Lucas Koerner and 'J Street' Undermine Israel
A video, depicting Lucas Koerner, triggered all out reaction and it speaks volume: Click here to watch video
This young man is blatantly naiive, more so, dangerously destructive. Lucas is the epitome example of the Left brainwashing of their useful dullards, who, then, act in a self-defeating and significantly counterproductive way, based on lies and deception and verbally expressed in a vile and insidious language.
Lucas Koerner is apparently, a sophomore at Tufts University, located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, Massachusetts, majoring in International Relations and Spanish. Koerner, appearing to be an American Jewish activist, wearing a skullcap-kippa and a keffiyeh, the terrorist neckerchief. He attended Jerusalem Day, the day the Israelis celebrate the unification of their Holy City and participated in a pro-Arab-"Palestinian" rally.
Koerner, a foreigner and a guest in the State of Israel, had the chutzpah to stand near the Damascus Gate where he discharge his venom: "Israel is occupying the 'Palestinian' people in my name, in the name of world Jewry and I, myself, an American Jews, I am here to say that it is completely unjustified and ethically reprehensible. World Jewry and all people in the world will not stop until this occupation ends. And until the Palestinians people have their right, their right of return, the right to live without occupation and equal rights from Israel. I say to the people of Israel that they must join the world consensus. The entire world has decided that this occupation cannot go on, that the refugees cannot remain where they are. The world has decided they must all come home and the occupied territories shall be fee. Israel is the pariah state, Israel is a rogue state, and the United States, my government is responsible. I am here to say that not in my name, not in the name of the American people."
There is nothing wrong with free speech when it is used and practiced productively. However, the Liberal-Left cannot produce a productive dialogue, rather they can and will annoy anyone who seeks the truth, the real truth.
Often, people who are practicing their right to freedom of speech use it to express solely their opinion, yet, they think they speak "in our name." It is time to stand up and tell these people, "not in my name, not in the name of world Jewry, not in the name of the United States, not in the name of all of us; in your name only!"
Jews, especially in the USA, think that because they donated few dollars to a cause in Israel they have the same right to Israel as Israelis. No they do not. Sadly, many of these Jews are self loathing Jews and are very much anti-Israel. They have gone as far as founding organizations that have adopted Israel's enemy's narrative and policy.
Such Jews and organizations, best example is J street, are nothing more than the enemy of those Jews who are pro Israel and greatly respect the Jewish state's sovereignty as well as accept, not necessarily agree, with her policies. These Jews undermine and subvert Israel. They might as well be acknowledged as the enemy of the state of Israel and even the enemy of great numbers of Jews who live all over the world. Lucas Koerner is one of them.
He and his like have no right to speak on behalf of other Jews against Israel. He can spew his anti-Israel rhetoric, the lies he believes in and states, from the United States where he is a citizen, not from the streets of Jerusalem, where he is merely a guest.
Lucas Koerner is young but already has a tainted mind; he represents the END of the Jewish Nation, if we let this case go away, if we practice the 'Sha-Shtil' mentality [do not say a word, just keep quiet], and we do not deal with it properly, if we do not say, NOT IN OUR NAME, LUCAS!
I, personally, would love to know his parents' phone number and then call to ask his parents, even his rabbi: "what have you taught your son Lucas today?"
Koerner is a disgrace to the Jewish nation; he either begins taking the existence of the State of Israel seriously, rather than a bump on the road, or it is preferred he takes his skullcap-kippa off so he does not go on insulting us, Jews, further, and join the al-Aksa Martyrs' Brigade.
You see my readers, that is what Israel has done to itself, when she began cooperating, thus allowing Jews who do not live in Israel, like unJew-JINO (Jew In Name Only) Lucas Koerner and anti-Israel organizations, such as J Street, to trash her from abroad and when visiting Israel. This phenomenon exist only among Jews. We do not see such behavior from American-Italians, American-Greeks or American-Frenchmen, only American-Jews. If Jews who are not Israeli citizens, do not like Israel, they do not need to visit her. Just like Americans of Italian, Greek or French and of other nations' decent will not visit their ancestors' land if they dislike it. Simple!
So this Koerner comes to Israel wrapped in a Keffiyah-a terrorist neckerchief and holding close to his heart, an Arab-"Palestinian" flag thinking, with great confidence, that he can stand freely in the streets of Jerusalem and trash the country where he is nothing more than a tourist.
Worse, he probably thought he will get a pass. The Israeli police acted right. The Israeli security forces are forever vigilant to prevent an Arab act of terror that is forever imminent everywhere in Israel. They are allowed to detain anyone whom, they think, is a threat to Israel's security or acts inappropriately. The Israeli police should have held Koerner for questioning and then deport him with a note: you, and like you, are not welcome here. You will never be able to put a foot here, and next time you make your way to the Middle East, best you go visit Gaza, and see where this adventure takes you. As a Jew, you do not belong among us, in the Jewish state, as a tourist, you are not welcome!
Lucas Koerner does not speak in my name! And since the "in our name" is a favorite slogan of our enemies which they often use, we need to use "not in our name" as a counteraction slogan for them to see and understand that we can turn their slogan against them, and we will indeed do so.
Nurit Greenger sees Israel and the United States equally, as the last two forts of true democratic freedom and since 2006, has been writing about events in these two countries. Contact her by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
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