Viewpoint: Why Didn’t Someone Do Something? Israel Today

“Not every German who bought a copy of Mein Kampf necessarily read it … But it might be argued that had more non-Nazi Germans read it before 1933 and had the foreign statesmen of the world perused it carefully while there was still time, both Germany and the world might have been saved from catastrophe.”

— William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

I remember reading the Diary of Anne Frank as a child and asking my mom, “Why didn’t people do something? Why were the Jews killed?”

Then she quoted Pastor Martin Niemoller’s piece “First They Came”

First they came for the Communists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not Communist

Then they came for the Socialists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a trade unionist

Then they came for the Jews

And I did not speak out

Because I was not a Jew

Then they come for me

And there was no one left

To speak out for me.

Hamas militants killed at least 260 innocent civilians at a Israeli music festival on October 7. Why? Hatred and blame, which has been pounded into children, raising new generations of people who kill rather than coexist.

In the 1988 Hamas Covenant, the ideas are spelled out: click here.

Under Article Seven, “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.” (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).

Article 18 clearly defines that a woman’s place as raising children and “to teach them to perform the religious duties in preparation for the role of fighting awaiting them.”

Article 22 blames people with money for “taking control of the world media, news agencies, the press, publishing houses, broadcasting stations, and others. With their money they stirred revolutions in various parts of the world with the purpose of achieving their interests and reaping the fruit therein. They were behind the French Revolution, the Communist revolution and most of the revolutions we heard and hear about, here and there. With their money they formed secret societies, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, the Lions and others in different parts of the world for the purpose of sabotaging societies and achieving Zionist interests.”

The Hamas will not stop with the Jews in Israel—the next target could be people in the United States.

Anyone who supports Hamas, including Black Lives Matter, young college students and Democratic Socialists of America, do not understand that they support killing and then making excuses for the killing.

Groups like Hamas, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Youth Movement, Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace and Iran blame Jews and Israel for the atrocities they condone and perform. Do not be fooled. Speak out against these groups. Speak out before there’s no one left to speak for you.

(Editor’s note: If residents have not gone to, the exhibition at the Reagan Museum “Auschwitz. Not long ago, Not far away.” I urge you to do so. It runs through January 28 and is recommended for ages 12+.)


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One Response to Viewpoint: Why Didn’t Someone Do Something? Israel Today

  1. Matthew Ross says:

    Thank you for that forthright and honest viewpoint story about Israel Today.

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