Admit it – IT’S WAR! There is no other conclusion to be reached since the attacks
on Israel’s citizens began at the start of May 2021 by the so called “Palestinians” with whom Israel is supposed to live
side-by-side in peace and harmony.
On 7 December 1941, Japan attacked military facilities at Pearl Harbor. On 8 December 1941, the
United States declared war on Japan and America entered World War II. Nobody raised their voices in opposition to
America’s defending itself or to America’s waging total war against the Empire of Japan that resulted in the deaths of
millions of Japanese soldiers and civilians – including the atomic bombing of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki! Over
a half million Japanese civilians were killed in World War II.
At the beginning of May 2021, Arabs in Gaza and the West Bank launched thousands, of rockets at
civilian areas of Israel while “Palestinians” attacked Israeli civilians, homes and synagogues. Prior to this, the rocket
attacks on Israel - nearly all of which were against Israeli civilians – had been going on for several years. When
Israel responded by attacking the sources of the attacks on it, voices around the world were immediately raised in objection
and in condemnation of Israel! When Israel destroyed the headquarters of the terrorists who were leading the
attacks on Israel, they even gave advanced warning to the “Palestinian” civilians - who were being used as human shields
by the terrorists - to allow them to vacate the building. Did America give advanced warning to the people in Hiroshima
and Nagasaki before the atomic bombs were dropped on them? But as always been evident, those who urged Israel to “use
restraint” and called their retaliation “excessive” have always harbored anti-Semitic and anti-Israel prejudices and hatreds
– either openly or secretly. Israel has always been subjected to rules that were never applied to other nations.
What would the United States do if a neighboring country fired rockets into New York, Washington,
Chicago and San Francisco? What would the United States do if a neighboring country deliberately sent balloons into this
country to set fires to our crops and forests? What did the United States do when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor? Why shouldn’t
Israel have the right to do the same?
The time has finally come. Israel must drop its gloves and wage all-out war against the
“Palestinians” who have been attacking Jews and Israelis for decades under the guise of simply resisting a non-existent
Israeli occupation. These “Palestinians” have clearly demonstrated that they deserve to have no nation of their own. What
they do deserve is to be eliminated once and for all – just as the Nazis and fascists who brought death destruction and
misery to the world in World War II were eliminated. These “Palestinian” fascists deserve no place in today’s world –
certainly not in a region where they can attack innocent Israeli civilians.
As May 2021 entered its second week, the “Palestinian” terrorists of Hamas, Fatah and other
Islamic terrorist organizations continued their attack upon the State of Israel and the Jewish people of Israel.
By the second week of the month, Israelis were calling it "war” as the country was under massive attack. Rockets continued
to fall, with over 700 explosions in one day and 3 Israelis killed. Sirens blared but provided only seconds for Israeli
families to run for cover. There appeared to be no end in sight.
Men, women and young children were living in terror and fear. Two Israeli women were killed by direct
hits on their home in Ashkelon, with a third in critical condition. Hamas said it fired 137 rockets within 5 minutes,
apparently to overwhelm Israel's Iron Dome defense. A school house was hit. Over 100 rockets were fired into Tel Aviv.
Hundreds of Israelis were injured.
On the night of 11 May, during Jerusalem Day celebrations, rockets were fired at Israel's capital.
Arab violence in Jerusalem spiraled out of control. Air-raid sirens were blaring throughout Israel, causing chaos, destruction
In the city of Lod, normally a city where Jews and Arabs got along peacefully, violent Arab rioters
torched portions of the city while threatening Jewish residents of the town.
Israel’s Police Commissioner said “we have not seen clashes like these between Jews and Arabs like
we are seeing now.”
It was reported that Arab rioters were firing at Israeli forces with automatic weapons. Arab gangs
were trying to break into Jewish houses and some Jews were said taking down mezuzot from their doors to avoid being attacked.
Arabs set fire to cars and stores throughout the city.
On 10 and 11 May, terrorists in Gaza also launched hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians,
killing three and wounding scores of other, including a five-year-old girl. Israel responded with around 130 strikes
on terror targets in Gaza, demolishing a 12-story building that housed the offices of top Hamas officials. Israeli
drones had previously fired a series of warning shots at the roof to give people time to evacuate the building before it was
Arabs had launched the current wave of violence in Jerusalem to coincide with the start of the Muslim
month of Ramadan in mid-April. Later, confrontations erupted at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which sits on top of the Jewish
people’s holiest site, the Temple Mount.
Muslim mobs attacked the Jewish targets in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Lod on Monday night (10 May)
in an apparent show of solidarity with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, leaving behind scenes reminiscent of Nazi Germany in
the 1930s. As part of the attacks, the rioters pillaged synagogues, ransacked the houses of prayer and desecrated the Torah
The rioters rampaged through the streets, leaving behind significant damage and
The scene in Lod showed that the hatred that has been allowed to grow over the years in the West
Bank and in the Gaza Strip had now spread into Israel proper. Jews stayed in their homes as Arabs set fire to synagogues
and combed the streets looking for Jewish victims. Failing that, they attempted to break into Jewish homes. They burned
cars and whatever else they could lay their hands on. These events, more reminiscent of the 19th century Eastern European
Pale of Settlement, were taking place in Israel proper, in the city of Lod, just a half hour’s drive from Tel Aviv.
