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‘International Solidarity Movement’ Protester Is Welcomed in Israel

Posted on | April 17, 2012 | 57 Comments

And by “welcomed,” I mean busted in his punk face with a rifle butt.

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the International Solidarity Movement, an alliance of Western leftists supporting Palestinian “armed resistance” against Israel. And my opinion of ISM is evidently shared by at least one member of the Israel military:

Denmark has demanded an explanation from the Israeli government for video footage showing a senior Israeli army officer striking a Danish activist in the face with an M16 rifle, an act which has been sharply criticised by the Israeli prime minister, president and chief of staff.
In the video, Lt Col Shalom Eisner, deputy commander of the Jordan Valley territorial brigade, is clearly seen slamming his rifle into the face of Andreas Ias.

Here’s the video:

Gator Doug headlines this:

Am I wrong for cheering when an anti-Semitic,
pro-terrorist hippie gets busted in the mouth?

“Wrong” is such a judgmental word, isn’t it? We mustn’t be judgmental about smelly hippie scum supporting “armed resistance” against Israel. So we are obligated to resist the temptation to do a fist-pump and yell, “Hit him again, Colonel Eisner!”

Created during the Second Intifada, ISM was the group that brought Rachel Corrie to Gaza for her memorable martyrdom:

“Rachel Corrie never seems to have had any concern for dead Israelis, instead writing indignantly to justify the Intifada by ‘international law and the right of people to legitimate armed struggle in defense of their land and their families.’ Dead Jews were utterly invisible to her, as she wrote home accusing Israel of ‘genocide,’ and arguing that U.S. support to Israel implicated all Americans in genocide.”

This Danish protester, a member of the same pro-terrorist ISM, was part of an attempt to stage another anti-Israel agitprop stunt:

Israel has branded the activists “provocateurs” who posed a security threat to the country. . . .
Over the weekend, Israel prevented hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists from entering the country to participate in a solidarity mission drawing attention to Israeli travel restrictions on Palestinians in the West Bank.

Oh, boo hoo — “travel restrictions”! Have we forgotten Bus No. 32A? Have we forgotten Shiri Negari? Have we forgotten Simona Rudina and the other victims of the Dolphinarium bombing?

You know who probably hasn’t forgotten? Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner.

The hundreds of Israelis who perished as a result of attacks sponsored by Hamas, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade and other Palestinian terrorist groups — the ISM peaceniks want us to forget all that.

They want us to strip current events of any historical context, so that the “travel resistrictions” in the West Bank and an Israelis officer’s reaction to a Danish provocateur can be portrayed as human-rights atrocities, forgetting all the genuine atrocities committed by the bloodthirsty goons with whom ISM wishes to show “solidarity.”

It is encouraging to see some solidarity among Israelis:

Dozens of reserve officers and soldiers who served with Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, who struck an anarchist provocateur in the face Saturday, on Monday sent a letter in support of Eisner to IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, the Head of Central Command Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
“We, the officers and soldiers of the reserve battalion, served under Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner between the years 2008 and 2011,” says the letter. “During these years we carried out together different operations and training. In light of the media reports of the incident in the Jordan Valley on Saturday, April 14, 2012, we wish to express our support and appreciation for him as a person, as a friend and a commander with values and morals.”

Hit him again, Colonel Eisner!


57 Responses to “‘International Solidarity Movement’ Protester Is Welcomed in Israel”

  1. Weirddave
    April 17th, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    I got banned from a message board I had posted on for over a decade ( met my wife there) for taking one of these idiots on and not letting go. He had said something about the evil Israelies and the poo’ widdle Palestinians, and I called him on it. I told him I’d buy us both plane tickets to Israel, and once there I’d march up and down in front of IDF HQ with a sandwich board condemning the IDF as genocidal criminals, as long as he wore a sandwich board supporting Israel’s right to exist and walked around the West Bank. He demurred. I kept after him. He wasn’t interested. He refused. He shucked and jived no backpedled without ever admitting how stupid his position was. I was then banned for ‘wishing death’ on another poster (which I thought was a pretty clear tacit admission that my point was spot on). Idiots.

  2. ThePaganTemple
    April 18th, 2012 @ 12:28 am

     That’s pretty clever. I used to hang out some on those message boards like Yahoo Groups, and found out pretty quickly they can really attract the kooks.

  3. Weirddave
    April 18th, 2012 @ 2:33 am

    This one really wasn’t like that. It really was a collection of smart, witty, fun people. Want to talk about movies, TV, rumors, engineering, science, history, you name it, you couldn’t ask for a better group of folks. There was a real life social aspect to it as well, I travelled to very fun get togethers in NY, LA, Chicago, Springfield, DC, Baltimore even Amsterdam. My wife and I hosted Christmas parties in our home for our online friends for 6 years in a row (until someone stole from us). Ours wasn’t the only marriage from the boards, it was a real community, it was, back in the day, the seeming model for the new, online social world.

    But….politics. 90% of the folks there were raving libtards. I’ll give them credit, they did try to segregate politics, but it seeped through regardless. THEY were oh so smart, and all oh so smart people just have to be progressive, right? (I’m sure you know the attitude). Most of them were smart, that’s why it was such a fun place, but when politics came into play, smart went out the window for group think.. Witness my previous story. Any rational person realizes that the facts on the ground leave me safe in front of IDF HQ and the other guy likely dead in the West Bank, but when forcefully presented with those facts, I’m banned rather than them admitting the flaw in their reasoning. Such is life. Occasionally I regret that there are so many people that i personally like with so damn much knowledge and not a lick of common sense or feel for reality. But then again, we’re all living that in an Obama presidency, aren’t we?
    But….politics. 90% of the members were raving libtards. I’ll give

  4. Weirddave
    April 18th, 2012 @ 2:34 am

    My iPad is having difficulty with this software. Sorry for the sentence fragment, I couldn’t delete it for some reason.

  5. K-Bob
    April 18th, 2012 @ 2:40 am

    Yes, indeed!

  6. Wombat_socho
    April 18th, 2012 @ 4:05 am

     An HP ThinkPad would have dealt with it just fine. 😉

  7. Ben David
    April 18th, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    This (heavily edited) clip came after a 2-hour incident in which “peace activists” tried to block a road with their bicycles – and then chucked the bikes at the soldiers.

    Link to ynet (major Israeli daily newspaper):,7340,L-4217392,00.html

    The Danish “peace activist” broke 2 of Eisner’s fingers before this video.


    “We know the history of these anarchists,” Eisner said. “They came
    with sticks and broke my hand, but no one talks about that or films it.”
    true; some of the pictures look bad,” he conceded. “I used my weapon
    coldly, like a stick. I didn’t kill anyone, and didn’t put anyone’s life
    at risk.”
    “My job was to protect my soldiers and open the road,
    and I did just that,” Eisner said. “My sense was that this [the blow]
    would do it.”
    “The protesters themselves said after the incident
    that they cut the rally short and decided not to block the road only
    because of the way I handled the situation,” Eisner said.