It seemed like a good idea; drop into the market on the way home, grab some snacks and a few beers.Settlers without borders? Anarchists without frontiers? ..You have to think that tactics like the ISM is using is only going to reinforce some of the worst aspects of the settler movement, bringing them to the fore rather than dominating and subduing them into some cave in the Judean hills.It does recall a then unknown rabbi named Meir Kahane who saw Soviet Jews as his sandy shot to fame.
Kahane was told that his wild demonstrations, free form verbiage, Lenny Bruce meets Kabbalah obscenity, and overall rabble rousing among the hot headed and shortest fused of the ideological nativist crowd were only hurting discussions in high circles to let the Jews out. Each time Kahane organized a mass happening the repression inside the Soviet Union increased. That gives a basic idea of the effect of the the far lefties who some would use Lenin’s terminology of “useful idiots” to describe their self-aggrandizement and recourse to the blogosphere to lament on their wounded pride and the ideals of their lofty morals receiving a kick in the keegster. There is no question the international community does not recognize the settlement project; but at the same time the International Solidarity Movement, Peace Now and other groups forming faster than a Lebanese militia could actually rejoice in that the settlements bar a two state solution leaving only some variant of the bi-national state as the only option….
(see link at end)…While more than 70 rockets fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza hit southern Israel on Wednesday, in the West Bank (known also as Judea and Samaria), Palestinian activists and their foreign supporters stormed an Israeli-owned supermarket that prides itself in providing jobs and affordable groceries to both Jews and Arabs….
Israeli and Palestinian media report that some 100 Palestinians, along with international activists from the International Solidarity Movement, staged the protest at the Rami Levy supermarket in Sha’ar Binyamin, near Ramallah. Some entered the store where they walked up and down the aisles, waved Palestinian flags, chanted slogans and called for a boycott of settlement goods, while others blocked the entrance. Israeli border police dispersed the crowd outside using stun grenades.
Arutz Sheva reports customers and workers took refuge in the store as they feared the protesters would become violent.
Abir Kopty, a political and feminist activist with the Palestinian popular committees tells Ynet that this protest is part of a series being planned. The first one occurred last week when Palestinians blocked Israeli highway 443 during rush hour. She said:
This time we chose the Rami Levy store because we want to send a message to boycott the occupation and its products. As long as the Palestinians get no justice, settlers and Israelis will not lead normal lives….
Kopty added that protesters also want to send a message to Palestinians that they should not shop at Rami Levy.
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The pro-settlement Regavim organization said:
This is a provocation by Palestinians and anarchists who are trying to fan the flames in Judea and Samaria.
The protest in Rami Lavy, which employs and serves both Jews and Arabs, exposed the simple truth – that they are acting against co-existence. We ask that they take a look at what is going on in neighboring Syria which they hold so dear to their hearts.
The Palestinian Popular Struggle Coordination Committee reports that after clashing with police and soldiers (video seen below), several protesters were injured including two who were taken to hospital. They also report that two Palestinians, an American and a Polish activist were arrested.
Owner Rami Levy told Arutz Sheva that the Palestinians intended to cause a provocation with photographers present. He told the news outlet that his staff cannot stop customers from entering after they pass the security guard who like at all other Israeli supermarkets is situated at the entrance and checks for weapons and explosives.
In August 2011 at his Restoring Courage event in Jerusalem, Glenn Beck honored Rami Levy for promoting peaceful coexistence between Arabs and Jews. Levy grew up in a one-room shack in Jerusalem and, after years of hard work, expanded from his first 400-square foot stall into Israel’s fastest growing supermarket chain employing more than 3,000 at some 20 locations.
Besides providing job opportunities, Levy offers discounted and sometimes free food to the needy of all faiths. In the past, he has provided unmarked bags to his Muslim shoppers so they can avoid being harassed for visiting a Jewish-owned store.
Beck said then, “Despite strong opposition and even boycotts, Rami remains on the path of good. It takes courage to do what’s right.”
Watch video of the protesters outside the supermarket, as police use stun grenades to disperse. Video was provided by Regavim to Arutz Sheva:Read More:http://www.theblaze.com/stories/palestinian-activists-storm-supermarket-that-serves-both-jews-arabs-call-for-settlement-boycott/
(see link at end)… “It’s true there’s a difference between the extremists, who say directly that they want to wipe out the State of Israel, and the secular nationalists, who outwardly say they’re ready for a compromise accord. But actually, both of them, if you read their words very carefully, want all of Palestine. The secular leaders − if you can call them that − like Yasser Arafat and President Mahmoud Abbas, are not prepared to accept a formula of two states for two peoples. So as not to scare the goyim, they project a vagueness about it, but they think in terms of expulsion and elimination.”
What do you mean exactly when you say “in terms of expulsion and elimination”?
“Arafat, since the ‘70s, after Fatah’s guerrilla warfare failed to yield results, concluded that the liberation of the homeland would be accomplished through a ‘policy of stages.’ The idea of the ‘struggle in stages’ was meant to achieve the gradual elimination of Israel and a solution of a single Arab state. In other words, the Palestinian Liberation Organization leaders continually put on a conciliatory face in order to please the West, but actually their goal was to eliminate Israel in stages, since they couldn’t do it in one blow.
“The same staggered strategy, which sees the establishment of a state in the occupied territories as the first stage in the conquest of the entire land, was, in their view, better than a direct strategy of endless military confrontation. Abbas says it day in and day out, and continues to demand the right of return.” Read More:http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/benny-morris-on-why-he-s-written-his-last-word-on-the-israel-arab-conflict-1.465869