Really? All 400 are fanatics? Interesting. Could you imagine him ever writing that all of the Israeli Arabs in, for example, Um El Fahm are fanatics?The choice of Abraham's alleged burial place in Hebron seems a purposeful outrage. The Tomb of the Patriarch is revered by Muslims and Jews alike; it was the site of a famous massacre of Muslim worshipers, carried about by a Jewish settler named Baruch Goldstein in 1994. And Hebron remains the site of the most egregious Israeli settlement--400 fanatics, many of them Americans, plopped in the middle of an Arab city of 500,000, guarded by 4000 Israeli soldiers, their presence causing roadblocks that force some Hebronites to detour as much as 8 kilometers to get from one side of a central neighborhood to the other.
And it's "their presence" that's cause the roadblocks, and not Palestinian violence? Very interesting.
Read moare: http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2010...#ixzz0gWYLK2tv
And of course any chance to blame Israelis for the intifadah cannot be missed:
The Palestinians themselves are probably shocked at how much liberals ate up this nonsense.It is redolent of Ariel Sharon's 2000 walk on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which provoked the Second Intifada.