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Latest ‘price-tag’ attack targets coexistence village

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(Photo: Ahikam Sari/Haaretz)

Following a Jerusalem demonstration at which hundreds of settlers picketed a government decision to evict the illegal outpost of Ulpana, on Thursday night an enraged rightist lashed out with “price tag” attacks on Israel’s only bi-national village. The rightist slashed tires and painted graffiti in Neve Shalom-Wahat al-Salam, and left cryptic messages to residents.

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“Death to Arabs” graffiti on cars. (Photo: Gil Yohanan/YNet News)

In the village parking lot, vandals slit tires on 14 cars and graffiti painted “revenge,” “death to Arabs,” and “regards from Ulpana,” according to Ynet News. Haaretz also reported the extremist defaced cars with the tag “[Meir] Kahane was right.”

Vandals also left threats on the town’s elementary school, marking the School for Peace with “revenge” and “regards from Havat Gilad,” the name of an illegal settlement. The School for Peace is one of the few educational institutions in Israel that offers a bi-national curriculum and teaches Palestinian history to all of its students. The school’s website boasts the community is comprised of “Palestinians and Jews, citizens of Israel, who have chosen to create a shared community to challenge the existing structure of relations between Arabs and Jews and to seek more egalitarian models that can break down the inbuilt asymmetry in Israeli society as it is now.” 

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  1. Xpat
    June 9, 2012, 4:42 pm

    Where’s the Israeli government’s statement on this? the ADL? There’s total silence from all the usual suspects.
    One swastika spray-painted on one synagogue window anywhere in the world would have the leaders of the Jewish community fuming with self-righteousness.
    This was a violent attack intended to terrorize innocent civilians for their political stances and way of life.
    Israel and the Jewish community sees nothing noteworthy about this attack.

    • seafoid
      June 9, 2012, 5:31 pm

      What are the police going to do about it?
      Many settlers work for the police.

  2. Avi_G.
    June 9, 2012, 5:20 pm

    Haaretz also reported the extremist defaced cars with the tag “[Meir] Kahane was right.”

    Riding buses in Israel this past spring, on several occasions I noticed teenagers wearing sweatshirts bearing the statement in Hebrew: “Kahana Tzadak” (Kahana Was Right).

    If Palestinians carried out such vandalism, all the Western ‘news’ outlets would have reported it, from NBC and CNN to BBC and NPR.

    And Foxman and Dershowitz would have soiled their drawers as they foamed at the mouth expressing self-righteous indignation.

    I bet a shill or two in Congress would have stood up and given a speech about what the president “must do” and “should do” to protect Israel.

    • YoungMassJew
      June 10, 2012, 10:50 pm

      “And Foxman and Dershowitz would have soiled their drawers…” LOL
      a similar situation to Krauthammer having a tantrum in his Maryland temple over criticism of Israel.

      • YoungMassJew
        June 11, 2012, 3:47 pm

        Sorry guys if I offended anyone. I didn’t mean to. I had the story wrong. Krauthammer had a hissy-fit over his rabbi saying something along the lines that you shouldn’t paint all Muslims with the same brush. i.e. They’re not all terrorists. It’s disgusting that he would object to something as benign as that. I was trying to be witty and failed. Lesson learned.

      • piotr
        June 12, 2012, 4:01 am

        Most of Israeli newspapers had op-eds with hissy-fit over Lady Ashton statement that we should remember killed childen, and as she was listing many examples, she included children of Gaza.

    • YoungMassJew
      June 10, 2012, 11:08 pm

      “And Foxman and Dershowitz would have soiled their drawers…” LOL

  3. eGuard
    June 9, 2012, 7:06 pm

    Please translate, each picture, precisely. We are at an Enlglish language internet site (not at MEMRI).

  4. annie
    June 9, 2012, 8:08 pm

    yossi gurvitz wrote about this today in Netanyahu uses illegal settlement affair to teach leftists a lesson

    this whole price tag thing is really sadistic.i keep coming back to that word lately.

  5. Blake
    June 10, 2012, 6:29 am

    They blatantly show who they are & where they are from which only goes to prove the so called authority in “Israel” is complicit in these crimes.

  6. seafoid
    June 10, 2012, 4:35 pm

    I bought an icecream for the kids today , served by an African lady in a white country and I was wondering why her car wasn’t slashed today by fundamentalists and bigots and what it was that made these things happen in Israel.

    And then this came on

    The boys had their say, they said no (all together now)
    Stop the slaughter, let’s go home
    Let’s go, let’s go (all together now)
    Let’s go (all together now), let’s go home
    All together now (together, together)

    And that’s what I believe in

    but Israel is still f#[email protected] this evening

  7. seafoid
    June 11, 2012, 7:15 am

    The Arabic on the top says ahlan wa sahlan bikum – it means much more than Welcome – it includes the sense of Middle eastern hospitality

    and the Hebrew below says what exactly? Death to you?

    And that is essentially the difference between zionism and the Palestinians.

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