Israel and the Jews: A Besieged People and State
Just days ago, Barack Obama stated the savage beheading of yet another American by ISIS, Peter Kassig, was not representative of “any faith, LEAST of all Muslim.” If Muslims are the “least” representatives of worldwide terrorism, whom might we expect to be more prominent?
Days ago and now vanished from the headlines, four Jewish worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue and a security guard were viciously attacked by Palestinian Muslim terrorists. In response to numerous acts of Palestinian terror, President Obama’s all-too-common response is to make a moral equivalence between Israel, a nation of laws, and a band of cold-blooded murderers.
After the synagogue attack, Palestinians handed out candy in honor of killing men dressed in prayer shawls, which was reminiscent of the Palestinians celebrating dead Americans following the 9/11 attacks.
The United Nations paused momentarily from their relentless condemnation of everything Israel to offer stoic regret.
The latest onslaught of violence against Israel follows a summer of thousands of rockets and missiles fired by the terrorist organization Hamas. Despite unprecedented efforts to avoid civilian casualties, Israel was castigated worldwide, including here in the United States for defending herself. The Obama Administration constantly called for Israeli restraint, and their concern for the Jewish victims seemed muted compared to their overt support for the very people who elected the terrorist organization Hamas to represent them.
Add to this the threat of Iran and the anti-Israel movement on college campuses. Ultra-liberal UCLA students voted by a wide margin in favor of boycotting Israeli companies. “Student for Justice in Palestine” is the instigator of this raging anti-Semitic campaign, intended to cripple the Israeli economy. It is hard to imagine such anti-democratic hordes residing on our college campuses. Even more disturbing is the lack of the public’s outcry at such lunacy.
In the face of such growing evil, the West must wake up. We have friends and we definitely have enemies. It is time to recognize the difference.
William Pollack is a radio, television station and movie theater owner based in TN and a regular contributor to Truthrevolt.org.