There is no Hamas

We have to win back the language.

Jack Engelhard,

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Jack Engelhard
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We’ve got to stop saying “Hamas” because when we put it like that people think it’s between Israel and a small group of insurgents, which makes it Israel’s problem…and Israel comes out the heavy in a “local dispute.”

In fact Hamas is ISIS, always was, hence Israel is fighting the world’s problem.

This, people can understand.

Ask people on the street here on Broadway about the latest stabbing attack and tell them it came from Hamas and they’ll shrug.


Hamas is ISIS, always was, hence Israel is fighting the world’s problem.
They don’t know Hamas and they don’t care. It’s so far away.

Tell them the truth, that it came from ISIS, or more to the point, that it came from Radical Islam, or Islamic Terrorists and now they care.

Now it’s close to home.

Our duty as literary warriors for Israel is to make the world understand that from day one it’s been Radical Islam versus the Jewish State versus mankind.

So there is no Hezbollah, no PA (Palestinian Authority), no Fatah, no Boko Haram, no al Qaeda, no Taliban, no Hamas; they are all the same.

Through Arafat came all the rest of those killers, beginning with the PLO.

Personally, I may slip now and then, but I pledge to quit honoring those thugs by giving them titles. It’s Radical Islam, period.

Bibi needs to take the hint.

That’s number 1.

Likewise here are four more usage mistakes that must be stopped:

2. Stop calling him “president” Abbas. Nobody called Al Capone “president” Capone. A thug is a thug.

The minute you call him “president” you give him legitimacy, him and the rest of his goons.

3. Stop being more merciful than G-d, which means stop treating these terrorist bums, their wives, their daughters in Israeli hospitals.

Yes, I know, we’re Jewish and that’s what we do – we do compassion. We’re supposed to be “better than them.”

It’s not working. For once let’s be worse than them and see how that works.

4. Stop voting for Democrats. American Jews, you can’t read the writing on the wall? Obama is no Roosevelt and even Roosevelt was no Roosevelt.

Hillary is no Truman and even Truman was not always Truman (to the Jews).

5. Stop putting your trust in people who proclaim themselves Zionists but blame it all on “the settlements.” Or on Israel’s “policies.” Beware of them who seek “peace” but only through “a two-state solution” but that to Israel falls the task of concession after concession. In other words, they want a 23rd Arab state to replace the one and only Jewish State.

These are not our friends, obviously. Do not be tricked. Know them by their words.

Don’t let them set the terms.

To win the war we have to win back the language.

New York-based bestselling novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the international classic “Indecent Proposal” now followed by the newsroom thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com




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