By Amy Zewe—
Believe it or not, this is a rallying cry in our civilized 21st century world. People calling, openly and with no shame, for the destruction of the Jewish nation (and its people) and considering themselves philanthropists while doing it!
At the end of July, in Brooklyn, NY, a globalize the intifada rally was attended by hundreds of what I would label hateful people—and I am sure some gullible people showed up who thought they were rallying for something good.
This event was encouraged by social media platforms —in a city where the largest Jewish population outside of Israel lives—and the mainstream media was largely silent.
Had this been a rally to cry for the destruction of any other ethnic or racial group, I assure you the news media as well as celebrities and politicians would be out in counter protest to virtue signal how much they love tolerance and diversity.
Let’s first define what an intifada is.
In Arabic “Intifada” means ”rebellion” or “uprising.” It is a rebellion by Arabs in response to the Israeli control of the West Bank and Gaza. Keep in mind, Israel retuned Gaza to the Arabs and it is now ruled by terrorists and the West Bank, for security reasons, remains under Israeli control, but the PA has its own leadership-arguably just as terroristic.
Two formal intifadas were lobbied against Israel in recent memory.
- The first intifada lasted from December 1987 until the Madrid Conference in 1991, though some date its conclusion to 1993…this consisted of suicide bombings and trail of blood from innocent civilians. Over six years the IDF killed an estimated 1200 Palestinians. Among Israelis, 100 civilians and 60 IDF personnel were killed and more than 1,400 Israeli civilians and 1,700 soldiers were injured.
- The second Intifada dates from 2000 to 2005: Palestinian terrorist groups, including Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and some affiliated with Fatah, carried out hundreds of terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and security personnel, killing more than 1,000.
This second intifada prompted the building of the security wall, now used a prop by antizionists to claim Israel is an apartheid state (never mind that Greece has a wall between it and Turkey and many nations on this planet have security walls in efforts to control bad elements from entering and hurting the civilian population). Building walls to keep bad elements out is not the same as building walls to keep good people in. As well, security check points do exist for the movement of workers and others throughout the jurisdictions.
So, now we have a call for in intifada at a global level emanating from New York City, one of the most diverse cities on the planet. Home to a huge Jewish population. Not only that, this “globalize the intifada” is applauded by many, including academics—a rally cry that calls for the eradication of the Jewish state and by default, the eradication of the Jewish people—everywhere.
No push back. No press. No human rights organizations running defend Jews or Israel.
This event just slipped into the background of business as usual—summer in the city—during a pandemic, while Olympics received more press about declining viewership. An Ice Cream company was seeing more protests against it than of university students and professors chanting the demise of a people, in public, in the streets.
If you hear or see the word intifada—under any circumstance—know that it is a call to violence. It is about targeted violence against Jews and Israel to eliminate a people from this earth. And now it is about a call against any ally of Israel. It is not about politics or human rights. It is about pure unadulterated hate, and to allow it to go unchallenged in any community is unfathomable.
From the organizer’s website (Within Our Lifetime), the goal is to organize violence worldwide to remove Israel from the Middle East—to remove Jews. And, to remove Jews and Zionists from everywhere.
Our job is to not let these events slip by unnoticed.
Social media followers were lulled into a sense that this event was somehow about the human rights of Palestinians —and nothing can be further from the truth.
To see the reaction of Jewish organizations to this event, you can find them consolidated at the Jewish Journal news page.
Please be praying for those on the front lines of unveiling the hate and cancer of antisemitism that lives within our very own cities and resides with full impunity within our universities—both private and public. Pray for our students. Pray for the students—Jews and Zionist—who suffer under these antisemitic conditions in our institutions of higher learning and on the streets or their communities.
Expose and counter the call for a global intifada whenever you have a chance.
Shavua Tov, have a great week.