Op-Ed: When In Doubt, Blame Israel

Published: Saturday, November 23, 2013 11:03 PM


There are more than 20 Arab countries, and one small Jewish country, Israel, which is smaller than the State of New Jersey.  This country is often blamed for so many of the world’s calamities. While The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has been widely condemned, its central message that the Jews control the world and are constantly to blame may still be alive.

As the American Secretary of State, John Kerry noted recently, Israel would be to blame if there is a third intifada and if peace talks broke down.

Susan Rice, the American Ambassador to the UN blamed Israel after a recent terror attack saying, "We have seen increased tensions on the ground. Some of this is a result of recent settlement announcements. So let me reiterate: The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity."

Blame the Jews.

Jibril Rajoub, a Fatah leader, blamed Israel for a recent attack on Psagot, noting that “..those responsible for it are the Government of Israel and the prime minister of Israel.” The Israeli government was responsible for the attack, in which nine-year-old girl Noam Glick was wounded by Arab terrorists, because it “incites and provokes by building settlements.”

This week, Iran’s ambassador in Lebanon accused Israel of being responsible for the bombing at the Iranian embassy in Beirut, which killed more than 20 people, as he said:  “the agents of the Zionist entity Israel are behind the blasts.”

Moreover, Yasser Arafat was not killed by disease or polonium poisoning – but rather by Israel, as countless media outlets have informed us.

Blame the Jews.

In October, the World Bank noted that “Israeli restrictions on the West Bank are to blame for the Palestinian Authority's excessive dependence on foreign aid.”  They noted “a direct link between the "regime of restrictions" practiced by Israel in the West Bank's Area C and the weakness of the Palestinian private sector.”

And the damn Jews even kill lions, as The New York Times headline told us on November 22nd:  "2 Lions, Their Birth Hailed by Gaza, Die Within Days." And the article claims that while the lion cubs were born in a Gaza zoo, as "symbols of resistance" and described by Hamas officials as a "symbol of beauty, power and strength,”, but "an Israeli warplane dropped three bombs on an Islamic Jihad training base in northern Gaza, not far from the zoo, causing the lioness to panic and step on her offspring." (Surely Israel should not have attacked Gazan terrorists-in-training if  a zoo existed nearby.)

Blame the Jews.

The more than 100,000 people who have been killed in Syria’s civil war died due to Israel’s fault, as is the political and civil chaos in Egypt.

Blame the Jews.

Now, I wish we Jews were doing better at controlling the worlds’ governments, media and banks because the Jews are to blame for everything anyway.  Everything bad in the world is Israel’s fault.  The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is alive and well.

Of course, if Israel would just give away its land, the whole world would love the Jews as they did before there was a State of Israel.

Ronn Torossian is a New York based entrepreneur and author. Sometimes he prefers sarcasm over reality.