Barry Shaw

Jewish Lives Matter!

Paul Kessler was the 69-year-old Jew who was smashed on the head by a pro-Palestinian and died of his injuries.

Instead of calling it an antisemitic hate crime, the police called it homicide.

In America, the police and the current establishment are suffering from Islamophobia. Not hatred of Muslims, but fear of Muslims. They are afraid of the rising power that they hold, the chokehold they have over proper decisions, and the Jew is the victims as personified by Paul Kessler.

Paul Kessler should be the Jewish George Floyd.

If Jews don’t act now, if Jews don’t powerfully shout out now, things are going to get much worse for them in America, and elsewhere.

Paul Kessler should be the symbol of a new movement –

JEWISH LIVES MATTER copied on the successful marketing campaign of BLM, except we do it powerfully, but peacefully.

I was going to say that we have justice on our side, but actually we don’t.

We don’t have a voice because we don’t have the numbers to sway cynical politicians.

We have to take to the streets, the town halls, Congress to shout and keep shouting until they heed our voice because, if we don’t, you could be the next Paul Kessler.

So that is why we must find the leaders to put together a national and a global movement of JEWISH LIVES MATTER led by the image of Paul Kessler.

Who is going to take up the cause? Anyone? Or are you going to remain the meek and silent Jew whose fate is sealed in a long history of pogroms and Holocausts?

When the Jew haters came to kill us, Israel acted. Strongly, affirmatively, decisively, against all criticism.

Now, it’s your turn.


Barry Shaw,

International Public Diplomacy Associate at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.

About the Author
Barry Shaw is the Senior Associate for Public Diplomacy at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies. He is also the author of ‘Fighting Hamas, BDS and Anti-Semitism,' '1917. From Palestine to the Land of Israel, 'BDS for IDIOTS,' and his latest work 'A Tale of Love and Destiny,' the dramatic life of a Jewish heroine.
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