I am getting sick and tired of the world’s obsession with Israel while almost the entire Middle East is on fire. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are murdered, bombed, blown up, executed, tortured, raped, enslaved and imprisoned by Shia and Sunni jihadists, tyrants and fanatic theocrats. The majority of Israelis — 6.4 million Jewish, 1.8 million Arab and 400,000 other Israelis — can get along quite well, so why this Israelphobia?
My family doctor, baker, pharmacist, car mechanic, dentist, bank branch manager and a number of colleagues are Arab Israelis. Arab Israelis went to the weddings of my children, and they to theirs. I underwent an operation with a Jewish surgeon, Muslim anesthetist, a nurse of Ethiopian and one of Russian origin, and I am still alive (haha). I have never met a single Arab Israeli who would like to live in any country with a Muslim majority than in Israel, especially not in an imaginary Palestine under a despotic Hamas, Fatah or any other of the 25+ barbaric terrorist gangs. The same liberties and freedoms in other democratic countries also exist here in Israel, unlike in any Muslim-majority country.
Those stupid allegations of “Apartheid” by backward people who do not know what Apartheid really means. People who do not have an own opinion, and just parrot contemptible propaganda, blatant lies and fabricated “history”. As Daniel Patrick Moynihan said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts”.
Criticism of Israel? There are plenty scandalous and criminal incidents in Israel that are openly and freely criticized: in printed and digital media, on TV, in universities, on the streets, during protests and demonstrations. Factual criticism. Not empty slogans or concocted nonsense. Fierce words. By the left, right and center. By Jews, Muslims, Christians and the secular. In Israel criticism does not result in the execution, disappearance or imprisonment of the firebrand. People that break the law are judged in an independent legal system and sentenced to imprisonment if proven guilty, whether it is the president, premier, a minister, military, citizen or an underworld figure. The proof is in the eating of the pudding. We had/have all of the above serving time.
Hopefully 3000 years of antisemitism will one day come to an end. Jew-bashing (mentally and physically) did not make us disappear. Jews have been able to overcome all intended genocides. By Romans, Islamists, Crusaders, Catholics, Protestants, Bolsheviks, Nazis, Fascists, Communists and Jihadists — did I forget any? There are more urgent matters in the world than perpetually attacking today’s 16 million Jews, barely 0.2% of the world’s population.