Alex Rose

Antisemitism and Radical Islam

“Students for Justice in Palestine, a project of the parent organization of Hamas, have been running a Hitler Youth campaign on American campuses to convince a generation of students of the lies that Israel is a colonialist oppressor and the Palestinians are its blameless victims.

Now SJP is playing a leading role in the Hamas campus encampments and riots.” [Front Page Editors: ‘Our Battle Against Jew Hatred Come Full Circle, May 10, 2024’].”

Predictably, following the chaos and accusations of corruption against the PA-PLO, Hamas, which was always stronger in Gaza, won the election in January 2006. The “Palestinians” who always supported terrorism and suicide bombing by some 70-80 % [as reported in various polls over the last years], had elected Hamas by a similar margin. In the 120 –seat council, Hamas took 76 seats and the PA-PLO-Fatah some 36, with the rest going to other terrorist splinter groups. [The Indictment. The Arab –Israeli Conflict in Historical Perspective, Page 324, by Holocaust Survivor, Sabina Citron.]

Israeli intelligence reported that a great deal of armament had been smuggled over the border with Egypt, since Egypt took responsibility. Many suspected al-Qaeda terrorists had managed to cross the border. The armament included shoulder-held ground to air missiles as well as grenade launchers—all very dangerous to Israel.

Hamas claimed to be upholding the hudna at the time while “sub-contracting “ its kassam missiles to Islamic Jihad. Our people , both in Israel and the Diaspora, find it difficult to understand how Western leaders fail to see the Arab-Muslim designs against us and its origins.

Any sane person has to ask the most obvious question: how , in view of the Arab-Muslim quest to eliminate us, can our Western “friends” ask us to create a state for unreconstructed Jihadist on our own historic land in the very heart of the country?

As we have seen at the end of the infamous “Oslo process”, the Arabs were not interested in peace, not even autonomy, but rather in continued terrorist Jihad. As the PLO “Phased Plan” clearly stated: the Arabs would accept any territory ceded to them, and then continue to launch Jihad—a terrorist war—from that territory.

Only a few headlines are necessary to confirm that not much has altered in contemporary times. David Horovitz, CEO of Times of Israel has covered this historical period thoroughly. His study of the less than human Joe alone encourages one to recognize that democracy can fall short.

His, “Biden’s partial weapons freeze deepens existential threat Israel has faced since Oct. 7” which was posted on 9 May, 2024 serves well for one to be updated with the major story of current period.

It would seem as if Hamas are angels and that Israel was the party who initiated the war. Normality suggests that a single event is sufficient to make a judgment. There are ample videos available showing how savagery was engaged by Hamas, the monstrous acts such as rape and burning babies. One should not forget Netanyahu’s reminder that 5 wars is more than enough tolerable.

So now, we must be punished. Joe and his partner whose mother is Jewish see fit to punish Israel. Hamas electing to use civilian shields, probably hostages.

“What is certain is that Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas are rejoicing at Biden’s shocking, if not altogether surprising step. It raises, rather than diminishes, the prospect of escalated conflict across the northern border It reduces the concerns of the Hamas leadership that the IDF might prove capable of tackling it deep inside its Rafah hideout. And it further marginalizes the prospect of Hamas—already fooling the world with its disingenuous ceasefire “acceptance”—feeling pressured to agree to a viable hostage deal. All of this constitutes the opposite of stated Biden goals.

The US president and his senior officials have promised endlessly since Hamas invaded Israel on October 7, slaughtered 1,200 people and abducted 252-18 of whom are still being held—that the administration’s commitment to Israel’s security is ‘ironclad.’”

Abe Foxman, the retired national director of the ADL, who broke with decades of nonpartisanship in 2020 and campaigned for Biden, said Biden faced electoral peril, at least among certain Jewish voters. Arutz7 posted on April 21,2024, “Son of Hamas: Biden Administration: Win elections or win the war.” Masab Hasson Yousef, the son of a senior figure in Hamas, tweeted admonishment to the US government for failing to prioritize national interests above party desires. The tweet concerned the US policy regarding the hostage negotiations.
His entire tweet demands emphasis for Jewish leaders.

