Among other things on this video, one Palestinian woman shouts repeatedly, "Jews go back to the ovens". These people are not kidding around, this is not merely street theater.
No, they are not kidding. Note that they are ones calling US "Nazis." The other thing I note is that one of the things they shouted out repeatedly was "Nuke Israel." Either they know absolutely nothing about the geography of this place or they don't care that nuking Israel would also kill more than eight million Arabs, including their precious "Palestinians."The issue here is not at all what is "being done to the Palestinians."... Steven Plaut has pointed out (see below) the similarities between Israel's war against terrorists and Sri Lanka's war against terrorists who are ostensibly ethnic Tamil separatists but whose real goal seems clearly to be the destruction of the Sinhalese state of Sri Lanka. Plaut notes that Sri Lanka's war has elicited no interest by the world, contrary to Israel's wars, in which every shot fired elicits condemnation as "disproportionate" and "genocide" and "worse than the Nazis." Similar parallels and examples are legion. (See a piece I wrote long ago, below.)
Call me "paranoid" but I am led to the conclusion that the world will not accept the right of Jews to defend ourselves and certainly not to inflict casualties in doing so.
The jets bombed the bejeebers out of them. The ground forces invaded. They at long last suppressed the terrorists, who had conducted a long campaign of suicide bombing and planting bombs, and put an end to any notion that the terrorists and their sponsors would be granted their own state. Many civilians were killed and wounded, yet not a single protest was made against the invasion anywhere.
I am of course referring to the conquest by the army of Sri Lanka over the past few days of the last hold-out city of the Tamil independence rebels.
Kilinochchi was the last town held by the Tamil "Tiger" Rebels, considered to be a terrorist group by the United States. With it fell the last Tamil hope of setting up an independent state or even of getting autonomy inside Sri Lanka. The Tamils have their own state inside India but were not satisfied with that manifestation of "self-determination." Kilinochchi, 579 kilometers north of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, was until recent months the center of political power for the rebels. Over the years, 65,000 people have been killed in the war with the Tamils in Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile not a single Solidarity-with-the-Tamil-Tigers protest has been organized on a single Western campus or in a single downtown square. Jewish leftist kapos have not taken to the streets to demand and end to the war of aggression against the Tamils. Leftist web sites have not proclaimed every injury of a Tamil civilian to be a Nazi-like war crime and an act of genocide. Eurocrats have not pontificated about how the Sri Lankan response to the terror was out of proportion. The International Solidarity Movement has not sent in protesters from the West to try to defend the terrorists. Communists and fellow travelers have not organized flotillas of boats carrying aid to the terrorists. Israeli politicians have not lectured the Sinhalese of Sri Lanka about how the whole problem is that they are insensitive to the needs of the "Other." Ehud Barak did not demand that the Sri Lanka government enter talks with the Tigers and provide them with guns and funding. Israeli professors did not organize petitions of solidarity with the Tamil suicide bombers. Haaretz columnists have not turned out column after column explaining that the suicide bombings by the Tamils are all because they are under an inhumane siege and hungry. Writers David Grossman, Amos Oz and A.B. Yehoshua have not produced poems and essays demanding that the demands of the Tamil Tigers be met. Not a single Sri Lankan professor who had a family member killed by the Tamil terrorists has come out in endorsement of the demands of the terrorists. No movement of self-hating Sinhalese favoring a Holocaust of Sinhalese has emerged. Not a single Sinhalese public figure has proposed that Sri Lanka be dismembered and stripped of its Sinhalese symbols. None have proposed a change in the national anthem. None have proposed dividing Colombo and handing over half to the Tamils. Virtually no one knows that 65,000 civilians have died in the fighting and the media have no interest in covering the story.
But then again, Sri Lanka is just not as advanced a country as is Israel..
Colin Powell is not an anti-Semite. He has never spoken harshly about the Jews. He has had many positive relationships with Jews. He even speaks Yiddish, which not many Jews do. He is not viewed as an anti-Semite, not by the Jews and not by others. One can be certain that he doesn't see himself as an anti-Semite. And yet, there was Colin Powell, purveying one of the most pernicious of anti-Semitic motifs, indignantly insisting that the State of Israel adopt and stick to the "Groveling Kike" motif. Sounds harsh?
Powell blurted out the US view of the true basis of US-Israel relations on August 2, 2001, with his denunciation of Israel's targeting of Hamas terrorist commanders. Powell explained that for Israel to inflict casualties on the Palestinians makes America's relations with the Arab countries more difficult. In effect, he is saying, "Hey, guys! Don't fight back! You're embarrassing us in front of the Arabs."
Israel is obligated to facilitate America's relations with Israel's enemies, even to the extent of taking casualties without fighting back. It is not acceptable for Jews to fight back. We are supposed to run to a powerful non-Jewish protector to defend us. To ensure that our protector will in fact protect us in the hour of need, we have to constantly suck up to our protector and make sure that we are so useful and so valuable to him that he will reckon it in his interest to do so. That has been the only acceptable strategy of Jewish "self defense" most of the time for the last 2,700 years. Jews are always allowed to grovel in self defense.
What if our enemies are more useful and more valuable to our protectors than we? What if President Bush has finally grasped the fact that the Jews don't have any oil and the Arabs do? Contrary to what the whole world believes, the Arabs also have a lot more money. That's not all. In the memorable words of Billy Carter, "There's a lot more Arabs than there is Jews". What if Bush, our protector, has grasped all that? Well, then we Jews are supposed to wring our hands and cry "Oy veh!" And die, of course. But on no account are we to fight back. That is anathema to Moslems. In Islamic law, it is forbidden for a Jew (or a Christian, by the way) to strike a Moslem for any reason whatsoever. The Christians might as well have had such a law because it is similarly utterly repugnant and unacceptable to the Christian world for Jews to defend themselves.
So, when rioters attack Israeli military positions with stones and fire bombs and with gunmen among the rioters with AK-47 assault rifles, Israel may not fire on them. That's "excessive force". But UN "peacekeepers" in Sierra Leone fired on rioters throwing stones, ABSENT the gunmen with sub-machine guns. So did police in Goteborg, Genoa and Cincinnati, likewise in the absence of gunmen. No one condemned them for "excessive force" because they have the right of self-defense. They aren't Jews.
No one picked up on it. Not even the Jewish papers or the Israeli media. Did no one notice? Or would it just not be smart to say such a thing where your protector can hear? "Shah! Stille! [Sh! Be quiet!] You'll get us in trouble."