Posted by: davidbancroft | September 24, 2014

Another Holocaust

Ron Rosenbaum wrote this piece in Slate.com. His point is the consequence of victory by Hamas. My question is who would come to the aid of Jews being slaughtered in Israel?

Israel’s most vehement critics like to accuse it of Nazi-like “genocide” in Gaza, said Ron Rosenbaum. Now, there’s a legitimate debate about whether Israel could have caused fewer civilian deaths in defending itself against Hamas’s rocket attacks and tunnel building. But genocide has a specific meaning, which is the deliberate, total annihilation of a people. “Where do we find actual genocide in Gaza”? In Hamas’s “Covenant”-its statement of its sacred mission. “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it,” the Covenant states, adding, “The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews).” When Hamas fired thousands of rockets into Israeli towns and cities, its leaders meant to kill as many Jews as possible and failed only because of the Iron Dome defense system. If these terrorists were to acquire more-sophisticated missiles or tactical nuclear weapons, they’d happily kill millions of Jews in a Second Holocaust. All critics of Israel are not anti-Semitic. But those who ignore Hamas’s genocidal intent and then hurl the word “genocide” at its intended victims “give themselves away.”

DAVID BANCROFT

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