Jewish Extremism
February 25, 2009 6:26 AM   Subscribe

Fifteen years ago today, a follower of Meir Kahane, named Baruch Goldstein, was beaten to death after he perpetrated the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre.

Here is a tonne of Meir Kahane videos, including several debates.
posted by gman (11 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: maybe we can have a do over about this at some later time - poster's request. -- jessamyn



 
Geocities link down... Google Cache
On the Feast of Purim (February 1994), Dr. Baruch Goldstein, dressed as an army officer, entered the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and shot to death 29 Arabs and wounded approximately a hundred more. It is our great misfortune that Dr. Baruch Goldstein may G-D avenge his blood, who was brutally murdered by the Arabs is no longer with us.
posted by acro at 6:38 AM on February 25, 2009


That's weird. They're both up for me (the last link is a chapter from a book written by Israel Shahak and Norton Mezvinsky. And also geocities).
posted by gman at 6:42 AM on February 25, 2009


wtf
posted by jock@law at 6:42 AM on February 25, 2009


Umm, not one to crap on a thread, but I can't see how this can even begin to be a rational discourse about unreasonable behavior of people in the middle east.

In fact, if that's the link we're supposed to discuss, it seems like this is inflammatory for inflammatory sake.

So although I said I wouldn't crap on a post, consider this one crapped on. Poor form sir.
posted by Lord_Pall at 6:53 AM on February 25, 2009


A cached version of the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre link. Thanks acro.
posted by gman at 6:53 AM on February 25, 2009


I wish the phrasing of the post had been a little different - it seems to give equal weight to Goldstein's massacre of worshipers and his subsequent death. This wasn't a revenge killing- he was killed while trying to shoot as many people as people. And linking to a page that discusses his death as a "brutal murder by the Arabs" isn't going to get us anywhere.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 6:59 AM on February 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


foxy_hedgehog - Totally unintentional. Just wanted to show the ridiculousness of his followers' views.
posted by gman at 7:02 AM on February 25, 2009


A better post to mark this anniversary might have been a look at the people and organizations that still subscribe to Kahane's more radical beliefs and their impact on Israeli society and government. Goldstein was a lone wacko of little consequence today while Kahanism is still around.
posted by andoatnp at 7:04 AM on February 25, 2009


G-D, what an asshole.
posted by horsemuth at 7:14 AM on February 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thanks, gman, these things are often very hard to frame and parse...
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 7:17 AM on February 25, 2009


In fact, if that's the link we're supposed to discuss, it seems like this is inflammatory for inflammatory sake.

So although I said I wouldn't crap on a post, consider this one crapped on. Poor form sir.


agreed
posted by caddis at 7:53 AM on February 25, 2009


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