Video: Israeli settler lecturing Palestinian farmers — ‘You’ll all be our slaves, if you’re worthy, if you behave well’

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This video, recorded December 27, 2012 by a B’Tselem volunteer, documents a Jewish settler attempting to convince Palestinian farmers, he is the rightful owner of their land using a logic only some people can appreciate. The conversation is taking place after an Israeli High Court decision resulting from a petition filed by the Palestinian owners demanding access to their land which has been obstructed for years.

This is privately owned agricultural land belonging to villagers of Yasuf, located in the Salfit region in the heart of the West Bank. Yasuf land is almost completely surrounded by illegal settlements and outposts, including the radical settlement of Tapuach, site of a Kahanist yeshiva. Yasuf villagers have suffered violent attacks for years and the farmers have been denied access to thousands of dunams of their land since 2001.

First the farmers were violently evicted from their land by settlers, who then placed “an embankment and stones” blocking the access road. Later,  without any legal authorization, the military abetted the settlers by placing a gate across the road. ‘Tapuach West’ is an illegal outpost near Tapuach, and it’s the road between the settlement and the outpost cutting off Yasuf farmer’s access.

12 Palestinian land owners from the village filed a petition with Israel’s High Court demanding access to their land in 2010. They were represented by Yesh Din. The outcome of that hearing, last November, resulted in this decision:

Deputy President Justice Naor added: “There is a difference between recognizing and tolerating (an illegal situation – H.A.). If the land owners cannot access their land, that is a situation we cannot tolerate. The balance here derives first of all from the starting point, that they are entitled to reach their lands,” said Naor. “If there are lawbreakers, it is the duty of the military commander to deal with them. His job is to ensure their access, and if there are lawbreakers he must deal with them. If anyone uses violence the State must confront them.It is the State’s job to maintain order.”

Ahead of the hearing the State announced that the military commander had recently, following the petition, issued a closed military zone order for a large part of the area to which access requires military coordination. Therefore, a decision was made at the end of the hearing that the petitioners and representatives of the army and the settlement would visit the site together and examine the actual restrictions on access. The sides were asked to submit to the court within 60 days their updated positions about the points of contention there remain afterwards, if any.

Yossi Gurvitz writing for Yesh Din , explains more context in a report of another recent “”price tag” pogrom” against the village on February 18th.

This morning a “price tag” pogrom took place in the Palestinian village of Yasouf. If the name Yasouf is vaguely familiar to you, this is probably because in 2009, it became the target of the most famous price tag attack: the burning of its mosque. It’s worth mentioning the response of the Shomron local council at the time (Hebrew): it called the attack an “act of madmen or a provocation,” piously adding that it hoped the police would find those responsible. That was two years prior to Shahar Ginossar of Yediot Ahronot reporting that the Shomron local council created the policy of “price tag” and even funded it. The “price tag” people are the military arm of the settlement establishment, the hoodlums used when violence and plausible deniability are necessary. “Price tag” attacks have become so common that they’re barely reported; they used to make headlines, but this morning the attack in Yasouf merited barely a newsflash.

The choice of Yasouf as a repeat target of “price tag” attacks becomes more understandable, when you realize that the village is now fighting against the taking over of its lands by settlers, who do so aided and abetted by the IDF. The village dares to fight for its rights, so it gets a small dose of terror, as a reminder of the price of messing not only with the military arm of the government of Israel, but also with the military arm of the settler movement, which is far more ruthless.

In December 2010, the villagers petitioned the High Court of Justice, represented by attorneys Michael Sfard, Shlomi Zecharia, Avishar Lev and Muhammad Shqayer of Yesh Din’s legal team. The petition was against the army and the civil administration, demanding the villagers receive access to their lands. Since early 2001, the army prevented the villagers from accessing thousands of dunams of its lands. Later, “Tapuach west” was established on some of those lands,an outpost illegal even according to the government of Israel. “Tapuach west” blocked the villagers’ access to their lands, as did the road paved illegally, between Tapuach- a settlement created by Kahane supporters and its outpost- “Tapuach West”. The local council responsible both for the settlement and the outpost? Why, it’s the Shomron local council.

At first, the settlers prevented the villagers from reaching their lands with the usual violence, and then the army got involved, and erected a gate which is never open, thus turning what was a lawless land grab into something semi-official. Later, the army declared much of the territory a closed military zone, thus officially preventing the villagers – not the invading settlers – from reaching what is, without any legal contest, their land, from which they live.

Some two years after the petition was filed, in November 2012, it was first debated by the court – hey, it’s just some Palestinians robbed of their livelihood, what’s the rush? – a hearing during which the justices were sharply critical of the behavior of the army and civil administration. Justice Naor said that “The balance here derives first of all from the starting point, that they are entitled to reach their lands. If there are lawbreakers, it is the duty of the military commander to deal with them. His job is to ensure their access, and if there are lawbreakers he must deal with them. If anyone uses violence the State must confront them. It is the State’s job to maintain order.”

So, until the government enforces order – which it is loath to do when Jews are involved – the terrorists residing in the Shomron local council will try to make it clear to the petitioners that they are messing with the wrong people. Luckily, the petitioners refuse to bend. To the poor record of law enforcement officials in defending the Palestinians in the occupied territories from the theft of their lands and violence against them – which, again, is basically all the army is allowed to do there, legally – we can add their pathetic inability to capture the “price tag” pogromchiks. Their proven record of inaptitude has already led the local residents to tell us that they are unwilling to press charges, since the treatment of their complaints is a bad joke and the process is a waste of their time.

In that regard, the terrorists – with the quiet support, both by action and inaction, of the IDF, the Shin Beth and the police – have already won.

– See more at: http://www.yesh-din.org/infoitem.asp?infocatid=270#sthash.NaB16nl7.dpuf

This morning a “price tag” pogrom took place in the Palestinian village of Yasouf. If the name Yasouf is vaguely familiar to you, this is probably because in 2009, it became the target of the most famous price tag attack: the burning of its mosque [Ed note: this attack]. It’s worth mentioning the response of the Shomron local council at the time (Hebrew): it called the attack an “act of madmen or a provocation,” piously adding that it hoped the police would find those responsible. That was two years prior to Shahar Ginossar of Yediot Ahronot reporting that the Shomron local council created the policy of “price tag” and even funded it. The “price tag” people are the military arm of the settlement establishment, the hoodlums used when violence and plausible deniability are necessary. “Price tag” attacks have become so common that they’re barely reported; they used to make headlines, but this morning the attack in Yasouf merited barely a newsflash.

The choice of Yasouf as a repeat target of “price tag” attacks becomes more understandable, when you realize that the village is now fighting against the taking over of its lands by settlers, who do so aided and abetted by the IDF. The village dares to fight for its rights, so it gets a small dose of terror, as a reminder of the price of messing not only with the military arm of the government of Israel, but also with the military arm of the settler movement, which is far more ruthless.

In December 2010, the villagers petitioned the High Court of Justice, represented by attorneys Michael Sfard, Shlomi Zecharia, Avishar Lev and Muhammad Shqayer of Yesh Din’s legal team. The petition was against the army and the civil administration, demanding the villagers receive access to their lands. Since early 2001, the army prevented the villagers from accessing thousands of dunams of its lands. Later, “Tapuach west” was established on some of those lands,an outpost illegal even according to the government of Israel. “Tapuach west” blocked the villagers’ access to their lands, as did the road paved illegally, between Tapuach- a settlement created by Kahane supporters and its outpost- “Tapuach West”. The local council responsible both for the settlement and the outpost? Why, it’s the Shomron local council.

