Friday, October 31, 2014


By Simon Fischler 

We need to remember Rabbi Yehudah Glick and we Israelis must remember that day when a Nazi Arab attempted to assassinate him. 

I pray that he lives through the ordeal he is facing after that Arab Fascist gunned him down.

I have never met the man, although I pray that the day will come when I can sit down face to face with him and hear some of his thoughts on Israel.

I'm a secular Israeli Jew, but Rabbi Yehudah Glick is a hero for me. In fact I'll take it one further, Rabbi Yehudah Glick represents what is great in Israel.


Because he fights for what he knows is morally correct even when he knows the repercussions can be life threatening.

In the face of constant harassment, physical violence and threats on his life from Arabs trying to keep their colonial grip on the Jewish Nations most holly site, he kept on fighting for his mission and never backed down. 

Rabbi Yehudah Glick puts the bravery into the name Israel. 

In today's Jerusalem Post he is described as a right wing activist. 

What was so right wing about him? 

That he advocated for Jewish National rights in the Jewish Homeland? 

Numerous people who close to Glick described him as a person who never resorted to violence, ever. 

Not when Arabs were spitting on him (funny that the New York Times never seems to capture these moments), not when Arabs were cursing him as he attempted to give tours of the Temple Mount ( the Times, CNN, BBC and Israel's Channel 2 also never seem to be there when this happens)  and not when Arabs physically attacked him; which happened regularly (also missed by all those great bastions of media). 

So in reality, Rabbi Yehudah Glick is more Gandhi, then right wing activist. 

Like Israel, Glick is striving for the rights of the Jewish people in the face of ever hostile opponents who will use all means necessary to deny the children of Israel their rights and their self-determination. 

Today, Rabbi Yehudah Glick is all of us who truly care for and love the concept of Israel.

Today we all need to pray for Rabbi Yehudah Glick's speedy recovery. 

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