Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Freedom of Thought/Speech, Good for The Goose, Not for The Gander

For whatever reasons, my fellow Jews tend to out-pope the pope in protecting our enemies, while ignoring threats against us and the State of Israel.  Ruthie Blum's latest op-ed in Israel Hayom is about two conflicting posters and the reactions of American Jewry.


Poster Wars

Two ad campaigns, one in New York City and the other in Portland, Oregon, are causing quite a controversy these days.

One has a very simple anti-war message.

What could be wrong or offensive about it?  The only thing someone may find offensive is that it implies that only Israel is trying to defeat the savage aka jihad.  But that isn't what people are complaining abut.  The la la Left doesn't like the idea that savage = jihad and jihad is an Islamic Arab term.

In Islam, the central doctrine that calls on believers to combat the enemies of their religion. According to the Qur'an and the Hadith, jihad is a duty that may be fulfilled in four ways: by the heart, the tongue, the hand, or the sword.

From what I've read, nobody is claiming that any other country is making an effort to fight jihad other than Israel.  That means that most of the world is ready to accept jihad and the price we will all have to pay.  Have New Yorkers and other Americans so easily forgotten what was behind the terror attack on 9-11, September 11, 2001?

There's a truly offensive, dangerous anti-Israel ad on Portland, Oregon's public transport.

An advertisement that seeks to bring attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will appear on TriMet buses and MAX trains next month. Sept. 26, 2012. (Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights)  KOIN

Where are the cries of protest?  This anti-Israel campaign is based on lies, so why hasn't the American Jewish community and others who claim to be pro-Israel and pro-truth condemn it?

In the History of the World, there never has been an Arab country called Palestine, not an Arab people by that name.  It's a modern invention, davka, by Europeans to prevent Zionists, Jews, from establishing a state in our fully documented, historic Homeland.  That's the truth!

The United Nations has done unprecedented damage by perpetuating refugee status on Arabs who willingly fled, in most cases relatively new homes, when the State of Israel was established in 1948.  Neighboring Arab countries have kept their fellow Arabs in refugee camps instead of absorbing them into their countries and economies.  This was supposed to be a simple population exchange, something that has happened many times in the history of the world.  A similar number of Jews left or fled Arab countries at the same time.  They now live mostly in Israel as full, active citizens.


goyisherebbe said...

I'm predicting a sea-change in the international balance of power after the next war. Europe and the US are no longer psychologically capable of defending themselves. The Islamic world will only bully and not be capable of fighting an enemy that fights back. Israel will fight back. All the territorial concessions of the past 40 years will be cancelled and then some. It is possible that, as the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt"l stated at the time of the YK War, we will reach Alexandria. I am not a prophet, just sayin'. Demographic winter, constant economic and social stagnation, faces developed countries of the west except Israel because of population implosion. Muslims pour in to fill the gap, but eventually their birth rate will decrease as well. India and China face a gender gap with families having one child, chosen to be male. Jews make aliya in droves while this goes on, for obvious reasons.

Hadassa said...

The UN created a special category for "Palestinian" refugees. Only for the "Palestinians" does the UN consider the children of refugees, ad infinitum, to be refugees. The damage of that policy is indeed unprecedented and also unequaled.

Batya said...

Yehoshua, interesting, but frightening. Are you really psyching yourself up for a big war?

Hadassa, so true. the refugees don't die, either so the families continue to collect in their names.