Tuesday, March 26, 2019

True Perspective

The people of the Gaza Strip are protesting again, and soldiers are shooting again, and civilians are being victimized again. Only this time you may have missed the story, because these protests barely rated a buried paragraph in most Western news accounts.
That’s odd: Some media outlets are prepared to devote months of journalistic effort in order to trace the trajectory of a single bullet that accidentally kills a Palestinian — provided the bullet is Israeli.
The difference this time is that the shots are being fired by Hamas, the militant Islamist group that has ruled Gaza since 2007, when it usurped power from its rivals in the Fatah movement in a quick and dirty civil war. Since then, no genuine elections have been held, and no dissent brooked.
The current round of demonstrations, which began last week, comes in reaction to years of Hamas’s economic mismanagement, price hikes and recent tax increases. This is not for lack of funds on Hamas’s part: Since 2012, the group has taken in over a billion dollars from Qatar alone to pay the costs of fuel, humanitarian aid and civil-servant salaries.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

The BDS and Roger Waters are at it again

A couple of months ago, the performer Lorde had booked a concert in Israel  to perform for the Israeli people.

After lots of aggressive brainwashing directed at her led by the BDS and Roger Waters, she eventually cancelled her visit.

The other day, the same thing happened with Lana Del Rey.

What spineless female artists and performers that should know better; that Music is what binds us together; that there is no room for politics when it comes to Art and Music.

It's super upsetting that people easily eat the bullshit that is being fed to them.
Why not open a history book, read and learn the truth?
Why not visit and see the status in Israel for yourself?
You'll learn that Israel is still at war with the Palestinians dating back to 1948 - they are enemies, and not citizens of Israel.

Review the post about Israel being an Apartheid, and you may wisen up.

Maybe when Palestinians stop killing each other, there can be a true partner for peace.

That being said, let's see who falls into the shitlist vs. the wise people list:

SHIT-LIST (Artists who cancelled their scheduled concerts / or rejected invitations to perfrom due to BDS pressure):

  • Lorde
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Pearl Jam
  • Elvis Costello
  • Sonic Youth (Thurston Moore)
Many support the BDS and virtually sign off on their support  ==>
Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, to name a couple.  But the list is surprisingly big.  

Wise-People-List (those artists who know the truth):
  • Radiohead
  • The Rolling Stones
  • U2
  • Nick Cave and Bad Seeds
  • Madonna
  • Michael Jackson
  • Sir. Elton John
  • Bon Jovi
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Damian Marley
  • Robbie Williams
  • Chris Cornell
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Deep Purple
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Bobby Mcferrin
  • Jethro Tull
  • Guns N Roses
  • America
  • Buddy Guy
  • Alt-J 
  • Brittney Spears
  • Jamiroquai
  • Azealia Banks
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Justin Bieber
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Ringo Star
  • Paul Mcartney
  • The Stranglers
  • Gilberto Gil
  • Tommy Emanuel
  • Chick Corea
  • Alice in Chains
  • Ziggy Marley
  • Grandmaster Flash

People that cancelled, but realized their stupidity and eventually performed:
  • The Pixies
  • Santana

It is super encouraging to see the list of "Wise Artists" who don't fall victim to the countless lies and libel aimed at delegitimizing Israel and Jews.  I am sure the day will come when even Roger Waters will let his Nazi Passion go away.. or will that only be when he departs planet earth? 

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Is Israel an Apartheid state?

TO ACCUSE Israel of apartheid is to diminish the victims of the real apartheid - the men, women and children of South Africa, who suffered for centuries under arrogant, heartless colonialism, and then for decades under the brutal policies of racial superiority, oppression and separation inflicted by the National Party. If everything is apartheid, then nothing is apartheid.

In the State of Israel all citizens - Jew and Arab alike - are equal before the law. Israel has none of the apartheid legislative machinery devised to discriminate against and to separate people. It has no Population Registration Act, no Group Areas Act, no Mixed Marriages and Immorality Act, no Separate Representation of Voters Act, no Separate Amenities Act, no pass laws or any other of the myriad apartheid laws.

