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Yaron London: "Feels nothing towards the Meron disaster" | Israel today

2021-05-03T17:15:32.233Z

| TV The veteran TV man caused a stir when he wrote in a post on his Facebook account that he did not feel sorry for the heavy disaster on Mount Meron • "Why should I take care of the ultra-Orthodox?" Yaron London Photo:  Gideon Markovich Journalist Yaron London is once again causing a stir: In a long post he posted today (Monday) to his Facebook account, the veteran media man shared with his frien



The veteran TV man caused a stir when he wrote in a post on his Facebook account that he did not feel sorry for the heavy disaster on Mount Meron • "Why should I take care of the ultra-Orthodox?"

  • Yaron London

    Photo: 

    Gideon Markovich

Journalist Yaron London is once again causing a stir:

In a long post he posted today (Monday) to his Facebook account, the veteran media man shared with his friends and followers his opinion about the disaster on Mount Meron - and especially his inability to empathize or identify with the issue.

"Almost nothing," London wrote at the beginning of his remarks.

"From my place as an Israeli, Jew, atheist, liberal, leftist, rationalist, Tel Aviv, I try to honestly examine my mental state since I learned of the disaster in Meron. My lover's tragedy shakes me. The noise decreases as far as the victim is from the seismograph. My children and grandchildren are engulfed in noise at the rate of ten on the Richter scale, while the tragedy of thousands in Bangladesh hardly shakes the veins of my heart.At the far end of the scale lies joy to the victim's ido and beyond it - utter indifference. The size of this distance? "

London said that when he saw the tens of thousands on the island of revelry he felt that a disaster, health or the kind that had finally occurred, might happen. "It occurred to me that the pilgrims would be harmed by some version of the Maccabiah Bridge disasters, the Arad Festival and the Versailles Halls," he wrote. "But I silenced the siren in my mind, for I am neither the patron saint of the ultra-Orthodox nor an educator, and if they despise danger and so relish in dragging mattresses and baskets full of food, crowded in smoke-emitting autos moaning in roller coasters, "Babies and gas change from the shrieks of toddlers, and from the sound of trumpets and choking from the smoke of bonfires, and all this in the name of an ancient sage whose laws only a few of them understand, but by the power of his sorcery everyone believes, why should I care for them?"

Hence the post becomes more extreme and offensive in its images. "They resembled each other as the buffalo that fall into the jaws of crocodiles swarming the Mara River during the Great Migration Season on the Serengeti Plain," the TV man wrote. "The herd in its thousands rushes into the river, shoulder to shoulder rubbing. I condemned myself for the 'I told you, but I also could not identify with the tone of mourning in which the radio and television announcers spoke," London added.

"The somewhat slow-moving tone, a quarter of an octave low, reserved for announcements about IDF casualties and other heavy disasters occurring only in the Jewish world. I knew that the voices of survivors would be heard immediately, descriptions from those who were almost killed but miraculously rescued, complaints against police officers who in one way or another aggravated the disaster, reports of intrigue by the police, Netanyahu in his deep voice This, demands for the establishment of a commission of inquiry and dismissals, explanations of the Jewish character who excels in skyrocketing initiatives and is negligent in details ... One of the rabbis of the Lau family will talk about the fact that the pain belongs to all of us and that in such situations Someone will say 'Holocaust'. It will not be long before the field journalist, spurred on by their panicked editors, will bring us the pictures of the victims accompanied by texts showing the magnitude of the loss."All those who perished will have donations and some of them will have relatives who have just died in other disasters, because in the Hebrew media there is no victim of a disaster who died without a stranger of previous disasters in his family."

London signed his remarks by expressing regret "for the sake of politeness."

"I try to internalize the grief, to feminize it, to arouse it, to make it a personal, authentic experience, instead of being a learned team of people, and the effort does not go up well. is nothing".

As expected, the reactions on the network were not long in coming and the social networks have been tumultuous ever since, in view of the controversial statements.

"Yaron London has looted himself," a tweeter wrote on Twitter.

"The ultra-Orthodox are an integral part of the State of Israel, their pain is also our pain."

"Yaron London, not from my people," wrote another. "The left is ashamed of Yaron London's words," others wrote, alongside statements such as "A person's shame and disgrace, why give him a stage at all. A dark person." In the post itself, too, London received a host of responses - some congratulating him on "the courage, sincerity and daring to swim against the current", while others condemned his remarks and called him a "racist".

Source: israelhayom

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