What will Netanyahu do? What is the new partnerships we see between mainstream American Jewish organizations and New Israel Fund and J Street? How much actual influence do they have in Israeli policy? Is there anything that can lead us to survival and a peaceful co-existence with all the treachery and danger that presents itself?
I don't have any answers, only questions.
What would Ben Hecht say if he were alive today?
"It is always a losing battle, this trying to outshout authority. Those who have been in one are left with the conviction that it is easier to waken the dead than the living. But what a hopeless world it would be without this record of lost battles.” -- Ben Hecht
He seems to be saying that if lost battles are not fought, the world will be forever hopeless.
I often pick up the book, Perfidy, open it up randomly to read a passage, as this is the book that changed my perspective last year.
...It is the Jew who was first to lose some of his laughter, not because he must sorrow over his slain people. But because he looks into the face of the killers and of their collaborators, and sees in their hundreds of million faces the diminished soil of the species of man..."
In Perfidy I saw, in writing, how my family in Hungary was double-crossed by fellow Jews and let down by politicians in Israel during the Holocaust.
Ben Hecht has led me to Francisco Gil-White. Professor Francisco Gil-White, wrote a great article on Perfiy. That is how I first discovered Gil-White's website, Historical and Investigative Research. He also followed up and refuted a book written by Anna Porter in defense of Rudolph Kaster.
via Arutz Sheva, Israel National News 5/26/03
"Until last spring, I held what people call a pro-Palestinian position.
Like many intellectuals, I had adopted Arafat's cause, taking what I believed was a principled stand that blamed Israel for the conflict in the Middle East, and especially for the suffering of Palestinians. Because I come from a Catholic background, and because there is a long and violent history of Catholic anti-Semitism (though not in my family), I always made clear that I supported the right of the State of Israel to exist, and that my position had nothing to do with animosity against Jews.
In April 2002, I noticed that media coverage of the fighting in Jenin was manifestly one-sided (against Israel). I began to look into this and also into the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This work made me realize that my sympathy for Mr. Arafat was based on false information."
As a result of Francisco Gil-White's discovery of important research done by Jared Israel and other journalists at Emperor's Clothes, Gil-White published a documentation of PLO origins, showing that this organization traced its roots to the German Nazi Final Solution which explained why it was chartered to exterminate the Israeli Jews.
Professor Francisco Gil-White was fired for defending the Nation of Israel.
“A man stood up in Israel.”