This piece was written by Gil Ronen of Arutz Sheva:
The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee's Subcommittee on Judea and Samaria was told Wednesday that Arab rock attacks on Jews were 2.5 times more frequent in 2012 than in 2011, and that the numbers for 2013 are 3.5 times larger than those of 2011.What really slays me is that if I say, "Oh, look, Arabs are pelting Jews with stones" this makes me a racist within the progressive-left, including among many progressive-left Jews.
The average number of rock attacks per month in Judea and Samaria is currently 54, the military said.
Firebomb attacks againstg civilians were up more than fourfold. In 2011, 17 firebombs were thrown at civilians. In 2012, the number was up to 74, and the frequency continues to rise in 2013.
Terrorist acts against the Jewish communities were up to 58 in 2012 from 19 in 2011 -- a threefold rise.
Y'know, there could be peace in the Middle East between Arabs and Muslims and Jews.
Do you know what it will take? It will take western progressives actually standing with the Jewish people. If we did not constantly fund and justify Arab-Muslim aggression toward the Jewish people in the Middle East - which is something, by the way, that conservatives do not want to do - then their hostility would decline. It would have to decline because it simply would not receive the international support that it now enjoys.
The west funds Hamas and it funds the PLO and Fatah and it constantly tells the world that the Arab residents of Israel are the victims of some terrible Jewish aggression.
It's a lie. It's the Big Lie and yet they keep it going.
The west has got to stop encouraging Arabs to kill Jews. And, make no mistake, that is precisely what they do every time they spread these lies about Israel as an "apartheid" state that should be boycotted, divested from, and sanctioned. It's practically a Get Out of Jail Free card for the purpose of harassing and harming the indigenous Jewish population in the Middle East.
And what really kills is that they do it in the name of "social justice" and "universal human rights."
This is not merely ironic. It is deeply ironic in a manner that is entirely toxic and entirely unjust.
The western left, as a political movement, has thrown its purpose straight into the garbage because it no longer stands for universal human rights, if it ever really did. It doesn't stand for the well-being of women in the Middle East, who are treated like chattel. It doesn't stand for the well-being of Gay people in the Middle East, who are often murdered outright. And it certainly doesn't stand for the well-being of Jewish people, who are a tiny minority subject to the never-ending hatred of the much, much larger Arab-Muslim majority in that part of the world.
Please let me know when these Arab kids stop throwing rocks at us and please let me know when western progressives stop encouraging them to do so.
That will be a banner day and I will raise a toast to the wisdom of the western left on that day.
So far, however, I do not see it happening.