At first, the settlers prevented the villagers from reaching their lands with the usual violence, and then the army got involved, and erected a gate which is never open, thus turning what was a lawless land grab into something semi-official. Later, the army declared much of the territory a closed military zone, thus officially preventing the villagers – not the invading settlers – from reaching what is, without any legal contest, their land, from which they live.

Some two years after the petition was filed, in November 2012, it was first debated by the court – hey, it’s just some Palestinians robbed of their livelihood, what’s the rush? – a hearing during which the justices were sharply critical of the behavior of the army and civil administration. Justice Naor said that “The balance here derives first of all from the starting point, that they are entitled to reach their lands. If there are lawbreakers, it is the duty of the military commander to deal with them. His job is to ensure their access, and if there are lawbreakers he must deal with them. If anyone uses violence the State must confront them. It is the State’s job to maintain order.”

So, until the government enforces order – which it is loath to do when Jews are involved – the terrorists residing in the Shomron local council will try to make it clear to the petitioners that they are messing with the wrong people. Luckily, the petitioners refuse to bend. To the poor record of law enforcement officials in defending the Palestinians in the occupied territories from the theft of their lands and violence against them – which, again, is basically all the army is allowed to do there, legally – we can add their pathetic inability to capture the “price tag” pogromchiks. Their proven record of inaptitude has already led the local residents to tell us that they are unwilling to press charges, since the treatment of their complaints is a bad joke and the process is a waste of their time.

In that regard, the terrorists – with the quiet support, both by action and inaction, of the IDF, the Shin Beth and the police – have already won.
 

I’m wondering if perhaps the discussion taking place in the video last December was as a result of the decision, at the behest of the court, to “visit the site together”?

Now, you listen to me. Soon the Messiah will come. He’ll be here any minute. You understand this well. It’s also written in the Koran. When the Messiah comes, you’ll be our slaves.

Wrap your head around that.

134 Responses

  1. Citizen
    February 27, 2013, 11:45 am

    Agghr

    • FreddyV
      February 28, 2013, 8:09 am

      I love the way the settler is creating facts on the ground throughout the conversation. At the beginning the Palestinian farmer is explaining that it’s his father’s land. At the end the settler is wanting to know where he should start his tractor. Total chutzpah.

      Reminds me of a joke my dad used to tell.

      A kid goes to his miser of a father and asks for a Dollar. Dad says: 50 cents? What do you want a Quarter for? I gave you a Dime yesterday. I’m not giving you a Nickel today…….

      That’s how the Israelis negotiate. You think you’re sitting down at the table to talk about the 22% that hasn’t been taken from under you and in a few short sentences it turns into a few bantustans and a life of misery.

      I don’t know why the world puts up with this crap. If you live east of the Green Line, you get a Palestinian passport. End of.

  2. seafoid
    February 27, 2013, 12:03 pm

    “Now, you listen to me. Soon the Messiah will come. He’ll be here any minute. You understand this well. It’s also written in the Koran. When the Messiah comes, you’ll be our slaves.”

    And the Lord heard this and She got really annoyed and She decided that they had let Her down AGAIN just like in the old days and that this time was no different and that instead of smiting them there was another way – they could just weep and grind their teeth in the binational State while they learnt some manners . And the Lord saw that it was good.

  3. justicewillprevail
    February 27, 2013, 12:09 pm

    Pig ignorance, arrogance, thuggishness and racism, all enabled and encouraged by the state. The settlers are eloquent spokesman for zionist ideology. Truly, a darkness unto nations.

    • seafoid
      February 27, 2013, 2:43 pm

      In normal societies religion works to calm people down but in the West Bank
      Judaism and the rabbis who represent it are like petrol thrown on a fire.
      The silence of the rabbinical authorities in all of these cases is noted. Israeli Judaism is no longer fit for purpose.

      • Djinn
        February 28, 2013, 1:07 am

        In that case there is no normal society, because there is not a nation on earth that doesn’t have at least some numpties who don’t seem to get much of a calming influence from their religion (see murderers of abortion providers in the US)

      • ezzo
        March 1, 2013, 11:14 am

        There is a difference between isolated acts of crazy and state-sponsored crazy.

  4. Hostage
    February 27, 2013, 12:23 pm

    using a logic only some people can appreciate.

    Under the same heading: Police officer Ariel Shapiro is being terminated (but returned to serve in the IDF) after he wrote the following racist remark on his Facebook wall regarding the attack on a Palestinian woman in Jerusalem: “Too bad the Arab whore didn’t die.”

    He’s unfit for police work, but apparently can still make a valuable contribution in the Israeli Occupation Force. link to ynetnews.com

  5. Cliff
    February 27, 2013, 12:25 pm

    Jewish supremacy.

  6. dimadok
    February 27, 2013, 12:36 pm

    At least they are talking and not shooting each other.

    • gamal
      February 27, 2013, 2:18 pm

      Dear Sir, thats so sad, but fear not in Islam there is a soultion, no less than in actual Judaism, and this is really for Annie, if she has a moment, its a self defined Islam, sort of unconcerned with our well known, “core beliefs”.

    • Woody Tanaka
      February 27, 2013, 2:43 pm

      “At least they are talking and not shooting each other.”

      Don’t worry, as soon as the Palestinian has the gall to demand his rights as a human being, gunfire from the squatters and the israeli terror force will follow.

    • Chu
      February 27, 2013, 2:44 pm

      correction: ‘At least the Israeli was not shooting the Palestinian’
      No need to sugar-coat that that there may be some sort of equivalence
      between the 2 sides. Yes, it’s an obvious error you made.

    • Annie Robbins
      February 27, 2013, 2:56 pm

      dim, that’s one reason i wondered if perhaps this wasn’t the ‘visit’ scheduled by the court. otherwise he would have brought his friends along and, with the aid of the soldiers beat the farmers to a pulp.

      or did you miss this from gurvitz’s report:

      The choice of Yasouf as a repeat target of “price tag” attacks becomes more understandable, when you realize that the village is now fighting against the taking over of its lands by settlers, who do so aided and abetted by the IDF.

      the idf know who these people are, they work with them!

      • dimadok
        March 1, 2013, 4:14 pm

        @Annie. Are you serious that a visit can be scheduled by a court in Israel? Come on Annie!

      • Annie Robbins
        March 2, 2013, 9:18 am

        i linked to the courts decision

        link to yesh-din.org

        read the last paragraph.

    • Bumblebye
      February 27, 2013, 3:21 pm

      How pathetic, dimduck.
      Gosh, not a soljer in sight, yet the mad settler felt perfectly safe pronouncing his nuttery to a group of at least FIVE Palestinian men.

    • Cliff
      February 27, 2013, 5:47 pm

      more like the settler isn’t lynching the Palestinian while you IDF goons stand and snicker

    • thankgodimatheist
      February 28, 2013, 2:01 am

      “At least they are talking and not shooting each other.”
      And “surpridingly” you don’t see much you disapprove of in what he says or does. Thugs of a feather..

  7. Mike_Konrad
    February 27, 2013, 12:45 pm

    Absolutely worthless video without subtitles. You do even have to subtitle all of it.

    • Annie Robbins
      February 27, 2013, 2:15 pm

      mike, the subtitles work for me. try it again and look at the base.

      • thankgodimatheist
        February 28, 2013, 6:14 am

        For the subtitles turn on the caption button.

    • tree
      February 27, 2013, 5:13 pm

      To Mike K or anyone else who doesn’t see the subtitles:

      You have to have captions turned on in order to see them. On the right side of the bottom black bar there are a series of symbols (the side with”You-Tube”on it). The first symbol from left to right is a box with “CC” in it. This stands for “closed captions”. When the video is running click on that “CC” symbol and a series of options will appear. Click on”English”and English subtitles will appear.

