Rivlin visits J'lem lynch victim in hospital
Omri Efraim
Published: 23.08.12, 13:46
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1. Wishing the victim a speedy recovery
David ,   Haifa, Israel   (08.23.12)
Unfortuently there are elements in our society that coniniously stir up hatred in the form of rascism.
2. Sweet
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (08.23.12)
I don't seem to recall Rivlin paying a shiva call to the Fogel family or the Palmer family. What's next? Is Rivlin planning to visit the Barghouti family, too?
3. I don't condone this disgusting behaviour
Miracle Dog ,   Israel   (08.23.12)
But to start saying that it's not an isolated incident, it's endemic etc? Jews can be their own worst enemies at times. I don't think anyone does self-hate better.
4. Pathethic
Eli ,   Jerusalem   (08.23.12)
Does Mr Rivlin take it upon himself to visit every Jewish victim of Arab atrocities and apologize to them on behalf of the State and the people of Israel? Does he think the murder of the Fogels and countless others does not endanger our democracy or our security. Only a fool would make a bigger deal about this than necessary! It is a criminal matter. End of story.
5. Of course it isn't isolated event
Penny   (08.23.12)
such attacks on Israeli Arabs and Palestinians happen all the time
6. Rule of law
Rhonda blender ,   Chicago, USA   (08.23.12)
Impressive, in my humble opinion. Israel is a democratic country. When people - citizens act in a way that is an affront to those principles- then of course we as a democracy are offended and apologize. To do otherwise says that the rule of law only applies to some. That is just my point of view. I wish the harmed Arab teenagers a speedy physical and psychological recovery.
7. Where are the arabs who speak of peace and coexistence?
michael Pielet ,   israel   (08.23.12)
What arab visits the Jewish victims of arab terror. Best idea repatriate all arabs to their countries of origin. Send all leftists and Rivlin with them.
8. To: Miracle Dog at No. 3
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (08.23.12)
I don't think it's self-hate as much as it is an obsessive need to make non-Jews like us. They won't. Anti-Semitism has merely morphed into a focus as a nice centralized target -- the State of Israel; the Jewish State. Actually, it hasn't changed; it's merely added to an already disgusting repertoire of Jew hatred. I could care less about who likes us and who does not. I am, quite frankly, tired of kow-towing to the Jew haters out there. I have no interest in making them like me. The only thing that will make them all happy and satisfied would be for Israel to roll over and cease to exist. That's not going to happen. Any Jew who seriously thinks that endless accommodation will change the opinion of non-Jews toward Jews and the State of Israel is simply delusional. Sadly, it would appear that such delusions extend to Israeli government officials as well. Tzipi Livni and Shimon Peres are perfect examples of those delusional Jews. That's why they should be ignored and, in certain cases, reviled.
9. Is anyone still insterested in this dramatized story?
ynet reporting ,   boring stuff   (08.23.12)
10. To no. 2
Penny   (08.23.12)
Rivlin is showing sympathy and understanding to the victim of a brutal attack - you would do well to take a leaf from that book rather than trying to shift the focus
11. Rivlin and keneset members live in LALA land
David ,   On this planet   (08.23.12)
maybe they send their kids in guarded limousines. kids in school get into fights all the time specially if someone curses their mother. It was not a lynch just a brawl. get over it and quit giving your enemy ammunition. don't you have real problems to solve
12. On a nightly basis Arabs chase Israeli girls
RealityCHeck ,   Jerusalem Israel   (08.23.12)
On any given night you will find gangs of Arab boys in downtown Jerusalem chasing Jewish girls and not for marriage. If this does not stop there will be more such incidents a few Israei girls usualy from disadavantged homes encourage this to the detriment of other Israeli girls they also need to be educated as to their contributions to this violence. Just blaming one side is not the answer . Jewish women cannot sit alone in any park in Jerusalem without being harrased sexually by Arab men a fact !
13. We don't want a "Lord of the Flies" society
Logic ,   Israel   (08.23.12)
Kudos to Rivlin for visiting.
14. Does he visit kids beaten or stabbed by Arabs
Adi ,   Sydney   (08.23.12)
Does he visit kids beaten or stabbed by Arabs
15. Good 4 U
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (08.23.12)
"The time has come for us to stop covering up. It isn't possible that any man be abandoned, even if that person is someone I disagree with. This is a shared responsibility, of every leader and every publicly elected official." Thank you Reuven Rivlin! About time this was said publicly by a politician of stature.
16. crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy but understandable
gene ,   nY.USA   (08.23.12)
wow.jewish kiss arse. yeah . how is that possible. visit all victims u freaking politician . stop representing the entire nation . we the israeli people don't see each victim separately we see them all as victims and in need of attention. stop raising waves or be replaced.
17. Lynching
Albi ,   Ashkelon   (08.23.12)
Good for you, Mr. Rivlin. You have some honor . Reminds me of King Hussein's visit to victims. Would we had such a leader. But the parents of these darling youth must be very proud of the bravery shown by their children in attacking a helpless person, 50 (or so) to 1. Wow, they have the indoctrination now all they need is the training to attack other innocent victims or even carry out 'heroic' acts like shooting unarmed people at prayer--with impunity. In the army, these kids even treat other soldiers violently. The snakes we have fed are biting us back.
18. PR, hasbara. Afterward he cursed the Arab teen.
BDS   (08.23.12)
19. To: No. 10
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (08.23.12)
When was the last time a member of the ersatz "Palestine" Authority visited the hospital bed of a Jew who was the victim of an Arab lynch? For that matter, when was the FIRST time? It isn't as if there haven't been more than ample opportunities. Think of all the suicide bombings that killed so many Jews and left so many Jews maimed and injured for life. If you do not know what you are talking about -- and you quite clearly do not -- you would do well to keep your silly thoughts to yourself.
20. To: No. 5
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (08.23.12)
I invite you to document "all the time." Have you ever even been to Israel? Doubtful. If your only exposure to what happens in Israel is Al Jazeera, you have nothing to offer here.
21. To no. 10
Penny   (08.23.12)
You are shifting focus again, this is about Rivlin displaying such Jewish values as kindness and compassion it is not about Palestinian values but you are too obsessed with the Palestinians to stay on topic.
22. # 2 Sarah
Keren IL-BR ,   TEL Aviv   (08.23.12)
Who still has stomach to read this shtuyot that ersatz Sarah B repeats ad nausean? Lynching is criminal and we, real Jews, don't share this method of Justice. From her confortable chair, in Brooklyn, fake Jews like this Sarah try to instill and stimulate the pernicious influences in our values and culture. Israel is not a Third World country. This is a country ruled by law. If you defend lynching try to express your views in Africa or Latin America, not in my country.
DAVID ,   JUDEA   (08.23.12)
So now it is Rivlin showing of his moral greatness. We are really cursed with our media, politicians and kangeroo courts, who crap all over us most of the time. If it was up to these people we would end up living here as a bunch of dimwitts, like we did for the past 2000 years. Hopefully we will see the end of this pathatic state off affairs soon.
24. is this a joke?
jack bauer   (08.23.12)
rivlin says this is a typical trend? that jews beat up arabs? Is he on drugs? The attacks I notice practically everyday are of arabs stoning, stabbing, inciting.... and I never see anyone do or say anything of meaning about it. They are too worried about hilltop youth spraying graffitti somewhere or destroying some jews home
25. #21 That's right, Penny..tell
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (08.23.12)
26. #22 And who has the stomach
A ,   Belgium   (08.23.12)
to listen to another Israeli condemn a crime that Arabs commit repeatedly, if not daily, against other Israelis? Remember the soldiers who ended up in the hands of "palestinians" in Ramallah? Remember how the "palestinians" proudly showed to the whole world the blood of the Israelis on their hands before throwing their already mutilated bodies out of the window? Did you protest? Did you object? Did you do ANYTHING? Like you probably did then...s'tmee eht ha jorah shelach
27. two bit belief systems
bill ,   canada   (08.26.12)
like religions and political parties are naturally racist; it comes from the inferiority complex promoted by these groups to gain membership in something bigger than the small lives we all lead; in canada a small portion french canadians cling together demanding separation, language, on and on; we ignor them like immature children
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