This is part 1 of a 3 part series that I wrote before Tuesday’s truly incredible rally in DC, which I’ll write about seperately.
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Table of Contents
The Simchat Torah Pogrom
It had been exactly 50 years since Israel was caught flat-footed by its neighbors. On October 6, 1973, Israel was unprepared when Egypt and Syria attacked on Yom Kippur. Some 2,500-2,800 Israelis were killed and another 8,000 were wounded. Israeli intelligence considered the Arab countries unprepared to attack Israel.
On the 50th anniversary of that attack, this time on Simchat Torah, the most joyous holiday on the Jewish calendar, the country faced its most barbaric massacre in its 75 year history. Did Israel forget the lessons learned?
And while Jews around the world recoiled in shock and mourning from a 21st century pogrom that affected everyone, much of the world seemed to celebrate.
Many Jews, myself included, couldn’t sleep at night after hearing about the atrocities committed. The gleeful reaction from scenes around the world made it all the more worse.
Shockingly, the worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust sparked the worst outbreak in anti-semitism seen since the Holocaust. We have gone from trauma to trauma.
Jews don’t feel safe on the streets or on social media these days. At just 0.2% of the world population, we’ll always be outnumbered. Maybe the hateful comments are mostly from Russian troll farms, but the comments on anything we post on Instagram or TikTok are just shocking.
reading the news while jewish pic.twitter.com/rcBMSeI1Mh
— David/Dovid Bashevkin (@DBashIdeas) October 29, 2023
Does anyone else feel the need to call all their Jewish friends and say, “Okay, you weren’t being paranoid.”?
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) October 30, 2023
My sister-in-law, Rachel Goldberg from Pittsburgh, put the words to how so many of us are feeling. (For many of the social media posts in this thread, you’ll need to click to read more and see the entire post):
While the Nazis tried to erase and hide their atrocities, Hamas gleefully used body cameras to document their crimes against humanity to score propaganda points. It was a level of evil that the world had never seen before.
But the Jewish nation is nothing if not resilient and has rallied as one to take on the challenge. After all, Hamas, like the Nazis, didn’t care if the Jews were religious or not, right-wing or left-wing, or celebrated Simchat Torah or went to music festivals. They just wanted to kill all Jews.
This is the best interview I have EVER seen.
Ever; ever; ever; nothing comes close.
Douglas Murrey has a heart – and mind – of gold.
And what unfolds in this seven-minute clip is something you need to watch for yourself. (Once you see it halfway through, you’ll know exactly… pic.twitter.com/SPRDq7BHVM
— Rabbi Shmuel Reichman (@ReichmanShmuel) November 9, 2023
There were calls for a ceasefire even before Israel responded. That ignored the reality that there already had been a ceasefire on 10/6.
If Israel had taken care of business in the past and not settled for a ceasefire, countless lives would have been spared on both sides.
BREAKING (12/7/41): Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, immediately calls for ceasefire
— Modern 🇮🇱 Talmud (FREE THE HOSTAGES) (@ModernTalmud) October 29, 2023
Other Countries don’t seem to understand the Ruthlessness of Israel right now because they didn’t Experience what Israel did; the same Ruthlessness we see now was seen in the United States following 9/11 and almost nobody dared to call for a Ceasefire than.
— OSINTdefender (@sentdefender) November 3, 2023
Even leftist Yair Lapid was shocked at people’s ignorance:
The protesters are protecting the right of Hamas to murder Jews.
They should at least have the decency to tell the truth:
They don’t love Palestinians,
They hate Jews. pic.twitter.com/UfIsExuP11
— יאיר לפיד – Yair Lapid (@yairlapid) November 5, 2023
So I guess the real question is, why haven’t we seen pro-Palistinean protestors against Hamas?
Surely there must be some voices that realize the damage that Hamas is inflicting on their cause?
There are some, but they are few and far between:
Many many years ago, I learnt Hebrew out of curiosity, and in a bid to penetrate into a world that I once thought was evil and conspiring against Arabs and Muslims. Once in, I was surprised how wrong I was, how wrong almost every Arab and Muslim around me was.
