Archive for April 20th, 2012
A new video documents Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner using his rifle to hit at least four protesters, who did not attack him previously. The movie, shot by Palestinian TV, disproves Eisner’s claims that protesters attacked him and broke his fingers.
In a conference titled “conclusions from the Holocaust” organized by the “Holocaust Lessons Caucus,” led by National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari, left-wing activists were compared to kapos – Jewish collaborators with the Nazis, and anarchists were described as Nazis. In addition to MK Ben-Ari, the discussion was attended by MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union), Yonatan Yosef, speaker of the Jewish settlement in Sheikh Jarrah, David Bedein, and Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, head of the Temple Institute.
The Student Union at the Safed Academic College has approved a new protocol that establishes military or national service (open to Jews only) as a prerequisite for students applying for the position of union chairman. 55-60% of the college’s 2,500 students are Arabs.
The separation wall is planned to cut in half the agricultural lands of the village Batir, near Jerusalem, whose terraces and ancient aqueduct are candidates to be added to UNESCO’s World Heritage site list. The wall could separate the villagers from 740 acres of their land.