Muslims Slaughter Muslims in Lebanon and Blame the Jews

The snippet below was written by Gil Ronen and published by Arutz Sheva. Link HERE:

At least 20 people were killed and more than 212 were injured on Thursday when a car bomb went off near a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Beirut’s Dahia quarter, a security source in Lebanon said.

While a Sunni Islamist group claimed responsibility for the bombing, Hezbollah and Lebanese officials said it bore the markings of a Zionist attack and served the interests of Israel.

Lebanon carnage

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Senior Hezbollah figures said that the blast “has Zionist fingerprints all over it.”

Vice President of the Higher Shiite Council, Sheikh Abd al-Amir Kabalan, said the the attack “serves the Zionist agenda in the area.”

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman also said that the attack bore the hallmarks of “terror and Israel.” Link HERE:

And yet we also learn from the JPost:

A Sunni Islamist group calling itself the Brigades of Aisha claimed responsibility for the explosion, saying it targeted the militant group Hezbollah and promising more attacks.

“This is the second time that we decide the place of the battle and its timing…And you will see more, God willing,” said a masked man, flanked by two others brandishing rifles, in a video statement addressed to Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.


I don’t know about you, but I am getting a little tired of the Arab world always and forever blaming everything wrong in their societies on the tiny Jewish minority in the Middle East.  The Jews in that part of the world have been the victims of Arab-Muslim aggression since the time of Muhammad and since that time Muslims have perpetually blamed the Jews for their own deficiencies and problems and violence toward one another.

The Jewish people need to stand up and tell the great Arab-Muslim majority in the Middle East that we will no longer be their perpetual scapegoats.  The Arab-Muslim Middle East is a holy mess, but that is not the fault of the Jews.  On the contrary, one of the few stable countries throughout the region happens to be Israel. But, yet, the Jews get the blame from dysfunctional Arab cultures and western progressives tend to believe them.

This has got to stop and western-left progressive Jews have an obligation to stand up to their ideological compatriots and tell them so.  Progressive-left Jews can have a positive influence, but not before they acquire the cajones to stand up to both the rise of political Islam and to their own political movement that so-often justifies Jihadi violence as a matter of righteous political resistance.

The voice of the Jewish left is key.

If the Jewish left would stand up and denounce political Islam it would go a long way toward helping the non-Jewish western left to understand that political Islam opposes everything that the they claim to stand for.  So long as the Jewish left generally remains silent on this question, the non-Jewish left – which represents well over 90 percent of the western left – will have much less reason to articulate the understanding that political Islam is malevolent, violent, and oppressive.

Furthermore, it must be understood that one cannot stand up for the well-being of the Jewish people without standing against the rise of political Islam.  Political Islam represents the foremost genocidally-inclined challenge to the Jewish people in the world today.

What we need to do is start by saying so.


Michael Lumish is the editor of ISRAEL THRIVES.   Link HERE

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  1. Is it true the JCCV and ADC are holding a joint vigil with the Islamic Council of Victoria for the
    current wave of deaths in Egypt and Lebanon ?

  2. Onya Mike!

    It is a matter of telling the truth, explaining why the truth is so important and to not be intimidated by the lies.

  3. I have to tell you guys, this magazine is turning out to be very good and Shirlee, and others, should be darn proud of themselves.

    When Shirlee first started talking about this place I was, I must admit, a bit skeptical. It’s not easy putting together an on-line political magazine that gathers good content and a readership and doing so without a budget is pretty remarkable.

    I am not Australian, as those of you who know me know. I am an American, but I am an American who cares very deeply about the well-being of the Jewish people and I am not the least bit shy about saying so.

    I have to tell you guys that, in this regards, my Australian friends are among my closest friends.

    It’s time for us to stand up.

    Left, right, and center.

    • Thanks Mike.

      You really are a great friend. I value your advice and support.

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Australia and the US have always been good friends, allies and strong supporters of Israel.


    • Michael maybe you should point out that you in fact are Jewish?

      • I am Jewish.

        I am a secular American Jew and all four of my grandparents were Ukrainian Jews.

        My father’s side of the family was slaughtered by the Nazis in the town of Medzhybizh during Operation Barbarossa in 1941.

        I hold Jewish traditions in respect and want very much wants to stand up for the Jewish people, in general, but particularly the Jews of the Middle East.

        Some Jews are religious and some Jews are not, but we all need to stand together.

        I also stand with my fellow Jews in Judea and Samaria.

        Peace to you, please, my friends.

        • Thanks Mike. Though I didn’t need the whole spiel. It was just the wording of your previous comment sounded otherwise..

