Monday, April 4, 2011

HaAretz Editor's Craven Comments About Fogel Family

Shai Golden should be tarred and feathered, and then drawn and quartered in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square for dishonoring the memory of the five victims of the Fogel family massacre in Itamar last Friday night.

Now, we have the editor of Ha’aretz’s weekend magazine supplement announcing that the slaughter of the Fogel family filled him not with sympathy toward the attacked, nor disgust toward the attacker, but rather bitter disdain for Israel and its mourning.

In a series of posts on his Twitter account, editor Shai Golden portrayed Israelis as hypnotized in exaggerated, joyful reaction to the murders, and wide-eyed in anticipation of an impending massacre of Arabs:

“These crazy rivers of kitsch will soon be colored blood red. It’s the only path people here know.”

“The joy with which people come together around the mourning rites for the Fogel family is like a workshop for national bonding that comes before another round of bloodletting. We only understand blood.”

“When you’re standing over the fresh graves of slaughtered children you’re always right. God help us in the face of all this righteousness we Israelis are clinging to with such emotion.”

“Sex, like settlement, is a violent and intrusive act. It’s a matter of Jews having sex with the earth and discovering in it beauty and holiness. When it comes to both sex and settlers, people are necessarily deviant.”

When Nir Rosen made disgusting comments about rape victim Lara Logan on Twitter, it took less than a day for NYU to tell him that he was no longer welcome there.

But at Ha'aretz, Israel's Hebrew 'Palestinian' daily, Golden will be lionized and promoted. The political elites will continue to buy the paper version (no one else does), of the rag for which he writes, while the Euroweenies and the American Left will continue to tout its Israel-hating columnists across the internet.

Why is behavior like Golden's considered acceptable in our society? Why can he still show his face in public (at least in Tel Aviv and Haifa)? Why does anyone in this country read Haaretz, let alone regard it as a respectable publication? What is wrong with us?

Labels: Fogel family massacre, Haaretz, Itamar, Palestinian terrorism, Shai Golden

posted by Carl in Jerusalem

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