08 January 2008

Left, right, left, right...

According to JP, Jerusalemites are feverishly preparing to Bush's visit:

Six youths were arrested Monday night in Jerusalem as they were hanging anti-Bush posters ahead of the American president's visit. The youths told police that they were paid to hang the posters by extreme right-wing activist Itamar Ben Gvir, of the National Jewish Front.
Here is the poster in question:

There is no question that Itamar Ben Gvir is a fruitcake with a diploma. But it will be useful to remember that similar posters were printed and held by Likudniks in various demos just before assassination of Rabin. And more:
Police were preparing Tuesday for a string of protests, by both left and right, during the US president's visit. Right-wing activists were expected to try and create a "human chain" around the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, while left-wing activists were planning to hold a protest in front of the American Consulate in Jerusalem.
I just hope that, during the rainy day tomorrow, the border police folks will have some vision problems and that their clubs will be not too selective.

Left, right, left, right...