Wednesday, July 26, 2006

An Open Letter from an Israeli

Here's an open letter written recently by an Israeli about the never-ending war against Israel. I do not know the writer of this piece, but I strongly feel these views need to be heard, especially now.

Dear World, I understand that you are upset by us, here in Israel.

Indeed, it appears that you are quite upset, even angry. (Outraged?)

Indeed, every few years you seem to become upset by us. Today, it is the "brutal repression of the Palestinians"; yesterday it was Lebanon ; before that it was the bombing of the nuclear reactor in Baghdad and the Yom Kippur War and the Sinai campaign. It appears that Jews who triumph and who, therefore, live, upset you most extraordinarily.

Of course, dear world, long before there was an Israel , we - the Jewish people - upset you. We upset a German people who elected Hitler and upset an Austrian people who cheered his entry into Vienna and we upset a whole slew of Slavic nations - Poles, Slovaks, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Russians, Hungarians and Romanians.

And we go back a long, long way in the history of making the world upset. We upset the Cossacks of Chmielnicki who massacred tens of thousands of us in 1648-49; we upset the Crusaders who, on their way to liberate the Holy Land , were so upset at Jews that they slaughtered untold numbers of us. For centuries, we upset a Roman Catholic Church that did its best to define our relationship through inquisitions, and we upset the arch-enemy of the church, Martin Luther, who, in his call to burn the synagogues and the Jews within them, showed an admirable Christian ecumenical spirit.

And it is because we became so upset over upsetting you, dear world, that we decided to leave you - in a manner of speaking - and establish a Jewish state. The reasoning was that living in close contact with you, as resident-strangers in the various countries that comprise you, we upset you, irritate you and disturb you. What better notion, then, than to leave you (and thus love you)- and have you love us and so, we decided to come home - home to the same land we were driven out 1,900 years earlier by a Roman world that, apparently, we also upset.

Alas, dear world, it appears that you are hard to please. Having left you and your pogroms and inquisitions and crusades and holocausts, having taken our leave of the general world to live alone in our own little state, we continue to upset you. You are upset that we repress the poor Palestinians. You are deeply angered over the fact that we do not give up the lands of 1967, which are clearly the obstacle to peace in the Middle East Moscow is upset and Washington is upset. The "radical" Arabs are upset and the gentle Egyptian moderates are upset.

Well, dear world, consider the reaction of a normal Jew from Israel . In 1920 and 1921 and 1929, there were no territories of 1967 to impede peace between Jews and Arabs. Indeed, there was no Jewish State to upset anybody. Nevertheless, the same oppressed and repressed Palestinians slaughtered tens of Jews in Jerusalem , Jaffa , Safed and Hebron . Indeed, 67 Jews were slaughtered one day in Hebron in 1929. Dear world, why did the Arabs - the Palestinians - massacre 67 Jews in one day in 1929? Could it have been their anger over Israeli aggression in 1967? And why were 510 Jewish men, women and children slaughtered in Arab riots between 1936-39? Was it because Arabs were upset over 1967?

And when you, dear world, proposed a UN Partition Plan in 1947 that would have created a "Palestinian State" alongside a tiny Israel and the Arabs cried "no" and went to war and killed 6,000 Jews - was that "upset" caused by the aggression of 1967? And, by the way, dear world, why did we not hear your cry of "upset" then?

The poor Palestinians who today kill Jews with explosives and firebombs and stones are part of the same people who -­ when they had all the territories they now demand be given to them for their state -attempted to drive the Jewish state into the sea. The same twisted faces, the same hate, the same cry of "itbach-al-yahud" (Massacre the Jew!) that we hear and see today, were seen and heard then. The same people, the same dream - destroy Israel. What they failed to do yesterday, they dream of today, but we should not "repress" them.

Dear world, you stood by during the holocaust and you stood by in 1948 as seven states launched a war that the Arab League proudly compared to the Mongol massacres. You stood by in 1967 as Nasser, wildly cheered by wild mobs in every Arab capital in the world, vowed to drive the Jews into the sea. And you would stand by tomorrow if Israel were facing extinction.

And since we know that the Arabs-Palestinians dream daily of that extinction, we will do everything possible to remain alive in our own land. If that bothers you, dear world, well,­ think of how many times in the past you bothered us.

