Fred Maroun
A believer in peace and human dignity

A Jew who betrayed other Jews and Israel

Amir Hetsroni reported in his recent blog being told that there is no difference between him and Hitler.  I am writing to reassure him that there are obvious differences between him and Hitler, but also I want him to know that he (Hetsroni) is the spitting image of what Hitler imagined every Jew to be: immature, unintelligent, a coward, a liar, and a traitor to his own people.  So while Hetsroni is not Hitler, he is Hitler’s fantasy.

If I were Hetsroni, once I sobered up, I would have crawled back to my computer and humbly unpublished the blog.  Perhaps Hetsroni is reassured by the fact that his blog was quite high on the popular blogs list, but he should remember that voyeurism at the scene of a train wreck is not to be confused with popularity.

Hetsroni is immature because he clearly thinks that the reason he attracted so much negative reaction is because of him.  His blog reads like a high school rant written by a student who was spurned by his schoolmates.  The reality is that the reaction against him was due to the very real and growing antisemitism in the world today, and that the fact that some frightened Jews choose to side with antisemites is too much to bear for many Jews, especially Israeli Jews.  Hetsroni just happens to be a textbook example of those disloyal Jews.

Hetsroni is unintelligent because despite being a university professor, he wrote a thoroughly unconvincing blog that presents little data, and the little data that it presents is mediocre at best.  He praised my adoptive country, Canada, for selecting “emigrants on the basis of totally different standards such as profession in demand, money in the bank and so on”.  The reality is that only a minority of immigrants to Canada are selected for those reasons.  Most immigrants are selected on compassionate grounds, such as family ties.  So contrary to what the “academic” Hetsroni stated in his blog, Canada’s immigration policy has more similarities than differences with Israel’s immigration policy which aims to re-unite the Jewish family.  I am in fact a Lebanese immigrant to Canada chosen for my family ties, and like most immigrants to Israel, I became a productive and loyal citizen of my adoptive country.

Hetsroni is a coward because as he wrote in his Times of Israel biography, he “is emigrating from Israel in order to miss the next war, earn higher wages, enjoy cooler summers, and obtain a living package that is cost-effective”.  In other words, he is one of the rare Israeli Jews who aren’t strong enough to stand up to hate, terrorism, and war, and he would rather desert Israel and selfishly pursue materialistic goals elsewhere.

Hetsroni is a traitor because at a time when Jews and Israel face the highest peak of antisemitism since WWII, he is turning against his Jewish family and his Israeli family, and he is denouncing Israel’s law of return, the central element of Israel’s mission as a haven for Jews everywhere.  He claims that “this law has lost its purpose and gone out of context”.  Despite his obvious lack of academic skills, Hetsroni cannot possibly be so incompetent as to not see the growing antisemitism in the world today, so the only explanation for his bizarre claim is that he has decided to lie and to betray his own people.

Hetsroni is a liar because in addition to lying about the necessity of the law of return, he claims that it is racist, yet the law accepts any Jews, including any converts to Judaism, regardless of race, ethnicity, or country of origin.  Either he never bothered to look up facts about the law that he is loudly denouncing, or, much more likely, he lied.

As I said, Hetsroni is not unique.  There are many Jews in the United States and even in Israel who are too weak to endure the intensity of the anti-Zionist frenzy.  To paraphrase Winston Churchill, these Jews are cowering into the enemy camp in the faint hope that the crocodile will eat them last.  The reality however is that such Jews are a tiny minority in Israel, and they are of little relevance except as a freak show, which is what Hetsroni’s blog is.  If Hetsroni immigrates to the United States, he will discover that even among American Jews, his views are seen by the vast majority for what they are:  the juvenile ramblings of a confused Jew whose only coping mechanism is to betray his Jewish family and Israel.

About the Author
Fred Maroun is a Canadian of Arab origin who lived in Lebanon until 1984, including during 10 years of civil war. Fred supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state and to defend itself. Fred supports a liberal and democratic Middle East where all religions and nationalities co-exist in peace with each other, and where human rights are respected. Fred is an atheist, a social liberal, and an advocate of equal rights for LGBT people everywhere.
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