I'm not justifying celebration, I'm just saying let's step back and admit that we're all guilty of this in some way, and even still there is not a sound agreement amongst those quoted except in what is only a manipulation of the reality by discounting the possibility of a really bad test-pool in the original Haaretz opinion piece by Gideon Levy. It then throws in all these unrelated tidbits that the author wants to bring condemnation on, so he attaches their reading to the ire already felt by the perversity of celebrating over the death of children. The article claims only one person had anything good to say. How the hell do we know? They were quoting random social media stuff. Did they see ALL comments everywhere? Interview a true swath of the Israeli population on their opinion on the death of children in an accident? How do they know if they didn't just see a section not representative of the reality? They really don't. And the author was quoting an opinion piece from Haaretz. But the Haaretz piece had nothing to do with almost the entirety of the article you posted. It just served as an emotional springboard to rant. And it's written by a guy who writes for what amount to propaganda rags as they're agenda driven. Unrelated information + agenda+ what they really want you to act on = propaganda
The author knows you can't do anything about some Israelis with a real wacked outlook on these deaths. But he does know you can possibly use that emotion he just brought out to agree with and act on his agenda.
Further, Israelis consider themselves as not Palestinian. We don't have wall to wall coverage of bus accidents in Mexico, but we do of them here. Or if it involves American tour groups or otherwise in a foreign country. But no one is accusing the US of being racist for a bunch of idiots on the internet being glad Mexicans die in a bus accident and it was hardly covered, when no expectation of coverage is even present otherwise.
Similarly, we might in this country see something like this:
"5 more Catholic priests were convicted today of child molestation. Some parishioners disagreed with the conviction. Others agreed.
The priests had been found out after confessing but were protected by apparent confidence of confession.
This past May, Bishop Bruskewitz of the Diocese of Lincoln ordained 5 new Priests."
Well, that ordination would have nothing to do at all with the choice of some priests who do not reflect the officially stated position of the Church. Indeed, such a throwing in of that only serves to lead to seeing something like this in the agenda's goal:
"5 more renegade Catholic priests were found hiding out in a basement. At the time they were instructing ignorant traitors in their perverse and anti-government political ideology. Ordinations have been ceased. All activities of the Catholic Church are banned by the X government."
Sensationalism and journalistic trickery, slanting someone into an arena not in the nature or even character of the discussion is flat out duplicitous.
The hypocrisy of those who effectively defend Palestine from America amazes me, in both their gullibility to not see this as propaganda as much as Israel puts out propaganda, and how both sides have propaganda writers in other areas, including those not Jewish, Christian, or Muslim.
It's always some truism or obfuscated fact ignoring culpability of self or one's own nation in a similar manner, as well as the nature of the side tacitly supported in choosing to believe such unimportant drivel. Combined with the sensationalism achieved, it's dangerous.
Israel stole land! Send em back to Europe...
Meanwhile, the Native Americans are sitting on the Res. saying, "ummm, so, hey pale face, quit being a hypocrite."
Israeli news agencies put out similarly slanted articles which amount to propaganda against the Arabs.
Just recognize it for what it is: useless propaganda meant to push an agenda. Both sides do it. It ain't a shame to admit it, as even the USA does it. All countries do it. Yay "free" press.
"freedom" is slavery as incorrectly understood, and I assure you, the world is "free", but not truly.
Check out his article here on the Arabs, which makes use of basically Islamic Apologetics texts: http://www.pballes.com/b0404.htm
The dude is a propagandist. My opposition to the article is on this point, not the obviously despicable act of Israelis cheering dead kids, which frankly, the article had basically nothing to do with but as a springboard to sensationalism.
I did a google search of the guy and the overwhelming majority of the results are articles about Israel in some regard. He lives in the Middle East and repeats their historical fallacies in regard to Islam. There was nothing Arab in regard to Babylon or anything else as an Arab invention he's largely claiming. It's impossible to even say that. The Arab classification as extending to the entirety of the Middle East is due to Islam, not historical reality. Until Islamic conquest the Arabs were their own people, not belonging to others such as Babylonians (Iraq), Assyria (Northern Iraq, Syria, part of Turkey), Canaanites, etc. It'd be like saying Puerto Ricans are Spanish in origin without considering that there's a ton of African and Taino Indian coursing through those veins as well. When Arab is used in this regard, it really means Muslim. There was no Dark Age in Europe, that's an Enlightenment (the true dark age) lie. Nor was Spain this barbaric country devoid of culture, it was Catholic!
This dude is a consummate liar. He has no credibility and his writing stinks of propaganda.