MembersNew campaign against ‘settler violence’ smells like old antisemitism

Illegal acts by Jewish ‘settlers’ are being blown far out of proportion to create false equivalence with Palestinian terrorism.

By Yochanan Visser | | Topics: Antisemitism, Jewish Settlers, Biblical Heartland
Smoke rises during a protest of Jewish settlers near the village of Deir Sharaf, west of the city of Nablus, in response to the shooting attack earlier today, November 2, 2023. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90
Smoke rises during a protest of Jewish settlers near the village of Deir Sharaf, west of the city of Nablus, in response to the shooting attack earlier today, November 2, 2023. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90

Since the start of the war against Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza on October 7, a new campaign has begun against the so-called ‘settlers’ in Judea and Samaria.

Jews living in these areas are said to have committed extreme violence against Palestinian Arabs on a large scale.

This international campaign has in many cases been based on reports from the Israeli organization B’Tselem and the pro-Palestinian news site +972 Magazine.

These organizations’ claims were then taken at face value by foreign media such as The New York Times and BBC.

As is often the case, there is no truth to the claims, and it seems that the anti-Israel organizations and elements in the media had to come up with something to change public opinion after the expressions of sympathy and solidarity with Israel following the October 7 terrorist invasion.

In fact, there was only one case of extreme violence against Palestinian Arabs reported in the media shortly after the gruesome massacre perpetrated by Hamas and PIJ in southern Israel.

  Sfar HaMidbar

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