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He was my friend. He was also a doctor. A very good one. He treated both Arabs and Jews. His trauma treatment was legendary in Israeli medical circles. His on-the-spot diagnoses were, after weeks of hospital tests, found to be 100% on the mark.

The past week or so has witnessed a spate of “Remembering Baruch Goldstein” articles and videos in the international media. That’s because the past week marked the 20th anniversary of his attack at Ma’arat HaMachpela, the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Hebron.

First, to be clear, I do not agree with, or justify what Baruch Goldstein did twenty years ago. I believe I can say, as I have stated many times before, that the Jewish Community of Hebron also rejects such violence and bloodshed as a means to deal with the issues plaguing us. The reason I am so sure is simply because our people do not do it. Our people do not go out and randomly shoot at other people who are not endangering their lives.

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People here are armed. We are licensed, either by the Ministry of the Interior or by the IDF, to carry small arms and rifles for reasons of self-defense, and self-defense only. Once a pistol or a rifle is in the possession of any given person, they can, theoretically, do with it whatever they want. If a person wants to go outside and start shooting people, there is nothing to stop him. The fact is that Jews don’t randomly attack and shoot people, not in Hebron, and not anywhere else. This is not the way to achieve whatever aims we might have. It is not right legally, morally or ethically. It is wrong.

As a result there are very few people who have illegitimately used weapons against Arabs for reasons other than self-defense. And those who have are imprisoned for very lengthy periods of time.

When journalists ask me about our reaction to Baruch Goldstein, after replying, I inquire as to whether they ask my Arab neighbors what they think about Yahya Ayyash. About 99% of them don’t know who I’m talking about. Ayyash was nicknamed ‘the engineer.’ Bombs he assembled killed more than 70 Israelis in numerous terror attacks in the 1990s. He trained his successors to follow in his footsteps after his death at the hands of Israeli intelligence. At his funeral, attended by well over 100,000 people, Arafat called him a saint. (Two days after Goldstein’s attack, Yitzhak Rabin, in the Knesset, said, “I am ashamed to be a Jew.”)

How many Jews have committed such acts? Five, six, maybe seven. How many Arabs? Between 1989 and 2008, more than 800 Arab suicide-homicide killers have murdered Jews. Who is the only one remembered? Baruch Goldstein.

I asked former MK Mossi Raz, demonstrating in Hebron this week, if he would also demonstrate to mark the 18th anniversary of Israel’s killing of Ayyash. Of course, the answer was a stark No.

I knew Goldstein. He was my friend. He was also a doctor. A very good one. He treated both Arabs and Jews. His trauma treatment was legendary in Israeli medical circles. His on-the-spot diagnoses were, after weeks of hospital tests, found to be 100% on the mark.

He was also the only on-duty doctor in Kiryat Arba, just about 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During the first intifada, following drive-by shootings and terror attacks, he was frequently the first medical person at the scene. As such, he witnessed horrible sights. It is said that he would sleep at night with earphones in his ears, allowing him to hear reports of attacks, without disturbing his wife’s’ sleep.

Why did he do what he did? This is a question to which, as far as I know, nobody really knows the full answer. To the best of my knowledge, he didn’t leave behind any notes or messages. However, only two months earlier, I was present at the scene of the murder of his close friend, Mordechai Lapid and his son Shalom, just outside the gates of Kiryat Arba. He tried to save Mordechai’s life, in vain.

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98 COMMENTS

  1. Yes, this Palestinian terrorist was evil, and I’m delighted he’s dead. But his acts, and those of his fellow terrorists, do not in any way justify the evil of “Dr.” Baruch Goldstein, who did far more than commit an “egegious error.” He was a terrorist himself, and even worse, he was a doctor, whose credo is supposed to be, “first, do no harm.”

    Burn in Hell, Baruch.

  2. Baruch Goldstein prevented a massacre the Arabs were planning against the Jews of Hevron with the Rabin government knowing about it. He acted to stop them and he did. My friends told me of the weapons the Arab Nazis hid under the rugs which were found later. The leftists will smear Baruch Goldstein but he deserves praise for saving Jewish lives. The self hating Jews in Name Only and the leftist vermin will slander him but he deserves praise.

  3. Yes, this Palestinian terrorist was evil, and I'm delighted he's dead. But his acts, and those of his fellow terrorists, do not in any way justify the evil of "Dr." Baruch Goldstein, who did far more than commit an "egegious error." He was a terrorist himself, and even worse, he was a doctor, whose credo is supposed to be, "first, do no harm."

    Burn in Hell, Baruch.

  4. Baruch Goldstein prevented a massacre the Arabs were planning against the Jews of Hevron with the Rabin government knowing about it. He acted to stop them and he did. My friends told me of the weapons the Arab Nazis hid under the rugs which were found later. The leftists will smear Baruch Goldstein but he deserves praise for saving Jewish lives. The self hating Jews in Name Only and the leftist vermin will slander him but he deserves praise.

  5. I am only guessing, but could it be that those praying at the tomb when Goldstein opened fire! could it be they were actual terrorists . being the only doctor for Miles around he probably treated more than a few Arabs who were up to planning and carrying out terrorist activities. Did he see someone or something that day, that made him think he and or the surrounding area, was in imminent danger?

  6. I am only guessing, but could it be that those praying at the tomb when Goldstein opened fire! could it be they were actual terrorists . being the only doctor for Miles around he probably treated more than a few Arabs who were up to planning and carrying out terrorist activities. Did he see someone or something that day, that made him think he and or the surrounding area, was in imminent danger?

  7. By the Grace of G-d

    PRESS RELEASE:
    TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE MASSACRE AT THE TOMB OF THE PATRIARCHS:
    WHAT WOULD WE HAVE KNOWN WITHOUT THE MEDIA?
    Wherever you happened to be on February 25, 1994, if you were old enough to read a newspaper you’ll likely recognize the name Baruch Goldstein. You may recall that he was a brilliant, exceedingly gifted physician, an expert in trauma medicine who, as a student at Yeshiva University, was president of his class and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 index. You may also recall that he studied medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, graduated with honors and was accepted into the AOA, America’s prestigious medical honor society.
    What? It doesn’t sound familiar? You didn’t read about it in the newspapers? Oh, I’m sorry, you’re right. The media didn’t mention those particular details.
    Maybe this rings a bell: When Dr. Goldstein was 25 he immigrated to Israel. He married, settled in Kiryat Arba and became the town’s chief emergency service physician. His stunning success as a trauma physician made him a living legend in the emergency wards of Jerusalem’s Hadassa and Shaarei Tzedek hospitals, where Jewish terror victims were sent after being treated by him. He also served in the I.D.F. with distinction and reached the rank of captain in the reserves. Yes, he opted to trade a life of ease for one of self-sacrifice because he thought that he was coming to a Jewish haven that wanted and needed him.
    He also thought that he was coming to a democracy. In 1990 he ran for Kiryat Arba Town Council Chairman and received one seat on the Town Council – a laughable number for someone as wildly popular as him. At the time of his death he was preparing for a second run, in 1995. In fact, he had already chosen his running mate, an engineer and former Soviet refusenik named Mordechai Lapid, who immigrated to Israel in 1968 and became a pioneer of the right-wing settlement movement. When Russian immigrants began arriving in Kiryat Arba in 1990, Lapid was involved in immigrant absorption and became a popular community figure. Given the fact that his electoral base comprised 45 percent of the town’s population, with Dr. Goldstein commanding an even larger and more diverse constituency, the two were headed for a landslide victory. Both their wide lead and vigilance made election fraud an unviable solution – and democratic elections, a very real prospect that threatened to dissolve the Shin Bet’s command over Kiryat Arba and the surrounding area.
    You didn’t know that, either? What about the fact that Mordechai Lapid and his son were murdered on December 6, 1993? It received wide coverage in the media. They said Lapid and his son were murdered by Arabs. When Dr. Goldstein was murdered two months later, they said the same thing. They said he was lynched by Arab worshippers after he opened fire on them in the Cave of the Patriarchs. Yes, Dr. Goldstein and his running mate were murdered two months apart. Just like it happens in El Salvador.
    Here are a few more details you probably missed. Four days before the massacre, Major General Shaharam Mofaz, Commander of the Judea and Samaria Division, visited Kiryat Arba. Among the people he met with was Dr. Goldstein. During their meeting, Mofaz briefed Dr. Goldstein on what he claimed was a serious security threat in Hebron. The army had been set on high alert, he said, and civilians were being recruited. Dr. Goldstein would be called up for reserve duty in the Cave of the Patriarchs on Purim morning; the recruitment order would be sent to him shortly and he was advised to bring it with him when he reported for duty. He and three additional reservists would be stationed in the Covenants Hall, just inside the Cave’s southern gate, as a field team on standby. Colonel Meir Kalifi, Commander of the Judea Brigade, would be there with them. Finally, handing him a letter dated January 18, 1994, and signed by Major Dr. Yitzhak Ashkenazi, Commander of the Medical Corps of the Judea and Samaria Division, Mofaz informed Dr. Goldstein that he was being recommended for promotion to the rank of major on Israel Independence day. The letter concluded in bold type:
    “If there is an officer worthy of promotion in rank in the Judea and Samaria region, it is, without a doubt, Dr. Baruch Goldstein.”
    Shortly after the meeting, Dr. Goldstein received the recruitment order. Early Purim morning, he and three of his closest friends from Kiryat Arba – settlers he had known for years – arrived at security headquarters in their I.D.F. uniforms and were driven by a security officer named Motti Unger to the Cave of the Patriarchs….
    What would we have known about that fateful day without the media? We would have known the truth. We would have known that the Massacre at the Cave of the Patriarchs on February 25, 1994, was a hoax built on the illusion that a settler staged the attack; that Dr. Goldstein had been framed in a black flag attack and was no less an innocent victim than those whose deaths were attributed to him. We would have known that the Arabs who died that day were killed by I.D.F. soldiers in a political ploy that backfired, orchestrated by PM Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres to move the Oslo Accords forward; and that the people who lynched Dr. Goldstein were Jewish settlers from Kiryat Arba-Hebron, not Arab worshippers.
    The facts just presented are part of an electrifying expose on the betrayal and assassination of Dr. Baruch Goldstein contained in chapters 17 and 18 (attached) of The Only Democracy in the Middle East, published by Bear Mountain Press and available in paperback and Kindle format at Amazon.com. As Dr. Goldstein’s sister, I have one thing to say to the news media: Stop dancing around my brother’s funeral pyre. Either tell the story like it happened or stop telling it. Twenty years is enough.

