ECHOES OF HELEN THOMAS IN ISRAEL?

When Helen Thomas muttered these words it resulted in her forced resignation … 
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But her sentiments seem to make sense to at least one rabbi in Israel …
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Rabbi Froman: Deport mosque burners

Tekoa’s rabbi calls for firm action against ‘price tag’ activists, says their acts ‘present settlers as savages’

“I am saddened by these actions. These people must be deported,” the rabbi said in an interview to the Makor Rishon newspaper.
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Full report can be read HERE.
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All of the above reminds me of an incident that occurred about 27 years ago…
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The recently outlawed ‘Kach Party’, which was led by Meir kahana had applied to the Jewish Agency, a government created organisation, to rent premises owned by them for their annual convention. Those were the P E M D (pre e-mail days), so I had to use snail mail to correspond with the Jerusalem Post to voice my objections. I wrote to them expressing my concerns about a government sponsored agency renting premises to a declared enemy of the state. I went further by calling for the deportation of the American born kahane as well as his followers.
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My letter to the editor was published and the responses were unbelievable ….
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I was accused of…
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Using McCarthyite tactics ..
Being a fascist ..
Being an Anti Semite ..
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It was amazing …. accusations such as those coming from McCarthyites, fascists and anti Semites themselves ..
If I held a job connected to the government in any way I am sure I would have been forced to resign as well …
Let’s watch and see what lies in store for brave Rabbi Froman for taking the stand he did.
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For some background on this remarkable man, have a look at THIS post from the archives… (unfortunately, the link at the end of the report no longer works 😦 )
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Also see THIS link.

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  1. December 24, 2011 at 00:27

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