  8. Fritz
    February 27, 2013, 1:03 pm

    My knowledge in modern Hebrew is fine for understanding the basics of the “questionable” claims of the settler. I’m happy that the Palestinian farmers begin to laugh about the nationalistic-religious-Jewish-zionist fool.

  9. Citizen
    February 27, 2013, 1:09 pm

    BTW, speaking of pogroms in history. Has the pulitzer-prize-winning Russian novelist’s “200 Years Together” found an American publisher, or will his book remain forever absent from American discourse?

    • American
      February 27, 2013, 2:22 pm

      There was some effort or talk of getting translated and published in the US but I don’t know what came of it.
      There was a site on line that did translate some chapters which I read but it has since made them unavailable.
      There is only one reason that I can think of for why a world renowned and famous PP winner’s book isn’t available in the US—censorship—–as in can’t get it hosted or distributed by any US agency.

    • Chu
      February 27, 2013, 3:01 pm

      Attempts have been made to cast it as antisemetic, but even Richard Pipes believes that it ‘absolves Solzhenitsyn from the taint of antisemitism’. I think the book will eventually get published through back channels but will never be debated in great measure in the US.
      The conflict of this story seems reminiscent of the Prussian conflict and power hierarchy. I would imagine the ADL and the noted historians will do their best to suppress any publication that sheds a light on the history of that period.

    • American
      February 27, 2013, 3:39 pm

      @ Citizen

      Volia!……I found a site that still has some translations of ‘200 Years Together”

      link to 200yearstogether.wordpress.com

      You should read and save in case this one disappears also.

      • W.Jones
        February 28, 2013, 3:01 am

        Yes, it’s surprising that the works of someone so famous here as Solzhenitsyn aren’t published in English. Actually, it’s impressive. He left the USSR due to censorship and it has to be admitted- if you look at it for real- that the same thing happened here.

        Right now I am reading through his part on Stalin and he appears to actually criticize Stalin as going against Jewish people. I can expect that there may be some parts of Solzhenitsyn’s writing that may seem anti-semitic because he is an “old school” person and somewhat of a monarchist even. But stuff that is actually vile has been printed in the US, so it just seems weird. Overall my guess is that he actually isn’t anti-semitic anymore than a big percent of Russians from his era, based on what I’ve read from him so far.

      • W.Jones
        February 28, 2013, 3:05 am

        On a related note, I find the Soviet support of the State (including importing many armaments to it during the US arms embargo on the Holy Land) to be somewhat curious. My guess is that Stalin actually hoped it would turn out to be Socialist as it was run by a labor party (Mapam) and had communes. Only a few years later though they were supporting the west in the Korean War.

      • Woody Tanaka
        February 28, 2013, 9:54 am

        “My guess is that Stalin actually hoped it would turn out to be Socialist as it was run by a labor party (Mapam) and had communes.”

        The USSR’s support was based on an antipathy toward the UK.

      • American
        February 28, 2013, 2:38 pm

        @ W Jones

        I’ve now read most of it and I can say without reversation that I don’t think Solzhenitsyn was anti semitic at all….I think he was determined to set the ‘historical record straight’ on both sides of Jews & Russia. He calls out and details both the Jewish perdify where it existed and the Russian where it existed equally…no white washing of either.
        And I’m betting the not white washing the Jewish part is the sole reason why the book was jumped on as anti semitic.

      • W.Jones
        March 1, 2013, 4:38 pm

        Woody,

        That was certainly a big part of it. However, Stalin did hope that he would be able to turn people’s attitudes in a more pro-Soviet way. One anecdote I read was about a man’s grandfather who went to a Soviet meeting with red flags and songs in westernmost Ukraine, made of volunteers, and announced they were going there to make Leninism.

        Along with the millions of cartridges sent from E.Europe, I also read that there were many Soviet advisors who immigrated too. So I think it was a hope, and that there was an expectation they would be at least neutral in a region that was largely British-dominated. During the Korean War the Soviet government took umbridge at Israeli involvement, and said that it should be at least neutral in the Cold War. (Neutrality was at that time the State’s official policy)

        I read another comment that Stalin thought that at least Middle Eastern countries would turn against the British and in favor of the Soviets due to the conflict.

      • W.Jones
        March 2, 2013, 12:51 am

        American,

        I think that the later chapters, which were translated in the online version, are some of the most interesting. In some cases, Solzhenitsyn shows himself to be quite zealous in his opposition to anti-Semitism.

        After describing structural discrimination in the USSR, he writes: “it is reasonable to assume that though Khrushchev himself did not like Jews”. I think this assumption is simply incorrect. One can easily read Khrushchev’s memoirs in many libraries. Khrushchev criticizes Stalin as anti-Semitic and in another chapter writes at length in admiring tones about how not enough recognition is awarded to Jews in Soviet society for their role in the early phases of the Bolsheviks.

        Another claim often made about Khrushchev. is that he gave up Crimea to Ukraine because he was Ukrainian, both of which claims are in fact untrue. (He was Ukrainian and the transfer was not made as his decision)

      • American
        March 2, 2013, 10:01 pm

        Jones says:
        March 2, 2013 at 12:51 am

        American,

        I think that the later chapters, which were translated in the online version, are some of the most interesting. In some cases, Solzhenitsyn shows himself to be quite zealous in his opposition to anti-Semitism.”

        WJ–I read some more today and am even more of the opinion that Solzhenitsyn was no anti Semite…..his book wasn’t to bash Jews or cast them as Russia’s only villains.
        He goes to into much detail in defending Jews against ‘rumors and tropes’ that were bandied about like for instance Jews not serving in the Russian military and etc and lays those lies to rest.
        I am trying to think how he would he would think, particularly as a historian and writer—-he loved Russia and obviously had a lot angst over so many things in their culture that was destroyed and torn apart—-and I’m thinking he really did want to set the record straight about all the groups and actors that had a part in that.
        I think maybe 200 Years Together, being about the Jews and their role as a group, was his response or answer to all the Zionist revision and rewriting–their typical claim of total Jewish innocence, that no Jews could have possibly been involved in these bad things and the Jewish group had no part in it and their constant claim that everything that happen to Jews in Russia was just Jewish persecution.
        I think he was just sick of it the same way we get sick of zio trolls here who make up history to suit them. He just wanted to tell the truth about Russia and the Jews…I think that was his motivation in writing the book.

      • W.Jones
        February 28, 2013, 3:27 am

        American,
        The book you refer to is online in other languages, and you can just run the chapters through Google translate. Enjoy.

        Peace.

      • American
        February 28, 2013, 2:44 pm

        WJ

        good, thanks, I’ll do that with any missing chapters.

  10. bilal a
    February 27, 2013, 1:52 pm

    Slavery is an intermediate step preferrable to whats being discussed at Open Zion and elsewhere, ie Genocide:

    In his latest essay, Goldberg seems apparently unaware of the linkage between Hamas and Amalek, a linkage that, if taken seriously, would mandate genocide.

    Goldberg conflates, consciously or not I do not know, an enemy and the Amalekites/Haman, that latter of which must be annihilated by divine decree. The difference is clear on one point. Jews, like all peoples, have every right to defend themselves against an enemy. Regarding Amalek/Haman, however, Jews are mandated to destroy them even if they are not a threat because they are considered, in the rabbinic imagination, an ontological threat, an eternal ticking bomb. In theory, if a Jew could positively identify an Amalekite walking harmlessly down the street, he would be mandated to kill him in cold blood.

    link to thedailybeast.com

    • W.Jones
      February 27, 2013, 3:48 pm

      Bilal

      It’s confusing. Several times in different epochs the OT describes the Amalekites being completely genocided (David’s time), and then they keep coming back again (Hezekiah’s time and later).

