This week, anti-Semites around the world will commemorate “Israel Apartheid Week,” in more than 200 cities worldwide. This event is part of the racist BDS (Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment) movement – which uses the cover of Anti-Israel activities for their Anti-Semitism. Their double standard against Israel is a double standard which continues to single out Israel, the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.
The sanctimonious left harps upon Israel, yet is silent on so many other issues in the world. There will not be any “Stop The Murder In Syria”, where over 100,000 people have been killed by the government in the last two years, nor any “Allow Churches In Egypt” rallies throughout the world. With hundreds killed in the Ukraine in ongoing violence, the world will not stop to commemorate those lost lives, nor do college students worldwide get excited about the ongoing inter-Arab violence between Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Lebanon.
What remains the one issue which can motivate people around the world? Opposition to the Jews — in this case, Israel. History repeats itself, and the Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky wrote an essay many years ago entitled “Go To Hell” which applies perfectly for today’s Israel Apartheid Week participants.
As Jabotinsky wrote:
“We constantly and very loudly apologize… Instead of turning our backs to the accusers, as there is nothing to apologize for, and nobody to apologize to, we swear again and again that it is not our fault… Isn’t it long overdue to respond to all these and all future accusations, reproaches, suspicions, slanders and denunciations by simply folding our arms and loudly, clearly, coldly and calmly answer with the only argument that is understandable and accessible to this public: ‘Go to Hell!’? Who are we, to make excuses to them; who are they to interrogate us? What is the purpose of this mock trial over the entire people where the sentence is known in advance? Our habit of constantly and zealously answering to any rabble has already done us a lot of harm and will do much more… The situation that has been created as a result, tragically confirms a well known saying: “Qui s’excuse s’accuse.”’
“…We are hated not because we are blamed for everything, but we are blamed for everything because we are not loved…”…We do not have to apologize for anything. We are a people as all other peoples; we do not have any intentions to be better than the rest.”
“We do not have to account to anybody, we are not to sit for anybody’s examination and nobody is old enough to call on us to answer. We came before them and will leave after them. We are what we are, we are good for ourselves, we will not change and we do not want to.”