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As Global Anti-Semitism Rises, We Must Stop Funding Terror
FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 3, 2014 | Daniel Mael and Chloe Valdary

Posted on 07/03/2014 6:38:03 AM PDT by SJackson

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As Global Anti-Semitism Rises, We Must Stop Funding Terror

Posted By Daniel Mael and Chloe Valdary On July 3, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment

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As many in the Western world grieve and attempt to comprehend the brutal murder of three Israeli teenagers — including one American — emotions abound. Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel, three yeshiva students from central Israel, were kidnapped and murdered by Arab terrorists while on their way home from school.  Their crime was simply that they were Jews daring to live in Israel. Although disturbing, when viewed in the context of Palestinian culture, this crime is not  shocking. One cannot be surprised that a society governed by a regime that indoctrinates its children to hate Jews would actually produce individuals who act on that impulse and murder them.

Viewed in the context of global Jew hatred, this heinous crime is not an aberration. There has been a disturbing rise in anti-Semitism around the world and responses have ranged from disinterest in the slaughter of Jews to sympathy with the “freedom fighters” seeking to “kill” them.

Consider the current state of European anti-Semitism. In May, two men and one woman were murdered in cold blood at a Jewish museum in Brussels. In France, leaders in the Jewish community report that they are experiencing “the worst climate of anti-Semitism in decades.” In June alone, there have been several attacks on Jews — including an assault on Jewish students by a mob of 20 who stabbed and beat them, an attack on a Jewish woman and her baby at a bus station in Paris, and  the beating of a Jewish man who had his nose broken and a swastika drawn on his chest. In Belgium, three Jews were killed at the Jewish museum in May. As a result, security was tightened across the country at multiple Jewish sights.

Anti-Semitism is also rampant in the Arab world. Jews have long been maligned as the source of all evil and Israel is constantly demonized as a “Nazi” or “apartheid” state. Children’s television shows routinely feature anti-Semitic diatribes and encourage kids to commit suicide in the name of Jihad.

Thus the kidnapping of  Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali by Arab terrorists must be viewed within the context of global anti-Semitism that is sweeping across the world at an alarming rate.

Moreover, many would have us believe that the terrorists who murdered them should be “understood” in the greater context of their “struggle” to see Arab supremacism come into fruition. Some on the extreme left  suggest that when the terrorists decided to shoot the boys, burn their bodies, and bury them, they were justified in doing so because they believed so fervently in the righteousness of their racist cause to murder Jews. They say that we should refrain from rushing to judgment, and instead view the terrorists as revolutionaries in pursuit of a moral good — which could only have been obtained by piling up heaps of dead Jews.

In the eyes of the radical, there is a moral equivalence between the Jewish boys who were murdered and the terrorists who murdered them. We are engaging in “unfair” discretion when we say they “murdered” Jews. In point of fact, the “freedom fighters” simply responded to the Jews’ paltry existence in the region with such impact and force that the Jews’ deaths occurred as a result. This is an important distinction, they say. This tragic story does not actually entail the “murder” of three school boys but simply the “deaths” of the three school boys. Indeed, they argue that the revolutionaries should be praised for their heroic Jew-hating actions by having operas performed in their honor at the Metropolitan Opera in NY.

But that argument is absurd — as is the nature of Israel’s enemies, willing to murder children in cold-blood on their way home from school.

What’s equally telling is that those both ascribing to and justifying radical Islam provide responses that amount to nothing more than “about time.” Indeed, the mother of one of the terror suspects, Amer Abu Aisha, said that she will raise Amer’s three sons to be martyrs for Jihad.  We in the western world assume that a mother wants the best for her child and would only advocate for such. Yet there are those who acknowledge that while we may struggle to understand how a mother could desire homicide for her child — something we would normally describe as psychotic — we in the Western world are not in her position and therefore have no right to suggest her world view is depraved and evil.

As a result of this perverted philosophy of moral relativism, the innocent victims of terror are slandered while the perpetrators of the crime are lauded. Israel is maligned on college campuses across the United States and Europe. Even at historically Jewish Brandeis University, professors attack Israel — with some going as far as to attack Israel for “Holocaustic ethnic cleansing” and claiming that “olive trees grow wondrously on Palestinian corpses.” Scholars and elitists call for boycotting the Jewish state and “art” — like the notorious The Death of Klinghoffer — justifies the massacre of Jews.

Moreover, here in the US, we continue to bankroll the Palestinian Authority, (which we insist, is “moderate”),  and Hamas, two genocidal regimes that promote Islamic supremacism and Jew hatred. Their preaching of hatred and the murder of Jews continues with impunity. As long as our monies fund these organizations, we remain indirectly responsible for every rocket they launch, every Jew-hating textbook they produce, every street they name after terrorists, and every child they murder.

As Ben Shapiro highlighted on Monday, “evil is evil…enabling evil is evil.”A society dedicated to the rule of law, the preservation of ethics, and the principles of liberty and freedom must not be party to such atrocities. Instead, we must raise our voices and demand that our government stop funding these reprehensible dictators. As long as our taxpayer dollars are funding the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, we are indirectly responsible for every rocket they fire, every Jew-hating textbook they publish, every anti-American television show they broadcast, every street they name after terrorists, and every human being they murder. Enough is Enough.

Stand up and be counted.

Please help raise awareness of this issue by tweeting #StopFundingTerror @WhiteHouse  @BarackObama  @MichelleObama @JohnKerry

TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; fundingterror; obama; stih; terrorism

1 posted on 07/03/2014 6:38:03 AM PDT by SJackson
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Little to no likelihood funding will be cut of.

2 posted on 07/03/2014 6:38:55 AM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: SJackson
The West will keep funding terror for 2 reasons:

1) Their understanding and concept about terror is flawed. Appeasement never works.

