Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Double Standard

There was an interesting change in the reporting of this latest Jewish terrorist incident from that other one two weeks ago.

In the first attack, where an AWOL Israeli soldier opened fire while on a bus, reports were filled with information on the killer's newfound religiosity. With this latest attack...not a word. Why?

On the one hand, the first terrorist murderer was a Kachnik (or at least under the influence of), an organization outlawed in Israel. On the other there a double standard at work?

Update: Ha'aretz is reporting that the killer is a settler from the West Bank and that the IDF has act rabbis in the West Bank to condemn the killing. Not sure this is needed, everyone, rabbi or layperson, religious or secular, should be condemning the attack