Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Posted by Daniel Greenfield 6 Comments
The man who took him down before he managed to kill anyone was once again a settler. Yaki Asael, 58, farmer, resident of Susia, father of 8, Tank Reserve, former company commander, Veteran of several wars, owns a vineyard, teaches Torah at Yeshiva Kiryat Arba.
The media and the authorities will once again try to ignore who really took down the terrorist and attempt to give credit to the border policeman, just as they did each time. But as in the previous bulldozer attack where an off-duty soldier who had been arrested for protesting Disengagement took down the terrorist, it was a "politically incorrect" and a wholly Zionist figure who in his life embodies the Jewish and Israel ideal, right down to the vineyard.
Asael represents the embodiment of everything that the far left is trying to tear down in Israel, while the Arab attacker represents everything they are trying to promote. Today's attack is another painfully literal demonstration that it is only the "politically incorrect", the so-called radical extremists, the settlers and religious Zionists, who stand between the state and its destruction.
Meanwhile the same press which routinely uses "settler" in a derogatory form makes no mention of where Asael lives or that his home has been in the gunsights of every left wing group, including that of the Prime Minister's spouse, looking to drive Jews out of as much of Israel as possible.
This attack is once again nothing short of a wakeup call warning us to stop making deals with the Arabs, stop utilizing cheap Arab labor and to return to the ideals on which Israel was built. Or perhaps it was the terrorist's way of welcoming Obama to Jerusalem.