Barbara Diamond

The theater of the absurd

It does feel as though the world has simply gone mad.  I am a Jew and I am an Israeli and I am an American, and everything is inside-out.  Good is bad, right is wrong, evil is “normalized”, truth is fiction, lies reign supreme.

It is quite simply impossible for me to turn on the television to watch hours of testimony at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, where the leaders of the ANC of South Africa, accuse Israel of perpetrating genocide.  I know that as an informed Journalist, I should be an eye witness to the inversion of truth and insane claims spewed forth against my beloved people, soldiers, and country which is the most honorable among the nations.  Truly, I cannot self-flagellate any more.

Israel being judged by a court given power by the United Nations is so absurd, that it should not require an explanation… but apparently – it does.  The very organization,  (The United Nations ), which exists primarily to express Arab hatred of the only Jewish State in the world… a tiny state…a haven for Jews who have been demonized, expelled, and whose existence is threatened by the very nations who are judging her at the Hague… sets itself up as judge and jury for that which is to be allowed in a nation’s self-defense? This is theatrical grandstanding of the lowest possible form.  The world has lost its moral compass.  It is not the first time… it has happened over and over, but with an increased frequency which takes one’s breath away.   Israel is always vilified in the process. By extension the Jewish people are defamed… repeatedly and mercilessly.

We Jews sit with our friends, analyzing all of these events, and try to “understand” why this ugliness rears its head over and over again. Tomes have been written about antisemitism and anti-Zionism. It is a scourge. This trial at the Hague is the pinnacle of Inter-national venom. A stage for Israel’s enemies … on which to perform. It is precisely because we ARE a nation of responsible human beings, that we even participate in such a sham event in which the world wants to limit our rights of self-defense against the evil of Hamas. Is the only European nation who understands what truth is…. The one nation which perpetrated the very real and grotesque Genocide against six million Jews in World War II (and an additional six million homosexuals, gypsies, perceived traitors to the Nazi ideology)?  Are they the only ones with a moral compass?

Israel is not and has never been an apartheid state. It was “knighted” as such by South Africa which apparently sees a non-existing parallel between their experiences of resistance against a white minority, and the Arab world’s constant claims that the Palestinian problem…and indeed…it is a problem… is the fault of tiny Israel.  It is not the fault of the massive Arab nations in the region who reject the very same Palestinian population out of hand… who will not allow them to migrate into their cities for fear that their barbaric behavior will taint their own citizenry.  It is not the fault of the PLO, Hamas, Hezbollah, paid for lock, stock, and barrel- by Iran… which refused to give any quality of life to this group of their fellow Arabs (Yes I do realize that not  all Iranians are actually “Arab” but does that matter when their proxies certainly are!)…or the fault of their leaders who stole the hundreds of millions of dollars given by the world to aid them…placed it into their Swiss and Arab bank accounts in order to live the high life in their private jets.  Is it not the fault of Hamas which allowed all supplies for infrastructure and a better life, to be used for more than 300 miles of underground tunnels instead of houses, hospitals, mosques, civic centers and schools? These tunnels were created with only one goal in mind…to be used to enter Israel undiscovered… to commit murder and mayhem upon the Jewish people and their State.  So which entity is it that has clearly been planning a genocide?

It is in fact Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran united in hate, which have invested hundreds of millions of dollars, twisted the minds of their children, given up all quality of life for the Palestinian people… in order to perpetrate the very genocide that began on October 7th.  All that money, education, and brain-washing is still being put to use as they continue to proudly announce their intentions to repeat October 7th…over and over …again until the Jewish people and the State of Israel exist no longer.   Who then are the genocidal maniacs?

The proof is the repeated mantra that Iran’s tentacles spew…that they want to repeat the horrors of that day in perpetuity… against me, my people, my nation.

The United Nations exists for one reason only. It exists for the perpetuation of the careers of those who work there.  UNRWA was tasked with caring for the Palestinians in Gaza….  2.1 million souls destroyed with the help of the United Nations, which knowingly provided the little children with schoolbooks and camps to teach them hatred and how to murder other human beings. The proof is everywhere… We in Israel have known if for years. The United Nations did not “care for them” … they encouraged their genocidal intentions. Now the rest of the free world knows as well.  Thousands of hours of videos showing Arab television shows for children being taught hate… available for those willing to open their eyes and face the ugly truth. Evil exists with the complicity of the United Nations.

This is the very “United Nations” which now has the audacity to judge our behavior after those it nurtured and encouraged to depravity, raped, defiled, murdered, burned and captured our innocents?  This is the organization which is going to decide whether Israel has a moral army, when no other nation has ever been as intent on human survival as Israel and its military?  This is the organization whose immoral members are going to judge our morality?

There are many voices of clarity which explain even to the thickest of minds, just how ludicrous this process at the International Court of Justice in- Hague actually is.  By far… the very best case has been presented to the world, not in the courtroom, but from the office of the Chief Rabbi of South Africa… Rabbi Warren Goldstein.   Who is better equipped to evaluate the actions of his own government that this esteemed individual?   I invite anyone with even a modicum of conscience and moral fiber, to take a few minutes to listen to sanity and reason.  One certainly will not hear it from the lips of the South African lawyers at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

The link for watching the Chief Rabbi’s presentation is:


About the Author
Born in the Washington DC area, Barbara has been a pro Israel activist for over four decades, having had a radio show in Jerusalem called "Barbara Diamond One on One" , doing in depth interviews which aired in Israel and in the UK. She participated in missions to the USSR to meet with Refuseniks, to Ethiopia with a medical team to help the Jewish villages and to China to open up relations prior to China recognizing the State of Israel, She has been pro-active lobbying congress and helping to start a Pro Israel PAC in Los Angeles. She stays involved through the Jerusalem Press Club attending up to the moment briefings which she would like to share with the readers. Ms. Diamond is the author of the new website - and is the 2018 recipient of the "StandWithUs"-Israel leadership award.
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