The murders of Rabbis Aharon Bennet and Nehemia Lavi
By Jon Sutz, Editor, SaveTheWest.com
An extension of “Chronology of Palestinian attacks during the Third Intifada”
(1) About Rabbis Bennet and Lavi, and their murders
Jerusalem: On October 3, 2015 a Palestinian terrorist stabbed Rabbi Aharon Bennet, 22, to death on the way to the Western Wall in the Old City on Saturday. Rabbi Bennet’s wife, Adele, and their two-year-old son were also stabbed.
Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, a father of seven, who came to the aid of the Bennet family, was also attacked and stabbed to death.
About the Bennets and Rabbi Levy:
From the Times of Israel:
The two Israeli men who were killed Saturday evening in a terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City were named by police as Nehemia Lavi, 41, and Aharon Banita [Bennet], 22.
The two died of their wounds shortly after being stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City by a Palestinian terrorist.
Banita’s wife was in serious condition and their two-year-old baby was lightly wounded. She was taken to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem and was undergoing surgery. The toddler was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for treatment where he remained in stable condition.
Lavi, a Jerusalem resident, leaves behind a wife and seven children. A rabbi at the Old City’s Ateret Cohanim yeshiva who lived nearby, he had rushed to the scene when he heard screaming in the street.
From The Algemeiner [emphasis added]:
“I ran several meters with a knife stuck in my shoulder, covered in blood,” newly widowed Adele (Benita) Bennett told Israel’s Channel 2 on Sunday, from her hospital bed in Hadassah-Ein Kerem.
“And the Arabs watching applauded and spit at me, calling out, ‘You should die, too.’” The 22-year-old wife of murdered Aharon (Benita) Bennett, whose funeral she was unable to attend due to the critical injuries she sustained in the Jerusalem terror attack on Saturday night, recounted the terrifying ordeal, in which her two-year-old son was also stabbed. […]
Many Arabs were around us watching what was happening. They simply laughed and smiled. I really begged, ‘Help me, help me!’
“He [the terrorist] pushed Aharon down to the ground and continued stabbing him. I tried to fight him, to get the knife out of his hand. I realized I wouldn’t be able to; I felt I was about to fall. I thought I had to alert security forces.”
From Israel National News, video of Prime Minister Netanyahu visiting Mrs. Bennet and her two-year-old son in the hospital, as they recovered from stab wounds [emphasis added]:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited the bedside of Adele Bennet-Benita, whose husband Aharon Benita Bennett, 21, was murdered in the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday night. […]
“They had murder in their eyes,” she recalled [about the terrorists] “They were drinking coke meanwhile… laughed in my face… I ran and cried for help… you could see the hatred in their eyes! You could see that everything was planned, they knew how to do it…”
(2) So what kinds of “news” items did Huffington Post publish on its front page and World page, instead of this one?
The Huffington Post ignored the murders of Rabbis Bennet and Lavi. This means that the story never appeared on its front page or World page, and thus, anyone who gets their news only from these top pages at HuffPost would have been unaware of their murders, or Mrs. Bennet’s account that Palestinian Arabs who witnessed the attack spit at her, etc.
So what kinds of “news” stories, then, did HuffPost’s editors decide were more worthy of appearing on its front page and World page, during the two days that followed these murders (October 4-5)? Here’s a sampling:
October 4: The fourth straight day that HuffPost sympathized, on its front page, with a convicted murderer:
October 5: HuffPost cheered a dog’s courage:
October 4: For the third straight day on its front page, HuffPost celebrated an actress who posed nude and makeup-free for a magazine:
October 4: HuffPost decided that “Slut Walk” celebrity trash talk was worthy of positioning as “news” on its front page; the Bennet and Lavi families’ tragedies, not:
October 4: Cats fight with their own shadows (front page):
(3) How does Huffington Post’s decision to ignore this story compare with the coverage that it provides to Palestinians, terrorists, animals and others who meet with misfortune?
Here is a sampling of the prominent, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provides to: