Sunday, May 08, 2005

Amar case: How many JBlogs are "dan l'kaf zechut"?

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Many Jewish blogs are jumping on this story as some sort of "proof" that religious Jews are corrupt. Besides the fact that the only people who clearly broke the law are a secular Jew and two Arabs, it is very disturbing to see that Jews who will bend over backwards (generally accurately) to portray IDF actions favorably have no hesitation to bash the religious.

No one knows yet what happened. Police in Israel and the US have been known to make arrests that in the end were wrong. If a criminal act was done by the religious, it should be treated exactly the same way that any other criminal act must be treated, but the Jewish world can stand a little more tolerance and to give others the benefit of the doubt.