Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Some kinds of apartheid are OK

On Tuesday night, Arabs threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of a Jewish-owned house in Jerusalem and it ignited, torching the room and heavily damaging the house.

This was the culmination of two weeks of incessant harassment of the Jewish residents - where they broke many windows of both houses and cars that belong to Jews in the neighborhood.

But unlike the cases when Jews are accused of attacking Arabs - crimes that are universally condemned and referred to as "racist" - these incidents will be ignored.

The reason? The Jewish homes are in Beit Hanina, a neighborhood that is predominantly Arab. Jews had lived there before 1948 and Jews purchased the property in 1977; finally the Israeli courts recognized the purchase and allowed Jews to move in a few weeks ago, in a move that received widespread  condemnation worldwide.

The EU and the UN condemned Israel for allowing Jews to live in land owned by Jews.

You will not hear a single word of condemnation about the violent - and potentially deadly - attack on the families that live there today.

Because some kinds of violence, and some kinds of apartheid, are acceptable to the world community.

(h/t @JudgeDan48)