June 27, 2003


The Producers, part two:

Two would-be Palestinian suicide bombers were shot dead today attempting to infiltrate the Jewish state from the West Bank, an Israeli military source said.

"The two Palestinians were on their way to carry out a suicide attack inside Israel," the source said. "A bomb expert is currently defusing the explosives found in the two large bags the killed terrorists were carrying," they added.

Were. Past tense. Good.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 27, 2003 06:03 AM

Thank God it was past tense indeed. When on earth is that security wall going to be finished already?

Posted by: Joel at June 27, 2003 at 06:54 AM

Given the reprehensible Jenin, Jenin, on SBS last night, caught a snippet which blames the Isrealis, saying something to the effect, the U.S. should contain them.

Hmm, also, a cooked up report on The Good Samaritans founded by Billy Graham. One choked , an official of Charitas uttered the usual communisto lines, echoed by others, with the exception of the head of a school ( good on her) , inclusive of:

Unlike Samaritans, we attempt to address the issues of poverty. Giving children x-mas presents is hurtful .

All one can say is, in view of the major organ of communistos the ABC, it is a bit thick SBS should follow the same course.

As for the two would be bombers, there are two less murdering bastards on the loose. Some more to go yet, but sooner or later, Israel will have deloused the Arab enclave mistakenly called the Palestinian Territory and its people mistakenly called Palestinians.
There has never been such a people and such a territory. The originals, as in Iraq and elsewhere, are semitic of which the Jews are one branch defined by their centre,the Judaean region in the cis and trans Jordan ,and other things such as, in ancient times, the dialect, Judahite.

Posted by: d at June 27, 2003 at 09:18 AM

There wont be enough people for a Palestinian suburb let alone state if they keep blowing themselves up/ being shot for being terrorist freaks. The Palestinian leaders seem intent on being their own worst enemies.

Posted by: Jake D at June 27, 2003 at 09:29 AM

One person died today in a terror attack. He was an electrician for Israel's main phone-line company. He came to an Arab town to fix some problem they had there, but when he arrived, a 15-year-old shot him in the back.

And just yesterday, another guy was arrested by soldiers on his way to a market in Tel-Aviv. He carried a lot of explosives.

So, these incidents happen at least twice or three times a week, really.

By the way, we truly appreciate the support of the rightwing movements of the world here, in Israel.

Posted by: Verbal at June 27, 2003 at 09:59 AM

The Stern Gang were the most extreme of the Israeli terrorist groups. They were cut out of the establishment of the Israeli state. But they did get an Israeli state, and in the end found it more profitable to be inside the tent pissing out rather than outside the tent pissing in.

Substitute Hamas for Stern Gang and Palestinian state for Israel, and it begins to look like history repeating. What a surprise.

Posted by: Bon Scott at June 27, 2003 at 10:46 AM

The first thing to do is stop calling the PLO et al Palestinians, they are not because there is no such thing. Palestine was a Roman noun for the province inclusive of Judaea of the Empire. They are Arabs, they are not semitic.Arafat himself is not only Arab but of Egyptian citizenship.
PLO was not founded on a gentilic peopel palestinian but as a terrorist front to serve the destruction of Israel.Before moving on to cisjordan where they are now located, PLO was orginally based in Beirut and they ruined Beirut. The PLO, along with Hamas, Plf et al are vermin, savage killers, they are not hard done by victims of Nasty Israel at all, full stop.That Israel has conceded much to the PLO shows, rather, how decent the ISraelis are, contra to the pukeheads in the UN and communards even in OZ inclusive of ABC and SBS.

Posted by: d at June 27, 2003 at 10:47 AM

I can understand why so many Israelis and their supporters carefully avoid coming to grips with the actual history of the area. They can cope with examining the current arab atrocities better, if they carefully filter out the past.
That, after all, is human nature. But "discovering" such things as there wasn't a Palestine, and that the arabs aren't semitic? What intellectual basement must they live in to believe that? Thank God I grew up knowing less cognitively challenged Jewish friends than are apparently out there these days.

Posted by: Norman at June 27, 2003 at 11:51 AM

Uh -- d, actually Arabs are Semitic. Which is why I prefer not to use the term "anti-Semitic" to describe good old-fashioned Jew-hatred.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at June 27, 2003 at 12:32 PM

Norman, `discovering there wasn't a palestine' ? There are some very important source materials ,h I don't have at hand to check and cite, which turn on those questions and central to Israeli's efforts to gain recogntion during the fifties and 60's, including at the U.N.I'll go over them on Monday.

Uh, embarrassing, quite on my part, Andrea. Did have at back of the old noodle some matters. And I'Ll have to gove over pertinent, materials again to sort it out: long time since last worked on that field and memory is proving seive like.

Posted by: d at June 27, 2003 at 01:05 PM

The Palestinians have been offered several opportunities to work out a compromise settlement but have adhered to the all or nothing position. The more militant Palestinians refuse to acknowledge Israel's right to exist and therefore the only sensible result is for the the Palestinians to receive nothing. To give them anything is simply to reward their terroristic efforts.

Posted by: ZsaZsa at June 27, 2003 at 11:44 PM

Well paint me suprised, what exactly is it to be semitic? Anyone feel free to email me, I really didn't know Arabs and Jews shared some common link and would appreciate the information.

Posted by: Jake D at June 28, 2003 at 11:34 AM