“After months of pressuring Israel to negotiate a hostage deal with terrorists, the Biden administration came to realize that negotiating with terrorists is a dead end. Postponing an inevitable war to please voters won’t .” Iran, Russia, China, and their proxies are determined to destroy the current world order. Islamic and communist ideologies have been proven wrong throughout the centuries so we shouldn’t allow a new generation of fanatics to repeat the same mistakes of the past. Islamic and communist models are doomed to failure. Capitalism is the better option, he declared.

Sticking your head in the sand will not remove the threat. Trading your most fundamental principles for short-term political interest will lead to more chaos. America shouldn’t wait for things to go completely out of control before taking action. And the Biden administration must choose between winning the election or winning the war.”

He concluded with words of advice. “Strong leaders are not afraid of taking risks, weak leaders try to please everyone.” By way of guidance for Biden and Blinken in understanding the Arabs, they could read David Pryce Jones’s, “The Closed Circle”. He points to the deeply rooted tribal forces that drive Arabs in their dealings with the Western world, and even with each other, are nothing like desires of Europeans and Americans.

He points out that Lebanon is a classic example. The Shiites and the Sunnis cannot join together to control the Maronite Christians effectively. Alliances hardly hold together long enough to advance one step toward peace, even among themselves.
Why is the Arab world so troubled? Or to quote 2 Palestinians cited by David Price-Jones as one reads on An interpretation of the Arabs: Why, has Arab society failed to modernize? Why have the Arab people been unable to cooperate, to defend themselves, to organize, to unify? Why is Arab behavior emotional, unscientific, “irrational?”

A common response to these questions is to blame poor leadership or Western imperialism. But Mr. Pryce-Jones thinks otherwise. He is an English novelist whose lifelong interest in the Arab world began with his childhood experiences in Morocco.

He believes the root of Arab problems lies in the civilization’s culture, which he defines geographically as stretching from western Sahara to the Persian Gulf, although for the purposes of his discussion he includes Iran under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. In his near-polemical discussion, he blames the legacy of a tribal outlook that divides society into blood relations and strangers, and makes of any attempt to assert leadership a zero-sum game in which “pursuit of ambition by one family and restriction to another.”

Most important, stemming from this tribalism on using “concepts of shame and honor to sanction their conduct. Honor is what makes life worthwhile: shame is a living death.” In everyday life, “actions are prompted and governed by the positive acquisition of honor and the negative avoidance of shame.”

In whatever he does, “ the individual finds honor-justification in whatever will promote his career, and shame-justification for not compromising in anything that might lessen his advantages over other people.” Exposed to Western rationalism, Arabs have been agitated to extremes of honor and shame, prophesying deep admiration but actually feeling the profoundest inferiority. The West ought to have recognized as much, but in its Europe centricity, it failed to see that countries of the Arab world could not adapt to Western constitutional ways. Price-Jones then references actual past history as an example.

Further, he points out that young Arabs have grown up “amid an uninterrupted sequence of wars, both national and civil, with coups and assassinations, and they are familiar with every trauma of war, massacre, terror and sudden death.”
Contrary to the conventional wisdom that Israel is somehow responsible for the ills of the Arab world, Pryce-Jones shows how violence is endemic in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and the Gulf states.

About the Author
Alex Rose was born in South Africa in 1935 and lived there until departing for the US in 1977 where he spent 26 years. He is an engineering consultant. For 18 years he was employed by Westinghouse until age 60 whereupon he became self-employed. He was also formerly on the Executive of Americans for a Safe Israel and a founding member of CAMERA, New York (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America and today one of the largest media monitoring organizations concerned with accuracy and balanced reporting on Israel). In 2003 he and his wife made Aliyah to Israel and presently reside in Ashkelon.