Latest update: August 12th, 2014
It is remarkable that the UN expresses such criticism of Israel for the number of civilian deaths that occurred in Gaza, but no such outrage at Hamas for the ongoing traumatization of Israeli citizens who have had their lives disrupted by ongoing sirens and rockets fired at them from across the border.
I am outraged that at least two generations of Israeli citizens in the south have not known peace, they spend their lives ‘hyper alert’ to sirens, to run for safety, while the terrorists from across the border have only one mission, to destroy them.
I am outraged that a terror organization with a manifesto to “Kill The Jews Wherever They May Be, and to ‘Push Israel Into the Sea’ is suddenly defined as an elected “Government.”
I am outraged that the foreign press and social media sees fit to traumatize the world with images of dying women and children at the hands of the Israeli Aggressor without being held accountable for their criminal acts against humanity – the innocent citizens of Israel, now not only in the south, but in the north and center of this country.
I am outraged at the bastardization of the world media who continue to scapegoat Jews and Israel, while turning a blind eye to Muslims murdering other Muslims in the name of Allah.
I am outraged at Christian children being beheaded in the name of Allah, by a group that is now a self-declared Islamic State, while the world focuses on Israel’s alleged so-called ‘criminal acts against humanity.’
Gaza has allowed the world to become hyper-vigilant towards Israel, and totally blind to the rise of radical Islam that has no qualms about destroying everyone in its wake, and that does not adhere to its own tenets.
I am outraged, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations hypocrisy. I am outraged that history has been forgotten, that in 1948 there was an attempt to give both the Jews and the Palestinians their own State, but the Palestinians chose their own Diaspora.
I am outraged that the citizens of Israel have not known a moment’s peace since 1948.
I am outraged, Mr. Ban Ki-moon that the members of the General Assembly of the United Nations have chosen in their bias to rewrite history.
I am outraged that the media has chosen to depict a biased one-sided presentation of the truth and that the United Nations has contributed to this collusion.
I am outraged that UNWRA has allowed itself to be “used” for criminal causes, while all the while purportedly stating that its schools are bastions of refuge and education. That is at the first level. One short level down, the schools are store-houses for ammunition, and launching pads. And I am outraged at the collusion of the United Nations and its employees in their unwillingness to take responsibility for the position they find themselves in, in Gaza, as the “blind supporters” by default, of acts of terrorism.
I am outraged at the hypocrisy of presenting a one-sided picture of the situation in Gaza without giving equal presentation of Israel’s citizens traumatized by the ongoing sirens that have disrupted daily life for more than ten years in the south, and which has spread like a cancer to the north and the center of this country.
I am outraged at the accusations of Israel as an Apartheid State, by those who question its very existence. I am outraged at the ongoing anti-Semitism that continues in 2014, only now it is euphemistically labeled ‘anti-Zionism.’
And all of this, while the United Nations gives tacit approval for this situation to continue. And while you, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, seem to forget the historical context within which that esteemed body voted to give Israel statehood.
I am outraged that the United Nations sat idly by while ISIS continued to rape and pillage its way across the Levant.
And I wonder, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, what your response will be when august members of the United Nations are publicly condemned for being the infidel, when their heads will be on sticks for all to see.
I am outraged Mr. Ban Ki-moon that you dare to point fingers and make accusations as the only remaining democracy in the Middle East is now accused of crimes against humanity when in reality, all Israel is doing is trying desperately to protect its citizens.
Generations of Israeli children in the south have not known a normal day in their lives over the last ten years. They have grown up knowing that Hamas’s mission is to push them into the sea, and to kill all Jews, worldwide, and to push Israel into the sea.
Certainly, there is no such manifesto towards the Palestinians, yet Hamas chooses to use its citizens as human shields in its ongoing war.
Genocide is a strong word. Let us seek to properly define it, rather than bandying it about irresponsibly.
And where is the outrage at images coming out of Iraq, of Christian children beheaded by ISIS – A terrorist state, married to the death and destruction of those who dare to practice different religions?
Where is the outrage and condemnation of those murderers of children, in the name of Allah?
Where is the condemnation of murderers of other Muslims for not adhering to their view of Islam?
Has the world become too blindsided by the displacement of international wrath on the “Zionists” — a convenient scapegoat indeed for the barbarism conducted in the name of religion?
I am outraged, Mr. Ban Ki-moon. I am outraged that in the 21st century we are dealing with international barbarism of a depth not seen in the modern times, while the world, too traumatized to understand, stands idly by.
I am outraged that international media has become too traumatized to be objective, that world leaders are so busy pointing the finger at the so-called ‘Genocide of Palestinians in Gaza’ that they forget the elected terrorist government of Hamas is committing psychic genocide of generations of Israeli children, their parents and grandparents in the south.
Those generations of traumatized families have all grown up with the sound of sirens, and have had no normalcy for most of their lives — and now that same melody has spread throughout the country, kids who wake up in the middle of the night, terrorized with nightmares and wetting the beds.
I am outraged that Israel is once again the world’s scapegoat.
I am outraged that UNRWA schools are being used not only as purported places of education and safety but also as harbors for terrorist weapons and launching pads. What about the collusion, Mr. Ban Ki-moon?
I am outraged that in 2014, the world has lost its moral compass.Dr. Simone Gordon
About the Author: Dr. Simone Gordon is a New York-based mitigation specialist and international expert on trauma. She is well known among attorneys for her expertise as a forensic specialist in U.S. felony crimes. A well-known lecturer and psychodramatist, Dr. Gordon also maintains a private psychotherapy practice in the U.S. and Israel.
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