These days, I watch…
— Hussain Abdul-Hussain (@hahussain) November 8, 2023
Here’s some of what we have learned over the past month…
Hamas has been planning this for 2 years:
While Israeli intelligence assessed Hamas as giving up on terror in favor of running a functional government and enriching themselves in Gaza, it was nothing but a smokescreen. This attack had been in the works for years:
Senior Hamas Official Ali Baraka: We Have Been Secretly Planning the Invasion for Two Years; Russia Sympathizes with Us, Benefits from U.S. Embroilment in This War; Any Swap Deal Should Include Hamas Prisoners in Europe and the U.S. #Hamas #Russia #Israel_under_attack pic.twitter.com/JNGQotkKg5
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) October 11, 2023
In order to avoid Israeli interception of communication, they used landline phones in tunnels to communicate.
Tens of thousands of Gazan workers have been allowed to work in Kibbutzim in recent years. But while in Israel, they collected detailed intelligence for Hamas to know every detail to orchestrate their massacre.
Hamas also used drones to spy on Israel from as close as 150 feet in the sky, and they hoped to even reach the West Bank during the attacks.
In the weeks leading up to the attacks, hundreds of Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists trained in Iran.
Israel has promised to hunt down every last one involved in the attacks and to destroy their military infrastructure. Hamas’ head of intelligence was killed and the rest of the terrorists will also meet their just end, Inshallah.
Israel vs. a Death Cult
Here are three critical considerations that must be understood about the current Israel-Hamas conflict. It is a sort of half-war. It consists of a military trying to defeat an organized clique of passive-aggressive, media-obsessed tribal murderers.
— Victor Davis Hanson (@VDHanson) October 24, 2023
A Hamas spokesman, Ghazi Hamad, was interviewed tonight by the BBC
He was asked how he justifies the killing of families in their beds
His response is all you need to know…. pic.twitter.com/Om9nsxj6BF
— We Stand With Israel (@SussexFriends) October 26, 2023
— Makevet (@Makevet) November 13, 2023
Israel stopped listening to Hamas’ radios a year ago
The IDF stopped snooping on Hamas handheld radios a year ago, as Israeli intelligence assessed that there was no longer a threat from the group. They found those very radios on the attackers, had they still been monitored things would have ended very differently.
US intelligence also wrote off Hamas as an active threat.
At 3am on Simchat Torah the Shin Bet noticed unusual activity, but assumed it was just an exercise. They didn’t bother to awaken the Prime Minister.
Israel was so sure that “The Barrier” sealed off Gaza, that they maintained just a skeleton crew protecting the region. The wall’s sensors, cameras, and remote sight-shooter systems would neutralize any attacks.
But Hamas was prepared and easily destroyed that technology, leaving the country blind.
Many warned about the overreliance on the wall and technology.
We have been working with Gershon Hacohen to get a pair of tefilin to every IDF soldier that commits to wearing them daily. He wrote over 7 years ago that a wall and technology can easily be defeated by an enemy. They are predictable, while boots on the ground are not. The sealed wall also staves off Israeli intelligence collection.
It sure seems like arrogance and overreliance on technology as well as thinking that Hamas could be reformed are to blame.
“And you will say to yourself, “My strength and the might of my hand…But you must remember the Lord your G-d, for it is He that gives you strength.”
Hamas says they will do it again and again
Hamas Official Ghazi Hamad: We Will Repeat the October 7 Attack Time and Again Until Israel Is Annihilated; We Are Victims – Everything We Do Is Justified #Hamas #Gaza #Palestinians pic.twitter.com/kXu3U0BtAP
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) November 1, 2023
Journalist: How can you ask for a ceasefire when you promise to launch October 7ths again and again?
Hamas spokesperson: What do you want us to do? To stop?! pic.twitter.com/3lHAYQVIhd
— Eli Kowaz (@elikowaz) November 2, 2023
Let’s all be on the same page pic.twitter.com/KguyWfU95f
— Eylon Levy (@EylonALevy) November 7, 2023
Anyone calling for a ceasefire is asking for the future deaths of both Jews and Arabs.
This sums it up well. Dear world: I don’t care.
Holding up signs for “ceasefire” while chanting “long live the intifada” is truly amazing. https://t.co/hBWoPoVRlG
— Tali Goldsheft (@TaliGoldsheft) November 5, 2023
Even ultra-progressives like Bernie Sanders understand that:
“Well, I don't know how you can have a ceasefire… with an organization like Hamas, which is dedicated to turmoil and chaos and destroying the State of Israel. And I think what the Arab countries in the region understand is that Hamas has got to go.” pic.twitter.com/oGMGdkNpqx
— Eylon Levy (@EylonALevy) November 5, 2023
The loss of any civilian life is tragic. Full stop.
