Abe Foxman, head of the ADL, has, once again, stood on the side of the tiger. He announced that Bibi should not speak to our Congress since it is “unhelpful” with “unintended consequences.” As a Jew I am sick of these milquetoast orators and back slappers “representing the Jewish people.” Foxman, named appropriately, is like the perennial fox in the henhouse. His standing as a “macher,” a Yiddish word for big shot, because he’s head of a “major Jewsih organization” gives him credibility while in actuality the Anti- Defamation League has lost its credibility for any Jew who’s been paying attention.
The Anti- Defamation league is no longer a Jewish organization advocating for Jews and monitoring anti- Semitic attacks. It is just another one of the progressive collaborating organizations advocating for the rights of the transgender community, homosexuals, and Blacks. It is also interesting to note that the organization is solidly against displaying the Ten Commandments, the common standard of moral behavior of both Jews and Christians, in any public building. No matter that displaying the Ten Rules of civilized behavior is not the same as declaring a government religion like in Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, or even the Church of England. No, Abe Foxman does not speak for me or for most Jews I know.
If the words “ Never again” actually mean something, then people like Caroline Glick, Ben Shapiro, Pamela Geller, and Morton Klein actually do speak for many in the Jewish community. We have a president who announces that the Islamic terror massacre of the Jewish grocery, Hyper Cacher, was “random.” I’m sure that thousands of Jews fleeing France is just random too, or in our new Orwellian logic just a coincidence. According to the Jerusalem Post Jews were omitted from a list of minorities mentioned in President Obama’s authorization of force to Congress:
“US President Barack Obama, in his proposed resolution for Congress that formally authorizes broad-scale use of force against the Islamic State terrorist organization wherever it is, specifically singles out several ethnic groups threatened by the group: Iraqi Christians, Yezidis and Turkmens. ”
I’m sure that was just a random mistake or misprint because no member of any Muslim the group has ever declared “Death to the Jews” or murdered Jews in the name of Allah.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
– George Orwell
Unfortunately many secular Jews don’t know their own history and continue to grovel to those in power. Instead of unending Holocaust education about all the Jews that were murdered like sheep for the slaughter, maybe we should have monuments and memorials for all the Jews who fought valiantly for their people like Herzl and Jabotinsky.
Theordor Herzl, an educated secular Jew, was both a lawyer and journalist who covered the notoriously anti-Semitic Dreyfus affair, He believed that anti-Semitism was so rampant that either Jews needed to convert or have a country of their own in order to survive. Zev Jabotinsky was another cosmopolitan Jew who understood the necessity of trained Jewish soldiers standing up in the defense of Jews. Menacham Begin, a disciple, believed that as well. Without his underground war against the British, the state of Israel may not have been resurrected. Rabbi Meir Kahane, formerly an FBI agent, created the Jewish Defense League to protect Jewish communities against anti- Semitic violence. Ironically, he was the first casualty of Palestinian terrorism on USA soil. The young people in the Warsaw Ghetto miraculously held off the Nazis for a month with smuggled and homemade weapons. The percentage that lived to tell the tale is extraordinary considering the strength of the enemy.
Jews have a history of standing on the side of the tiger and eventually getting eaten. Many thought Hitler would bring prosperity back to Germany and Communism would bring an end to anti- Semitism. The millions slaughtered by both ideologies tell the ugly truth. Jews need to stand up for themselves and learn to protect themselves before the tiger’s next meal.