There are various tests to determine whether a statement amounts to incitement. Donald Trump just failed all of them — especially the Talmud’s version.
Why are Israeli Orthodox Jews more attracted to politically extremist views than their non-Orthodox fellow citizens? The question is not a provocation. It’s one that grows out of a new analysis of data from the Pew Research Center’s recent study showing that nearly half of all Israel Jews want Arabs expelled from their midst.
The brother of Yigal Amir, who assassinated Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, was arrested for incitement after posting inflammatory content on Facebook.
The brother of Yitzhak Rabin’s killer has said that the assassin gets along fine with jailed Hamas terrorists and sees “no difference” between himself and the sworn enemies of Israel.
One student at Technion gets full marks for ingenuity. Staying true to the Haifa institution’s tagline, “Israel Institute of Technology,” he put technology to good use when preparing for an examination. Using his lecturer’s computer, he asked the dean to send him the questions. But the dean smelled a rat, and now the 26-year-old student has been caught. According to Haaretz, the fourth year medical engineering student has been detained but is staying silent, refusing to cooperate with investigations. Perhaps the police could try the student’s own technique, and send him a short email. “Hi. Worried about you. Are the police giving you enough to eat? By the way, what did you do? Are you guilty? Love, Mom.”