On the contrary: Israel is a vibrant liberal democracy which accords full political, civil and other human rights to all its people, including its one million-plus Arab citizens, many of whom hold positions of authority throughout the Jewish state - including that of cabinet minister, Knesset member and judge at every level of the judiciary, the Supreme Court included.

All citizens vote on the same voters' roll in regular, multiparty elections, and there are Arab parties and Arab members of other parties in the Knesset. Due to Israel's proportional representation system, Arab voters, although a minority, have often been partners in various coalition governments and influenced major long-term decisions affecting the country.

Arabs and Jews live and work together, share all public facilities, including, importantly, hospitals and schools, and also malls, buses, cinemas and parks. Israel protects religious freedom and has been very sensitive and respectful in its management of the holy sites of all religions, granting easy access to everyone.
Arab Israelis, like all their compatriots, can express themselves and act freely as members of a transparent and open, democratic society, where criticism of the government in an aggressively free press is the norm.

IN FACT, Israeli Arabs enjoy more freedom and rights than do any other Arabs in the Middle East, where autocratic governments suppress democracy and freedoms, such as freedom of expression and of association, including outlawing labor unions. Israel is the only truly free democracy in the Middle East.
If there is apartheid in the Middle East, then it is the apartheid in Arab states against Jews, Christians and women, who are all denied the most basic human rights and treated as second-class citizens.

Most Arab governments do not even allow Jews to visit, let alone live. In fact, more than 800,000 Jews have been expelled from Arab countries over the last five decades, where they lived peacefully for centuries, albeit with inferior status.

In 1967, as a result of a defensive war thrust upon it, Israel captured the territories known today as the West Bank and Gaza. Since then the status of these territories and their occupants has been unclear. It is incorrect legally, factually and even morally to speak of an occupation, which implies there was once a Palestinian entity in these territories, and that this is now occupied by Israeli forces.

Before 1967 the West Bank was controlled by Jordan, and Gaza by Egypt. We should not speak of the "occupied territories," but more accurately of "disputed territories."
THERE HAS never been a Palestinian state in all of history. By contrast, the State of Israel is the third Jewish state on the same land, the first dating back 3,280 years to when Joshua led the Jewish people into the land of Israel. Furthermore, Israel has strong claims to the West Bank, which is part of the biblical Israel that the Jews have always lived in. One of the holiest sites of Judaism is there - Hebron, where the founding fathers and mothers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca and Leah, are buried.
Apart from the city of Jerusalem, the ancient capital of the Jewish people from the times of King David, the West Bank and Gaza were never annexed, pending the resolution of their status. For decades Israel tried to negotiate with various parties to permanently resolve the future of the disputed territories, but is still in search of a genuine peace partner to represent the Palestinian Arabs.

Yasser Arafat demonstrated his inability to relinquish his dream of destroying Israel when he rejected prime minister Ehud Barak's incredibly generous offer at the Camp David talks in 2000 - a rejection which even Prince Bandar, the official representative of Saudi Arabia at the talks, described as a crime.
And now Hamas, which states in its founding constitution its aim of destroying Israel completely, is the democratically elected majority party of the Palestinian people.
AS AN example of what they are talking about, the apartheid accusers point to Israel's security fence and checkpoints, which limit the movement of people from the disputed territories into the internationally recognized borders of the State of Israel. In this they are also wrong.

After the collapse of the Camp David talks, Arafat and other Palestinian groups dispatched suicide bomber after suicide bomber into Israel, targeting Jewish civilians. In the past eight years, terrorist attacks have led to more than 1,300 civilians being murdered and 10,000 wounded by the human guided missiles of the Islamic suicide bombers.
Given Israel's relatively small population, proportionately, such carnage in South Africa would mean more than 10,000 murdered and more than 80,000 injured. What would we South Africans do if so many of our fellow citizens were blown up by suicide bombers? Appreciate for the moment what this would mean in the context of the US, where the murder of about 3,000 people at the World Trade Center bombings led to the invasion of two countries. Proportionately, had the US sustained similar causalities to those suffered in Israel, almost 80,000 Americans would have been killed and about 600,000 injured.

