How many Jews need to be stabbed, run over or set ablaze with firebombs before the world says that Israelis should be permitted to fight back against these murderous attacks? The answer appears to be when the last Jew in Israel has been murdered, or better known as never. If Israeli security prevents an Arab assault by shooting dead the terrorist attacker it is called extra-judicial vigilantism. If instead the Israeli security shoots and disables the attacking terrorist and then give them top notch treatment in Israeli hospitals and returns to their family whole and with all limbs functioning as well as the day they took a knife and attacked an innocent Israeli, then Israel is causing them to be disabled and thus a drain on the limited funding of the Arab Palestinian society. The only way that the Israelis would be permitted to stop such murderous activities is if the terrorist died of exhaustion stabbing Jews and other Israelis and then Israel would likely be accused of not permitting the terrorist to have a normal sleep cycle. But there are some factors which the world willfully ignores about this stabbing Intifada which deserves investigation.
First item is that when these terrorists strike at those residing in Israel, they have planned them quite well attacking areas where the percentage of Jews is highest. Those who have used their employment in Jewish communities to gain entrance to the neighborhood can choose their victim carefully. This was the case this week when the stabbing attack at a branch of the Rami Levy Supermarket in Sha’ar Binyamin in which Tuvia Yanai Weissman, an American citizen, was murdered. Security cameras revealed the two terrorists roamed the aisles of the Ram Levy store for more than a quarter of an hour before attacking the couple killing the husband and injuring his wife before two other patrons at the store ended the attack responding to the distress calls by the victims. The terrorists were shot and taken for treatment at an Israeli hospital. It bears noting that the terrorists would be treated by Israeli physicians. When we say an Israeli hospital treated them it means the physician and nurses and other hospital staff could be from any background including Arab, Jewish, Christian or other parentage as in Israel all are permitted to study what they wish and become anything their intelligence and hard work will provide for them. When the terrorists attack, no matter how careful they may be in choosing a target which is Jewish, as long as the person attacked cannot be determined by manner of dressing and wearing religious clothing such as a Yamaka, the terrorist has a one in three chance of attacking an Israeli of other than Jewish religious background including a fellow Muslim, a Christian or one of the other religions represented within Israeli society.
Still, what will it take for the world instead of screaming about the Israeli response to violent murderous assaults with force of their own to actually hold that the initial attack is the root of the problem, not Israelis, particularly Jews, defending themselves. Could it be that Jews have been forced by their societies to play only the part of victim which bothers these people about Jews defending themselves? Can it be that in their eyes of an idealized world Jews would be forbidden of availing themselves of the basic right of self-defense? Granted that living amongst these peoples of the world, Arabs, Muslims, Christians, Europeans, Americans and any other places where such is true have so accustomed themselves to the helpless Jew living at the behest of their presumed betters. Their social customs often left the Jews no protection other than living in their designated areas and not intersecting with their host civilization but allowed to service their needs. Jews were forced to reside in the ‘Jewish zone’ where they theoretically could not infect their neighbors with any Jewishness as if being Jewish were caused by some virus and was an affliction, a contagion which could become infected. A basic amongst their beliefs was that the Jew was inferior and must never be permitted to own weapons. This may be a part of their trepidations, that if the Israeli Jews in Israel have weapons, then the Jews in their countries will demand the right to arm, and that is something they feel they must never permit as the unarmed Jew is the contained Jew. As long as the Jews remain over there and know their place, then society can function “normally” with all as it should be. Israel upsets that balance.
