ZioNation - Progressive Zionism and Israel Web Log

ZioNation home Archives Site map Policy Definitions FAQ timeline history documents Links Anti-Semitism inside Prisons Contact

Articles and Reference

History of Zionism and Israel
Middle East Encyclopedia
History of Anti-Semitism
History of Anti-Zionism
Encylopedic Dictionary of Zionism and Israel
Zionism and its Impact
Zionism - Issues & answers
Maps of Israel
Six Day War
War of Independence
Bible †Quotes
1948 Israel War of Independence Timeline Christian Zionism
Christian Zionism History
Gaza & the Qassam Victims of Sderot
Zionist Quotes
Learn Hebrew
Israel Boycott?
Boycott Israel?
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Jew Hate
International Zionism
Commentary in Russian
Middle East
The Grand Mufti Hajj Amin Al Husseini
Albert Einstein
Palestine: Ethnic Cleansing
History Arab-Israeli Conflict
Boycott Israel?
Amnesty International Report on Gaza War

Subscribe to
email newsletter for this site and others

Powered by†groups.yahoo.com

When the world goes insane, the villains become the heroes and the victims become the villains. That appears to be the case in the topsy-turvy logic of the Hebron Christian Peace Teams.

I am not, as is known, a big fan of settlers or of Yeshivas, to put it mildly. There are exceptions. This one time I was certainly unequivocally proud of settlers and of a Yeshiva. The "settlement" is Kfar Etzion, reestablished after it was conquered by Israel in the Six Day war. In 1948 Kfar Etzion had been ethnically cleansed in a massacre committed by Arab irregulars under the eyes of the Arab Legion.

The incident in question was the infiltration of the Yeshiva by Palestinian Arabs of the terrorist persuasion, who began stabbing counselors who were minding their own business. As luck would have it, the Palestinians entered a library where counselors were meeting, rather than a classroom. The foiling of the terrorists is detailed in Haaretz newspaper, not noted for its sympathy for settlers. Counselor Elyakim Kovatch managed to shoot the two malefactors after they had attacked and wounded two of the counselors.

I thought in my naivete, that anyone would be thankful that a terror attack was foiled. Any normal person would recognize that this was a clear incident of self defense. Given Kfar Etzion's history, even the most ardent partisan of Palestinian Arab rights, might show at least a flicker of empathy for people who had come to reestablish kibbutzim and villages that had been destroyed in tragic circumstances.

It was beyond my admittedly limited imagination to assume that anyone but a psychopath could turn this incident into pro-Palestinian propaganda.

But the self-declared Christians of the Christian Peace Team proved how little imagination I have. For them, settlers are scarcely human (see Christian peace teams Dehumanize Israelis. For them, weapons are evil unless Palestinians have them (See Jesus get your gun). Always anxious to show compassion, CPT's Dianne Roe went to visit -- not the victims of the attack -- but the families of the terrorists. She writes:

Christian Peacemaker Teams is against weapons, whether they are carried by soldiers or civilians.

That is obviously not true, since CPT protested bitterly that Palestinian kids could not get toy guns, useful for bluffing terror attacks (See Jesus get your gun).

Dianne Roe asks:

Suppose the occupier and the occupied changed places. The headline of the event might be Head of Israeli terror group kills two Beit Ummar soldiers as they infiltrate terrorist cell.

Well yes Dianne. And the headline in ancient Rome might have been "Friendly lions eliminate dangerous Christian threat." And in the Nazi paper, the Volkischer Beobachter, in 1943, the headline might have been "SS heroes liquidate dangerous Jewish cell in the Warsaw Ghetto." Probably it was something like that. The headlines in journals sympathetic to Al-Qaeda on September 12, 2001 must've been something like "Freedom fighters strike a great blow for justice against wicked American Christian sons of dogs and pigs." It's all a matter of "narrative" and "perspective" isn't it?

Spin? Dianne Roe spun this one so hard she stood the truth on its head.

Dianne Roe laments the alleged loss of Arab lands to Jewish settlements. I have never once seen, in any communications of the Christian peace teams, the slightest hint that they know that at least some of these "Arab lands" on which the Jews of Hebron and Gush Etzion have settled were purchased many years ago by Jews, that there were Jewish communities in these places that were expelled and ethnically cleansed. More than that, I have never seen any hint that Jews have a right to live and defend themselves. All Jews are damned according to the Christian Peace Teams. This is not limited to adults. When a one month old baby, Shalhevet Pas, was murdered by a sniper, the Christian Peace Teams newsletter mentioned that a terror attack had occurred in passing, and concentrated on the plight of an Arab who could not feed his chickens because of the resulting curfew. We are damned from birth according to these disciples of the Jewish settler from the Jewish settlement of Nazareth. Our lives are worth less than those of Arab chickens.

