We have heard from hundreds of people how bad it is that racists would enter the Knesset and the government. I seem to be the only one who calls for a moderate reaction. The problem is never with the extremist. The problem lies with the silent hatred that is around. But there is something else that is far worse.
No one protests that they are also the worst gay-haters poised to enter the Knesset. They call homosexuals beasts. Bad is not so bad when people protest. But oy vey zmir when bad happens and no one says a thing.
Of course, when Israeli Jews accuse other Jews of racism, Arab Israelis are not depressed. But when Jews would attack homophobic Jews, homophobic Arabs Gentiles might give support to the latter.
Deploring their racism but not their homophobia has the strong smell of Jews trying to just please Arabs, not of standing up for human rights.
The Jews in prewar WW II stood largely alone. Today, the gays in Israel stand totally alone. I can’t understand so much lack of interest, so little courage, so much indifference.
Are these the Children of Abraham who even stood up against the Almighty to defend the wicked in Sodom and Gomorrah?! They can’t even stand up against rabbis, politicians and reporters to defend innocent people with the “wrong” sexual needs?
Someone recently called that racism too. That’s probably right. Not because it’s a family thing but it’s something inborn that you can’t change.
Why are Jewish allies of gays silent? Speak up, so that they won’t come for your children, your brothers and sisters, your best friends and lesser friends, your wife or your husband, your uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces, your parents and your grandparents, your neighbors and your colleagues, bosses and workers, your acquaintances and your fellows everywhere.
Like the Holocaust was not the Jews’ decline but rather the bankruptcy of Europe culture and religion, gay persecution is the embarrassment of heterosexuals. Why are you still silent? How can you live with yourself?
Unworthy of being called Jewish, post-Holocaust Jewish. An embarrassment.