Perplexed Supporters of Israel
by Steven Shamrak
It might surprise some Jews, considering the disproportional anti-Israel coverage in the media and from international pressure the on Israeli government, that there are many non-Jews who strongly support the State of Israel. What even more surprising is, that many of them enthusiastically approve the idea of the reunification of Jewish land, the creation of Eretz-Israel (Land of Israel), as it was designated by the League of Nations in July 1922, - even more than most of Jews.
Quite often I receive messages of disbelief and surprise from our non-Jewish friends. Many members of non-Jewish nations, who have never experienced continual persecution and violence, are unable to understand Jewish passivity and inadequate responses to Arab aggression and terror. Although most of these nations are Christian, they still struggle to grasp the Jewish concept of love and respect to life, even at this time of existential threat from their mortal enemies. They ask:
1) “How on Earth do Jewish people put up with the injustice?”
My reply: Jews are used to it and we must be very careful with what and how we do things. Before WWII Jews were not allowed to leave most European countries, including the current leading democracy. During the war we were betrayed and killed by our neighbours and friends. After the war the British did everything possible to disallow the establishment of our homeland, which was legally designated for Jews (many Arab and Muslim countries were recently created as a result of the same mandate system which was created by the League of Nations.)
2) “I can’t understand how some Jews can turn their backs on Israel and help the hatred towards Jews.”
My reply: For too long Jews suffered persecution and were told “you can’t do this!” And we started to believe this lie. Many of us are suffering from the Stockholm syndrome. For thousands of year we learned to survive by appeasing our oppressors. It is difficult brake bad old habits, especially when there aren’t many truly supportive friends around.
3) “I don’t understand. When there is non-stop world-wide Muslim violence towards the western world and none from the State of Israel, why the international hatred is centred on Israel and there is no reaction against Muslims…”
My reply: Welcome to the reality of the anti-Jewish world! They love to hate Jews, while conveniently disregarding the fact that Islamists hate Christians and any other religions, Communists and nice democracies even more than they hate the existence of Israel. Israel is just a front line of the world-wide Islamic assault to achieve global domination by Islam!
Jews and Jewish leadership must realize that the horrors of our past should not destroy the future of the Jewish people. We achieve what most people had considered impossible - creation of the Jewish state in 1948 in an utterly hostile international environment. We are in danger to squander our great achievement! The time is now to understand that we will never get approval for anything we do or not do from anyone. Therefore, it is better to do what is right for the Jewish People than for our hateful enemies!
A Step toward Self-respect. A loyalty oath will now be required for people wishing to live in Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that his full cabinet has decreed that new citizens (how about ‘old’ once?) should pledge allegiance to the "Jewish and democratic" state. …and traitors among us: The Likud party expressed its anger over Tzipi Livni's remarks Sunday against the proposed changed to the Citizenship Law. An announcement released by the party stated: "Tzipi Livni insists on attacking the government at all costs, even when the subject of discussion is the most fundamental principle of our existence here in Israel as the Jewish nation-state."
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Jews are the only people in the world who are continuously forced to justify to others their existence as a nation and spiritual entity and to prove their land rights on Palestine. Any other nation, regardless of their short non-existent history and even genocidal past, do not have such obligations! Why aren’t Israel-haters questioning the right of the USA or Australia to exist?
Politics of Demands and Blames.
Arab League foreign ministers met in Libya on Friday to hear PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s case for suspending peace talks with Israel until it extends a moratorium on settlement building in Judea and Samaria. Yasser Abed Rabbo, a member of the Palestinian negotiating team said: “There is not going to be a real and serious peace process as long as there is this Netanyahu government… his government is not serious about achieving peace in the region.” (Did he mean the PA terrorist government? Israel has changed several governments since Abbas came to power! Well, which side is not serious?)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was pushing for a loyalty oath that would require non-Jewish candidates for Israeli citizenship to pledge loyalty to Israel as a Jewish state. There is a very great struggle today to nullify and blur the character of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish People and to say that it doesn't belong to the Jewish People on a national basis," said Netanyahu. Arab leaders holding Israeli citizenship denounced the proposal as "racist". (Arab members of Knesset are systematically undermining Israel and disregarding its laws!)
France is still Ugly, even with Jewish Minister. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, who is set to arrive in the region, told Arab media on Sunday that his country did not rule out recognizing a Palestinian state that the PA is considering (pretending) to declare without a final status agreement.
Rare Statement of Truth from Syria.
Syrian President Bashar Assad said during a state visit to Tehran that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are aimed at bolstering United States President Barack Obama's political image. "There is no goal but to gain support for Obama within America,” Assad said.
Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban aren't likely to advance until the United States and NATO forces gain an advantage on the battlefield. (Israel is facing enemies who are driven by the same ideology, immorality and cowardness.)
Quote of the Week:
“I don’t think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews. I would say much more than the Muslims. They have been slandered much more than the Muslims because they are blamed and slandered for everything. No one blames the Muslims for anything.” – Fidel Castro – Even this Communist dictator is able to see and acknowledge the truth! Why are the leaders of the so-called democratic world silent or worse, hiding their anti-Semitic policies under an anti-Israel banner?
Are Construction of Jewish Settlements a Problem?
The Israel Security Agency said insurgency attacks from the West Bank and Gaza Strip rose sharply in September 2010. ISA reported 88 attacks last month, a more than 50 percent increase from August 2010. (Attacks intensified even before Israel announced the end of its construction freeze!)
Israel Must Follow Suit.
The Obama administration announced on Wednesday that in the past year it has deported a record number of unauthorised immigrants - more than 392000, about half of whom were convicted criminals. (There are many terrorist and convicted criminals among the Arab population living on Jewish land. It is time for Israel to clean her house - The US and France are already doing it!)
Another Mosque is Bombed – Usual Response.
A bomb blasted through a mosque in the capital of Takhar Province in northern Afghanistan, killing the governor of a neighbouring province as he attended Friday Prayer and at least 12 other worshippers. (After a few Koran books were burned in the PA’s mosque, with out any evidence, Jews were immediately accused and this story ran for a couple of days. Muslim terrorists are regularly bombing Mosques around the world and… no international condemnation, no media frenzy!)
Hypocrisy of the Headlines:
Palestinian boy 'run over by Israeli settler' – In fact Elad director David Be'eri was ambushed. He injured two stone-throwing Arab kids with his car as he was trying to escape fearing for his life. This fact is ‘descritely’ mentioned only at the end of the article.
There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia. The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.
The proposed "Cordoba House" overlooking the World Trade Center site - where a group of jihadists killed over 3000 Americans and destroyed one of our most famous landmarks - is a test of the timidity, passivity and historic ignorance of American elites...
Today, some of the Mosque’s backers insist this term is being used to "symbolize interfaith cooperation" when, in fact, every Islamist in the world recognizes “Cordoba House” as a symbol of Islamic conquest. It is a sign of their contempt for Americans and their confidence in our historic ignorance that they would deliberately insult us this way. Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for "religious toleration" are arrogantly dishonest. They ignore the fact that more than 100 mosques already exist in New York City. Meanwhile, there are no churches or synagogues in all of Saudi Arabia. In fact no Christian or Jew can even enter Mecca. And they lecture us about tolerance...
We have not been able to rebuild the World Trade Center in nine years. Now we are being told a 13-storey, $100 million megamosque will be built within a year overlooking the site of the most devastating surprise attack in American history.
Finally, where is the money coming from? ...America is experiencing an Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization. Sadly, too many of our elites are the willing apologists for those who would destroy them if they could.