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:
“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!