When Baruch Goldstein shot up the Cave of the Patriarchs, killing 29 arabs and wounding a hundred+ more, were people saying stuff like 'he isn't a real Jew" or was it more along the lines of "see, Jews can be terrorists too!"?
Serious question, no memeing here.
>"see, Jews can be terrorists too!"
Why would they say that? jews have been committing terrorism since before israel even existed. Some of the founding organizations that comprise israel were literal terrorist groups, and in fact jewish terrorism goes back to the roman times where judean assassins known as sicarii terrorised their occupiers. One recent jewish terrorist even assassinated an israeli PM.
I'm aware of Yitzhak Rabin dying and the daggermen and all that but I was talking explicitly in the context of modern terrorism where most people's idea of a terrorist was a Muslim.
Also, baruchs shooting happened before Rabin no?
None. This was not new at the time. Goldstein was a staunch supporter of Israeli ideology - country, incidentally, literally created by terrorist groups. It was a surprise? Not at all.