Thursday, October 19, 2006
New Website: Jew Hear Me
Daily Infidel announces the debut of our sister site, Jew Hear Me:
Jew Hear Me
Why start a blog called Jew Hear Me?Check it out. Visit often.
Jewish people need to wake up to the attacks, verbal and physical, that Jews are facing around the world. If you're not a victim of violence at the present time, you need to understand, as Benjamin Netanyahu put it, that the first step toward violence against Jews always starts with the lies and demonization of the Jewish people. This creates the foundation upon which marginalization and then murders, pogroms and genocide can occur.
It is important to understand the nature of the lies being told about the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Be prepared to answer those malicious distortions. Do you think Palestinians would be so eager to blow themselves up in order to kill Jews, if they weren't taught lies about Jews in their classrooms, media and mosques? While it is beyond our ability to help Palestinians overcome the disease of anti-Semitism, we simply cannot afford to allow the same cancer to metastasize outside the Arab world.
The lies being told in the media and on college campuses demand a response from a confident, proud, knowledgeable and courageous Jewish community. It starts with false accusations against Israel, but anti-Zionism ultimately leads to anti-Semitism, and not as far down the road as you might think. Jews in the relative safety of the United States must not bury their heads in the sand. Trouble will find the hidden Jew, the convert to Christianity, the anti-Israel leftist and the secular humanist just as it will the keepah-wearing, Shabbat-observing Jew. As many a Palestinian leader has said, "we don't distinguish between Labor and Likud. A Jew is a Jew and we don't have any use for them."
A people can't effectively defend itself if it is unaware of the justice of its own cause. The more I've studied the history of Israel and the Jewish people, especially since September 11, 2001, the more I've come to understand this. Israel and the Jewish people have been victims, and yet to many people around the world, the Jews and Israelis are the world's top villains and worst victimizers. To a large extent, through our own indifference and ignorance, we have allowed our enemies to define us. Too many Jews are committed to every fashionable cause, but can't find time for the their own self-interest. We are not a powerful enough people, despite Israel's military and wonderful allies among the American people and within the US Congress (none of which was enough to crush Hezbollah and remove a mortal enemy from Israel’s northern border), that we can allow the lies to distort the view of Israel and the Jewish people in the eyes of those who don't know any better.
Israel is engaged in a constant battle for legitimacy against the Islamists, Arab Nationalists, UN internationalists and leftist churches, political activists and academics. The average person doesn't have a dog in the fight. If they are only hearing one side of the story because Jews either don't care or aren't able to defend themselves, then the other side wins out and its view becomes the mainstream view. It often amazes me that a people that has produced so many talented lawyers, journalists, writers and Nobel Prize winners, can’t seem to develop people with the ability to tell the story of Israel and the Jews in a simple, concise, factually accurate, emotionally relevant, unambiguous and unapologetic fashion.
I hope this website can help change these negative trends in some small way. By placing factual information, incisive quotes and relevant articles here, my aim is to help provide people with the tools needed to make the case for Israel and the Jewish people. I am not here to engage in spin or fight lies with more lies. The facts are on our side. Too often, we are unaware of them. Certainly we can’t rely on the media alone to inform us.
I invite anyone who cares about Israel and the Jewish people, whether Jew or non-Jew; left, center or right; religious or secular, to participate by leaving comments, posting or emailing news stories and alerting readers about issues and events related to this cause.
Thank you for stopping by this site and please return often. By acting, we will ensure our future, and a better future for the whole world.
Jew Hear Me