Dressing Up as a Killer: Purim in Israel

Last week I put up a post about children in Israel who were planning to dress up as Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who was caught on video carrying out an execution-style slaying of a wounded Palestinian. That execution took place over Purim of 2016. Purim 2017 was celebrated in Israel this past weekend. Above is a video posted today and showing, indeed, people dressed up as Azaria.

Israeli Children Dress Up As Elor Azaria for Purim

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The Jewish holiday of Purim takes place this weekend. Officially it begins Saturday, March 11 and ends Sunday, March 12, although in Israel celebrations are getting under way today and are expected to run through Sunday–and it is reported that this year a number of Israeli children are dressing up as Elor Azaria.

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Dawabsha Family Photo

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[Ed. note – The above photo was posted on Twitter today. It purportedly shows–and I suspect it probably indeed does show–5-year-old Ahmed Dawabsha staring at a poster of those members of his family who died as a result of an arson attack on the family home in July of last year. The attack, in the West Bank village of Duma, was carried out by Jewish settlers.

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Netanyahu Congressional Address to Coincide with Jewish ‘Purim’ Holiday

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By Richard Edmondson

A few days ago in an article entitled Politically Corrupt and Pro-Israel–Do the Two Traits Go Together?–I noted that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak before a joint session of Congress on March 3.

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