And Handle Much Better
You turn on the television, check your social media or listen to a podcast. Lead stories are calling the American president a racist. Last year at this time, they were calling him an anti-Semite. I remember well, as I was interviewed in Cleveland during his nomination convention through the days of the swearing in and inauguration, which celebrates its one-year anniversary this year. As actions have proven, Trump is not an anti-Semite. He is not a racist either. Hawaiians were inconvenienced for the first time when they had to seek shelter for 40 minutes after a false emergency alert. Life went back to normal the following week.
Funny thing is, these headlines are nothing new around the world when the story involves Israel.
For Zionists, we hear we are racists daily. Yes, I am a proud Zionist. We heard it before Israel was officially made a state. We heard it during the the when Israelis were friends and neighbors in Iran, Syria, Egypt and other Arab countries. Zionists were racists before Radical Islamic Terrorism.
The term Zionism was first connected to the movement founded by the Viennese Jewish journalist Theodor Herzl. Herzl recognized way before the Holocaust that European Jews was not fully appreciated in Europe. He argued in his 1896 book Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State) that the best way of avoiding anti-Semitism in Europe was to create an independent Jewish state or national homeland in the Palestine region of the Middle East. In 1948, the Zionist movement culminated in the birth of the State of Israel, after a United Nations vote. Since then, the term “Zionism” properly refers to supporters of the Israeli state. Zionists, like President Trump, recognize their homeland first.
Who could forget that day in November, 1975, when the majority of members tied to either the Soviet Union or Arab States passed a United Nations resolution equating Zionism as Racism. This was in response for giving Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, a known terrorist group, a standing ovation after a speech weeks before. Luckily, the resolution was revoked in 1991.
Today, the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions Movement, an internationally recognized policy seeks to end what they call Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Anti BDS and pro-Zionist activists are called racist. Through carefully organized propaganda campaigns, the movement seeks to destroy Israel’s finances by complaining about Arab lifestyles and comparing it to apartheid. Nothing is further from the truth as there are no imposed segregation laws in any part of the Israeli state, and many Arabs have more freedoms in Israel than in Sharia-law run Arab nations. Deep rooted hatred of Israel ties followers of the BDS Movement to being anti-Semitism with a goal to destroy the Jewish state.
The problem is, in today’s society, many seem to think they know what racism means when they call out an opponent. However, when diving into the origins and definition of racism, we see few “name callers” use the term accurately. As defined in any dictionary, racism stems from a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race or a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles.
If Trump is a racist, are these leaders racists?
President Lyndon Johnson who was known to use curse words and even the N***** word.
Oprah Winfrey who on tape stated something about old, white men should die.
President Bill Clinton using similar thought when addressing the immigration issue.
Are every elected official in the Israeli Knesset racists?
Security and following the rule of the land in Israel and in the United States.
The Other Headline — Emergency Alerts
We have an American emergency alert false alarm for the first time and what happens? The media questions President Trump’s sanity and blames Republicans. In truth, a worker from the democratic state admits his mistake and is transferred to a new position.
Be Happy They Are False Alarms!
Who could forget the days of the Gulf War when everyone was glued to CNN and daily sirens blew in Israel for attempted scud missile attacks? Israelis did not complain when some were false alarms. They prayed and thanked God for avoiding destruction and death.
With ISIS, Hezbollah and endless terror groups, sirens blow routinely in Israel. No one complains, attacks leadership or make fake news stories. They go on with their lives!
Be Happy They Are False Alarms!
Following the murders of three kidnapped youths a couple of years ago, over 60,000 Israelis downloaded the one-swipe emergency alert application. It was recently offered free to the public by the volunteer rescue organization, United Hatzalah. Parents were urged to download the lifesaving app called SOS.
Despite all the emergency alerts, life is still lost, as vicious stabbing at Shabbot meals, during car rides and in synagogues leave young widows and orphans.
For Israelis, these are not headlines, these are daily routines! Americans take note, stop complaining and get on with your lives! Take advice from this proud Zionist!