Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Daniel K. Eisenbud and Lahav Harkov tell us:
A Palestinian terrorist murdered two Jewish men and wounded a mother and son in the Old City of Jerusalem in a Saturday stabbing and shooting spree, before he was shot dead by police.This is directly on top of yesterday's Jew Killing Fun.
The victims were Rabbi Nehemia Lavie, 41, an Old City resident who worked at the Ateret Cohanim Yeshiva, near the place he was killed, and Aharon Benita from Beitar Illit.
The toddler’s mother, 22, was in critical condition.
The attack comes amid heightened tension in the capital, and less than 48 hours after terrorists murdered Naama and Eitam Henkin as they drove in Samaria.I say that the Jewish people - wherever we may be found - should just lay down and take it like the good weaklings that we are.
Hamas lauded Saturday’s Old City killer as a “hero.”
We have 2,000 long years of experience in learning how to take a good ass-kicking, so why should today be any different? The Jewish people may have a state, but what we do not have, as far as the world community is concerned, are any rights to self-defense.
Throughout most of the history of Jewish people living in Europe, under Christian rule, or in the Middle East, where Jews come from, under Arab-Muslim imperial rule, the Jewish people have had no rights to self-defense. For millennia any Christian or any Muslim could smack around, or even kill, any Jew and the Jewish people had no recourse to courts or to legal means of self-defense.
From what I can tell, little has changed.
Prior to last summer's strangely named Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Israel put up with thousands of rocket attacks into the south, threatening towns such as S'derot and Ashkelon. Children who live in the southern part of Israel have been traumatized for life and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which we used to call "shell shock" during World War I, is rampant throughout those communities. It was only when Israel stood up to defend itself against Hamas that the world community, led by the Obama administration, stood up as one to object to what they considered to be a heinous Israeli aggression against the innocent "indigenous" population.
The western-left thinks that the Jews of the Middle East richly deserve whatever beating they get, which is why they always object to Jewish measures for protecting Jewish children.
The lives of Jewish children mean nothing to virtually anyone outside of the international Jewish community. We have the occasional rare non-Jewish individual, such as Denis MacEoin or Ryan Bellerose or Chloe Simone Valdery, who will stand up for the Jewish people in this historical moment of rising Jew-Hatred, but such people are gems and that makes them exceedingly rare.
In the mean time, this is simply unacceptable.
Israel MUST DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY to make this kind of thing cease.
If Israel will not do what is necessary to defend itself, how can they expect diaspora Jews to stick our necks out in their defense?
I stand with Israel because I despise the injustice of anti-Semitic anti-Zionism and crazed Arab and Muslim religious hatred toward the Jewish minority in that part of the world.
But when I look at Israeli anti-Semitic policies on, for example, the Temple Mount, it becomes harder and harder to stand for people who seem disinclined to stand for themselves.
Oh, and by the way, the Temple Mount is not anyone's third holiest anything to anyone. Such a notion is pure political bullshit for western consumption. If the Temple Mount was truly holy to Muslims they would have taken care of it for, lo, these many centuries.
They didn't. They let it rot until the Jews came home in significant numbers.