Angela and Deir yassin - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Rich
    • 07.05.05 | 18:48 (IDT)

    Deir Yassin is famous for one reason and one reason only, namely: It is the only "massacre of civilians" that can be attributed to Jews. And anything else that could possible come close to indiscriminate murder of civilians will also have its own name. That this massacre has grown over the years to mythical proportions is another matter. Numbers killed have grown steadily over time to figures which are obviously incorrect. A simple study of British Mandate records will show how many people lived in this very small village and this will at least set a ceiling on the maximum number of civilians that could have been murdered. Deir Yassin actually is an example of the fact that Jews do not behave as barbarians. It is a total anomaly within Jewish history. The reason that massacres of Arabs by other Arabs have no names and are not remembered is because there are so many and they happen so often that they have become common place. I wonder whether any of the current massacres in Sudan, Algeria that dwarf anything that could have happened at Deir Yassin etc will ever get a mention. I think we know the answer to that question.

    from the article: Does Israel want peace?
    First published 00:00 06.05.05 | Last updated 00:00 06.05.05
Haaretz Headlines
A Palestinian man stands next to a Hebrew graffiti reading "Revenge"

Timidity in face of Jewish terror has a heavy price

The terrorists who murdered Palestinian infant Ali Saad Daobasa have exacerbated the situation in the territories to its most dangerous since the last Gaza war.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in his office in Jerusalem

PM: West Bank murder a 'horrific act of terrorism'

Shooting reported in West Bank as politicians from across the spectrum condemn murder of Palestinian infant; President Rivlin urges calm and unity.

Shocked participants at the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem after the stabbing attack, July 30, 2015.

Israel’s condemnation of Pride attack is hollow

Behind the pinkwashing, it turns out homophobia in its worst forms exists within the government.

Illustration by Amos Biderman

Hello 40th birthday, goodbye news

A milestone birthday is as good an opportunity as any for a midlife crisis about the Middle East crises.