This is not a tit-for-tat war, in which one side’s casualties justify or validate an equal number of deaths on the other side. On Israel’s side, this is a war for security and survival, while for Hamas, it is a war to eliminate Israel.
Hamas is — while taking into account the wild disparity in the sheer geographical and numerical extent of their crimes — qualitatively even more anti-Semitic than the Nazis were.
After 2000 years of virulent holy hatred, Judeophobia, genocide, expulsions, blood libels, ghettoisation, rejection, ridicule and demonisation, the world has not been able to cast off the shackles of innate antisemitism.
The barbarity let loose in Israel on October 7 exists right here in the West, only barely restrained. We are in a civilisational battle. The question is whether we will admit it in time to do something about it.
A key concept in Hamas’ ideology is “occupation”. In the discussion offered here, I am not going to offer insights into international law. My concern is with the ideology of occupation.
We are holding a Kristallnacht event by Zoom tonight to commemorate the stand by Aboriginal Christians William Cooper and the Australian Aborigines’ League against Kristallnacht in 1938 with a protest march to the German consulate in Melbourne.
A German kindergarten named after Holocaust victim Anne Frank will change its name in order to be “more inclusive”. Of whom? Nazis?
Indigenous Friends of Israel founders Norman and Barbara Miller refuted the claims of Brother Ismael recently at the Al Madina Dawah Centre, southwest Sydney that Hamas is not a terrorist organisation. He also called for Jihad.
It is impossible to understand Hamas without engaging with the concepts of “Palestine” and “Palestinians”. The meaning of “Palestine” is complicated. It has changed over the years, and it is disputed and controversial.
What has become clear is that Hamas is not the greatest threat to the nation of Israel, but all devout followers of Islam. Just take, for example, the recent events in Russia.