Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is http://tuviainil.blogspot.com He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.
It’s fashionable to be anti-Israel. Many even believe that it’s important to be anti-Israel. How else can you advocate for justice?
They say, to support justice, you must attack Israel.
Once you declare that you stand for justice, calling Israel a criminal nation is easy. Doesn’t everyone know that Israel oppresses innocent Arabs?
There’s just one problem. It’s not true. Israel isn’t the evil one in the Arab-Israel conflict.
Israel doesn’t preach hate. It doesn’t call to kill anyone. It doesn’t call people pigs and apes.
Hamas and Fatah do.
If you want to see evil emanating from the Arab-Israel conflict, here’s an article for you from The Algemeiner. It was written by The Alegmeiner’s editor-in-chief, Dovid Efune. It was posted August 17, 2014:
“The Anti-Jewish Riots Have Exposed Hamas”
The editors at British newspaper The Guardian are beside themselves.
Somebody forgot to pass on the ‘Anti-Israel Rioting Etiquette Handbook’ to the largely vicious and thoroughly bigoted hordes who gathered to call for Israel’s demise in the streets of the world’s major cities over this past month.
Media reports said that the marches were prompted by Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza and sympathy for Palestinian children.
So why is it that protesters in Paris were chanting “death to the Jews” and “Hitler was right,” and activists in London proclaimed “Heil Hitler” and “Oh Jew, you will die”?
Can anyone explain why Muslims in the Netherlands were referring to “dirty Jews from the sewers,” or why in New York they shouted “Intifada, intifada!”? And why was “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas” heard on the streets of Germany?
One group even sought to boycott McDonalds because “the owner is Jewish” and many of the rallies featured Swastika banners held high.
Of course all this left the honchos at The Guardian, and others who are generally aligned with the anti-Israel cause, feeling rather uncomfortable, and they quickly moved to disassociate themselves from the hate.
In an editorial on Friday, The Guardian wrote, “It should not need saying, but it does: people can be as angry as they like at the Israeli government, but to attack a synagogue, threaten children at a Jewish school, or throw a brick through the window of a Jewish grocery store is vile and contemptible racism. It cannot be excused by reference to Israeli military behaviour. The two are and should be kept utterly distinct.”
But The Guardian has completely missed the point.
The sad truth is that while the situation in Gaza may have been used to ignite the raging protesters, it is the marches themselves and their message that have exposed a key motivation in Gaza’s war against Israel.
Hamas has made no secret of its visceral hatred of Jews, and anti-Jewish animus is enshrined in the group’s constitution.
The Charter reads: “The Day of Judgment will not come until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say, ‘O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’”
According to a recent Anti-Defamation League poll, the Palestinian-controlled territories contain the most anti-Semitic population in the world, with 93% holding anti-Semitic views.
Away from Gaza, and Hamas’s iron grip on messaging, which is tailored to garner world sympathy, downplaying the elements of Hamas’s ideology that are unpalatable to the West, and highlighting Palestinian suffering, their allies chanting in the streets have exposed their genocidal aims.
For The Guardian and other flagships of the progressive left, it doesn’t get much starker than this.
There is simply no legitimate case to be made that the tent of modern liberalism can hold the likes of Hamas and their ideological partners.
To accept their narrative as legitimate is to implicate Liberals and their ideological camp in the prejudice.
No amount of editorial hair splitting will cleanse them of the association.
Martin Luther King, Jr is reported to have said, there is no difference between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. They’re the same thing. He said that more than forty years ago. He was right then—and he’s still right.
When you claim to seek justice (as the ‘Palestinian cause’ does), you surrender all claim to justice the moment your defenders cry, ‘Death to the Jews’ or ‘Destroy Israel’.
That’s exactly what protesters around the world are doing; and it’s exactly what Hamas has written into its Charter. Such public hate aimed at destroying Jews means only one thing: the ‘Palestinian cause’ is not just. Justice never allows for the extermination of Jews--never.
We saw that evil in Nazi Germany. We see it again in the ‘Palestinian cause’.
When you support the ‘Palestinian cause’, you support hate, racism and genocide. You support the extermination of the Jewish people.
You become a Nazi.