THE TRAUMA inflicted on the Israeli people from the relentless barrage unleashed by the Palestinian leadership, enjoying widespread support from its people, is indescribable. Israel erected a security fence to shield it from the attacks launched from the disputed territories across its internationally recognized borders. Every sovereign country is legally and morally entitled to erect a fence to defend its people from attacks launched from the outside.

The fence has been remarkably successful and has reduced successful suicide bombings by up to 90 percent. Israel relies on the most fundamental moral and legal principle - the right to self-defense. Never before in recorded history has any nation endured such civilian casualties and responded with such restraint.
The security fence is a defensive instrument, and the most humanitarian one possible in a situation where the alternative is heavy military action which would result in the death of thousands.
None of this has anything to do with apartheid, and everything to do with an ongoing war over the disputed territories, and over the very existence of the Jewish state. After nearly 2,000 years of exile, persecutions and genocides, the Jewish people are surely entitled to a tiny strip of country to call their own.

If there is an analogy to the South African situation, it is that Israel is like the African National Congress, which was forced into the armed struggle because it had no partner for peace. As soon as the National Party came around to wanting genuinely negotiations, the situation was resolved. Our South African experience has taught us that you cannot make peace unless both parties to the conflict wish to resolve it.

When the Arab world is ready to make peace, Israel will be there. 

"Rabbi Meir xxxxx" 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

1939 Flags of the World - see how Palestine under British Mandate = modern Day Israel

Fascinating how Germany's Flag is that of Nazi... while Palestine which was under British Mandate clearly depicts the Jewish connection to the land.
In fact, the Arabs of the land were either Egyptian or Jordanian as the Identity of modern day Palestinians was only created in 1967 post the 6-Day war between Israel and her enemies that sought to destroy her.

The name Palestine  is believed to be derived from the Egyptian and Hebrew word peleshet. Roughly translated to mean rolling or migratory, the term was used to describe the inhabitants of the land to the northeast of Egypt - the Philistines. The Philistines were an Aegean people - more closely related to the Greeks and with no connection ethnically, linguisticly or historically with Arabia - who conquered in the 12th Century BCE the Mediterranean coastal plain that is now Israel and Gaza.
A derivitave of the name Palestine first appears in Greek literature in the 5th Century BCE when the historian Herodotus called the area Palaistin?(Greek - Παλαιστ?νη). In the 2nd century CE, the Romans crushed the revolt of Shimon Bar Kokhba (132 CE), during which Jerusalem and Judea were regained and the area of Judea was renamed Palaestina in an attempt to minimize Jewish identification with the land of Israel.
Under the Ottoman Empire (1517-1917), the term Palestine was used as a general term to describe the land south of Syria; it was not an official designation. In fact, many Ottomans and Arabs who lived in Palestine during this time period referred to the area as Southern Syria and not as Palestine.
After World War I, the name Palestine was applied to the territory that was placed under British Mandate; this area included not only present-day Israel but also present-day Jordan.
Leading up to Israel's independence in 1948, it was common for the international press to label Jews, not Arabs, living in the mandate as Palestinians. It was not until years after Israeli independence that the Arabs living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip were called Palestinians.
The word Palestine or Filastin does not appear in the Koran. The term peleshet appears in the Jewish Tanakh no fewer than 250 times.

