Monday, October 19, 2015

"Stabbing Intifada"

SHOCKING VIDEO: Last night in Gaza. A hate mob, waving knives, chanting hate, crying out for Jewish blood. The media won't show the ugly hate behind Palestinian terror. So it's up to us.Fight the terror. Share the truth.----> Israel is Under Attack. But the world is silent. Demand action against Palestinian terror. Add your name at
Posted by The Israel Project on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Above is the Israel Project's video of a Gaza rally a few days ago, celebrating stabbing attacks against Jews.  

The Roots of the Stabbing Intifada - Jeffrey Goldberg

In September 1928, a group of Jewish residents of Jerusalem placed a bench in front of the Western Wall of the Temple Mount for the comfort of elderly worshipers.

Jerusalem's Muslim leaders treated this as a provocation, part of a Jewish conspiracy to take control of the Temple Mount. The spiritual leader of Palestine's Muslims, the mufti of Jerusalem, Amin al-Husseini, incited Arabs in Palestine against their Jewish neighbors by arguing that Islam itself was under threat. By next summer, violence by Arab rioters took the lives of 133 Jews.

The current quasi-uprising in which young Palestinians have been trying, and occasionally succeeding, to kill Jews with knives is prompted in good part by the same set of manipulated emotions that sparked the anti-Jewish riots of the 1920s.

Many of today's Palestinian leaders actively market rumors that the Israeli government is seeking to establish a permanent Jewish presence atop the Temple Mount. The comments of the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas - by general consensus the most moderate leader in the brief history of the Palestinian national movement - have been particularly harsh and his rhetoric has inflamed tensions.

The actual root cause of the Middle East conflict may be the unwillingness of many Muslim Palestinians to accept the notion that Jews are a people who are indigenous to the land Palestinians believe to be exclusively their own, and that the third-holiest site in Islam is also the holiest site of another religion.  

No Country for Jews? - Rabbi Daniel Gordis 

When Secretary of State John Kerry said that he would not "point fingers from afar" at who was responsible for the violence, and called the latest attacks part of a "revolving cycle that damages the future for everybody," he convinced Israelis once again that the present American administration has abandoned any ability to distinguish right from wrong, just from unjust, wise from destructive.
(New York Daily News)

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