Baruch Goldstein was a Jewish settler and terrorist who massacred 29 Palestinians in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron in 1994. Many Israelis still support him.
ed note–several important protocols that every Gentile with a vested interest in his/her own future survival needs to know about this one.
Firsto, the ‘10%’ listed in the news piece is more than likely a lie, just as all ‘facts and figures’ coming out of the various mouthpieces working in the service of Judea, Inc are.
The real number is likely much, much higher.
But let us say for the sake of argument that it is only the 10% which the news piece describes.
The implication in this–and a very dangerous one which escapes the notice of the average Gentile, by the way–is that 90% of those polled do not see the mass murderer Goldstein as a hero, thus intimating that there is a VAST and unbridgable chasm between the openly-deranged 10% who do see him as a hero and those rest who don’t, intimating a difference between the 2 as stark as the wolf and the sheep…
WHEN IN FACT NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH
These same ‘good Jews’ who claim to not see Goldstein as a ‘hero’ nevertheless can be counted on to celebrate ALL the Judaic ‘holy’ days such as Purim, Passover, H’nookah, etc that are rooted DEEPLY AND FIRMLY in the same kinds of Gentile mass-murder as the act which Goldstein himself perpetrated.
In fact, the ugly truth be told, Goldstein was merely carrying on that ‘old family tradition’ handed down by other mass-murderers as recounted in Judaic lyric and lore such as Moses, Mordechai, Esther, the Maccabees, etc, etc, etc, and therefore, those ‘good Jews’ on the left who (as they claim) do not see him as a ‘hero’ are in effect hypocrites and more than likely are only saying this due to their own awareness of the ‘bad PR’ that attends polls of these sorts being made public, no different in effect than pro-aborts who seethe with rage at the sight of pro-life posters outside abortuaries showing murdered children missing arms, legs, heads, etc.
Ten percent of Jewish Israelis think Baruch Goldstein, the American-Israeli terrorist who massacred 29 Palestinians in the Cave of the Patriarchs on Purim in 1994, was a ‘national hero,’ according to a poll by the left-wing NGO Breaking the Silence.
The survey was conducted through the Smith Institute ahead of the 29th anniversary of the massacre. That year, Purim arrived during Ramadan. Goldstein entered the section of the Cave of the Patriarchs used as a mosque and opened fire on 800 Muslim worshipers, killing 29 and wounding 125. He was beaten to death by the survivors.
Riots broke out in Hebron and across the West Bank after the massacre, and a curfew was implemented on Palestinian residents of Hebron. Knesset members from across the political spectrum condemned the massacre at the time. A plaque near Goldstein’s grave states that he ‘gave his life for the Jewish people, the Torah and the nation of Israel.’ A resident of Kiryat Arba, he was active in Meir Kahane’s Kach Party, and was third on the party’s list.
What do Israelis think about Baruch Goldstein?
Some 10% of the Jewish Israelis polled said they thought Goldstein was a hero, while about a third of respondents did not know whether to regard him as a terrorist or a national hero.
Among right-wing voters, about 20% of respondents said they saw Goldstein as a hero. Among left-wing voters, 91% said they saw Goldstein as a terrorist. Over a quarter of Jewish Israelis (27%) said they knew someone who sympathized with Goldstein’s actions.
Some 57% of the Jewish Israelis polled said they thought Goldstein was a terrorist, while about a third of respondents did not know whether to regard him as a terrorist or a national hero.
‘A direct line runs between the massacre committed by Baruch Goldstein 29 years ago and the current threat from the government to basic democratic values.’
Breaking the Silence
‘A direct line runs between the massacre committed by Baruch Goldstein 29 years ago and the current threat from the government to basic democratic values,’ said Breaking the Silence about the results of the survey.
‘The survey results are not surprising. They are a direct result of a policy of turning a blind eye to settler violence and Jewish terrorism that has been going on for years,’ added the organization. ‘The survey makes it clear: Jewish terrorism is not a matter of ‘random weeds,’ and has significant support in the Israeli public, which cannot be separated from generations of military control over a civilian population.
‘Those who thought they could ignore our tyranny in the territories will find themselves fighting for democracy within Israel’s borders; and those who thought they could turn a blind eye to Goldstein’s supporters in Hebron can now find them in the government, outlining policy. The way to fix society and work for democracy requires every citizen to see the damage of the occupation and act to end it.’
Breaking the Silence says it works to ‘expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the occupied territories’ by collecting testimonies from retired IDF soldiers. The organization regularly speaks out against the State of Israel and the IDF in international forums.
National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir used to keep a photo of Goldstein hanging in his living room, and while Ben-Gvir stated in a speech last year that he ‘does not think Goldstein is a hero,’ as recently as 2011, the minister did referr to him as ‘a righteous man’ and ‘a hero.’
In 2020, he agreed to take down the photo of Goldstein after then-New Right Party leader Naftali Bennett pointed to the photo as one of the reasons he would not accept Ben-Gvir into his party.
‘It turns out that these people aren’t interested in ideology or anything, just ego,’ Ben-Gvir said at the time.
Survey comes a week after Israeli settler riot through Huwara
The survey comes just over a week after a crowd of Israeli settlers virtually destroyed the Palestinian town of Huwara after two Israelis were murdered by a Palestinian terrorist in the town.
Dozens of homes and vehicles were torched by settlers in a revenge attack after the Palestinian terrorist attack. After the riots, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich called for the town of Huwara to be ‘wiped out,’ adding that he thinks the State of Israel should do this and not private citizens.
While officials in the coalition called for settlers ‘not to take the law into their own hands,’ most refrained from issuing direct condemnations of the violence.
Extremist settler groups have called for further violence against the town since the riots, although so far, Israeli forces have kept settlers from rioting there again.
Signs put up in Huwara by settler activists on Sunday said, ‘The intifada is already here’ and ‘The Jews overcame their enemies,’ a quote from the end of the Book of Esther that is read on Purim, which is being celebrated this week.