Thursday, July 8, 2010

Max Blumenthal exonerates the IDF

Kudos to HonestReporting for giving attention to this video.
Imagine my surprise when the closing credits gave credit to non-other than Max Blumenthal. While I disagree with HonestReporting claim that the kids in this footage are more annoying than the vuvuzela, it is clearly not the “violent incursion” Max Blumenthal believe it to be. What we see here are far left activist inciting Palestinian children to harass Israeli soldiers on patrol in the village of Nabi Saleh. The confidence those children show in the presence of the soldiers not only shows a lack of fear of the IDF soldiers but a lack of knowledge of that fear. This is not IDF Vs. children the title he gave claim this scene to be, but IDF soldiers arresting far left provocateurs.

The restrain and discipline of these soldiers is something to be proud of. Maxi B is slipping, but true to his own selective self he did keep the subtitles out, so people won’t know that the cries the children made “khalas israil” means “finish off Israel.”