Siding With Israel’s Enemies Is a Crime Against Humanity
What is often swept under the proverbial rug by those attacking Zionism—Christian or otherwise—is the fact that more than 5 million Jewish people live in the State of Israel. They approximate in numbers the Jewish people exterminated in the Holocaust. To side with those trumpeting their intention to annihilate these people is anything but biblical or Christian; it is, in actuality, a crime against humanity.
On the other hand, the survival of the Palestinian Arabs has never been in jeopardy. I remember a conversation I had in the 1970s with Gen. Uzi Narkiss who led the Israel Defense Forces that captured Jerusalem in 1967. One of his major concerns was for an equitable settlement with the Palestinians and a genuine peace between Jews and Arabs. The claptrap Palestinian militants consistently spew about Israeli and American intentions to destroy the Palestinian people is utter propaganda and absolute rubbish.
Recently I listened to a Hamas terrorist being interviewed about an incident that took the lives of six Palestinian civilians. Israel was blamed because the deaths allegedly occurred when Israel responded to Arab rocket fire on Israeli towns from the Gaza Strip.
The man raved about the deliberate killing of innocent people and Israel’s so-called determination to destroy the Palestinians, calling the incident a war crime. What he failed to mention was why the Israeli attack had taken place or why Palestinian terrorists have murdered over 1,000 Israelis and injured thousands of others in a concerted, declared campaign to kill Israeli civilians.
And, of course, he further failed to mention that the Palestinians themselves probably killed the victims. In a June 16 column titled “Who Is to Blame for Grief on a Beach?” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer exposed the entire fiasco: “Shrapnel taken from the victims (treated at Israeli hospitals—some “genocide”) were not the ordnance used in Israeli artillery….Aerial photography revealed no crater that could have been caused by Israeli artillery.”
But the clincher was this Krauthammer observation:
Who is to blame if Palestinians are setting up rocket launchers to attack Israel—and placing them 400 yards from a beach crowded with Palestinian families on the Muslim Sabbath?
Answer: This is another example of the Palestinians’ classic and cowardly human-shield tactic—attacking innocent Israeli civilians while hiding behind innocent Palestinian civilians.
And while Israeli officials immediately launch investigations into such incidents, Palestinians not only refuse to investigate their homicide bombings but celebrate Palestinian murderers as heroes of the “resistance.”
Whatever one’s political convictions, the core issue is the survival of the Jewish people, who have a legitimate right to their place in the Promised Land.