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The West Does Not Understand The East

The vicious systematic slaughter on October 7 of innocent men, women, and children points out the...

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The vicious systematic slaughter on October 7 of innocent men, women, and children points out the glaring lack of understanding the West has for the East (Middle East). Although most people were horrified by the atrocities, the Hamas propaganda machine was at work almost immediately. The lies and misinformation campaign was in full gear by October 8 and has not stopped for a moment since.

There is a basic law in physics that every action has an opposite and equal reaction. I don’t think that Senator Chuck Schumer was a standout in physics. His critique of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu created a firestorm that’s still going strong. I don’t think he anticipated the degree and level of the reaction.

On March 25, the United States abstained from voting for a UN Resolution demanding “an immediate cease-fire for the month of Ramadan respected by all parties leading to a permanent sustainable cease-fire.”  Although mentioned in the resolution was the demand for the unconditional and immediate release of all hostages, it does not make its ceasefire demand conditional on the freedom of the over 100 hostages held by Hamas. Nowhere in the resolution is Hamas condemned for its murder, rapes, and atrocities. Similar resolutions had been submitted, but America vetoed them each time. So what happened this time? President Obama entered the scene.

Former President Trump’s national press secretary Karoline Leavitt said it best when she told NBC News that the eventual GOP nominee “did more for Israel than any American President in history.” So when the New York Times tried to criticize Mr. Trump for his apparent “hands-off approach” in a front-page story entitled “Trump Offers No Clear View On Gaza War” on Sunday March 3, they could not have been further from the truth.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has never been a friend of Israel. Her blood libel about “genocide” against the Jewish State puts her squarely in the Jew-hating camp. She needs a refresher course on the Bible. “I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse” - so G-d says. The Evangelical Christians know this better than any group. I doubt AOC has ever even heard this phrase before. It is a shame that she was educated by a self-hating Jew, Senator Bernie Sanders. I missed my chance at educating her when she was not yet in politics and attended the wedding of dear friends of mine. Had I known she was interested in politics, I would have done my utmost to influence her views on the Jews and Israel.

Eighty percent of Americans surveyed by Gallup and published on January 5 say the U.S. is doing the “right amount” or “not enough” in its support of Israel in its war against Hamas. Interestingly, both 40% of Democrats and 40% of Republicans said that America was “not doing enough” to help Israel. Actually, Gallup found a record high level of Americans said that support for Israel is “lacking.”