Thursday, May 16, 2024

Gaza: The Left cares about dead black people, whether in America or in Africa, only when they are killed by whites

With The Genocide Libel Is the Blood Libel of Our Time, you can count on Dennis Prager to get to the bottom of the issue.

The author of the Rational Bible series even manages to explain why the original blood libel is necessarily false:

In medieval Europe, Christians who hated Jews spread the lie that Jews kidnap Christian children, slaughter them, and use their blood to bake matzos for Passover. This lie became known as "the Blood Libel," probably the greatest libel in history. Over the course of many centuries, Jews were tortured and murdered, often by being burned alive, because of the Blood Libel.

The Blood Libel was particularly odious in light of two facts: It was the Jews who, through their Bible, first outlawed human sacrifice; and one of the first laws in the Hebrew Bible is a ban on consuming blood.

Dennis Prager goes on to take on the current blood libel:

For centuries, Jews had to confront the fact that all around them, throughout Europe, a vast number of people believed an enormous lie about them. Jews have to confront the same thing today. We are now living through the Second Blood Libel: the claim that the Jewish state is committing genocide. But, unlike the Blood Libel, this libel is not the product of Christians; it is the product of Muslims and the Left. The very people against whom the greatest genocide in recorded history -- the Holocaust -- was directed are now accused of that crime.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, in 1948, there were 1,380,000 Palestinians in Israel and the greater Palestine area, and as of 2022, there were 7 million. In other words, there are now five times as many Palestinians in the Palestinian territories and in Israel as there were in 1948.

 … given these figures, even leftists would be forced to acknowledge that Israel has never had the slightest inclination to perpetrate genocide against the Palestinians. People targeted for genocide do not increase their numbers -- let alone by a factor of five.

What the Left and their Muslim allies claim is that since Oct. 7, Israel has presumably changed its mind and decided to commit genocide against Palestinians (though, apparently, only in Gaza, not in the West Bank).

Here are some facts that explain why the charge of "Israeli genocide" is as much a lie as was the Blood Libel:

First, as Israeli officials have repeatedly stated, if Hamas released the hostages and surrendered, Israel would cease its bombing of Gaza. That was precisely the condition that the United States and its allies offered Japan and Germany: Unconditionally surrender, and the bombing of Japanese and German cities will immediately cease.

Second, World War II brings us to more proof that the charge of Israeli genocide is a lie. No one ever accused America or Britain of committing genocide against Nazi Germany or Imperial Japan. Even those who now maintain that the Allied bombing of Dresden and other German cities was morally wrong do not accuse the United States or Britain of having committed genocide. So why is Israel so charged?

Third, during World War II, it was almost universally understood that every German death by the Allies was caused by the Nazi regime, and every Japanese death was caused by the Japanese fascist regime. Had there been no Nazi invasions of European countries and no Japanese bombing of the United States and invasions of myriad Asian countries, there would have been no World War II and therefore no bombing of German and Japanese cities. Likewise, if there were no Hamas and no Oct. 7, there would be no Israeli bombing of Gaza. Every dead Palestinian in Gaza is the result of Hamas' actions.

Fourth, Hamas is responsible for every dead Gazan for another reason: Hamas uses Gazan civilians as human shields.

Fifth, despite far larger mass killings around the world, only Israel is widely charged with genocide.

Since the beginning of this century, the Islamic terror group Boko Haram has murdered more than 60,000 Christians in Nigeria. Not only have there been no left-wing protests, few people even know, let alone care, about it. The Left doesn't care because the perpetrators have been Islamists -- their allies in the fight against the West -- and blacks. The Left cares about dead black people, whether in America or in Africa, only when they are killed by whites.

Same thing with Arabs and/or Muslims: Arabs killed by other Arabs (often the citizens' own governments) or Muslims killed by other Muslims generates zero outrage (even among Arabs and Muslims) and, indeed, zero interest.

In that perspective, notice that Libs Want Dennis Prager's Townhall, along with PJ Media, among (numerous) other media outlets, Charged Under 'Genocide Convention' for daring to Report the Truth About Israel and Hamas.

Sixth, the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has just revised its child fatality figure in the Gaza war sharply downward. On May 6, it reported more than 14,500 deaths; two days later, it reported 7,797. OCHA also revised downward its figure for women fatalities from more than 9,500 to 4,959. In other words, all the mainstream Western media have reported as truth the lies Hamas announced about the numbers of Gazan women and children killed by Israeli bombs. (However, even the original false figures don't come close to substantiating the genocide charge.)

 … Even if the media give these new numbers the attention it has given the alleged "genocide," it will not end a single anti-Israel demonstration or cause one Israel-hater to cease accusing Israel of genocide. Since the accusation was never based on truth, truth will not end it.

The only genocide in the Israel-Palestinian war is the one Hamas and Iran seek to perpetrate against the Jews of Israel.

Related • To Peacenik Protesters Everywhere (Pro-Palestinian or Other):
The People that Hamas Slaughtered Mercilessly at Israel's Rave — They Are YOU! 

• The Genocide Charge Against Israel: What is
the Difference Between War and Genocide in the First Place?

"You Have Wiped Israel Off the Map!" Clash on French TV As Pro-Palestine Speaker Tries to Gaslight the Fact that Her Palestine Logo Has Made Israel Vanish

This war is like few others because the crucial theater is underground; Hamas is often underground, the Israelis are often aboveground, with Hamas seeking to position civilians directly between them 

 • A Gary Varvel cartoon on the current Middle East crisis and the truth about its roots

You can also listen to Dennis on this topic at his fireside chat.


MacD said...

There is no defending what is being done to the people of Gaza. It's evil. I never knew you were a jew. Will unsubscribe after 15+ years. Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

What about what was done to people on Oct 7th?

Seems you have quite the skewed definition of evil.

Larry said...

And good riddance to you, MacD! Bon voyage!

H said...

Let's see. Hamas starts a war. Maybe they didn't mean it to be a war-war, maybe it was just supposed to be a warning for Israel to stand down or something. Kinda like Pearl Harbor, the Japanese probablydid not want a war, they just wanted the Americans to sell them oil again and leave them alone about what they were doing in China. Oops.

So now Hamas is in a full scale war (well, not really, the Israelis appear to be really hesistant to end this war but whatever). The war is the fault of Hamas. Every death, every single one, on both sides, is ultimately the fault of Hamas. So if there is a genocide, it is the fault of Hamas.

Hamas is losing the war. They could surrender at any time, and end it, but they refuse. Therefore, every ongoing death, all the destruction, everything, is 100% on Hamas. You want it to end? Surrender.

H said...

Continuing on. Pull up a map of Europe from 1910, and one from 1930, and one from 1950. What do you notice, particularly about the national boundaries of Germany. They change quite a bit, right? So how and why did that happen? Well, Germany started two wars, lost both, and lost territory as a result of the losses.

Now, how might that standard international procedure be relevant here? Well, Hamas, the duly elected leadership of the Gaza Strip, started a war. It looks like they are going to lose that war. Doesn't that mean Israel should be able to annex the land? Or at least some of it? [Maybe not, as Palestine is not a state, but if they are made one, ....] Why not?

Again, Hamas can stop this any time they want, just surrender. The entire world will watch how the Israelis respond, and if there are problems with the occupation (which always follows a war victory), the world will know and Israel with have to explain it.

The one problem with all this is if Israel does what is normally done after winning a war the other side started, where are the Arabs in Palstine going to go? After WWII, lots of Germans had to migrate west to remain in Germany. What Arab countries are going to accept refugees from Gaza? Any? What does it mean if the other Arab countries do not want to take such refugees? Why wouldn't they want Hamas refugees?