My Middle East Reality


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In my own reality, I watched in the span of six months three highly popular TV series in the Arabic region. The last of these series was broadcasted on more than a hundred Arabic TV channels in the month of Ramadan, and starred the famous Egyptian actor “Adel Imam.” The series pictured Jews in a very negative light, and championed the idea that it is permissible or halal to rob them, as the main character and his gang stole $200 million from an Israeli bank and gave them to the Muslims in Somalia… So now it is acceptable to steal from Jews as well as to kill them!

In my Middle Eastern reality, there are tens of thousands of mosques that demonize and curse Jews on a daily basis. The formal Islamist speech describes Jews as the progeny of monkeys and pigs, and hundred of articles are daily promoting hatred against Jews. Our newspapers and books are filled with fairy tales based on a hoax called “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” claiming that Jews go around slaughtering Muslims and Christians to use their blood in the making of the Passover bread. In our region, people hate one another, fight with one another, and disagree about everything, except their common hatred of Jews and Christians. In our region, heads of state proclaim that the total annihilation of Israel is their goal, and that once they have possession of nuclear bombs, Israel will be their first target. In our region, the hatred against Jews has taken the shape of artistic, cultural and political festivals. In our region, they deny the Holocaust happened even though there are thousands of eye witnesses who are still alive today, while those who admit that it did happen say that Hitler’s only mistake was that he did not manage to get rid of every single Jew in the world. In our region, Jews have been spared only because their opponents lack the ability to eradicate them. In brief, our region is infected with a curse of excessive hatred and violence, which is increasing exponentially and is about to be unleashed on the world.

In spite of the Holocaust tragedies, I still found a light at the end of the tunnel. While it is true that Jews have decreased in number as a result of the Holocaust, they have also increased in strength. They returned from the Diaspora and established their national state on their historical land—a powerful, progressive, modern and democratic state. The progeny of the prophets emerged from the Holocaust to contribute to human rights advocacy, and to promote the rights of minorities and freedoms throughout the world. They shared in efforts that resulted in hundreds of UN international human rights conventions, and contributed to the scientific, cultural and artistic revival of the Western World.

The great Jewish nation has created a new history after the Holocaust.

But the lessons learnt from the Holocaust should make us revisit our reality in our corner of the world. The extremist Islamist movements have started to tighten their control over the Middle East, and a few years from now the Middle East will be turned into an angry Islamist Middle East, hostile to the Jews and Christians who live in the region.

I want to alert the world to the fact that the hatred against Jews and Christians has reached its peak in the Middle East, and that both groups are facing a common enemy, which is growing Islamist extremism. Will the world intervene to protect and save us before we become the victims of a new tragedy? This is the message I would like to address to the global conscience.

Notes:

[1] Secretary General of the Lebanese political and paramilitary organization Hezbollah, which is generally regarded as a legitimate resistance movement and political party throughout much of the Arab and Muslim world, but is considered a terrorist organization by the United States, Israel and other Western countries.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/introvert321 Shmuel Malov

    Let us not forget that European Christians View Jews the same way.

    • Kufar Dawg

      I'd argue that antisemitism is doctrinal to the islamic faith, but not the Christian faith. Yeshua never advocated for, much less carried out any slaughter or persecution of Jews. Muhammad OTOH, had all the Jews in the Saudi peninsula slaughtered or enslaved or expelled. There are more antisemitic passages in the holey texts of islam than there are in Mein Kampf.

  • Frank Meyer

    Those of us who have serioulsly researched the Muslims history have found an obession that can only be described as rabid when it comes to the Jews. Christians are close behind. Before Muhammad started his forced conversion to his new religion, the Jews and Arabs in Saudi Aabia had been co-exisitng for centuries without any problems. Now we think that Islam is a faux religion. Amazing.

    Further, moving forward to WWII, a huge number of Muslims were recruited into service from today which is called Yugoslovia to help Germany "handle" the Jewish externation problem. This allowed more German soliders for battle. The Muslims were of the thought that the more Jews killed in the concentration camps the less they will be moving to the Palestine region. This was the plan of the Grand Mufti and well documented even by the British.

