I am absolutely disgusted by the villainization of Israel in the media. And I’m disgusted by the hate it incites in people across the world regarding a situation they simply don’t understand (this is made clear when Israel is referred to as a colonizer). The end goal is peace, and the media fans the flames of war. And they fan the flames for crimes against Jewish people.
Because make no mistake, when people say “Death to Israel!” what they’re really saying is “Death to Jews” — and if that made you roll your eyes, tell me why ‘H*tler was right’ is trending on Twitter. Because when Hamas calls for people to take up arms and cut off the heads of Israelis and people in the Western world say, “I would totally cut off the Israeli’s head!” in a comment below these videos, they’re not talking about Muslim Israelis, Arab Israelis, Christian Israelis, or Athiest Israelis, they’re just talking about the Jews. And so this incites violence against Jews around the world.
And this leads to my disgust in your silence.
As hate crimes against Jews rise, the media, and you, stay silent. Social Media screams from the rooftops against hate. But not against Jewish hate. Because Jews don’t matter to you.
And then people wonder, “How could the Holocaust have happened? Why didn’t people speak up?” and yet you sit silent as the crimes and hate and anti-Semitism rise. As the media fuels your perception of Jews into an image of hate under the guise of the word “Israel” and “Israelis”.
And then you wonder why Israel exists… because last time this hate rose up against the Jewish people, it led to the death of six million of them. So they need a place to call home as they watch YOU, their communities, their countries, celebrities, turn against them or just sit silently and watch and incite hate against them under the placeholder of the word “Israel”.
Israel is not the enemy here. The enemy is Hamas. And just like you, I believe that Palestinian people deserve a safe and peaceful home. But so long as Hamas exists – the target of Israel, while Hamas targets civilians – they will not get the peaceful settlement they deserve. But I also believe in Zionism, as they are not mutually exclusive – and as I watch the world let Jews die without a whisper of compassion, this belief is strengthened. And before you argue against it, do your research into the history of the plight of Jewish people. They have not and never have been colonizers. Just scapegoats for your hate. And I’m fed up.