Addressing ceremony, Netanyahu says that 'anti-Semitism didn't die with Hitler.' He calls on the country to 'fight the lies, increase our strength and build the country.'20:46 04.05.16 | 0 comments
Like Yuval (#1) I want to call attention to the vastly different handling of Anat Kamm's case. Kamm exposed a crime, while Blumenthal did the opposite, abetting serious crimes; Kamm's release of secret documents harmed no one (apart from the reputations of the criminals), while Blumenthal's deprived people of their homes; Kamm acted solely out of decent convictions, while Blumenthal was paid for the crime he helped commit; Kamm's "secret" documents were cleared for release by Israel's military censor, something that never happened in Blumenthal's case. Nor can anyone doubt that the theft of Palestinian land to which Blumenthal contributed is likely to promote, among other things, exactly the violent resistance Israel claims to deplore. Yet Kamm got a 3-year prison sentence and condemnation from all across the political spectrum, while this thuggish fraud is hardly punished at all. ("Community service"??) It's hard not to see from this where the real priorities of Israel's justice system lie.