2) By paying out billions, they keep the terror off their soil, usually. Go kill innocents somewhere else but please leave me alone, ok?

3 posted on 07/03/2014 6:42:44 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Netz

Just had a case tossed on my desk the other day pertaining to a Middle Eastern businessman who has been operating on U.S. soil for decades setting up numerous shell entities, taking out federal loans under their names in the millions at a time and not repaying them AND sending their funds to a bank in Syria. Add to that several of his buddies are associated with jihadists after doing a little digging. In fact its beginning to look like he’s been making us suckers by sending money over there to people that don’t exactly like us for decades! .There is no telling how much money he has already transferred over the years. I say this because I have seen this the activity on more occassions that I care to count. In part, we are funding our own terrorism! I have turned this information over to the FBI Counter-Terrorism Task Force but generally never hear anything back so I don’t know if they are acting on it or not.

4 posted on 07/03/2014 6:57:19 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SJackson

We actually need to do NOTHING, liberal Jews have brought this on themselves. So they need to stop funding the fascist left, and socialism in general. I tire of the cycle where liberals get themselves in hot water then want conservatives to give up blood and treasure to bail them out.

Hitler had 3-4 SS divisions made up of Muslims, manned by Muslims, lead by Muslims. These troops were stationed in the Balkins and helped with the “Final Solution”. Nothing has changed, Communist Jews and just plain communists are going to kill all liberty loving people.

5 posted on 07/03/2014 6:59:24 AM PDT by stockpirate (This will stop when conservatives take to the streets, not before.)
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To: stockpirate

I am a Conservative Jew and dislike Liberals. Not all Jews are Commies...

6 posted on 07/03/2014 7:05:41 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Netz

Don’t be so defensive, I said “communist Jews” which leaves you out, I also said all socialists.

My point is this, the Jewish people need to police themselves. Communists/fascists in America of all strips are destroying us....

7 posted on 07/03/2014 7:09:58 AM PDT by stockpirate (This will stop when conservatives take to the streets, not before.)
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To: SJackson

More and more, I am suspecting that international antisemitism has three different parts, with uncertain dividing lines.

The first is genuine antisemitism, a specific hatred of the Jewish people, religion and culture. It is actually very hard to uniquely determine, because it is both intertwined with socialism and other philosophies and religions, especially atheism, Christianity and Islam.

The second part could be called “anti-Israelism”, or “anti-Zionism”, though the latter term is actually less accurate. A large part of anti-Israelism is pro-Islamism; but a large part is not.

It has an odd basis, in that more than anything, it is a rejection of Israel’s meandering and ineffectual policies as relates to their enemies, the Palestinians.

There is a very important axiom in this sentence: that the Palestinians are Israel’s *enemies*, not citizens, not neighbors, not friends. They have never been, and never will be anything other than hate filled enemies looking for *any* way to harm, kill or destroy Israel. They cannot be bargained with, bribed or threatened to effect, to change this behavior. It is an axiom that Israel *refuses* to recognize.

And truthfully, this bugs the hell out of the rest of the world, because it drags out the conflict endlessly, and gives a forum to endless whining, complaining, and annoyance. It has gone on for so long that it is making much of the international community *hate* Israel, because they refuse to do *anything* to make it stop for good.

Were Israel to just ethnically cleanse the Palestinians, to drive them out of Gaza and the West Bank, into Egypt and Jordan respectively, there would be great hue and cry for a few years, and *then* there would be peace and quiet. The perpetual, nagging annoyance of Israel and the Palestinians would *finally* be at an end. And much of the world craves this quietude, and hates Israel for denying it to them.

The third type of antisemitism is found within Israel, by “anti-Jewish Jews” and socialist Jews, whose loyalties are to anything anti-Jewish. And this is so extensive that it breathes life into other forms of antisemitism.

8 posted on 07/03/2014 7:11:01 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: SJackson

As global anti-Semitism and terrorism rises, we must pay our jiziya and hope that looking the other way will assure that the crocodile will eat us last.

Not quite fixed, because it’s too wordy, but an improvement on the headline.

9 posted on 07/03/2014 3:46:05 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: stockpirate
Traditionally,,Jews favor change, reform and a general improvement in the human condition, everywhere and for all time. This is why they were foolish enough to vote for Obama, because his entire campaign was based on...”Change”.

The Jewish people embraced Communism as a meal ticket into modern, liberal Christian society where everyone was supposed to be equal. Well, that backfired big time for 100 years and even boomeranged on the Jews themselves.

The Jews (and any other ethnic group) cannot, “Police themselves” as you say because there never has been ONE Jewish voice, except G-d Almighty and Moses but even then, the Hebrews were skeptics and asked Aaron (Moses’ brother) why Moses has not come down from Mt. Sinai with the Law? So, while united as the Jews are they are just as divisive as any other group on the planet.
There are many groups of Libs, Commies and Pinkos all destroying America together, I'll grant you that but this Jew, this NRA Jew, this Israel Defense Force Jew thinks it's high time America returned to being the guiding light it always has been and that means a return to the old basics promised in the Constitution...Happy belated 4th.

10 posted on 07/05/2014 1:55:29 AM PDT by Netz
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To: stockpirate
Don’t be so defensive, I said “communist Jews” which leaves you out, I also said all socialists.

My point is this, the Jewish people need to police themselves. Communists/fascists in America of all strips are destroying us....

You said no such thing here.

You bought into the evil just the same. The target is also on your back.
11 posted on 07/05/2014 2:04:06 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: PA Engineer

That is exactly what I said there, so do not distort what I am saying

12 posted on 07/05/2014 3:18:10 AM PDT by stockpirate (This will stop when conservatives take to the streets, not before.)
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