Protestors Prove Terrorists and Hate-Filled Bigots Will NEVER Be Partners for Peace!

On campuses across Canada, throughout the US, across the UK and Europe thousands of protesting “students” have carried out a campaign against the war in Gaza … or at least, against one side in it, Israel.

They have called for universities, governments and corporations to divest ANY economic, scientific, professional, cultural/educational contacts with the Jewish state.

Many have also called on Western nations to condemn Israel’s military actions in Gaza, stop providing it military equipment (even of a defensive nature), cut ties with every company doing business in Israel, stop selling any Israeli products in our countries, and have even expressed support for another violent Intifada.

Some have gone further: calling for the complete elimination of Israel as a state. (Don’t let anyone fool you: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” means the destruction of the Jewish state.)

And make no mistake: when they call for a “full ceasefire” and withdrawal of all Israeli forces from Gaza, that’s just another way of calling for a Hamas victory, that would allow the terrorist organization to survive, rebuild, re-arm, fire more rockets, carry out more deadly attacks on Israelis … and continue to oppress the Palestinian people as well.

The worst of the protestors have also spewed anti-Semitic vitriol, praising Hamas terrorists for their murderous rampage Oct 7, or have verbally and physically assaulted students wearing Jewish religious symbols or intimidated those just trying to attend classes.

And several of the protests have been marred by violence: smashing of windows, doors and furnishings; occupying and spray-painting of buildings, inside and out, with graffiti and anti-Semitic hate messages; desecrating of statues; tearing down and burning of flags; and, violent confrontations with counter-protestors.

And that’s where they fail.

Clearly, these “students” have not taken any courses on the civil rights ideas, campaigns, and tactics of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela. Or they failed the course!

Because none of the campus protests I have seen anywhere have called for Palestinians and Israelis to live peacefully side by side: two neighbouring states and peoples, respecting each other, co-operating economically, culturally and even on matters of mutual security, to defeat extremism and terrorism.

And that’s where/how the protestors prove an important point: terrorists and those supporting them are not partners for peace.

The latest protests condemn Israel and everything Israeli and, in too many cases, express just plain, bigoted hate against Jewish people.

But they say NOTHING to call out the Palestinian terrorists (Hamas, Islamic Jihad, PFLP, Al Aqsa Brigade) who, even during periods of “ceasefire”, fired thousands of rockets deliberately aimed at Israeli civilians and then carried out the massacre and hostage-takings of Oct 7.

The student protestors, and the agitators who have joined them, by being so one-sided, are actually HURTING any chances of an end to the 80-year-long conflict … and Hamas knows/welcomes that!

Sunday, no doubt buoyed by the worldwide support from the protests, Hamas left the negotiations in Cairo, deliberately once more scuttling a temporary ceasefire,, … and then fired 10 rockets from Rafah at the Kerem Shalom border post (where hundreds of trucks carrying food from Israel into Gaza have been crossing daily) injuring 10 Israeli soldiers … three of them critically.

So the border is closed again.

Peace will only come between the Palestinians and Israelis when moderate leaders on both sides sit down and negotiate a mutual agreement, complete with agreed upon borders and security arrangements.

But to do that, Hamas and the other terrorist groups crippling Gaza MUST first be eliminated … for the good of the Palestinian people, as well as the Israelis.

Western governments …and any “students” who REALLY care about the Palestinians should support that objective.

War IS terrible, but sometimes necessary, to achieve real, lasting peace.

It’s time for Israel to finish the job!

Harv Oberfeld

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2 Responses to Protestors Prove Terrorists and Hate-Filled Bigots Will NEVER Be Partners for Peace!

  1. e.a.f. says:

    Its been a few decades since Israel has been attacked, so one could say, some thought it was about time again. Its been 80 years since the “final solution” didn’t work, so here they go again.
    People need to get over the presence of Israel and that it is a “Jewish State” along with some Arabs who are Muslim. The U.N. granted the people who lived in that area statehood. The Israeli’s are not going anywhere, get over it. Its been useful for some royalty and politicians to vilify Jews and blame them for whatever was/is ailing the country. What amazes me at some level is that in this age of having information so handy people still believe all that b.s. no matter how educated they are.
    Its a “good time” to carry out the current demonstrations, many people younger than the Baby Boomers don’t know about the Holocaust. Some have asked me what was the holocaust. They know what WW II was but not the Holocaust. Perhaps its tine history classes in Jr. High School taught it along with what went on in Camboia and Rawanda, etc. Perhaps a few lesson plans on genocide would be in order.

