Leave Israel Alone!

November 23, 2012 1:28 pm 8 comments

The double standard against Israel is sickening – who are They to tell Israel anything? 35,000 Syrians slaughtered –I didn’t see any international headlines covering that story. There are no flotillas to Syria; the American Secretary of State isn’t running there.

Today the world complains about the “brutal repression of the Palestinians.” It is a back-page story when the Palestinian Arabs take seven men and shoot them in Gaza City without trial, then drag them through the streets where masses of people spit and trample upon them.  Where are the human rights activists of Amnesty International?

Jews have always had issues – with Hitler, with the Cossacks of Chmielnicki who massacred tens of thousands of us in 1648-49, with the Crusades – and so many others. And now, the people of Israel simply wish to live as a free people, in a free land, and are unable to do so without rockets being fired daily at them.

Even when in their own country, the world simply cannot  leave them alone to live in peace. Israel is attacked in the media because they respond to attacks upon innocent citizens. Before 1948 there was no Jewish state to impede peace between Jews and Arabs – yet Jews were slaughtered in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Safed and Hebron. 67 Jews were slaughtered on one day in Hebron in 1929.

I don’t recall world leaders calling upon America to make peace with Osama Bin Laden after 9/11. Twisted cries of “Allahu Akhbar” are today heard in Gaza – where crowds cheer when a bus full of innocent people is blown up in Tel Aviv. The Jews aren’t cheering in the streets about killing Arabs.

Jews are not promoting brainwashing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non-Muslims. Jews don’t hijack planes; they don’t kill athletes at the Olympics; or blow themselves up in restaurants. There’s not a single Jew who has destroyed a church; there’s not a single Jew who calls for the death of infidels.

Perhaps the world should examine the respective values which exist in the Middle East. As Netanyahu said: ‘If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.”

Ronn Torossian is CEO of 5WPR. Follow 5WPR on Twitter here.

8 Comments

  • 60 American citizens who live in Israel and whose loved ones were murdered by Arab terrorists brought suit against the US State Department. Why? The US Government is obligated, by law, to investigate every case where an American is murdered abroad.

    and because the US government has refused to prosecute Arab terrorists who have murdered US citizens who live in Israel – despite the fact that the US Justice Department has seen to it that murderers of Americans have been prosecuted all over the world.

    It is not that the US hasn’t conducted a long process of inquiry

    In that context, the US Justice Department and the FBI did dispatch a high level delegation to Israel to interview American citizens whose loved ones were murdered by Arab terrorists.

    US officials interviewed mothers and fathers whose children had been blown to bits.

    US officials interviewed children whose parents had been butchered in front of their eyes.

    US Officials interviewed widows and widowers .whose spouses had been murdered in the most heinous of circumstances.

    And, to top if off, US Officials viewed films of Hamas convicts interviewed by the Center for Near East Policy Research, where these killers of US citizens expressed pride – and no regret – in their vile deeds, because, as the killers said, their victims were Jews.

    The question remains: where are we US Jews in all of this equation? Is this not the time for Americans, as Americans and as Jews, to stand up for the enforcement of the law?

    The specific request that I make of Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents delegation is that Conference of Presidents will meet with representatives of American families whose loved ones were murdered by Arab terrorists, and that the conference stand firmly behind the enforcement of American law, when it comes to prosecution of those who have murdered American citizens in Israel. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, PRESIDENT ISRAEL ADVOCACY TASK FORCE

  • You are disingenuously forgetting the elephant in the room. The occupation of land by Israel, belonging to others. Do you really expect palastinians the give up on the legitimate rights to their, the land of their forefathers? Or perhaps you expect the to just to keel over and die? I know I wouldn’t. If someone took my house, my land I would fight tooth and nail until I got back what belongs to me or die in the process. So you see the palastinians aren’t monsters, they are very much like most humans around the world.

    • Yes, yes, same old….ISrael exists! It will continue to exist. Show us theprevious Palestinian State, it’s money it’s president, it’s Prime Minister. Jews have always lived in Israel. Show us the countries where these people lived…..Jordan? Learn to live alongside in peace and prosperity, instead of trying to annihilate a country! Make Gaza etc, the Hong Kong of the west. Empower Palestians to live and not commit suicide!

    • What forefathers? they are mostly immigratns from arab countries. hOw about the Jews forefathers or I guess you don’t really belive they have any here.

    • I like it how people are casually ignoring historical facts. The land of Israel never belonged to no one, being controlled by the Turks and later the British empire. Never there has been a “Palestinian state”.
      When the UN suggested the establishment of two countries, the Arabs declined and started a war.
      In the process their leaders told the Arabs in Israel to run away and let the Arab armies to finish the job of driving out the Jews. They lost the war, and the state of Israel was declared in the UN.

      The Arabs had their chance, but of course all they can do is to DESTROY and KILL.

      Also, some are conveniently ignoring the 800,000 Jewish refugees from Muslims/Arab countries were kicked out of their houses and assets. No one ever was thinking about them right?

    • To James Coleman:
      How exactly Israel – the on and only jewish country on earth, can occupy a land which has always been belong to the Jewish people? The fact that it was occupied by many others, throughout 2 millenniums doesn’t change the fact, that there were always jews in Kana’an (Isreal today). There are no archaeological evidence of random arabs living in this land before the Ottoman empire and I hope you don’t refer them to the Plishtim (“Palestinian”) who’s mentioned in the bible (there are evidence for them as well), as they have vanished during the roman Empire, way long before Islam ever existed.

      The whole occupation thing is nothing but another shallow Neo_Nazi Propaganda, which the world media cultivates. Only the primitive people ae brainwashed so easily and buy this story. Sadly, it seems that our planet is full with them.

      Get a Life!

    • James, I am not going to strat teaching you history, but really, you should….
      Plenty of stuff on-line that shows this land never belonged to the “so called” palestinians.

    • Jay Engelmayer

      James, please do all the readers of your post a favor and tell me a brief history of the “Palestinians”. According to even the most left wing, Jew hating organizations, the very first leader of the Palestinians was…(drum rolls are welcome at this point)… Yaser Arafat in 1967. Prior to that, the Nation of Palestine did not exist.

      If you look at accepted history – and I am not talking from the perspective of a radical Israeli settler who believes in the “greater Israel” – the British mandate of Palestine gave 30% of the land to the Jews to form their own country – the rest went to the Arab nations. If you had any sense, you would research the history of this land – and realize that while there are many “Palestinians” who can trace their roots in this land back thousands of years – there was never a Palestinian people. The cause of the Palestinians only became an issue after ’67 when the Arabs lost several wars in their attempts to drive the Jews, who were legally entitled under international law to the land they were living in, to the sea.
      I am a believer in two states – but come on, don’t rewrite history or buy in to the rewriting of history by people with an agenda that has more to do with blind hatred of the Jews than it does with righting a wrong. Ask yourself, or better yet, ask the UN why the refugees from a war that happened over 60 years ago are still considered refugees. Why is it that the other Arab nations that absorbed the refugees never gave them any status? Why do the “Palestinians” make up over 60% of Jordan and yet have no voting rights? Why is Jerusalem so sacred to Islam? it was NEVER mentioned in the Koran – in fact the old city was a garbage dump until the Jews came and cleaned it up and opened up the city to all faiths so they can pray in their respective sites without fear of being slaughtered as was the norm for centuries under Muslim rule.
      Learn history – read books about this area written before 1967 and you will clearly see that something in the narrative of the poor Palestinian people you hear today is amiss.

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