Why Israel matters
By Paul Moomjean 08/14/2014
If you don’t support Israel you are anti-Semitic. There. I said it. Want to argue with me? Fine. Then my first argument to prove how anti-Semitic you are is that anyone who doesn’t support the first black president, Barack Obama, is a racist. Therefore, if you follow that logic, a lack of support toward Israel only points to a dark side within you that finds fault with Israel is because of their nationality and ethnicity.
Obviously, the above hyperbole and logical fallacy is an attempt to destroy the Zionist paranoia that all Palestinians are terrorists lingo. While the media creates and re-creates the news story about big bad Israel and defensive Palestinians, the truth is that Israel is our ally and America must give her full support if the western world is to sleep well at night. While a two-state solution is the ideal end, and a 2000 deal with Israel giving the Arabs 95 percent of the West Bank almost solved this conflict, the Palestinians said no. Why? Because the fact remains that Hamas, the leadership of the Palestinian people, refuses to acknowledge the right of Israel to exist and has no fear of killing themselves and Israelis in the process of securing land. The Hamas motto: “We love life as much as the Jews love life.”
The complex background of this struggle ranges from deep religious differences to United Nations regulations. In the 1880s, after Europe scattered the Jewish people, Arabs began building in the West Bank. They were unsuccessful in areas of agriculture and national progress. When the Jews returned in 1947 after World War II, the UN declared Israel the land of Abraham and Isaac’s Jewish descendants; the Arabs (Abraham and Ishmael’s descendants) became hostile. Why? Israel used the land profitably as it grew food and increased the water supply as well as its cleanliness. Arab jealousy created an even greater sense of hostility. This blending of international regulation, along with deep-rooted Biblical backgrounds and Arab jealousy has created a struggle that will not end until reform happens with Palestinian leadership.
Sadly, many on the left are confused on the issue. Hollywood actors (gentiles) see the Arabs as the victims. A group of actors from Spain, like Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, signed a letter condemning Israel. Why? Because the news shows Israel with big tanks and an army, and then shows the Arabs grieving with dead children in their arms on CNN. Children used as human shields, might I add. Let us not forget that Israel sends fliers warning when it will bomb, yet Hamas use schools and hospitals as bases, putting children in harm’s way each day. Fellow leftist Bill Maher came out with his analysis to explain to his fellow actors why supporting Israel matters:
“It’s a war. It’s a war that Hamas started and somehow when Israel reacts to this they have to do everything that doesn’t kill any civilians. People die in wars. Now, I’ve said this before on this show: If the situation was reversed, Hamas would kill every single person in Israel. The reason why that is not happening is because they can’t. Because they can’t doesn’t make them good; it makes them weak.”
Then there are supposedly pro-Israel media people like Geraldo Rivera, claiming Israel loses the PR battle by defending itself from attacks. Conservative economist Thomas Sowell disagrees:
“Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera says that there is no way Israel is winning the battle for world opinion. But Israel is trying to win the battle for survival, while surrounded by enemies. Might that not be more important? Has any other country, in any other war, been expected to keep the enemy’s civilian casualties no higher than its own civilian casualties? The idea that Israel should do so did not originate among the masses but among the educated intelligentsia.”
Sowell goes on to add that we killed more German and Japanese civilians during WWII than they killed ours. Does that make Hitler morally superior?
Where one stands on this issue matters. It reveals much about one’s sense of right and wrong. So who will you support?