The sad reality is that the Western World may not have much left of their culture and society should the tap on basically open enrolment for citizenship continue much longer. The shaky balance is radically shifting and when one adds the regressive influence this unchecked influx brings with them a completely different culture and many bring absolutely no marketable skills. That means that many of the new citizens will avail themselves of the cornucopia of welfare and other support functions without adding anything into the societies where they settle. This net cost will damage such countries such as Germany which still has a robust economy, cripple the nations with lesser economic health, devastate any nation already on the brink of failure utterly pushing beyond the cusp of financial solvency those nations teetering on the edge such as Italy and France. Europe was already precariously balanced with the hope that the weaker economic powers could be injected with funds sufficient to stimulate their economies back towards some semblance of solvency. Now, with one million plus new denizens about to lay an economic strain on Germany, the Scandinavian nations and anywhere else economic promises of support to be provided these otherwise hopeless peoples will sap every last Euro and there will come that point where the native populations within Europe explode. Supporting Greece or Italy or Spain or even France once their new socialist government overtaxes the producers to finance the ever-growing class of takers and one adds in the refugees who have little to add other than a colorful new segment of society needing almost total care while adding almost nothing useful in Europe. There should be some manner of support granted Europe by those Arab and Muslim nations who refused to care for these people who are their closest match to their populations but were turned away quite possibly with the intent on their eventually being taken in by the Europeans and thus becoming Europe’s problem.
But the problem will not be contained solely within Europe. As the European nations realize the damage they have caused their nations and the continent as a whole through acquiescing and taking some of the burden started by Germany’s Angela Merkel, they will seek relief from the error of their ways. This will add to the numbers already being permitted to seek refugee status in the United States and Canada. The new Canadian liberal government will bring in numbers beyond what that nation can survive and they too will seek a relief by sending their refugees to the United States as well. During his final year President Obama will respond to these urgent calls for assistance and use actual existing immigration quotas in order to facilitate the entry of half to three quarters of a billion, that is as many as seven-hundred-fifty million refugees by using the fact that many are coming from places within Europe as filling European national quotas. This will be the method of entry for Syrian, Iraqi, Afghani, Pakistani and other Arab and central Asian refugees without needing to go to Congress for special permission which would be required if these refugees were being brought to the United States by honest means.
What this has to do with Israel is an easy question to answer. Thus far Israel has treated injured people from the Syrian war without any questions as to whose injured they were, how they were injured and any other what could be uncomfortable questions. These people are treated for their wounds or other medical conditions and returned to Syria via the same manner by which they arrived. Israel is not nor has any plans on accepting a single refugee from the Syrian war or any of the other areas from where refugees currently originate. Israel took in her fair share of refugees as she pulled out of southern Lebanon. Granted the majority of those refugees were Arab Christians, still they were refugees. Israel absorbed refugees from Europe at the end of World War II and from across the Arab and Muslim worlds from 1946 to 1959 of near equal as to those taken in from Europe. Israel has accepted the Ethiopian Jews and the Bnei Menashe Jews from India and works to take in other long thought to be lost tribes including some who had originated in Morocco and ended up three-quarters the way up the Amazon River basin where two synagogues remain in service today. Many of these ancient Jewish tribes face persecution today much as they have throughout their histories and their clinging to their Jewish roots is something amazing and miraculous. The return of these refugees, refugees Israel does not demand others to take in and who would be refused by one and all anyway, that Israel has married into a single nation and has proven to be unbelievably inventive and building one nation which is benefitting the world being as they were commanded, a light unto the nations. But it will be pointed out that Israel did not take in their fair share of the Syrian and other Arab and Muslim refugees. Israel, it will be said, as one of Syria’s neighbors, should have accepted their fair share of refugees, perhaps four or five hundred thousand. That will likely be their starting number and it will rise with time until the claims will reach the ridiculous level and from there the numbers will go ballistic. Israel will always be singled out for special blame. Also, anytime things go awry, such as this misbegotten refugee situation, Israel will be called out for doing her share or not taking on a shared burden never recognizing the refugees Israel has taken in over the years. Problems are made to fit into one of two categories, Israel did not do enough or Israel went too far this time. When the subject is Israel, there is no range where things are in balance. With Israel if five-hundred-thousand is too much, then four-hundred-ninety-nine-thousand-nine-hundred and ninety-nine are too few. On the other hand, if five-hundred-thousand is too few then five-hundred-thousand and one is way over the top, what was Israel thinking. Israel is the epitome of you can’t win for losing.
