Tearing Down the Synagogue of Hate
The IDF “swooped” on an illegal outpost in the West Bank this Tuesday, and tore down a synagogue built in honor of Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense League, and proponent of an expulsion and/or extermination policy towards Arab residents of Israel. Kahane, who was assassinated by an Arab gunman in New York in 1990, also founded the political party Kach, which was banned from the Israeli knesset, and has been deemed a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department, who, in October of last year, made it known that Americans who provide funding to the organization’s website alone would be charged with providing material support to a terror organization.
Of course, differing in opinion from both the Israeli and U.S. governments, the settlers of Tapuach West believe that Kahane was right, and that his vision of an ethnically cleansed Israel is one worth fighting for.
A Jewish settler is ‘escorted’ from a protest against the destruction of the Esh Harav Meir Yeshiva in Tapuach.
“Suppose they come with their bulldozers,” [Rabbi] Ben Yaacov said. I imagine there will be firm resistance in that case. But the people will return a few minutes later and pitch a tent, and put a torah scroll in it. There is no end to it. A tractor can never win against the spirit of those who adhere to an idea.”
Boy that sounds familiar. While you “tzaddikim” are crying over your little synagogue of hate, 300 Palestinians were made homeless by bulldozers in Gaza. Of course, your yeshiva teaches that that is a good thing. Lucky for you the IDF hasn’t come for your illegal houses… yet.
Click here to see more photos of the Tapuach protest, including the destruction of the synagogue by Israeli bulldozers. It’s not something I’m particularly proud of nor happy about, but then again, neither is the mindset these people espouse. The line has to be drawn somewhere.