Please, stop supporting us

Posted: November 20th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: the US and us | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Read Haaretz’s Anshel Pfeffer on the damage Israel’s supporters in the US and Europe might be causing us:

(…) The real problem with today’s Israel lobby, in Britain and the United States, is not with its finances and their lack of transparency but with its entire mind-set. The basic fact is that by its actions, the lobby is now causing Israel more harm than good (…) On every level – moral, political, diplomatic, economic, military and religious – this country is being rapidly corrupted and damaged by the continuing occupation of the West Bank. By granting blanket support to all policies of whatever Israeli government happens to be in power, and by branding critics of these policies as either self-hating Jews or anti-Semites, they’re contributing to Israel’s siege mentality and delaying the day when Israelis will finally realize that there’s only one practical and ethical alternative.

Personally, I couldn’t agree more. It’s time for Jews around the world to ask themselves if they want this generation to be remembered as nothing but cheerleaders for the occupation (or as Yoel Marcus wrote,  “5 million Africaners”).


3 Comments on “Please, stop supporting us”

  1. 1 Ami Kaufman said at 12:27 pm on November 20th, 2009:

    I agree with this so much, I even wrote something about it myself :)
    http://shmookty.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/enablers-unite/

    Dr. Phil would call Jews in the Diaspora “enablers”…

  2. 2 Michael LeFavour said at 3:01 pm on November 20th, 2009:

    The reverse could be called for.

    Start supporting us. The real problem with today’s anti-Israel lobby, in Britain and the United States, is not only with its finances and their lack of transparency but with its entire mind-set. The basic fact is that by its actions, the lobby has always caused Israel more harm than good , they have never understood that the Arabs want us dead no matter what(…) On every level – moral, political, diplomatic, economic, military and religious – this country is being rapidly corrupted and damaged by the continuing preoccupation with Jews living in their ancestral homeland. By granting blanket support to all policies of whatever anti-Israeli government that happens to be in power around the world, and by branding critics of these policies as either being progressive or peace activists when they actually cause more war with their weakness in the face of Arab aggression, they’re contributing to Israel’s appeasement mentality and delaying the day when Israelis will finally realize that there’s only one practical and ethical alternative that has nothing to do with giving away land or laying down our weapons.

    Now there is an amended statement that I couldn’t agree more with. It is time to ask Jews around the world if they want to be remembered as the generation that let a two thousand year old dream slip through their grasp because they couldn’t see right from wrong in the red raged face of Arab racism and bigotry.

    An Arab leader of Syria at the time the race war was launched against the defenseless Jewish community, Sami al-Joundi wrote, “We were racists. We admired the Nazis. We were immersed in reading Nazi literature and books that were the source of the Nazi spirit…We were the first who thought of a translation of Mein Kampf. Anyone who lived in Damascus at that time was witness to the Arab inclination toward Nazism.” Wake up Jews of the world before it is too late to save yourselves.

  3. 3 Shaul said at 3:53 am on November 21st, 2009:

    Amen
    most people in israel don’t evev know J-Street exists. They are not exposodes to the alternative.