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April 15th, 2011 -
Very interesting translation of an Israeli interview, from IMRA
Some Bilin Protestors Earn NIS 4,000 A Month
Translation by Dr. Aaron Lerner; IMRA Date: 15 April 2011
?It is hard to say that we are friends, but it is like the experience of a bunch
of guys who play soccer on Fridays. Everyone comes and does their thing and goes
home pleased. We know the regular protestors by name. Two weeks ago they called
out to one of the commanders "Ofir, make sure your soldiers don't pass this
Ideology also doesn't play a role here. It has turned into an industry.
Some of the people get a monthly salary of 4,000 shekels to come for an hour a
week and throw stones.
"It's not a bad business, financed by European money."
Col. Saar Tzur on the weekly protests in Bil'in in an interview with Israel
Hayom correspondent Ahraleh Weisberg, published in Israel Hayom, Israel Shishi
Shabbat, section 15 April 2011
4,000 shekels is about $1, 150.
Some Palestinians (in Palestinian Authority regions) earn less than half of that
per month and many are unemployed with little if any benefits.
Payment for attending a demonstration of about 2 hours could do much to help
support a family.
One can imagine that quite a few people (especially young unemployed ones) would
be tempted to participate in such "spontaneous" political activities no matter
what the cause.
2. Israeli Quislings Suggest Change of
Tactics: Undermine Israel from Within!
From: Adam Keller <email@example.com>
Subject: A fictional Palestine never to become reality and a collision course
(Gush Shalom's reaction to Netanyahu speech)
Gush Shalom press release, May 24, 2011
In Congress Netanyahu rejects peace, offers a fictional Palestine never to
become reality and embarks on a collision course with the Palestinians and the
The extremist position that Netanyahu presented, wrapped in rhetoric and cliches,
constitutes a final closing of the door to renewed negotiations and an
embarkation on a course of collision with the Palestinians and the entire
world, towards the inevitable
"diplomatic tsunami" predicted by Defense Minister Barak. In the longer term it
may actually turn out that Netanyahu, the very man who demands of the entire
world to recognize the principle of "A Jewish State" will be the one who
drives the Palestinians to despair of achieving their own state and into
demanding a vote for the Knesset instead.
3. What the US Consul in Israel Does
with US Taxpayer Funds.
Israeli Broadcasting Authority Daily News reported (May 24-2011that on a
hilltop somewhere on the Hebron hills 4 Jewish boys and 4 Jewish girls camped
overnight. They do not seem to have been there more than 12 hours and did not do
much of anything. They did claim however that they were setting up a new
settlement. This was enough to arouse the interest of the Israeli media. It also
merited a large black limousine
containing about four occupants from the American Consul to park on the road
down below and literally spy on them all night long (Is Israeli TV that boring?
These days we have cable!).
The American personnel in question in such cases are usually highly trained and
highly qualified. They are also paid well with generous fringe benefits even by
US standards. Use of such a large (bullet-proof) vehicles in such territory is
also not a negligible expense item.
Israeli do not mind American tourists taking an interest in their goings-on as
long as the motivation is a basically a positive one.
But in this case?
Maybe all the boys and girls wanted is a little attention and they got it.
I would guess that in real terms the whole Consular surveillance operation cost
the US about $3000 or more.
[ For that money they could have put them all up in a good-quality hotel for
about a week!]
It could however be counter claimed that the expense has already been put out in
enlistment, training, and maintenance.
Now that the expense has been incurred it may be better to exercise it than
leave them unoccupied?
Religious Jewish boys and girls of the kind who occupy hilltops are not usually
the type to provide Peeping Toms with anything to get excited about.
Real terrorists are to be found roaming at will in Palestinian controlled areas.
Why not conduct surveillance after them?
[ Personal Note:
Yair Davidiy once worked on a Jewish building site in Hebron in the 1990s. This
was before the foundation of Brit-Am, Movement of the Ten Tribes.
We were visited several times by US military-looking types (CIA?) who sometimes
presented themselves as journalists or researchers. Usually they were pleasant
and polite and we did not really mind them. There were however exceptions.
On one occasion they were obtrusive, rude, and aggressive. They were
deliberately harassing (by standing close to and repeatedly photographing from
close-up) one of the settler leaders who the day before had had an altercation
with a Palestinians journalist.
US Government personnel openly patrol Judah and Samaria in order to ensure that
Jewish settlers are not "illegally" building in the Land of their Forefathers.
Usually they are unobtrusive but sometimes they are in your-face, overly
assertive, and aggressive.
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