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      Op-Ed: Where is Syria's Peace Now Movement? And Their Beinart?

      Published: Monday, June 11, 2012 8:33 AM


       
      There are a plethora of Israeli and Jewish organizations worldwide committed to fighting hate speech and actions – and it seems they are oblivious to the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a single Arab (or Arab-American) organization devoted to the same.

      As the slaughter in Syria continues, there’s no “Syrians for Peace Now” speaking out against the butchers in Damascus. Throughout the country, there have been constant violence, bombings, gunshot and massacres for at least a year – and we are yet to see the Arab equivalent of Peace Now emerge, calling for peace in Syria.

      Egyptian singer Amr El Masry has a sarcastic new hit single “Baheb Israel,” (I Love Israel),  the video shows bombs exploding and bullets flying, as El Masry sings of Israel “May it disappear from the universe. God, please have it banished.”

      “May [Israel] dangle from the noose. May I get to see it burning, Amen. I will pour petrol on it.”

      Could one imagine what would happen if Eyal Golan had a song speaking similarly of an Arab country? Could one imagine the world’s outrage and the worldwide headlines it would generate?

      While there is no Arab Peace Now or peace-loving organization emerging within the Arab world, the last week has seen the following:

      • -In Tunisia, Muslim clerics inciting the country's youth to go to Syria and fight
      • -In Cairo, hundreds of men assaulting women protesting sexual harassment – and they also groped and molested some of the marchers
      • -The wife of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri on Friday posting a message that it cannot be too soon for the Arabs to "liberate Jerusalem" and restore it to its days of glory. "We will have a new Islamic state based on sharia (Islamic law) arbitration, and we will free Palestine and build a state of succession to the prophecy," the message added.

      One wonders, if this is how Israel’s neighbors behave, how is it possible to have peace discussions with them?

      Could one imagine what these monsters would do to infidels like the Jews?

      In 1929, after the Arab pogrom killing and torturing peaceful, unarmed Jewish families in Hevron, Ze’ev Jabotinsky wrote, in an essay called “Peace”:

      “A noisy whining is now being set up by a chorus of 'peace seekers' who aim to achieve (by preaching exclusively to Jews) conciliation with the Arabs. It is difficult to free oneself from a feeling of disgust. On the morrow of a slaughter so mean and so foul – let us confess our sins and ask that they not beat us again.”

      Ronn Torossian is CEO of 5WPR, a leading PR Firm, and an active Jewish philanthropist.