It’s Okay. Don’t Cry for Us Israelis

Nadeslala Ewa Korulska

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By Naomi Ragen


I’m sitting here in Jerusalem after a week of heartbreak over three murdered teens followed by two weeks of sirens bomb blasts and finally the funerals of young IDF soldiers of whom one-third are students who should be taking their final exams instead of risking their lives. I’m reading on the internet about what a horrible person I am as an Israeli and as a Jew and what a terrible immoral country I live in.

All this criticism comes mainly from the European press: The Guardian the BBC papers in Italy Norway France and don’t forget America: The New York Times CNN. And I’m thinking: Gee the British should understand. After allt hey lived through the blitz Nazis raining bombs indiscriminately down on them the way Hamas is raining bombs down on us. And when the brave pilots of the RAF aimed their bombs at Dresden killing 300000 men women and children they didn’t throw down leaflets telling people to politely evacuate didn’t send their soldiers to knock on doors to see if they’d followed the leaflets instructions ( as CNN complained Israel failed to do at an UNRWA school which was probably hit by a Hamas bomb anyway.)

And I think of the rest of Europe who rounded up our grandparents and great-grandparents and relatives –menw omen and children—and sent them off to be gassed no questions asked. And I think: They are now the moral arbiters of the free world? They are telling the descendants of the people they murdered how to behave when other anti-Semites want to kill them?

As for Americans represented by the New York Times that bastion of high-minded hypocrisy and mediocre journalism parading as the “newspaper of record” one has only to read the article by Professor Auerbach in the New York Observer (Two Weeks of Shallow Facile Moral Equivalency From the New York Times) to see how Jodi Rudoren and other Times apparatchiks have learned to close their minds and love Hamas. After all there are CHILDREN DYING. It doesn’t matter that the Palestinians have educated an entire generation to be little Nazi-wannabes who worship death and hate Jews murdering their souls and are now callously putting their bodies in harm’s way to use for touching photo ops. We shouldn’t be shocked by this omission by the Times. After all The New York Times was one of the last news outlets to bring to the attention of the reading public the Nazi atrocities in Europe. Read the Times during the nightmare years and see if you can’t find a pattern here.

And so as an Israeli brought up with Jewish values and an American taught to love freedom justice democracy and fair playI have to tell all of you- Europeans Americans and last of all Muslim terrorist sympathizers and barbarians that what you are saying no longer moves anyone of good moral judgment and intelligence. The current crisis in Gaza is so morally clear-cut so absolutely a case of self-defense that I must say to you as someone finally said to Senator McCarthy: “Sir have you no shame?”

I prefer that you – writers of these lies and libels– hate me and my country if it means that you can save your tears for other peoples dead. We aren’t greedy for sympathy. After all we got so much after the Holocaust we prefer other people to have their share now. These days we prefer to live rather than have people cry over us and the injustices done to us.

So by all means cry for the Palestinian people – men women and children- whose duly elected leadership has callously left them without protection from just retribution for their terrorist crimes. Who took their aid money and are living in Qatar in five star hotels building shopping centers for themselves. Who built terrorist tunnels under their homes mosques hospitals and schools and recruited their sons to die for Allah while they sit in bunkers waiting for the U.N. to rescue them.

Don’t cry for us or our families or our children or grandchildren. Not this time. Not ever. Not if we can help it. Because this time thank God we have a country. We are armed. This time with God’s help we know how to protect ourselves from Nazis and their high-minded media cheer leaders.

I would like to end this with an expletive and a hand gesture towards the people I’m addressing. Please choose one you think would be fitting. I can think of many. 

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