Ayelet Lash an activist on the right was shocked to find her Facebook page shut down for a month. The reason? She must have ‘offended’ people who don’t share the same opinion as she does.
MK Tamar Zandberg had a post on her page about the glorious heritage of Yitzchak Rabin who was assassinated on November 4, 1995 in Tel Aviv. It is also the date of 11th of Cheshvan the anniversary of our Matriarch Rachel’s death. Ayelet commented on the post that “I’d rather teach my children about our Mother Rachel’s heritage instead of Rabin’s heritage. You may not agree with me but my position is totally legitimate,” she told Arutz 7.
However the people on the left were very offended by her post and sent back curses, death wishes, abusive language and more of the same. In addition to this she found out her Facebook account was shut off for a month.
Ayelet says she is used to the aggression and abusive speech that anyone who opposes the left has to put up with, the shallow conversation and lack of tolerance displayed by the left. But that wasn’t enough for them. They made sure to complain en masse to Facebook to get my page turned off for a month. Indeed it was turned off. This is actually the 4th time Ayelet was turned off by 'offended leftists' complaining to Facebook.
“The left that hides behind the words pluralism, inclusion and freedom of expression, liberalism and accepting the other is the first to silence anyone who differs with them. They love to complain about incitement and spare no foul and aggressive language for anyone who doesn’t think like them. They have room in their hearts for their Arab enemies and their culture but they despise, are repulsed by and scared to death of their own Jewish identity and traditions. But it won’t help; they won’t silence us!”
Perhaps she should have warned the readers of her post that a trigger moment was coming and that they should brace themselves. Maybe then they wouldn't have self righteously cried foul and would have reacted with civil posts using language suitable for mature dialogue and basic decency.
Somehow I don't think it would have helped!