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Posted on Apr 17, 2012
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IDF Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner strikes Danish pro-Palestinian protester Andreas Las in the face with a rifle in Saturday’s confrontation near Jericho.

Soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces stopped and got mean with pro-Palestinian protesters who were on a bike ride through the Jordan Valley on Saturday. One unarmed man was smashed in the face with the butt of a rifle, an act that drew praise from supporters of Israel on comment boards around the Web. 

See widely viewed footage of the incident below. —ARK

Larry Derfner at Salon:

About 250 Palestinians and Western sympathizers had been on a protest bike ride when [Lt. Col. Shalom] Eisner and his men tried to break it up. He said the protesters had attacked them with sticks, and was photographed later with his hand bandaged, saying a protester had broken a couple of his fingers. The protesters, though, said they’d done nothing but ride their bikes when the soldiers went after them.

Whatever the truth, the YouTube [clip] looked terrible for Israel, and nothing could justify Eisner’s act. He apologized, the army called it a “grave” incident and suspended him. [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu said: “This kind of behavior does not represent Israeli soldiers or officers, and it is not acceptable in the Israeli army or the State of Israel.”

Well-l-l-l-l…  The talkbacks and Facebook seemed considerably more pro-Eisner than anti-, with endless variations of “The only purpose in these scumbags’ lives is to instigate, and create mayhem. If the soldier hit this bum, he deserved it.” (From “tough jew” on The Jerusalem Post’s talkbacks.) One of Israel’s 120 Knesset members, Michael Ben-Ari, who is banned from entering the U.S. because of his affiliation with the outlawed, violently anti-Arab Kach party, actually said: “Well done. … Radical leftists must be handled with a heavy hand.”

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By diamond, April 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm Link to this comment

“robert, the only thing you rattled is your idiot head as your sclerotic peabrain
bounces off bone.”

Clearly Hetero is a frustrated poet. Nice alliteration in ‘bounces off bone’. But Robert and Vector56 are BOTH right. Israel was hijacked by a bunch of fascist conmen in the seventies and they have control of it to this day. They’re mad and they’re heavily armed. You don’t need to be a genius to see where that leads. If you have any doubts about the inevitable pattern, read ‘Mein Kampf’ or any book on the Third Reich.

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By moonraven, April 19, 2012 at 11:47 am Link to this comment

Hetero joined truthdig last Oct. 15th.

Since then he has made approximately 3670 posts (that’s approximate because he is constantly posting).

At two bits a post, unless he is billing both the US and Israeli governments, that’s less than 1000 dollars total in just over 7 months.

Pathetic.

And that’s ALL he does.

he should get a job, stop sponging off the system.

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By heterochromatic, April 19, 2012 at 11:44 am Link to this comment

moonie and the moran——one little, two little

http://youtu.be/xAZ7u7WjUr0

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By moonraven, April 19, 2012 at 11:31 am Link to this comment

Robert:

I have it on good authority that he also sends tiny donations to the FBI group that coordinates hate activity towards folks living on the apartheid dumps called Indian reservations in the US, too.

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By Robert, April 19, 2012 at 11:18 am Link to this comment

moonraven…

This TD resident, “hetero=zionist-troll”, has no time off from his paid Israeli/Zionist hasbara assignment. He is at it 24 hours a day…with NO time off…his pale methods are transparent…diverting…heckling…changing the topic…his zionist handlers are rough on him…

His salary of nickles & dimes are most likely sent to his beloved Apartheid Israel to plant trees on the sites of demolished/buried Palestinian towns/villages…from 1948…1967…etc…its all for the promised land deceptions….

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By heterochromatic, April 19, 2012 at 11:06 am Link to this comment

goatboy—- see my first comment…..it was a tortious and gratuitous assault and
the ugliness of it indusputable….as is your ugliness of soul.

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By moonraven, April 19, 2012 at 10:59 am Link to this comment

As usual, ole hetero (emphasis on old as there’s no sex for him) has derailed the train of the discussion in typical paid troll fashion:

THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY ISRAELI THUGS—NOW OF NON-PALESTINIANS, TOO.

Hetero should beg for a ticket to Tel Aviv—with his proclivity to open his mouth and offend everybody, he’ll be in an Israeli jail in no time.  Anbd in those jails they don’t give you computers to troll internet sites.

It’ll be good riddance.

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By heterochromatic, April 19, 2012 at 10:50 am Link to this comment

robert, the only thing you rattled is your idiot head as your sclerotic peabrain
bounces off bone.


if you were any more than a thoughtless thing, I would invite you to offer some
proof for your claim, but doing that would be a waste of time, as are you.


hopping up and down and drooling out “zionist troll” puts you with this

http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/n/U/moran.jpg

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By Robert, April 19, 2012 at 10:36 am Link to this comment

hetero=zionistheckler...I must have rattled your cage…Huh!!! ...You have just confirmed my points…you fanatic zionist troll…

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By moonraven, April 19, 2012 at 10:33 am Link to this comment

Robert:

He bills 25 cents a post to both Israeli and Gringo governments—he’s a low-roller pimp for patriotism.

