Photo Credit: Flash90
Smoke rises from Israeli agricultural fields near the Gaza Strip border, after being set on fire by a Molotov cocktail kite, May 14, 2018.

Those of us who follow the never-ending Long Arab and Muslim War against the Jews of the Middle East are familiar with the arson tactics used by contemporary Palestinian-Arab Islamist racists.

Therefore it is not surprising that the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Democratic Party and, thus, the Western media, itself, generally favor Arab and Muslim aggressors over the Jewish defenders within the very land of Jewish heritage and ancestry.

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This alliance also includes significant percentages of western-left Jews who either do not care or who have swallowed the Palestinian Narrative of Perpetual Victimhood.

But the essential discussion today among Jews internationally is how to respond to what might be called the Arson Intifada.

Many on the Israeli Left, and the American Left, want to see a more “moderate” response by the Jewish people in Israel. Nonetheless, it eludes me just how much more “moderate” Israel can be as theocratically-driven Arabs burn the very crops that feed Gazan children and burn animals alive in nature preserves.

One of my well-meaning commenters suggested:

Fight fire with water, not live bullets.

He is, of course, referring to the jihadis killed when they sought to crash-the-gate and murder or kidnap Jewish civilians living in nearby communities and kibbutzim. One of the things that continues to amaze me is the complacency and understanding that so many of our friends on the progressive-left have for the Arab desire to murder Jews.

It’s pretty astonishing, actually.

Arabs try to kill Jews on the very land of Jewish ancestry and well-meaning western “progressives” honestly believe that they have a right to do so… as a matter of “social justice.” This is what slays me most of all. Much of the progressive-left in the United States genuinely believe that Arabs have every moral right to kill Jews or, at least, they understand the impulse.

What I would like, therefore, to recommend to Benjamin Netanyahu and the IDF is the Goop and Feathers Strategy.


The border between Israel and the maniacs is about 35 miles long. As a Jewish American citizen living on this terrific expanse of land, thirty-five miles does not seem like a very long distance. I understand that Jewish resources are not as extensive as what Americans can conjure, but surely Israel can patrol the Gaza border with helicopters.

So, why not humiliate the bastards?

What would CNN say about splashing goop and feathers onto these idiots with their Swastika Nazi Bomb Kites? This is merely a pet idea that, of course, is never going to happen… sadly.

Nonetheless, those of us who honestly care about the well-being of the Jews should be creative.

Water extinguishes fire better than bullets. My commenter is right about that.

And bullets deter racist-arsonists better than does water.

But Goop and Feathers will make them look like morons and that, my friends, is priceless.

I just want to see that video.

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Michael Lumish is a PhD in American history from the Pennsylvania State University and has taught at PSU, San Francisco State University, and the City College of San Francisco. He regularly publishes on the Arab-Israel conflict at his own blog, Israel Thrives (http://israel-thrives.blogspot.com/). Lumish is also the founding editor of the scholarly on-line discussion forum H-1960s. He can be contacted at mike.lumish@gmail.com.