"The reason why I am personally interested in fighting antisemitism, despite not being Jewish and not having any relatives or close friends who are Jewish, is not based only on guilt for what was done to them, but mostly on gratefulness for what they have brought to humanity over the centuries.
Also, Israel appeals to my sense of justice. You're right that the quality of this community should be showcased more."
My reply to her was;
"I personally thank you for your kind words Julie. Most of "us" have tried to live "normal lives" and to contribute to mankind.
Two of the most unselfish and generous contributions to ALL mankind were by a very distant relative on my Mommas side -(Oy big Sigh my Momma would kvell about) – Albert Bruce Sabin who developed the Oral vaccination that helped eradicate Polio....and I must also mention Dr Jonas Salk who discovered the Polio vaccine."
Can you grasp how this overly generous contribution to mankind has saved the lives of millions was literally donated to mankind for free and out no financial gain by the two researchers. How much would it have added to the cost had they applied patents to their discoveries for personal financial gain?
This LITERALLY flies in the face of the antisemitic canard of the "money hungry Jew".
It truly saddens me that many of today's secular American young Jewish people are so brainwashed with such bitter hatred of their own people do not realize nor comprehend the real truth of the pain of their estrangement.
In many cases I cannot blame them for these young millennials have NEVER been taught the truth. They are hapless victims in the face of the omnipresent anti-Israel pro-Palestinian lies and revisionist history. It is reprehensible that many of todays "educators" themselves are the products of the anti-American distortion of history that has been incorporated into the American educational curriculum as was recently attempted in California.
The rebirth and recreation of our homeland that we "Baby Boomers" witnessed is lost on the young Jewish millennials today who have been brainwashed by falestinian dezinformatsiya due to the totally secular Judaism that our parents raised us in.
In a Freudian way it was THEIR response to the post WWII-"Gentlemen's Agreement" and anti-Semitism that prevented many their opportunity to achieve and climb the social ladder. Many of our parents' generation, and the interim generation, married "outside the faith" and attempted to hide and assimilate -and there are many famous examples of this. Because many Jews who had immigrated to the west during the last two decades of the 19th century had been active communists and socialist -as Senator Bernie Sanders parents. They feared the response of being labeled "unloyal" as was witnessed during the hearings carried out by Senator Joseph McCarthy and the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
Many Jews in America witnessed the Holocaust and blamed the hatred on Zionism but they ignore the fact that their predecessors had on the whole been unreceptive to the challenges of hard pioneering life in Eretz Yisrael of the Ottoman Jewish Empire and had sought refuge in Communism and Socialism as a means of improvement in Russia and many had sought refuge and monetary gain to afford the transfer of relatives abroad to the West- primarily England, the USA, Canada and Argentina.
It was a "thing" that a member of a "Shtetl" would leave for abroad and once situated would send for a wife and /or sibling to come to escape the brutality of life in Czarist Russia. It was these Jews who created the Labor Unions to elevate the life of the workers individuals like Samuel Gompers who helped found the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in 1881.
With all these developments I see my own Sabra born children and now grandchildren who are concerned about living normal lives under the constant threat of extinction and immediate death from Iran and its proxies of Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza and Judaea and Shomron.
Just as in World War II with the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust once more the world is silent. And many revisionist reconstructionist secular Jews, in America have rushed to hide in their anti-Israel, anti-Zionism pro-Palestinian hatred.
THIS makes me livid with anger!
Oh yes you can complain but if you don't like the government we have come here and live with us and vote to change it! Don't pack it in and run away. As in any relationship if you love your partner running away is NO solution. Quiting is for losers. You do not run off. You stay and fight to try to correct the issue.
Since the early 1970's the world has been blinded and bamboozled by the Palestinians and their hate filled proxies for way too long. The Palestinian's negation of Israel media campaign uses the super-secret KGB discipline responsible for disseminating information, reports and documents fabricated around a kernel of truth, but unattributable to the them know as the “science” of dezinformatsiya. This form of Palestinian dezinformatsiya propaganda was taught to Yasser Arafat who was a surrogate of the Soviet KGB according to Lt. Gen. (ret.) Ion Mihai Pacepa a former three-star general in the Securitate, the secret police of Communist Romania, who defected to the United States in July 1978 from his book , “Red Horizons,” published in 1987.
Dr. Carl Sagan once said: "One of the saddest lessons of history is this: IF we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle.
We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge even to ourselves, that we have been taken.
Once you give a Charlatan power over you you almost never get it back."
As per the super-secret KGB discipline called dezinformatsiya, they have blinded the world and manipulated the world media with historical revisionism, fabrications and lies to obscure the real solution for peace that has been there for years -The actual absorption and resettlement of the Arab refugees in the lands they ran to and the erasure of the "Right of Return" -which is based also on lies. One cannot return to a place that was NOT theirs to begin with!! Though they march and demonstrate with the "fabled key" to "homes" -many were mere sharecroppers who had no ownership papers to the land or the homes - "Taboo". And as refugees in a conflict, as has happen throughout the world, enemy populations who participated in the conflict are not guaranteed a return.
As for Judaea and Shomron it is OUR indigenous Homeland and belongs to us.
Any Arab who cannot live in a Jewish majority country and cannot accept it is free to sale what they have and to leave -something that was denied US the Jewish people in the European mass genocide and in the expulsion of 900,000 Jews of Arab lands.
THIS, this is THE issue. We only wish to live in peace but we will always stand in guard because we are moralistic and the world has proven itself NOT to be moralistic.
Such is our fate....but we continue to live Am Yisrael Chai.