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Editorial Article

Ben Gurion University – Neve Gordon (Dept of Political Science) bemoans the arrest of his Communist Rachel-Corrie-Wannabe Friend

In an article in the British journal, The Guardian, which also appeared on the leftwing anti-Semitic jihadi website Counterpunch, Gordon takes a swipe at Israel once again by protesting the supposed gross miscarriage of justice. His ISM buddy is being sent to jail for a month for lying down in front of that bulldozer:

“This sentence is not a minor matter,” writes Gordon. “The Israeli court has basically decreed that the only legitimate way to oppose the occupation is by standing on the side of the road with some kind of placard.”

 

 

Ben-Gurion University - Politic Science Lecturer Neve Gordon protests Israel’s refusal to allow another Rachel Corrie incident

By Lee Kaplan
10/6/2010

Revisionist lecturer in political science and Palestinian advocate Neve Gordon is at it again.

He’s all upset that the Israeli Border Police didn’t let an Israeli member of the so-called International Solidarity Movement or ISM named Ezra Nawi lay down in front of a bulldozer and end up like Rachel Corrie. It seems they arrested Nawi before he could kill himself like Corrie did.

In an article in the British journal, The Guardian, which also appeared on the leftwing anti-Semitic jihadi website Counterpunch, Gordon takes a swipe at Israel once again by protesting the supposed gross miscarriage of justice. His ISM buddy is being sent to jail for a month for lying down in front of that bulldozer:

“This sentence is not a minor matter,” writes Gordon. “The Israeli court has basically decreed that the only legitimate way to oppose the occupation is by standing on the side of the road with some kind of placard. Any form of civil disobedience or direct action, like lying in front of a bulldozer that is building the annexation barrier or demolishing a house, picking olives in a grove or walking Palestinian children to school in an area that has been classified a closed military zone, is now subject to harsh punishment.”

When has logic ever been part of this guy’s modus operandi? Nawi, an Israeli communist and member of the ISM-affiliated NGO Ta’ayush, might have become the newest Rachel Corrie in Israel. He is an openly gay, marginally-employed plumber. His groups Ta’ayush is an NGO that never met an Arab terrorist it did not like.

Nawi decided he was completely pro-Palestinian after taking a gay Arab lover. As a result of his sympathy for the “oppressed” Palestinians, Nawi began interfering with the IDF in closed military zones. He claimed to be protecting innocent Arabs from vicious religious Jews, those he terms “settlers.” Nawi was arrested during the First Intifada for interfering with the demolition of an Arab terrorist’s home. It had been the home of a suicide bomber and a source for bomb making, but to Nawi that was irrelevant.

Neve Gordon says he threw a picnic for Ezra Nawi to say good-bye before Nawi goes off for his one month’s confinement in jail. We are touched to tears. Nawi, even according to Gordon himself, is a recidivist when it comes to breaking the law, going back at least five years. So going to jail this time for a whopping thirty days must be a real disappointment for him.

Gordon’s article about the “good-bye” picnic he gave his friend is so replete with sophomoric descriptions of the “poor Palestinians” whom Nawi “protects” as to be laughable:

According to Gordon, “Many picnics in Israel take place in pine forests that were planted to cover the remains of hundreds of Palestinian villages destroyed in 1948. Wittingly or unwittingly these gatherings have a political effect, since the people enjoying their leisure time on these sites reenact the historical suppression of the Palestinian Nakba.”

Please. If Israel hadn’t won the war in 1948 the Palestinians would be picnicking on Jewish graves, not pine needles.

Gordon bemoans the fact that if Ezra Nawi is arrested again while on probation (3 years), that when he gets out, he could get another six months in jail. Heavens to Mergatroyd.

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