Thursday, September 13, 2012
Rosh Hashanah 2012 - Ancient Prayers, New Dangers
The question of the day is: When was the last time that Israelis attacked an American embassy, took hostages, or killed an American diplomat? The answer is: Never.
The answer to a similar question about Islam is a long list of such attacks going back to Iran in 1979 when American diplomats in Tehran were seized and held hostage for 444 days and most recently in Cairo, in Libya, and in Yemen, when our embassies were besieged this week. The attacks were timed to coordinate with the eleventh anniversary of the attack on America on 9/11..
Generally unknown to Americans is that, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, in the weeks leading up to the 9/11 anniversary Muslim clerics and others throughout the Arab world repeated the fiction that 9/11 was actually orchestrated by the U.S. and Jews in order to target Islam and Muslims. Steeped in centuries of anti-Semitic Islamic teachings, this conspiracy theory is widely accepted.
The House of Mirrors in the Middle East is one in which everything is a reverse of reality. It is a narrative in which it is the Muslims who are the victims and 9/11 was an American and Jewish plot against them.
On October 6, 1973, following a succession of wars, Israel was once again attacked. It was Yom Kippur. This exemplifies the hatred felt throughout the Middle East towards Israel. On 9/11 Americans were reminded of their hatred for our nation. Eleven years later, nothing has changed.
One would think that Israel could count on the support of the U.S. as Iran rushes to create their own nuclear weapons for the expressed purpose of destroying Israel, but the Obama administration has broken a bond that dates back to 1948 when the U.S. was the first to recognize the establishment of Israel.
President Obama has invited Egypt’s President, Mohammed Morsi, to meet with him in New York when the UN convenes a session, but pointedly could find no time in his schedule for Israel’s Premier, Bibi Netanyahu. While embassies throughout the Middle East and worldwide are on heightened alert, Obama’s highest priority is to raise money for his reelection.
That is the current status of affairs as Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of Saturday and extends through Sunday. It occurs ten days before Yom Kippur and it is on Yom Kippur that Mamoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, will address the United Nations. He will find a friendly reception because the UN has been the locus of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic sentiments for decades.
Synagogues around the United States are likely to have a strong police presence on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Recently, in Manalapan, in my home State of New Jersey, a neighborhood was defaced by swastikas and graffiti, but while there are occasional anti-Semitic incidents the American Jewish community remains secure.
In reality, though, all Americans remain the target for Islam’s the holy war.
The coming U.S. elections are a time of choosing and it is clear that the Democratic Party has been captured by its extreme left wing. This was demonstrated when the inclusion of a platform plank mentioning God and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel required three votes for passage at the recent Democratic Party convention and was loudly booed by a significant portion of the delegates.
The convention more nearly resembled a meeting of the former Soviet Comintern and, along with his associations, statements, and actions over the years, the DNC nominee, President Obama, is hostile to Israel, having thoroughly absorbed the anti-American sermons in the Chicago church of Rev. Jeremiah Wright who, following 9/11, famously said, “the chickens have come home to roost.” He, like so many others, blames America.
So we are not just going to elect a new president in November, we are going to cast a vote for a future of much-needed economic recovery and one in which the most fundamental American values and faith are reaffirmed. We shall do so as America remains under attack by Islam.
L’Shanah Tovah, the Hebrew greeting on Rosh Hashanah translates as “May you have a good year.” For America, a good year will begin only if the nation rids itself of the worst President in its history.
© Alan Caruba, 2011