Sunday, 10 August 2014

Their sister or their mother will be raped!

On 1 July 2014, Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University said this on Israeli radio programme, ‘Hakol Diburim:’
“Terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, the only thing that deters them is if they know that their sister or their mother will be raped in the event that they are caught. What can you do, that’s the culture in which we live…

I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped!”
The BNP and the National Front, they're the bad guys, right?

Ever heard anyone from either organisation advocating rape?

Me neither.

Who do you think Blair, Brown, Cameron, Clegg and Miliband would rather invite to a party: a BNP man, a National Front man or Doctor Mordechai?

Got it in one.


  1. Perhaps you could cone up with a way to deter suicide bombers.Walk a mile in their shoes

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  4. Deter suicide bombers? Israel could treat the Palestinians like human beings for a change, that might work. Instead of which, as professor Noam Chomsky (Jewish) recently put it:

    "It’s a hideous atrocity, sadistic, vicious, murderous... It’s another one of the periodic Israeli exercises in what they delicately call 'mowing the lawn.' That means shooting fish in the pond, to make sure that the animals stay quiet in the cage that you’ve constructed for them.

    After which you go to a period of what’s called "ceasefire," which means that Hamas observes the ceasefire, as Israel concedes, while Israel continues to violate it.

    Then it’s broken by an Israeli escalation, Hamas reaction. Then you have period of "mowing the lawn." This one is, in many ways, more sadistic and vicious even than the earlier ones...

    Hamas had observed the previous ceasefire for 19 months. The previous episode of 'mowing the lawn' was in November 2012. There was a ceasefire.

    The ceasefire terms were that Hamas would not fire rockets, what they call rockets, and Israel would move to end the blockade and stop attacking what they call militants in Gaza. Hamas lived up to it. Israel concedes that.

    In April of this year, an event took place which horrified the Israeli government: A unity agreement was formed between Gaza and the West Bank, between Hamas and Fatah. Israel has been desperately trying to prevent that for a long time... Israel was furious. They got even more upset when the U.S. more or less endorsed it...

    What was used as a pretext was the brutal murder of three settler teenagers...
    They blamed it right away on Hamas. They have yet to produce a particle of evidence... That gave the opportunity for a rampage in the West Bank, arresting hundreds of people, re-arresting many who had been released, mostly targeted on Hamas. Killings increased. Finally, there was a Hamas response: the so-called rocket attacks. And that gave the opportunity for 'mowing the lawn' again...

    For over 20 years, Israel has been dedicated, with U.S. support, to separating Gaza from the West Bank. That’s in direct violation of the terms of the Oslo Accord 20 years ago, which declared that the West Bank and Gaza are a single territorial entity whose integrity must be preserved...

    Israel is systematically driving Palestinians out of the Jordan Valley, sinking wells, building settlements. They first call them military zones, then put in settlements—the usual story. That would mean that whatever cantons are left for Palestinians in the West Bank, after Israel takes what it wants and integrates it into Israel, they would be completely imprisoned. Gaza would be an outlet to the outside world, so therefore keeping them separate from one another is a high goal of policy, U.S. and Israeli policy.And the unity agreement threatened that.

    Threatened something else Israel has been claiming for years. One of its arguments for kind of evading negotiations is: How can they negotiate with the Palestinians when they’re divided? Well, OK, so if they’re not divided, you lose that argument...

    For 40 years, the United States has been almost unilaterally backing Israeli rejectionism, refusal to entertain the overwhelming international consensus on a two-state settlement." ('Democracy Now' - 7 August 2014)

    Treating the indigenous inhabitants of a country fairly might not be fashionable but's a whole lot more likely to affect their hearts and minds positively than doing what Israel has routinely done to the Palestinians over the course of the last 66 years.