Enemy of my Enemy is not my Friend

by Steven Shamrak.

The old proverb – “The enemy of my Enemy is my Friend” –has been experiencing dramatic metamorphose. It has taken the absurd new form in reference to Jews and the state of Israel, and became – “My Enemy, who is the Enemy of the Jews, is my Friend”. The International political community and religious leaders have been proving endlessly that the old proverb is not relevant to Jews or the Jewish State. For example:

In his letter to Arafat on July 17, 2001, the current serving Greek Orthodox Patriarch Irineos wrote about his deep anti-Semitic feelings. The letter stated: "You (Arafat) are aware of the sentiments of disgust and disrespect that all the Holy Sepulchre fathers are feeling for the descendants of the crucifiers of our Lord... actual crucifiers of your people, Zionists Jewish conquerors of the Holy Land of Palestine." Irineos' letter asks Arafat for his support, promising that if he is elected head of the church, "rest assured, Mr. President, that the rights of our most beloved Palestinian people on the Holy City of Jerusalem will find the most 'hot' supporter."

Jesus taught his disciples the most important value of Judaism - Love. Islam, theoretically, believes in Jesus’ teaching too. Do they, Muslim and Christian political and religious leaders, learn the lesson of their prophet?

There is deep-seeded hate between Christians and Muslims. The list can be expanded by many mutual haters: communists and fascists; some democrats and republicans; and various religious Christian and Muslim affiliations are absorbed by inner fighting. Most of them intensely hate each other but, peculiarly, are united in their pathological hatred toward Jews!