Friday, April 20, 2012
Prejudice occurs without a person knowing or examining the facts
1. When Jews fight back by Michael Freund
The Jerusalem Post Earlier this week, the IDF went viral, but for all the wrong reasons. After Lt.- Col. Shalom Eisner struck a pro-Palestinian Danish protester in the face with his rifle on Saturday, an edited video of the incident was quickly uploaded to the Internet, garnering worldwide attention and condemnation.
Not surprisingly, Israel's critics wasted little time, seizing upon the episode to highlight their contention that the Jewish state is cruel, brutal and ruthless.
After all, here was this seemingly innocent, blond-haired, blue-eyed Dane minding his own business, when a gruff, kippah-wearing Jew with a beard took a cheap shot and knocked him backwards.
Case closed, right? Well, don't let their haughty indignation fool you. The reaction to this episode has been overblown and unjust, and we must not allow our foes to besmirch the good name of the IDF or the country it is tasked to defend.
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