by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths
My uncle, he should live and be well, has been visiting Israel for the past month. He arrived to visit his grandchildren, participate in a bat mitzvah, and spend time in the Holy Land. Here’s his insights…
Been here a month, and a week and a half to go. Auntie and I are watching the insanity unfurl around us -- the continuous and unrelenting attacks by Palestinians, with knives, with meat cleavers, with guns, with cars. The goal? Simply to kill Jews, or in the words of one Palestinian teenager, to “teach the Jews a lesson.”
The reason? Chairman Abbas says the Jews want to take over the Temple Mount, to pollute the Aqsa Mosque with “their dirty feet.” He said that the Palestinians will no longer abide by the Oslo Accords.
The real reason? Prime Minister Netanyah has called upon Abbas to meet, to resume negotiations for a two state solution -- without preconditions. That’s the key: without preconditions. But Abbas cannot do that, so he’s turned to the standard Palestinian backup position -- terrorist attacks on Jews.
The latest insanity? Palestinians have issued instructional videos for their kids -- How to Stab a Jew. Check it out.
Auntie and I are sitting in the midst of an Orwellian psychosis.
Palestinians are stabbing Jews in the back – men, women and children. And the Jews are blamed in the world’s press. Read on.
After a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem, a Jewish woman ran to Arab shopkeepers with a knife in her shoulder, crying for help: “Please, save my baby. Save my baby!” The shopkeepers spat on her.
A 13-year-old Palestinian and his older teenage accomplice stabbed a Jewish boy on a bike, critically wounding him. The Arabs went for another Jew and were shot by police. The response of the world’s press? “Israelis shoot 13-year-old Palestinian.” The response of Abbas? The boy died a martyr.
The truth? The Palestinian boy is recovering in a Jewish Hospital, after treatment by Jewish doctors.
The madness has reached a feverish pitch.
Members of the UN are now calling for more stabbings. Yes, that's right.
The Palestinians are calling for war crime trials against Israel. Nothing new there.
The US State Department is calling for an end to the “cycle of violence,” and condemning Israel for the use of excessive force!
My God. When will this insanity end?
The truth? Israel is a tiny country, some 325 miles from end to end, less that 15 miles wide at its narrowest point, surrounded by hundreds of millions of Muslims bent on the elimination of the Jewish State and the murder of Jews (in a single attack, Arab terrorists killed dozens of Jews as far away as Argentina). Israel is home to 6.2 million Jews and 1.7 million Arabs, less than half a million others.
Yet despite its tiny size, Israel has some of the finest colleges and universities in the world. The Israel Philharmonic is as good as any orchestra anywhere. Israeli Museums are sparkling gems of learning, full of art and history. Israeli technology is a world leader and Israeli start-up companies are second in number only to start-ups in the U.S.A. Despite the constant threat of rockets and bombs and stabbings and shootings, despite the horrific threats of invasion and genocide, Israel provides a high standard of living with free medical care and free education for all its citizens, Arab and Jew, Druze and Christian etc. Israel is a multi-ethnic democracy with Arabs sitting in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. Israel may be the only Middle Eastern country in which Arab women can vote in free elections.
So why don’t the Palestinians create museums and orchestras and businesses? Why not? Because their business is killing Jews. I heard a Hamas official say, “For us, DEATH is an INDUSTRY!” Hard to listen to for a Jew who from his earliest days, hears the cry, “l’Chaim!” To life.
They sanctify Death. We sanctify Life.
In fact the Torah commands Jews to chose life: Deut. 30:15:
‘See I’ve placed before you today, the Life and the Good, and the Death and the Evil . . . ‘ and again in Deut. 30:19-20: ‘I call Heaven and earth today to bear witness against you: I have placed life and death before you, blessing and curse, and you shall choose life, so that you will live, you and your offspring -- to love the Lord, your God, to listen to His voice and to cleave to Him, for He is your life and the Length of your days, to dwell upon the land that the Lord swore to your forefathers, to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob, to give them.’
Several years ago, in the interest of peace and good will, Israel unilaterally ceded the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Arabs. Israel left the infrastructure, buildings and greenhouses and farms intact, and in fact the Israel Army had forcefully to remove several Jewish families from their homes in Gaza.
Israel offered tens of millions of dollars to help the Arabs build a new society, maybe even to transform the Gaza Strip into a new Mediterranean paradise, like the French Riviera.
So what did the Arabs do? They voted in Hamas, a terrorist organization. They immediately demolished the Jewish infrastructure, and transformed the Gaza Strip into a launching pad for rockets and mortars aimed at Jewish civilians.
But the Jewish people prevail. The people of Israel prevail.
Because the Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.
AM YISROEL CHAI !!
Here’s a few of the interesting things I’ve noticed…
- Parade of Christians through the Jerusalem Old City in support of Israel; the group I saw from China.
- A Druze Arab visiting the Western Wall; the Druze are fiercely loyal to Israel and serve in the Israel Army.
- Russian naval cadets in the Jerusalem Old City. What were they doing there?
Hoping everyone is safe and well, Uncle.