    I have stated many times the West will eventually fight a major war with Islamic followers. It has already begun.

    • EthanP

      The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem anticipated the Nazis. His first pogrom was staged in1928. He was an honored guest of Hitler. He preached jihad against the British. And was not punished for his crimes.

    • Maxie

      In the event of such a war it will be non-Jews in our military who will number by far the most casualties as was the case in Europe in WW II.

      • Kufar Dawg

        Over a million Christians died fighting the Nazis, including my great uncle.

    • Kufar Dawg

      I can't imagine that antisemitism would be a cornerstone of the Christian faith. Yeshua, the prime mover in Christianity was preaching in Jerusalem sometime around 0 CE. I'd imagine the Jewish population of Jerusalem in those days was probably higher on a percentage basis than it is today. Preaching an antisemitic ideology in the Jerusalem of 0 CE wouldn't tend to impress the local populous and might even generate some ill will.

      • ajnn

        1. 36 CE

        2. Yeshua ben Yosef (Jesus the son of Joseph) was likely a Pharisee preacher whose teachings emphasized passion in our daily lives more than Temple liturgy. Saint Paul brought the nascient religion away from its theological roots in Judaism. Jesus' status as a Jewish male peaching in a Jewish majority nation is not important to the issue of Christianity's attitude towards Judaism.

        3. Only fools believe that jew-hatred is embedded in the teachings of Jesus (or Paul) or the New Testament.

    • Sunbeam

      To the enemies the war against the West had already begun years ago. It is a little too late the West realized. What they do not realize is that their enemies had been taking advantage of their free rights and there had been too much compromising on the part of the government to the unending demands of these perpetrators. A line should have been drawn ages ago. Even if that's been fulfilled, we still have to be watchful and be alert because these foes never sleep or rest. I would say there's no way to go into a war, unless you can finish it once and for all.

  • PaulRevereNow

    Will the world intervene and save us….? A lot depends on the U.S. Presidential election. Obama won't do anything to help the Jews–that much is certain. But there are countries that will stand with Israel and Jews. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and possibly India and Poland. And take heart from the fact that the Chinese don't like Islam. If there is a world war, the Chinese might abandon their Communist ways, and fight against the spread of Islam.

    • JoJoJams

      Interesting. Since a certain book states that as a certain powerful and charismatic leader is trouncing through the middle-east, attacking and conquering, he will be troubled by "news from the east", as a huge army comes marching in….

  • EthanP

    It's sad that you have only just awakened from the dream world. You only realize this NOW?
    Better late than never. By the way, the flood of Islamic immegrants to Europe and the USA have brought this hatred with them. And don't dare complain. You're an islamaphobe, a racist. The blood is coming.

  • Mr. Polly

    Hatred of Jews may unite the Middle East, but it has the potential to unite the world.

    • Kufar Dawg

      It might unite the ummah, but most of the rest of the world doesn't suffer from delusional antisemitism inspired by holey books of hatred.

  • Suzanne

    G_d will bless those who bless the Jews and curse those who curse the Jews.

    • Mr. Polly

      "G_d" will curse those who bless the Jews, judging by the way America is going economically, politically, culturally.

      By the way, since "God" is not the name of the Hebrew god, i.e. "God" is not the ineffable Sacred Tetragrammaton, what the heck is the point of omitting the middle letter of the word?

  • PAthena

    After Israel became a state in 1948, the Arab countries expelled the Jews, who had lived in the areas long before Mohamedanism, and confiscated their property. These Jews went to israel.

    • Kufar Dawg

      Which is almost exactly what happened to the Jewish tribes who lived in Saudi Arabia long before Muhammad was even born, except worse.

  • Ghostwriter

    They are also taught to hate America and Americans. The current violence in the Muslim world are the bitter fruits of that hatred.