יום חמישי, דצמבר 01, 2005

And when they came for me...

I'm not going to bother recounting the story. You can read for youselves. Another Brick in the Wall.

First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller

5 Comments:

At 10:59 לפנה״צ, Blogger Elizabeth said...

It's fascinating that both the settlers and the Palestinians object to the separation wall, although for different reasons...I'm also amused by the fact that it is so obvious to the settlers that this is a political measure not a security one as the Sharon gov't claims--all the Palestinians know this already, as do most people in general...why can't the U.S. politicians understand this...
Eventually the Green Line will be declared the border as it should be. Then the settlers can have a choice: They can move back to Israel, or they can become citizens of the Palestinian state. If it is really that important to them to live in that area for religious/cultural reasons then they should be willing to give up their Israeli citizenship...you can't have your cake and eat it too.

What is Arutz Sheva?

 
At 12:36 לפנה״צ, Blogger YS said...

Media in Israeli is quite regulated. It dates back to forever. To get a radio broadcast licence is very difficult and often subject to the poilitcal whims of whomever run the ministry of communications at the time. Because of this there have been many pirate stations.

Abie Nathans Voice of Peace was one. He used a ship (though still inside territorial waters I think) to broadcast. Many stations just 'cast local and hope to fly under the radar. Radio West, an english language station in the late '90s was like this while trying to get a licence. Unfourtunatly they were not granted one, were raided by the police and shut down. Very sad, they had good music.

Arutz Sheva was a pirate radio station with a ship outside of territorial waters and a studio in Israel. The studio transmitted direct to the ship and the ship broadcast. It was around for years. It was best known for its right wing poilital views and religious perspective. It was considered the voice of the right wing. About 2 years ago the courts ruled that the studio in Israel made it illegal and raided and shut it down.

The web site is now their only voice and is in hebrew, english and russian. It's probably the best place to go to get a different perspective on news in Israel. Often they will cover stories no one else touches.

Basicly, read Arutz Sheva, read Ha'aretz, take the average of the two.

 
At 12:40 לפנה״צ, Blogger YS said...

Elizabeth, I just realized. You're a self-proclaimed news junkie. How had you not heard of Arutz Sheva? Is it really unknown out side of Israel?

 
At 3:00 לפנה״צ, Blogger Elizabeth said...

It's generally unknown outside of Israel.

 
At 6:26 לפנה״צ, Blogger 2R said...

YS -
Anytime you want to write me a letter and let me know what's going on would be great. very glad to hear from you... would send this straight to your e-mail, but I don't know what it is... took me more then a minute to figure out who you were...but i'm on board now :) feel free to delete this comment.

 

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