In any event, dear world, if you are bothered by us, here is one Jew in Israel who could not care less.

10 comments:

Voyager said...

Dear world, you stood by during the holocaust

Really ? The United States perhaps..........but The British Empire was at war..........it is hard to know what greater action any nation can take................after all, all Israel is doing in Lebanon is waging war...........

Avenging Apostate said...

Voyager,

Really ? The United States perhaps..........but The British Empire was at war..........it is hard to know what greater action any nation can take................after all, all Israel is doing in Lebanon is waging war...........

Wow, all you saw in his letter was the error he made. I don't wonder why he wrote what he wrote because I follow the news, I watch the T.V., but you have just provided us with a fresh example.

Israeli,

In any event, dear world, if you are bothered by us, here is one Jew in Israel who could not care less.

Like you, I too don't care what the world thinks or says, its bias doesn't blind me--no matter what happens, you have my prayers and my support.

God bless Israel and God bless America.

John Sobieski said...

To win a war, your enemy must be so damaged in terms of lives and infrastructure, they they are completely humiliated and humbled. The problem with the war on terror (a stupid term, naming a war after a tactic for political correctness) is that we cannot bring ourselves to destroy the enemy. That enemy is Islam. Destroy it, destroy it all.

European Kafir said...

Voyager

I fully agree with Avenging Apostate here!

I found your comment pathetic and what`s most sad about it: it`s representing exactly what happpens: UN etc. listening to the whining of terrorists and seeking for every "mistake" that Israel allegedly makes.
I feel ashamed!
Am Yisrael Chai!
God bless Israel and Jewish people!
EK (not Jewish)

VadimM said...

And I am another Israeli who could not care less about the reaction of the outside world. After all, what can we possibly expect from it?

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Avenging Apostate, it's great to have you back after a long absense.

Voyager said...


I found your comment pathetic and what`s most sad about it: it`s representing exactly what happpens: UN etc. listening to the whining of terrorists and seeking for every "mistake" that Israel allegedly makes.
I feel ashamed!
Am Yisrael Chai!
God bless Israel and Jewish people!
EK (not Jewish)



What a weirdo you are. What more can a country do than go to war ? Hold a protest march ? Vote for Howard Dean ?

Americans made Adolf Hitler Time Magazine Man of The Year in 1938 and Josef Stalin in 1939. Britain was at war two years before Auschwitz was built but could not get the Americans to join in at all............neutral like Sweden and Switzerland.

You watch TV ? Poor poor pitiful you. Try blogging rather than watching TV.

I am glad I "have proved you with a fresh example" Of what,. rationality ? You are really weird.

Israel is at war to preserve itself, Britain went to war in 1939 to preserve itself. The US is selling weapons to Israel as it sold weapons to Britain in 1940.............

Why doesn't the US stop importing oil to hurt Venezuela and Iran ? When will the US pass the Draft Bill in Congress to raise another 400.000 soldiers ? Does Iran have to launch rockets on US forces in Qatar before it wakes up ?

North Korea is delivering rockets to Iran and the US does nothing........no wonder Israel feels abandoned

European Kafir said...

North Korea is delivering rockets to Iran and the US does nothing........no wonder Israel feels abandoned.


there must have been a misunderstanding.

I fully support Israel, no matter what...always done so, always will.

EK

The Anti-Jihadist said...

The US doesnt need a draft. What leftist rubbish. The generals don't want a bunch of conscripts who unwillingly serve 2 or 3 yrs terms. These sorts of soldiers are practically worthless to a hi-tech professional fighting force.

It takes years to develop troops with the technical skills to become an asset to the US armed forces. NCOs (non commissioned officers, i.e. sergeants), the core of any effective military, take 10-12 yrs to be developed.

Will the supporters of the draft give the military another $100 billion annually to train and equip these conscript troops? Infantry brigades are not cheap.

Only ignorant civilians take such stupid positions like calling for a draft in the US.

TempleofDiana1874 said...

Conniving cowardly political ambitionists are all it takes to start and finish a war.
Sometimes dogmatists masquerade as politic. The have nots jealous of the haves. The twisted neurotics allowed to have their way through fear of what they may do.
You can stalk and kill a lion, but can you stalk a pack of jackals?