Over this past weekend civilians in cities and towns in southern Israel all around the terrorist Hamas controlled Gaza Strip heard more than 200 red alert sirens as 174 mortars and rockets rained down on them. (Two of the terror missiles hit a synagogue and playground.) Thousands of families slept in bomb shelters. This is not normal anywhere in the world, and yet the world’s media was curiously silent…until the Jews dared to respond!
Take a look at these headlines (and photos-where are the photos of terrified Israeli children in bomb shelters?) of the “objective media.” Not one headline contextualises Israel’s legitimate response, or right to defend her citizens from the terror onslaught. The media can only deal with Jews as victims (long faces on Holocaust Memorial Day) but how dare those Jews fight back and defend their hearth and home, like any other nation would? These headlines are a prime example of the double standard utilised by vast swaths of the international media towards Israel and may even contribute somehow to the pseudo-legitimisation of these terror attacks themselves. This is only the latest part of Orwellian pattern where the victim seems to be blamed for the terror attacks if the victim happens to be Jewish/Israeli. This leads to the serious question. Is the media Anti-Semitic? What other explanation could there be for this bizarre and fact-distorting “reporting” from premier news organisations?
The world’s media never deems it necessary to comment on the fact that something is seriously broken in a society where political leaders, religious leaders, and even mothers praise their children for being murderers. Where children are incited 24/7 in school, by the media and in mosques to go out and murder. Where schools and public squares are named after murderers. Where murderers are extolled as the epitome of heroism (and rewarded with non-accountable American and EU supplied tax-payer’s dollars and Euros) by the PA.
The world community, who funds and ignores this poisoning of an entire society, needs to fix its moral compass and help the Palestinians press the moral “reset” button. Palestinians need to understand that one cannot murder oneself towards a state. The Hamas and the PA are responsible for the current violence and to overlook this is to ignore the situation. The world is not doing the Palestinians a favour by not holding them to account. Indeed this is reinforcing the current deeply flawed mindset. Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Deputy Minister Dr. Michael Oren observed, “being Palestinian means never having to say that you’re sorry.” Unless the Palestinians educate for peace there will never be peace.
The only time the world is not silent, it seems, is when the Jews dare to defend their hearth and home. Then the baying pack declares; “how dare those Jews defend themselves?” We Jews heard the silence of world just over seventy years ago, when one third of the Jewish people was murdered for the “crime” of being Jewish. The big difference is that today we can and we will defend ourselves and we no longer need to rely on the pity of our host nations, but are able to be in charge of our own destiny.