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Gilad Atzmon on Israeli Guard Dogs
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 05:19
by Gilad Atzmon
Gilad Atzmon (Hebrew: גלעד עצמון‎, born June 9, 1963) is a jazz musician, author and anti-Zionist activist who was born in Israel and currently lives in London.
"Anti-Semite is an empty signifier, no one actually can be an Anti-Semite and this includes me of course. In short, you are either a racist - which I am not - or have an ideological disagreement with Zionism... which I have."
He was born a secular Israeli Jew in Tel Aviv, and trained at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. His service in the Israeli military convinced him Israel had become a militarized state controlled by religious extremists. In 1994, Atzmon emigrated from Israel to London, where he studied philosophy. Atzmon is an anti-Zionist who critiques Jewish identity issues and supports the Palestinian Right of Return as well as the establishment of a single state in Israel/Palestine. He is a signatory to the "Palestinians are the Priority Petition" which states “full and unconditional support of the Palestinian people is a condition sine qua non for activists to adopt.
The Israelis indeed internalised the Shoa experience. Very much like notorious Ivan the Terrible from Treblinka who reportedly unleashed his dog against camp inmates,  the IDF Border Guard employs dogs against  Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli political opposition.

Ynet reported today that Security forces arrived near the village of Dir Nizam accompanied by the Border Guard's canine unit. "They chased us with vicious dogs," one of the protesters said.

Israeli security officials say the new tactic helped spot and detain stone throwers. "The dogs help us apprehend people without hurting them. They are not attack dogs – they are patrol dogs trained to use their sense of smell and vision to conduct short chases, pinning the suspects to the ground until the soldiers arrive."

As usual, the Israeli official lies. Watch this film and judge for yourself.

The Border Guard's Dog Unit includes a small number of fighters and Belgian Malinois Shepherd dogs, which are purchased in Europe and go through a prolonged training period alongside an assigned officer. At the end of the day, Israel insists on becoming  a qualified EU Member. Maybe using European dogs is indeed the way forwards for the Israelis.

One protestor told Ynet. "The IDF wants to set dogs on us, which reminds us of a dark time in the history of the Jewish people"  I may as well mention  that nothing in Jewish history is as remotely cruel and vicious as the current Israeli barbarism for the  brutality performed by the Jewish state is a collective  affair. It is committed by a popular army in the name of the Jewish people.
 

 

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