The suicidal endorsement by the Left of the jihad against free people extends even to the front lines of that jihad, Israel. We saw yesterday yet another example of this, and of how Leftists turn against their own when one of them dares to step off the reservation and criticize jihad and Islamic supremacism. And now we see that the Israeli Left has just as much of a taste for authoritarianism and violence as the American Left. Given how viciously Haaretz has gone after counter-jihad freedom fighters like Pamela Geller in the past, this is really no surprise.
#MyJihad in Israel: 2-year-old Israeli girl in critical condition, mother wounded after Muslims throw stones at car -- Jihad Watch, March 19, 2013
"Everybody must not get stoned," by Joshua Davidovich for the Times of Israel, April 4:
Say what you will about Israeli journalism, there exists a certain camaraderie among the corps of journalists doing their job everyday to get the news out and make sure no source goes named (zing!). Yet when Haaretz Palestinian affairs columnist/reporter Amira Hass called on Wednesday for Palestinians to exercise their right to throw stones at Israeli soldiers, writers from both Maariv and Israel Hayom unsheathed their fangs.
Both papers report the news that the Yesha settlers council is looking to sue Hass for incitement, especially as her words came just hours after a court found a Palestinian man guilty of murder for throwing stones at a car that overturned, killing Asher Palmer and his infant son, and while a 3-year-old girl remains in intensive care following a similar attack three weeks ago.
Israel Hayom features both Dror Eydar and former peace negotiator Yossi Beilin calling out Hass for her endorsement of violence. “Am I the only one that understands that Hass is teaching the killers of Fatah and Hamas to keep their knives and guns, bombs and suicide belts ‘just’ for soldiers,” Eydar asks rhetorically. “Dear mothers — the compassionate nurse Hass is encouraging her allies to harm ‘only’ your sons and daughters serving in the IDF. All this is written in a Hebrew-language paper on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.”
Beilin, on the other hand, takes a softer, but still biting, stance against Hass.
“I have a lot of appreciation for Amira Hass,” he writes. “She is a very brave woman, not afraid to find herself in the minority and open to criticism, and doesn’t bend on her values. The column from yesterday was surprising and saddening.… It’s also not smart. The greatest blow to the peace camp in Israel after the Rabin assassination was the breakout of the Second Intifada, in the middle of the most serious talks to date between Israel and the Palestinians. None of us in the peace camp were able to explain why the provocative visit by then-opposition head Ariel Sharon to the Temple Mount justified, in the Palestinians’ eyes, that violence.”
Maariv goes even more directly for the jugular, asking in its headline “Whose Haaretz is this” (a play on words, as ‘Haaretz’ means “land”) and running a big picture of a girl covered in blood after being the victim of a stone-throwing attack. The paper also enlists Adva Bitton, the mother of the aforementioned seriously injured 3-year-old girl, to write a column addressing Hass directly.
“Amira, a stone does not discriminate between blood and blood and not between a grown man and a 3-year-old girl,” she writes. “A stone kills. A stone is a weapon of death in every way. Three weeks ago, I experienced on my own flesh how one stone can overturn a whole family.”...