WHEN faced with rampant Jew-hatred throughout the Arab/Muslim world, coupled with the left’s (most pernicious in Europe, but endemic within America’s so-called elite circles) virulent hatred of the nation-state of Israel, it is tragic that the path of least resistance is appealing to too many Jews.
NOT only that, it is often the case that self-hating Jews are the forerunners to the most pernicious lies surrounding Israel, the Jewish homeland from time immemorial. As to the whys and wherefores, well, aside from mental besiegement, a football stadium of psychiatric couches is mandatory.
IN this regard, the following essay is decidedly noteworthy. It is on target.
AM YISRAEL CHAI – THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL LIVE
How many of the critics who object to Israel as a Jewish state understand that there are 56 ISLAMIC STATES that are recognized by the world community and the United Nations? Why do they complain about one tiny Jewish nation the size of New Jersey, re-established on our ancestral land after it was stolen from us by one invader after the other? For 1900 years, the nations of the world herded us into ghettos and told us to go back where we came from. Hitler killed half of all the Jews on the planet after the free nations of the world turned us away when we begged for shelter from the Nazis. Britain, those noble lovers of freedom, limited European Jews to 30000 visas to move to Israel from 1939 to 1945. And even some Jews, yes, Jews, say it is wrong to have a Jewish state and accuse Israel of apartheid and racism. But not one word of complaint about 56 Islamic states; they get a free pass to wage jihad and behead three-month-old Jewish children.
Yes, five years later, the Itamar Massacre, committed by two Muslim Arab youths, aged 17 and 18, still stands as bloody testimony of the true intent of Israel’s alleged “peace” partners from the PLO. I still weep for the devout Jewish family they slaughtered; sweet little Hadas Fogel, of blessed memory, an innocent, three-month-old Jewish baby beheaded in her crib, Rabbi Ehud Fogel, of blessed memory, his wife, Ruth, of blessed memory, the daughter of a Jerusalem Rabbi, Yoav Fogel, of blessed memory, age 11, and Elad Fogel, of blessed memory, just four-years-old.
When 12-year-old Tamar Fogel, 12, discovered the bodies of her parents and siblings after she returned home from a youth outing, she ran screaming from her house in horror. Two other Fogel children, Roi and Yishai, survived the massacre, spared from the brutality in the next room as they miraculously slept through the terror.
The three surviving children were comforted by the grandparents as they awaited the funerals of their family, while the Arabs of Judea and Samaria passed out sweets in the streets to celebrate the murders of three young children, a Rabbi, and his loving wife, killed because they dared to return to the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people to honor HaShem.
After her family had been laid to rest, Tamar Fogel revealed to the world what it means to be a Jew and an Israeli, as she spoke a promise to her relatives, saying, “I will be strong and succeed in overcoming this. I understand the task that stands before me, and I will be a mother to my siblings.” The older of the two killers also expressed his thoughts in court, saying, “I don’t regret what I did and I would do it again. I’m proud of what I did and I’ll accept any punishment I get, even death, because I did it all for Palestine.”
Fast forward to 2016, and Obama is revealing his true feeling about Jews and Israel by threatening to vote in favor of a UN Security Council resolution to unilaterally establish the nation of Palestine, with the right of return for five million Arabs to Israel, the removal of more than 500,000 Jews from the allegedly occupied territories, and a land corridor to connect Gaza with Judea and Samaria that would cut Israel in half.
The nation of Israel would be ordered to surrender more land to the Arabs, and East Jerusalem, the Old City, and The Western Wall would be ripped from the Jewish people and given to a nation of Muslim terrorists and Jew haters led by Abu Mazen, the planner and financier of the Munich Olympic massacre of the Israeli Olympic team. This resolution, if passed, would create a new nation under international law, and it would be considered binding on Israel, even though the Jewish state is not a member of the International Court of Justice.
If Israel accepted the UN Security Council resolution, the Jewish state would be quickly destroyed, either by accepting indefensible borders that would allow the Arabs to overrun Israel or by the sudden influx of millions of Arabs claiming to be refugees kicked out of Israel in 1948, who would outnumber the Jewish population of Israel to put an end to a Jewish state for all time. Overrun by several generations of the children of the 600,000 Arabs who fled Israel in the 1948 war, despite the fact that only 30,000 of the actual refugees are still alive, and the UN refuses to even acknowledge the 900,000 Jews expelled penniless from Arab nations in 1948 to 1956. The Jewish people would either be exterminated by an Arab war of annihilation, or they would become a stateless nation, condemned to wander the earth without a national home, and they would once again be at the mercy of the Jew haters of the human race.
Of course, Israel knows what will happen to the Jewish state and the Jewish people if they submit to the UN, and they will refuse to accept the resolution to unilaterally establish Palestine. This will lead the UN to declare a total embargo on Israel for trade, military supplies, technology, medicine, financial transactions, and even food. A no-fly zone would be established over Israel, and UN troops would be sent to Israel’s borders. The only unknown is whether the UN decides to starve Israel into submission or invades Israel and starts what may become World War Three.
This scenario will become reality if Obama decides to betray Israel, and allow the 56 Islamic nations and their dictator allies to finally destroy Israel and evict the last sovereign Non-Muslim nation in the Middle East as the Qur’an commands them to do.
