Gerald A. Honigman
No, Mr. Jihadi...Gaza
treated to a nauseating sight the other night.
January 17, 2009
Fair and balanced Fox News interviewed an Arab about the Gaza
thing to get that side of the current fighting. I can’t remember his
name. It doesn’t matter.
His response was typical, one that anyone who has followed the
Arab-Israeli conflict over the last century could recite: The
"Palestinians" (Arabs) are the new Jews, and the Jews are the new
But Arabs already have almost two dozen states on over six million
square miles of territory, you reply--including one sitting on
some 80% of the original 1920 Mandate of Palestine renamed Jordan. And
Jews were stateless until the resurrection of their sole, tiny nation.
Shhhhh...Don’t ruin a fairy tale. Besides, don’tcha know, these
ain’t Arabs, they’re "Palestinians" (so what if most came into the
Mandate from elsewhere).
Back to Fox News...
Mr. Jihadi’s version of Arab Jews and Jew Nazis is
the now popular Gaza is the Warsaw Ghetto claim. For that
desecration alone, if there is a Hell, he’ll be there. And he’ll
have Adolph--er Pat-- Buchanan, from the right (Gaza is
Israel’s concentration camp for Arabs), and zillions of lefties with
similar claims keeping him company.
Given ignorance and idiocy, a bit of background is in order.
In 1940, the Nazis began to concentrate most of Poland’s three million
Jews into several ghettos. The word ghetto itself comes from a
much earlier Church legacy vis-a-vis the Jews. One of the debates among
the Church Fathers had to do with what should be done with the
"Deicide People." Guess who they allegedly are?
The "gentle" St. Augustine won out--at least at some times and in some
So, instead of Jews being burned alive in their synagogues and such
(which others suggested and which happened anyway), they were to
purposely be kept alive--but in such a lowly state, that when people
looked upon them, all would be reminded of their crime and recognize the
The ghetta (today’s ghetto) was where the iron foundries were
located in Italy–the smelliest, most unhealthy areas of the
city...Perfect for god-killers (I won’t insult G_d by
capitalizing the previous word), gated and locked as well. These soon
spread throughout Christendom, while the "Arab" World constructed its
own versions, mellahs, for its kilab yahud–Jew
Dogs. Does anyone seriously wonder why Israel had to be reborn?
The ghetto in Warsaw was the largest. It held about 400,000 Jews who
were told that they would be "resettled" to the East or, at worse, would
be going to forced labor camps to work for the Germans.
By 1942, however, word of the Nazis’ true plans had made it into the
ghetto. The cattle cars were heading for extermination camps, part of
the Final Solution. While some still kept their heads in the sand
(not unlike too many Jews to this day), many faced reality and
joined the resistance. This was harder for Jews since they often faced
the anti-Semitism of the other folks as well--not only the Germans. The
road to Auschwitz was indeed paved by many ingrained "religious"
The full-fledged uprising of David vs. Goliath began in 1943 in the
Armed with some pistols, revolvers, home-made weapons and explosives,
and some Polish rifles and such paid for dearly, the Jews took on their
tormentors and embarrassed them profusely until the Nazis blasted every
place they could possibly hide.
During the Holocaust, the Nazis singled out the women and children
first. The attractive of the former might be used for pleasure before
being murdered. The kids were killed right away as they were of no
use...unless they wound up in the labs of Nazi doctors to be turned into
human guinea pigs for all kinds of grotesque experiments. All of this is
well documented. One and half million of the six million
slaughtered--for no other reason than they were Jews--were children.
Okay, so now let’s take a look at Mr. Jihadi’s Gaza "Warsaw
Unlike the Jews who weren’t trying to kill any Germans, the Arabs of
Gaza elected an organization dedicated to blowing both Jews and their
The Arabs killed in the current fighting have been mostly
fighters-–despite Arab claims. The non-combatants killed have
deliberately been used as human shields by their own "heroes." Where are
the U.N., International Court Of Justice, academic, and other voices
crying out about this blatant Arab war crime? They're as useless here as
they are in stopping Arab genocide in black Africa.
Unlike the Nazis who sought out every last Jew for extermination, Israel
has deliberately already sent its own soldiers to their deaths on the
ground, fighting door to door knowing, in advance, of booby traps
waiting for them, but trying to avoid the deaths of non-combatant Arabs.
I disagree with that policy.
When the Allies fought the Nazis and Japan, they fire bombed German
cities and nuked the latter.
Israel is fighting Arabs who want it dead. No Israel, regardless of its
size, is acceptable. Arab kids are brainwashed from the diaper to the
camps to the schools to the mosques to murder Jews. Nothing Israel does
humanely--treating Arabs in Israeli hospitals, supplying its Arab
enemies (who else does that?), attempted compromises, and so
forth--matters. Sad, but true.
So, why waste Jewish lives? The world’s hypocrites will condemn Israel’s
self defense anyway. Gaza should be taken care of from above. Actually,
perhaps the Jews should follow the Arabs' own Hama Solution.
When Syria’s elder Assad had "problems," he wiped out 40,000 of his
enemies in a month by leveling the town of Hama with artillery and so
forth. Who screamed about that?
Unlike Nazis who targeted Jews for just being Jews (as Arabs do as
well), Israel has tried its best--given the Arab human shield game--to
target Jihadi combatants rather than just plain Jihadis.
If killing Arabs was Israel’s goal, does anyone seriously doubt that it
could have made Gaza Arabrein by now?
Finally, as I write this, there’s much talk now about a ceasefire--to
give Hamas time to rearm and regroup.
Not a good idea...especially since many of those tunnels delivering
weapons from Egypt’s Sinai are still functional. Imagine if this was
reversed, and Israel allowed its territory to be used against
Egypt–-with which it supposedly has a peace treaty–-this way?
Israel should not accept any ceasefire unless it makes it very clear to
all of the parties--especially an America under President
Obama--that the next missiles fired against Israeli towns (as some ten
thousand have already been since Israel’s full withdrawal from Gaza
several years back) will see Gaza turned into a remake of Dresden
1945, after the American and British fire bombing. Germany finally got
the message and the war soon ended. Sometimes there’s no other
way--especially if your enemy has genocidal intentions.
Unlike the "civilian" Arabs’ murderous attitudes towards Jews and Israel
which polls continuously confirm, Dresden’s German and Hiroshima’s
Japanese civilians didn’t seek the destruction of America.
Arabs have had years and billions of dollars in aid to begin building
that 22nd state they say they must have. They’ve used the
time and the money to prepare for and conduct hostilities against their
Jewish neighbor instead...a test of peaceful intent flunked with flying
All of this must be kept in mind when Israel finally decides to fight to
win or to deliver, at the very least, the closest thing to a knockout