Israel had the first field hospital up and running after the disastrous earthquake flattened Haiti a few years ago and still to this day the blood libel continued that Israeli efforts in Haiti were strictly to steal organs for transplant back in Israel. What a horrific claim to make and to make it without a shred of evidence is simply monstrous. The claim after every conflict involving Israel since 1980 has been that Israel constantly uses disproportional force. The implication in that claim is obvious; too few Jews are dying and the groups making that claim are the very same people who refer to the shooting of terrorists in the midst of their assaulting every target they can reach until stopped with some continuing to attack even after being shot and shot against until completely neutralized as being vigilantism or extra-judicial killings. One guarantee we are willing to make is that if the same violence were occurring in their streets they would demand their government take action to end the terror. That does not mean their government would act which would very soon lead to that very vigilantism of which they accuse Israel. Watch Europe over the next six months and see how they act. We can look back at the recent Paris attacks where the French authorities talked and negotiated and tried to find what the terrorists wanted, right? They offered them their own state with half of Paris and the Champagne region included with the wineries left intact, didn’t they? What, they shot them on the spot, imagine the cruelty. They just shot them without any trial or anything, just shot dead right in the street. Imagine the traumas caused by their actions; they wounded French society doing such a thing. Well, will you imagine that, the great moralizers of Europe and when the violence came to their streets and was murdering their citizens acted exactly as have the Israelis. Enough said, we will simply sit back and wait for the great moralizers to start their Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement against at the very least Paris if not the entirety of that violent nation, France. Truth be told, and we all understand and know this, the French did the right thing and the Israelis have done the right thing and there is only one way to act when facing unbridled terrorism, shoot the terrorists, period.
The difference when it is Israel, and not a problem when the French or anybody other than Israel treats terrorist murderers with hot lead and not cupcakes and ice cream, is their hatred of Israel, the Jewish State. It breaks down to plain and simple anti-Semitism. Call it criticizing the Israeli government, call it the horrific settlements, call it anti-Zionism, call it standing up for human rights, call it the moral thing for society to do, when the standards for Israel differ so starkly from the standards elsewhere, it is anti-Semitism. When Northern Cypress, occupied by Turkey; Tibet, the entire nation, occupied by China; Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara and no protests or burning of government officials in effigy but when Israel legally settles in lands which by treaty, the Oslo Accords, allow Israel to settle and the entirety of the lands are disputed, not occupied or final disposition determined except by high minded and heavy handed navel gazing moralists, then singling out Israel from the entirety of the world is anti-Semitism and not acting morally. It is likely the most immoral action a human being can take as anti-Semitism had proven ruinous and morally empty for over thirty centuries starting with Pharaoh. The real occupation was by Jordan and their relocation of people and their gifting and selling the lands were acts against international law but that never mattered. While Jordan occupied the lands and they could have been used to found a “Palestinian” State, that was not even a glimmer in anybody’s eye. The fact that the PLO was founded in 1964, a full three years before there was any Israeli occupation to protest unless the formation of the state of Israel is the occupation that was and still is what they are referring to. Let us repeat that, the “Palestinian” Liberation Organization with Yasser Arafat as its leader and Mahmoud Abbas as his second in command was founded in 1964 with its mission and goal the complete eradication of Israel and that is the exact mission statement it retains today while Mahmoud Abbas is numero uno. Calling the PLO the PA or Fatah makes it no different; their goal is the eradication of Israel, nothing less. Truth is this is the same Arab Israeli war from 1948 and the aim has not changed, just the tactics. Israel is at war, a slow and long war, Europe and the United States are about to join Israel in that war and we will see what effect if any it has on their views when they too are in a kitchen on fire.
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