An open letter to HE the Israeli Ambassador, Ron Pros-or


By gordon bennett
January 5, 2010
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Welcome back to Blighty, Your Excellency. The weather may be brass monkeys, but you mast be really pleased to be back from the tongue-lashing you and your fellow lily-livered Israeli diplomats received from your boss, the Foreign Minister Yvet Lieberman. Just remember, no more turning of the other cheek, no more appeasement. As if...

Meanwhile, here are a few points to ponder.

Israel is supposed to be a democracy, right? -- the only one in the Middle East, in fact. So how come the country you represent wants to introduce laws that will prevent the 25 per cent of the population who aren't Jewish from purchasing land? Not very democratic, that.

Then there's the loyalty law. I don't know about you, but the proposal sounds to me awfully like Article 59 of the 1977 Soviet Constitution. Any chance it has something to do with the fact that Mr Leiberman grew up in Moldova, part of said former workers' paradise. Perish the thought.

I was at Limmud last week. It was a shame you or a member of your staff weren't there to hear what many British Jews are saying about Israel. It's no longer a source of solidarity and pride, but rather one of division and embarrassment. Is it really necessary to build yet more houses for settlers in Arab neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem? Kind of kills the idea of no unilateral moves or no preconditions in talks with the Palestinians. And what about the moratorium -- that's a joke, isn't it? There's a ke'ilu moratorium (as you would say in Israel). It's all a farcical facade, because public works in the settlements continue and roads are still being built for colonists only.

Is it really necessary to get Israel's megaphones to treat every bit of criticism as anti-Semitism? This was amply displayed on this website, when one of them even stooped to Holocaust revisionism because he didn't agree with one of Israel's many Jewish critics.

All in all, Your Excellency, I know you have a tough job, but bear in mind that for many of us, Yisrael is no longer Beiteinu.

G. Bennett

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Jonathan Hoffman

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 14:36

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Dear Ambassador Prosor

You must understand that this tr^ll is a lier since while insisting he is called Gordon Bennet (or Bennett, he can never decide) you will not find him if you Google - and he refuses to provide a URL to prove he exists.

Now let's correct the farrago of lies above:

1. As you know, the proposed law to which this lying tr^ll refers permits the state to sell land to so-called “community settlements,” which would, in turn, have the right to determine what persons have the right to buy property and live in their communities. Many such community settlements exist in Israel: Jewish, non-Jewish and mixed.

2. The proposal to change the MKs loyalty oath simply replaces 'state of israel and its laws' by allefiance to the 'Jewish democratic state'. Only haters like this tr^ll can take objection to that.

3. By "Holocaust revisionism" he is being libellous. Note he is cautious not to mention any names. The background is here.

http://thejc.com/blogpost/using-bogus-survivors-vilify-israel

Again he is proved to be a lier, but we knew that.

Your Excellency, these tr^lls make a lot of noise but they are "empty vessels signifying nothing" - and fortunately there are very few of them.

Kind regards
Jonathan


Jonathan Hoffman

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 14:38

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PS

Of course the tr^ll fails to mention that the Palestinian Authority has a law forbidding land sale to Jews. Several Arabs have been murdered for violating it.

That is because all he cares about is vilifying Israel.


moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 14:58

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Dear Mr Pros-Or, Gordon is correct. The misspelling Mr Hoffman, a megaphone of the highest order, is wrong, comme l'hab.
1. The proposed law means that no one who is not Jewish can buy land. Hoffman is being disingenuous by mixing two proposed laws. As Arab communities are under funded, no one would want to live in them. Jewish communities, even allegedly enlightened ones such as kibbutzim, don't want Arabs for ethnic reasons. Just look at the plight of the Kaadans, an Arab family refused permission to live in Iron, a community set up by the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency. Even their plea to the Supreme Court has fallen on deaf ears.
2. The proposed new loyalty oath is exclusionist, not only for non-Jews but also for the charedim,
3. By claiming that a refugee is not a survivor, Hoffman is indulging in revisionism. And it's only because he doesn't agree with the woman's views. Other Kindertransporte refugees/survivors are OK, just because they agree with Hoffman. What a disgrace Hoffman is if he stoops to such a pathetic level of hatred and mendacity.
4. Israel claims it is a democracy. The PA and other Arab states make no such claim so obviously they cannot be judged like the "only democracy in the Middle East" wants to be judged. Hoffman, disingenous and hate-filled as ever.
5. As for Mr Bennett's name, the words goose, gander and sauce come to mind. Mr Hoffman stars at the Orwellian Cifwatch where there are among others a hawkeye (Hoffman himself), an AKUS, a Medusa and an Israelinurse. Are they their real names? And on cifwatch, they say: “Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. . . . It thus exemplifies the purpose behind the Bill of Rights, and of the First Amendment in particular: to protect unpopular individuals from retaliation . . . at the hand of an intolerant society.”
6. It is because of people like Hoffman that supporting Israel has become an embarrassment.
Kol Tuv
Moshe Tzarfati


Jonathan Hoffman

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 16:19

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Dear Your Excellency

This is the other tr^ll.

He supports "human rights" but you can see how false that claim is by the fact that he holds "the PA and other Arab states" to different standards from Israel.

That means he would turn a blind eye to Ahmadinejad's persecution of women, gays, Christians and dissenters --- because Iran does not claim to be a 'democracy'.

In other words his 'human rights' advocacy is selective: it starts and ends with Israel.


Yvetta

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 16:27

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Well said, Jonathan!


moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 16:34

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As usual, Hoffman -- the troll to end all trolls -- is putting words into other peoples' mouths. Human rights are universal, even for the Palestinians. Israel does not want to be judged like its neighbours, but it is behaving like them so it will be judged like them and like the apartheid South Africa it appears now to be emulating. No wonder the progressives are setting up their own pro-peace, pro-Israel Zionist organisation.


moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 16:35

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As usual, Hoffman (or is it Hawkeye, or Medusa or cityca or even Vortigern?)-- the troll to end all trolls -- is putting words into other peoples' mouths. Human rights are universal, even for the Palestinians. Israel does not want to be judged like its neighbours, but it is behaving like them so it will be judged like them and like the apartheid South Africa it appears now to be emulating. No wonder the progressives are setting up their own pro-peace, pro-Israel Zionist organisation.


moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 21:40

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This is what Chaim Weizmann said about Israel and its democracy: "I am certain that the world will judge the Jewish state by what it will do with the Arabs, just as the Jewish people at large will be judged by what we do or fail to do in this state where we have been given such a wonderful opportunity after thousands of years of wandering and suffering."
I suppose, pace Hoffman and the Megaphones (great name for a band), Weizmann was an anti-Zionist Antisemite, self-hating Jew, too.

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