It has happened yet again. A terrorist has carried out a vehicle attack in Jerusalem crashing into pedestrians. Three are dead including two brothers, ages 8 and 6. The terrorist has been “neutralized” and I presume is dead.
If this follows the pattern of previous attacks, there should be wild celebrations by the Palestinians, dancing in the streets, honking of horns, and passing out candy as if they had just won the World Cup. It is disgusting.
As an American gentile, I feel ashamed that our government, under the current administration and a cognitively impaired and feckless president, is funding the Palestinians. Former President Trump had rightfully cut off Palestinian funding, but Joe Biden has restored it.
And what timing. MEMRI TV has just released a video of an imam in Anaheim, California (Al Ansar Mosque) reciting the “hadith of hate” about Muslims killing Jews on Judgment Day. This was reportedly posted on Imam Moustafa Kamel’s YouTube channel on February 1. Is it any wonder attacks like these are carried out against innocent Jews in Israel and other parts of the world? I have sent the MEMRi video to the local newspaper, the Orange County Register, and asked them to look into it. We’ll see what happens.
It has been two decades since I first wrote that the focal point for the resurgence of Jew hatred in the US has been on our university campuses, thanks to pro-Palestinian activists and feckless university administrations. I vividly recall the opposition we were met with in trying to inform the local Jewish community about what was going on at the University of California at Irvine, where I was a part-time teacher at the time. That opposition also came from certain Jewish organizations (which I have named in the past). Now, just as we predicted, it has spread into our society at large.
This incident should serve as a reminder that the primary duty of any government is to protect its citizens. That means being strong. Not only Israel, but the US and the West as well. Other world events are demonstrating what happens when we are weak. May G-d be with Israel.