story line that the film presents (of events following the news event from the YouTube video). No idea how he stands now.

    Related to the concept, if I may: I did a series of graphics starting about 5 1/2 years ago entitled "Why There's a Fence" (as well as "Why There Are Checkpoints"). This post contains the last one and links to all the others:

    And their western enablers, stumbling towards dhimmitude and the second Shoah…

    "intelligent people, or people who claim to be intelligent, (I have in mind the talking heads in the U.S. media such as Chris Matthews or Fareed Zakaria) cannot make the difference between the sham of the Muslim Brotherhood talking about freedom and democracy and the generic thirst in man to be free. These are the people who have like the Bourbons learned nothing and forgotten nothing. They are glibly about to put the Lenins of our time into trains heading for Moscows of our time, they find nothing odd that they are pushing for the Muslim Brotherhood to be taken into governing when everything needs to be done to keep the Muslim Brotherhood out"

    Ricochet, Claire Berlinski

    Oddly, like William Jacobson, Istanbul based prolific author and commentator Claire Berlinski does not have a Wikipedia entry despite having published four books.
    Here is her website.

    Claire Berlinski

    @viator – actually, there is a wikipedia page for me, although it could be beefed up. The threat that it would be removed apparently has subsided.

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