See the Flag of Palestine in 1939:

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Boycott Roger Waters

German public broadcasters cancel support of Roger Waters’ tour after anti-Semitism complaints

Two regional state-funded German stations will no longer promote and cover local concerts of Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, known for his anti-Israel views, after public complaints and a petition.
Malca Goldstein-Wolf, a Jewish resident of Cologne, wrote to WDR, the regional subsidiary of national broadcaster ARD, critiquing Waters’ support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which aims to isolate Israel through economic and political means over its treatment of Palestinians.
"Will WDR actually support the new 'Do not buy from Jews'? [a Nazi-era slogan] And use state money to do so?" wrote Goldstein-Wolf, who also started an online petition that gathered 1,500 votes.
First receiving coverage in local Jewish papers, the campaign was picked up by the national media and she told Bild that there had been a move towards “accepting the hatred of Jews” in German society.
After engaging in correspondence with Goldstein-Wolf, WDR director Tom Buhrow relented, and said that station was cutting its official partnership.
"I sense that not many words and arguments will convince you, but only clear action," Buhrow wrote in an email, which has been published in the German media.
The Cologne concert, which is slated for June 11 next year, is part of the musician’s “Us+Them” world tour, during which he will play in a handful of German cities, including Berlin and Hamburg. Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Bavarian ARD subsidiary, said on Sunday night that it will similarly halt its promotion of Waters’ gig in Munich.
Waters has a long history of supporting pro-Palestine, leftist, and anti-American causes, but earned notoriety when he used an inflatable pig adorned with the Star of David – and other symbols – during his 2013 tour. Images associating Jews with pigs were a common theme of Nazi propaganda.
He has stated that he opposes the Israeli regime, and not Jews as such, and has spoken of his views in front of the United Nations.
Nonetheless, Daniel Killy, Vice President of the German-Israeli Society, said that he welcomed the rejection of the “fanatical Israeli hater” by the country’s media.
One of the reasons that WDR may have been so quick to back down, is that it has already been involved in one anti-Semitism controversy this year, when it commissioned a film on present-day abuse against Jews in Europe with a partner channel, and then refused to show it, because it had allegedly contained an excessive pro-Israeli bias. The decision led to an uproar, and WDR eventually showed the documentary.

Wish You Weren’t Here Roger Waters

Can it be any more obvious?  Roger Waters is a NeoNazi.  Plain and Simple.  
Roger Waters could care less about the Palestinians as he has shown over and over.. when Palestinians kill each other in a civil war between Hamas and PA - he doesn't condemn the violence, he instead roots for Hamas who share the same objective - Destroy Israel and the Jewish People by DeHumanizing and DeLegitimzing Jews and Israel via Cultural Boycotts and Violence

AA group calling itself “We Don’t Need no Roger Waters” are calling for a boycott of musician Roger Waters.
The Change.org petition wants a worldwide boycott of Waters until he renounces antisemitism and
the unjust boycott of the State of Israel.
The group has launched a website and Facebook page, and will be releasing a movie this summer.
The former frontman for Pink Floyd has increasingly used his rock-star status to defame and call for the boycott of Israel.
He infamously flew a pig drone painted with swastikas and Stars of David at his concerts in 2013.
Waters screens anti-Israel film clips during his live shows and viciously attacks any artist that chooses to perform in Israel.
Waters isn’t just anti-Israel, say his detractors, he’s actually a Jew-hater.
They are firing back against his supporters by countering that Waters is not just anti-Israel,
but actually a racist who espouses bigotry and anti-Jewish conspiracy theories.
According to the filmmakers, “Wish You Weren’t Here is a shocking, explosive and compelling film by
award winning filmmaker/No.1 NY Times bestselling author Ian Halperin.”
The film sets out to answer such questions as is Roger Waters an anti-Semite?
Halperin, who is the son of a Holocaust survivor, traveled for two years researching his story, and the film includes interviews
with leading figures such as including Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, Pope Francis, Haras Rafiq, Palestinian and Israeli leaders,
U.S., British and French government officials, The Chief Rabbi of Ukraine, Alan Dershowitz and Dr. Charles Small.
Instead of using music to build bridges and foster peace, it seems that Waters is actually another brick in the wall.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Betrayal of the Intellectual

