Wednesday, January 17, 1996

Distinguishing between Blood and Blood and Blood

Distinguishing between Blood and Blood and Blood
January 17, 1996
Whose blood is thicker and whose is thinner? Whose blood is more important and whose is less important? Whose blood is worth more, and whose is worth less?
Any distinction between blood, i.e., people’s lives, is pure unadulterated racism. In Israel, racism is forbidden by law. However, in our day and age, legalities are dependent upon your political beliefs: that which is permissible to one side is forbidden to the other.

So whose blood is worth more - a regular Israeli’s, or an Arab’s, or a ‘settler’s? Let’s see. The Israeli government released over one thousand terrorists in the last week. Over two hundred were convicted of murder. According to the published lists, only Arabs convicted of KILLING OTHER ARABS were released, not Arabs convicted of killing Jews, (but it ain’t necessarily so). Arabs murdered over 2,000 suspected collaborators during the years of the intifada. It seems that, in this case, some Arab blood is worth less than Jewish blood.

Question #1: What is the difference between a terrorist convicted of killing an Arab and Arab convicted of killing a Jew?

Of course, the Peres and Co. don’t care that some of those Arabs killed DID HELP ISRAEL, and that there are others still wondering around.

Question #2: What is to be the fate of collaborators or ‘suspected collaborators’ now that proven Arab killers have been released from prison? Are these people also to be considered ‘sacrifices for piece?’
(When showing visitors the memorial room in Beit Hadassah for the 1929 massacre victims, I attempt to remember to mention, among other things, that there were Arabs who SAVED Jews. True there weren’t many, surely not enough, but there are people still alive today because an Hebron Arab saved his or her life. There is no great passion between Arabs and Jews, but credit, where credit is due.)

This is a point that the Israeli government seems to have forgotten. Only last Friday an Arab in Hebron was killed, having been suspected of collaborating with Israel.

Question #3: If an Arab who killed an Arab is being released, why shouldn’t Jews who killed Arabs also be released?

What about Jewish blood - how much is it worth? I guess it depends who you are. If you live on the proper (I cannot say ‘right’ for obvious reasons) side of the ‘green line’ you are a faithful citizen of the State of Israel. If, however, you live on the wrong side, well, that’s your problem. In Hebron, for example, the Jewish Community is to be surrounded on all sides by armed terrorists. And there should be no mistake: the creatures classified ‘palestinian police’ are far from police. They are soldiers serving, in an army. And this is not only in my ‘extremist’ opinion. This afternoon, while being interviewed by a reporter from the Washington Post I made this point and to my utter shock and surprise, he agreed with me. Not only did he agree. He added on that the term ‘palestinian police’ was absolutely ridiculous’.

Question #4: Why does the Israeli govt., while officially denying the existence of a ‘palestinian state’ allow the formation of a real palestinian army, whose goals are very well known?

If you live on the wrong side of the ‘green line’ - what are your rights? You may be held under administrative detention, without being indicted, tried or convicted. Your personal weapon, needed for obvious reasons of self-defense, may be confiscated at the whim of a police or army officer. You are a sub-person.

And there are those who want to leave - not in Hebron, but in Kiryat Arba - not many, not 200 families as publicized, but there are a few that would like to leave. What about them? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in favor of compensation for those leaving Judea and Samaria. But from Peres’ point of view, if he was really sincere - what about people who own apartments in these areas and have nothing else, - there are those in this situation. Property value out here is next to nothing. What are they supposed to do? No compensation, no apartment, nowhere to go,- Catch-22, Israel style. If Peres was really interested in his citizen’s welfare, he would jump to assist them.

Question #5: Does Shimon Peres or the Israeli government really care about Israelis living in Judea and Samaria?

Of course, there is the ‘regular, normal Israeli’ living in ‘good neighborhoods.’ Theoretically, they are on safe ground. But are they really? How many automobiles have been stolen since the beginning of the Oslo piece process, and especially since the beginning of autonomy? Who much has car insurance skyrocketed? Who is going to protect them from their armed terrorist neighbors who are as interested in the Jewish homes in Kfar Saba and Petach Tikva and Haifa and Acco as those in Kalkilya and Ramallah. The busses blown up in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and Hadera - were they filled with ‘settlers’?

Question #6: So who is the piece plan really good for?

It seems, unfortunately, that Peres and Co. have only one real concern. Not the Arabs who helped (or are even just suspected of helping) the Jews, not the Israeli’s who live on the ‘right’ (yes, right) side of the ‘green line’ and not those who live on the ‘proper’ side of the ‘green line’. So who are they concerned about?

Question #7: When Israeli ministers go abroad, such as Foreign Minister (and he really is foreign) Ehud Barak, in Paris last week, who is he raising money for? The development towns, the Russian immigrants, or, take a guess, the Palestinian Authority?

The only care is for our long-lost friends, who are still, officially calling for the destruction of the State of Israel in the palestinian charter. And in spite of the declaration ‘if it is not repealed, the piece process will stop, wait and see.

We have a government of true Jew-haters, and Arab (enemy) lovers. They have made a clear, indisputable distinction between blood, blood and blood.

Question #8: If Peres had his way, who do you think he would pick to succeed him as Prime Minister of Israel?


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