No, how would you explain this footage of Jewish Israeli marchers, parading through Palestinian parts of Jerusalem, their pieholes oozing bilious depravity?
Yesterday was Jerusalem Day, the day on which Israel officially celebrates the “reunification” of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War. I wrote about just how divided the city actually is here and here — but honestly, this tape says it all.
Let’s reverse the nouns: Replace “Muhammad” with “Moses”, “Arabs” with “Jews,” and “leftists” with “rightists” (“may your village burn” can stay the same).
Would the Israeli police provide protection for tens of thousands of Palestinians as they marched through Jewish West Jerusalem and chanted (while outside a synagogue) “Moses is dead!” and (while entering the Old City’s Jewish Quarter ) “slaughter the Jews”?
If the answer is no — and I think we’re pretty clear on the fact that the answer is no — then we can no longer pretend that Jerusalem’s Palestinian residents receive anything even remotely like fair treatment. No, what Palestinian Jerusalemites receive at the hands of their city’s authorities is the freedom to watch thousands of people march past their homes, singing and dancing, declaring them unworthy to live where they live, and lustily calling for their slaughter.
It’s important to remember that these marchers don’t represent the majority of Israeli Jewish opinion. First of all, only about 33% of Israel’s Jews consider themselves “religious” (most of the people seen in this video are modern Orthodox), and when asked about the possibility of a two-state solution, a majority of Israeli Jews have consistently expressed their support (which is to say: They would not say that Palestinians have no right to be in what is here referred to as “the Land of Israel”).
On the other hand, though, one almost never hears a hue and cry raised (other than in very specific, little-listened to corners) over this type of behavior in mainstream Israeli society, and reports like “Half of Israeli high schoolers oppose equal rights for Arabs” are also forever coming to light. Which is to say: The loathsome, godless cretins seen above don’t reflect what most Israeli Jews think — but neither are most Israeli Jews terribly bothered by them.
And that’s a tremendous problem.
The next time someone tells me that Arabs can’t be trusted because they hate us — I’m going to show them this tape. The next time someone tells me Israel has no partner for peace — I’m going to show them this tape. And the next time someone tries to tell me about the glory that is unified Jerusalem — I’m going to show them this tape.
These people are a blight and a shanda on my nation, a blight and a shanda on my religion. Shame on them. Shame on us.