Jack Molad

Gaza and the Diaspora

Jewish communities in the diaspora are under unprecedented attacks. Egging them on are the leaders of many countries, schools, and communities. These influential leaders are not holding back in their criticism of Israel, painting pictures of a clear genocide against an innocent people. Jewish people around the world are then being targeted as though they are responsible for this war.

Antisemitism is no longer a bad rhetoric, just as attacking Jews around the world is no longer unusual. Alarmingly, these attacks are not only happening in Arab countries or in rural areas; they are happening in the biggest cities in the world. Large Arab communities in London, Paris, Berlin and many others are openly attacking Jews without fear of repercussion. It is the world leaders who let antisemites grow bolder.

It is not hard to see what is driving the current global Antisemitism. Hamas, and Gaza’s “health department” (which is controlled by Hamas), have always garnered support as the victim by lying about the number of deaths throughout the war. Daily we are being told about “astronomical” figures” of children’s deaths, despite Israel’s insistence on this information being incorrect. Mainstream media, such as Al Jazeera, with millions of viewers around the world, uses every opportunity to paint Israel as the aggressor. This is nothing more than a modern-day blood libel. We have seen that our enemies are far better at international propaganda than we are.

On top of the international fury, there is growing criticism within Israel against the government as well as a movement by the opposition to topple it. Adding to the instability is the continued pressure being applied by families of hostages, who have now been held captive for half a year. Our enemies are well aware of the international and domestic turmoil Israel is facing.

Israel’s war against Hamas, a terror organization, has turned into a global controversy harming Israelis and all of diaspora Jewry. Israel must now finish defeating terror from its doorsteps, even if it faces it alone.

Jack Molad

About the Author
Jack Molad was born in Tel Aviv in 1930 during the British Mandate period and fought with the Haganah. Jack set out for the United States to spread Israeli tradition to Jews in the US. He achieved a masters degree at Saint Louis University and established Hebrew programs for traditional Jewish youth in Saint Louis, Omaha, and Dallas. Jack also founded and led Teen Tours, a summer program in Israel for traditional Jewish teens to experience Israel. Jack returned to Jerusalem in 2021, where he resides with many of his children and grandchildren.
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