Ryan’s written another essential post about Jewish identity. He’s spot on about why the story of Israel and the Jews is being rejected by (barely) Jewish millennials in the diaspora. And if we can’t even talk and appeal to young Jews in America, how are we expecting to win over anyone else? Ryan’s answer is to put Jewish Identity back into the message but that comes with a warning: giving up on our Jewish heartlands “for peace” destroys Jewish identity and makes a mockery of all our Jewish claims to Israel.
Many of the mainstream organisations that support Israel either shy away from proper assertion of the Jewish right to live in the biblical heartland of Israel or down right declare it to be wrong. You can tell levels of support by the names they use. Whenever you see terms used by Jewish or pro-Israel organisations like “West Bank”, “occupied territory” or (shudder) “illegally occupied West Bank” you know they’ve swallowed the agenda of our enemies.
The problem with this thinking is that it is a public acknowledgement that Arabs are too racist to ever co-exist with Jews. I’ve written (and showed with pictures) how comparatively empty the hills of Judea and Samaria are. There is room for millions more people to live here.
The only thing preventing millions more Jews and Arabs living side by side is an Arab imperative to deny Jewish self determination in our homeland. The only thing that makes Arabs unable to live with Jews in this land is our Jewish right to have our own country.
Jews are no longer Dhimmis. That’s our crime. We are guilty of insulting their prophet, their religion and their Allah. We are refusing to bend our knees and submit to what Allah has ordered (as recounted to the world by their prophet Muhammed). Jews were the first people to reject Muhammed and Muslims have been extremely annoyed ever since.
So when even well meaning individual Jews or otherwise excellent Jewish organisations fail to assert our absolute right to live wherever we want and to control our ancestral holy places, they give a victory to Islam that only encourages it to take more. They may actually even think removing our own Jewish “settlers” from their own land is a gesture for peace: but the other side doesn’t see it that way. Pretending the tombs of our ancestors or other sites of huge historical significance only matter to a few crazy Jews is taken as absolute proof that Muslims are right to continue stealing our history, land and ultimately our entire identity.
All such gestures are seen as Jizya payments and further admission that we Jews only seek to live as dhimmis again under what they see as “benevolent” Sharia laws.
There’s only one way to deal with the repeated physical, intellectual and spiritual attacks: defeat them and let them know we remain strong enough to defeat all further attacks. That will lead to a type of peace. It’s not the disarmed peace of the Canada/USA border, but it’s the best there will ever be while Islam remains a force amongst men.
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