Yet another Israeli conscript was murdered by Arab Palestinians.
Israel’s MOD, PM, and President have vowed the terrorists won’t escape justice. Why is that? Why are they sounding harsh and not saddened?
That is because sadness means weakness and means in the Middle East that you’re disgraced as a man. And it sends the message that you’re vulnerable and safe to attack. So, for self-defense, they play tough guy.
But many of the family and friends of those Jews who lost their lives to Jew-hatred have taken the high road. At the fresh grave, they talk about gratefulness and love, a hopeful future and undeniable truths, peace and tranquility, goodness and saintliness. They don’t cry revenge and prefer tears over anger. That asks a lot of courage but it’s not uncommon.
This is nurturing and healing. This is a way to celebrate life no matter what. It shows resolve, endurance, idealism, holiness, and commitment.
Maybe the time has come for Israel’s politicians to talk the same way.
They could express sadness how Muslim society as a whole still has not dealt with being close to Jews. They could contrast the murderers with the millions of law-abiding Muslim citizens. They could express their gratitude for Muslims voluntarily serving in the IDF. They could remind everyone of the peace there is in the Israeli health system where Muslim and Jewish doctors, nurses, and patients mingle with one goal in mind, to seek life, discarding any hatred for anyone, benefitting everyone. They could mourn out-loud how Arab violence for 120 years now has held back a peaceful coexistence between Jews and Muslims and how it degrades the good name of Arab Peoples everywhere. They could tell Middle-Eastern Jew-haters that they won’t be free or dignified nor receive respect or friendship from the world until they throw off this burden of senseless baseless Jew-hatred — as shown so beautifully by the German People as a whole.
Capturing Jew-murderers dead or alive is not going to help the Jews. And it’s not going to help anyone. We need to call a spade a spade and call out the shameless continuation of Jew-hatred that enables these murders.
For those who want to ‘understand’ such murders because the Palestinians suffer so much, note this. 1. The Arab Palestinian Nation suffers very much but it’s self-inflicted by their ruthless leaders. 2. And they have suffered nothing compared to what Jews have suffered over 2000 years and we never went around killing people who did oppress us.
We need to say that we expect better. The murderers still get solidarity from other Jew-haters the world over. But how much sweeter will be real friendship not from Jew-haters but from true friends of Arab Palestinians?
We can all wait for it to disappear spontaneously or ferociously fight to end Jew-hatred in the Arab world. But one thing is sure. Their Jew-hatred hurts them more than us and it will need to go in any case. Better fight it.
PS: We don’t need Christians gloating about how well they do with the Jews in comparison. It took the Holocaust and the creation of a free Jewish State to make any progress. Nothing to brag about. We are not charmed by Christians’ hostility toward Muslims. Let them continue to clean their own houses. There’s still so much antisemitism in Christian society to stop.
Let it be clear that private ‘revenge’ attacks on Muslims solve nothing and only add pain and hatred to the mix. And generally, such racist attacks target sweet innocent people because bullies would never go after villains.