I have finally lived long enough to see some dreams come true.
A Russian billionaire, Alexander Mashkevich, has just announced that he will fund a pro-Israel, pro-truth television news channel, a “Jewish Al-Jazeera.” God bless him! I have been calling for something like this for seven years. I hope that Mr. Mashkevich and his advisors understand that this new channel must be far better than Al-Jazeera, not only in terms of truth-telling but in other ways as well. Al-Jazeera broadcasts only in Arabic and English, and is only now preparing to broadcast in Turkish and Urdu. The “Jewish Al-Jazeera” must appear in many more languages simultaneously: Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Kurdish, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Bengali, Pashto, the Indonesian and Malaysian languages, as well as in all the European, East European, and former Soviet languages.
Why? Because all the Big Lies and blood libels about Israel and the Jews are being told 24/7 in every language on earth. I wrote about this in 2003, in my book The New Anti-Semitism.
Israel is surrounded by barbaric terrorist enemies; it faces not just one Hitler but at least 57 Muslim nation Hitlers (this includes the “State of Palestine,” which is one of the member “states” of the Organization of the Islamic Conference) and scores of more extremist non-state Islamist groups worldwide, e.g. Al-Qaeda, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Hamas, al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the Muslim Brotherhood, Gamaah Islamiyah, the Pakistani Jamaat-e-Islami, the Pakistani Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Afghan Taliban, Al-Qaeda in North Africa, Al Qaeda in Iraq, etc. In addition, these 57 Muslim countries and the terrorist groups are aided and abetted by a morally and politically failing and appeasement-minded West and by anti-Zionist, pro-Palestinian, pro-jihadist international human rights groups and by the United Nations.
For example, even as Hamas purposely targets Israeli school buses, the same UN which initially commissioned the Goldstone Report is now determined to implement it no matter what Goldstone-the-Jew now says. How President Obama behaves at the UN will be very important.
What the UN and their western running dogs will not do is accuse Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran, Libya, or Sudan of crimes against humanity. In fact, even as I write, the Left is busily trying to “spin” the half-hearted Goldstone recantation to their own advantage. They insist that Israel engaged in overkill, that it used disproportionate force, that it is “guilty” of something, of everything; mainly, it is guilty because it dares to exist and presumes it has the right to defend itself.
I am not going to name the articles, books, blogs, and press releases that such leftists have been wildly publishing ever since the Goldstone recantation. One such publisher really made me smile when they sent me an unsolicited copy of their pro-Goldstone work, no doubt in the hope that I would attack it and give their title traction, visibility, sales.
The Islamist groups disagree on everything; however, they agree on one thing and one thing only: That Israel must be destroyed.
But there is also good news.