I don't accuse intellectuals of bias or of anti-Semitism but too many of them are certainly guilty of intellectual laziness.
Too many American and European intellectuals have taken moral relativism to its absurd extreme, falling back upon the 'validity of every narrative' and repeating the mantra that 'every story has two sides.' They treat those who have a clear moral stance as primitive. For them, if you take a moral stand or choose a side in a conflict you must lack the necessary tolerance to "see the other side."
It seems a distant memory but not long ago intellectuals did the exact opposite. They were the ones who helped us differentiate between good and evil, between right and wrong, between justice and injustice. They didn't delve into the childhood of Senator McCarthy or ask whether the Germans felt a genuine sense of hardship. The debate wasn't over feelings but the essence of truth.
The betrayal of the intellectuals was especially noticeable during the days of the operation in Gaza. Ostensibly, there should be no question as to who enlightened people should support; on one side of the conflict stands a western democracy, governed by the rule of law, which warns civilians before striking legitimate terrorist targets. On the other side stands an Islamist terrorist organization, homophobic and misogynistic, committed to killing Jews, which does all in its power to murder innocent civilians and hides behind its own women and children when carrying out its vicious attacks.
But those intellectuals see it differently. For them, the Palestinians are suffering more and so they must be right. Why? Because they have turned suffering into the only measure of justice.
The suffering in Gaza is truly heartbreaking, but the causes are not clear cut. When Hamas forces civilians to stand on the roof of a building which is used as a terrorist command center despite knowing that the building will be attacked (and they know because we warn them), who are we to hold responsible? When Hamas places rockets and explosives inside UN schools and fires from within hospitals, who are we to hold responsible? When Hamas fires thousands of rockets and mortars at the cities of Israel and fails to kill hundreds of our children only because of our technological edge and the Iron Dome missile defense system should we blame ourselves for suffering less?
Those intellectuals betrayed themselves because they refuse to answer these questions or even to truly appreciate the complex global reality in which we all now live. Instead they stare at the photographs of the injured children in Gaza and compete as to who is the most outraged.
Hamas, of course, is acutely aware of the weakness of many western intellectuals and treats them as a tool in its propaganda war. There is significant intelligence information -- not only in the hands of Israeli intelligence -- which shows that Hamas believes, theologically, that there is no barrier to sacrificing the lives of the children of Gaza to garner sympathy in the western media. Those who are aware of the intelligence also know how the Hamas sees western intellectuals who buy into their gruesome propaganda -- they are a tool, to be used and to be mocked.

By Yair Lapid -  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yair-lapid/the-betrayal-of-the-intel_b_5652216.html

Friday, July 25, 2014

Harsh Realities

CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and most mainstream media outlets have taken upon themselves the role of modern day Das Reich; a Nazi media outlet who specialized in propaganda. The same propaganda that enabled one man to convince an "enlightened" and progressive Western nation to annihilate the Jews because all their problems are caused by the Jews. 

This current cycle of ignorance, Jew hating double standard is reminiscent of Nazi Germany. Through publications that are false and based on lies, photo-shopped images, coordinated scenes of actors, and what not to make Israel look bad - the world joins the party while eating popcorn. CNN and BBC are leading the charge, completely ignoring the human atrocities plaguing the globe as we speak; i.e. Syria is still murdering in the hundreds to thousands.

Before any Israeli response dozens of Rockets were fired into Israel on a daily basis from Gaza as an act of War; -- no mention of it on CNN/BBC. After all, who cares if the Jews are being attacked?  That's what we (the media) want, that's what they (Jews) deserve.  