      “Rabbi Hayim Palaggi (1788–1869) argued that Jews had lost the tradition of distinguishing Amalekites from other people, and therefore the commandment of killing them could not practically be applied” -Wikipedia

    • JennieS
      February 28, 2013, 2:34 am

      “Jews,like all peoples, have every right to defend themselves against an enemy”.

      OK I can agree with that, but this Amalek/Haman thing is scary to me as a gentile. Netanyahu has a tendency to toss ‘Amalek’ around quite often and fairly randomly, as far as I am concerned. I do see a logical problem here as well -m Jews are clearly a genocidal enemy of the Amalekites who also have ‘right to defend themselves’.

  11. radii
    February 27, 2013, 2:01 pm

    it is so satisfying to watch the slow destruction of zionism at the hands (and out of the mouths) of the very people who seek to impose it through vulgar might

    • seafoid
      February 27, 2013, 3:38 pm

      But what was it that turned a sizeable portion of Judaism into such a destructive force? Was it the Holocaust?

      Why is this happening ? Is there no escape from violence or is it just a localised tragedy?

      • Darcha
        February 28, 2013, 8:19 am

        I remember someone writing once that Stalin, Hitler, Lenin and such ‘painted history in the broad strokes of mass murder’. The idea is to remember that these were motivated ideologues seeking an outcome who’d internalized the idea that ruthlessness pays. Hitler walked into a defeated Germany and saw opportunity. Lenin saw a complete political vacuum and, through the strength of terror and will, started constructing the idealized order. The isolated, monomaniacal political cult of the war-time Zionist leadership saw the massive psychological trauma of the Holocaust and likewise saw opportunity. That scared people might jump to embrace it, take its fake reality for the actual one, cleave to it like one of Eric Hoffer’s true believers–well that was all part of the idea!

        These are not normal people! Any more than Stalin.

        It really is just the playing out of the last of the 19th century’s totalitarian thought experiments.

      • seafoid
        February 28, 2013, 11:50 am

        I think it also has something to do with who went to Israel. Most of the intellectuals and leaders of Jewish Eastern Europe were murdered in WW2.
        Very few British , French, Dutch , Belgian, American Jews actually “made aliyah”.

        They had to beef up the numbers with the Mizrahim who were mostly from undeveloped countries and had a relatively poor education level.

        And then the Russians.
        And the Orthodox birth rate did the rest.

        The trauma was magnified via the education system. They started to love violence. And there was no intellectual opposition.

  12. CloakAndDagger
    February 27, 2013, 2:06 pm

    If we can make videos such as these go viral, it would wake America up quickly.

    It is evident that these people have descended to depths hitherto uncharted. I see no redemption in sight. This story will end tragically. I don’t see a happy outcome here. When that happens, it will be unfortunate for us too. Suddenly our neighborhoods (Europe too) will be swarming with “settler” emigrants as they are expelled from the ME, and they will be polluting us with all the vile hate that they will bring with them.

    Peachy.

    • WinstonSmith714
      February 27, 2013, 7:30 pm

      i’ve got this on my website friday! i got the setters violence under “The real terrorists du jour”. i had this over a year now and i have not had any problems with finding zionist terrorism.

  13. Chu
    February 27, 2013, 2:37 pm

    All the F-16’s the US supplies to this nation
    and the reality of what were protecting
    is depicted by this miserable bible-thumper
    making his case for occupation. What a
    f’ing waste.
    This is the Jewish Manifest Destiny in action,
    underwritten by America’s Zionist class.
    Makes you proud to be part of it…

    • seafoid
      February 27, 2013, 4:32 pm

      All the progress Jews made in the last 500 years in terms of philosophy etc and these cretins want to bring everything back to the Bronze Age. WTF.

      Imagine what Derrida would think if he came back. It is so shameful. I would try to hide it from him.

  14. David Samel
    February 27, 2013, 3:00 pm

    The next time anyone accuses a critic of Israel of anti-semitism, this video should be cited in rebuttal. Can there be any surer way to incite anti-semitism?

    • thankgodimatheist
      February 28, 2013, 6:19 am

      I’ll have to agree with you, David. This is very likely to stir anti-Semitic sentiments among those who do not know better. The thug is off on so many levels it makes one feel funny.

    • NickJOCW
      February 28, 2013, 2:26 pm

      It is already happening. Not everyone is capable of unravelling the actions of the occupants of the self proclaimed ‘Jewish Homeland’ from Jews in general, and of those who may possess that intellectual capacity not all can be bothered; silence and indifference are universal.

  15. Bumblebye
    February 27, 2013, 3:17 pm

    Dear heavens!
    Settler brain fried on ziocaine. He’s so lost in his own nether regions it’s impossible for him to speak rationally!

    Edit: At the end of that, I wanted his pesky messiah to appear and slap him round the chops!

  16. just
    February 27, 2013, 3:35 pm

    Apologies to any sensibilities I might offend, but this is evil incarnate.

    It grows day by day– I pray that the nurturing soon ends.

  17. seafoid
    February 27, 2013, 3:56 pm

    Who is the settler? What sort of gestures would he make in a normal society ? What is it that elevates him in Israeli society ? Why ?

  18. giladg
    February 27, 2013, 4:00 pm

    The road to peace is the one that embraces sharing. Jews are willing to share, as explained by the Jewish farmer in the video. The Palestinians have shown that they are not willing to share. Whether it be land or Jerusalem, the Palestinians want it all and they have no regard for the thousands of years of Jewish history and heritage in these same places. The farmer in the video mentions that for more than 10 years nothing was done on the piece of land in question. The Jewish farmer wants to do the hard work and till the land, to plant and grow. He says that they should share.
    It’s about time that Palestinians start embracing the term “share”. Israel is 40 miles wide. No one in the area has the luxury not to share.

    • Annie Robbins
      February 27, 2013, 4:16 pm

      The farmer in the video mentions that for more than 10 years nothing was done on the piece of land in question.

      did you even bother to read the article? of course nothings been done on the land for ten years as the settlers violently drove the farmers of the land, blocked their access with the help of the soldiers and the farmers has to petition the court after years of this. the village argricultural land has been stolen which takes away their livelihood!

      for heavens sakes! open the petition link. read the report! i don’t do this for my health!

      • giladg
        February 27, 2013, 5:28 pm

        And maybe one day you Annie, you will start to take the notion of sharing seriously as we’ll as giving support to Jewish history and heritage.

      • Cliff
        February 27, 2013, 5:45 pm

        giladg

        the Jewish colonist is not interested in sharing and neither are you

        you want the Palestinian’s land

        if Israel and you want to ‘share’ – then promote a bi-national State in all of Israel / Palestine and allow the refugees and their descendants to return just like you have your absurd Jewish Law of Return that in no way at all compares to the Palestinian claim

        your notion of ‘heritage’ and ‘history’ is mendacious

        Jews who have no ancestors in the land have no ties to the land beyond the abstract/religious

        Jews who lived in that land during the blip in history known as the Jewish kingdom or whatever it was called bare no resemblance to Jews today like you

        you are not an ancient Israelite and you are not an ancient Jew

        you have nothing in common with ancient Jews because you are a product of conversion

        that is how millions of Jews exist

        conversion

        unless of course, you’re saying Jews simply inbred and inbred and miraculously avoided genetic mutation and deformities

      • Bumblebye
        February 27, 2013, 5:49 pm

        Stuff your absurd notions of “Jewish history and heritage” where the sun don’t shine!
        LISTEN to the video. As the farmers say, they ALREADY shared their country with you, and as we know, you took more than was allocated – that clearly aint enough for your damnable greed, is it? Steal, steal and steal some more, say the dims, the giladg’s, the olegs et al. Call it “sharing”, and then demand to “share” some more til there’s nothing left for the Palestinians.