But the blood of losses on both sides are squarely on Hamas’ hands. This war was started by Hamas and Hamas uses their civilian population and hospitals as shields.
Of course Israel doesn't intentionally target civilians. That would be cultural appropriation.
— Eliezer Zalmanov (@ezalmanov) November 7, 2023
The notion that Israel is committing genocide is laughable. Would they be risking themselves to evacuate civilians from the battleground via humanitarian corridors if that were the case? Would they call and text people to leave buildings where Hamas is hiding? Why is the Gazan population growing so fast if there is genocide occurring?
The @IDF has done more than any army in history to get the other side's civilians out of harm's way. Fact-check me.
— Eylon Levy (@EylonALevy) November 7, 2023
Indeed, calling it genocide plays right into Hamas’ terror playbook and endangers the lives of millions of innocent civilians who will continue to be used as human shields.
The world has gone crazy if they can’t see that.
The world is starting to see that, with the EU finally condemning Hamas for their use of hospitals and civilians as shields.
The Red Cross has long known about Hamas’ abuses of medical facilities and ambulances:
I didn’t have direct evidence, but it was recognized by both trusted Palestinians and Israelis in my network.
Further, Hamas used ambulances to move its people. This was based on my conversations with the then head of @ICRC.
— Dave Harden (@Dave_Harden) November 15, 2023
The Israeli Army took control of the Rantisi children’s hospital in Gaza & found a secret tunnel leading 20 m below ground to a Hamas command & control center.
Weapons, baby bottles & motorcycles in the tunnel indicate hostages were held there pic.twitter.com/ArFWOqfkgl
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) November 13, 2023
Must see: This is how Hamas places its ammunition and rockets inside schools 👇
It's not that they don't care about their children; they intentionally do want those children to get killed, to blame Israel 🤯
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) November 9, 2023
What could these Hamas terrorists possibly be doing with an RPG at the Quds Hospital? pic.twitter.com/Ajpnz0Hf4Q
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 13, 2023
But this is nothing new.
Using hospitals as military HQs is a common jihadists strategy – it is essentially a hack of the law of war that armies have to abide by.
This is al-Salam hospital, in the east part of Mosul. It was one of the biggest hospitals in the city. It was the base of the Islamic State… pic.twitter.com/oYmfh1puEa
— Rana Mallah | رنا الملاح (@RanaMallah) November 13, 2023
They even used amusement parks as terror entrances:
Hamas tunnel entry point located by IDF next to the Ferris wheel at an amusement park. pic.twitter.com/9wVlPF1rSx
— The Mossad: Satirical, Yet Awesome (@TheMossadIL) November 7, 2023
In the words of Prime Minister Golda Meir, “If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.”
Fact: Israel could wipe out Hamas & Gaza from the air without losing a single soldier.
Fact: Israel has soldiers on the ground losing lives in order to protect the civilians in Gaza from consequences caused by Hamas.
Fact: Media and terrorist supporters ignore facts 1&2 above.
— Elliot Steinmetz (@elliotsteinmetz) November 2, 2023
🎞️ From the cutting-room floor:
— Eylon Levy (@EylonALevy) November 1, 2023
It wasn’t just Hamas
Certainly, there are innocent civilians in Gaza, but so many of the 10/7 attackers were civilians.
For those who believe ordinary Gazans did not support Hamas in the horrific #October7Massacre in south Israel, here is part of the mob that followed them in that day.#HamasisISIShttps://t.co/FSh3YpwNFq pic.twitter.com/CUe3o91uVr
— Imshin (@imshin) October 17, 2023
Israeli-German Shani Louk was kidnapped and paraded around Gaza naked before she was murdered. Everyone in the streets were celebrating her kidnapping, with nary a soul protesting the barbaric behavior.
The Arab world has been disappointingly silent in condemning the evil we saw that day. Condemning Hamas should be universal.
It will take strong voices of peace to change so much hate.
Attacks were foiled in the past
Before “The Barrier” was built, Israel had constant human eyes on the ground.
Famously, Passover Matza and the Shmita year saved the kibbutzim in the Gaza Envelope in the past.
It sure seems like the reliance on the wall created the complacency that failed to foil the plot this time.
Mapping the Massacre
This website maps out the massacre, giving visualization of the pogroms that broke out all around the Gaza Strip.
Even weeks later, many of the dead are unidentified, having been burned to ash or other unrecognizable substance.
