web analytics
May 26, 2015 / 8 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post


The Invisible Israelis

"The victims of his crime were not even notified of his appeal… Where was IDF Central Command head General Nitzan Alon when all this happened?"
invisible victim

In The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, the protagonist transforms into that state through experimentation yielding a successful potion. Israelis don’t need scientific genius to become invisible, though. Just be related to a terror victim.

My last post on the latest planned terrorist releases cited Frimet Roth, whose daughter Malki Hy”d was one of fifteen people murdered in the Sbarro pizzeria bombing in 2001. Mrs. Roth recently wrote concerning the planned releases:

“Since our daughter Malki was murdered in a Hamas attack on a Jerusalem restaurant in August 2001, the Israeli justice system has acted as if, in the literal sense of these words, we did not exist…In fact throughout these past 12 years, at no stage have we ever been told anything relevant about the murderers of our child or their fates before we read about it in the news.”

This is no aberration.

“We didn’t even get a phone call,” Avi Bromberg commented about the possible “goodwill gesture” release of Karim Younis and Maher Younis, who murdered his father in 1980. “The government’s conduct is a disgrace.”

Writing in May about the release of Jamal Tirawi—who in 2002 dispatched a suicide bomber that murdered Rachel Tcherkhi Hy”d and wounded thirty others—Meir Indor from the Almagor Terror Victims Association noted:

“The victims of his crime were not even notified of his appeal… Where was IDF Central Command head General Nitzan Alon when all this happened? Part of his job is to approve rulings by the military courts under his command. Why didn’t he, or else the chief of staff, suspend the ruling so that the terrorists’ victims could file their own appeal and petition the Supreme Court to annul the ruling?”

Likewise consider the case of Shehada Awad Shehada Shatat, who witnessed the murder of Asher and baby Yonatan Palmer Hy”d in 2011 and then robbed Asher’s corpse. Shatat received a sentence of just ten months, which was not disclosed to Asher’s father and others according to the following report from last year:

“…the military advocate-general had not informed him [Michael Palmer] that the [sentencing] hearing was taking place. The Palmer family’s legal representative, former military court judge attorney Adrian Agassi, discovered that Shatat had been sentenced only two months later. Michael Palmer said the chief prosecutor for Judea and Samaria had told the family that he did not know about the trial.”

This is Israel today.

In the sport of powerlifting, the squat is the first of three lifts done in competition. The squat requires the athlete to descend with a weighted barbell until the hip joint is lower than the top of the knees, then stand back up. All of the upper-body strength in the world does no good in the squat if a lifter’s legs are broken. And as the great powerlifter Scott Smith comments about the squat’s significance in the documentary Power Unlimited, “You can’t call yourself a powerlifter if you don’t squat. It’s the bread-and-butter lift of powerlifting.”

Israel in 2013 has plenty of “upper-body” strength: scientific innovation, entrepreneurial achievement, luxury high rises near beaches, and more. But the foundation of a society, the legs, is justice.

And Israel’s legs are broken.

About the Author: Menachem Ben-Mordechai has written for numerous publications on subjects ranging from Israel and Latin America to the sport of powerlifting and life insurance. He has also coached elite powerlifters as well as beginners. Menachem's other writing can be found under the name Myles Kantor.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “The Invisible Israelis”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Knock off the Peace Processing, Already!
Latest Blogs Stories
A Soldier's Mother

To friends in America: Wishing someone “Happy Memorial Day” means you don’t understand the holiday.

Obama at Yad VaShem in Israel as senator and presidential candidate in 2008.

President Obama believes anti-Semites limit their anti-Semitism to discrimination and organizing, but will always put their survival first!

Doug Goldstein

What motivates a successful leader? Who are the best kinds of people to use as your role model?

Audience at Israel Day Concert

The warnings came true: Among the 1000 released terrorists, many returned to terror activity

Torah is to be lived. Rabbi Moshe Levinger was a completely living Torah, the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

“Said Rabbi Yochanan: Happy are those who see the fall of Tadmor…” (Talmud Yerushalmi)

Why has Prime Minister Netanyahu given Erdan & Hanegbi insultingly low-level cabinet appointments?

Without Israel, the Jewish People are scattered nomads lacking Torah’s true national grandeur&power

Will it get better/worse for Bibi or does the wily Bibi know/plan something that will shock us all?

Dr. Vernon Smith, 2002 Economics Nobel Prize winner, on predicting housing markets & economic issues

100% of the ‘First Responders’ helping those Arab school girls were Jewish and they didn’t hesitate!

Women equalizing with men in all areas of Judaism is anathema to the very idea of male/female roles.

Bibi endorsing the “2 State Solution” endangers Israel, moving the policy Center-Right from far Left

Dear Opposition Members… You seem confused… Let me clear it up for you… You lost.

A tribute to Jerusalem by its finest troubador, David Herman.

Do the food giants really care about our health? Are consumers now eating healthier food?

More Articles from Menachem Ben-Mordechai
Knesset and Menorah

Israel projects global material illumination not always the light of “morality” meant by the Navi

Hamas Demonstrating on Temple Mount.

None of the attacks on Jewish & property should come as a surprise in light of the Temple Mount.

He described Sharon as “the latest darling of the donkey-nationalists.”

Regev is part of the reason why numerous Israelis have suffered so many aerial acts of attempted murder from that region.

There are many good, solid reasons to support applying the death penalty to a variety of crimes.

Rav Soloveitchik stated that “to me it is something vulgar, this clamor of the liberals that abortion be permitted.”

That there is even a debate in the religious sector about obeying eviction orders reflects a warping of core values.

When a Jew is shot to death in Eretz Yisrael and the murderer plea bargains to a twelve-year sentence, Israel’s banner is low.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/a-banner-raised-high/the-invisible-israelis/2013/07/25/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: