Adir Bhastekar

Estranged global Jewish anti Zionists or far left

There has been noise across the country and Jewish world in the wake of protests by Jews in kippahs in the US, the overall Jewish far left and Jewish anti Zionists demonstrations despite the horrors of 7th Oct, 23. Some writers compare them to the wicked 4th son of Pesach

I believe many of these common Jewish protestors globally don’t know enough. Most of them are victims of Hamas’s social media and university propaganda or know less or care less or fall prey to their social pressures. There are of course some who truly hate or look at Israel cruelly.

We can see the foundations for hatred through this live case of Kerala, India. Two months ago there was an outcry in India against a pro Palestinian rally organized in a city in the Kerala state in India which led to calls in the Indian media for a nationwide ban on Hamas. In the rally, the notorious Khaled Mashal (ex head of Hamas) was the key speaker via Zoom. During the rally he kept talking about using social media to spread hatred against the Jews and Israel globally. Hamas has acted on their words. The horrific attack on 7th Oct 23 by Hamas wasn’t only against Israel, it was against Jews across the world. It was done militarily and also on social media. Global antisemitism is up 5 times as compared to 2022 as per the World Zionist Organization. There was global travel warning for Israelis. Jews in US colleges feel unsafe and fearful of their Jewish identities more than ever. Hamas is fighting a social media war on global Jewry along with a military war. It is also a war of narratives between the two sides.

Our enemies have tried to break our unity many times. Years ago they tried to get the Israeli Arabs to riot against us. They had been closely watching the judicial protests, the protests for and against the enlistment of Charedim. We are our strongest and unbreakable only when we are together. Even 2500 years ago after the death of King Solomon, the Kingdom of Israel was split followed by the Assyrians capturing the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Israel needs all its Jews to win the war permanently, survive and flourish. We do not need just a military victory, we need a victory over anti-Semitism and hatred against Israel and the global Jewry.

More efforts must be made to integrate and educate the global Jewish community. We must work together and harder across the globe to spread the correct word and educate the truth against anti Israel propaganda. To make the global Jewry understand the truth for the truth will set everyone free.

About the Author
A Zionist who did Aliyah from Mumbai (Bene Israeli Jew) in 2018. Adir is an MBA from the renowned Jamnalal Bajaj School of Management in Mumbai. He has been a politics, economics & finance enthusiast from a young age. From writing about current affairs in school to responding to news pieces of the Jerusalem post which were published. Adir has come a long way from India to Israel and kept pursuing his passions in finance, global politics, world macro economics, business news and issues that affect us all. He is a full time banker in Israel and a multi passionate soul.
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