I'm not denying the unfortunate destruction in Gaza.  But I'm also not denying the fact that Hamas who is responsible for the well-being of Gaza (not Israel) was warned multiple times to stop attacking the citizens of Israel or Hamas will be attacked. Hamas strongholds are targeted as well as tunnels that keep rockets hidden and flowing.  I hope one day will come where violence is no longer the option.  Only after Israel realized that restraint was exhausted (citizens living in bomb shelters) and warnings were ignored did she approve the defensive operation to stop the aggression from Gaza. Peres says "We warned them" after days of getting attacked without retaliation. No other nation on this planet would tolerate missiles and rockets without defending and retaliating. Then, all of a sudden headlines pummel the world's media outlets "Israel attacks Gaza" as if Israel wasn't provoked and attacked beforehand, and then the blind ignorant mass chimes in "'Screw Israel - Leave poor Gaza Alone" ; "Genocide by Israel" -- with images taken from Syria's Genocide. 

The Palestinians are smart enough to know that the world is dumb enough to believe anything that comes out of Gaza as a source of truth -- the one place where Freedom of Speech/Press is nonexistent.  Oxymoron at its best.  This is where BBC/CNN aligns with the Palestinians and together form a partnership of propaganda.

CNN/BBC jump on the opportunity to defame Jews, so they have to assume that photos that are being sent to them are real; publish it and write "Israel committing genocide"- with a picture from a completely different conflict.  This happens consistently proving malicious intent.    These are the tactics that made Germans look dumb, and make us look dumber.  

The Palestinians have figured it out.  The one thing that binds Europe/West with Arabs (and most of the world for that matter) is that mutual hatred towards Jews.  The Palestinians have wised up over the past decade in understanding that suicide attacks as a means to achieve destruction upon Israel is no longer as efficient as Nazi like tactics; defaming a people that is essentially an easy target; a scapegoat.  Using key words to handcuff the weak minded, i.e. Occupation; Apartheid; Genocide -- monumental success has been realized by the public relations of the Palestinian movements.  Tons of Boycotts emerged consequently and so those headlines from the 1930's-40's still echo today -- "Boycott Jews/Israel".  

The Palestinians are aware of the appeasement tactics of Europe, famously embedded by Chamberlain of the UK during WWII, and maintained through the years up to the current characters in Ashton and Ban Ki Moon.  All these nations are afraid because in one second the Arab league can hamper Europe's relations with the Arab world, especially as it relates to Oil. In addition, they choose appeasement to "control" the domestic Arab/Muslim citizens so they don't cause local hassle.   As such, Europe and Co. need to always show that they side with Palestinians first and foremost, regardless of circumstance.    

This appeasement strategy reminds me of the famous quote by Einstein:   "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."  

Most people generate emotional responses as a result of framing, spinning and lies delivered through our TV's.  Instinctively anger can take over and conquer any sort of rational thinking, especially the desire to understand "Why is Israel attacking Hamas?"  Today more people are calling out Hamas, including Egypt & Saudi Arabia - but the impact is marginal in relation to the mass attention of CNN and BBC on "Israel's Aggression" - not "Israel's right to defend herself or “Hamas relentlessly attacking Israel".   

The keywords have fallacy to them.  First, technically and legally speaking, the West Bank is not occupied land, it is disputed land.  There was no nation to occupy it from other than Jordan, the same Jordan that wants nothing to do with the West Bank, but still has peace with Israel and comprises a 60% Palestinian population. 

To understand the history of the conflict in a nutshell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EDW88CBo-8#t=40

Australia, one of the more sensible nations has recently banned the usage of the term Occupied territory in the context of the Israeli Palestinian peace process.  This is because technically, it wasn't occupied from Palestine, and it is still disputed dating back to 1948/67 when the Arabs of the land rejected partition plans and called for Israel's destruction.  Australia is convinced that the usage of the term is not only inaccurate, but causes damage to the efforts of achieving normalized relations and eventual real peace.    

Gaza is ruled by Hamas. However, since Hamas has declared War on Israel and acting on those threats by continuously attacking Israel - there has been a blockade in place in accordance to clauses of the San Remo Treaty.  Once Hamas stops attacking Israel, the blockade will end.  It’s really that simple.  The blood of Gaza is 100% on Hamas hands. 