    My take on this war, Hamas ought to have known the reaction of Israel when the invaded Israel and killed Israelis. Perhaps that was their way of starting a war for whatever reason, perhaps impending peace agreements via other Arab countries who knows. I do know if there was a peace accord there are more than a few Hamas leaders who would have to find jobs or use their billions stashed in Quatar. The top 3 Hamas leaders collectively have $8BILLION Two have $3Billion each and one has only $2 billion. All that aid money wasn’t spent on the people of Gaza or the West Bank. This war also works for Netanyahyu. As long as its going on, he is P.M. and he won’t be on trial for the charges which were filed some time ago. I do believe his spousal unit also has charges against here. So two leadership groups have reason to continue a war and let the people be dammed. Oh, lets not forget the Jewish hardliners. Its O.K. for all the other kids to go into the army to defend the country, but not theirs. Their contribution is praying. Nice try, but people in Israel are getting tired of that routine. Vested interests. Netanyuhu even tried to have control over the Supreme Court, well then he wouldn’t have to go to jail or even trial.

    Once this dance was begun some decided it was time to end the fighting for good. To send a message, if you fxxk with us, we will retaliate so strongly you won’t ever forget. The leaders of Hamas can sit it out in Quatar with their families, so do they care how many people are killed in Gaza? Not so much.

    To solve this war, Netanyahu needs to find a new job — no charges but he’s out of office for good.
    Hamas, their financial backers need to be convinced continuing this war is not in their best interest.
    Gaza needs to be rebuilt so the Palestinians can enjoy a life with the same benefits as the Israeli’s.
    Iran and is subsiduaries, well its hard to tell Iran anything they will listen to. Perhaps the next Pres. will be more open to not financing Hezballah.
    Oh, and the Israeli’s who moved into the West Bank and stole Arab land, they need to go back to Issrael. Beni has said Israel no longer has room for them. Well most of them are most likely Americans so they can always return there if they find Israel too crowded.
    Hamas and others have made inroads into Canadian society over the past 30 years speaking at various Unions, churches, social groups, etc. Of course we have free speech in Canada. However, there never was much to counter what was being preached. Oh, even the Greens drank the cool aid, its in their party constituion now.
    The speakers who come are good at what they do. One of the siblings, church had them speak. Then sibling starts to tell us what was said and declares Israel goods need to be boycotted. Turned to said sibling and asked: Do you know who your Grandfather was? Not much of a response. Seemed to have forgotten all of her grandfather’s family were sent to the death camps except him.
    This war has given groups such as the campus campers an opportunity to spread their anti semetic b.s. and hate. They feel empowered to attack Jews. Its not like anyone is going to stop them. Perhaps the campers need to experience what the Israelis experienced when Hamas invaded their country or at least be sat down and shown the pictures in colour. Show them the pictures of the babies which were hacked up and the rape victims.
    I do wish Israel would make some changes so at least children could leave Gaza. They are truly the innocent victims along with those killed at the Kibitzis.
    I just have the feeling this isn’t over and may get worse.

    (Response; Unfortunately you are incorrect in saying “it had been a few decades since Israel has been attacked”. Hamas and Islamic Jihad had been firing hundreds of rockets into Israel, deliberately aimed at and trying to kill Israeli civilians every month for almost two years during the supposed “ceasefire” that existed before the Oct 7 murderous invasion and kidnappings. And that was going on despite Israel allowing 700 trucks a day carrying all kinds of consumer goods as well as food into Gaza, despite Israel allowing 18,000 Gazans and 150,000 West Bank Palestinians to enter Israel each day to work at jobs there, paying them 10 times Gazan salaries (plus health/vacation benefits) and also allowing Qatar to ship millions of cash dollars though Israel into Gaza each month to support Gazans and despite Israel allowing seriously ill Gazans (especially children) into Israel for medical treatment at Israeli hospitals. I suspect most blog readers have not seen any of this reported in our media: The problem is the far left anti-Israel pro-Palestinian bigots now producing our mainstream news fail to report almost any of that … only focussing in when Israel would take out the rocket launchers or heavily armed terrorists. In addition, Hezbollah has been firing dozens of rockets into Israel’s north for several months now, forcing 100,000 Israelis living there out of their homes, farms, towns, jobs, schools … none of which gets covered here in Canada. Read this, just from days ago: As I’ve written before, we’re lucky Canadian media did not “report” the Second World War, Korean War the way they are reporting the Mid East!! h.o)

    • e.a.f. says:

      when I referred to Israel hasn’t been attacked in a few decades, I didn’t mention it, but what I should have added was in what I consider a major way–i.e. the tanks roll out, jets bomb, etc. the way they did in the 1970. I know Hamas and company have continually assaulted Israel,, but that in my mind is sort of like the regularl stuff. I realize that kills Israel citizens also. My tendancy is divide violence into two categories, the on going smaller events and the mass shootings, killings, which in my mind are the major events.
      Of course if its happening to you or your loved ones it is always a big deal. For me the big deal is the killing of children. Its like pick on some one your own size.

      (Response: Read my next blog … will be interested in your comments. h.o)

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