Tabitha Korol
May 15, 2015
A birthright abandoned
By Tabitha Korol

The mission statement of the Central Reform Congregation avows community, diversity, and commitment for a vibrant, Jewish presence in their city, St. Louis, Missouri, but specific Jewish issues and Israel are not addressed. There is concern for a broad swath of social issues, although none to address Jewish survival and the ongoing, increasing threat of anti-Semitism by Islam and the socialist/communist Left. Rather, the congregants reach out to Muslims whose dedication to jihad (religious holy war) threatens Jewish and Christian existence; the Koran dictates jihad for every Muslim and death for every infidel.

So many Americans are completely heads-in-the-sand unacquainted with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB):
  • its influence in our government – supporting Islamic groups worldwide, including foreign mosque construction;

  • its connection with our overwhelming illegal-immigrant resettlement programs;

  • its support of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) campus rallies (some violent) that harass Jewish students and preach boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East;

  • the "humanitarian aid" sent to UNRWA, which is diverted to constructing terror tunnels, supplying weaponry to Gaza terrorists, building homes for suicide bombers' families;

  • the propaganda machine that teaches hate and beheading in Islamic schools, and creates propagandist films of massacres that never happened (as in Gaza and Jenin);

  • financing CAIR (Council of American-Islamic Relations) outreach, deceptive public relations, and providing revised book donations to libraries and schools;

  • the MB cruelty against even their own coreligionists that Egypt has come to recognize and oust, that Norway is expelling, and that Angola has banned;

  • and its seduction of those who have turned from and against their Jewish backgrounds – the Stockholm Syndrome, when victimized Jews turn to caring about others' rights more than their own, some deliberately supporting their enemy.
Instead of hearing a broad range of respectable speakers, the congregation attendees hear from the highly disreputable J Street, Jewish Voice for Peace, Rabbis for Human Rights, and others supported by George Soros, who, greatly influenced by Nazism, Marxism and globalism, has been perverted to despise his heritage.

Why was there no mention of unceasing aggressive wars by Muslims? the perpetual pogroms against the Jews since Mohammed's first onslaught? the centuries of jihad that destroyed about 60 million Christians in the once-Christian Middle East and North Africa? the more than 120 million Christians and animists slaughtered in Africa? Tamarlane's ferocious army that killed 19 million through Asia, Africa, and Europe, leaving mountains and towers of skulls? the slaughter of 80 million Hindus and 10 million Buddhists? The 400 million slaughtered over 1400 years, with no end in sight. To this day, slavery is lawful in Islam for slaves' descendants and those captured under jihad. Yet, Labendz maintains that if not for Israel, there would be security and peace. Through this history of horrors and the Holocaust, there was no sovereign nation of Israel, and he cannot explain the absence of peace.

League of Nations set a precedent at the San Remo Conference, in 1922, that cannot be overturned. After World War I and the division of the Ottoman Empire, the League legally gave Israel and surrounding Palestinian territory to the then-14 million Jews throughout the world; Palestine was declared the Jewish "reconstituted homeland," and the international law today is still binding. Arabs refused their (larger) portion, expecting to conquer Israel. Why did she invite a speaker who is evidently unaware of this highly significant arbitration, who seeks to extinguish the only home for the Jewish people, a state that is a mere one-thousandth the size of Islamic land mass?

Unfortunately, Lebendz also fell prey to Rabbi Michael Lerner, a notorious anti-Israel activist, who works to gather up the purposeless and marginalized – the personality types that might just as readily have been seduced and indoctrinated into a Kool-Aid cult or such as ISIS, had either of these been options. If he were Muslim, he would have become a suicide bomber.

The speaker said, "Do not ask Palestinians to be Zionists." The Arabs were invited to stay after Israel won its justified, defensive war, but surely no one is held captive in Israel. Everyone is free to give up his/her citizenship to live elsewhere, to forsake Israeli democracy and enjoy the full extent of Sharia, where a parent is free to kill his daughter for honor, men may stone a woman for an accusation of infidelity, and a young man may learn to decapitate others or detonate himself with explosives. Yet they do not flee the imposition of democracy and the dearth of oppression, apartheid, persecution, racism. A recent poll shows that most Arabs living in Israel, including Judea and Samaria, are Zionists by choice, preferring to live under Israeli administration than under the Palestinian Authority. It is one thing to be an activist and support one's position with facts and quite another to defend with fabrication!

Neshama, his Jewish soul. ☼

© Tabitha Korol

 

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Tabitha Korol

Tabitha Korol began her political writing letters to the editor after her retirement, and earned an award from CAMERA (Committee on Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) "in recognition of outstanding letter-writing in 2009 to promote fair and factual reporting about Israel." She was cited as one of America's modern-day, articulate, patriotic women in Frederick William Dame's Three American Fur Hat Fighters for Freedom.

Her essays appear on Arutz Sheva, Conservative News and Views, Dr. Swier, Grumpy Opinions, IsraelNewsTalkRadio, Israel's Voice, Jewish Press, JewishVoiceNY, New Media Journal, RenewAmerica, Tea Party Express, WebCommentary, Western Free Press and others. She revised David Silberman's book of Holocaust survivors' accounts for publication, and proofreads/edits for a monthly city newsletter.

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