LAURA KNIGHT-JADCZYK AND JOE QUINN
Since the 9/11 attacks, no book has provided a satisfactory answer as to WHY the attacks occurred and who was ultimately responsible for carrying them out - until now.
I don't know where I'm gonna live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America.
A translation from Hebrew of a post by Batya Houri-Yafin, a volunteering youth worker with Elem in Jerusalem, who witnessed the lynch last night:
"It is late at night and I can not fall asleep. My eyes have been tearing for hours and my stomach is turning over the loss of human form, the loss of god's image in humans, a loss I'm not really willing to accept. But today, with my own eyes, I've witnessed a lynch. In Zion square, city centre, Jerusalem. We, Elem volunteers, got there at the usual time and half an hour later we heard the shouting rise "The Jew is a soul, The Arab is a son of a...", and dozens of teenagers were running and gathering and beginning to beat to death three Arab boys who walked calmly down Ben Yehuda Street.
When one of the Arab boys stumbled and fell on the ground the boys kept kicking his head. He lost his consciousness, his eyes rolled up, the angle his head was at got distorted, and then the kickers ran off and the rest gathered in a circle around him. A few of them were still chanting, with hatred in their eyes, the wretched line about the Jew being "a soul" and the Arab...
When two of our volunteers got into the circle and started attempting to resuscitate the boy, the masses of youths around started complaining loudly - why were we helping the Arab breath. When they passed by us and saw the horror on the faces of the volunteers they asked what is there to be so shocked about, he's an Arab; When we came back after a while and the area was marked as a murder arena and the policemen were there with the victim's cousin who tried to recount what happened, there were two boys there who did not understand why we want to give a bottle of water to the cousin of the boy who was taken to hospital in critical condition. He's Arab; they should not be hanging out in our main street; They deserve it; Maybe now they'd finally learn to fear.
Kids aged 15-18 killing a youth their own age with their own hands. Kids who had nothing moved in their hearts when they kicked to death a child their own age as he lay fidgeting on the ground. The image does not more from my eyes and I can still hear the sounds and the helplessness and the question - what is happening to us, what is happening to our children, and mainly - Can we still change it, and how..."