It is difficult to imagine that such depravity and hatred are spread in the name of the gospel of love, but there are precedents after all.

Ami Isseroff

Original content is Copyright by the author 2008. Posted at ZioNation-Zionism and Israel Web Log, https://zionism-israel.com/log/archives/00000486.html where your intelligent and constructive comments are welcome. Disributed by ZNN list. Subscribe by sending a message to . Please forward by e-mail with this notice, cite this article and link to it. Other uses by permission only.

Click to Reddit! Facebook Share

add to del.icio.us

Add to digg - digg it

Replies: 1 Comment

Real Christians know that if it was not for the Jews, we would have been lost for eternity.

I Pray every day the the G-D of Israel will restore the land of the Jews and Jerusalem will have peace.

HIS word can not be changed, it is just a question of time.

, Monday, February 4th

Constructive comments, including corrections, are welcome. Do not use this space for spam, publishing articles, self promotion, racism, anti-Zionist propaganda or character defamation. Inappropriate comments will be deleted. See our Comment policy for details. By posting here, you agree to the Comment policy.


Please take our reader survey!

Our Sites

Zionism News Net
Zionism-Israel Pages
Brave Zionism
IsraŽl-Palestina.Info (Dutch & English)
Our Blogs
Israel News
IMO Blog - IsraŽl & Midden-Oosten (NL)
Israel Like this, as if
Zionism News Net
Israel & Palestijnen Nieuws Blog
IsraŽl in de Media

Blog Roll:
Adam Holland
Blue Truth
CIF Watch
Contentious Centrist
Dutchblog Israel (NL/EN)
Harry's Place
Ignoble Experiment
Irene Lancaster's Diary
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Jeff Weintraub Commentaries and controversies
Jewish Issues Watchdog Meretz USA Weblog
Meryl Yourish
Middle East Analysis
MidEastWeb Middle East Web Log
Modernity Blog
Pro Israel Bay Bloggers
Point of no return
Simply Jews
Something Something
Tempting Topical Topics
The Augean Stables
Unplugged Mike
Oy Bay! San Francisco Bay Area Jews
Vital Perspective
Israel Mon Amour
Liberty & Justice
On the Contrary
Magdeburger Chossid
Tulip - Israeli-Palestinian Trade Union Assoc.
Southern Wolf
Sharona's Week
Sanda & Israel
Fresno Zionism
Anti-Racist Blog
ZOTW's Zionism and Israel News
Zionism On The Web News
ZOTW's Blogs
Christian Attitudes
Dr Ginosar Recalls
Questions: Zionism anti-Zionism Israel & Palestine
Liberal for Israel

A Jew with a view
Realistic Dove
Christians Standing With Israel - Blog
SEO for Everyone
Vision to Reality: The Reut Blog
Calev's Blog
Candidly speaking from Jerusalem
Dvar Dea
Ray Cook
Shimshon 9

Mark Halawa

This link space is 4 your blog - contact us!

Other Web sites and pages:

PeaceWatch Middle East Commentary Christians Standing With Israel
Zionism On the Web
Guide to Middle East, Zionism
Z-Word blog
Labor Zionism
Le Grand Mufti Husseini
The Grand Mufti Hajj Amin El Husseini
ZNN - Zionism News Network Middle East
Euston Manifesto
Jewish Blogging
Peace With Realism
Israel Facts (NL)
Space Shuttle Blog
Love Poems
At Zionism On the Web
Articles on Zionism
Anti-Zionism Information Center
Academic boycott of Israel Resource Center
The anti-Israel Hackers
Antisemitism Information Center
Zionism Israel and Apartheid
Middle East, Peace and War
The Palestine state
ZOTW Expert Search
ZOTW Forum

Judaica: Jewish Gifts:

RSS V 1.0

RSS V 2.0

Home Ľ Archives Ľ February 2008 Ľ Christian peace teams in Hebron spin Arab terror attack

[Previous entry: "The Winograd Report on the Second Lebanon War"] [Next entry: "Wikipedia, Israel and the Middle East"]

Help us improve - Please click here to take our reader survey

All entries copyright by the authors and or Zionism-Israel Information Center. Please forward materials by e-mail with URLS. Other uses by permission only.