AIPAC types will doubtless argue that the young Israelis in this video are just clean-cut high-spirited high-schoolers drunk on nationalism on Jerusalem Day, June 5. But for Jews with better memories, it’s hard not to see the ominous signs of a pogrom in the making. And the police are clearly doing nothing to break it up.
A shorter version of the video looks like it’s about to go viral, and ugly as it is, that’s fine by me, since maybe it will shock more American Jews into paying attention to what’s really happening. Me, I wish I was shocked. But the fact is that having a screaming mob parading in front of your house and calling for your death at four in the morning is just another part of what Palestinians have to put up with on a daily basis.
Note: The ‘Nablus Gate’ entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem is misidentified in the subtitles: it’s Damascus Gate.