Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav is not an ordinary religious school, nor is it only meant to ordain rabbis for the Israeli army, butit is a leader in teaching the religious Zionist movement since the founding of the State of Israel to realize the dream of a national home for the Jews.It goes on to say that the yeshiva's leaders have encouraged Jews living in "so-called" Judea and Samaria.
The photo illustrating the story isn't of Mercaz HaRav, however. It is of the synagogue that was attacked yesterday.
Why would an Arab paper decide, out of the blue, to profile a fervently Zionist yeshiva in Jerusalem? And to publish it the day after an attack on a synagogue, that many Arab papers are now using as evidence that the Jews have started a "religious war" by visiting the Temple Mount?
The story does not mention that in 2008, an Arab with an AK-47 murdered 8 students at Mercaz HaRav, in an attack that was supported by 84% of Palestinians surveyed.
If Arab media wants to encourage "lone wolf" attacks against Jews, they could hardly do a better job than pointing out targets. The only thing missing from this article is the address of the yeshiva.
El Iwaa highlighted a photo of Arabs celebrating in its article on yesterday's attack.