The attempted attack that took place last Wednesday the 28th. of April by pro-Palestinian protestors on Israel’s deputy ambassador to the U.K, Talya Lador-Fresher, highlights two main issues I have been earnestly writing about.
The first issue, the pro-Palestinian camp; made up of the fanatical left, Islamo-facists and anarchists, they are nothing more than criminals and thugs who will do just about anything to intimidate and deprive us of our freedom and self-determination. They truly are the modern version of the Nazis brownshirts.
These gangs of thugs disguised as activists are becoming far less afraid of the authorities in their native lands and more willing to use violence against Israelis, Israeli diplomats and the Jews who live in their countries.
Lador-Fresher told the press after the attack on her vehicle after leaving the University of Manchester, “No foreign diplomat should have to go through what I went through.”
This is beyond troubling. What is even more scary is the inability of the local authorities world wide to protect Israeli officials, Israeli tourists and Jews native to the countries in which these outrages take place.
This gets to my second issue: It is high time we the Jews -- not just in Israel, but in all the European capitals and in America -- learn to fight back and not to shirk from getting some blood on our hands.
What we need to do today is similar to what the Jewish gangsters did in New York when the American Nazi party tried to organize rallies in the city. Meir Lansky, Bugsy Siegal and many others made sure that those rallies got broken up real fast. Since then we seem to have lost our backbone. This is one reason why the pro-Palestinian fascists believe they can push us around, threaten us and even physically harm us today. They believe we won’t come out to fight, that we are weak.
This needs to change immediately. We jews who believe in and love Israel must be prepared to meet these people on the streets, ready to fight back physically if it comes to that. We can no longer let these people force universities to stop speeches by Israeli diplomats or professors who support Israel because of the fear factor. That is Nazi Germany of the Thirties. If we let this situation continue we will find ourselves in the same position that our Jewish predecessors were during the Shoah.
There are many ways we, Israel and American/European Jews can go about changing this. First off we need to do all we can to improve the connection and understanding between our communities. More needs to be done to reinforce the importance of Israel not just to Israelis, but to Jews living in America and Europe whether they be Reform, Conservative or Orthodox.
While discovering and reinforcing our common values we can learn also how to defend our nation together.
Of course, the best way is a non-violent way. But if we are met with violence we must be ready to fight back. We should always try to be better than these violent fanatics. But if they believe they can kick us, punch us and bully us into submission, then we must be ready to show them we are more than their match.
Just as we were forced to bloody ourselves in defense of our country, from her Independence until today, we must be ready to get bloodied again, this time on the streets of America and Europe, in defense of Israel and her right to exist.
Networks need to be set up through all of the Jewish institutions, schools and synagogues across America and Europe where Krav Maga is taught for self-defense. This might sound outlandish, but knowing how to defend oneself has become imperative for the safety of our communities.
We need to meet these fanatics face to face when they take to the streets and protest our country’s freedom and our independence. When they attempt to maul one of Israel’s highest diplomats we need to be there, ready to maul them. When they march on the streets of America and Europe, trying to silence Israel and her supporters, we must be there, ready to fight back. When these modern day Brownshirts attempt to threaten us into submission, we must hit back like a bolt of lighting, so they will know well that we are not going to walk meekly off to the gas chambers as we once did.
Those who stand against Israel, those who delegitimize her have declared war, not just on Israel, but on the whole of the Jewish nation. There is no longer any time for niceties: this is war and it is an eye for an eye time.