Chaya Zissel had just returned with her parents from the Western Wall when the Arab driver killed her last month. The three-month old flew ten meters from her pram. Four-year-old Daniel Tragerman wasn't able to reach the shelter in his kibbutz during thjis past summer's war.
During the Holocaust, Jewish children were left alone, while Christian children were safe in their own houses. Christians were also silent when Jewish families were wiped out in the Muslim world.
A few days ago, I read a terrible story from a Christian enclave of Baghdad which fell into the hands of the Caliphate. One day the terrorists began their manhunt.
What is the difference between those four Christian children and the little slaughtered Fogels or the seven bombed Jewish children of the Sbarro?
It is that while I am sure you can find rabbis and Israeli leaders showing compassion and anger for the fate of the four Christian children, you will hardly find an Iraqi or Christian leader protesting what the Palestinian Arabs did to the Fogels or the Schiverschurdeer family.
Jewish children are the promise of our post Auschwitz world.
Why don't Christian leaders condemn the killing of Chaya and Daniel?
The same thing happens with the artistic community. In August 2003, Daniel Barenboim was conducting the "Concert for Peace" in Spain with an Arab orchestra. Meanwhile in Jerusalem, a number 2 Egged bus full of Jewish faithful returning from the Western Wall was blown up by Hamas. There were many children among the dead. Barenboim, who has always been very generous about the Iraqi children or the Palestinian Arabs' "suffering", could have use the concert to denounce the massacre of Jewish children. But he remained silent.
When the victims are Christian children at the hands of Islam, their stories are met with a grimace of sordid indifference. When the victims are Jewish children, they are delivered to the dustbin of history with an unexpressed, but real, pleasure.