Tonight, the first Hanukkah candle will be lit.
The festival of lights is a time to reflect and be grateful. We are grateful for all the miracles in our life (in spite of those who pray for our downfall, we continue to thrive with the help of God) and we reflect about our place in this world.
I don't hide that I'm a pro-Israel activist and I'm extremely proud of being so. I decided to be absolutely open about it because the way the world has been set on bullying Israel is not only shameful but mainly beneath any rational human being.
Many have explained this renewed phenomenon: under the flag of anti-Zionism, of anti-Israel sentiment, the world once again expresses its anti-Semitism. Are they right? Perhaps but I don't even care any longer because, in my opinion, we have been giving too much attention to anti-Semites. We have wasted too much time explaining and justifying ourselves, apologising for our existence, and bending over to the world. Basta! We have a country now and we'll do whatever to keep it safe.
No more explanations. No more apologies. No more humbling down to the world. Israel is a sovereign country and, the time has come for it to declare that it will no longer accept to be bullied by the UN, the EU and the Arab League.
The world does not have the right to have a vision when it comes to the Jewish State – Enough.
The world does not have the right to evoke the international law when discussing Israel, (particularly when it allows Russia, China, North Korea, Syria and others to violate it in a crude fashion) – Enough.
Israel will no longer accept to be a punching bag for the Ummah's self-gratification – Enough.
Am Yisrael shall no longer accept to be the world's scapegoat – Enough.
As the People of Israel light the first candle, tonight, they should remember that the fight is just getting started.
They should also recall that as the Maccabees fought to regain control of Jerusalem; as the brave IDF soldiers fought to regain control of Jerusalem in 1967; so must all of us now fight to regain control of the Jewish Capital (at all levels).
The Jewish Left was shocked and offended, during Operation Protective Edge, when right wingers called them traitors – and other less attractive epithets. However, I'm actually surprised they are not shocked when the Arabs (they love so much) incite to kill their brothers, themselves and their children. Yes, I know they will repeat that the incitement is rooted in the “occupation” and if only Arabs in Palestine could have that particular piece of land, then all the hatred would dissipate – I would take a minute to remind those leftists that 6,000,000 Jews died in Europe, during the WWII, because leftist/naive Jews convinced most in the community that Hitler would never dare to annihilate them since the incitement would stop the minute they'd integrate and show how good Jews could be. The signs were all there and yet they refuse to see and act – the signs are all there now and history seems to want to repeat itself.
Enough of leftist maleficent naivete.
President Obama: remember...
Pro-Israel activists need a new powerful strategy, therefore associations and cultural centres must organise themselves for the upcoming battle: online and offline.
Israel has been fighting since its inception and it has always prevailed. This time it won't be different. The People of Israel deserves respect and, by God, it shall have it.
(Image: Menorah in the Window)