      • Inanna
        February 27, 2013, 7:44 pm

        Is ‘sharing’ the hasbara for theft and ethnic cleansing?

      • thankgodimatheist
        February 28, 2013, 6:24 am

        The fruit of the olive tree that you steal in broad light you do not leave half of it but take it all and on top of it you cut the tree. Do NOT talk about something you have no concept of called sharing.

      • Darcha
        February 28, 2013, 8:24 am

        And maybe one day you will know what the word ‘theft’ means, will one day share that basic human understanding.

    • Woody Tanaka
      February 27, 2013, 4:23 pm

      “The road to peace is the one that embraces sharing. Jews are willing to share, as explained by the Jewish farmer in the video. ”

      LMAO. Yeah, the Jews are willing to share, but they are only willing to share the Palestinians’ land. The Jews are unwilling to share their own land. The Jewish farmer is free to live on either side of the Green line and the Palestinan is not (because of his ethno-religious background and the racist policy of the Jewish state.) If your embrace of “sharing” wasn’t transparent nonsense, you would fully embrace the Palestinian Right of Return.

      But if you are serious, dim, I’d be willing to share your bank account with you. How about it?? I’ll only take half. Promise.

      • tree
        February 27, 2013, 5:59 pm

        I’ll only take half. Promise.

        Until the Messiah comes. Then you get to have all of it, Woody. God told me so.

      • giladg
        February 27, 2013, 11:45 pm

        Israeli Arabs, Muslims and Christians, are doing very well. The Islamic and Christian radicals hate this and will do what they can to destroy this as well. So yes Woody, Jews are sharing, on both sides of the 1967 lines, lines that are both impossible to defend militarily as we’ll as spiritually. Jerusalem is the holiest place for Jews, so if Palestinians are serious about peace they had better start using the term “share”. Jews will never turn their back on their holiest sites, the first and foremost being the Temple Mount, where Muslims decided to squat and build a mosque. Although Jews would like to see the mosques there removed, most Jews are not calling for this. So yes Woody, I say again, Jews are already sharing. Now it’s time for the Palestinians to do the same.

      • Annie Robbins
        February 28, 2013, 12:56 am

        gilad, the population is an even split. jews control everything. even stretching it and pretending they don’t, if palestinians controlled 22%(sans the fact the ‘security’ they pay for with their taxes works against them) and how is that equitable?

        Jews are already sharing

        yeah, and the guy in the video is very generous too. he even tells the farmers they can be slaves one day, if they behave. how much more could anyone expect right?

      • thankgodimatheist
        February 28, 2013, 3:03 am

        Messianic, far-right giladg! Surprised? Not me!

      • peeesss
        February 28, 2013, 3:34 am

        The Palestinians do not “control 22%” of the land of Palestine. More than 50% of that 22% is in Israeli hands., ie greater Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley , “military” zones in the west bank, “nature zones”, settlements, “outposts”. Gaza is completely under the control of Israel, its air, land and sea, communications, electonics, energy supplies. There is no place in all of Palestine, “occupied territories” the “22%”, that Israel does not give itself the right to invade, kidnap, assassinate, demolish homes, humiliate, harass the indigenous people. Night time raids are a regular Israeli tactic in every Palestinian village. There are hundreds of checkpoints to control the population as well as over a thousand miltary rules governing every aspect of life including any economic develpment. 100% of Palestine is under Israeli control.

      • thankgodimatheist
        February 28, 2013, 4:39 am

        “Israeli Arabs, Muslims and Christians, are doing very well.”
        Keep peddling that lie settler.
        Someone here, yes in the NYT, begs to differ:
        “Not All Israeli Citizens Are Equal”
        link to nytimes.com

      • thankgodimatheist
        February 28, 2013, 4:45 am

        Susan Abulhawa details here the discriminatory laws against the Palestinians, Muslim and Christians:
        —————
        “Facts on Israel’s systemic discrimination against non-Jewish inhabitants.
        Susan abulhawa
        • Section 5 in the Law of Political Parties and section 7A of the Basic Law: Stipulates that any party platform that calls for full and complete equality between Jews and non-Jews, can be disqualified from any political post. The law demands that Palestinian Arab citizens may not challenge the state’s Zionist identity.
        • Law of Return: “Every Jew has the right to become a citizen no matter where they come from” while the indigenous non-Jewish inhabitants who were expelled in 1948 are expressly barred from returning to their homes
        • Nakba Law: Penalizes any institution that commemorates or publicly mourns the expulsion of the native Palestinian population
        • Anti-boycott law: Provides anyone calling for the boycott of Israel, or its illegal settlements, can be sued by the boycott’s targets without having to prove that they sustained damage. The court will then decide how much compensation is to be paid.
        • Admission Committees Law formally allows neighborhood screening committees to prevent non-Jewish citizens from living in Jewish communities that control 81 percent of the territory in Israel. In March 2011 Israel passed a law to allow residents of Jewish towns to refuse non Jews from living in their communities.
        • Amendment to the Citizenship Law: Stipulates that an Israeli citizen who marries a Palestinian cannot live as a couple in Israel with his or her spouse. A Palestinian spouse can neither gain citizenship nor residency.
        • 93% of the land, the vast majority of which was confiscated from Palestinian owners after 1948, can only be owned by Jewish agencies for the benefit of Jews only. One of these agencies is the Jewish National Fund, which, in its charter forbids sale or lease to non-Jews.
        • Specified Goods Tax and Luxury Tax Law [art 26, Laws of the State of Israel, vol. 6, p. 150 (1952)] Authorizes lower import taxes for Jewish citizens of Israel compared with non-Jewish citizens of Israel.
        • National Planning and Building Law (1965) Through various zoning laws freezes the growth of existing Arab villages while providing for the expansion Jewish settlements and creation of new ones. The law also re-classifies a large portion of established Arab villages as “unrecognized” and therefore nonexistent, allowing the state to cut off water and electricity as well as to simply appropriate that property.
        • Appropriations are carried out under The Requisitions Law which allows a “competent authority” to requisition the land – called “land requisition order” – so that only he may “use and exploit the land” as he sees fit. This applies to “home requisition orders” as well, whereby another “competent authority” who can “order the occupier of a house to surrender the house to the control of a person specified in the order, for residential purposes or for any other use, as may be prescribed in the order. “
        • In the education sector within Israel, as an example, the state spends $192 per year per non-Jewish student compared to $1,100 per Jewish student.
        • There is a planned Mosque Law that will prohibit the broadcasting of the Muslim call to prayer, which has been sounding over that land since the beginning of Islam.
        • Non-Jews living in the West Bank are denied access to the holy places of Jerusalem, which are only a few kilometers away from them.
        • ALSO, for the first time in the history of Islam and the history of Christianity, Palestinian Muslims and Christians in the West Bank and Gaza are denied access to their holy Places of Jerusalem, even on the high holy days of Eid, Christmas, and Easter Sunday.
        • Since Israel took the West Bank, the Christian population has declined from 20,000 in 1967 to less than 7500 today.
        • Military Order 1229: authorizes Israel to hold Palestinians in administrative detention for up to six months without charge or trial. Six-month detentions can be renewed indefinitely, without charge or trial.
        • Military Order 329 and 1650 effectively prevents Palestinians from being anywhere in the West Bank without a specific permit to be there, making it a criminal offense to go from one Palestinian town to another.
        • Military Oder #92 and #158: gives the Israeli military control of all water resources in the West Bank, which belongs to Palestinians.
        • Israel then allows the Palestinians access to only a fraction of the shared water resources, while unlawful Israeli settlements there receive virtually unlimited supplies creating a reality of green lawns and swimming pools for Jewish settlers and a parched life for Palestinians, whose access to water, according to the World Health Organization does not meet the minimum requirements for basic human water needs.
        • Furthermore, that fraction of confiscated Palestinian water is sold to Palestinians at 300% more than what it costs Jewish settlers in the same area. ($1.20/cubic meter vs $.40/cubic meter).
        • Military Orders #811 and #847: Allows Jews to purchase land from unwilling Palestinian sellers by using “power of attorney”.
        • Military Order #25: forbids public inspection of land transactions.
        • Militar Order #998: requires Palestinians to get Israeli military permission to make a withdrawal from their bank account.
        • Military Order #128: gives the Israeli military the right to take over any Palestinian business which is not open during regular business hours.
        • Military Order #138 & #134: forbids Palestinians from operating tractors or other heavy farm machinery on their land.
        • Military Order #93: gives all Palestinian insurance businesses to the Israeli Insurance Syndicate.
        • Military Order # 1015: requires Palestinians to get Israeli military permission to plant and grow fruit trees. This permit expires every year.
        • Through various military orders, according to the WHO, Israel has uprooted 2.5 million trees belonging to Palestinians, and which often represent their only means of sustenance.

