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Stop Iran Now

By: Gary Willig - Arutz Sheva

October 24, 2023

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres claimed today that the Hamas massacre of over 1,400 Israelis on the morning of Simchat Torah, the single worst massacre of the Jewish people since the Nazi Holocaust, “did not occur in a vacuum.”

He’s right.

The shooting, burning, and beheading of babies follows decades of incitement against Jews and the teaching in schools, mosques, newspapers, and television that Jews are subhuman and must be exterminated without mercy.

The gunning down of over 250 young people at a rave for peace follows a century of lies about the Jewish threat to the Al Aqsa Mosque, the same lies first promulgated by the Gand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, in the 1920s which sparked pogroms and massacres including the destruction of the ancient Jewish community of Hebron.

The very act of Jews visiting the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, has been used to justify violence by no less than Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who said during the ”knife intifada” in 2015 that Jews “have no right to desecrate them (Muslim holy sites) with their filthy feet” and that “each drop of blood that was spilled in Jerusalem is pure blood as long as it’s for the sake of Allah. Every shahid (martyr) will be in heaven and every wounded person will be rewarded, by Allah’s will.”

The literal decimation of Kibbutz Kfar Aza follows decades of “Pay for Slay” by the Palestinian Authority, in which the PA prioritized paying salaries to terrorists who murdered innocent Jews above all else – the more Jews they kill, the greater the financial reward they receive.

The wiping out of entire families follows decades of treating the most evil people and the greatest mass murderers as heroes and role models. Schools, women’s centers, and streets are named after Dalal Mughrabi, the terrorist who committed the Coastal Road Massacre and murdered 38 Israelis, including 13 children, in 1978. Mughrabi is held up as a hero and role model not in spite of her evil, but precisely because of it.

And who can forget the hero’s welcome Mahmoud Abbas gave to Abu-Musa Atia, a literal axe-murderer who butchered an elderly Holocaust survivor?

The kidnapping of over 222 people, women, children, babies, even elderly Holocaust survivors, follows nearly 90 years of rejections of offers to create a Palestinian Arab state as long as a Jewish state is allowed to exist. From the 1937 Peel Commission, to the 1947 UN Partition Plan, to the offers by Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert for a Palestinian state in Gaza and most of Judea and Samaria, and even much of Jerusalem. Each and every offer of statehood was rejected in favor of continuing to murder Jews instead of seeking peace.

The gleeful filming of the atrocities in real-time and the proud boasting of barbarity on social media follows decades of demonization of Israel and defense of terrorists by the very United Nations Antonio Guterres professes to lead.

The UN Human Rights Council, run by many of the worst human rights abusers in the world, has a permanent item on its weekly agenda mandating condemnation of Israel and not any other country in the world.

The UN Economic and Social Council in August 2023 singled out Israel as apparently the only country in the entire world which violates women’s rights - which it does not.

The UN General Assembly condemns Israel more than the entire rest of the world combined. And the UN is at the forefront of the campaign to criminalize every Jewish man, woman, and child who lives in the ancient Jewish homeland of Judea and to criminalize every single action Israel may take in defense of the lives of its children.

No army in the history of the world has gone further to prevent civilian deaths on the other side than the IDF, and yet every single action taken by the IDF, even if not a single civilian is killed, is falsely condemned as a war crime.

In a vacuum, Hamas would murder every last Jewish man, woman, and child on the planet. In its Simchat Torah massacre, Hamas was merely fulfilling the purpose laid out for the organization in its charter, its raison d'etre. But the context in which these atrocities were committed is one to which Guterres is completely blind and to which his reprehensible United Nations has contributed more than its fair share.

The context is the genocidal hate against Jews that predates the State of Israel and is continued to be fanned by the supposed ‘moderates’ of the Palestinian Authority.

The context is the refusal by the UN and supposedly enlightened democracies and human rights organizations to hold any Palestinian Arab leaders accountable for their incitement to genocide, payments to mass murderers, oppression of their own people, use of human shields, or anything.

The context is the support Hamas has received from the international community and from within the UN despite, or perhaps because of, its genocidal ambitions against the 15 million Jews who live on this planet.

The context is the billions in aid given to the Palestinian Authority and Gaza with no oversight, leading to so much of it being diverted for military purposes or to enrich the corrupt rather than ever reaching the people it was meant to help.

The context is the constant rush to defend Hamas under the guise of human rights every time the organization attacks Israeli civilians so that Hamas and its fellow terrorists will have more opportunities to commit genocide against the Jews.

The context is that the UN itself is a wretched hive of antisemitism and corruption, more concerned with protecting modern-day Nazis than stopping a repeat of the Holocaust in whose shadow it was created.

So yes, Mr. Guterres, Hamas’ attack did not occur in a vacuum. It occurred because of a reality your organization has helped create and which you continue to perpetuate. And if we listened to you now, it would just happen again.

Shame on you, Antonio Guterres. Shame on you.

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