Israel, October, 2015: this is war

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
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 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.

There’s a rumour making the rounds in Israel today, October 8, 2015, in the Jerusalem area. The rumour says there’ve been 108 Arab attacks against Jews in the last 24 hours.

I don’t know if that number is correct. But from what I can see, it certainly sounds right.

We are at war.

The enemy is Jew-hating Muslim Arabs. We know that’s our enemy because we see their pictures. We see them in the news. We see them on film.

We see them attacking Jews on CCTV clips published on news sites and blogs. We see them stabbing, kicking, tripping and shoving Jews in unprovoked assaults on youtube videos uploaded from both Jewish and Arab cell phones.

Arab Muslims are on a bloody, murderous rampage. They’re throwing stones at Jews. They’re attacking Jews. They’re shooting Jews. They are out to kill Jews.

This blood-thirsty frenzy has nothing to do with establishing a new state of ‘Palestine’ so that two nations can live side-by-side in peace and security (as the European Union proclaims). It has everything to do with killing Jews.

It doesn’t get any simpler than that. It’s hardly more complex than that.

I have a picture for you. Perhaps you’ve seen it before. It’s a picture that shows you the happy face of the ‘Palestinian Cause’.

You’ve been told repeatedly that the ‘Palestinian Cause’ is about justice for the ‘Palestinian people’. You’ve been told that it’s about helping the ‘Palestinian people’ achieve their dream of self-determination—their own state.

But those who promote this ‘Cause’ don’t tell you that the creation of this new state requires the extermination of another state--Israel. Since the creation of modern Israel, that extermination has meant killing Jews.

In fact, ‘Palestine’ cannot exist without wiping Israel off the world map. Actions speak louder than words; and the actions of ‘Palestinians’ have always been the same: ‘Palestine’ can be born only through the blood of dead Jews.

We know this about the ‘Palestinians’ because of a picture:


The woman in this picture is Hillevi Larssona. At the time this picture was taken, between October-December 2014, she was a Swedish Parliament Member who was instrumental in convincing the Swedish Parliament, in October, 2014, to recognize ‘Palestine’ as a ‘state’ (“Sweden Recognizes 'Palestine' as a State”, Arutz Sheva, October 4, 2014). Palestinian officials in Sweden were so pleased with her efforts they honoured her with the plaque pictured above—along with a sample ‘Palestinian’ flag’ (the picture comes from “Sweden approves borders of ‘Palestine’ with Israel erased”, Times of Israel, December 3, 2014).

The map of ‘Palestine’ she holds is actually the outline of the modern state of Israel.

Look at a map of Israel. Compare the shape of Israel with the shape of this ‘Palestine’. The two shapes are identical.

Even taking into account changes created by graphic creativity, this plaque is pretty much an exact outline of what Israel looks like on a map—only the outline in this plaque isn’t called Israel. It’s called ‘Palestine’.

In case you don’t get the point, the new ‘Palestine’ doesn’t sit side-by-side with Israel. It doesn’t sit next to Israel. It replaces Israel. Its very existence requires the disappearance of Israel.

That’s why Arabs attack Jews. They want that replacement to happen now.

This is war. It’s a war to rid Israel of Jews. Its aim is to kill Jews, conquer Israel, take over the Temple Mount and rename the land conquered as ‘Palestine’.

Jews in Israel know this. This is why the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, has declared that Jews who own a licensed gun should wear that gun whenever they go out (Paul Goldman and Lawahez Jabari, “Palestinian Unrest: Carry Guns at All Times, Jerusalem Mayor Says”, NBCNews, October 8, 2015). It’s why Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister, Eli Ben-Dahan, has called on all of Israel’s Jewish citizens to carry their licensed weapons on them (“Deputy Defense Minister Calls on Citizens to Carry Their Guns”, Jewish Press, October 8, 2015).

We are now told—not asked—to carry loaded guns for a simple reason: the Palestinian Authority (our so-called ‘peace partner’) celebrates the killing of Jews.

How do we know this? We know it because the Palestinian Authority has announced that killing Jews brings joy--that the killing of Jews is a ‘heroic’ act that brings ex‎pressions of joy to ‘Palestinians’ (Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu, “Official PA Daily Reports that Murders of Jews Brings Joy”, Jewish Press, October 8, 2015; see also, Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, “Palestinians joyous by sharing pictures of dead Israelis”. Palestinian Media Watch, October 8, 2015).

This is war. It’s a war of Jew-hate. It has the same goal as the Jew-hate of Nazi Germany. It lusts to spill Jewish blood.