It's alarming that people of the West choose to sympathize with the portrayed weaker camp - when in fact it is Israel, the only safe haven for Jews on this planet, who is at risk of extinction. 

I often hear the usage of the term "proportion" being used by most mainstream anchors who act as demonizing agents; how can it be that no Israeli's are killed and in turn 150 Palestinians were killed?  Where's the proportion?  This is one of the most dangerous questions of our time, especially when only one nation in the world is asked that question. 

The reason most nations of the world including Israel oppose War is because of the innocent victims that fall victim.  It's an embedded rule in the concept of War. The moment a party (Hamas) declares War, they are doing so with the knowledge that many of their own will be sacrificed.  This should be a reason to seek peace, not war. Not only does Hamas use innocents as shields and barricades by launching rockets from populated areas, but they use all their and your money to stockpile weapons as opposed to building infrastructure (including bunkers) for their people. It would be a moot point if they never initiate attacks on Israel.  Knowing the nature of Hamas and the region, Israel invests in bunkers, Iron Dome, and education to mitigate casualties. It's quite a simple answer.  But the fact that I'm being asked is an act of my de-legitimization.  I have no right to defend myself.  I have to lay down my defense and be attacked till we all perish.  Absurd.   
If an armed man is knocking on your door and aiming an M-16 threatening to kill you and your family; you too will respond proportionally, right? Tell the cops to send one person to help you. What a joke.  Another Double Standard inflicted upon Jews.

Since proportion is after all just numbers and math - let's stop blinding ourselves and realize the true proportions of this conflict: 
Where there are approximately 1.6 billion Muslims covering this globe - that equals 23% of human population, there are only approximately 14 million Jews left - that equals 0.21% of total population.   

23% vs 0.21%       Fathom these true Proportions.

Hitler and his modern day successors performed well-- hence Jews remain an easy target till this very day.  When looking at the map of the world and the region, Jews represent much less than 1% of land and people. Palestinians are Arab Muslims and belong to the majority of this region. Hamas' mission to destroy Israel is not so far-fetched, seemingly. 

The core element we should sympathize towards is the fact that the innocent civilians of Gaza are ruled by Hamas who very simply doesn't care about them.  It can't be more obvious. Instead of blaming Jews and Israel, it's time to blame Hamas. Research how Hamas kills their own: many PA members were murdered as a civil war has been raging between the two factions for the past 7 years. If Israel is to make peace with Palestinians, it's with Abu Mazen of the PA who recognizes Israel's right to exist, not Hamas who is acting to achieve its mission of destroying Jews and Israel. It’s amazing that they don’t hide their agenda – and we still choose to ignore because it’s more convenient to blame Jews when and where possible.    View:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi2AvbXXjrk&    

As a conflict resolution student, I have faith that peace can be achieved between Israel and the Palestinians through a 2 state solution. Israel already defied expectations and made peace with 2 nations that swore to destroy her, Egypt and Jordan. Both those nations laid down their arms, and recognized Israel's right to exist.  Israel has shown her willingness to achieve peace and will inevitably negotiate final borders (over 90% of the final borders are agreed upon from prior negotiations) with the PA. 
It saddens me that Terrorists happily sacrifice their own people for political gains.  What's even sadder is that the world chooses to ignore this reality. Why?    

Hamas is opting to complete Hitler’s mission and sacrificing their own in the process. Just read their charter. Today as Israel accepted a cease-fire; Hamas rejected it and continues to attack Israel.  This is not a movie or a book; this is reality.   And the world that chooses to lash out at Israel as opposed to Hamas is very simply playing the role of those numb-minded Germans who applauded Hitler every time he spoke.

