Ask a military man to define a defensive war and the answer will be, “Defeat.”
And so it is with Israel’s feeble attempts at hasbarah, propaganda.
In truth, the Hebrew word hasbarah more closely translates as “clarification.”
And therein lies one of the problems.
Israel and Jews are engaged in a futile task: rebutting the big lies that are cleverly scripted by an enemy intent on Israel’s destruction.
This is a posture doomed to failure.
Israel is always on the defensive against an aggressive body of lies that come from multiple fronts —terror, legal, political, diplomatic, social—from a formidable and deep pocketed enemy, the Arab Muslim world and the Western quislings who revel in delegitimizing and demonizing the Jewish State.
We must shift gears and engage the enemy—and that includes the odious J Street—in an ideological war.
Bill Warner identifies the core of Israel’s fumbling hasbarah: the suicidal political correctness that refuses to deal with the malignant Jew-hatred that is at the heart of Islam.
Why don’t Jews and Israel want to deal with propaganda? Simple. It would mean talking about Islam. Jews and Israel must face the facts that the Koran and the Sunna (the actions and words of Mohammed) are filled with invectives against the Jews. At first the words were complimentary, but when the Jews of Medina rejected Mohammed as a prophet they were all enslaved, exiled, murdered and robbed — all acts of jihad. These were not historical acts, but perfect examples of Islamic action towards Jews — models prescribed for Muslims to follow up to the present time. To illustrate the severity of this predicament, statistically speaking, in the Koran of Medina 10.6% of the text is devoted to Jew hatred, whereas, only 6.8% of Mein Kampf is devoted to Jew hatred.
Full article at The American Thinker.
Meanwhile, here’s Suicide Killers, a documentary by Pierre Rehov that demonstrates that the war against Israel/Judaism is Islamic and the end game is to annihilate Israel and every Jew on the face of the earth.