    Batsheva (Goldstein) Elkeslasi,
    Director, Bear Mountain Press, Inc.

  8. By the Grace of G-d

    PRESS RELEASE:
    TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE MASSACRE AT THE TOMB OF THE PATRIARCHS:
    WHAT WOULD WE HAVE KNOWN WITHOUT THE MEDIA?
    Wherever you happened to be on February 25, 1994, if you were old enough to read a newspaper you’ll likely recognize the name Baruch Goldstein. You may recall that he was a brilliant, exceedingly gifted physician, an expert in trauma medicine who, as a student at Yeshiva University, was president of his class and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 index. You may also recall that he studied medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, graduated with honors and was accepted into the AOA, America’s prestigious medical honor society.
    What? It doesn’t sound familiar? You didn’t read about it in the newspapers? Oh, I’m sorry, you’re right. The media didn’t mention those particular details.
    Maybe this rings a bell: When Dr. Goldstein was 25 he immigrated to Israel. He married, settled in Kiryat Arba and became the town’s chief emergency service physician. His stunning success as a trauma physician made him a living legend in the emergency wards of Jerusalem’s Hadassa and Shaarei Tzedek hospitals, where Jewish terror victims were sent after being treated by him. He also served in the I.D.F. with distinction and reached the rank of captain in the reserves. Yes, he opted to trade a life of ease for one of self-sacrifice because he thought that he was coming to a Jewish haven that wanted and needed him.
    He also thought that he was coming to a democracy. In 1990 he ran for Kiryat Arba Town Council Chairman and received one seat on the Town Council – a laughable number for someone as wildly popular as him. At the time of his death he was preparing for a second run, in 1995. In fact, he had already chosen his running mate, an engineer and former Soviet refusenik named Mordechai Lapid, who immigrated to Israel in 1968 and became a pioneer of the right-wing settlement movement. When Russian immigrants began arriving in Kiryat Arba in 1990, Lapid was involved in immigrant absorption and became a popular community figure. Given the fact that his electoral base comprised 45 percent of the town’s population, with Dr. Goldstein commanding an even larger and more diverse constituency, the two were headed for a landslide victory. Both their wide lead and vigilance made election fraud an unviable solution – and democratic elections, a very real prospect that threatened to dissolve the Shin Bet’s command over Kiryat Arba and the surrounding area.
    You didn’t know that, either? What about the fact that Mordechai Lapid and his son were murdered on December 6, 1993? It received wide coverage in the media. They said Lapid and his son were murdered by Arabs. When Dr. Goldstein was murdered two months later, they said the same thing. They said he was lynched by Arab worshippers after he opened fire on them in the Cave of the Patriarchs. Yes, Dr. Goldstein and his running mate were murdered two months apart. Just like it happens in El Salvador.
    Here are a few more details you probably missed. Four days before the massacre, Major General Shaharam Mofaz, Commander of the Judea and Samaria Division, visited Kiryat Arba. Among the people he met with was Dr. Goldstein. During their meeting, Mofaz briefed Dr. Goldstein on what he claimed was a serious security threat in Hebron. The army had been set on high alert, he said, and civilians were being recruited. Dr. Goldstein would be called up for reserve duty in the Cave of the Patriarchs on Purim morning; the recruitment order would be sent to him shortly and he was advised to bring it with him when he reported for duty. He and three additional reservists would be stationed in the Covenants Hall, just inside the Cave’s southern gate, as a field team on standby. Colonel Meir Kalifi, Commander of the Judea Brigade, would be there with them. Finally, handing him a letter dated January 18, 1994, and signed by Major Dr. Yitzhak Ashkenazi, Commander of the Medical Corps of the Judea and Samaria Division, Mofaz informed Dr. Goldstein that he was being recommended for promotion to the rank of major on Israel Independence day. The letter concluded in bold type:
    “If there is an officer worthy of promotion in rank in the Judea and Samaria region, it is, without a doubt, Dr. Baruch Goldstein.”
    Shortly after the meeting, Dr. Goldstein received the recruitment order. Early Purim morning, he and three of his closest friends from Kiryat Arba – settlers he had known for years – arrived at security headquarters in their I.D.F. uniforms and were driven by a security officer named Motti Unger to the Cave of the Patriarchs….
    What would we have known about that fateful day without the media? We would have known the truth. We would have known that the Massacre at the Cave of the Patriarchs on February 25, 1994, was a hoax built on the illusion that a settler staged the attack; that Dr. Goldstein had been framed in a black flag attack and was no less an innocent victim than those whose deaths were attributed to him. We would have known that the Arabs who died that day were killed by I.D.F. soldiers in a political ploy that backfired, orchestrated by PM Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres to move the Oslo Accords forward; and that the people who lynched Dr. Goldstein were Jewish settlers from Kiryat Arba-Hebron, not Arab worshippers.
    The facts just presented are part of an electrifying expose on the betrayal and assassination of Dr. Baruch Goldstein contained in chapters 17 and 18 (attached) of The Only Democracy in the Middle East, published by Bear Mountain Press and available in paperback and Kindle format at Amazon.com. As Dr. Goldstein’s sister, I have one thing to say to the news media: Stop dancing around my brother’s funeral pyre. Either tell the story like it happened or stop telling it. Twenty years is enough.

    Batsheva (Goldstein) Elkeslasi,
    Director, Bear Mountain Press, Inc.

  9. Uzi Kattan You terroristic turd, I'll compare Baruch Goldstein to anyone I want to. If you have a problem with that, girlie-man with a big mouth, you can voice your objections to me up close and personal. But if you really want to win a fight with me, you'll need the weapon you named yourself after. Otherwise, you're going down, big time.

  10. Let’s add Lt. William Calley, who personally massacred 500 Vietnamese peasants, mostly women and children, to the list of mass murderers to whom one can compare Baruch Goldstein. Goldstein was a disgrace to the United States of America, where he came from, Israel, and the Jewish people. He was also a disgrace to Yeshiva University and Albert Einstein Medical College, where my cousin is a professor of public health and associate dean.