Hamas' massacre was so barbaric, archeologists were needed to sift through the victims' ashes—and identify our people.
At least ten people were identified using archeological techniques with the help of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
These aren't just numbers, they were… pic.twitter.com/Zt6tPmZjjF
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 7, 2023
That has meant that some victims thought to be dead, such as 8 year old Emily Hand, were actually changed to presumed kidnapped when no remains were able to be identified.
A Jewish person may find themselves far enough from religion that they celebrate Simchas Torah at a rave with a giant Buddha instead of Torah scrolls, but when threatened, the essence of the Jew comes out.
Neta David shared that “Several times, we heard the terrorists approaching, shouting in Arabic, searching for gun fodder. I recited ‘Shema Yisrael,’ sure that my life was over.”
Michal Ohana shared that it was a miracle that she made it out alive and thought that she was going to die. “In that moment of danger and agony, she said the Shema Yisrael, which is one of the most sacred prayers in Judaism, a prayer that you say when you believe that you are about to die.”
Of course, it’s a prayer that Jews say multiple times a day, but it’s one that is said, no matter what your religious level, when facing death. Because in the end, we are all one.
Jews are the indigenous people of Israel
Jews have lived in Israel for thousands of years.
Rashi wrote 1,000 years ago on Genesis 1:1 that the reason the Torah starts with the story of creation is so when the nations of the world call the Jews thieves for being in Israel, we can respond that G-d created heaven and Earth and gave the land to the Jews. The Torah is the foundation on which all monothetic religions, including Islam, are based.
For thousands of years, Jews have prayed daily to return to Jerusalem. Every part of Jewish faith incorporates our connection to the holy land.
But even if you want to ignore the religious aspect, just dig in Israel and you will come across our artifacts ranging from Jewish coins to housing to Torah scrolls written in Hebrew. There is no debate, Jews are indigenous in the holy land.
When Europeans went to America they didn’t find ancient manuscripts of Shakespeare: because they were colonisers
Jews in Israel find ancient manuscripts written in Hebrew, the same language they speak today, describing the same rituals they observe: because they’re indigenous
— leekern (@leekern13) October 12, 2021
People who think Jews shouldn’t live in Israel sure have a funny way of making them feel at home anywhere else.
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) October 28, 2023
The pro-Hamas, pro-Jew-slaughter bigots marching openly across the world are, more than anything, demonstrating precisely why an armed-to-the-teeth Jewish state must exist.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 29, 2023
Israeli Arabs have equal rights and serve in the Knesset and Supreme Court. They would never trade life under Israel for life in another country.
Meanwhile in the rest of the Middle East…
— Maya Goldin (@maya_goldin) October 23, 2023
Oz Davidian drove a truck back and forth for 6 hours to save 120 lives from the massacre. He came face to face with terrorists that shot at him, but he miraculously survived!
לבד בתוך התופת: מכל הכתבה , ואומץ הלב שגילה עוז, מה שאני לוקח מהתיעוד זה ה״לבד״ שלו בשטח: גם כשהמצלמה הראתה את השעה 12:30 , שש שעות! אחרי הפלישה של החמאס, המחבלים הארורים היו לבד בשטח רעים, עשו מה שהם רןצים: אנסו ורצחו נשים (חסכתי את התמונות) , בזזו גופות של חיילים, ואף אחד לא… pic.twitter.com/1uTQ2EPtP8
— Yossi Eli יוסי אלי (@Yossi_eli) November 15, 2023
This is Shlomo Ron. When Hamas terrorists invaded his home in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, this 85-year-old frail man had a plan.
He left his wife, daughters and grandson in the shelter, and went to sit in his living room, waiting for his death. He figured that when terrorists break in… pic.twitter.com/E9WX0q7nb3
— Yael Bar tur (@yaelbt) October 21, 2023
בן בנימין שמעוני בן 31 מאשקלון הצליח לברוח מהמסיבה ברעים. הוא נכנס לרכב שלו, אסף בדרך 4 אנשים שלא הכיר ונמלט מהתופת. הוא הגיע לבאר שבע, הוריד את הנוסעים והתקשר לאחיו. בעולם נורמלי, כאן היה אמור להסתיים הסיפור שלו. אדם רגיל היה חוזר הביתה, מחבק את המשפחה שלו, שותה משהו ומודה על נס… pic.twitter.com/G4RExR6Pbs
— רחלי פרייפלד (@FreifeldRacheli) October 22, 2023
Stories of miracles from the first days of the war are beginning to circulate pic.twitter.com/1TeECh074v
— 🦌 (@kilovh) October 22, 2023
Igor Pivniv is a true hero.
