The world is paying a heavy price for years of condoning terror attacks against Israel, New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer told National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education.
He directly blamed last Friday’s Islamic State (ISIS) massacres in Paris on years of malign neglect as terrorists mowed down Israelis one by one and 10 by 10, with the numbers now in the thousands and going up.
Here are some of his comments, reported by the Jewish Insider:
Israel and the Jewish people have been subject to the same type of terrorism since the 70s. And for so long, when it just happened to Israel, the world condoned it.
They [may have not] condoned it, but maybe didn’t do much about it, and Israel had to fight terrorism on her own.
One of his comments was half-correct and ignored the world’s lack of appreciation for Israel’s putting a virtual end to aerial hijackings in the 1970s.
Schumer said, “Had the world come down when the terrorists shot the Israeli athletes at the Olympics (in Munich 1972), or hijacked El AL planes, and come down on them hard, we wouldn’t have had what happened in Paris, today.”
The world indeed ignored the massacre of Israeli athletes at Munich, and the Olympics Games went on as usual, as if there was only a technical delay.
But it was Israel that taught the world how to deal with the plague of aerial hijackings in the 1970s. Operation Entebbe put a virtual end to the terrorism in the air when elite IDF commandos raided the Entebbe airport in 1976 to rescue more than 100 hostages taken by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists.
The world never thanked Israel and instead literally condoned years of terror by excusing it as a result of the “occupation.” So far, no one in Paris has said that those ISIS suicide terrorists bombed and gunned down innocent civilians because of settlements.Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu