A headline in today's Haaretz appalled me - and I am a veteran reader, who usually shrugs off their wildly left-wing headlines as par for the course.
It turns out that Elad, a non-profit that seeks to purchase houses in East Jerusalem for Jews, has succeeded in doing just that. They purchased two apartment buildings, and plan to have 15-20 Jewish families live there. Haaretz described this as "Elad organization took control of two large, populated and sensitive compounds".
Compounds? I think someone is mixing up Monopoly with a war game.
Of course it isn't just a simple act of buying an apartment building. There are sinister implications - but ones that the Haaretz writers didn't seem upset about. The purchaser in this case had to provide protection for the buyer against death threats - which are rumored to have already taken place (detailed in the article itself).
Let's try to see it the other way around, ok, and see it through Ibrahim's mirror (borrowing from Treppenwitz's latest, and brilliant post). What would the headline be if, say, a Chareidi (Ultra-Orthodox) couple sold an apartment to a chiloni (secular) family in Bnei Brak, and afterwards the Chareidi family received death threats?
Any guesses? How about "Religious fanatics threaten couple!"
I shudder to think about how Haaretz would have described all of those Jews who put their charity money in those blue JNF boxes in order to purchase land in Israel in the first place.