Tony Greenstein | 15 October 2015 | Post Views:

The stabbing my mistake of an Israeli Jew, (he looked like an Arab!) says it all about the racist nature of the Jewish state.  His reaction, that we are all equal, is admirable and a lesson to all.

Jewish victim of stabbing by another Jew
It is a tragedy that young Palestinians have been forced to go out, on suicidal missions, stabbing individual Israeli Jews, because of their total frustration and lack of hope for anything better.  A dishonest and lying Israeli Prime Minister who mouths ‘there is no partner for peace’ when peace is the last thing he would want.  

Palestinian lawyer in Ramallah kicks tear gas grenade back to the rats who fired it

There is and can be no solution whilst Palestinians are disenfranchised and marginalised in a ‘Jewish’ state.  The only solution is a single unitary state of Palestine/Israel.  A ‘Jewish’ state is a state which accords privileges according to whether you are Jewish or not.  It is based on the same principles as an Aryan state.

Those who retort, what about the Muslim states, miss a crucial point.  Saudi Arabia, Iran are Islamic states.  But what does that mean?  Are Muslims given privileges over and above non-Muslims?  Well Saudia Arabia only has Muslims in it (apart from ex-pats).  Clearly this US satellite does not.
In Iran being Muslim doesn’t mean you are privileged.  A Muslim state means that the state has legitimation and justification for its repression – its torture, hangings and the rest.  
Israel is an imperialist interloper which has had the effect of reinforcing reaction in all the surrounding states and confessionalising them, as is happening in Syria.
As it is the Israeli cabinet consists of 100% racists of the crudest variety.  People like the ‘culture’ Minister Miri Regev who could call asylum seekers from Africa a ‘cancer’ and when upbraided apologised to cancer patients for comparing them to asylum seekers.
To think that the Zionists once talked of Israel as a ‘light unto the nations’.
Tony Greenstein

Palestinian father and son after Israel bombs their home

 ‘We are all equal,’ says Uri Rezken,
wounded in vigilante attack, and it is a hate crime regardless of whether an
Arab or a Jew stabs him

stabbing victim: I was mistaken for Arab in hate attack

Thursday 15 October 2015 12.03 BST 

An Israeli Jew stabbed by a Jewish man who believed he was an Arab has
criticised the recent violence from his hospital bed.

Uri Rezken was stacking shelves in a Haifa suburb on Tuesday when he was
stabbed in the back, the latest in a series of suspected vigilante attacks.

“We are all human beings, we are all equal,” the supermarket worker told
Israeli TV. “It does not matter if an Arab stabbed me or a Jew stabbed me, a
religious, orthodox or secular person. I have no words to describe this hate

Israeli police said the stabbing was intended to “avenge a recent wave of
attacks on Jews”.

Rezken said he was working with an Arab colleague when he was stabbed. “I
felt four stabs and I heard someone say: ‘You deserve it, you deserve it. You
are bastard Arabs.’ ”

Rezen tried to protect himself with a shopping trolley. “I screamed at him:
‘I am a Jew, I am a Jew’ – he didn’t stop … he tried to stab me again so I
fought him again with my trolley.”

The 36-year-old attacker, who is known to police, was shot by a security
guard as he tried to flee. He was granted anonymity by a magistrates’ court in
Haifa since he may now become a target of a vigilante attack. The court also
agreed to his lawyer’s request for a psychological examination to see if he was
fit to stand trial.

Israeli mistaravim, who dress as Arabs, brutalising a Palestinian captive

In the past month, eight Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks
and 31 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire, 14 identified by Israel as attackers.

The attack is the third time in just over a week that Israeli Jews have
sought to attack Palestinians. On Friday, a 17-year-old from Dimona stabbed
four Palestinians. His lawyer claimed his client had psychological problems and
was not competent to stand trial.

Abdel al-Kader Jamal, an Israeli citizen of Kalansua, was beaten and chased
by about 30 Jewish men in the coastal city of Netanya on Thursday last week. A
Jewish Israeli, Mimon Himy, threw himself on Jamal to protect him from the mob
and said he believes the man would have died had he not intervened.

checkpoints and fears divide Jerusalem’s Jews and Palestinians
fear of attack is very real on both sides: Jews fear being stabbed;
Palestinians fear being shot as a suspected attacker or becoming the victim of
a vigilante attack.

In some cases where Palestinians have been shot as they were allegedly
carrying out, or about to carry out attacks, suspicion has been raised over
whether this was the case. Arab leaders have criticised Israeli police for
being too quick to shoot stabbers instead of arresting them.

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Thursday night he would
be open to meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to end
weeks of the Israeli-Palestinian unrest. “I am open to a meeting with Abbas and
Arab leaders. I think it is potentially useful because it might stop the wave
of incitement.”

He also criticised Abbas falsely claiming that a 13-year-old Palestinian,
Ahmed Mansara, from Beit Hanina, had been “executed” by Israel. Mansara is in
fact alive, and being treated in a hospital in Jerusalem.

Mansara and a 17-year-old friend allegedly stabbed two people, leaving one
in a serious condition and one critically wounded. Palestinians were enraged by
footage showing the wounded Ahmed lying on the ground after the attack, as
bystanders yell at him: “Die!”. He is being treated at Hadassah hospital, in
Jerusalem. The Palestinian leadership says Mansara is innocent and was shot in
an attempt to kill him.

Netanyahu also told the US not to draw what he termed false equivalence
between Israeli and Palestinian attackers, after the US State Department said
Israel may have used excessive force in responding to the recent string of

Netanyahu said: “We expect our friends not to draw false symmetry between
Israeli citizens and those who knife them to death. There is no truth to the
claim Israeli used excessive force. We have done what every country would have

Uriel Razkan, a Jewish grocer from the northern town of Kiryat Ata,
recounted Wednesday how a Jewish attacker who mistook him for an Arab stabbed
him in an attempted revenge attack for recent Palestinian terrorism.

“I’m working, and suddenly I feel
four knife stabs in my back,”
Razkan told Army Radio Wednesday morning.

“I heard a shout, ‘You deserve it, you deserve it, Arab bastards!’ When I
turn around I see a Haredi man. I shouted to him, ‘I’m a Jew,’ but he tried to
continue. I just ran away; otherwise I would have been killed,”
Razkan said.

He lamented the racism evidenced in the attack.

If I were Arab, it still wouldn’t have been okay. You shouldn’t stab
Razkan said.
Razkan was attacked in a parking lot outside the Ikea furniture store in the
Haifa suburb. He was hospitalized with light to moderate wounds.

His attacker was remanded in custody on Wednesday.

According to reports, the attacker first approached an Arab man and asked
him if he was Arab. The Arab man was reportedly frightened by the question, and
said he was not.

The recent wave of violence in Israel has included, alongside deadly
Palestinian attacks against Jewish Israelis, several acts of revenge by Jews.
On Friday an Israeli teenager went on a stabbing spree in the southern city of
Dimona, wounding three Palestinian men and a Bedouin Arab.

The northern city of Afula, the site of a stabbing attack Thursday against
an Israeli soldier, saw anti-Arab protests later that day. An enraged mob also
converged on a Channel 2 news crew and its reporter Fourat Nassar near the
scene of the stabbing.

Thursday evening in Jerusalem, activists from the anti-Arab Lehava group,
along with far-right fans of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club, marched to the
Old City, chanting slogans including “Death to the Arabs” and “Muhammad is

In the coastal city of Netanya that day, an enraged mob beat an Arab man.
Five Israelis were arrested.

On Tuesday, two Israeli men were arrested on suspicion of intending to
attack an Arab man with a knife in northern Israel, police said.

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