Senator Schumer: Condoning Terror Against Israel Led to Paris Attacks
Because the world failed to rise up against terrorism directed against Israel beginning in the 1970s, the type of terrorism witnessed last Friday across Paris, killing more than 130 people, has been allowed to propagate, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Sunday, according to the Jewish Daily Insider.
“Israel and the Jewish people have been subject to the same type of terrorism since the ’70s. And for so long, when it just happened to Israel, the world condoned it. They [may have not] condoned it, but maybe didn’t do much about it, and Israel had to fight terrorism on her own,” said Schumer.
“And, because the world did not rise up, this terrorism, like a cancer, has spread throughout the world,” he said.
The New York senator was speaking at the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education’s 75th annual dinner in Manhattan on Sunday, less than two days after eight terrorists wreaked havoc across Paris.
“Had the world come down when the terrorists shot the Israeli athletes at the Olympics [in Munich, 1972], or hijacked El AL planes, and come down on them hard, we wouldn’t have had what happened in Paris, today,” said Schumer, according to the report.
“The message other than fighting terrorism is to make sure that when it’s directed at one nation – like it has been directed in Israel for now decades – it’s directed at every nation. And the world must unite to defend Israel against the terrorism that is used against her day in and day out,” he said.
Schumer was one of four Democratic senators to oppose President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, which Israel has warned will spread global terrorism.