The Silencing of Zahava Englard

One would think there are bigger fish to fry. But, apparently, I succeeded in ruffling more than just a few feathers.

I didn’t lie. Nor did I slander anyone. Yet, I received an official notice from Facebook that a recent post of mine was found to be offensive and therefore, censored. My sentence – a 24 hour ban from posting anything, anywhere on Facebook.

What was my crime?

I can’t be entirely sure, but I imagine I “upset” the leftists and/or the Jihadists. You see, I had put up a post on my wall about the savagery of the Syrian rebels toward children in particular, photo proof was included and I wrote posing the question, that if the perpetrators of such atrocities are savages, what do you call Obama and co. that backs them?

A fair question, I believe.

I suppose my punishment could have been worse. A band of leftists could have come for me in the middle of the night, bound and gag me and then force me to listen repeatedly to Joan Baez’s rendition of “Kumbaya my Lord.” That, or force me to listen to recordings of Obama’s ceaseless declarations as to how Islam is a “religion of peace.”

Oh….but we mustn’t blame all Muslims, right? Of course not. Africa and the Near East are on fire, Europe is on the precipice of falling prey to the same Jihadi flames and I dare say, without double-checking, that Pakistan did not make it on the list this past year for the top ten tourist spots. But let’s be careful now not to harm the sensitivities of the few Muslims who are not Jihadists, closet or otherwise.

Let’s all be politically correct as our world is swallowed up in a hellish inferno because of a “few very naughty men.”

And while Christians are beheaded across-the-board, homosexuals are tortured and hanged, women are stoned to death for owning cellphones or having the audacity to be raped, and as the UN appoints Iran as special rapporteur of the General Assembly’s Committee on Disarmament and International Security, the leftists are offended by my wall posts.

I will go even further and say that these leftists who targeted me are not just any run-of-the-mill leftists, but they are Jewish leftists.

Before my “offensive” Facebook post about the Syrian rebels, I commented on my wall regarding HaAretz journalist Amira Hass’s assertion that Hamas has every right to build tunnels…..leading into Israel. After all, no one can really prove that the tunnels discovered leading into Israel were dug with any malicious intent. Right. I will not soil the pages of TOI with a link to her article. If you’re interested, you can Google it.

In any event, with regard to Amira Hass’s article, I wrote that this is not a matter of merely possessing a warped moral compass. Any Jew who puts the lives of our enemies before the lives of our people, any Jew who aids, abets, encourages and incites our enemy, is likewise an enemy of Israel and the Jewish people and should be tried for treason.

It wasn’t long before I received a number of unpleasant private messages from people disagreeing with me. Evidently, the leftist Jews stalking my wall did not appreciate my opinion and therefore sought to have me banned from posting further on Facebook, lest they have to contend with the real enemy.

And, THAT is clearly the last thing they want to do.

Because as we all know, all logic points to the fact that building Jewish communities in the heartland of Israel, in Judea and Samaria, is the root of all the unrest that is engulfing the world today. (Please note heavy sarcasm.)

So, yes, let’s target people like me. Let’s censor me. Let’s focus on my Facebook wall, my dear leftist Jews, for I am undoubtedly “a clear and present danger” to our world.

About the Author
Author of THE GILBOA IRIS (Gefen Publishing House) and SETTLING FOR MORE: FROM JERSEY TO JUDEA (Urim Publications).