A group of ‘hilltop youth,’ the kids in their teens and 20’s who go around setting up ‘outposts’ as precursors to Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria, have joined in the ‘housing crisis’ protests, setting up 15 tents on the corner of Allenby Road in central Tel Aviv. Their goal is to let the other protesters know that more building in Judea and Samaria is the answer to the ‘housing crisis.’
The hilltop youth, a group of young people who were born in the settlements and who belong to the extreme right [see what I mean about the news reading like an editorial page here? CiJ], appeared on Rothschild Boulevard wearing shirts with slogans such as “Tel Aviv is Jewish” and “Jews, let us be victorious.”
The activists planned to set up dozens of additional tents in the coming days.
Meir Butler, one of the hilltop youth leaders, told Haaretz, “We are here to say ‘yes’ to the social protests, but to also say that there is a solution.” The solution, he said, “is to build in Judea and Samaria.”
Earlier on Wednesday, approximately 200 right-wing activists marched from Habima Square, shouting, “No to bringing down the government, yes to solving the crisis.”
The activists also said they want a solution to the housing crisis and called on the government to lower the price of basic products by 20 percent. Extremist Baruch Marzel also came to Rothschild Boulevard and spoke to some of the protesters.
The organizations that took part in the right-wing march included Im Tirzu, Zo Artzenu, Yisrael Sheli, Bnei Akiva, Ra’ananim, The Committee of South Tel Aviv Neighborhoods, and Yesha council representatives.
Carl: And none of them are being supported by European governments.
Israelis complain about housing prices, the sick leftists at the NYTimes have a premature ejaculationAugust 2, 2011
The Israeli economy has improved greatly under free-market reforms, for which PM Bibi Netanyahu, especially in his stint some years ago as finance minister, is largely responsible. The Israeli economy’s current low unemployment, low inflation, strong rate of growth, and overall stability amid the economic storm of recent years are the envy of much of the Western world.At the same time certain problems remain, particularly prices for many commodities that are higher or much higher than in other Western countries generally. The solution is, of course, continued free-market reforms that will introduce further competition and break the power of the remaining cartels, monopolies, and capital concentrations.Meanwhile in the last few weeks a few Tel Aviv radical leftists, actually communists–with the crucial cooperation of the lefty media–have whipped up a public storm of protest that is largely unfairly focused on the current government and largely driven by ignorance and populism.Caroline Glick outlines this problematic development and connects it with other cases since the ’90s where the Israeli media have manipulated the populace–lacking other, corrective information–into severe blunders. Formerly it was in the security sphere, with Israeli security essentially destroyed for a time and still seriously damaged; now they’re starting in on the economy. Glick warns:The only solution to this situation is competition. Israel’s media market is able to operate as a closed guild because government regulations on media licenses have placed the same people destroying our discourse in charge of deciding who gets a broadcast license and what broadcasters can broadcast.This has to end. Just as Israel’s economic success owes to the government’s withdrawal from the markets, so Israel’s ability to have a rational, truthful, fact-based public debate is entirely dependent on a government initiative to deregulate the media.
But it better act fast. For if the government does not act quickly, as we see today, the media guild will manipulate the uninformed public that our best bet is to destroy our prosperity, just as they convinced us before to destroy our security. via pdavidhornik.typepad.com
The limited number of government licenses to broadcast is part of the demise of the same government. I’m not an insider here, but it makes a lot of sense.
“How Four Influential Socialist Anti-Semites Shaped the Left” looks at the impact that the bigotry of Karl Marx, H.G. Wells and the man who coined the word “Socialism” had on the modern left today. Here are some excerpts from Sultan Knish
Even as the Nazi Holocaust had begun, H.G. Wells wrote in The New World Order (1940);
“The hostile reaction to the cult of the Chosen People is spreading about the entire world to-day… there has never been such a world-wide—I will not use the word anti-Semitism because of the Arab—I will say anti-Judaism… it is becoming world-wide and simultaneous… Until they are prepared to assimilate and abandon the Chosen People idea altogether, their troubles are bound to intensify.”
Hyndman founded England’s first Socialist political party, the Social Democratic Federation. He also went on to found the National Socialist Party, which eventually became part of the Labor Party.
Hyndman and the SDF’s newspaper “Justice” carried on a relentless campaign of attacks against Jews. What is unique about Hyndman is that he employed those attacks only as a cover for a larger anti-war movement.
Leroux is credited with coining the term, ‘Socialism’. He also expressed the idea of commerce as an original Jewish sin in the clearest of terms. To Leroux, banking was the original sin of the Jews. And therefore commerce was the Jewish spirit.
Fourier, the co-creator of French Socialism, would take this premise to its more explicit conclusion, writing; “Every government having regard to good morals ought to repress the Jews”.
Unlike Wells or Marx, Fourier and Leroux were not so much aspiring to a new order, as they were to a scientific application of an old order (this was more like Hitler’s view of a return to a classical ideal past). A return to a pre-commercial civilization based on cooperation, rather than competition. This would be impossible if commerce were a natural human form of resource organization and distribution. So it was necessary to theorize that commerce was something alien. A creation of the Jews.
Marx depicted Jews as the anti-thesis of Socialism, a theme that he was to repeatedly revisit, and more poisonously in such essays as “The Russian Loan”, where he implicitly suggested that war would continue for as long as the Jews existed.