Why we do what we do

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Why we do what we do

A few days  ago, Israel buried three members of the Saloman family, brutally slaughtered this past Friday night as they welcomed in the Sabbath. Responding to a knock on the door, the unsuspecting family let in 19 year old Omar al-Abed from the nearby village of Kobar.  To say that our collective hearts are broken is an understatement.

Fueled on a steady diet of incitement and hatred, al-Abed entered the house and butchered the family, leaving a bloodbath in his wake.

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Salomon family victims

One would think that news like this would grab international headlines but sadly not a peep, or a bleep. The few news channels that did cover the attacked neglected to mention that it was motivated by terror, rather using descriptions like “home invasion”.

A week before, two of Israel’s finest, Command Sergeant Major Hayil Satawi and Command Sergeant Major Kamil Shanaan were killed by terrorists while on duty on the Temple Mount. They were not Jewish, but Druze, sharing an ancient covenant with their Jewish brethren in the land of Israel.

The terrorist who targeted them did not care whether they were Jewish or not just that they wore the noble uniform of our security forces.

Terror does not discriminate. It simply kills.

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Command Sergeant Major Hayil Satawi and Command Sergeant Major Kamil Shanaan

A losing battle?

More often than not I am asked whether or not we are fighting a losing battle, after all we are competing with major budgets and sheer numbers from the other side who seem to be more able to create a narrative for a gullible public than we are. In the court of public opinion, Israel is seen as the Goliath to the Palestinian David and there are no prizes for guessing who gets the sympathy vote.

The mainstream news media seem to ignore the Israeli narrative or pander to major advertisers.

I can understand their frustration – one only has to open a newspaper or surf social media to see the type of comments or sheer volume but we have the same weapons that they do and my answer to anyone who feels overwhelmed is simple. Just show up.

We all have the power to do it. We are all equipped with the same “weapons of mass education”. So let us use them effectively.

The Big Facebook Experiment

Show up on social media to share articles, memes, YouTube clips and the like. Share articles and emails. Most important learn the facts and make sure that you are armed with the truth to disarm the haters. It is important to know that every time you show up and speak the truth, you give a voice to the millions upon whose shoulders we stand. You give a voice to those throughout our history who were silenced. You give a voice to those in communities around the world who are frightened.  You give a voice to those of us who refuse to be silent. And you give a voice to those murdered because others choose to use theirs to incite with hatred.

Speak for Chaya, Elad and Yosef. Speak for Gilad, Eyal and Naphtali, Speak for Hadas and Hadar. Speak for all of them. Speak for all of us. This is why we do what we do.

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2 thoughts on “Why we do what we do

  1. The hue and cry for using the death penalty upon those who murder us in Israel is not a solution to the problem of Arab terror. Indeed, with their ideology of martyrdom, like the Japanese kamikaze pilots of the Second World War, you really cannot frighten those who see death as glory with the surety that they will be executed if captured. As they have often stated, they love death as we love life.
    So what is a fitting punishment? What should be done in opposition to their rabid tactics is not to kill them, but to destroy their families with deportation, seizure of assets and the destruction of their villages. That’s right, not just the blowing up of their family homes, but the mass expulsion of their entire communities to Gaza or across the river to the Hashemite Kingdom, which is in all reality, a “Palestinian state” as it is 77% of the former British mandate.
    Let the world howl with horror and scream about Israel’s flagrant violation of international norms. Yet there is not a single great power in existence today that has not committed genocide and deportations far worse and in greater violation that what is laughingly labelled as international law today.
    Even the Americans, those super hypocrites, a nation that slaughtered millions of its native inhabitants in an imperialistic crime wave to seize the land from its original owners can testify to its own innocence. and the British, the imperialists par excellence, who, to this very day, cling to their vision of empire-how many millions have the British slain, deported, exiled and stolen from?
    Wee only seek what is historically ours and defend our people against savages and barbarians whose thirst for the blood of Jewish infants is endemic in their cruel philosophy and horrific practice. And I do not exclude the tens of millions of innocent men, women and children, purposely starved to death, enslaved and imprisoned by the cruel and evil regimes of the former Soviet Union and today’s Red China, which holds enslaved and illegally occupied, the people of Tibet.
    As for the individual terrorist, I say, lock him up in a cell too small for him to lay down in, with a constant bright light in a cell with no windows. No human contact, no newspapers, television, radio or even books and toilet paper. See how fast he will beg for death and then, not kill him. The penalty of death is what the foul creature wants, so I say, deny it to him and make him suffer anguish and isolation forever. No medical care, the most meager of food, just enough to sustain life, never varying and always no human contact whatsoever. And when he does leave this life, bury him in the flesh of a butchered swine.

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