Igor lives in Moshav Yated close by the Gaza border and works as a police officer. On the morning of Oct 7, he was at work when his wife messaged to say that she heard gunfire, and she was scared for their three children.
Igor jumped in his car and… pic.twitter.com/ed2hXP3uY2
— Aviva Klompas (@AvivaKlompas) October 29, 2023
“Tragically, my sweet, courageous cousin Rose was murdered this morning by a 16-year-old #Palestinian kid.
I took this video on Friday, and little did I know it would be my last time seeing her.”
We received this heart-shattering message from the cousin of 20-year-old… pic.twitter.com/dkVN2TPx1C
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) November 6, 2023
At left, then-Mossad chief Yossi Cohen cradles 15-year-old Pedayah Mark at the funeral of his father, Michi, who was killed in a terror attack in 2016.
At right, Cohen attends the funeral of 2nd Lt. Pedayah Mark, who died during fighting in Gaza yesterday. pic.twitter.com/GtBjy6nM1u
— Amy Spiro (@AmySpiro) November 1, 2023
— כאן חדשות (@kann_news) October 26, 2023
My mother always did tell me to keep some cash on hand at home and when traveling. In this case it saved 2 lives.
And here is a truly incredible interview of what a mother went through, hiding in a safe room with her kids for 20 hours.
Rachel from Ofakim as the modern day Yael
In the Torah, Yael gave Sisera milk, making him sleepy, before killing him.
And in 2023, Rachel Edri was a hostage in her home in Ofakim, but survived by distracting her Hamas captors with lattes and cookies.
No surprise, but she has now become a folk hero in the country.
There’s even a video game to play where you can kill Hamas terrorists with her cookies.
Want her cookie recipe? She shares it here.
The brave boy from Sderot
This is just amazing:
View this post on Instagram
The boy, his father, and grandfather all spoke at this week’s Kinus Hashluchim:
Bring Yigal Yaakov home for his Bar Mitzvah!
I’m not crying, you’re crying!
View this post on Instagram
The Nir Oz Community WhatsApp Chat
The complete WhatsApp chat of the Nir Oz community is just devastating.
Even with Israel being caught off-guard, it’s just tragic that it took so long for help to arrive.
The Gilad Shalit trade
12 years ago, Israel traded a shocking 1,027 terrorists for Gilad Shalit.
That included the mastermind of the 10/7 attacks, Yahya Sinwar. He also managed to lull Israel into thinking that he had changed Hamas’ goals.
It seemed like too high of a price to pay then and it’s that much worse as it led to attacks that killed so many, along with another 240 hostages.
Sadly, paying ransom like this just encourages more kidnapping.
But maybe it’s time for Israel to finally adopt the death penalty for terrorism? Why are they arresting convicted terrorists and just leaving themselves open to kidnappings to free them?
Craziness across the globe
Just after the attacks, Germany reaffirmed their special commitment to Israel and said they would ban pro-Hamas demonstrations. France did the same. As did the UK.
But talk is cheap.
Even on October 7th, people were celebrating in the streets of Berlin:
Sickening – Palestinians in Berlin, Germany are handing out sweets, celebrating the murders and kidnappings of Israelis. pic.twitter.com/5PSjclyYLz
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) October 7, 2023
And in Sydney:
'Every bit as genocidal'. Sydney, October 2023, crowd chanting 'Gas the Jews'. pic.twitter.com/z7PgGEPxob
— LionessStill 🇮🇱 (@StillLioness) November 11, 2023
A Jewish-owned restaurant in 1930s Germany.
Sorry, this is actually today in Sydney. pic.twitter.com/dFPym2aMCw
— Australian Jewish Association (@AustralianJA) November 11, 2023
This is not 1938 Berlin 🇩🇪
This is 2023 Berlin 🇩🇪
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) November 4, 2023
In Berlin, Jewish homes are being marked by pro-Hamas Jew haters.
IN GERMANY, 2023 pic.twitter.com/RxdFSOXo46
— Brooke Goldstein (@GoldsteinBrooke) October 14, 2023
They fled Syria and Iraq to escape the clutches of ISIS, departed Afghanistan due to al-Qaeda's presence. Yet, upon reaching Germany, they raised the flags of ISIS and al-Qaeda, lending support to ISIS-#Hamas terrorists in #Gaza against #Israel.
— Amjad Taha أمجد طه (@amjadt25) November 3, 2023
On the other hand, Germans also protected a synagogue that was threatened in Berlin:
מאות גרמנים הגיעו הערב לבית הכנסת פרנקלאופר שבקוריצברג בברלין כדי להוות ״מגן אנושי״ ו״להגן בגופם״ על המתפללים היהודים כשברקע כאמור האיום על ״יום הזעם הבינלאומי״ של חמאס pic.twitter.com/vvKnfPPKlO
— החדשות – N12 (@N12News) October 13, 2023
The German police are not joking. pic.twitter.com/gbhJMzCHj1
— RadioGenoa (@RadioGenoa) November 7, 2023
In LA, a Jewish man was murdered by a pro-Palestinian protestor. The murderer has now been arrested.
— Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (@JFedLA) November 7, 2023
But the media can’t tell the truth about what happened:
— David/Dovid Bashevkin (@DBashIdeas) November 16, 2023
In Montreal, Jewish schools were attacked:
This morning a Jewish school was AGAIN targeted by gunfire in MTL.
This is the SECOND time this week that Yeshiva Gedolah has been shot at.
How many times does this need to happen before the Federal government takes concrete action? Enough with the words.
— Melissa Lantsman (@MelissaLantsman) November 12, 2023
Molotov cocktail thrown at a synagogue in Montreal.
Never Again is Now. pic.twitter.com/7dWKmjDq5p
— The Mossad: Satirical, Yet Awesome (@TheMossadIL) November 7, 2023
Pro-Palestinian protesters honor Veterans Day in New York:
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) November 11, 2023
This Jewish owned business in NYC became the target of the pro-murder, pro-rape, pro-kidnap mob. pic.twitter.com/7C24EHWeIH
— Aviva Klompas (@AvivaKlompas) November 3, 2023
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 10, 2023
Thank you to the approximately 20 people who took it upon themselves to remove the graffiti discovered at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery today. The photos below are from members of Suburban Temple-Kol Ami who have a loved one buried there and shared these photos. #jewishcleveland pic.twitter.com/OAgzBnPsYJ
— Jewish Cleveland (@jewishcleveland) November 12, 2023
Pro-Palestine rioters gathered to attack people attending or supporting the documentary screening showing Hamas atrocities at the Museum of Tolerance holocaust museum in Los Angeles. The screening was rumored to be organized by Israeli actress Gal Gadot. pic.twitter.com/6RBG1kwOIc
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 9, 2023
The reaction to 10/7 and its aftermath is an earthquake for American Jewish life. My parents' generation felt like strangers in the US, tolerated but not fully accepted. My generation and below felt fully accepted. Now, if one is in a host of social environments, including many…
— David Bernstein (@ProfDBernstein) November 12, 2023
In Denmark cultural enrichers want Islamic Jihad. They shout it like it's normal, they are shameless. Dark times ahead. pic.twitter.com/tdnvkqcBz1
— RadioGenoa (@RadioGenoa) November 12, 2023
Chants of "Khayber Khayber ya yahud jaish al Mohammed Sa'ar Yaud" in Trafalgar Sq, while carrying a fake dead baby.
'Khayber Khayber O Jews the army of Mohammed is coming'
— Harry's Place (@hurryupharry) October 28, 2023
UAE foreign minister warned you already in 2017: pic.twitter.com/jjp8bn1Gg1
— زوجی در حیات وحش (@eco_iran_couple) November 4, 2023
I can't believe I had to announce this:
Israel is issuing an urgent global travel warning for ALL citizens traveling ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. 🌍
Rethink if foreign travel is really necessary. If you have to go, avoid displaying outward signs of your Israeli or Jewish identity. pic.twitter.com/df9nvAYctx
— Eylon Levy (@EylonALevy) November 3, 2023
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) November 12, 2023
How quickly does London forget?
I have seen the video of protesters calling for an “intifada revolution” on the London Underground today.
This is what an “intifada revolution” looked like on the Tube on July 7, 2005. pic.twitter.com/31x38hocqO
— Eylon Levy (@EylonALevy) November 4, 2023
British 🇬🇧 Navy stops a boat with 4 Jihadists. They're asked for their intentions and say: “we're coming to conquer Britain.”
The Navy officer laughs and says: “conquer Britain? With only 4 people?”
