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Jewish World Review
June 19, 2003
/ 19 Sivan, 5763
IS THE WORLD BLIND, IN DENIAL OR JUST APATHETIC?
A French Jewish friend e-mailed the other day from Paris, hours after an Islamist
fanatic blew up himself and 15 Israelis on a Jerusalem bus. "When I heard of the
new suicide bombing, I asked myself if maybe all Jews should turn into pianists in
order to be safe," he wrote. "If you're a World War II Polish Jewish pianist fighting
for his life in a movie, people will give you an Oscar and rush to theaters to watch
your story unfold. If you're an Israeli Jew fighting for his life for real, people will call
you a murderer."
His bleak humor notwithstanding, none of this is a joke to my correspondent, who
writes of Jewish friends and colleagues quietly making plans to emigrate to Canada,
Australia and the United States. Jews and their institutions in France are being
attacked by anti-Semites throughout the country, with Muslim thugs beating Jews in
the streets and holding pro-Palestinian demonstrations at which they chant, "Death
to the Jews!" The French establishment, especially the French media, prefers to
look away or to perform a collective Gallic shrug.
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is denounced for sending his troops
against the leadership of Hamas, the Islamic fundamentalist terror organization that
carries out suicide bombings of Israeli civilians as part of its ongoing campaign to
ethnically cleanse the Middle East of Jews and establish an Islamic state. Hamas
wants nothing to do with the road map to peace. Here are the recent words of one
Hamas leader: "The enemies of Allah ... are cowards. They crave life, while the
Muslims crave martyrdom. The martyrdom operations" that is, suicide bombings
"that shock can ensure that horror is sowed in the [enemies'] hearts. There is no
other way. ... [T]here is a need for people who yearn for Paradise, and the shortest
way to Paradise is death for Allah."
The man who wrote those words on the Hamas Web site is Abdel-Aziz Rantisi, who
narrowly missed dying for Allah the other day when an Israeli missile hit his car in
Gaza. More's the pity. When a man like Abdel-Aziz Rantisi broadcasts to the world
his intention to keep sending suicide bombers onto your buses and into your cafes,
you don't negotiate with him. Negotiations are something that happens between
reasonable parties in a conflict, and that never can include religious fanatics who
want to exterminate your entire people.
Let your voice be heard! To express your concerns about the administration's plan for the Holy Land, you may contact
President George W. Bush by fax: (202) 456-2461, (Andrew Card, Chief of Staff)
or by e-mail.
Dr. Condoleeza Rice, National Security Advisor, FAX (202) 456-2883, PHONE (202) 456-9491
Mr. Elliot Abrams, the Director for Near East and North African Affairs, at FAX (202) 456-9120, and by phone through his secretary Joanna, (202) 456-9121
Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, 1000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1000 or by e-mail form:
Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1010 or by e-mail form
President Bush said he was "deeply troubled" by the Israeli action against Hamas.
Well, I'm deeply troubled, too. I'm deeply troubled that the Israelis, for the sake of a
putative peace settlement, are expected to watch armed Islamic militants turn their
citizens to ash and not defend themselves. I'm deeply troubled that elite Western
opinion is quick to find reasons to excuse or overlook Palestinian perfidy, corruption
and savagery. (How many Rachel Corries do you suppose are riding those
Jerusalem buses as human shields?) I am deeply troubled that the American
administration is placing its confidence on the idea that the Palestinian Authority has
any intention of disarming its militants which, if anyone cares, the president's road
map called on the Palestinian Authority to do by the end of last month. I am deeply
troubled that so many Palestinians hate the Jews more than they love their own
lives and children.
I am deeply troubled by how much we in the West have forgotten. We know we
know where the kind of bloodcurdling hatred of Jews celebrated by Hamas and
other radical Islamists leads. The Holocaust wasn't an Oscar-winning movie. "We
now hear of Jewish friends gathering information on emigrating to Canada, Australia
and the U.S.A.," my French friend writes. "They do it quietly, calmly; they know
what's coming, and this time, they don't want to be taken by surprise." If you think
the radical Islamists will stop at the Jews, which is the gamble the French seem to
be taking, you don't read their material, and you didn't learn a thing from Sept. 11.
Above all, I am deeply troubled by the reality that many of us, safe in our American
and European homes, with our easy moral equivalences, are willing to be complicit
in the genocidal murder of Jews by hate-filled fascists. Again, so soon.
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