Steve Kramer

How Israel is vilified

President Biden, a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” insists that Hamas must be rewarded for its genocidal war against Israelis with a state of its own, a State of Palestine. [See Note] This nation would supposedly be demilitarized and governed by a reconstituted and improved Palestinian Authority, an extremely unlikely outcome. Secretary of State Blinken shares this unrealistic, improbable demand. 

The Western-promoted Palestinian state would inevitably replace Israel, not “live side by side in peace” with it. Less than a quarter of Palestinians recently polled would settle for it. According to a Gallup poll in October, “[Only] 24% of Palestinians support a two-state solution, down from 59% in 2012.” The great majority want a “Judenrein” State of Palestine ruled by Muslim terrorists.

This demand for an unwanted 2-state solution results from the longstanding jihadist hatred of Israel and Jews held by many, if not almost all, Palestinian Arabs. While the Gulf Arabs (for the most part) are recognizing the value of allying with Israel, the majority of Moslem countries count Israel as an enemy. The Abraham Accords have partially changed that concept, but Israel’s Arab enemies are doing their best to destroy any cooperation between Israelis and Arabs. 

This fact that the Palestinian Arabs have no strong, pragmatic authority figure is one reason that there is a failure to form a functioning, peaceful relationship with Israel. Other reasons include the power of jihadi organizations to rule them and their education from birth to hate the Jews and to aspire to expel them from “Palestine”. Yet another reason is the “Jew among nations” (Israel), is despised by a plurality of nations despite its many contributions to humanity in many fields. The United Nations is the worst offender, spending an incredible amount of time and energy vilifying Israel.

The theme, “From the river to the sea,” has become the outcry shouted by mobs throughout the West and the Arab countries. Especially in the West, the haters – almost without exception – have no idea where Israel is, what river and which sea are pertinent, and who is responsible for the continuous bloodshed. In the “elderly man’s” country, social media and other sources (including at times the current administration) indict and vilify Israel as murderers of Arabs and war criminals. Washington’s recurring warnings not to commit war crimes are an insult to Israel, which probably is the most scrupulous country when it comes to attempting to prevent “civilian casualties.”

The president has even apologized to Michigan’s Arab population that his government has backed Israel excessively and that Israel’s military response to the barbaric Hamas is “over the top.” This in spite of the fact that deaths of  “civilians” are probably among the lowest soldier/civilian ratios ever. Additionally, the figures of casualties are suspect: their unreliable source, no breakdown of combatants versus civilians, no accounting for rocket misfire casualties, and combatants routinely fighting while dressed in civilian attire. The first response to all of these accusations should be automatic, loud and clear: BLAME HAMAS. Yet, I rarely hear it.

The Jewish population in America has lately awakened to its perilous situation. As someone born at the very end of WWII, I grew up in a time when American Jews experienced a “Golden Age.” By the time I attended college, there were no bars to admission, especially among the elite schools. Job opportunities in large corporations were numerous, company boards boasted many Jews, college presidents were often Jewish, college faculties included many Jewish lecturers and professors, synagogues were burgeoning, country clubs accepted Jews routinely, and being Jewish (in most places) was not at all dangerous. 

Contrast that with the present, when militant Muslims and their non-Muslim “useful idiots” harass and endanger Jews, students hide their Jewish identities, Jewish college presidents are disappearing, job opportunities for Jews are diminished, the prejudice against Jews (and often Asian Americans) is widespread, and these same two minorities are considered to be “white oppressors.”

The idea to reward a “State of Palestine” to the Arab barbarians is nonsensical. First, it’s an insult to Israelis, who were wantonly attacked on 10/7/23 in a most uncivilized manner (to say the least). Second, the Palestinian Arabs don’t want a state “living side by side with Israel in peace.” Who made that up? Arab leaders consistently have turned down a state, in 1948, 1967, 2001, and 2008. Why? Because they want everything “from the river to the sea,” which means all the territory west of the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, with Israel erased. And who would rule it? Hamas, not a “reconstituted Palestinian Authority” which has feared to hold an election since 2005 because of its unpopularity.

After Israel defeats Hamas, rehabilitating its image as a potent Middle Eastern power, I would expect an enlargement of the Abraham Accords. But if Israel succumbs to Washington’s demands to legitimize a jihadist Palestinian Arab state, Israel’s future will be dark – and eventually so will the future of the West.

Note: President Biden, ostensibly a friend of Israel, is pushing a plan to emasculate Israel and bring about a hostile State of Palestine. 

2/12/23 New York Times: “President Biden sharply escalated his criticism of Israel’s approach to the war against Hamas on Thursday, calling military operations in Gaza ‘over the top’ and saying that the suffering of innocent people has ‘got to stop.’” Mr. Biden, who has strongly supported Israel’s right to retaliate for the Oct. 7 terrorist attack by Hamas that killed an estimated 1,200 people, exhibited growing impatience with the scale and duration of Israel’s response during a nighttime meeting with reporters at the White House. (”

2/11/24: In reply, Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu said to US media outlets that the American response to an attack like Hamas’s October 7 massacre would be “at least as strong as Israel’s” and possibly stronger.

Watch this short video comparing Israel to a potential state of Palestinian Arabs:


About the Author
Steve Kramer grew up in Atlantic City, graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1967, adopted the hippie lifestyle until 1973, then joined the family business for 15 years. Steve moved to Israel from Margate, NJ in 1991 with his family. He has written more than 1100 articles about Israel and Jews since making Aliyah. Steve and his wife Michal live in Kfar Saba.