Jack EngelhardJack Engelhard’s classic international bestselling novel Indecent Proposal, which later became a worldwide hit movie, has been republished to meet readers’ demands. His other major works include Compulsive: A Novel, his award-winning post-Holocaust Montreal memoir Escape from Mount Moriah, plus Slot Attendant: A Novel About A Novelist. His website: www.jackengelhard.com
To be an anti-Semite must be wonderful, a truly wonderful life. Hating the Jewish people answers everything.
What a terrific shortcut to whatever troubles you. You’re stopped for drunk driving? Do what Mel Gibson did. Blame the Jews.
Your talentless career is on freefall and you need something to keep your name in the news? Do the Russell Brand shtick and blast away against Israel.
You’re a fading rock star with nothing left to sing, join the Boycott movement, as did Rogers Waters to win new fans.
You’re a failed president who needs to make amends, do the Jimmy Carter shuffle and dance with the people who brought on 9/11.
Nobody pays attention to anything you say because you’re a proven fool, do like Geraldo Rivera and give terrorists every benefit of the doubt.
You’re a Jewish comedian who needs to show the campus crowd that he is not TOO Jewish, take it from Jon Stewart that Israel is always open to defamatory wisecracks.
Satchel Paige warned, “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”
You’re part of the crowd that marches on campus and around the world shouting, “Jews to the gas” – okay.
Well enjoy yourself while you can. It’s getting late, for as Satchel Paige warned, “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”
Sure enough, while your attention has been so totally focused on Israel, guess who’s been gaining? Guess who is really taking over the world?
Those massacres and beadings that keep happening country to country have two words in common – Radical Islam. Twist this any way you can, too bad, Israel does not figure into this except as being the first country in a life and death struggle against Jihad – the first country, but not the only country.
No, the entire universe is at stake. Israel is purely on defense, as is the United States, as is Europe, as is the entire Middle East, which is losing ground by the hour against ISIS or whatever it calls itself, this latest manifestation of barbarism and mindless savagery. We are all losing ground.
Or haven’t you noticed, so busy with Israel.
Even back in 2007 I warned, “The Koran has arrived and it has come to devour the Bible.” (You will find this in the soon to be re-released “The Bathsheba Deadline.”)
Then too you were too preoccupied.
But now, surely you’ve noticed that one group of butchers is bent on destroying another, perhaps lesser group of butchers.
They are killing their own people.
You think they won’t be coming after you?
Hating the Jewish people is becoming a luxury that is fast losing its charm. So enjoy your anti-Semitism while you still can.
But one morning you will wake up to find that…OMG…all this time you picked on the wrong people.
Might be too late and too bad.
Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. Engelhard wrote the int’l bestseller Indecent Proposal that was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. New from the novelist, the anti-BDS thriller Compulsive. Website: www.jackengelhard.com