Why Israel’s Enemies Attack Israel despite Always Losing

Why do Israel’s enemies insist on military conflict with Israel despite always losing? Of course they want to destroy Israel but that alone does not explain the failed insistence on armed conflict with Israel. The recent Anti-Semitic speech by CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim Brotherhood front organization) San Fransisco executive director Zahra Billoo provides a clue. She claimed that “Muslims”, i.e. Jihadists, have a track record of winning because Allah is ostensible on the side of Muslims. And therefore she claimed, would Israel’s enemies eventually prevail against the Jewish state. God of course does not side with his chosen people.

In the view of Muslim Anti-Semites are Jews the most ridiculous, contemptible, laughable and cowardly people in the world. It is therefore entirely inconceivable that history would side with the Jews. There is a widespread belief in Islamdom that Israel’s destruction is “inevitable”. It is essential to understand that the roots of this belief are in both historical Muslim imperialism and traditional Anti-Jewish racism among Muslims. 

Of course it should be pointed out that the governments of most Muslim countries no longer share the belief in the perceived “inevitability” of Israel’s destruction. Yet it is essential to understand the imperialist and racist motivations of those insisting on armed struggle to destroy Israel.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization

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