Message to leftists as well as all other assorted Jew-haters:
Zionism is the return of the Jews to Zion.
It is an objective fact the Jews have been trying to return to Zion for millenia. The Christians invaded, and have no claim to Zion. The Muslims invaded and their Qur’an makes no mention of Jerusalem, and it states that Allah has given the holyland to the Jews.
It is an objective truth the Jews have been a continuous presence in Eretz Yisroel for thousands of years.
Palestine was an area that was part of the Turkish Muslim empire. The Turks are not Arabs. The Jews liberated the area for their return to Zion. The Arabs then occupied Judea and Samaria, which the Jews liberated in 1967.
It is no business of yours if Jews build houses in Judea, part of their historic homeland, where they’ve returned after thousands of years of massacres, expulsions and oppression by Christians, Muslims, and left wing totalitarian states.
Israel is a Jewish country. Jews can build houses in Judea, Samaria, the Negev, Gush Etzion, or anywhere in Jerusalem.
You have no say in the matter.
It’s none of your business.
While, even in the most “enlightened” circles, the failure of so many to reveal, yet alone seriously confront, the Nazi genocide as it was being perpetrated is well-documented, in our post-Shoah world the homage paid posthumously to Jewish victims is nearly universal among the respectable class. Indeed, such pieties are often observed, if perfunctorily, by even the most shrill critics of the modern Jewish state.
However, in observing the failure of such a large segment of the ‘progressive community’ to engage in serious moral resistance in the face of explicit threats by manyleadingIslamists (such as the leaders of Hamas) to annihilate the Jews, it seems extremely unlikely that the next coordinated assault on world Jewry would be radically confronted.
He then goes on to list examples of the moral impunity enjoyed by antisemitic extremists.
Excellent article. Read. It. All.
One of the comments stated (edited for language):
If any country attacks Israel, surely the world will gasp in horror. There will be editorials, speeches, marches, blah-blah-blah. So now,its “neighbors” think twice before they decide to attack Israel. Why? Because they know [damn] well, that if they try it, that Israel will hit them back with every kind of weapon that exists in the world today, and a few that them nasty Jews-boys thought up all by themselves, that nobody ever thought of before. Why else haven’t they attacked? Because they’re scared sh*tless of Israel’s response.
Exactly my thoughts.
…it is now clear, if it wasn’t already, that Israel has lost the propaganda battle (aka the effort to persuade people that there is a just Israeli cause), and there is nothing that can be done to reverse its defeat. This is not because there is no just Israeli cause. It is because for a wide swathe of left-liberal and ‘anti-imperialist’ opinion there is now no way Israel can conduct itself from which it will earn moral credit. It is irredeemably tainted in its origin. Conversely, and in the same quarter, there is nothing that Hamas or other representatives of the Palestinian people can do, no wrong or outrage they can commit, which will not be morally ‘cleaned up’ by the perception that these representatives are supposedly the pure vehicle of a struggle against injustice. Neither the codes of war nor the principles of international law nor the ordinary requirements of humanity count for a tittle or a jot against the volume of hatred that Israel incurs each time a new armed conflict breaks out. The double standards that underwrite all this and the stinking hypocrisy of it are one thing; but another is the rank failure of anyone to find the terms in which it can be rationally and convincingly explained. For want of such explanation, it is impossible to believe that anti-Semitism plays no part in it.
Mr. Geras says in words what every Jew knows. Or should know.
Garrison Keillor, in the first ten minutes of today’s Prairie Home Companion, talked about Yom Kippur and said that while the Jews on his staff did not owe him atonement for any sins, Jews have to apologize to the Palestinian Arabs.
The audience laughed.
Subject to verification.
This week was the High Holy Day of Yom Kippur on Wednesday, and I should have said last week to all the Jews in my life that you have nothing to atone for to me, you know, I mean you’ve been wonderful people, and – and so none of you has any sins that you need to worry about as far as I’m concerned.
Rich, Gary, all you guys there – Eli and Ira at home, and Larry – and Mitch, and Suzy, and all of my friends. Nothing – nothing to atone for whatsoever. And I really feel bad that I didn’t say anything about it last week. I real feel bad, you know, I should have said something.
You’ve got stuff to make up to the Palestinians for. Your people have produced some really dreadful movies – some good movies, but you know, some real stinkers as well.
Garrison Keillor should move to Ashkelon and suffer rocket attacks. Apologize to the Arabs, Mr. Keillor?
Go kiss my Jewish ass.