Anti-Zionists Prey on Sympathy

People around the world are disgusted when they see starving children in Africa or photos of bone figured people from a concentration camp.

Sympathy is only natural for people to have when it comes human suffering and people will try to do anything possible to stop it.

Under Jim Crow South many Americans of all races took to the streets in protest, petitioned politicians, changed laws and got the Supreme Court involved to help African Americans.

During the 80’s many good people around the world boycotted South Africa to help put pressure on Pretoria to stop the apartheid system.

Sympathy is a character trait in humanity that allows people to improve the world, but it can also be manipulated for evil purposes.

During the late 60s and early 70s extreme left-wing communists groups attributed all the ills of the Vietnam war to Capitalism.

In the eyes of Andreas Baader the only solution to stop exploitation of the working class was a violent revolution.

Andreas Baader under his terrorist group the Baader-Mienhoff Group where responsible for the kidnappings, murders and robberies of anything they considered a symbol of capitalism.

Baader would use the death of Vietnamese civilians as the victims of capitalism.

Instead of working from within the system of West Germany their belief that the only solution was armed struggle.

May of 1972 Baader-Mienhoff blew up the American officers club killing three and wounding five.

Americans being stationed in Germany were solely there to protect the West German government from a possible Soviet invasion.

Baader-Meinhoff were able to rationalize to themselves that the killing of US soldiers protecting them was a way to fight against injustice.

Anti-Zionist activists have been preying on peoples’ sympathies for the last decade by hijacking causes and blaming it on Israel.

Native Americans in the United States have suffered discrimination and object poverty for over a century.

Anti-Zionists will say like the Native Americans, Palestinians had their own society and culture until European Colonialists came to the land of Israel and killed Palestinians like Americans did to the Native people.

In using this tactic they use a false narrative by comparing Jews to European Colonists and Palestinians as the noble native.

Americans know well from their history of the treatment of the US Government on Native people so when someone does not know any better they will sign any petition presented to them.

Killing of George Floyd by a white Minnesota police officer was hijacked by Anti-Zionists activists by blaming the death on Israel.

Police departments sending their officers to train with their Israeli counterparts in Israel contribute to a more brutal police force.

Rania Khalek from Electronic Intifada wrote on her blog:

“Under the cover of counterterrorism training, nearly every major police agency in the United States has traveled to Israel for lessons in occupation enforcement, a phenomenon that journalist Max Blumenthal dubbed “the Israelification of America’s security apparatus.” Israeli forces and US police departments are so entrenched that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has opened a a branch in Tel Aviv.”

Americans seeing the death of African Americans at the hands of police officers has given rise to groups like Black Lives Matter who claim to fight against police brutality.

People hate police brutality and seeing a man being murdered on camera by a police officer infuriates people justly.

Anti-Zionists activists again hijack the cause and make it into their own while getting more supporters on their side.

Children throughout schools learn about Nelson Mandela and how the South African Government oppressed the black populations.

Activists will conflate the Palestinain Authority to a Bantustan and accuse Israel of operating Apartheid.

Bantustans were created by the White Government without out any consent of the black residents and had the sole purpose to deprive blacks of South African citizenship.

Palestinian Authority was created with the agreement of Palestinian leaders for a foundation to create a Palestinian State.

Unlike the Bantustans in South Africa, many countries recognize the Palestinian Passport and Palestine as a country.

Palestinian Authority incite their own residents against Israel and condemn Israel on the international stage which is something a Bantustan could not do.

Point of having a Bantustan was to have South Africa completely free of black citizens, while the Palestinian Authority does not work to deny Palestinians with Israeli citizenship the rights afforded to them by the state or relocate them to the Palestinian Authority against their will.

Manipulating peoples’ sympathy by distorting facts to paint Israel as the cause of ills to the world causes people to support support terrorists.

Once people believe the Palestinian cause is a noble one they start to admire people like Leila Khaled who attempt to murder passengers on an El AL flight by throwing a grenade on board that by miracle did not go off.

About the Author
Shlomo was born in Miami, Florida in 1989 and moved to Israel in 2012. He holds a degree from Florida Atlantic University in Political Science and served in the IDF as a combat soldier in the Netzach Yehuda Battalion. After serving in the military Shlomo studied in Yeshivat Shavie Hevron where he lived in Hebron. He now lives in Kiryat Arba, is a proud reservist in the Golani Brigade, and is a blogger for the Times of Israel.