  11. Yes, Baruch Goldstein was indeed a great man. We need to add the date of his deed (and death) to the list of Jewish holidays. On second thought, maybe we should just lump it in with Purim, so the next time you dress up in an appropriate costume to commemorate both the holiday and Goldstein’s actions — say a SchutzStaffel uniform — you’ll be thinking of this good doctor and benefactor of Eretz Yisroel.

    Hold on — stop the presses! Goldstein didn’t do it; he was murdered, along with 29 Arabs (plus another 150 or so who were wounded) by Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, both kapos who would have gladly thrown Jews into the ovens had they had the chance. Just as the Mossad, acting in conjunction with rogue elements of the CIA (the descendants of those who murdered JFK, RFK, and Jimmy Hoffa), destroyed the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

    Blessed be you, Batsh’it, er, Batshiva, for bringing forth the true story of what happened on that fateful day.

  12. Let's add Lt. William Calley, who personally massacred 500 Vietnamese peasants, mostly women and children, to the list of mass murderers to whom one can compare Baruch Goldstein. Goldstein was a disgrace to the United States of America, where he came from, Israel, and the Jewish people. He was also a disgrace to Yeshiva University and Albert Einstein Medical College, where my cousin is a professor of public health and associate dean.

  13. Yes, Baruch Goldstein was indeed a great man. We need to add the date of his deed (and death) to the list of Jewish holidays. On second thought, maybe we should just lump it in with Purim, so the next time you dress up in an appropriate costume to commemorate both the holiday and Goldstein's actions — say a SchutzStaffel uniform — you'll be thinking of this good doctor and benefactor of Eretz Yisroel.

    Hold on — stop the presses! Goldstein didn't do it; he was murdered, along with 29 Arabs (plus another 150 or so who were wounded) by Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, both kapos who would have gladly thrown Jews into the ovens had they had the chance. Just as the Mossad, acting in conjunction with rogue elements of the CIA (the descendants of those who murdered JFK, RFK, and Jimmy Hoffa), destroyed the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

    Blessed be you, Batsh'it, er, Batshiva, for bringing forth the true story of what happened on that fateful day.

  14. From our Torah we learn that King David was an expert warrior and a King commanded by God to eliminate all Philistines. At that time, we had sovereignty, our country had vast land and our nation was feared by all our enemies. Is this wrong too? What makes us different now?

  15. From our Torah we learn that King David was an expert warrior and a King commanded by God to eliminate all Philistines. At that time, we had sovereignty, our country had vast land and our nation was feared by all our enemies. Is this wrong too? What makes us different now?

  16. זהו שכחנו לכתוב בשפת הקודש?
    או שהאנגלית אמורה להיות השפה המגבה על לשון הרע?
    לא הבנתי את הקטע הזה עדיין.
    בכל אופן אם תרצה תגובה תאלץ לכתוב תרגום כי לא בא לי להתאמץ עם שפה זרה.

  17. בשביל מי ומה ללמוד שפה זרה? בזבוז זמן עדיף ללמוד תורה במקום אנגלית. אני גאה בעברית ולא זקוקה לגויים ולשפתם תודה.
    לגבי גולדשטיין ז”ל חבל שהתייאש מהחיים והעדיף להתאבד .כפי שאנו רואים מעשהו לא הועיל לאף אחד. הלוואי והיה יכול להיות איתנו היום. וולהוות כח נוסף במאבק שלנו על ארץ ישראלהשלימה.ם.

  18. בשביל מי ומה ללמוד שפה זרה? בזבוז זמן עדיף ללמוד תורה במקום אנגלית. אני גאה בעברית ולא זקוקה לגויים ולשפתם תודה.
    לגבי גולדשטיין ז"ל חבל שהתייאש מהחיים והעדיף להתאבד .כפי שאנו רואים מעשהו לא הועיל לאף אחד. הלוואי והיה יכול להיות איתנו היום. וולהוות כח נוסף במאבק שלנו על ארץ ישראלהשלימה.ם.

  19. SIlagi, you are a disgrace to humanity with your cheap attacks on Baruch Goldstein. Apparently you would have preferred to see the Jews of Hevron massacred that day instead of the murderous Arabs who got what they deserved. Filthy leftist swine.