The Jihadist responds: “oh, we're the last. The rest are already in Britain.” pic.twitter.com/w85MRl8Cgp
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) November 12, 2023
Refugees have changed Europe, says an Austrian MP visiting Israel.
Germany’s Vice Chancellor on the attacks and German responsibility
More than half of Israeli hostages were rescued on 10/7
The number of hostages could have been more than double had it not been for this IDF rescue at the Sufa Military Post, where Hamas gathered Israelis to be brought back to Gaza as hostages:
The Flotilla 13 elite unit was deployed to the area surrounding the Gaza security fence in a joint effort to regain control of the Sufa military post on October 7th.
The soldiers rescued around 250 hostages alive.
60+ Hamas terrorists were neutralized and 26 were… pic.twitter.com/DWdHKZgdLw
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 12, 2023
Why supply Gazans with water when you can build rocket launchers?
Our tax dollars hard at work…
Hamas published a video showing their members digging up water pipes and converting them to fire rockets at Israel. pic.twitter.com/Vqjea9JoZy
— Gabriel Noronha (@GLNoronha) October 12, 2023
Have you ever wondered what happens to humanitarian aid in Gaza? pic.twitter.com/yi8PUAyAfT
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 17, 2023
On the day of the attacks, many Harvard student groups said Israel was entirely responsible for the attacks. Talk about victim blaming. But that was just the beginning.
If you have experienced anti-semitism at school or work, you can report it to Agudah here.
Less than a day after the attacks, tenured college professors were calling the attacks awesome and incredible.
— Sam Aberman (@samaberman) October 15, 2023
A student from UPenn is seen speaking fondly about the “joyful” images of butchered Israelis from the “glorious October 7th.”
She felt “happy” upon hearing the news of dead Jews in Israel.
In what appears to be a call for violence, she tells the crowd to “hold that feeling in… pic.twitter.com/pdygANFmtY
— Ritchie Torres (@RitchieTorres) November 6, 2023
Harvard – another student has been identified participating in the antisemitic mob caught harassing a Jewish pupil in this now viral clip.
Meet Harvard Divinity School student Elom Tettey-Tamaklo. Tettey-Tamaklo graduated from Haverford College with a concentration in political… pic.twitter.com/wNOQ0phRFr
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) November 10, 2023
Jewish students assaulted! ⚠️
Chaos at Concordia University where Jewish students holding a memorial for the victims of Hamas were violently attacked by pro-Hamas protesters. Multiple students were injured. pic.twitter.com/aoA0PlxKxT
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) November 8, 2023
Today at McGill University, the pro-Hamas students held a rally where they cheered over “terrifying” Jewish students and pledged to continue to harass Jews “until they give up.”
Bad news for her? We don’t give in to bullying and terrorist threats.
Don’t believe us? F*** around… pic.twitter.com/cGJMyVq1QB
— Emily Schrader – אמילי שריידר امیلی شریدر (@emilykschrader) November 9, 2023
Outrageous! UC Berkeley instructor Victoria Huynh offers her class extra credit to attend an anti Israel event today.
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) October 25, 2023
This is the reality that MIT President wants to hide. A letter from Israeli & Jewish MIT students:
To all students at MIT,
Today, Jewish and Israeli MIT students were physically prevented from attending class by a hostile group of pro-Hamas and anti-Israel MIT students that…
— Retsef Levi (@RetsefL) November 10, 2023
The failure of @Harvard, @MIT and other universities to discipline protesters who violate their rules emboldens the protesters to more aggressive, disruptive and antisemitic actions. This has created a climate of fear that is not conducive to a university education.
The failure… https://t.co/yGHGotbR6q
— Bill Ackman (@BillAckman) November 10, 2023
This is a math class this morning at @MIT. This is the state of learning and ‘free speech’ at our top universities. It would not be happening without a failure leadership at MIT.
Imagine being a student who borrowed $250k to attend MIT or a professor who is trying to do… pic.twitter.com/w8C6Y6i3SU
— Bill Ackman (@BillAckman) November 10, 2023
This is outstanding.