          Good shabbos


      • Incidentally Michael, I find it interesting to hear of people’s backgrounds. All 4 of my grandparents were Lithuanian and came to England at the turn of the last century. If Palestinian standards applied to all descendants, I could claim that I was Lithuanian crying for my lost homeland and had a right of return. But that descendant rule is only to privilege Palestinians and at any rate, the last thing I’d want to do is go and live in Lithuania, which is still virulently anti-Semitic.

  4. We would all love to see those poor, misguided Jews on the left abandon their comrades. Once they would do that, l’Humanite would scream “Traitors !!” on the front page and carry on regardless.

  5. Bornstein David

    Just Muslims being Muslims, both in the killings and in the blaming of the Jews and Israel. They simply cannot accept that their so called “religion” is violent and primitive and the consequence of the wild ramblings of a desert warlord.

  6. Michael.

    I agree with everything you wrote. I’m also sick of the Jews being blamed for 9/11and everything else in life. It’s odd how Islamists have this duality where they can claim responsibility for an atrocity and at the same time blame the Jews.

    I guess it’s convenient to have someone to blame for everything that goes wrong in your life. Ayaan Hirsi Ali wrote about how when she was living in Saudi Arabia, every time an electrical appliance went wrong, they blamed the Jews. How many Jews are there in SA?

    I’ve always been mystified how the progressives, who claim to care about human rights, can ignore tha blatant human rights violations taking place all over the Middle East – except in Israel. You say “If the Jewish left would stand up and denounce political Islam”. ISadly, it’s unlikely to happen, because they’ve constructed their identity around progressivism, which trumps their Judeo-Christian values of telling the truth.

    • Hi Pam,

      One way of articulating the question is like this:

      What is the source of progressive-left cognitive dissonance, and thus hypocrisy, on the subject of the Arab-Israel conflict?

      How is it that western humanists, who claim to care about universal human rights, overwhelmingly condemn the small, liberal, democratic Jewish state while almost entirely ignoring far worse, and far more reaching, bloody injustices in places like the Sudan or the Congo or Tibet?

      Spitting the word “anti-Semitism” is too easy and too simple.

      What I call it is “ideological blinkertude.”

      It is allowing one’s confirmation bias to determine reality to such a degree that even the most obvious facts are ignored entirely, if those facts contradict ones political predispositions.

      One of my assertions at Israel Thrives is that the Obama administration bolstered the rise of political Islam throughout the Middle East by assisting the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood.

      I was recently told by a long time on-line progressive pro-Israel acquaintance that this was a “silly notion.”

      How anyone can think that sending F-16 fighter jets and hundreds of Abrams tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood is somehow NOT supporting political Islam is beyond all reason.

      Yet, there it was.

      • Michael, the psychology of the progressive left is beyond my power to comprehand. I can’t understand how they can condemn the only country in the Middle East that has an outstanding human rights record, yet routinely ignore the barabrism of the surrounding countries. It just doesn’t make sense. “Ideological blinkertude” is an interesting concept; if you have a previous bias against one country, you find even the smallest item to confirm that bias. But what I don’t understand is: why do the Jewish progressive left have this bias against a country where, let’s face it, they might eventually have to flee?

        There’s no doubt that Obama reached out to the MB in his Cairo speech and has been reaching out even since, appointing MB people into the White House. It’s obvious whose side he’s on.

        “I was recently told by a long time on-line progressive pro-Israel acquaintance that this was a “silly notion.” That just means they can’t refute the facts, so resort to ad hominem attacks!

  7. At the start of the 6 Day War , Nasser proclaimed that the Israeli Air Force had been destroyed and that his troops were at the outskirts of Tel Aviv . The reality was very different as we all know , yet Israel remained silent lest the Russians forced a premature end to the war via the UN . When it became apparent that the Arabs had taken a fearful beating Nasser sought to blame it on an American led coalition of military force which had assisted the Israelis .
    This is just one example of the Arab mindset . In fact here you have two for the price of one . Fantasies of famous victories in the mode of Sal a Din followed by scapegoating Jews and others for crashing defeat .
    Congratulations on the great new blog from down under or is it up over .

    • Thanks for you kind words Harvey. I never thought this Blog would see the light of day. Without David, who is around here somewhere today, setting up the base for me to work from, I don’t think I’d have made it. I was terrified to start with. It took me on a huge learning curve, way out of my comfort zone, but I did it !! 🙂

      I personally needed a place, and knew others did too, where we could speak our minds. At B of Deps meetings I am told ‘enough’! When I publish comments I am told that as a Deputy I shouldn’t be saying this or saying that.The owners are asked to take comments down.

      You can say the antipodes if you like Harvey. We ‘aussies’, yes I am an aussie, despite the fact I have a somewhat mellowed Cockney accent.!!

      It just dawned on me where I know your name from apart from the ‘British Israel Coalition’ where you do some amazing work

      You made quite a few comments on a piece I wrote on the Daphne Anson Blog