  20. SIlagi, you are a disgrace to humanity with your cheap attacks on Baruch Goldstein. Apparently you would have preferred to see the Jews of Hevron massacred that day instead of the murderous Arabs who got what they deserved. Filthy leftist swine.

  21. I was Dr.Baruch Goldstein’s, ZT’L, friend too. Dr. Baruch, ZT’L, was a great tzadik who B’Mesirut Nefesh sacrificed his noble life for Am Yisroel. Dr.Baruch, ZT”L, single-handedly prevented a major arab terrorist murder of Jews & made the mad pack of these sand-nazi hyeenas howl in pain. Funny, most arabs died being trampled underfoot of their own “heroic” fellow terrorists bravely cramming exits. LOL! Sand-nazis kaput! Kol HaKavod, Dr.Baruch! Am Yisroel Chai!!!

  22. I was Dr.Baruch Goldstein's, ZT'L, friend too. Dr. Baruch, ZT'L, was a great tzadik who B'Mesirut Nefesh sacrificed his noble life for Am Yisroel. Dr.Baruch, ZT"L, single-handedly prevented a major arab terrorist murder of Jews & made the mad pack of these sand-nazi hyeenas howl in pain. Funny, most arabs died being trampled underfoot of their own "heroic" fellow terrorists bravely cramming exits. LOL! Sand-nazis kaput! Kol HaKavod, Dr.Baruch! Am Yisroel Chai!!!

  23. Andrzej Lozowski Poles, fairly or not, have gotten the reputation of being the biggest anti-Semites in Europe (with Lithuanians and Ukranians not far behind). Statement such as yours, which venerate a mass murderer far worse than that Arab SOB Nidal Hassan who slaughtered 13 fellow U.S. soldiers and thus are the ultimate shanda fur de goyim, confirm that reputation.

  24. I’m only guessing myself, but the 6 million Jews Hitler murdered probably didn’t care much for the Fuhrer themselves, and I’m also hypothesizing that many of them would have killed him had they the chance. Ths by your logic, or what passes for logic, the Nazis were acting in self-defense when they sent the Jews to the ovens.

  25. Andrzej Lozowski Poles, fairly or not, have gotten the reputation of being the biggest anti-Semites in Europe (with Lithuanians and Ukranians not far behind). Statement such as yours, which venerate a mass murderer far worse than that Arab SOB Nidal Hassan who slaughtered 13 fellow U.S. soldiers and thus are the ultimate shanda fur de goyim, confirm that reputation.

  26. I'm only guessing myself, but the 6 million Jews Hitler murdered probably didn't care much for the Fuhrer themselves, and I'm also hypothesizing that many of them would have killed him had they the chance. Ths by your logic, or what passes for logic, the Nazis were acting in self-defense when they sent the Jews to the ovens.

  27. Anti-Semite? I’m Jewish, you flaming rectal orifice. One hundred percent, on both sides. And my great-grandfather changed his name from Abraham Schwartz to Elemer Szilagyi. I guess so he wouldn’t get drafted into the Hungarian navy, and serve under Adm. Horthy. Yeah, I get my info from the NY Times. Got a problem with that, you lump of spoiled kielbasa? Where do you get yours from, shmuckski?

  28. Andrzej Lozowski My wrestling coach in college famously said about me, “Strong as an ox, as smart as one too.” I’d like to meet you, putzski, to demonstrate that the “strong as an ox” aspect still applies.

  29. Dan Silagi
    Sir, what do Poles have to do with anything? You sir are an antisemite. (silagi. Hungarian Szilagi. Hungarians have a pretty bad record regarding antisemitsm, as well) Other than arguments ad hominem, you have produced nothing to back up your claims that Dr Baruch Goldstein was a "mass murderer" All your information comes from popular pinko liberal leftist press like Ha Aretz and NYT. Why don't you read official Israeli reports that investigated the "massacre".

  30. Anti-Semite? I'm Jewish, you flaming rectal orifice. One hundred percent, on both sides. And my great-grandfather changed his name from Abraham Schwartz to Elemer Szilagyi. I guess so he wouldn't get drafted into the Hungarian navy, and serve under Adm. Horthy. Yeah, I get my info from the NY Times. Got a problem with that, you lump of spoiled kielbasa? Where do you get yours from, shmuckski?

