Israel, Gaza & Protests

All politicians and university leaders must confront antisemites promoting hatred of Jews and opposing Israel‘s right to exist. American soldiers during World War II did not sacrifice 400,000 precious lives fighting fascism and Nazism only to allow naive, misguided college students to promote hatred of Israel and Jews.

Anyone on college campuses promoting antisemitism or supporting the barbarism of Hamas should be required by university professors and administrators to watch videos of the shocking atrocities, rapes and mutilation of women and children perpetrated by Hamas “soldiers.” Make protesters see just what they support. In fact, mandate that professors and administrators watch these videos… see children beheaded by Hamas terrorists. That could change many minds and prevent professors from supporting sick causes and encouraging students likewise.

I have total sympathy for the needs of Gazan civilians and to ensure they have adequate food, shelter and medicine. But we also must protect Israel‘s right to defend itself - a country only 30 miles wide at one point. 

An Independent Palestinian state run by a terrorist group armed with hundreds of tanks or airplanes or helicopters is an insane solution. Do supposedly well-meaning protesters ever give a thought to that, or the near 1200 Israeli civilians killed at a music festival by Hamas “freedom fighters“ armed by Iran?  

Israel is bombarded daily by rockets from Gaza and Southern Lebanon, yet protesters want an independent Palestine run by a government hell-bent on killing millions of Jews and destroying Israel. Yet spineless politicians (and your current congressman) will not go to college campuses and address the many misguided protesters. Wow…

Iran has gone out of its way to traumatize the Middle East. It arms Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon, with an estimated 150,000 rockets aimed at Israel. Yemeni Houtis, armed by Iran, started a war resulting in over 150,000 deaths and an estimated 227,000 killed by famine. Why haven’t self-righteous protesters uttered a word about atrocities caused by Iran? Talk about hypocrisy…

Another crucial question is governance of Gaza once Hamas is defeated. I ask all voters of goodwill and open mind to read the below questions and come to sensible conclusions regarding “the day after“ – good governance and lasting peace in the Israel/Gaza/West Bank region.

•  What effort is being made to establish democracy and free elections in Gaza and the West Bank, which have not had honest elections since about 2007.

•  Will America and the EU demand removal of leaders who reject peace and democracy?Who will govern Gaza and should a potential independent Palestine have its own military - Air Force, helicopters, hundreds of tanks aside Israel, only 30 miles wide at one point.

•  What will be done to ensure an independent Palestinian state will not harbor terrorists who attack innocent civilians?Hamas launched deadly rockets daily at Israel. Iranian sponsored Hezbollah in southern Lebanon has up to 150,000 rockets and fires rockets daily at Israel. What will be done to resolve this problem?

•  In the interest of peace should action be taken to remove the Iranian supported Hezbollah militia controlling southern Lebanon, with its estimated 150,000 rockets and 25,000+ soldiers, and let the Lebanese government establish full sovereignty in the entire country?

•  Some 21% of Israeli citizens are Arabs, have the right to vote, and live in peace alongside Jews. Likewise should a future Palestinian state let Jews and Christians live there with the right to vote and be represented?

•  The hundreds of rockets fired by terrorists in Southern Lebanon and Gaza annually also threaten the lives of Israeli Muslims and Christians - all who are Israeli citizens who vote in Israeli elections.

•  Does Israel reward West Bank and Arab Israeli residents who show restraint and live in peace, render justice equally, or arrest violent settlers who threaten Palestinians?Why did Hamas spend billions of dollars on rockets and tunnels over 300 miles long instead of tourism and hotels along its beautiful beaches, or growing its economy?

•  What will be done to ensure a future government in Gaza will end such troubled priorities?Should America suspend aid to Israel until it treats civilians in the West Bank and Gaza better? Likewise, if Palestinian Authority if leaders do not denounce Hamas terrorism and reject honest democracy?