        • (UNICEF): “Conditions have rarely been worse for Palestinian children.” One in 10 Palestinian children now suffer from stunted growth due to compromised health, poor diet and nutrition and 50% of Palestinian children are anemic, and 75% of those under 5 suffer from vitamin A deficiency.
        • Palestinian children are routinely imprisoned for months and years for throwing stones at Israeli jeeps, tanks, and soldiers. Many of them, as young as 12 years old, are tortured and held in solitary confinement.
        • Meanwhile, for bludgeoning a 10 year old Palestinian boy (Hilmi Shusha) to death with the butt of his rifle, an Israeli settler received community service and a fine.
        • A Palestinian man was convicted of rape and sentenced to 1.5 years in prison for having consensual sex with a Jewish woman, because he did not disabuse her of her assumption that he was Jewish.
        link to angryarabscommentsection.blogspot.com.au

      • Shingo
        February 28, 2013, 6:37 am

        So yes Woody, Jews are sharing, on both sides of the 1967 lines

        But they are not allowing Arabs to flood into Israel yet the settlers are flooding into the occupied territories.

        Shouldn’t Israel simply agree to one secular state for all the people living in Palestine? That would be sharing would it not?

      • Darcha
        February 28, 2013, 8:26 am

        Is he really a colonist? I’ve seen him on other websites, and he’s always a loon.

      • Woody Tanaka
        February 28, 2013, 9:43 am

        LMAO. Gilad, you are a religious looney, that is for sure. When the Jews let the Palestinians into any portion of Palestine, as the Jews are free to do, then you can talk to me about the Jews sharing. And as for al-Quds, again, it is the Jews who are against sharing with your “eternal (HA!) undivided capital” horseshit. The Palestians are looking for nothing but Arab East Jerusalem. It is you people who demand it all. They’re wiling to share. You are not. Likewise with Haram ash-Sharif. You have your Western Wall, they have their mosque. They are willing to share, but you people want it all. And, finally, if the green line is not defensible militarily or spiritually (whatever — if anything — that is supposed to mean), then give all people from the sea to the Jordan full and total equality, with equal access to the vote and full human and civil rights for all.

        You will reject the last, of course, because you are the Jewish equivalent of a Klansman or a neo-Nazi. You don’t want to share with the Palestinians, you want the Palestinians to submit to the oppression you want to inflict on them. That’s the problem.

      • Woody Tanaka
        February 28, 2013, 9:51 am

        “Israeli Arabs…”

        They’re called “Palestinians” you bigot.

    • Shingo
      February 27, 2013, 5:13 pm

      The road to peace is the one that embraces sharing. Jews are willing to share, as explained by the Jewish farmer in the video

      Sorry Gilad, but stealing someone’s property and and offering to them to live as slaves on it is not sharing, it’s apartheid on steroids.

      To the rest of the world, sharing would mean creating one single, secular, binational state that recognizes all the people living in Palestine as equal under the law.

      Or is that too much sharing for you to stomach?

      • giladg
        February 27, 2013, 11:48 pm

        Shingo, the land was stolen from the Jews by the Romans. Read Josephus Flavius.

      • Djinn
        February 28, 2013, 1:13 am

        FFS if you honestly think that then why don’t all the non Jewish dedscendents of those people get to move to Israel and gain citizenship? Many of them currently live in the OT or as Palestinian refugees in the diaspora. So when will you advocate that THEY get to “return”? Why do only the the descendents who remained Jewish get to “return”?

      • Cliff
        February 28, 2013, 4:31 am

        The land didn’t belong to ‘the Jews’ because the Jewish kingdom is religious fiction.

        Name it’s borders citing historical fact. Not via religious books.

      • justicewillprevail
        February 28, 2013, 6:28 am

        So that makes it alright for Israel to do the same as the Romans – occupy and take the land from the indigenous people, who are the descendants of the ancient Jews and all the other tribes of the time?

      • thankgodimatheist
        February 28, 2013, 6:32 am

        “the land was stolen from the Jews by the Romans.”
        And the Jews stole it from someone else. Your “story” is not the beginning of history. By the way, for 2000 years the caretakers of the land were/ are the Palestinians and their ancestors, no one else. And not a thank you from your folk.

      • Shingo
        February 28, 2013, 6:36 am

        Shingo, the land was stolen from the Jews by the Romans. Read Josephus Flavius.

        We know you’re a messianic nut job, but even you must realize the absurdity of your logic. Didn’t the Jews steal it from the Canaanites and Philistines?

      • Darcha
        February 28, 2013, 8:27 am

        Funny. Josephus has nothing on a Roman exile of Jews. Maybe YOU should read Josephus.

      • straightline
        February 28, 2013, 1:42 pm

        giladg is not here to speak truth or to learn. giladg is a propagandist. giladg will be back again making exactly the same statements next time no matter how many times you correct them.

        Joseph Goebbels: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

      • giladg
        February 28, 2013, 3:34 pm

        There is only one group of people living in the Middle East, who speak the same language today as they spoke 2,000 years ago. These people are the Jews, like it or not. This connects Jews directly to the history, events and the places. If the Cannanites have a claim, let them step forward. We know that the Palestinians are not decedents of the Philistines, as most of the Palestinians migrated to the region over the past 150 years. Making up stories about Palestinian history of thousands of years, has no backing in any physical evidence.

      • Bumblebye
        February 28, 2013, 9:07 pm

        The “Hebrew” spoken in Israel today is less like ancient hebrew than modern english is like chaucerian english.

        “Making up stories about Palestinian history of thousands of years, has no backing in any physical evidence.”

        Israel is founded on its own version of Grimms Fairy Tales, there’s virtually no truth in either the Bible or the modern ‘mythology’.

        You are a barefaced liar wrt this “most of the Palestinians migrated to the region over the past 150 years.”

    • justicewillprevail
      February 27, 2013, 5:44 pm

      Good grief, man, you cannot be serious. Willing to share??? What planet are you on where this happens? You are so addled with ziobabble, you actually think Israel and its neofascist settler movement want to share the land with the people who owned it originally? What a bizarre fantasy you inhabit, or you are just taking the mickey. Facepalm.

      • Shingo
        February 28, 2013, 6:40 am

        Willing to share??? What planet are you on where this happens?

        Perhaps Gilad would like to explain how the word “Hafrada” squares with sharing.

