Jewish Lives Matter - Or do they? Up to us

Thursday, 7 July, 2022 - 3:15 pm

It has not been the best of times for Israel nor the Jewish people. Then again, I do not know when it has been a good time. However, there are certain recent outrageous incidents that should have been spoken about in the news media but are unfortunately too inconvenient and therefore omitted or glossed over. Once again, it is my opinion that choosing to ignore certain facts is not only immoral, but is also dangerous, especially to the Jewish people.

As an example, how many of you know that during the June 2022 North Carolina Democratic State Convention the following resolutions were discussed. The fact that they even came up is wrong, but actually discussing these issues is horrific and frightening.
Resolution #1:  In the resolution entitled "A Resolution in Support of Human Rights in Israel/Palestine," the NCDP called on the United States to apply existing laws on equipping and aiding foreign violators of human rights to Israel and to impose "targeted sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, on those individuals and entities that continue to commit," human rights crimes. The state convention accused Israel of several human rights violations.
Resolution #2:  There was a resolution calling to commemorate a Nakba Remembrance Day, asserting that journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was deliberately killed by Israel.
I do not know about you, but I am shocked and repulsed that these resolutions were discussed over more pressing matters locally. I mean, maybe the convention should have focused on the fact that in 2020, 670 people in North Carolina died as a result of guns, up from 511 the prior year. In 2022 alone, there have been hundreds of shootings just in Durham.
During this time of unrest in our country including violent fatalities, stagflation, high costs of gas, lack of baby formula, etc, it seems idiotic (hateful) to talk about Israel.

Did you know that Facebook and Twitter are funding and working closely with a pro-Palestine charity that is linked to alleged terror groups that revere convicted killers and had a Holocaust denier as a guest speaker – along with Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Have you seen this on the news? Meta, Facebook's parent company, provides funding and works closely with pro-Palestine charity 7amleh.
Ironically, the partnership is one of many launched by Meta with the aim of “keeping harmful content off our platforms and helping to prevent risk offline.”
That a number of convicted terrorists are on the board or are employed by 7amleh should be a leading story on the news. I heard nothing about this; have you?

Maher Abdel Qader of the Palestinian American Congress has friends in high places. It makes total sense that this hater of Jews and Israel should be aligned and freely fraternize with other like-minded haters such as Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Rep Cori Busch of Missouri and Keith Ellison who is the AG of Minnesota.
What does not make sense is the friendship with NYC Mayor Eric Adams. The Mayor has this country’s largest Jewish population and appointed two Orthodox Jews to his administration. However, these two are friends nonetheless. Early in 2021, Abdel Qader was one of only six community leaders to speak with Adams on a Zoom call and talk over the then-candidate’s “campaign vision [and] issues,” as well as to “engage in his campaign.” Why has Adams not distanced himself?
In case you are wondering what makes him so bad, the reasons are too numerous to print all of them out. Read just this one paragraph.

“JEWS planned 9/11 = Now-defunct Project for the New American Century = Coordinated and executed by Mossad = NOW called “Foreign Policy Initiative” = Same criminal Jewish cabal members after the creation of Greater Israel (Oded Yinon Plan), with all Jews of the world called to migrate to the expanded Jewish homeland following the persecution by angry host populaces of the collapsing once-wealthy and once-stable nations now overwhelmed by the undesirable non-White races. = Ashkenazi Khazars are nation-wreckers with an agenda to destroy the diversity of the world = Mongrelize the races to rule over from Greater Israel, their seat of unilateral totalitarian hegemony. Solution = Expel almost ALL Jews from Europe & AMERICA + END Oded Yinon.”  

Nice guy. Friends with politicians.

More importantly, why do we tolerate this? I know the Jewish way is not to burn cities but we must do something. What can we do? I believe that we need to tackle all three suggestions simultaneously to be most effective. In a nutshell:
1. Be outspoken. Do not be timid. Reach out to Meta, Adams and the North Carolina politicians and anyone and everyone else. We need to be vigilant in our defense.
2. Be proud of who we are. Continue to thrive and grow despite those who wish terror and death upon us. Build more houses of Jewish worship, more community centers, Jewish schools and kosher restaurants.    
3. Discover what it means to be Jewish. Explore our rich history. Pray, study, and join a warm community. Much more dangerous than a Rashida Talib is apathy. How can we expect others to like us if we do not have a proper grasp on who we are? If knowledge is power then self-knowledge is powerful to self.  

God bless.

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