October seven made them realize how great it is to be with the Jews and how very different their Muslim understanding is from Chamas’ immorality.
We need realistic hope, not fancy theories detached from reality.
Israeli Muslims have told pollsters for decades that, first of all, they were Palestinians. No more. First of all, Israeli, then, Muslim, then, whatever.
This is in stark contrast with Muslims in our neighboring countries, in Gaza, on the West Bank, and the Muslim Street around the world—fortified by Western Jew-haters. They saw Israel going after Chamas as them against us. But Muslims in Israel understood that it’s us against them.
Maybe, some of them were afraid we’d take revenge on them. Then they realized Jews have no problems with Muslims. The hatred is one-sided.
Their guilt feelings much remind me of the guilt most Germans feel vis-à-vis the Jewish People. It’s guilt that can be harvested against genocide.
Now, most (not all, but say 80%) of Israel’s Muslims have discovered who we Jews really are, the sweetest, let’s discover them and their stories.
Mizrachic/Arab Jews could easily take the lead here. We’re no longer just talking about a sporadic Muslim (and many Bedouin and Druze) in the IDF or among our diplomats. Some 80% of 2 million Muslims is lots of people.
Muslim Israelis, supported by Jewish Israelis, could coach Muslims in Gaza and on the West Bank toward democratic self-reign without terrorists involved. If Germany could de-nazify, so can every hostile body on Earth.
Once, the president of a Pacific Isle Nation, always voting with Israel in the UN, asked an Israeli: Why don’t you just kill all the people who hate you?
Muslim Israelis could teach everyone about respect for Jews. How lucky they can be to be with the Jews. Any other people would have had no mercy and, after a wave of terrorist attacks, would have gone from house to house mass murdering and raping the terrorist-led populations. Not for nothing do many non-Jews (but not our best friends) assume that what the IDF now must do in Gaza must, at least partially, be motivated by revenge. This is a projection of their own emotions, of what they would have done.
There is complete democracy in Israel, with Muslims in the Supreme Court, the Knesset, and the previous government. But equality is not enough.
The hatred must stop. Muslims must understand their holy duty (and opportunity) to respect and protect Jews. Just like Germany did, after the Holocaust, Muslim Israelis must take all power away from preachers and leaders hating Jews. Not to ‘help us’ but to be able to live with themselves.
Just like a proud man ensures that all women around him are safe, a proud Muslim will guard all the Jews around them. After being blatant about this inside of Israel, German, Austrian, and Israeli Gentiles can visit the Muslim-majority States and teach them about Jews, so lovely to be close to.
They can also teach the West that a Two-State Solution is nonsense. If there is a viable Palestinian State, it would be Jordan. But, when Muslims do not want to fully participate in Israeli democracy, they will also wage war against it. If you can’t live with us, you also can’t live next to us.
Do you remember how Israel welcomed Sadat? Watch the above clip. With dry eyes, I can’t do it. Every Israeli came to honor him. You’ve seen nothing yet. When Muslim Israelis decide to stand with us, Jews will reciprocate as never before. Not by intermarriage—that would be genocide on the small Jewish People. But we don’t need to marry our best friends to be close.
The Israel and international media need to train their spotlights on Israeli Muslims. Not to search for yet more victim stories but to hear how they are ready to build a (global) movement of standing with the Jews.
And, as with all our friends, they will profit most. The honor killings and blood feuds will need to go. And together, we’ll disarm the crime families.
And this certainly doesn’t need to be a sole, Israeli movement.