No, Mr. Jihadi…Gaza Isn’t Warsaw
by Gerald A. Honigman
I was treated to a nauseating sight the other night.
Fair and balanced Fox News interviewed an Arab about the Gaza thing to get that side of the current fighting. I can’t remember his name. It doesn’t matter.
His response was typical, one that anyone who has followed the Arab-Israeli conflict over the last half century could recite: The “Palestinians” (Arabs) are the new Jews, and the Jews are the new Nazis.
But, Arabs already have almost two dozen states on over six million square miles of territory, you reply–including one sitting on some 80% of the original 1920 Mandate of Palestine renamed Jordan. And Jews were stateless until the resurrection of their sole, tiny nation.
Don’t ruin a fairy tale. Besides, don’tcha know, these ain’t Arabs, they’re “Palestinians” (so what if most came into the Mandate from elsewhere).
Back to Fox News…
Mr. Jihadi’s version of Arab Jews and Jew Nazis is the now popular Gaza is the Warsaw Ghetto claim. For that desecration alone, if there is a Hell, he’ll be there. And he’ll have Adolph–er Pat– Buchanan, from the right (Gaza is Israel’s concentration camp for Arabs), and zillions of lefties with similar claims keeping him company.
Given ignorance and idiocy, a bit of background is in order.
In 1940, the Nazis began to concentrate most of Poland’s three million Jews into several ghettos. The word ghetto itself comes from a much earlier Church legacy vis-a-vis the Jews. One of the debates among the Church Fathers had to do with what should be done with the “Deicide People.” Guess who they allegedly are?
The “gentle” St. Augustine won out–at least at some times and in some places.
So, instead of Jews being burned alive in their synagogues and such (which others suggested and which happened anyway), they were to purposely be kept alive–but in such a lowly state, that when people looked upon them, all would be reminded of their crime and recognize the Deicide People.
The ghetta (today’s ghetto) was where the iron foundries were located in Italy–the smelliest, most unhealthy areas of the city…Perfect for god-killers (I won’t insult G_d by capitalizing the previous word), gated and locked as well. These soon spread throughout Christendom, while the “Arab” World constructed its own versions, mellahs, for its kilab yahud–Jew Dogs. Does anyone seriously wonder why Israel had to be reborn?
The ghetto in Warsaw was the largest. It held about 400,000 Jews who were told that they would be “resettled” to the East or, at worse, would be going to forced labor camps to work for the Germans.
By 1942, however, word of the Nazis’ true plans had made it into the ghetto. The cattle cars were heading for extermination camps, part of the Final Solution. While some still kept their heads in the sand (not unlike too many Jews to this day), many faced reality and joined the resistance. This was harder for Jews since they often faced the anti-Semitism of the other folks as well–not only the Germans. The road to Auschwitz was indeed paved by many ingrained “religious” teachings…
The full-fledged uprising of David vs. Goliath began in 1943 in the ghetto.
Armed with some pistols, revolvers, home-made weapons and explosives, and some Polish rifles and such paid for dearly, the Jews took on their tormentors and embarrassed them profusely until the Nazis blasted every place they could possibly hide.
During the Holocaust, the Nazis singled out the women and children first. The attractive of the former might be used for pleasure before being murdered. The kids were killed right away as they were of no use…unless they wound up in the labs of Nazi doctors to be turned into human guinea pigs for all kinds of grotesque experiments. All of this is well documented. One and half million of the six million slaughtered–for no other reason than they were Jews–were children.
Okay, so now let’s take a look at Mr. Jihadi’s Gaza “Warsaw Ghetto.”
Unlike the Jews who weren’t trying to kill any Germans, the Arabs of Gaza elected an organization dedicated to blowing both Jews and their State apart.
The Arabs killed in the current fighting have been mostly fighters-–despite Arab claims. The non-combatants killed have deliberately been used as human shields by their own “heroes.” Where are the U.N., International Court Of Justice, academic, and other voices crying out about this blatant Arab war crime? They’re as useless here as they are in stopping Arab genocide in black Africa.
Unlike the Nazis who sought out every last Jew for extermination, Israel has deliberately already sent its own soldiers to their deaths on the ground, fighting door to door knowing, in advance, of booby traps waiting for them, but trying to avoid the deaths of non-combatant Arabs. I disagree with that policy.
When the Allies fought the Nazis and Japan, they fire bombed German cities and nuked the latter.
Israel is fighting Arabs who want it dead. No Israel, regardless of its size, is acceptable. Arab kids are brainwashed from the diaper to the camps to the schools to the mosques to murder Jews. Nothing Israel does humanely–treating Arabs in Israeli hospitals, supplying its Arab enemies (who else does that?), attempted compromises, and so forth–matters. Sad, but true.
So, why waste Jewish lives? The world’s hypocrites will condemn Israel’s self defense anyway. Gaza should be taken care of from above. Actually, perhaps the Jews should follow the Arabs’ own Hama Solution.
When Syria’s elder Assad had “problems,” he wiped out 40,000 of his enemies in a month by leveling the town of Hama with artillery and so forth. Who screamed about that?
Unlike Nazis who targeted Jews for just being Jews (as Arabs do as well), Israel has tried its best–given the Arab human shield game–to target Jihadi combatants rather than just plain Jihadis.
If killing Arabs was Israel’s goal, does anyone seriously doubt that it could have made Gaza Arabrein by now?
Finally, as I write this, there’s much talk now about a ceasefire–to give Hamas time to rearm and regroup.
Not a good idea…especially since many of those tunnels delivering weapons from Egypt’s Sinai are still functional. Imagine if this was reversed, and Israel allowed its territory to be used against Egypt–-with which it supposedly has a peace treaty–-this way?
Israel should not accept any ceasefire unless it makes it very clear to all of the parties–especially an America under President Obama–that the next missiles fired against Israeli towns (as some ten thousand have already been since Israel’s full withdrawal from Gaza several years back) will see Gaza turned into a remake of Dresden 1945, after the American and British fire bombing. Germany finally got the message and the war soon ended. Sometimes there’s no other way–especially if your enemy has genocidal intentions.
Unlike the “civilian” Arabs’ murderous attitudes towards Jews and Israel which polls continuously confirm, Dresden’s German and Hiroshima’s Japanese civilians didn’t seek the destruction of America.
Arabs have had years and billions of dollars in aid to begin building that 22nd state they say they must have. They’ve used the time and the money to prepare for and conduct hostilities against their Jewish neighbor instead…a test of peaceful intent flunked with flying colors.
All of this must be kept in mind when Israel finally decides to fight to win or to deliver, at the very least, the closest thing to a knockout punch.