The World is Attempting to Single Out Israel and Jews to Its Own Peril
The Triple Standard is an exclusive club for Jews only. It however, demands of Israel to fight hard against this disproportion and inequality; the rescue must come from within.
For as far as I can remember, the international community, meaning the EU and the USA, have been putting pressure on Israel and interfering and manipulating its affairs in favor of the Arabs. The very latest is attacking Israel for going forward with her plan to build 1,110 homes for Jews in Gilo, an east Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood. I call it political terrorism. Each time Israelis approve the building of homes for Jews in Judea and Samaria, the world protests.
It is clear that it is only Israel to be criticized and condemn for her activities on her land in Judea and Samaria. Yet, the Arabs, who are in fact nomads living on Jewish land, in Judea and Samaria, are building illegally everywhere, with the West's approval and with impunity. Not once have we heard anyone strongly criticizing and condemning the Arabs for their illegal construction activities in the Judea and Samaria land. Not to mention how little condemnation will be hear when Arabs terrorize and kill Jews, which is their ongoing proverbial activities in Judea and Samaria. This behavior is part of the world's bias toward Israel and the triple standard it applies to Israel only.
Today, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, disrespectfully questioned Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu about the Israeli government's decision to build in Gilo, in East Jerusalem, even though Jerusalem is the state of Israel capital. Is she planning to give Gilo away to another entity? Perhaps it is time for Israel return criticism of Germany building in East Berlin, which was reunified with West Berlin in 1990, 23 years after Jerusalem's unification. After all East Berlin was legally part of communist East Germany, while Jerusalem was illegally occupied by Jordan, from 1949 to 1967, and was returned to its owner, the state of Israel, in 1967. Therefore, both governments, the German and Israeli have equal rights to build in the east part of their capitals.
With her Chutzpa, Madam Merkel said that the decision to build in Gilo "raised doubts that the Israeli government is interested in starting serious negotiations" with the Arabs a/k/a/ Palestinians. One wonders if Madam Merkel has any confirmation from the Arab side that they are holding serious intentions to start serious negotiations, which they did not have for 18 years, while negotiating under fallacy and pretence, based on lies and deception.
One wonders whether Madam Merkel all of a sudden discovered the magic formula along which for the Arabs to come to the negotiation table with Israel, with not one precondition, and will finally recognize Israel as the Jewish state, the home of the Jews. No, she has no such magical formula, as the immediate precondition has already surfaced, demanding of Jews to freeze building homes for Jews in their capital.
The Arabs, on the other hand, can go on building homed for Arabs, regardless. This scheme is part of the triple standard: one standard applies to democratic countries; one standard applies to dictatorships and terrorists and one standard the world concocted specially for Israel and Jews, thus applies to Israel and Jews exclusively.
The Prime Minister's Office responded in a statement, saying that "Gilo is not a settlement. It is a Jerusalem neighborhood that is located five minutes from the center of the city, and all of Israel's governments have built in it."
It has been said that during the 2nd Lebanon War, in 2006, not yet Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu gave an interview to the British Television and in it he refuted the claim that Israel was 'disproportionately' bombing Lebanon. He said that if one wants to argue this accusation then during WWII, the Allies retaliated against Germany in a grandiose 'disproportions.' In response to the German blitz on London, the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden, burning to death more German civilians than the number of people killed in Hiroshima. To end the Japanese war machine, the United State went as far as dropping the first two atomic bombs on civilian population, wiping out most of the Japanese cities, Nagasaki and Hiroshima and leaving a trail of atomic disaster for the years to come.
Another example, when, in 1944, the RAF bombed the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen, some of the bombs simply missed their target and fell on a Danish children's hospital, killing 83 little children. No one ever claimed, or charged the Allies, who saved Europe from the Nazis, that they fought the war disproportionally.
This week, in a drone operation, USA military killed the mastermind terrorist, al Qaeda leader, cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. Getting rid of al-Awlaki was positively received. One wonders what would be the reaction of the bias world if Israel, in a drone operation, killed the Hamas leaders Khaled Meshal and Ismail Haniya and the Hezbollah leader, Hasan Nasrallah. Will Israel be criticized or the operation will be received positively.
When a nation goes to war to defend itself it must do whatever it takes to win the war. The international community cannot and must not expect Israel to go to war to defend itself with any other notion other than to win it and eradicate its enemy, just like all other nations will do when fighting a war to defend their existence. Case closed!
However, in our today's pitiful world, the triple standard applies. The problem begins and ends with the issue that there is specially designed set of rules and laws that only apply to Israel and Jews only and there is another, generic, set of rules and laws that applies to the entire democratic world. As for the tyrannies and autocrats, they have no rules and laws. There is where the inequality begins and is embedded.
There is another word for triple standard; its result is singling out Israel and Jews. That word is anti-Semitism. What anti-Semitism really means is the hate and rejection of Jews and the need to do them harm. What anti-Semitism really means is the hate and rejection of Jews and the need to do them harm.
However the world does not see it as anti-Semitic sentiments because the Jews and Israel never rebuttal and fought it to the end. Such conduct requires truthful explanation. That indeed, there is an inherited triple standard in the world, along which Israel and Jews are constantly singled out and such behavior equates with the term 'anti-Semitism.' This is one reply Israelis, Jews and defenders of Israel must always give: you are singling us out, meaning you are anti-Semitic.
I see it imperative to speak up about how unevenly people, organizations, politicians and states have treated and are treating the State of Israel and its citizens and to speak up about how unfairly the international community deals with Israel. When I speak about the State of Israel and Israeli citizens, I refer to every Israeli citizen of any creed and religion. How unfairly the world treats the State of Israel ultimately affects its entire citizenry living on its land, even, yes, the Israeli-Arabs and to some degree even the Arabs who belong to the PLO-PA-Fatah camp. Since 2005 Gaza Strip is no longer in this category; by Israel's unilateral action, it has become a totally Judenfrei (Nazi term-free of Jews) and is [mis]managed by the genocidal terrorist organization Hamas.
So long as Israel is being mistreated and is suffering the world will continue suffering too. As long as the world is an obstacle to the redemption of the Jewish People, that began with the establishment of the State of Israel, there will be no progress in the desired peace anywhere on earth.
Israel is the mirror of the world and, with all its imperfections is a good example to all democracies. So long as the world lacks moral compass, so long As the world acts towards Israel, along the triple standard, it will not find rest.
The triple standard derives from the world's ignorance, hypocrisy and wickedness, in order to come up with baseless and imagery accusations bordering on paranoia. All that is left to complete the picture is attributing blood libels to Israel's actions and Israel will be the only guilty party to the "conflict." The insane, hateful to Jews, world already forgotten who really started the "conflict" and who will never end it until they end Israel.
We pray that despite of all the upheaval the world applies to Israel, Israel will be able to hold steadfast. It must be successful in defending itself from the West's constant political terrorism on her and its interference in her affairs; also to be able to defend herself from the constant Arab political and jihadist, terror, onslaught.
And in the meantime, regardless to the obstacles, Israeli-Jews will continue making their country bloom, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, and continue surprising the world with their innovation and thrive. The truth is the best medicine; AMEN!
Nurit Greenger sees Israel and the United States equally, as the last two forts of true democratic freedom and since 2006, has been writing about events in these two countries. Contact her by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
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