They Really Want to Destroy Us

Israelis insist on believing that we're invincible

Batya Medad,

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On the Jewish calendar, the 40th anniversary of the Six Day War was a few weeks ago, but on the Christian calendar, it is now.

People of my generation and older have very clear and distinct memories of it, and of the horribly tense and frightening month beforehand. The Arab countries were very proudly and clearly stating that they wanted Israel destroyed and the Jews thrown into the sea to drown. Pharaoh had failed at it thousands of years before, when G-d opened the sea and the Children of Israel marched safely through. It closed up on the Egyptians and they drowned.
They wanted Israel destroyed and the Jews thrown into the sea.

The United Nations cooperated with all of the Arab requests and hastily withdrew its troops to facilitate the Arab war aim. The United States stood by passively. Not a single country offered aid or threatened serious sanctions against the Arab threats and plans.

At a press conference on May 28, Egyptian President Gamel Abdel-Nasser said, "The existence of Israel is in itself an aggression.... We will not accept any... coexistence with Israel.... Today the issue is not the establishment of peace between the Arab states and Israel.... The war with Israel is in effect since 1948."

On May 31, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Akhbar reported, "Under the terms of the military agreement signed with Jordan, Jordanian artillery, coordinated with the forces of Egypt and Syria, is in a position to cut Israel in two at Kalkilya, where Israeli territory between the Jordan armistice line and the Mediterranean Sea is only 12 kilometers wide."

On June 1, Ahmed Shukairy, the PLO representative in Jordanian Jerusalem, responded as follows when asked what would happen to Israelis if there was a war: "Those who survive will remain in Palestine. I estimate that none of them will survive." (For the complete article, click here.)

Remember that this was just over twenty years after Nazi Germany was defeated and skeletal Jewish survivors were paraded on newsreels as the warm-up for post-war comedies. The United States had joined the war against Germany to save Britain and protect its own interests, not to stop the murder of Jews. Six million Jews had been murdered by the time the war was over.

Too many Israelis insist on believing that they're invincible and that the Arabs haven't really changed since the miraculously easy victory of 1967. That's the tragic flaw of Israel's left-wing, which, contrary to the standard political labels, is truly reactionary, worshiping a past that had a precarious security, at best. The past they worship is the early days of the State of Israel, the time of the tzena, rationing, financial deprivation, frequent terrorism and sniper attacks on innocent Jewish civilians.

Instead of welcoming the Six-Day-War victory, all we hear from the left-wing - and the psychological illness has spread to the "middle" - from the media and from most politicians is that it is "evil to rule over others." Shtuyot, as we say in Hebrew. That's not true at all. What's evil is the attempt to destroy a nation - and the Arabs still want us all
I'm sick and tired of hearing that I can't live in my home.
dead, just like the Nazis did. The Nazis wanted Germany, and all of Europe, Judenrein, clean of Jews, and that's what the Arabs want for Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel. And that's what the United Nations, the United States and even some Jews want for Eretz Yisrael.

That's evil.

Why can't we Jews live in our historic homeland? I'd like a good answer. Honestly, I'm sick and tired of hearing that I can't live in my home. There's no reason why I shouldn't be able to live in Shiloh, Israel. Why not? Would I be thrown out of Shiloh, Tennessee?

Remember; instead of being destroyed in 1967, Israel was victorious and liberated historical Jewish land. There's nothing wrong with that. And that land must stay in our possession for the use and benefit of Jews.

We don't have to be sorry for winning and surviving.