It must be tough to have to bill twice for the same hateful posts just to buy cat food.

But that’s what you get in gringolandia for voting and generally being a cowardly sucker.

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By heterochromatic, April 19, 2012 at 10:22 am Link to this comment

Robert—- if you were smarter, you would be an idiot.

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By Robert, April 19, 2012 at 9:53 am Link to this comment

Hey Vector56,

Everyone knows that this “hetero=zionist” is a paid “heckler” for his beloved Apartheid Israel/Zionism.

His pale hasbara is too transparent…his zionist skull is way too infected to see the brutality & murdering ways of his IDF thugs…

His beloved IDF thugs can kill/murder any Palestinian/Arab regardless of age and/or gender…and NEVER have to spend one hour in prison…Never!!!

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By moonraven, April 19, 2012 at 9:49 am Link to this comment

I thought the author of the 1982 massacres in Lebanon was in a coma still.

If he’s dead, all the better.

Go Hamas!

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By vector56, April 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm Link to this comment

heterochromatic is starting to sound reasonable?

Gods help us all!

I am going to bed;  Good night all.

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By heterochromatic, April 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm Link to this comment

vec—- you misinterpreted. the Palestinians, other than the thugs of Hamas, have
made moral progress renouncing extremism and violence for the most part while
the Israelis have succumbed to using violence too readily. The death of Arafat has
lead to better things while the demise of Sharon has not.

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By vector56, April 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm Link to this comment

“Israel has squandered what was once a clear moral
superiority to it’s enemies and has, through decades of war, been dragged down
near to their level. “

Some earlier commented on heterochromatic’s “two dimensional” brain; the above statement is a clear example.

Why is it that when Israel or the US engages in outright “thuggishness” they are lowering themselves to the level of those “dirty” Muslims, but when the Muslims “get their thug off” they are just being “Terrorist”?

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By Free Thinker, April 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm Link to this comment
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So what’s new under the sun about fascist Isreal?! Wasn’t fascism the womb it came from! And was’nt bloody colonialism its illegitimate father!

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By heterochromatic, April 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm Link to this comment

munky—- quite right. Israel has squandered what was once a clear moral
superiority to it’s enemies and has, through decades of war, been dragged down
near to their level.

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By munky, April 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm Link to this comment

The popular support of the radical right in Israel and its fanatical leader, Netanyahu, are a gift to Americans like me trying to convince my friends and family that Israel is an outlaw nation. Americans are slowly, but surely, starting to understand.

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By heterochromatic, April 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm Link to this comment

BBBBBBBBBBB—- take land by force?  do you mean WWI and the taking the land
from the Ottoman Empire? or was their some other mythical time when the US was
helping to fight the Crusades or whatever?


ask your granny,  bbbbbbbabblehead. she might be able to enlighten you.

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By Big B, April 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm Link to this comment

Hetero

your one dimensional though pattern never ceases to amaze.

Ask your self this, why did the USA and Britain take land in the middle east by force, and give it to the leftover jews from europe and russia? We didn’t do it for the Jews. We did it for us. We wanted a military foothold near the largest known oil reserve in the world, run by untrustworthy arab puppets that were put in place to “keep the oil flowing”.

If there was no oil in the middle east the USA and the rest of the west could give a shit less about the jews.

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By heterochromatic, April 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm Link to this comment

vec—- The Children of David are far more precious than the militant state of
Israel.——-


nicely 3D

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By vector56, April 18, 2012 at 11:50 am Link to this comment

Personally I think at the core of the problem is the “Jedi Mind Trick” played on the bulk of the Jewish people by a few right wing “militant” Zionist Jews.

These Zionist do a dishonor the millions of human beings who happen to be Jewish who died at the hands of the NAZIS. The deception was convening the Jews world wide that their fate was linked to the creation of the State of Israel. 

The Children of David are far more precious than the militant state of Israel.

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By chris, April 18, 2012 at 11:22 am Link to this comment
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Can we just wonder..for a moment.
How israel would react ,if an israeli student was smashed in the face by a danish soldier.

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By moonraven, April 18, 2012 at 9:59 am Link to this comment

I’d be tempted to attack someone wearing Mickey Mouse pajamas, too.

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By faith, April 18, 2012 at 9:37 am Link to this comment

Astonishing.  Yet, the U.S. provides weapons and billions for that small country,
Israel.  Israel should pay its own way and provide for itself, period.  Israel controls
the water available for the Palestinians/Gaza.  Their own Talmud’s dicta states they
must do justice, show mercy, and walk humbly before God.  Hitting an unarmed
bicycler in the face with a rife does not demonstrate such a belief.

