What Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner Really Showed Us About Israel

on .

The media firestorm over Israeli Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner never seems to end. It all started when video was posted of Eisner violently striking a protester with his rifle, sparking outrage throughout the world. Immediately, the video was shown as proof of Israeli brutality. But is this really a fair depiction?

Eisner was immediately condemned by Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff. The Israeli media relentlessly covered the incident. He was suspended, has been banned from holding command posts for two years, was reassigned to a training school and is still under investigation. It is very possible that he will face further punishment.

That is the real story here. Israel’s furious reaction to the video debunks what its enemies claim it proves. If the Israelis were so inhumane, this wouldn’t be such a big story. There is no other country in the Middle East that would react the same way if roles were reversed. Ironically, the controversy is showing what is so good about Israel, even if no one notices.

Some context is also needed here. A group of about 250 anti-Israel activists were stopped as they tried to get on Highway 90, as the IDF requires advance notice of such crossings as a security precaution. Keep in mind, the group was part of the International Solidarity Movement, a group that says it is non-violent but supports “the Palestinian right to resist Israeli violence and occupation via legitimate armed struggles.” In other words, ISM supports violence.

The ISM-affiliated group began illegally blocking the road and the stand-off continued for two hours. The Israeli soldiers didn’t open fire or forcibly disperse them. Eisner was assaulted, breaking two of his fingers. You can see his bandaged fingers in the video. After a Danish anarchist got in his face, Eisner lost his temper and whacked him in the face with his rifle. The ISM got what it wanted, all on tape. A second video surfaced, showing Eisner hitting some others as they tried to force their way past the Israeli soldiers.

Read more at Frontpage

Comments   

 
0 #19 Ingrid 2014-09-19 05:53
Hello! Do you know if they make any plugins tto assist with Search Enngine Optimization? I'm trying to get my blog too rank for
some targeted keywords butt I'm noot seeing very good success.
If you kow oof any please share. Cheers!

Here is my weblog: Chinese information on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_culture
Quote
 
 
0 #18 Charla 2014-09-19 05:37
Nice answers in return of this query with
solid arguments and telling everything regarding that.

Feel free to sutf to my webpage: Chinese page on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_art
Quote
 
 
0 #17 Antonia 2014-09-16 11:16
I amm actually delightedd to glance at this blog posts which contains lots of helpful data, thanks forr providing such data.



mysite; Find out
about China on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Buddhism
Quote
 
 
0 #16 Edith 2014-09-14 05:54
It's wonderful that you are getting ideas from this
piece of writing as well as from our discussion made
here.

My blog; http://ricardoalfonsinblog.com/profile-10996/info/: http://ricardoalfonsinblog.com/profile-10996/info/
Quote
 
 
0 #15 Sharyn 2014-09-12 23:54
Many people have concerns that their automobile seller will take them for the unsuitable
type of ride. Also just another chronicle of loss may reduce the resale value and a used car Expert,
a Repair work view for miles. People who are interested in buying may contact you directly.


Check out my blog post ... Preowned Cars: http://desty.iisweb.co.kr/xe/?document_srl=655444
Quote
 
 
0 #14 Kirsten 2014-09-05 05:07
When it is time to change oil, stop a moment before you pick the most expensive diesel car oil or cheap car
oil. In all-around 1994, Troy Reed claimed to
have a fuelless, pollution-free of charge engine with approximately 7 kilowatts of output, impressive
sufficient to run a home or a automobile. The durable components
that get re-machined include crankshaft, connecting rods, valves, and valve seats.


Check out my web blog: used car auction: http://cargadgets.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/interesting-facts-about-neo-fluidic-elantra/
Quote
 
 
0 #13 Jermaine 2014-09-02 04:03
By spending some more money and getting a remanufactured
engine for your Toyota Camry, you will be able to get a reliable car once again. Audi R8
has a stealthy design and you can see people clicking
picture of your car. If traveling by car journey is long, after
returning from best to replace the engine oil, because
the engine working days of high temperatures may cause oil
deterioration.

My web blog used
auto search: http://goodarticles.webs.com/scratchremovers.htm
Quote
 
 
0 #12 Madeleine 2014-08-30 06:35
These services can haul it away and leave you cash on the spot.
A sales program for used cars is commonly added because a lot of salvage
yards sell used cars and rebuilt trucks. There are many car cash type companies that offer to buy your used car or
offer to buy your used truck.

Have a look at my web blog Second Hand Car in bangalore: http://www.tech-files.com/groups/clear-cut-sell-your-used-car-programs-insights/
Quote
 
 
0 #11 Eugenio 2014-08-28 14:03
You can see the latest Nissan Titan cold air intakes at.
Audi R8 has a stealthy design and you can see people clicking picture of
your car. Most common tech feature is the engine specification, review writer or presenter must mention the power
of the engine in horse power to describe the power of engine in a
car review.

Look into my homepage ... cars direct: http://usedcarsinchennai.tumblr.com/
Quote
 
 
0 #10 Mason 2014-03-21 19:45
Attractive component to content. I simply stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed
account your blog posts. Anyway I'll be subscribing on
your augment and even I success you access consistently quickly.


Look into my webpage: @sdsu blackboard: http://twitter.com/sdsublackboard
Quote
 

Add comment