More than one eyewitness called it a pogrom. The city’s mayor compared it to
Lod is a mixed city. Lod’s Arabs deserve censure. They are Israeli-Arabs. They have grown up in
Israel, not on the other side of some imaginary line separating Arabs from Jews, not in the so-called “occupied territories.”
Despite propaganda to the contrary, Israel makes enormous effort to help its Arab citizens feel a part of the country.
In short, there is no excuse for the savagery of this ungrateful minority. Lod’s violence has spread to other heavily Arab
Israelis were watching and no doubt reaching conclusions. “All the work we have done here for
years [regarding coexistence] has gone down the drain,” Lod’s mayor said. Even the most dedicated peace advocates fell silent
as Arabs, who a month ago were wishing their Jewish neighbors a Happy Passover, took to the streets with chants of “With blood
and fire we will redeem Palestine.”
Elsewhere in Israel explosions shook central Israel as scores of Iron Dome rockets were launched to
intercept a barrage of 1,000 or more rockets fired by “Palestinian” terrorists in Gaza at the most heavily populated part of
the country. Civilian deaths and injuries mounted steadily as the rocket barrage went on.
The first wave of rockets from Gaza set off air raid sirens from Ashdod in the south to as far north
as Netanya and east to the city of Raanana, the entire area home to some 5 million Israelis.
“Hamas is responsible for this dangerous escalation which is putting millions of children, women &
men in Israel at risk,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry tweeted. “Israel has every right to protect its citizens from Hamas’
“Earlier in the day, Defense Minister Benny Gantz authorized a callup of 5,000 reserve soldiers and
the IDF publicized it’s deployment of heavy artillery on the Gaza border in a blunt message to
In the coastal city of Ashkelon, two residents were killed on 11 May 2021, and dozens of people
were injured after “Palestinian” terrorists in Gaza fired hundreds of rockets at Israeli towns and cities.
The attacks began when terrorists in Gaza fired seven rockets at Jerusalem, claiming they were
supporting the Arab rioters in Jerusalem who were “defending” the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, then
fired dozens more at Israeli towns and cities closer to Gaza. The rocket fire continued all night with over 500 rockets
fired at Israeli civilian centers by the next afternoon.
In addition to the two women were killed in Ashkelon, at least 40 others, including several children
and a pregnant woman, were wounded – one seriously.
With the uptick in Islamic violence by the Islamic/Arab extremists, the world should remember that
Jews and Israelis are not the only victims of “Palestinian” and Islamic terrorism. Anyone who does not submit to their
demands is an enemy and a potential target. This includes Christians and even other followers of Islam. Listen to the story
of Brigitte Gabriel, a survivor of Islamic terrorism, who was born in the Marjeyoun District of Lebanon to a Maronite
Brigitte Gabriel was ten years old when Islamists blew up her home, burying her under the rubble.
Her only crime was that she was a Christian. At 10 years old, she learned the meaning of the word “infidel.”
Gabriel says she had a crash course in survival, living in a dark cold bomb shelter drinking stale
water and having grass and dandelions for food. At the age of 13 she dressed in her burial clothes waiting to be slaughtered
and by the age of 20 had buried most of her Christian friends – killed by Muslims.
In the Muslim world, genocide has begun. Fourteen of the world’s fifteen most repressive countries
for Christians are Muslim countries: Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, Iran, Pakistan, Eritrea, Nigeria, Maldives,
Saudi Arabia, Libya, Yemen, and Uzbekistan. Thirty-six of the worst fifty are Muslim countries, including Qatar, Egypt,
the “Palestinian” Territories, Jordan, Algeria, Tunisia, Malaysia, Turkey, and Indonesia.
Radical Islamists seeks to subjugate everyone who does not adhere to their version of “religion.”
Just because we are not at war with radical Islam does not mean that radical Islam is not at war with us. While The
Human Rights Council of the United Nations ceaselessly foams at the mouth about perceived Israeli violations of the
rights of “Palestinians”, it doesn’t seem to notice documented massacres of Christians by Muslims all over the world.
It’s ironic that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has an increasing Christian
in the words of Brigitte Gabriel “There must be no delay, no hesitation, and no compromise
with our purpose to defeat Islamic radicalism. We cannot, we must not stand on the sidelines allowing genocide in our
Back in 2017, one Israeli wrote realistically of how to treat the hardline “Palestinians” who have
been bent on attaining one objective ever since Israel became the only free, democratic nation in the Middle East.
