Monday, July 11, 2005

#130 Sing Along With Me

I will be in the NY area the second half of July and will be available to speak to groups and the media. Then, G-d willing, I’ll be accompanying the August 2nd Nefesh B'Nefesh flight home.

Musings #130
July 8, 2005
Rosh Chodesh Tammuz

Sing Along With Me…

Arab terrorists attacked London. British Prime Minister Blair had seemed to think his country immune from terror. Ironically, Israeli terror victims were touring London at the same time.

Just like US President Bush after 9-11, Blair used brave words to
condemn the attacks. Strange isn’t it? When the terrorists attack their countries, they must be destroyed, but when terrorists attack innocent Jews in Israel, we must practice restraint. Peculiar? I’m just curious. Is any other country given such advice?

When terrorists attacked in
Madrid nobody told the Spanish government and people to observe restraint. And everyone knows how the Americans reacted to 9-11. They went to war against anyone who could possibly be a terrorist according to some very broad guidelines. Even Israeli Jews born in Iraq find themselves under suspicion. That shouldn’t surprise anyone, since one of the excuses the Americans gave for refusing refuge to Jews attempting to escape the Nazis was that they were Germans and may have been spies.

Now, the British, always enamored with the exotic Arab—don’t forget
Lawrence of Arabia—are attempting to literally pay off terrorists by giving the “Palestinians” money to keep them active here. We shouldn’t be surprised. When US President Bush’s father was in office, he declared war against Iraq, and Israel was bombed by Iraq even though Israel didn’t attack Iraq at all. In cooperation with America, Israel didn’t do anything to defend herself, and the local Arabs supported Iraq, cheering from the rooftops as they watched the rockets heading for Israeli population centers.

What was the result of Israel’s sitting idly by while missiles were launched against it, and bombs fell on its cities? The
Oslo Accords came soon after. Arabs were given weapons, which, no great surprise, were used against innocent Jews, and Arab terror against Israelis increased drastically.

Yes, let’s backtrack a second. It doesn’t really make sense. Israel’s reward for its “restraint” during attack and the Arab punishment for supporting Iraq was to reward the Arabs and punish the Israelis.

Back to the present, no surprise that the international media tried to
involve Israel by claiming that British Prime Minister Tony Blair blames us for the recent terrorist attacks in London. One mustn’t forget that the media has its agendas and isn’t objective. If the Jews, and Israel would just disappear, everything would be better in this world. That’s why in the 1930’s most of the world preached and practiced appeasement, figuring that since the main internal target of the Nazis was its Jewish population, they couldn’t be so bad.

This reminds me of a popular folk song from the 1960’s, written by Tom Lehrer, “
National Brotherhood Week.”

Oh, the Protestants hate the Catholics,
And the Catholics hate the Protestants,
And the Hindus hate the Moslems,
And everybody hates the Jews.

And my message is to stop looking to the rest of the world especially “international leaders” for support and guidance. We must find the strength in ourselves and our G-d.

Batya Medad, Shiloh
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Esther said...

You nailed the hypocrisy right in the kisser there, Batya. There's always another standard for Jews. We have to be patient while everyone else is allowed to kick ass. Makes me sick.

Batya said...

We have to keep on saying it and not be shy!

Cosmic X said...

Great post!

Now how many bloggers are old enough to remember the song "National Brotherhood Week"?

I am!

Marcel said...

An excellent message that needs to be heard.
Even with all the evidence you lay out, Israel's beggardly politicians willingly continues playing the role of the world's soccer ball.
I'm looking forward to a drastic change,hopefully soon.

Soccer Dad said...

CosmicX You don't have to be that old. My father had a 78 with it on it. Oh that's right that means I was around at the time of phonograph records.
Batya - send this to enbeea at aol dot com for the next HH!

Batya said...

For sure I'm old enough to remember, and we have some great records up in the attic.

Marcel, I'd say thay Israel's playing the hockey puck in some mean game.

And now another terror attack...