The world has been building to this point for the last 125 years, ever since the Zionists started buying land in Israel from the defeated Ottoman Empire that ruled the entire Middle East for centuries. Eventually, violent and powerful Arab Nationalists convinced the British overlords of the region to ban the sale of land to Jews and stop Jewish immigration to Israel. The promises made by the British in the Balfour Declaration and other treaties were broken, and Six million Jews were trapped in Europe to be exterminated by the Nazis. The aftermath of World War Two left the Allies with a major problem. They were culpable in the Holocaust, and they had three million Jews to feed, clothe and shelter still alive in the bombed out rubble of Europe. The easiest solution was to ship the remaining Jews to Israel, but the Arabs once again used threats and violence to halt the Jewish return to Israel. Britain abdicated, ran out on their promises and treaties to the Jews, gave 70 percent of the land set aside for the reestablishment of the Jewish national homeland to a Saudi Arabian warlord to establish the new nation of Jordan. Somehow, out of all this chaos, the nation of Israel was reestablished by the UN and on may 15,1948, David Ben-Gurion announced to the world that the nation of Israel once again existed. War followed , and somehow, with the help of HaShem, the Jewish people survived the invasion of seven Arab armies and won the war.
Yet, from their defeat in 1948 until today, most of the Arab nations are still in a declared state of war against Israel, and not one of the 22 Arab states or one of the 56 Islamic nations will recognize Israel as the national home of the Jewish people. To this day, there are constant threats from Iran to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, and UN has subjected Israel to 68 years of non-stop abuse, and double standards that any rational person should find disgusting.
But even this does no sate the thirst for Jewish blood. On November 10, 1975, the United Nations General Assembly adopted, by a vote of 72 to 35 (with 32 abstentions), Resolution 3379, which stated that “Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination.” Zionism, which is simply the desire of the Jewish people to return to the land of Zion, the Biblical name for Israel, was twisted by the Jew haters of the world into a crime against humanity. Did the good people of the Free World come to Israel’s defense, and denounce this evil UN resolution, other than the United States, Israel’s only true Ally until Obama arrived on the scene?
Sadly, other than a few awkward abstentions from close US allies who needed financial or military assistance from the good old USA, the rest of the world delighted in once again trying to crush the hopes of the Jewish people. Move the calendar forward to 2016, and Jew hate is still alive and well in the nations of the world and the demonization of Israel is part and parcel of that Jew Hate. When we regained our nation in 1948, it was as the nation of the Jewish people. That was the stated intention of the United Nations and the nations of the world; to provide a national homeland and safe haven for the Jewish people after 1900 years of terrible suffering. The re-establishment of Israel was sanctioned under irrevocable international law in the San Remo Agreement, The League of Nations and The United Nations. Suddenly, 64 years later, the world wants to take it all away from us and give it to a non-existent nation called Palestine. They want to take our capital city, built by a Jewish king 3200 years ago and divide it in half and give half of Jerusalem to a terrorist organization led by President Abbas, the man who financed the Munich Olympic massacre. They want Jews to bow down like Dhimmis to people who have spent the last 1400 years calling us “descendants of apes and pigs.” We survived invading Arab armies in 1948. 1956, 1967, 1973 and we survived 12 years of continuous rocket fire from Gaza. We are not going away, and we will not bow down or divide Jerusalem. The world murdered us for almost two millennium, and we have earned our own independent Jewish nation of Israel with our eternal, undivided capital of Jerusalem. We paid for Israel with oceans of Jewish blood.
When Israel was promised the return of our ancestral lands in 1948 to re-establish the state of Israel, the land was taken from the Ottoman Empire that oppressed the Middle East for centuries and butchered the Armenians by the millions. At the same time, the British and the French established the modern nations of Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia. Where are the cries to return those lands to their inhabitants. Where is the compensation for the 900,000 Jews that were forced to leave their homes, property and businesses throughout the Arab world in 1948? While five generations of Arabs who fled Israel in 1948 continue to languish in camps because no Arab nation will give them citizenship, the Nation of Israel gave succor to the thousands of Jews deported from their centuries old homes in Arab countries. The Arabs refuse to re-settle the now 5 million refugees because they prefer to use them, by their own admission, as a weapon to bash Israel.
The relentless attack on Israel, especially by the so-called secular American Jews, is based on a false narrative of lies and denial. You are being manipulated by the same people who were happy to send your grandparents to the gas chambers. The world will never accept the Jewish people and selling out Israel will not buy you a free pass when they come for Jews the next time. The only hope for the Jewish people is a strong, independent Jewish nation of Israel. If you think I am speaking lies, try walking down the street in Cairo or Istanbul or Baghdad wearing a Kippah and see how long you live. Or for that matter, try walking down the streets in Paris or Malmo wearing a Kippah and see how long you live. Open your eyes and see what is happening to millions of Christians throughout the Muslim world. This isn’t about Israel; it is a clash of civilizations between the free modern world and the 7th-century barbarism of totalitarian Islam.
And shame on any ignorant Jew who peddles the disgusting narrative that we were given land for Israel because of the Holocaust. Jews have maintained a continuous population in Israel for 3500 years and Jews have been the majority population in Jerusalem since the first recorded census in 1852. Stop spouting lies. Be a proud Jew and never apologize.
AM YISRAEL CHAI.
NEVER FORGET – NEVER FORGIVE – NEVER AGAIN
(Hitler’s right-arm, before – and during – the Holocaust!)