The bitter reality is that for Israel, neither the mainstream media nor international legal frameworks provide any protection or any hope for justice. Instead, these frameworks are used to exploit the rhetoric of human rights and morality to attack Israel.
Today, even as Israel absorbs missiles fired indiscriminately at its civilian population by terrorists, one continues to hear the howls and hatred voiced about “The Wall” particularly those “innocent” suicide bombers who are being kept from their religious duty of self-detonating amid crowds of Jews. In that regard, I was asked in a lecture to explain why Israel was “ghettoizing” the Palestinians by constructing a security fence in areas that served as transit points for terrorists entering the country. The questioner noted that, as a Jew, I should be more sensitive to the concept of a ghetto, and its dehumanizing effects on human beings. I responded that the security fence was neither built for reasons of discrimination nor motivated by racism, but as a deterrent to protect the lives of Israelis from Palestinian suicide bombers and, in fact, it continues to accomplish its purpose.
But the suggestion that Israel may have had racist motivations in constructing the fence disturbed me because it is a recurring theme among major international bodies and on college campuses, so I asked the questioner why she had decided to sort Israel out for “special treatment?” After all, the security fence that Israel has constructed to keep Palestinian suicide bombers out of its country is not unlike the security fence constructed by the Saudis to keep the Yemeni jihadists out of their country; or the one that India has constructed along its borders with Pakistan, Kashmir and Bangladesh for the same reason; or the one that the Thais have constructed to keep the Malaysian jihadists out of their country, or the one that the U.S. is constructing to keep Mexican illegals out of our country, although I couldn’t recall the last time a Mexican self-detonated in Albuquerque or fired missiles into Dallas or Houston.
Anti-Semitism has evolved from an irrational hatred or jealousy of Jews to an irrational hatred or jealousy of the Jewish State – Israel.
When did the European Union last call in the Palestinian “ambassadors” to complain about the incitement that calls for Israel’s destruction and the establishment of a “Jew-free” state of Palestine?
Why are European companies suggesting its unethical to do business with Israelis, while so many of their colleagues are flocking to Iran in search of new deals – the land of public stonings of adulterers and the hanging of gays?
Why do EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and the U.S. State Department swiftly condemn each and every Israeli building announcement beyond the 1967 lines but never condemn Palestinian incitement or violence?
Why aren’t there demonstrations against the enslavement of millions of women who live without any legal protection?
Why aren’t there demonstrations against the use of children as human bombs by jihadists?
Why has there been no leadership in support of the victims of the Islamic dictatorship in Sudan?
Why is there never any outrage against the acts of terrorism committed against Israel?
Why is there no outcry by the Europeans against jihadism?
Why don’t they defend Israel’s right to exist?
Where are the flotillas heading to Syrian shores?
Where are the student demonstrations against female genital mutilation to which 90% of Egyptian females are subjected according to the World Health Organization?
Where are the student demonstrations against the continuing persecution of Christians by Islamists in Egypt, Syria and Pakistan?
Where is the condemnation of the genocidal anti-Semitism that governs Hamas and Hezbollah who treat the murderers of Israeli men, women and children as heroes?
And finally, why are the Europeans so obsessed with one of the most stable democracies on earth (Israel), rather than with the world’s worst dictatorships?