The Tolerant, Peaceloving Left
It's a letter from a woman named Laurie Zoloft, who is the Director of the Jewish Studies Program at San Franciso State University.
The letter describes her experience recently during a "Peace in the Middle East" rally.
The reaction of the student body to this rally?
A riot, with such charming slogans shouted at the Jewish students as: "Get out or we will kill you" and "Hitler did not finish the job."
I keep railing against the Palestinians on this site, and in favor of Israel. There's a reason why, and this letter shows it very clearly.
A liberal Jewish student group holds a rally for peace - not in favor of Sharon, not for Zionism, not to support the settlements, but for peace
. And Palestinian students and their supporters call for their deaths, and praise Hitler.
Anyone who questions the need for settlements, for a buffer zone, for Israeli policies that place the security of Israel and her citizens first above all else - this is why it is so, and why it must be so.
Because a lot of people hate the Jews. Not Israel, not the Zionists, not the settlers. The Jews. They hate the Jews, and they want the Jews dead, whether they're in settlements on the West Bank, or in Tel Aviv, or in the Hillel House on the campus of San Francisco State University.
For 2,500 years, that sort of hatred of the Jews has, inevitably, been followed by the killing of Jews - and for the first time since their Biblical kingdom, the Jews, finally, have said ENOUGH!
And they've backed that up with their blood and sweat and tears and build a strong and prosperous and altogether admirable nation, in the very midst of dictatorships whose leaders and people want the Jews dead.
That's why I support Israel, and oppose the Palestinians. Because the hatred on the part of the Palestinians, and the rest of the Arabs, is right there on the surface. It isn't just about the settlements, or about dignity or checkpoints or Ariel Sharon. It never has been.
The truth is, and no one in the Arab world will admit it, nor will their sycopantic supporters in Europe, or on the American far left, that if ANY of the Arab states or peoples had ever made the slightest honest gesture towards acceptanbe of Israel, there would be peace.
They haven't, and it seems they never will, and the EU and anti-Israeli commentators in the U.S. will continue to apologize for them and excuse them. Until eventually one of the Arab states, or the Palestinians, get hold of a nuclear weapon or two and kill most of the Jews in Israel in one go, and that'll be a great day for them; none of the cowardly, soulless Jew-hating apologists will ever have to think about those damn hateful Jews any more.
I apologize for the length and vitriol of this piece, but it's something that I feel strongly about. The hatred and contempt and anger towards Israel is wrong. It's that simple. It's wrong, and I'll go further: it's evil. And evil must be opposed.