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      Israel is celebrating 40 years since the reunification of our holiest city, Jerusalem, and the miraculous victory of the 1967 Six-Day War. Not only was Jerusalem returned to the Jewish people; so were Judea, Samaria and other parts of ancient Israel.

 

      Unfortunately, there are other groups of Jews in Israel who will join on the same day with their Arab friends to commemorate “40 years of illegal occupation by Israel of Jerusalem, and Judea and Samaria.” I received an invitation from these self-hating Jews to attend a planned press conference on May 15 at the new Imperial Hotel at the Jaffa Gate in old Jerusalem. They wrote that they plan to protest Jewish construction in the Jerusalem Region and denounced the occupation. They were expected to specifically protest the “confiscation” of land in east Jerusalem, the neglect by the Israeli government of Arab neighborhoods, the separation wall which cuts through Arab neighborhoods, and other similar topics.

 

      Our own Jews were scheduled to be the major speakers at this press conference. One speaker was to be Hagit Ofran, a member of the Peace Now Settlement Watch Team (which reports any building in Judea and Samaria to the UN and to the world), and another was to be Meir Margolit, a field coordinator of the Israeli Committee against (Arab) House Demolitions and a former Meretz Party Jerusalem councilman.

 

      The weeklong event against Jewish rule of Jerusalem is billed as “40 Occupation,” and the sponsoring groups include Jewish left wing organizations and activists, such as Coalition of Women for Peace (Jewish women who organize a security checkpoint watch group to photograph Israeli soldiers “violating the rights” of Arabs); Gush Shalom (founded by Israeli Uri Avneri, because Peace Now was not militant enough against the Israeli government); Indymedia (An independent, antigovernment media group); Anarchists against the Security Wall; and others.

 

      It is difficult to understand how some of these obviously educated Jews believe that capitulation to the Arabs will bring about peace. The Arabs continually state that all of “Palestine” is theirs, and they want to dump the Jews into the sea. Who will these people make peace with? Which Arab leader has stood up and declared, “We are willing to share Palestine with the Jews?”

 

      Why do they feel it is OK to ignore the continuous rocket attacks against Jews and the homicide bombers? Are they blind? Are they deaf? Are they so easily duped by those Arabs who continually ridicule these “peaceniks?” Do they seriously believe that there are parents and grandparents of young Jewish boys who want to sacrifice their children (as Arab mothers do when they gleefully proclaim their joy when their children commit suicide by murdering Jews)? We all want peace, and we want it now! But not at the expense of inviting Arab murderers closer to our homes, or at the expense of surrendering our homes and lives.

 

      The “40 Occupation” group seems to be preaching only capitulation to Arab demands. None of these groups explain who they plan to make peace with, and how they will achieve their goals. All they do is work very hard to embarrass their fellow Jews. They seem to have a lot in common with Neturei Karta, which also believes that Jews should not govern Israel.

 

      These groups seem to have no interest in Jewish human rights. They encourage Israeli students, artists and politicians to support their “evil of occupation” campaign. In their eyes it seems that anything an Arab does (especially violence) is justified, and anything a Jew does (even in self-defense) is illegal and wrong.

 

      They claim that the organizations of artists, students, internal refugees (whatever they are), animal rights activists (I wonder what this implies), communists, anarchists and others have joined their coalition. It is the Jews who encourage and lead these groups. It brings to mind the pasuk from the prophet Yeshayahu, “Your ruination and destruction will come from within,” namely from your fellow Jews. It is sad that these Jews are so detached from Judaism and their own Jewish community that they revel in any action against their fellow Jews.

 

      The title of this article came from a quote during an interview with a former commander of the Israel Defense Forces, Lt. Colonel Moshe Ya’alom (who was the chief of staff at the time of the interview). Ya’alom was referring to the Arabs in our midst, but it applies equally to the sad Jews who seem to hate their fellow Jews, and to love the “innocent” Arab murderers.

 

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