Yariv Oppenheimer, General Director of Peace Now movement, is a man of strong convictions and strong opinions. His recent opportunity to go public with a strong opinion was re the two stabbing sprees by Palestinian martyrs-to-be - one in Jaffa, where a frenzied attack ended with one American visitor dead and ten other people (two Arabs included) wounded. The second attack, in Petah Tikva, was somewhat dryly summarized here:
An Israeli man who was stabbed multiple times Tuesday afternoon in a terror attack in Petah Tikva managed to remove the knife from his neck and use it to stab and neutralize his attacker, aided by the store owner, police said.What can I add to this? Only that we are used to different attitudes to such cases - from unbridled happy ululation from some Palestinian circles to the cautious "we don't condone but we understand..." from some members of the progressive left. Yariv Oppenheimer added a new wrinkle to the case of Yonatan Azarihab (the man who killed the terrorist in Petah Tikva):
Being a cautious fellow, one who prefers to let the emotions subside and to deal with any subject as cool headed as possible, I have waited a bit. Now I could proceed.
Mr Oppenheimer, you wanted to deal with the subject, so let's deal with it:
You are one sorry son of a bitch, Yariv Oppenheimer.
That's it, the subject is dealt with.