Some Questions for Some People

Steven Plaut is a native Philadelphian who teaches business finance and economics at the University of Haifa in Israel.  He holds a PhD in economics from Princeton.  He is author of the David Horowitz Freedom Center booklets about the Hamas  and Jewish Enablers of the War against Israel.


PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL-CONFLICT-KIDNAPPING-FUNERALThe police in Israel are claiming they have solved the murder of  the Arab teenager Mohammad Abu Khdeir, claiming six Jewish youths were arrested and three confessed.  Maybe.  Since there have been numerous cases of arrests of “Tag Mechir” (Price Tag) people where the police subsequently admitted it had no case and the arrested were released, it behooves us to wait patiently to see how this works itself out.

But in the meantime, I think we should all be asking some tough questions and demanding answers from some interesting people.

Some questions for some people:

For Hanin Zoabi. the ARab fascist member of the Israeli parliament, having proclaimed that the kidnapping and murder of three Jewish teenagers is definitely not terrorism, will you now be proclaiming that the kidnapping and murder of teenager Mohammad Abu Khdeir is similarly not terror?

For the editors of the NY Times, Washington Post, BBC, Haaretz and Yediot Ahronot: will you be referring to the murderers of Mohammad Abu Khdeir as activists and militants? Noting that one man’s terrorist is just another man’s freedom fighter?

Will Israel’s tenured Left refer to the jailed murderers as political prisoners?   Will they insist that they be released from prison as a goodwill gesture, since one can only make peace with one’s enemies, not with one’s friends?

For Israeli leftists: will you be proclaiming that the acts by the murderers of Mohammad Abu Khdeir must be understood against the background of their grievances and sufferings?

For the Palestinians of Hebron and Ramallah: got any candies and sweets left over from the celebrations over the murders of the three Jewish teenagers that you’d like to share now?

For Bibi Netanyahu: will the alleged murderers of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, if they are convicted, be invited to sign up for university degree studies at the Open University and through distance learning while in prison? How about conjugal visits and nice DVDs?

Will the University of Haifa set up a special law clinic to provide free legal counsel to the arrested alleged murderers of  Mohammad Abu Khdeir?

Will the Obama Administration rule that donations to the alleged murderers of Mohammad Abu Khdeir be made tax deductible?

Will the International Solidarity Movement hold protests in front of the prisons where the alleged perps are being held to demand that they be released?

Will the world media refer to the killers of Mohammad Abu Khdeir as being unfortunates swept up in the cycle of violence?

Will college campus in the US hold rallies of solidarity with the perps and march with anti-Abu-Khdeir banners reading, “No Justice, No Peace!”

Will leftist professors in Israel demand that streets be named after the alleged killers of  Mohammad Abu Khdeir?

Will the caring class demand that any of the alleged perps who are minors be tried in family court?

Will the Israeli government follow the lead of the Palestinian Authority and pay large subsidies to the families of the alleged perps?

Will the Western press make sure that every story about the murder of Abu Khdeir emphasize the fact that he was living in “disputed territory” which he was occupying against the will of the murderers?

Will leftist Professors Zeev Sternhell and Moshe ZImmerman of the Hebrew University dismiss Abu Khdeir as a member of the Hitler youth?

Will the Western media and politicians all proclaim that the murder was justifiable or at least understandable because the perps believed that the murdered child was occupying land that properly belongs to the perps?

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  • http://JudeoChristianAmerica.org Alexander Gofen

    Thank you Dr. Plaut for your very sobering article. The defeatism and dhimmitude of the political elite in Israel are grotesque. The only resolution in a society polarized so much is a hot civil war and a blood bath for all that leftist appeasing scum. Until the lefts are not completely expelled and exterminated together with every moslem and every mosque in the land of Israel, this nation is doomed.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    Excellent job in exposing the left’s hypocrisy. These questions are well worth remembering when arguing with your favorite leftist friends.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    If nothing else they should all be soon freed from prison as a ‘confidence building measure’.

  • kate5778b

    Another ‘Print out and keep’ to use at a later date.