Abu Yehuda wrote that a new approach to the “Palestinians” was needed. Being the “responsible adult”
didn’t work. Hoping that, some day, they would come to their senses and understand that coexistence was more profitable than
endless war didn’t work. Thinking that “after all, they were human beings too and that if Israel treated them fairly, they
would act like human beings” didn’t work.
Nothing rational had worked: Providing them with electricity so they could make rockets with which
to kill Israelis didn’t work; keeping their tribal enemies from killing them didn’t work; paying them didn’t work; giving
them weapons “to fight terrorism” didn’t work; respecting their religious rights (to behave like 7th century barbarians)
didn’t work; treating their corrupt inciter-in-chief like a president didn’t work; letting them destroy Israeli villages
and kicking Israelis out because they claimed the land (they claim everything) didn’t work; punishing Israeli soldiers
for shooting their soldiers didn’t work; ransoming hostages didn’t work; and not having a death penalty for terrorist
murder didn’t work.
These things didn’t work for several reasons. They didn’t work because of the honor/shame cultur
e of these barbarians; they didn’t work because Islam tells them that they really ought to be on top, and Jewish sovereignty
is a perversion of the moral order; and they didn’t work because they believe in a historical narrative that is false from
start to finish.
Israel and others have been trying the old way since before the founding of the State of Israel.
These “Palestinian” extremists have never accepted the presence of Jews – or anyone else - in the land, and they have always
murdered these “others” (sometimes more frequently, sometimes less). Thanks to the idiocy of the many, these Islamic
extremists have set up an indoctrination regime that produces child soldiers that they send to butcher Israeli families.
They have created a generation of creatures that will slit the throat of a 4-month old baby or a 70-year old grandfather,
and take pride in their work. This is the Arafat generation.
The more Israel has talked to them and tried to reason with them, tried to meet their demands, the
more it fed their fury. Why should they talk to dogs, pigs and monkeys? There is nothing to talk about, especially not with
the Arafat generation.
The more concessions Israel and the world makes, the more they think they are winning and the harder
they fight. It’s simple operant conditioning: every time they are violent, they get something. Violence works for them.
Every time they are violent, the anti-Semites of the world blame Israel for the violence. Every time they are violent,
bleeding heart liberals of the world rush to reward them.
So what can work? First of all, a fundamental change in our point of view: stop treating them as
another people more or less like those in the civilized world, one with whom Israel must find a way to coexist.
Coexistence is impossible with such animals! It’s not up to Israel; that is who they are. What will
work is to see them as an implacable enemy that must be defeated by any means necessary. The lesson taught over seven violent
decades clearly shows this to those who are not blind and those who are not prejudiced against Judaism and
What can work is to stop talking and start fighting. Cut them off from everything Israel supplies
them: money, food, water, electricity, communication, transport. Take control of Jerusalem and the holy places. Take control
of all of Palestine. If they send their soldiers against Israel, even their child soldiers, kill them.
If they’ve been conditioned to behave violently by having their violent behavior rewarded with
concessions, this behavior can be extinguished. Take away the positive reinforcement and replace it with punishment.
The alternative for Israel (and the world) is to keep on pretending that an accommodation can be
reached with them, because after all they are human too, and so on. Israel can keep trying to satisfy them. Israel can
rationalize: who really cares about the Temple Mount except religious fanatics? Why shouldn’t Israel cede more and more
land in Judea and Samaria to them? Yes, they are unreasonable, but Israel has to be the rational ones.
This is the path Israel has taken since 1948, more or less, and the path Israel confirmed in 1993
when it signed the Oslo agreements that caused the death of thousands of Israelis and gave birth to the Arafat generation.
It is the path prescribed by Jew-haters who even today support Israel’s enemies in every possible way.
It hasn’t worked. What will work is to stop pretending, stop submitting to threats and violence,
and start standing up against these enemies of Israel. It’s a big job, but it has to start somewhere. It has to start
- ROCKETS IN TEL AVIV, RIOTS IN STREET, United With Israel,
12 May 2021.
- Netanyahu declares ‘state of emergency’ in Lod as violent Arab mobs torch city, threaten Jews,
World Israel News, 12 May 2021.
- Muslims Desecrate Synagogues in Israeli Cities of Lod, Ramle, Aryeh Savir,
United With Israel, 12 May 2021.
- Opinion: The end of Jewish-Arab coexistence?, David Isaac, World Israel News,
12 May 2021.
- Unprecedented rocket barrage descends on central Israel, One dead, several wounded,
World Israel News,
12 May 2021.
- Two Dead, Dozens Wounded as Palestinian Terror Rockets Pound Ashkelon, Yakir Benzion,
United With Israel,
12 May 2021.
- Brigitte Gabriel Speech to the U.N., Brigitte Gabriel, ACT for AMERICA ACTION
CENTER, 17 March 2015.
- I’m calling for a new approach, Abu Yehuda, Blog Posted by Vic Rosenthal,
30 July 2017.