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Many young Jews in America have unfortunately been indoctrinated by a leftist anti-Israel sentiment, which has corroded their minds. David Suissa of the Jewish Journal has written about Gabriel Mathew Schivone, a Jewish student at the University of Arizona, who has grown apathetic with Israel. Schivone wrote in Haaretz that he “simply cannot sit idle while my country aids and abets Israel’s siege, occupation and repression of the Palestinians.” He continues, “I am one of a growing number of young American Jews who are determined to shake off an assumed — and largely imposed — association with Israel.” How sad is this? If you had to bet your life on whether Schivone is politically liberal or conservative, what would you guess?
In 2008, the students at Brandeis University declined commemorating the 60th anniversary of Israel. In addition, when Frank Luntz held focus groups at American universities to probe the lack of interest in Israel among young Jews, he found that they “desperately want peace” and felt Israel was not doing enough to accomplish this goal. As if Israel — which has unilaterally withdrawn from land conquered in defensive wars by forcefully removing Jewish citizens from their homes — does not want peace. Do you think these Jews at Brandeis and other universities, who are irritated with the pesky Jewish state that dares to defend itself against annihilation, are Republicans or Democrats?
These young people, brainwashed by the left, naively look at peace as if it’s some tangible, easily accessible thing that Israel just refuses to accept. But history actually teaches us that peace is often achieved through war. History also teaches us that it is a virtue to fight evil. Furthermore, fighting evil is the most basic form of self-preservation.
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