No 814 Posted by fw, July 20, 2013
People were quick to tweet their comments of revulsion at a set of photos published on Facebook under the heading “Afternoon of “rachel corrie” Pancakes and fun”, a disgusting play on the English idiom “as flat as a pancake”.
The photos of the “fun” event were posted on the Facebook page of the “Heritage House,” a settlement in occupied East Jerusalem that houses so-called “lone soldiers,” men recruited from overseas to join the Israeli occupation forces.
Ben Packer, the director and rabbi of “Heritage House,” hit back at some negative comments about the images, posting this response:
In honor of all the hate messages from the anti-Israel/Jewish crowd, one of our supporters has pledged $5 towards Israeli settlements (maybe for additional bulldozers) for each additional comment. Keep ‘em coming anti-semites! We love our Israeli soldiers and will not back down in the face of those who attempt to endanger them! Packer added, “Anti-Israel activists are all in a tizzy about these pictures! makes them even funnier!!!”
NOTES – 1) The foregoing link to Packer’s comments is now broken and his comments removed. However, Packer’s disgusting comments remain available here: Israeli Soldiers Making “Rachel Corrie Pancakes”, Disclose.tv, July 20, 2013. (Scroll down to see the remarks). 2) Also deleted from Facebook are the tweets from an angry public decrying this latest example of acts of Israeli inhumanity to their fellow human beings. 3) Soon after the publication of the Electronic Initifade story about the Lone Soldiers’ Facebook post, the photo gallery was removed. See below for a link to the Intifada story, which includes the photo gallery].