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Wed Dec 2, 2015, 12:30 PM

 

Meet the Israelis protesting against Christmas

http://972mag.com/meet-the-israelis-protesting-against-christmas/114346/


Notorious racist organization Lehava and its leader stage an ugly protest outside the Jerusalem YMCA’s tree-decorating ceremony, against ‘forced conversion,’ and demanding that Christians ‘go back to Europe.’
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Like scavengers descending upon a carcass in the desert, Benzi Gopstein (leader of the racist anti-miscegenation group Lehava) and a dozen teenagers gathered outside the YMCA to protest against the “abomination” taking place inside. The police, who knew in advance that Gopstein and friends were planning to show up, were prepared and kept them on the other side of the street, next to the King David Hotel.

And thus, inside the YMCA many dozens of families celebrated and sang together in brotherhood and joy; outside, a sad congregation listened to Gopstein ramble off slogans into a megaphone: “The children of Israel want Hanukah, not fir trees! The children of Israel want to learn ‘Shema Israel’! Don’t send our children to be forcibly converted! Christians, go back to Europe! We don’t want your gifts and candies!”

It seems Lehava’s holy mission is no longer safeguarding the purity of the daughters of Israel from the seduction of Arab men. Its new mission, it seems, is to safeguard the racial purity not only of the family unit, but of the entire country.

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R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2015 OP
oberliner Dec 2015 #1
King_David Dec 2015 #2
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2015 #3
question everything Dec 2015 #4
Israeli Dec 2015 #6
King_David Dec 2015 #7
Israeli Dec 2015 #5

Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 01:07 PM

1. Nice to know such protests manage only minuscule turnout

 

Good to see it was just a dozen teenagers doing this.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 01:11 PM

2. Seems more a Jewish issue than IP

Perhaps should be posted in Jewish Group.
Not sure what the reason anyone would post about intolerance of some Jewish individuals for Christmas in this group ?
Really strange.

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Response to King_David (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 01:23 PM

3. It's Israel, dave. Deal with it.

 

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 04:18 PM

4. You forgot the sarcasm note


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Response to King_David (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 04:47 AM

6. If your Jewish I suppose KD ....

But there are over 160,000 Israeli citizens who are Christians ....I'm sure it bothers them dont you think ?

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Response to Israeli (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 07:05 AM

7. Definitely, its shameful.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 04:43 AM

5. Good to see how many rally against them ....

Hundreds rally against racist group 'Lehava' in Jerusalem

http://972mag.com/hundreds-rally-against-racist-group-lehava-in-jerusalem/99947/

Nu oberliner ?

The protest was organized by a group of activists who identify as: “Jerusalem doesn’t stay silent in the face of racism.” Protesters held signs in Hebrew and Arabic that read “Stop the racism” and “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies.” They called out chants like “Lehava’s racism begins in the government” and “Jerusalem will not be silent; outlaw racism.”


+972 blogger Orly Noy, whose children also attend the bilingual school, also spoke at the rally. “This type of violence does not take place in a vacuum,” Noy told the crowd and wrote in a post later Saturday night (Hebrew). “It sprouts from a bed of growing deligitimization of the Palestinian population in Jerusalem, both inside Israel and in the occupied territories.”


Three Israelis arrested for the arson attack on the mixed Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem two weeks ago are active members of Lehava, Israel’s Channel 2 reported Thursday, after a Shin Bet gag order was lifted on the case.

One of the suspects is from Jerusalem and the other two are brothers from the West Bank settlement Beitar Illit. The three reportedly admitted in their interrogation by the Shin Bet that they carried out the attack because they object to Arab-Jewish coexistence and that they hoped their act of arson would “raise public awareness” against the phenomenon.


This is not the first time Lehava has been directly tied to acts of violence. In September, two Palestinians from East Jerusalem, Amir Shwiki and Samer Mahfouz, were beaten badly by a group of Jewish Israelis, several of them identified as activists with Lehava.


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