Yoseph Janowski
By the Grace of G-d


With all the talk about civilian casualties in Gaza, and the hearings in The Hague, here’s a thought.

In a poll conducted about a month ago, and reported on major news outlets, about three quarters of Palestinians felt that the Hamas attack on Israel October 7 was correct. (In the West Bank, 82% said the October 7 attack was correct, and in Gaza 57% said it was correct. In total, 72% of Palestinians polled said it was correct.)

Basically this means that a large majority of Palestinians consider civilians to be legitimate targets.

So we don’t need The Hague. The Palestinians have already passed judgment on themselves. Israel is fighting a legitimate war.

Gazans voted Hamas into power. This despite the Hamas charter against Israel and Jews.

So Gazans are not innocent bystanders. They brought Hamas into power, and they continue to encourage and support them. They are complicit and they are accomplices in Hamas terror.

Israel has tried to minimize civilian casualties. Hamas has been hiding among civilians, and even threatened many who tried to follow Israeli directives to go to safe zones. So Israel is following international law, while Hamas is breaking it.

But in addition to all this, when a majority of Gazans voted that civilian casualties (against Israel) were correct, in effect they were passing judgement on themselves. In effect Gazans have declared, that in their opinion, civilian casualties are legitimate.

What about people who support Hamas? What about South Africa’s government bringing genocide charges against Israel to The Hague?

If you support terror, encourage it, condone it, legitimize it, then, as the expression goes, you become part of the problem. You become complicit.

When G-d smote the Egyptian first-born, He also smote the first-born of maid-servants. The commentary Rashi asks why? And he answers, because they rejoiced and were happy to see the suffering of the enslaved Jews.

Warning to the world: If you are complicit, if you support Hamas, if you rejoiced seeing the atrocities of Hamas, then you might want to pay attention to the following words from Psalms that are recited on Passover.

“Pour Your wrath on the nations that don’t know You. And on the kingdoms that don’t call out to Your Name. For they consumed Jacob, and devastated his dwelling. Pour on them Your wrath, and Your anger shall reach them. Chase them with anger and destroy them from under the heavens of G-d.”

Maybe you should learn from the Egyptians. Maybe it’s time to be on the right side of justice and of history.

And dear world, guess what? A Palestinian state brings the opposite of peace. Just look at what happened October 7.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe wanted peace for everyone, including the Arabs. And he said that even talking about giving away land encourages terrorists, because they think they have something to gain.

Dear world. Do you want peace in the Middle East? Then stop encouraging terrorism, stop encouraging a Palestinian state, stop encouraging Hamas.

The Jewish people have endured two thousand years of world persecution, yet they taught the world morals.

It’s pay back time, time for the world to thank Israel, and to support Israel in their legitimate efforts for self-defence.

Time to punish barbarism, and to encourage Israel to wipe out Hamas.

Time to teach Hezbollah and the Houthis and Iran that there is justice, there is a G-d; and on Mount Sinai He told Moses to tell all the nations to observe the seven Noahide laws, including to not murder, and including to establish courts to uphold these laws. This will bring peace to the world.

Time to teach the world, by example, that G-d is One with the entire world. And that every single person needs to examine their conscience, and to acknowledge and accept G-d’s rulership.

It’s time to stop being barbaric, and to stop supporting and being complicit with barbarism.

It’s time to see and acknowledge what is the truth, what is truly holy, what is right, what is correct.

It really is time.

And by doing this, we hasten the complete Redemption with Moshiach, when the entire world will be at peace, for (Isaiah 11; 9) “the world will be filled with knowledge of G-d, just as the waters cover the sea.”

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