Proof — as if we need it — that anti-Zionism sentiment is antisemitic and that Israel is not just right but necessary

Today, a gunman hunted out a Jewish school in Toulouse, killing four (three of whom were young children) and then vanishing.  Despite the unusual specificity of the targets (i.e., Jewish children), the usual suspects are very busy denying that the unusual specificity of the targets had anything to do with anything.  D.G. Myers will have nothing to do with this type of dissimulation and uses it to hone in on two very pertinent truths:

Nor have [the shooter's] ethnicity and affiliations (if any) been established. That did not stop commentators on the Washington Post’s story from issuing the standard “Israelis kill innocent children too” equivalencies. This much can be said for certain, however: the shooting at a Jewish religious school had nothing to do with Israel, except in as far as all Jews are identified with Israel, for better or worse. The gunman could not have singled out Rabbi Sandler and his two children, since according to witnesses, he “shot at everything he could see.” As Jonathan said, he simply wanted to kill as many Jews as possible.

But the fact that commentators were quick to draw a connection to Israel — Arab commentators on the Jerusalem Post story did the same — reveals an undeniable truth: Anti-Zionism is indistinguishable from anti-Semitism, precisely because all Jews are identified with Israel, for better or worse.

And there is another connection between this morning’s shooting and the Jewish state as well. If the innocent dead and wounded at Ozar Hatorah were targeted only because they are Jews, there is one place on earth where they will be protected, only because they are Jews. Perhaps there is no better justification than that for the state of Israel.

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  1. Mike Devx says

    The problem, Book, is that we must do MORE than simply acknowledge the necessity of Israel, its right to exist as a nation, as a homeland for the Jewish people.

    We must combat the rising anti-Semitism.  America is still relatively pro-Jewish.  But we must protest in the strongest ways possible the nefarious anti-Jew machinations of nearly the entire United Nations.  NEVER has such a blatantly anti-Semitic world organization existed.  The U.N. is a crime against humanity because of this, in my opinion, and I am not exaggerating how I feel.  We must fight it, morally and ethically.

    It’s harder for me to see how we fight the rising anti-Semitism in Europe.  Because that is an anti-Semitism of the people themselves, not of organizations.  How do you change the minds of so many of the people?  To me that’s a long, tough road.   It would help if the President of The United States were not so blatantly filled with hatred and spite for Israel.   Nothing we can do about that until 2012 though, except to express our strong disapproval of this sickening President.
     

  2. says

    This is what happens when you refuse to cleanse your enemies from the face of existence, instead do the hand wringing excuse of “that would be bad”. Well, for every Jew that lacked the will power to do what it took, take a look at the consequences. You don’t have to listen to me and do what necessity demands. You can just sit right there. The Arabs will do it for you, for their side.

     Another example of how people in America don’t get it, except this time it involves an Executive Order by Obama. A lot of people are busy arguing back and forth about whether this sets the stage for martial law. My view: everything the Left does is setting up sleeper terrorist cells for Final Hour, it doesn’t matter what Reagan or Bush did with the EO, THEY AREN’T IN POWER. Give a good man the power to execute 50 people a year, and guess what? A bunch of evil people will die usually. Give an evil and corrupt man the power to execute 50 people a year, and guess what?

     

  3. says

    Personally, I have never cared about the moral hand wringing people lacking spines have kept up for the last 60 years on Israel, the Jews, and so forth. Push the button, send the death squad, and eliminate the enemy. Very simple, all in all.

  4. says

    More recent facts tonight complicates the story considerably. French investigators have identified the motorcycle and the weapon to be the same in the school shooting and the killings of the four paratroopers in two separate attacks last week. None of the four paratroopers was Jewish – two were Moroccan and two were Muslim. There’s a possibility someone or group is attempting to start an ethnic war in France and perhaps elsewhere as there have been deadly attacks on mosques in Belgium in which one iman has been killed. 

  5. Mosonny says

    Ymarsakar has it right. 

    A friend of mine just came back from a trip to Israel to see kids and grandkids.  He told me that he had been to the southern city of Ashdod for the first time and really enjoyed it.  But he said, imagine a town of 250,000 people in any other city in the entire world, having missiles and rockets shot blindly into it with the explicit intent of murdering its citizens.

    What would any other country do?  Absorb it like Ashdod does? 
    250,000  No, it doesn’t matter if it’s 250 or 25 people, but I didn’t realize that Ashdod is that big (ok, I just double-checked and one source said it’s a mere 211,000). 

    My friend happened to arrive in Ashdod after the latest cease-fire.  He says it’s one thing to talk about this, it’s another to see the rocket shards lined up and to realize that this mass of people in this nice town were targeted for no reason other than being Jews/Israelis.  He…and I…fully agree with the idea of taking back Gaza and bringing back the folks who were displaced.  Let ‘em put back up the greenhouses that the Gazans destroyed…and if the Gazans won’t live peaceably let them go to Egypt (though the Egyptians hate the Palestinians like the rest of the Arab world does, in spite of lip service). 

    It’s enough already.

  6. Mosonny says

    Oh, and the UN?  REALLY enough already.  Close it up, put up a nicer building, a hotel, some condos…nice view from there.  And give those immoral putzes a one-way pass on the next flight out of the US of A.

  7. Kate says

    Reading about these horrific attacks, I can’t help but remembering the terrible wave of terrorism that was kicked off in 1982 with butchery in the Jewish quarter of Paris (rue des Rosiers.) Then, as it seems is now happening, the perpetrators were assumed to be neo-nazis (or Irish nationalists, or…) It wasn’t until 2011 that the French justice system concluded that it was Fatah that was the mastermind. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusillade_de_la_rue_des_Rosiers 

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