Since May-June, 2014, Arab attacks against Jews in Israel’s capital city Jerusalem have sky-rocketed. Attacks have risen more than 500 per cent (“Hamas Official Declares Intifada in Jerusalem”, Arutz Sheva, October 25, 2014). The attacks have gotten so bad that this morning (Sunday, October 26, 2014), Haaretz describes Arabs attacks over the last two days as a “Weekend of stones, flames and blood in East Jerusalem”. Arutz Sheva reports, “Jerusalem is Simmering: 1,000 Additional Forces Sent to Capital” (October 26, 2014).
The frequency—and intensity—of these attacks has prompted more than one observer to call this the ‘third intifada’ (“Israel-Gaza conflict: What is an intifada?”, The Telegraph, July 25, 2014). Certainly, Hamas loves the riots (“Hamas, Islamic Jihad salute Jerusalem terror attack, threaten new 'Palestinian intifada' in capital”, Jerusalem Post, October 23, 2014). It has even called this latest cycle of violence in Jerusalem an ‘Intifada against Israeli aggression’ (“Hamas Official Declares Intifada in Jerusalem”, Arutz Sheva, October 25, 2014).
Hamas knows how to create International pressure against Israel. It knows how to manipulate news and images produced for TV.
Making matters worse, Jewish Leftists feed on everyone’s fears. They write essays that attempt to scare us. They wring their hands. They highlight our weaknesses. They ennoble the Arab ‘cause’. They argue that our only choice is to surrender.
For example, one of the first of these ‘Intifada’ essays suggests that if Israel doesn’t soon figure out how to surrender to the Arabs, the entire Arab world will unite, an Islamic tide will overthrow Jordan’s King Hussein--and then they’ll come after us (“Jerusalem is a time-bomb, and Israel can't hear the ticking”, YNET, October 24, 2014).
The provocation for this fearful assessment was an incident that took place about ten days ago up on the Temple Mount. To protest Jews ascending to the Temple Mount, Arabs threw Molotov cocktails at Israeli police from inside the Al Aqsa mosque. Police responded with riot-dispersal means. “Sparks flew everywhere. All that remained was for the carpets to catch alight, the mosque to go up in flames and the entire Muslim world – Shias and Sunnis as one – to forget their differences and come running” (YNET, ibid).
We are supposed to infer from this argument that Jewish presence on the Mount must be stopped. Otherwise, Israel will enrage Islam to attack us.
G-d forbid Jews should make ‘Islam’ angry. If we do that, Arabs could set the Mosque alight. They’ll blame Jews. The time-bomb will explode. We’ll all be dead.
It’s nonsense. It’s Intifada hysteria. It assumes that if we surrender to Arab demands, we’ll be safe.
That’s a lie. All these hysterics have to do is read either the Hamas or the PLO Charters. They won’t have to read both. Each Charter says the same thing: the Jew must be expelled from Israel so that ‘Israel’ can be renamed, ‘Palestine’.
Our problems won’t be solved by surrendering. They’ll just begin. The moment Muslims take over Jerusalem, they’ll offer every Jew there a choice: convert, leave or die.
The YNET essayist promotes ‘Intifada hysteria’. He believes that we fool ourselves if we fight against Arab anger. He suggests that resisting that anger will only prove how stupid and arrogant we have become.
He’s wrong. Given the intensity of Arab Jew-hate, surrender is not an option.
If we want to stay in Israel, we have to fight. We have to stand up. We have to start believing in G-d. We have to stop believing in gentiles.
Unfortunately, Israel’s leaders believe in gentiles. They believe that gentiles will protect us—but only if we comply with their demands for a ‘two-state solution’ and give Jerusalem to the Muslim.
Our leaders reject G-d. They bow to gentiles who remain silent as a stone. They’ve become emotional and spiritual beggars. They beg to be loved by stone-faced non-Jews.
They believe in people who now stand in stony silence as Muslims rise up to destroy us.
Gentile nations don’t help us. So far as they’re all concerned, Jerusalem isn’t even Jewish. Jerusalem doesn’t belong to Jews. For them, Jerusalem belongs to the Arab.
That’s why they don’t object when Arabs riot against Jews in Jerusalem. That’s why they don’t defend us.
Our defense and our strength come from G-d, not Man. We will grow strong when our leaders turn to G-d; we will grow weak when they reject Him.
The G-d of Israel talks to us. He has a Story for you. It’s the Story of the Final Jewish Redemption. Can you figure out how Arab riots, cowardly Jews and the world’s stony indifference will play a role in that Story?
Think about it. For more information, read your Tanach. Study your Heritage. Study the commentaries.
Stay tuned. This Story is just beginning.
The G-d of Israel won’t disappoint you.