Thursday, briefly

Laws are for the little people, Palestinian Oscar-nominated director version: Call out the wahmbulance. The director of the propaganda Oscar-nominated film, 5 Broken Cameras (yet another anti-Israel film nominated by Hollyweird because, dude, those poor Palestinians, they’re suffering so much, they deserve this!), is horrified because nobody cared that he was an Oscar-nominated director.

According to Burnat, the treatment he received upon his arrival at LAX was degrading: “They put me in a room full of other people, as if I was under arrest or something. It didn’t matter how many times I told them I was nominated for an Oscar; I showed them all of the emails I had on my phone, but they didn’t still didn’t believe me.

OMG! He had to sit with the plebes! In a room FULL of them! Can you say, “Entitled much?” I knew you could. Bonus: Michael Moore is offended, too. Because it’s not like the TSA has reason to believe that Palestinians are responsible for terror attacks or anything like that.

Protest v. riot, AP version: Throwing stones? Burning tires? Pictured with a slingshot tossing back a tear gas canister? Protest. But there’s a tiny crack in the facade: The AP finally admitted that 300 people attacking soldiers are rioting, not protesting.

The Israeli military estimates the crowd size at about 300 people and says it is using nonlethal means to break up what it calls a violent riot.

It’s the third paragraph in the story. Count on it moving down in the update so that it gets cut out of the World News section of your local paper.

Update: And, right on cue. Down to the fifth paragraph on the update, relegating the presence of Hamas out of the lead:

Some 2,000 people gathered at the Beitunia military checkpoint, hoping to march to a nearby military prison, where some of the prisoners are held. When the military prevented them from proceeding, protesters began rioting by hurling stones and burning tires. The demonstrators, some masked and others draped in the green flags associated with the militant group Hamas, attempted to block a road using large stones, garbage bins and tires set ablaze. Israeli soldiers responded with rubber-coated bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd and a bulldozer cleared debris from the road.

I’m starting to like this guy: I repeat, I know very, very little about Israeli politics, but I do know that there are certain ideas that I agree with, and these are two of them.

Bennett disclosed his own approach to potential negotiations with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: “I don’t care about Abu Mazen; I’m not interested in making him stronger. I care about the people of Israel – the young, the poor, the secular – they matter. Not Abu Mazen, Abu Ali and Abu I don’t know who… who will be negotiating with Tzipi Livni.


He also discussed the issue of haredi draft, noting that “We are about to miss out on the opportunity to integrate haredim in Israeli society. They call it ‘equal share of the burden,’ but I prefer to refer to it as opening the gates that entrap the haredi public. I say these things out of love for the haredi public, which is involuntarily sentenced to poverty and deprivation.”

“We believe that knocking down the walls between haredim and the rest of the Israeli society is extremely important. We will not cooperate with doing the Torah harm. Still, it is unprecedented in the history of the Jewish people that an entire population encourages its sons, from the age of three to the age of 80, to study and not to work.

This coalition government is going to be very, very interesting.

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