  31. Dan Silagi , So is Chomski. So is Richard Silverstein. Some of the worst antisemites are Jewish. As to my being a "lump of spoiled kielbasa" because I am critical of that antisemitc newspaper with its antisemitic editors going back to Sulzberger (more recently Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a proposal to write an article for the paper on grounds of lack of objectivity. A piece in which Thomas Friedman commented that praise awarded to Netanyahu during a speech at congress was "paid for by the Israel lobby" elicited an apology) so be it. I happen to be a Jew. So was perhaps the most famous Lozowski (Shlomo ben Abraham, no relation) – murdered by Stalin. And if you think that I include anything true about myself in the facebook, then you are not just an antisemite, but a stupid antisemite, Jewish one to boot! Oy vey…

  32. Andrzej Lozowski My wrestling coach in college famously said about me, "Strong as an ox, as smart as one too." I'd like to meet you, putzski, to demonstrate that the "strong as an ox" aspect still applies.

  33. The inclusion of this article which goes into the good side of Baruch Goldstein is as appropriate as an article which goes into the good side of the most prominent Nazis. So and so was good to dogs and children he knew.

    The damage done by the massacre at the Tomb of the Patriarchs cannot be undone but it can be extended by articles like this one.

  34. The inclusion of this article which goes into the good side of Baruch Goldstein is as appropriate as an article which goes into the good side of the most prominent Nazis. So and so was good to dogs and children he knew.

    The damage done by the massacre at the Tomb of the Patriarchs cannot be undone but it can be extended by articles like this one.

  35. Andrzej Lozowski The Israeli government inquiry said

    “(a) Dr. Baruch Goldstein bears direct responsibility for the massacre because the evidence unequivocally indicates that he carried it out. Furthermore, all stages of the event, including his preparations and behavior on the morning of February 25, 1994, as well as both general, and specifically ideological conversations which he conducted with others, such as the arguments with Mr. Meir Lapid (exhibit 1088), and an interview with a foreign correspondent early in February 1994 (exhibit 1092), indicate that his actions were premeditated.”

  36. Andrzej Lozowski The Israeli government inquiry said

    "(a) Dr. Baruch Goldstein bears direct responsibility for the massacre because the evidence unequivocally indicates that he carried it out. Furthermore, all stages of the event, including his preparations and behavior on the morning of February 25, 1994, as well as both general, and specifically ideological conversations which he conducted with others, such as the arguments with Mr. Meir Lapid (exhibit 1088), and an interview with a foreign correspondent early in February 1994 (exhibit 1092), indicate that his actions were premeditated."

  37. Herr Jeff Blankfort! Instead of calling me names go and educate yourself – the investigation into this case was a joke, only arab witnesses were considered, many discrepancies in witness’ statements were ignored. I will give you only one example: WHY in a world after the alleged shooter started shooting, the doors were blocked from inside so the people could not get out and the Israeli soldiers could not get in? It was never investigated as appropriate!

  38. Dan Silagi! This is not about trying in a court, it is about honest and professional investigating. Concerning the court, Baruch Goldstein was tore to pieces as you probably know – so he would not be able to be tried in court! He might had have a lot to say to his defense!

  39. Herr Jeff Blankfort! Instead of calling me names go and educate yourself – the investigation into this case was a joke, only arab witnesses were considered, many discrepancies in witness' statements were ignored. I will give you only one example: WHY in a world after the alleged shooter started shooting, the doors were blocked from inside so the people could not get out and the Israeli soldiers could not get in? It was never investigated as appropriate!

  40. Dan Silagi! This is not about trying in a court, it is about honest and professional investigating. Concerning the court, Baruch Goldstein was tore to pieces as you probably know – so he would not be able to be tried in court! He might had have a lot to say to his defense!

  41. With all due respect, Dan you need to be aware that as a Dr he was not immune to a mental breakdown and to be over taken by an anger at the bloodshed. We have not stood in his shoes and I do not agree with what he did but by the same token I will not say he was an evil person. He may have been a good and compassionate person whose sensitivity and desire to save lives was assaulted once too often by the needless bloodshed of others and he entered a very dark place from which he did not return. 
    There but for the grace of G-D go any of us. Be ware of who you judge so harshly.

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