The heartbreaking and shocking tragedy in Pittsburgh has had a particularly harsh effect on me. I send all my friends there my heartfelt condolences.
I remember so well being inside the Park Hotel with my family when a hate-filled Hamas suicide bomber blew up a dining room full of Holocaust survivors and their families just as they were sitting down to the Passover Seder.
Back then, I remember so clearly thinking how all the condolences, all the outrage, all the candles, all the finger-pointing spectacularly missed the real point, which was this: My family almost died, and many others did die, because a Hamas bomber found no armed guard standing outside the door, letting him waltz right in. The bomber was in Netanya in the first place because the Oslo Accords put fewer armed checkpoints on the roads, letting this homicidal maniac travel from Nablus to Netanya without stopping him, a “good will gesture” to please the media. He was there because the Oslo Accords, so enthusiastically supported by the media and ‘progressive’ American and Israeli Jews who wanted us all to live according to the wisdom of a Beatles song and “give peace a chance” instead of living according to reality, had gotten hundreds murdered, and thousands maimed for life.
Jews died because almost everyone in the media couldn’t figure out that the PLO headed by that pedophile murderer Yasir Arafat wasn’t interested in peace, but in filling Israeli graveyards. Fake news and media bias created a delusional public who elected delusional politicians who enacted delusional and destructive public policies. And when the bombs went off, and the streets flowed with blood these ‘progressive’ politicians and their cheerleaders never took any responsibility.
And now, similarly, organizations like “Bend the Ark” in America which claims to have “thousands of progressive Jews” as members, has decided that Donald Trump is responsible for the anti-Semitism of a deranged Trump-hater with a gun license who waltzed through the doors of an unguarded synagogue in Pittsburg.
If you’re looking for someone to blame, maybe it has to do with Mr. Obama who welcomed the Muslim Brotherhood into the White House and did his best to surround himself with anti-Israel scum like John Kerry, Valerie Jarrett, Samantha Powers, etc. etc. etc. had a little to do with turning the tide toward Jew-hatred.
Maybe it has something to do with organizations like the Anti Defamation League headed by Jonathan Greenblatt who instead of fighting anti-Semitism are busy with “progressive” political agitation against the White House. I know because a year ago I sent them an email begging them to take down vile, Jew-hating, Holocaust-denying websites, like those on Medium.com. He never bothered to respond.
Maybe it has to do with Mr. Zuckerberg at Facebook who publishes ISIS propaganda and worse, and Medium.com which boasts “words matter” and which nevertheless hosts anti-Semitic vitriol that would make Hitler smile.
And maybe, just maybe, this delusion has to stop. Someone in every synagogue and Jewish center and store in America needs to be armed, the way we are in Israel, instead going to Democratic rallies headed by anti-Semites trying to ban guns who claim Jew-hatred in America is Bibi Netanyahu’s fault because of how he treats the “poor Palestinians.”
I’m sure there are many who will not agree with me. I expect, as usual, to get hate mail. But having seen a building explode and blood replace Passover wine, I think I have a good basis for my opinion, and when last I looked, that that opinion is protected by the Constitution of the United States of America. At the very least, my opinion won’t get any Jew killed. I can’t say the same for the “progressive” ideas of those who disagree.
I highly recommend reading reading Monica Showalter’s article “The anti-Semitism is Coming From the Left” here.
Reprinted with author’s permission from Naomi Ragen