Democratic New York Representative Ritchie Torres delivered one of the best lines at the March for Israel this week. He observed, "Not everyone calling for a ceasefire wants Israel to cease to exist. But everyone who wants Israel to cease to exist is calling for a ceasefire."
I was thinking of this line while watching a clip of Piers Morgan grilling Jeremy Corbyn, the former head of the UK Labour Party. In the segment, Piers had a simple question: "Are Hamas a terror group? Yes or no?" If you're sitting there thinking, "This is the easiest question of all time," you're not Jeremy Corbyn, who dodged and repeatedly refused to answer that question. He instead demanded a "ceasefire," among other word salad.
Given Corbyn's long and sordid past with various antisemitic groups and organizations and the explosion of Jew-hatred in major cities across the UK, this is not surprising. In the United States, instead of Corbyn, we have the likes of Rashida Tlaib and her similar links to every type of evil organization on earth. Their demands for a ceasefire happened immediately in the aftermath of Hamas' terrorist attacks - not after Israeli action.
Allowing a group to commit some of the most barbaric acts in all of human history while glorying themselves in their barbarity and then demanding they receive no repercussions is a telling position to take. People calling for a ceasefire under these conditions don't seek the peace, prosperity, and goodwill of Jews in the region. They seek the polar opposite.
This observation continues when comparing the two sides when it comes to protests. The March for Israel saw nearly 300,000 march at the National Mall, where a bipartisan coalition of politicians across Congress spoke out in favor of Israel. It was peaceful and a far cry from the brutality exhibited by "pro-Palestinian" groups.
Speaking of, a violent mob demanding a "ceasefire" clashed with US Capital Police outside the Democratic Party's headquarters in Washington DC. Police reported, "Tonight 6 officers were treated for injuries – ranging from minor cuts to being pepper sprayed to being punched. One person has been arrested for assault on an officer. We appreciate our officers who kept these illegal & violent protesters back & protected everyone in the area," Capitol Police said."
A group of high school girls who attended the March for Israel were harassed by a woman on the DC train. "In a video, shot by Rouhani, 17, and obtained by The Post, the woman can be heard screaming at the girls, telling them they were supporting the "killing of innocent people" and that they were "f–king disgusting ... You are stupid. You are really dumb….F–k you. F–k all you guys," the woman said. "What's wrong with you? Why are you supporting kids who are being murdered?"
Meanwhile, Hamas has killed a hostage and left her body behind. They also have babies and children, some of which are Americans. They're being "cared for" by the same monsters that raped, pillaged, and butchered their way through southern Israel on October 7, 2023.
The people angry at Israel for responding to a terrorist organization with lethal force tell us who they are. The people attacking US Police, claiming they support Palestinians but only show up when Jews are involved, are telling us what they believe. They hate Jews. It's a very simple calculation.
It's no surprise, either, that TikTok is boosting "Pro Palestinian" accounts that are loudly proclaiming all the positive things in Osama bin Laden's rants against the United States. That is not a typo - there's been a viral moment on the internet of people saying that bin Laden had some good points.
Only one group has had people across multiple continents copying Nazi imagery, symbolism, and propaganda against Jews. Only one group is now supporting Osama bin Laden's mindless rants against America. Only one group keeps getting caught on video screaming racist slogans at Jews. And it's becoming clearer and clearer that none of these mobs is "Pro-Palestinian." These are anti-Jewish lynch mobs, and the press should treat them as such.
If this seems harsh, that's because it is. At the March for Israel, I don't have to worry about Nazi or al-Qaeda propaganda getting passed around as being "thoughtful." For all their blabbering about love and tolerance, these "Pro-Palestinian" mobs hate Jews with a blinding passion that you'll only find matched by the Hamas soldiers themselves. The same guys rejoicing in debauchery on camera they film.
What's more concerning is that the intensity of this hatred isn't dying down. It's only growing stronger. Fortunately for the United States, polls show that Americans are not buying into this racism. If anything, America remains one of the last outposts on earth, outside Israel, that's overtly friendly to the Jewish people.
That is to our credit. And we must continue standing with them, as we did at the March for Israel, in the coming days, weeks, months, and years. Because it's clear the specter of Jew-hatred has returned after being forcefully defeated less than a century ago.
History has returned. We will have to answer it in kind.
Am Yisrael Chai.