Where Is the Arab Peter Beinart?

Ronn Torossian is one of America’s most prolific and respected public relations experts. Torossian is the Founder, President and CEO of 5W Public Relations, one of the 25 largest independent American PR firms, which was named PR Agency of the Year by the American Business Awards. He is the best-selling author of “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations,” a book known as an industry “must read.” Torossian is a featured op-ed columnist for The Huffington Post, Newsmax, Wired Magazine and others. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including PR Executive of the Year and is a past semi-finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. Torossian lives in Manhattan with his wife and children. Connect with him on Google+ and Twitter.


There is a plethora of Israeli and Jewish organizations worldwide committed to fighting hate speech and actions – and it seems they are oblivious to the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a single Arab (or Arab-American) organization devoted to the same.

As the slaughter in Syria continues, there’s no “Syrians for Peace Now” speaking out against the butchers in Damascus. Throughout the country there’s been constant violence, bombings, gunshot and massacres for at least a year – and we have yet to see the Arab equivalent of Peter Beinart emerge calling for peace in Syria.

Egyptian singer Amr El Masry has a new hit single “Baheb Israel,” (I Love Israel), clearly being sarcastic. The video shows bombs, bullets and El Masry sings of Israel: “May it disappear from the universe. God, please have it banished.” “May [Israel] dangle from the noose. May I get to see it burning, Amen. I will pour petrol on it.” Could one imagine if Eyal Golan had a song speaking similarly of an Arab country? Could one imagine the world’s outrage and worldwide headlines it would generate?

While there is no Arab Peace Now or peace-loving organizations emerging amongst the Arab world, the last week has seen:

  • In Tunisia, Muslim clerics inciting the country’s youth to go to Syria and fight;
  • In Cairo, hundreds of men assaulting women protesting sexual harassment – where they groped and molested some of the marchers;
  • The wife of al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri on Friday posting a message that called for the Arabs to soon “liberate Jerusalem” and restore it to its days of glory. “We will have a new Islamic state based on sharia (Islamic law) arbitration, and we will free Palestine and build a state of succession to the prophecy,” the message added.

One wonders, if this is how Israel’s neighbors behave, how is it possible to have peace discussions with them? Could one imagine what these monsters would do to infidels like the Jews?

In 1929, Ze’ev Jabotinsky wrote in an essay called “Peace”: “A noisy whining is now being set up by a chorus of ‘peace seekers’ who aim to achieve (by preaching exclusively to Jews) conciliation with the Arabs. It is difficult to free oneself from a feeling of disgust. On the morrow of a slaughter so mean and so foul – let us confess our sins and ask that they not beat us again.”

Why is it that the Jews are so oblivious to the facts? Peace — and discussions of any sort — require a sane partner.

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  • Schlomotion

    If Mr. Torossian thought it were really worthwhile to have an Arab Peter Beinart, then he would market and promote an Arab Peter Beinart. He is not doing this, so his question is moot. In reality, not the reality of self-promotion and stupid rhetorical questions, the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia are backing the Al Qaeda insurgents in Syria using the Nicaraguan staged insurgency recipe. As Mr. Torossian is sublimely ignorant about politics and hacking his way into that political discussion on the "merits" of his PR firm, it amounts to a garbagy bluster signifying diddly-squat. Mr. Torossian should stop wanting to be the Saban Center and stick to what he does best: lying about his own abilities and representing lackluster clients.

    • stern

      ONce again, the troll proves that it has nothing to say with a post that says nothing – and uses a whole lot of words to do so. Idiot.

  • bkopicz

    Great article!!!

  • rulieg

    spot on. there are dozens of Jewish organizations speaking up for the Palestinians. where are the Palestinian organizations speaking up for the Jews?

    it's another sign of the upside-down-ness of the world these days that the Palestinians are thought to be the aggrieved party here. the made-up people who call themselves "Palestinians" have been offered 95% of the land they want on 3 separate occasions. they always refuse, because what they really want is a lot of dead Jews. they sometimes even admit that, but they're completely safe: the quislings of the west will ignore them.

  • Karl

    nothing said or written in English will influence events in Eretz Yisrael. Those who sit in Exile, refuse to learn Hebrew, and enlist in the IDF are public-masturbators. I respect the Arabs more; at least they really shoot something that’s not their mouth. Stop worrying about Leftist American Jews; their grandchildren will be speaking Ebonics at Occupy Food Stamp events.