    • James Canning
      February 27, 2013, 7:06 pm

      Giladg – – Palestinians almost certainly will accept a mere 22% of what was Palestine in 1946. 22%. And you are griping?

      • sardelapasti
        February 27, 2013, 10:55 pm

        Canning – “Palestinians almost certainly will accept…” I’ll start believing that you are the owner of all Palestinian land and rights, to insist in giving them away so generously. With friends like you it mustn’t be easy every day.

      • thankgodimatheist
        February 28, 2013, 2:55 am

        sardelapasti
        Sadly, the 22% is what the PA (not the Palestinian people) agreed to in concert with most Arab countries, in the form of the Arab initiative. Still got rejected by the settler state.

      • sardelapasti
        February 28, 2013, 8:10 am

        Another one.
        1. “Arab countries” have zilch say in this.
        2. There is no Palestinian representative body as long as there is no Palestinian sovereignty. The PA is nothing but a Quisling government set up with the express purpose of making this kind of proposals.
        3. Canning seems dedicated to having everybody think it’s a done deal. It isn’t. Palestinian rights over every single inch of Palestine haven’t been given away because no one is authorized to do so.
        4. Finally, proposals become worthless once rejected. So, even if those made had had any authority behind them, they are six feet under.

    • Sumud
      February 27, 2013, 8:44 pm

      giladg – can you please provide your home address? i’d like to come over and “share” some of your hard earned property.

      • Darcha
        February 28, 2013, 8:28 am

        Gee! For such a sharing individual, I’m surprised that gilad hasn’t complied!

      • Sumud
        February 28, 2013, 9:54 am

        Me too Darcha, shocked!

        I can only assume gilad understands how ridiculous his argument is and can’t think of a response. That, or he is out and about “sharing” Palestinian’s property, like a fat kid in a candy store.

    • eljay
      February 27, 2013, 9:16 pm

      >> The road to peace is the one that embraces sharing.

      The road to peace is the one that starts with the oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist “Jewish State”:
      – immediately and completely halting its 60+ years, ON-GOING and offensive (i.e., not defensive) campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, colonization, destruction and murder;
      – offering to engage in sincere negotiations for a just and mutually-beneficial peace; and
      – being held accountable – and having its Zio-supremacist criminals held accountable – for (war) crimes committed.

      But that’s a road down which Zio-supremacists like giladgeee are unwilling to travel.

    • Djinn
      February 27, 2013, 9:44 pm

      So if I stole your car and then insisted you should learn to share it you’d be OK with that? Sharing without consent is called theft anywhere outside the Zionist asylum.

    • thankgodimatheist
      February 28, 2013, 2:15 am

      “for more than 10 years nothing was done on the piece of land in question.” Giladg..
      And how do you go about it when you’re not allowed to access your land, for one? Two, when very often you’re not even allowed to own a tractor. Which makes things even more difficult. Did you even know that in most cases it’s forbidden for a Palestinian to own a tractor?
      Finally. This trash that you call a “farmer”. He’s not. Just a colonist settler thief with no moral compass of any shape or form. Please. Don’t mistake shit for barbecue sauce.

    • Koshiro
      February 28, 2013, 6:57 am

      “Jews are willing to share, as explained by the Jewish farmer in the video. ”

      As they say on the Internet: Obvious troll is obvious.

    • Sumud
      February 28, 2013, 9:02 am

      gilaaaaaaaad!!!

      Why are you ignoring me?

      Still waiting for you to pls post your home address I want to “share” some of your stuff.

      PS You have no reason to be concerned: my deity approves, 100%.

  19. W.Jones
    February 27, 2013, 5:43 pm

    The settler in this case shows a very domineering mentality. However, what do you think of the description of the mentality of Haredis in James Petras’ recent article “An Argument in Defense of Haredi Jews”:
    link to gilad.co.uk
    And how crucial politically do you think the issue is that Petras describes?

    • peeesss
      February 28, 2013, 12:31 pm

      As one who ,usually, respects Petras’s view on the Palestine/Israel situation, in particular , Zionism, his take , on the Haredi Jews, leaves me limp. I asked myself, Has he lost his senses. Saying these ultra conservative “religious” Jews are a natural ally of the Palestinians and a “threat” to Zionist colonization and ethnic cleansing. This about the a community that has emigrated from other lands, notably from the US and settled, largely, in the occupied territories. He quotes favorably the most racist Mamonidies and other “sages” that Israel Shahak showed interpreted the Torah /Talmud as a most racist, violent text. Of course there is a small group of Haredi who reject the Zionist State of Israel . But they are the exception.

  20. sandhillexit
    February 27, 2013, 6:15 pm

    To the extent the overweight white guy is actually “from” Judea, they are all cousins anyway. (see ftdna.com). He needs a bit more melanin I think, to persist, but time will tell.

    Native Palestinians are just the folks who chose to stay despite the political ebb and flow of the Byzantine, Ottoman, and Arabic waves that washed over the territory. They have had plenty of practice at diplomacy and stubbornness. And why not? The land is beautiful, the food is good, the weather perfect.

    Palestinian culture is a peculiar brew of Jewish tribalism, Greek philosophy, Christian charity and the radical democracy and fatalism of Islam (everyone is equal before the Almighty, who is calling the shots). It abides.

  21. Kathleen
    February 27, 2013, 6:54 pm

    “closed military zone” jut another term for apartheid. Taking Palestinian land under the guise of a “closed military zone” Just another name for apartheid.

    “When the messiah comes you will be our slaves” Arrogant prick. But when your religious books tell you to make everyone not Jewish your slaves the “arrogant pricks” factor is built right in to the training. All in the training.

    • john h
      March 1, 2013, 5:58 pm

      “closed military zone”Just another name for apartheid”. That is, just another name for thievery, also known by some as “sharing”. As Dagon says, “the Israeli lives to steal”.

  22. DICKERSON3870
    February 27, 2013, 7:03 pm

    RE: The “price tag” people are the military arm of the settlement establishment, the hoodlums used when violence and plausible deniability are necessary . . . ~ Yossi Gurvitz

    MY COMMENT: The “price tag” hoodlums seem to be somewhat akin to Mussolini’s Blackshirts.

    • SEE WIKIPEDIA [Blackshirts] – link to en.wikipedia.org
    • AND SEE THIS VIDEO – Mussolini in Color : The Blackshirts [VIDEO, 02:24] – link to youtube.com

    • thankgodimatheist
      February 28, 2013, 2:35 am

      “The Blackshirts”
      There’s no way on earth ‘The Blackshirts’ were half as bad as those degenerates. If you think otherwise I would love to know how or why. Honestly.

  23. James Canning
    February 27, 2013, 7:05 pm

    The illegal Jewish settler thinks the “Messiah” will soon arrive in the West Bank? Rubbish.

    • kma
      February 27, 2013, 10:13 pm

      hey, why not. the settler and his rubbish arrived with all their weapons. maybe the jewish messiah comes with nuclear weapons and billions of US dollars.

  24. Dagon
    February 27, 2013, 10:15 pm

    The settler,Dimadozen,are what israel is all about.To most of you it’s bizzar.To us natives it’s reality.Israel exist to make the natives miserable,so they can leave.The native can only hope to survive and persist,maneuvering through all the pitfalls the state has put up in front of him.the israeli lives to steal and the native lives to keep as much as he can .the twilight zone has nothing on that place.But I still love that country and hope to move back there,and trully would want those nuts to stay.

  25. mcohen
    February 27, 2013, 11:29 pm

    james canned why you say this rubbish

    what you say ,what is thinks,who is this man “thinks”,who think he is messiah…what he tell you that -that young man with white towel around him he is asking old man if he know thinks the messiah but the old man says “he don,t thinks so”

    no thinks not come -he already here

    boknaaier

  26. Taxi
    February 27, 2013, 11:53 pm

    And if the whole of humanity converted to judaism, then who’s gonna be our “slaves”?

    I demand an answer to this before my conversion!!!!

    • mcohen
      February 28, 2013, 3:02 am

      taxi

      obviously you need to read up on the temple pecking order

      first the cohens …..at the top -the priests
      second the levites
      and at the bottom the bottoms
      which are you then-a bottom or a top ?

      could i advise for you to clarify this question as it may have some impact on your position, so to speak -in the pecking order-also known as the Order of Pecks in the vatican

      • Sumud
        February 28, 2013, 9:57 am

        which are you then-a bottom or a top ?

        mcohen ~ this is a forum about Israel and Palestine, not a place to make sexual propositions. And anyway, Taxi is female; not a gay man.

      • Taxi
        February 28, 2013, 2:01 pm

        mcohen,
        What if the whole of humanity converted to judaism and we ALL became “cohens” all at the same time, who’s gonna be our “servants” then? Would the idea of equality amongst religious tribe members become finally feasible?

        Would your Abrahamic desert religion experience transcendence into democratic universalism?

      • mcohen
        March 1, 2013, 2:12 am

        taxi

        oh man i love it -what can i say
        got any more ?
        in any event tonight i spin the dice
        i will get back to you on what the Diceman has to say about it

      • Taxi
        March 2, 2013, 12:30 am

        mcohen,

        “Spin”, “dice”, “Diceman”: I see your exegesis is supremely reliable – where do I sign up to be your follower?

      • mcohen
        March 2, 2013, 8:24 am

        diceman has spoken

        leviticus 6-26

        6 “‘I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country. 7 You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you. 8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.

      • Taxi
        March 2, 2013, 6:46 pm

        Certifiable much, michael cohen?!

        You’re exactly like the rest of the religious nutjobs: can’t focus on a single issue cuz you’re in constant orbit flitting between chapter and verse – ranting and raving about predestined military victories.

        Get back to me when you can fully answer my question: who’s gonna be cleaning toilets when we’re all “cohens”?

  27. dbroncos
    February 28, 2013, 12:19 am

    It makes me sick to think of the boot licking performance Obama will put on next month in support of Israeli fascists such as the settler in the video. MLK would have wept.

  28. ToivoS
    February 28, 2013, 12:26 am

    This is a great video. It illustrates perfectly the dilemma the Palestinians face. This insistence that they must engage in “dialogue” with the Israelis, they must “negotiate”.

    So we have this Brooklyn born settler whose roots are in Eastern Europe going back 500 years and before that his ancestors immigrated from the Khazar region of Central Asia after having been converted to Judaism by Jewish missionaries. And he claims that God gave him Palestine and that the people living there have no choice but to accept that result, and if they do, they can live as slaves under Jewish dominion.

    This is the choice that basically the US insists the Palestinians must accept. They use the soothing terms “dialogue” and “negotiations” to show how liberal we are. It is utterly, utterly insane. This video in a nutshell exposes the impossible position that the US is insisting that the Palestinians must accept for there to be “peace”. Of course, this settler is extreme, but some times extremists do illuminate what is really happening.

    This is why the US is not part of the solution to the IP problem. It is nuts like the guy in the video that are behind the Israeli lobby. Our politics and itd effect on policy are totally broken. The US can do very little. At this point we should just step aside and let events work themselves out. It will be ugly. But at some point the rest of the world will join in the BDS movement that will bring an end to the whole charade of “dialogue” and “negotiations” and allow the Palestinians their justice.

    • sardelapasti
      February 28, 2013, 9:12 am

      Toivo – “…at some point the rest of the world will join in the BDS movement that will bring an end to the whole charade…”
      If anyone believes that boycott can become anything more than yet one more among the many possible means of pressure, and that the Zionist crazies will let go without prying them off, it means that a new religion must be arising.

  29. Qualtrough
    February 28, 2013, 7:16 am

    Every Palestinian from age 10 on up should have a video recording apparatus that is on 24/7, and videos like this should be uploaded for the world to see. I am aware that there are efforts like that underway. If anyone knows of one that accepts PayPal please let me know.

    • Annie Robbins
      February 28, 2013, 7:47 am

      qualtrough, B’Tselem has this program of providing videocameras, i am sure they take paypal. contact them!

  30. amigo
    February 28, 2013, 7:22 am

    I wonder how many Iron Crosses this facist has been awarded or what colour are his jackboots.

    Pure slime.

  31. Avi_G.
    March 1, 2013, 12:04 am

    You know what I find both comical and tragic?

    The racist in the video says that when the Messiah comes, then Moslems [And presumably Arabs] will be “our slaves”.

    Now, we all know what Evangelical Christians think about Jews congregating in the holy land, right?

    So here’s what the food chain looks like:

    1. At the very top are the Christians who need all the Jews for the rapture.

    2. Then just below them are Jews waiting for the Messiah.

    3. And at the very bottom are Moslems who are both slaves to Jews and eternally screwed by Christian Zionists who continue to support the Israeli oppression against them.

  32. mcohen
    March 1, 2013, 7:23 am

    annie

    the “israeli settler” is a fake.itzik just confirmed it for me.not even a jew.the best part.reading the comments.the stories are getting wilder by the minute which can only mean one thing.the wolves are hunting.tell your friend to stay away from qasur

    • Annie Robbins
      March 1, 2013, 12:21 pm

      he “israeli settler” is a fake

      oh really, lol. and is b’tselem just a pawn or are they in on it? are you going to share this ‘confirmation’ with us? what’s the name of the ‘palestinian actor’ playing the part of the religious settler?

      tell your friend to stay away from qasur

      which ‘friend’? is this a threat? please explain. and who is itzik? some of your posts lately sound as if you are speaking in code mcohen, why is that?

    • marc b.
      March 1, 2013, 2:29 pm

      the “israeli settler” is a fake.itzik just confirmed it for me.not even a jew.

      page 3, paragraph 5 of the hasbara handbook: whenever possible disconnect the narrative from video or photographic evidence of the narrative. (so, for example, if israeli shelling kills children in gaza in 2009, claim that all photographs posted of dead children are ‘old’ photographs from the 2006 lebanese campaign, are photographs of child actors trained at the hamas elementary school for the arts, etc.)

      you just have to be quicker off the mark, mchosen. my advice is to wait for a few comments to be posted to make it appear as if you’ve spent some time doing real research, then hit ‘em with the blockbuster news flash that the photos are fake. acting is all about timing.

      • mcohen
        March 1, 2013, 6:34 pm

        This video, recorded December 27, 2012 by a B’Tselem volunteer, documents a Jewish settler

        B’Tselem volunteers,are given cameras by B’Tselem to make videos

        righto he is not part of B’Tselem but a volunteer

        so lets get B’Tselem to vouch for him

        itzik check this out for me please and get the cameramans name so we can confirm if the video is a fake -do it sunday otherwise the article will disappear

        happy now
        marc b

      • Annie Robbins
        March 2, 2013, 8:51 am

        mcohen, if you click the video and go to the youtube link you can see this is posted by b’tselem on their youtube account. i assume they are standing by the video, and yes..volunteers of b’tselem are part of b’tselem. who is itzik?

      • marc b.
        March 4, 2013, 8:52 am

        i’m always happy, mchosen. every day above ground is a blessing. i just have no idea what you’re talking about.

    • justicewillprevail
      March 1, 2013, 3:40 pm

      Well zionism is fake history, so settlers are fakes by definition. Doesn’t make them any less deplorable and vile as human beings.

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