— Avi Mayer אבי מאיר (@AviMayer) October 31, 2023
Cornell University’s Jewish Center is advising students to avoid the campus’ kosher dining hall due to security threats. pic.twitter.com/YVDB42T43m
— Gabriel Noronha (@GLNoronha) October 29, 2023
As police surround @Cornell's kosher dining hall due to death threats, remember that it was just a few days ago that a Cornell professor, Russell Rickford, called the worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust "exhilarating" and "energizing." https://t.co/uzLBkYkP8W
— Avi Mayer אבי מאיר (@AviMayer) October 29, 2023
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) November 14, 2023
#BREAKING: Happening now: Jewish students at @cooperunion have been locked in the school library by security due to threats from pro-Hamas students.
Reportedly, a pro-Hamas protest was taking place outside; when participating students learned Jewish students were in the library;… pic.twitter.com/ptSjkJAnM1
— Israel War Room (@IsraelWarRoom) October 25, 2023
Qatar has spent lavishly on donations to US colleges, gaining a strong foothold in advancing their Muslim Brotherhood ideology.
Meanwhile, Harvard’s focus has been on creating a task force for students who were exposed as anti-semites.
Davis Polk and other law firms have rescinded job offers to these students.
This unabashed, virulent antisemitism is unacceptable in the United States. DOJ and FBI must start J6-style scorched earth probe, get all the video, and aggressively prosecute blatant civil rights crimes. Not enough to express regret. Indict.
— Andy McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) October 25, 2023
But young Americans don’t side with Israel. Part of the reason for that is social media propaganda, which is where Hamas excels.
The TikTok War: Why High School & College Kids Are Getting The Wrong Information about Hamas & Israel
I spent the weekend trying to reverse engineer the TikTok algorithm, as I am convinced this is the reason we're losing the information war with high school & college students.
— Jeff Morris Jr. (@jmj) October 26, 2023
But Jewish celebrities have also shared words of encouragement on social media:
@Mark Cuban wants you to be proud and STRONG of your Judaism. Our LOVE and the STRENGTH in our community is how we combat the hate. AND you ALWAYS have Hillel to lean on. #hillel #jewish #jewishlife #college #jewishlifeoncampus #jewishtiktok
To my Jewish brothers & sisters, take care of your mental health during these tough times.
-Limit your social media
-Stop arguing online with people filled w/ anger & hate
-Break bread w/ loved ones
-Go for long walks
-Never lose faith in your Judaism
-We will PERSEVERE 🙏✡️💪
— Kevin Youkilis 🟦 (@GreekGodOfHops) November 12, 2023
American campuses, 2023. pic.twitter.com/BI8qWo8Du0
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) November 5, 2023
Israel’s Saturday Night Live equivalent ran a segment mocking woke antisemitic university students and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever seen
— Josh Feldman ג'וש פלדמן (@joshrfeldman) November 5, 2023
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) November 16, 2023
The original speeches by President Biden and Secretary Blinken were incredible.
The speeches from President Biden and Secretary Blinken in the week after the attacks were unabashedly pro-Israel. Israel must defend itself and dismantle Hamas. Both of them were shocked by the atrocities committed and asked what the US would do in that scenario.
I will take it a step further – when @SecBlinken was asked a question by a reporter (I don't know which reporter) who characterized Israel's action as "retaliation" he outright rejected that ridiculous characterization. He was very clear that no country would tolerate what… https://t.co/ncG6NLyCMr
— Jason D. Greenblatt (@GreenblattJD) October 13, 2023
Hillary Clinton also defended Israel:
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 29, 2023
As the President said long ago, if Israel didn’t exist, the US would have to invent it:
But that sinking feeling was always there that it was too good to last. Just how long would they support Israel’s goals?
Indeed, the speeches seem to become more watered down with each passing day, as the 10/7 attacks fade into memory.
I guess that’s no surprise considering the position of many at the State Department and other departments of the government. We’re lucky that the President is as supportive as he is despite his staff.
But what purpose exactly will a 3 day ceasefire serve, except for allowing Hamas to recoup and rearm?
The irony of the Arab nation now asking the Jewish nation for 3 days off isn’t lost on anyone familiar with the Exodus story. But is it for men only or women and children too?
U.S. President Biden is reported to have urged Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu to Accept a “3-Day Ceasefire” in the Gaza Strip to allow the Release of Hostages last night during a Phone Call, however Netanyahu is said to have Refused stating that he has does not have… pic.twitter.com/Ox2boa7SEQ
— OSINTdefender (@sentdefender) November 7, 2023
Bibi speaks to foreign media
Prime Minister Netanyahu, a gifted orator, was surprisingly quiet for the English media for weeks after the attack.
He finally broke that silence with this excellent speech: