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Saturday, November 01, 2003

Selective Sensitivity: Ignoring Jewish Humanity

by Bruce S. Ticker
On Saturday, I learned of the Israeli soldiers who were murdered in their sleep in Gaza where they were stationed to protect their fellow Jews.

Two of them were 19-year-old women and the other a 20-year-old man. I saw a photo of one victim and thought how cute she was. If she lived in America, she probably would have been sleeping in her college dorm room. On a given Saturday night, she might be dating her future husband and father of her children instead of going to war.

None of this will happen now, of course.

This is one of those moments when the struggle in Israel strikes home. These are my people dying and those three Israeli soldiers were barely adults when they died.

Later Saturday I watched much of the demonstration against the war in Iraq. Of course, the subject of Israel was raised a number of times. None of it was positive. Just the other week, Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad accused the Jewish people of running the world.

Conveniently left out of both these talks was any word of Israeli deaths. This is how insensitive these people are. They are such so-called advocates for the Palestinians that they ignore the human costs for Jews.

Frankly, I'm not sure who scares me more - the Malaysian prime minister or the speakers at Saturday's rally.

His words are old news by now - "Today the Jews rule the world by proxy: They get others to fight and die for them."

Yeah, right. Tell that to the families of the three dead Israeli soldiers.
Read it all at Israel Insider.