The savagery of the Arab propaganda 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.

The Arab wants the West to believe in the ‘Palestinian’ cause. The Arab claims he has a right to the land of Israel. He claims his cause is just.

He asks you to support his cause. He wants you to affirm that you will help him get ‘justice’.

Many Jews believe him. Many Jews join his ‘cause’.

In the Jewish tradition, the ends do not justify the means. That is to say, you have no right to lie, cheat, steal or kill in order to achieve your goals. It doesn’t matter what goals you pursue. The Jewish rule is clear:  the ends do not justify the means.

Indeed, Commentaries tell you that this is not just an ethical rule. It is a rule that affects justice itself.

I assume that Jews who support the Arab cause believe in their Jewish Tradition. I assume these Jews believe that the ends do not justify the means.

Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe Jews don’t believe in their Jewish Tradition.

Maybe these Jews prefer a tradition the Arab seems to follow: the ends do justify the means.

How can I say the Arab believes this? I look at how he behaves.

Take, for example, how Arabs use fake pictures in order to ‘prove’ the brutality of the Jew. In this current Gaza-Israel war, pictures taken in Syria (of Arab-on-Arab fighting) have been passed to the West as evidence of Israeli-on-Arab brutality. Is that moral?

For the Jew, that’s immoral. Clearly, for the Arab, it’s moral enough. It helps him win you over.

Who wants to support brutal Jews?

Today, a reader contacted me to describe a picture he had seen on someone’s ‘Facebook’ site. The reader told me that he was absolutely certain that that picture came from the March, 2011 murder-scene at the home of Ehud and Ruth Fogel, in Israel. At that time, two Arabs broke into the Fogel home on a Friday night. The two Arabs slaughtered both parents and the three children who were with them in the house. The youngest, just three months old, was reported by multiple sources to have been decapitated. Pictures of the inside of that home were horrific. They were the kind of pictures you don’t forget.

My reader tells me he has now seen those pictures again—on that ‘Facebook’ page. The caption, however, is arresting: ‘this is what the medical personnel saw after the Israeli army left this house in Gaza.’

There is also the tag-line: ‘Free Palestine’.

Who wouldn’t want to see a free ‘Palestine’ when Jews kill like this!

I cannot confirm that these pictures are of the Fogel residence murder-scene. I cannot confirm that these pictures fake a Jewish murder site in order to demonize Israel. But I can tell you this. Not only do the pictures look exactly like the murder-scene at the Fogel house, one picture contains a stunning image: a large Mezuzah on a door post, a dead blood-splattered child lying on the floor inside the room beyond the door-post, with the Mezuzah clearly visible.

A Mezuzah is a Jewish icon. It’s on every door-post of every Jewish home (except the bathroom). It marks a residence as ‘Jewish’.

Arabs do not live in homes having Mezuzot. Only Jews live in such homes.

These pictures are not of an Arab house. They are pictures of a Jewish house.

These pictures are despicable. They suggest savagery—not only by those who killed those people in the picture, but also by those who would take such a picture and attempt to pass it off as evidence of Jewish savagery.

We have seen enough of this kind of pathetic and horrific misrepresentation before, to ask a simple question: do people who are moral and just use this kind of tactic to achieve a moral and just goal? If you have even a moderate amount of life experience, you know the answer to that question. People who are moral and just do not use immoral means to achieve anything in life. Only those who are immoral use such tactics.

What does that tell you about the Arab cause?

What does that tell you about Jews who support such a cause?

You tell me.