The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword


“Madness is rare in individuals, but in groups, parties, nations and ages it is the rule.” Friedrich Nietzsche

What a visual. Little old women being led onto trucks headed for extermination camps.

One says, “I’m not sure this is such a good idea. They may kill us.”

The other answers, “Sha, Still. Do you want to make them mad?”

Make them mad? As if madness were incumbent on the behavior of its victim.

Were Ted Bundy’s victims the root cause of his madness?

Was Oklahoma responsible for Timothy McVeigh’s evil act?

Yet, if one believes the corrupt and biased British media, madness is the result of a victim’s acts, not the evil of the perpetrator.

Failing to lead the world in any viable manner any longer, Great Britain has selected enabling evil as its cause.

England’s press has judged and sentenced the Jewish State, and the punishment is to sign, seal and deliver the body of Israel to the nearest morgue.

Once the festivities and pageantry of a royal wedding are gone, what is there in Great Britain to speak of?

Big Ben?

Been there done that.


Congress is a far greater dog and pony show nowadays.

Sir Richard Branson?

Come on people, really? America has The Donald.

Since the Royal Navy hasn’t produced any true heroes since Lord Nelson, England is a wash out in the over-achiever department.

I imagine that is why the British Media has selected spreading propaganda as its new great achievement in world affairs.

They have once again taken themselves way too seriously and decided they are now entitled to be judge, jury and the consciousness of mankind.

Seems like quite a pompous facade from the very people that victimized the Irish. Still today many Irish cannot speak of Britain without spitting venom with very word.

A country that continually colonized and bullied the world with its navy is calling the Israeli kettle black?

My, oh my, how we all do forget our own foibles and crimes; do we not?

I say bring back James Bond. At least he could tell the good guys from the bad.

Britain has never been Jew friendly, so it should be no surprise to learn that in 1948 after the formation of the Arab league they called a meeting in Geneva and invited the leaders of the Arab nations, who had chosen as their first order of business to eliminate the new state of Israel. Brothers in arms, all.

Since the Swiss retained a policy of neutrality, this bunch cleverly set a meeting in a large Swiss conglomerate.

It was there that England offered 250 million dollars to its Arab allies to purchase a cache of guns and weapons from Ethiopia for use against Israel.

When the Israeli secret service uncovered the plan, the Swiss government was reminded of its neutrality and intervened to thwart the sale.

The guns remained in Ethiopia, but England’s hatred of the Jewish State was only a tiny festering boil on their consciousness.

After World War II the Brits continued to systematically assist their Arab friends in their agenda to destroy Israel. As if the escaped Nazis weren’t enough help in that regard.

When, in 1967, it became apparent to the world Israel could not be destroyed by firepower, a new public relations front was opened.

The pen is after all mightier than the sword.

Taking a page from the Goebbels’ propaganda playbook, it was decided Israel would be more easily eliminated through merely shifting world opinion and spreading anti-Semitism. This is never terribly difficult to do, especially when there has always been such an eager army to enable hatred toward the Jewish people.

What the Arab world and their British allies hadn’t counted on was the startling amount of help they would receive from the Jewish State itself.

Through its silence, Israel became a willing partner in its own destruction.

Even today when the Arabs have so clearly won the public relations war, Israel refuses to fight back.

“Sha still, you will make them mad.”

“Don’t bring it up and maybe they’ll forget.”

Once again the refusal to fight back at the risk of angering the enemy will cause the annihilation of the Jewish people.

Things were a bit different immediately following World War II. Although, anti-Semitism did exist and thrive in the United States in a more covert and elegant manner through a “gentleman’s agreement.”

Still, The decision of the American government to foster Israel’s statehood superseded the individual, and having the most powerful country in the world as an ally was a source of strength for the small fledgling nation.

Ah, but now the tables have turned and a whole new set of spices have been added into the recipe.

U.S. dependence on Arab oil has tied our hands. We have an administration that threatens to pull the plug on funding unless Israel plays ball.

Obviously, Israel has decided to go along with this program.

Is U.S. money really worth dying for?

While the Arabs murder and kill, the world blames Israel. What does Israel do to counter these successful attacks on her veracity?


“Sha still, you will make them mad” remains the policy of choice.

The world media, with England leading the charge, has twisted the victim into the aggressor and created a level of worldwide anti-Semitism never before seen.

Not even Hitler could have dreamed he and Great Britain would be successful allies in his madness.

Yet, England outshines Hitler’s hate campaign in every way.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

And once again Israel just marches onto the trucks, silent and afraid to speak.

Babies are murdered in their beds and the British media blames Israel.

Hamas teaches young children to hate and destroy Jews and remains adamant in its refusal to recognize and ultimately destroy the Jewish State.

The world agrees Israel should be destroyed.

With the British media and the United Nations leading the charge, come September Israel will soon be only a faint memory.

However, it is not the acts of these people who must be investigated. Madness needs no rationale for its evil agenda. The real danger is the silence of Israel who depends on its friends and allies to defend its existence.

Earth to Israel! You have no friends.

The United States no longer has your back and the American Jews have turned to the dark side.

In September, Israel will be forced into an untenable situation when the United Nations declares Gaza an independent nation with Jerusalem as its capital.

Great end-run around the peace process.

Worthy of Red Grange I’d say.

Israel will need a serious “Hail Mary” play after that one.

When the tanks roll into Gaza, driven by American soldiers as part of the UN peacekeeping (I know I laugh at that one too) force, a few eyes may finally roll open in the Knesset.

Sadly, it will be too little too late, and the only defense left may be a military one.

Hamas and Hezbollah now surround Israel with an abundance of missiles donated to the cause by those charming Mullahs in Iran, so Israel may be forced to defend itself or be destroyed.

There may be no choice but to use the unthinkable, thereby villainizing Israel for all time as the “aggressor du jour.”

Yet, there is no doubt in my mind Israel has played an enormous part in its own demise.

Enabling the British and all world media in their quest to paint Israel as a victimizer instead of what they truly are, a victim, cannot end well.

Still Israel remains still.

It is that scene in a movie where everyone walks away from someone, and they never even notice they are suddenly standing alone.

Keeping silent and letting evil define you is the height of folly.

Unfortunately, the good people of the world have watched as once more evil overtakes mankind.

“But sha still, we don’t want to make them mad.”

As if their madness has anything at all to do with us.

Norma Zager is a Jewish woman who lives in the USA.

In the series “Postcards from Israel,” Ari Bussel and Norma Zager invite readers throughout the world to join them as they present reports from Israel as seen by two sets of eyes: Bussel’s on the ground, Zager’s counterpoint from home.

Israel and the United States are interrelated – the two countries we hold dearest to our hearts – and so is this “point – counterpoint” presentation that has, since 2008, become part of our lives.