Archive for November, 2009
Hold onto your kippahs folks, this protest actually has NOTHING to do with the Temple Mount: Over 2,000 Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem were pissed that Intel will be open on Saturdays (as it is accustomed to be) since that interferes with Saturday morning cartoons. Ahem, I mean, Sabbath traditions.
Respect to these Jews, they know how to strike up a feverish protest. Check it out:
The demonstrators attacked journalists covering the protest, as well as Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Yitzhak Pindrus, of the fervently Orthodox United Torah Judaism party, whom they accuse of selling out to the secular establishment.
The company’s security guards used pepper spray against some of the protesters, who broke through barbed wire fences installed to deter them.
This sounds a lot like Woodstock to me, minus the pepper spray and barbed wire. I think the Jews were trying to get inside to get a peek at the facilities and perhaps Intel’s latest processors.