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The phrase "Jumped the Shark" usually means that someone/something has reached a point where it will now quickly dwindle away.

I think (hope???) that Israel's support has reached this point.  The "pivotal moment" this was achieved was in regards to the young, unarmed, innocent boy, who I wrote about the other day, who was shot in the head and murdered by Israeli snipers.

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The aforementioned "pivotal moment" was arrived at last Sunday when the Israeli government Minister Naftali Bennett blamed the murder on the victim.  

BTW, lest anyone try to spread the BS that Mr. Bennett is only one person who is speaking for himself, that he represents only a minority of Israelis or that he also isn't supported by a large number of Americans, it should be noted that he is the multi-millionaire son of American citizens who emigrated to Israel, is the leader of the right-wing religious The Jewish Home political party and is a major part of the current coalition that runs Israel.  

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The political party he leads believes in ethnic cleansing, is VERY pro-settlement and is only second in power & support (from both the US and Israel supporters) to Netanyahu's Likud party.  

To say it differently, if Netanyahu/Likud is the equivalent of George Bush/the Republican Party than Bennett is the equivalent of Donald Trump/the Tea Party.

So back to that "pivotal moment"...

During an interview on Army Radio (you can't get much more right wing then THAT) talk show host Razi Barkai asked Bennett if “we had gone too far” in killing Mohammed Ayoub during the Gaza return march (if a host of a military based, right wing radio show would ever even ask that question you KNOW the answer, right?)

Bennett's response???

“If he had gone to school like every other kid there wouldn’t have been a problem.” were no words of regret

...there were no excuses that the snipers "felt threatened"

...there was nothing but...  

...cold blooded disregard for Palestinian life.  

Mohammed Ayoub, shortly after he was shot.

Just so I'm crystal clear about his "the only good Pali is a dead Pali" attitude...

Bennett is the Israeli Education Minister...  you'd think he would be aware of the fact that there was no classes on Fridays in the Palestinian school system.  

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You'd also think that, when thousands of Jewish Israeli students skipped their scheduled schooling to participate in violent, hate-filled protests in the Muslim Quarter on Jerusalem Day, he would be critical of their actions.  Instead, he was right there WITH them!

So, as I said, hopefully Bennett's comments, that are equivalent to a "The bitch was asking for it" rape defense, will stimulate the down fall of Israel's support.  

We can only wait, watch and adjudge those who support him, his government and his country.  

You see, the right-wing American group Jewish Defense League and citizens of Israel aren't the only people who are now using "Never Forget/Never Again!" as a "slogan".  It is now used by anyone who believes in human rights and justice (which most certainly does NOT include anyone who will not/has not spoken out against this country, government or their their murderous actions).

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Comment by koshersalaami on April 24, 2018 at 9:43am

As a Zionist, I have no problem with most of your post. I feel about guys like Bennett like both of us feel about Mike Pence. The IDF shouldn’t be using live ammo on sixteen year old kids in what is essentially a riot control function any more than the National Guard should have been using live ammo at Kent State. Hamas has far deadlier intentions than Kent State students did, but until there’s evidence they’re bringing firearms to a function like this, live ammo is inappropriate. 

And by the way, Never Again has also been used by the Poles about the Nazis for decades. 

But I have a problem with the last meme, like I have a problem with the photo of the IDF guy standing on the little kid. Here’s why:

I want to know what kind of parent brings their toddler to a violent demonstration and teaches them to participate, knowing it will put them in harm’s way. Anyone can get hurt by a flying rock, regardless of its source. I’m not saying the IDF response is right, but I’m absolutely sure that putting a toddler into a position like that in the first place is wrong. Kids that age have no business being in anyone’s army. They shouldn’t be used as combatants and they shouldn’t be used as propaganda/PR tools by deliberately putting them in danger.  If anything proves a willingness to use human shields, you’re looking at it. 

As a parent, I have a problem with your encouraging that, which is exactly what you’re doing when you use those images. 

Comment by Ron Powell on April 24, 2018 at 10:25am

"The IDF shouldn’t be using live ammo on sixteen year old kids in what is essentially a riot control function any more than the National Guard should have been using live ammo at Kent State."

There shouldn't have been a perceived need to use ammo of any kind in either situation.

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 24, 2018 at 10:41am

I want to know what kind of parent brings their toddler to a violent demonstration...

Based on the creation date of that meme that you are SOOOO offended by (yet seem to be perfectly okay with dropping bombs & missiles and using chemical weapons on children), I believe that photo is from the last brutal attack on Gaza by the Israeli war machine.  If you REALLY were concerned about injured and dead babies you would have stood up against the murderous actions of Israel.  You didn't.  You have routinely defended them by doing things like evoking Hamas' name in your comment.  So save your crocodile tears.  I'm not buying them.

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 24, 2018 at 10:56am

There shouldn't have been a perceived need to use ammo of any kind in either situation.

The pro-Israel spin is, as demonstrated in the comment preceding yours, is that these are "violent protests".  The only violence present is from the Israeli murderers.

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 24, 2018 at 11:01am

BTW, lest anyone try to excuse Israel's actions as ANYTHING other than cold-blooded murder, this is an official IDF tweet (that they have since taken down after catching so much hell over it from the rest of the world)

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Comment by koshersalaami on April 24, 2018 at 11:53am

I judged the meme on its text. 

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 24, 2018 at 1:25pm

I judged the meme on its text.

Oh, okay...  let's do that then.   (nice job changing the dialog from keeping babies out of "harms way" into "judgig the text, BTW)

So which part of the text isn't true?

"You steal my land"?  Nope.  True as can be!

"The international community considers the establishment of Israeli settlements in the Israeli-occupied territories illegal under international law, because the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 prohibits countries from moving population into territories occupied in a war."

"You destroy my houses"?  Nope.  True as can be!

"House demolition is a method utilized by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip against Palestinians. Since the occupation of the Palestinian territories following the Six Day War in 1967 down to 2015, it has been estimated by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions that Israel has razed 48,488 Palestinian structures."

"You blockade me in"?  Nope.  True as can be!

"The blockade of the Gaza Strip refers to a land, air, and sea blockade on the Gaza Strip by Israel and Egypt from 2007 to present."

"You drop bombs on me"?  Nope.  True as can be!

"A few days before he was killed trying to disarm an unexploded Israeli missile, Hazem Abu Murad, the head of Gaza’s bomb squad, estimated that Israel had dropped between eighteen to twenty thousand tons of explosives on Gaza since 7 July."

Surely you aren't disagreeing with the "humiliate us all" part?  

"Border Police 'tradition' has Palestinians slapping themselves, singing songs of praise to troops."

So which part DO you "judge" to be wrong???  (and please don't try to justify and excuse shooting a child in the head with a sniper rifle, from several hundred meters away, because the kid threw a rock in the IDFs direction!)

Comment by Maui Surfer on April 24, 2018 at 3:05pm

What a waste of time your continual barrage at Kosh is. He, and the rest of us, clearly are against settlements, clearly are against Netanyahu and his group, and, very very very clearly are against Bennet (as well as his US counterpart). While you've done well proving that Gaza's self governing is improving, that kids, especially girls, can actually dip their toes in the Mediterranean without being labeled infidels, you still continue to put a strange twist on the Zionist improvements on the Ottoman Levant and how they attracted people of all types and religions to their economic activity and commerce, you still act as if for well over a thousand years Jews weren't forced to wear specific marked clothing and handle financial transactions, again, forced to. And, you still ignore 48, 56, 67, 72 and so many more attacks whether multi-national or simply the occasional rocket, and act as if this was one-sided. That is a fascinating take on things, and highly instructive of where you continue to sit in that classic Venn Diagram. BTW, we (the little cabal here) are ALL PRO PALESTINIAN! We just aren't anti-Jew.

Comment by Maui Surfer on April 24, 2018 at 3:07pm

Also, dropping Fonzie on this? I don't know, it just doesn't fit. I guess you believe it has simply fallen into the public vernacular and no longer has a prime time television bent to it.

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 24, 2018 at 3:25pm

What a waste of time your continual barrage at Kosh is.

I know...  calling him on spewing his "defense of Israel's ethnic cleansing" BS like "I want to know what kind of parent brings their toddler to a violent demonstration" faux-offense to a picture, followed by his disingenuous "I judged the meme on its text." kabuki act and THEN wanting him to state what part of the "text" he judged to be incorrect?  HOW DARE I!!!!

P.S.  You DO realize that this is MY post on MY blog page, right?   

Here...  Ima thinking you two need to share this...

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