Calling Hamas "Militants" or "Freedom Fighters" is another aspect of de-legitimizing Jews.  Al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, Taliban - those are no different than Hamas, yet in the world's eyes, if it's facing Jews with intention of killing Jews, we can bypass any terms that would justify Israel's actions of self-defense, the very same actions undertaken by most nations of the world who face Terrorism.  Once again, a Double Standard enforced by mass media.   
And the world with all its fake concern for humanity is proving that nothing will overcome Jew hatred.  I often claim that if we can find a way to prove that Assad of Syria is in fact a Jew, then the world (including "human rights orgs") would all of a sudden wake up to "show concern" for the 200,000+ people who were recently murdered and still being murdered. This is a true genocide that people ignore, why? Because no Jews are involved.   

Instead we see signs in Paris and London accusing Israel of Genocide.  How much more blatant of a lie and libel and be forced down our minds?  This is astonishing considering what we've already seen happen during the rise of Nazi Germany and what we pledged would never happen again.  

This has nothing to do with "concern for Gaza"-- it has everything to do with dehumanizing Israel and Jews any way possible.

If people were concerned for Human life; for Muslims; for Arabs--we would still be hearing their outrage in relation to the 1 million deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan; or the 250,000+ murders in Syria; or the thousand oppressed in Egypt & Iraq; or the hundreds of thousands being murdered across Africa, and or and or.. The list goes on.  If people were concerned for the Palestinians of Gaza they would have taken the appropriate steps and actions to expose Hamas as tyrants that abuse their own; they don't enable one element of Freedom; everything is controlled; Gays are stoned to death; and Palestinians from the W. Bank hide in fear. Not to mention the Christian Arabs of Gaza, who suffer from persecution – forced conversions to Islam.   

If they really cared about Gaza, they would have launched campaigns to Free Gaza from Hamas!  many years ago.   -- https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153371313967316

Israel, as it stands, is more Democratic than any nation on the globe, even more so than the 2 party system of the USA. It is very far from being Apartheid. Israel is a direct Democracy where multiple parties build coalitions; such that over 30 political parties represent the specific populations, including 5 Arab/Muslim political parties.   Arabs serve in Israel's government and Supreme Court. They have freedoms just like any other citizen. Don't be fooled when hearing those keywords. All you are doing is insulting the victims of true Apartheid, S. Africa.  
Gaza/West Bank Palestinians are enemies of Israel since 1948 - not citizens of Israel.

*Israel's Arab Members of Knesset (equal to congress/parliament) frequently incite against its own nation -something no nation would accept, but Israel does. I call it "Extreme Democracy"    

*Israel is the only Western Democratic nation on this planet that incorporates elements of Sharia Law to address the needs of the local Arabs/Muslims.     http://website.thejc.com/home.aspx?AId=58075&ATypeId=1&search=true2&srchstr=+%2Bsharia+%2Blaw+&srchtxt=0&srchhead=1&srchauthor=0&srchsandp=0&scsrch=0

*All basic Freedoms that Arabs lack across the Middle East are enforced in Israel - the main reason no Arab Israeli (over 1.2 million Arab/Palestinian Israelis) will never leave Israel.  They know they will never get the same rights they have in Israel.  
*Israel is the only Western nation where you can hear the Muezzin - the calls for prayers for Muslims.  Why can't we hear it in Brussels? London? Paris? Los Angeles?  I hear it in Tel Aviv and I am proud!  

I once had a blog where I would share news that mainstream media chooses not to share, including many false claims, bad reporting, lies, all coming out of Gaza/West Bank.   I had to shut down my blog because I was being harassed, hacked, threatened, and bombarded with Arab-Muslim animosity that couldn't stand me sharing truths.  The fact that CNN and BBC go un-punished when publishing lies and false information is another sample of "turning a blind eye" and promoting the double standard, hypocrisy, and libel towards Jews.  This is another example of how Nazi tactics are being replicated; through aggression and mainstream lies and framing. 
The famous quote echoes through the boundaries of this globe:
"We will use your Democracy, to destroy your Democracy"

They are on track. With social and mainstream media working in "Democracy's" favor, we have a dark road ahead of us.  

"Never Again" sounds more than ever like a fading fantasy.