July 8, 2005
Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
Sing Along With Me…
Yesterday 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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