[A small group of Russian Beitar members attempted to disrupt Olmert’s speech in a Moscow synagogue. Shabak promptly led them away for interrogation.]

It’s odd, how deep-seated Jewish fear is. Shabak has no power in Russia. The protesters didn’t violate Russian laws. Yet they submitted to Shabak. Why? Okay, the Beitar folks could never overpower trained Shabak guards, but why not even try to fight? Protesters need media attention, and the fight would have gotten attention.

Shabak feels itself all-powerful and represses Israelis who oppose the treacherous government. The police must be taught, lesson-by-lesson and incident-by-incident, that it cannot suppress the Jewish idea.