All too often we hear “we are our own worst enemy”, ok, got it, now where do we go from here?
Many enemies of the Jewish state know that they can get their greatest support among our own people; they are all too aware of the ignorant and misinformed hordes running in our ranks and our enemies do not miss an opportunity to exploit them for their own purposes of destroying Israel as a Jewish state.
Funds from questionable sources are flooding the arena and boosting anti-Israel activities while other funds from again questionable sources reprogram higher educational programs and facilities under the guise of promoting mutual understanding, while only teaching bias and racism.
Most often those that are seeking the truth really aren’t, they are simply looking to strengthen their own point of view. “Fact finding” missions are rarely ever that, but orchestrated treks of half-truths and deception.
“Point of view” being a key phrase, lets look at that for a second. From close-up, using a narrow-view lenses, so to say, one simply sees a larger Israel encompassing the regions of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Someone who uses a “wide angle” lense sees the larger, more accurate picture sees that Israel is a “drop” among a sea of Arab and Muslim nations who call for its destruction.
In plain words those who are narrow-minded and, might I add, shortsighted, do not see the big picture and have a distorted view regarding Israel and its situation, and further more do not appreciate the reality of Israel’s existence today.
Those who claim “sensitivity” to the so called underdog, “care” for the minorities…step back and take a look, a good look, and they might just see a clearer picture through their clouds of distortion.
But again…what to do, what to do? Fight back, that is what to do. Enough of defending ourselves against lies and misconstrued facts, it is time to take the fight to the other side, where it belongs.
(Just to throw in another morsel, it is not just our fight, but more on that another time.)
A valuable lesson that Israel has learned and paid for with blood, is that when faced with overwhelming numbers and forces, you can’t just stand back and wait to be attacked. Sometimes even covert methods must be used to throw an enemy off balance.
Despite continued anti-Israel activity among the Left Wing in Israel, the numbers of Israelis reconnecting with our land and waking up to reality rises daily. The concept of a Two State solution fades with each passing day. Supporters of this false solution like to claim that it is only the extreme factions, both Jewish and Arab who support a One State possibility, therefore it must be a destructive move. But this is not true, with each day more moderate factions grasp this concept as a solution for all who live in Israel. Obviously, there is a lot of work to be done, many scenarios to be worked out, but this is the direction in which we are heading.
Due to this change of atmosphere in Israel, our enemies focus on Jewish diaspora communities, seeking strength and support from the Beinarts, the Friedmans, J Street and the mindless pawns of the BDS Movement.
We in Israel actually have the advantage in this challenge, we have the reality in our face, that is for those of us who prefer to walk around with open eyes. But far away, over the great pond, our brothers are not so lucky, they remain victims to organizations and groups that prefer Israel cease to be a state with a Jewish identity.
It is actually not so difficult to fight these enemies of ours, both from within and from the outside. Simple objective views on real situations often provide all the ammo you need. A small wonderful example is the ridiculous effort by the supposed “enlightened members” at a Food Coop in the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn. Efforts were made to remove 5 Israeli products from their shelves due to the suffering of the “Palestinian” people. I am proud to say that there were more than a few who actually think and fought back successfully and intelligently against the corrupt thoughts of the BDS movement. Even better, the challenge was documented in the “Daily Show” (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-march-27-2012/co-occupation) and the BDS rep was shown to be an embarrassing example of what the liberal movement has spawned today.
In Israel we get to enjoy “Latma” (http://www.latma.co.il/elatmatv.aspx) as they expose the motives and deception in the same entertaining way. Whereas Latma is primarily in Hebrew, not to worry, more and more news segments, parodies and reviews will be available in English soon.
Of course these entertaining ways are not the only strategies to be used, though they work wonders, especially on social networks among our young people.
After a moderate bout with confusion and frustration, many of the blind followers of opponents to the progressive and modern Jewish state often change direction when exposed to simple truths, facts and ACCURATE recent history. When the establishments that they have been taught to trust are “outed” as tools of misinformation and bias, anger at those that deceived them often sets in.
I know, many are waiting to hear what methods and strategies can and may be used…sorry, some discretion must remain. This is not a one-time battle, but an ongoing challenge, that must be won, again and again for your children, and your grandchildren.
Now is not just the time just to defend, but to fight against the ignorant and the manipulators of our weaker, less understanding brothers, a time to bring them back in, to be united again, no matter how diverse. The future generations of diaspora Judaism are at stake. Without Israel they will not thrive, some maybe to return to the “Shtetel” and Ghetto lifestyle, while the others will disappear in the whirlpool of assimilation.
Pesach is upon us, those who chose to be one free people left Egypt and eventually were as one at Mount Sinai. That challenge remains today, let’s not let our internal faults split us up to be used and exploited by our enemies. We can fight them, but let’s fight them to win, and not just to survive.