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There should be an accounting – there should be someone responsible…but not the counselors. It is wrong to blame the wrong people because no one is doing enough to stop the real criminals, terrorists, murderers. The ones who must be brought to justice are the people who chose to throw stones at a group of teenagers, the Palestinians who threw rocks at a bus and injured 6 passengers, the Arabs who threw the boulder that killed Asher Palmer and his baby son Yonatan.. And the stone-throwers who killed 5-month-old Yehuda Shoham, and others.
And the media – there too – there is hypocrisy. Some news sites correctly identify the “perpetrators” as Arabs, Palestinians or, at least, terrorists. Then there are those who want to be politically correct. It is a game of modern journalism. So the radio reports that the rock throwers were “residents of East Jerusalem.” While there are Jews who live in East Jerusalem – this phrasing is a euphemism on so many fronts. First, in general, Jews don’t throw stones; second, East Jerusalem remains primarily Arab.
And third – blaming the wrong group is stupid. The counselors are not to be blamed for taking our children on a wonderful walk around the Old City and to the Western Wall – all parts of Israel. I’ll sign the form and send my son, but I won’t do it without a protest against the idiocy of blaming wrong.
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