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By Robert, April 18, 2012 at 8:20 am Link to this comment

It looks like the ole “zionist’s & Israel’s IDF damage control / PR” on TD are still at it with their pale attempts at distractions, hasbara, changing the topic…to shield their beloved “IDF killers” from any American & other criticisms…

The TRUTH about Israel’s apartheid policies & its IDF brutal killings of innocent civilians must come out…

~~~~~~~~~~

Click on link below for further details & references of Israel’s IDF killer’s murder trails…there is a long list….


@@@@@@@@@@

Israeli Attacks on International Peace Workers

“There have been a number of cases where Israeli soldiers and settlers have attacked international peace workers.”


http://www.ifamericansknew.org/cur_sit/corrie-articles.html

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By thecrow, April 18, 2012 at 5:33 am Link to this comment

Bibi is shocked, shocked…

“The Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv on Wednesday reported that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel.

‘We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq,’ Ma’ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events ‘swung American public opinion in our favor.’”

- Haaretz, April 16, 2008

http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/as-the-crow-flies/

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By heterochromatic, April 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm Link to this comment

Big B—- I really don’t give a shit about what granny had to say any more than I
want to hear you babble about your brainless ideas about islands….

you’ve not the slightest grasp of the realities of the shit or of my position
concerning it or about much else if that’s the level of your mentation.


hope granny baked lotsa cookies for your little self.

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By louiss123, April 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm Link to this comment

I remember when a hamas or hezbollah(or whatever) , snuck into a house and
machine gunned a 2 year old isreali girl in her bed, blew her to bits. I believe she
had on mickey mouse pajamas. Maybe the guy with the rifle knew that family. See?
There is no end to this madness. You think the palestinians are “right”..and the
israelis are “wrong”? Or vise versa? Then you are the problem.
If I blame anyone it is the British but that won’t get me anywhere. I’m all for folks
protesting, but there are consequences. Handle your own life before you get all
passionate about something you probably don’t really understand.

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By Big B, April 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm Link to this comment

Sorry hetero, but as my grandma used to say, you are ultimately judged by the people you surround yourself with. We need to ask ourselves, Do we really need Israel so much that we are willing to look the other way at their continued attrocities?

All of this could have been avoided in 1947 if we would have given the Jews an island in the atlantic somewhere far away from the middle east. But we would have never gotten our foothold in the oil rich middle east and given our arab business partners something to look over their shoulders at.

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By moonraven, April 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm Link to this comment

As opposed to your puny shriveled limp useless and ignorant zionist opinion, yes.

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By heterochromatic, April 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm Link to this comment

Big B—- everyone has an opinion and you have a big one.

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By Big B, April 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm Link to this comment

hetero

You need to stop circle jerking your Mosha Diane doll and take another look at the actions of your favorite bully nation.

The Israelis were paying attention when the Krauts were running the concentration camps. They now run the largest and most efficient ghetto in the world. And they continue to hide behind the skirt of the US when any critizism arises.

The Israelis have become the worlds worst thugs. Far worse than anything Burma or Sudan or China. Let the evidence speak for itself.

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By PatrickHenry, April 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm Link to this comment

Issie soldiers roughing up someone or another, typical bully behavior, hardly news.

Whiney issie apoligists making the typical mindless smears, more typical behavior.

just more of the {yawn} same.

http://www.gregfelton.com/media/2009_09_30.htm

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By heterochromatic, April 17, 2012 at 3:38 pm Link to this comment

moonie—- why simply make stupid stuff up?  why say that I’ve never had real jobs
when you’ve no idea about it at all?

every now and then, pendeja, put out a useful comment, just so we know that
you’re more than bile and goat goo

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By it's only Scott, April 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm Link to this comment

“Gentlemen, please!  There’s no fighting in the War Room.”

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By moonraven, April 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm Link to this comment

You are simply envious because everything YOU claim to own you stole.

Pack your bags, piecework thief.

Go back and take your chances in Europe-.-where they LOVE immigrants.

Especially parasites like you who don’t believe in having real jobs.

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By heterochromatic, April 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm Link to this comment

sucking it up is your specialite, goatboy.

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By moonraven, April 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm Link to this comment

I’ll claim anything I damn please, piecework peon.

Suck it up.

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By heterochromatic, April 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm Link to this comment

you’ve already claimed the moon, old bat….stick to your primary affiliation.

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By moonraven, April 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm Link to this comment

It’s mine if I say it is, piecework peon.

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By heterochromatic, April 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm Link to this comment

ain’t your planet old bat, go back to your satellite.

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By moonraven, April 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm Link to this comment

The Israelis are just Nazis revived.

A bad Zombi flic that has lasted more than 60 years now.

Financed, of course, by Hollywood.

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By moonraven, April 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm Link to this comment

That’s why the zionist goons are deporting the folks that actually arrived in the airport.

Of course they pinched the asses of the Germans, Italians, French, etc. to prevent the pro-Palestinian folks who held tickets to Israel from boarding the planes.

Israel OFF the planet now!

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By Gavagai, April 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm Link to this comment

The thug was “suspended”?  What would have happened to the cyclist if the cyclist had
smashed the soldier in the face with a gun?

At no point is justice a concern of these Isrealis. Nauseating.

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By heterochromatic, April 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm Link to this comment

simple non-violent protest, well-documented, is something that the forces of
israeli occupation and settler privilege won’t be able to handle.

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By mondobizarro, April 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm Link to this comment
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What? No pepper spray?

Now that’s what I call suppressing dissent. American fascists take note!

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By moonraven, April 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm Link to this comment

And those, gringos, are YOUR tax dollars at work!

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