US Senator Cory Booker at AIPAC gave Israel mussar (lectured us) that we, according to our own Jewish values should be generous to the [Arab] Palestinian People. In a roaring voice, he preached at the Jewish People.
Now, let’s bypass that those who endanger Israel have no right to tell it what to do. Let’s for argument’s sake say that he is sincere and has the best in mind for the Jewish State and People. But let’s call out the chutzpah of him reading the Israeli People the riot act.
What he said so eloquently was just a sophisticated form of blaming the victim. We gave the Arab Nation the whole of Jordan, almost all of the Sinai, every grain of sand of Gaza and large parts of the West Bank. And we should be more generous?
I admit that I don’t envy the Arab Palestinians who sigh under oppression by autocratic corrupt leaders, from the PA to Chamas, from the King of Jordan to the head of Chezbollah, who don’t care about their welfare at all. Neither do I envy the citizens of Dresden, which was bombed by the Allied Forces to bring Hitler Germany to capitulation. Neither do I envy the Japanese civilians who got nuked by the US to stop the Japanese monster. But all these populations were steeped in hatred. Simply replacing their leadership won’t help if they’d continue to hate. Over 100 years of almost universal Jew-hatred has not diminished a bit in Jordan, Egypt, Gaza or the West Bank, no matter what Israel gave or gives them.
Germans should flood Muslim countries and teach them love for the Jews.
Why have more empathy for the citizens of Dresden than for those of London? The latter were bombed by the Nazis. There is a difference.
How does Israel that gave too much already, become the party that needs to give once more? When will the speaker’s passion go to the Jewish victims of growing up not only in the shadow of Auschwitz but also generation after generation in a State marked for extermination?
Where is his empathy for the Israeli People? While Israel is celebrated by him, the Palestinians are still the only ones who get his empathy. Why?
Where are your tears for the parents who need to send their innocent children to the army to guarantee the Nation’s survival? For simple citizens targeted by terrorists and terrorist regimes, only because they are Jews?
If your words are not the result of christio-supremacy, they are still idiotic. Like Gandi’s call in the 1930s on German Jews to resist peacefully.
And then for the Bible verses that you quoted out of context.
We need to love our fellow like ourselves. But Nazis are not included under ‘fellow’ until they repent and become friends to the Jewish People. It doesn’t matter if these Nazis identify themselves as ‘proper’ Germans, Austrians, Americans, Jordanians, Egyptians, Palestinians, Christians, Muslims, Atheists, left-wingers or right-wingers.
All Nations are welcome in the House of the Lord. That has been Israel’s policy from its inception. The Western Wall is open to anyone who comes in good faith. The Temple Mount will be too, once its Jordanian occupation ends. We’re the ones who, with danger to life for our dear soldiers, guard freedom of worship at the Cave of the Patriarchs and the tombs of Joseph and Rachel. We are, in fact, the only State in the Middle East with freedom of religion and that keeps open and safeguards all places of worship, from Churches to Mosques, from Bahia idol worship Temple to Synagogues.
And to all the Jews who applauded Booker at AIPAC: We are a naive People. He doesn’t say that we are evil. He doesn’t say he hates us. But he still blames us for not being generous enough in the face of a continuous threat of genocide. And he still believes that we control the world and that our love can make the Arab Nation stop hating us. Because the only thing that stops peace in the ME from happening is ancient Jew-hatred.
Why didn’t he exclaim: “I call upon the Arab Nation to embrace the Jews! Our Bible says that he who blesses the Jews will be blessed and he who curses the Jews will be cursed. Open your eyes and see for yourselves how true this is, also today!”? Why does he leave such sentences to Trump?