Israeli Jews living under siege, fearing revolt by its Arab population.
Israeli Jews live under siege from an Israeli Arab population that does not fear, but is feared by, the Israeli police.
The international mainstream media has a fixation with presenting Israeli and Palestinian Arabs as living under siege from the “oppressive” Jewish state.
The reality is that Israeli Jews are the ones living under siege.
Israel itself has been under siege (sometimes militarily, always economically) from the surrounding Muslim Middle East. But even within their own borders, Israeli Jews live under siege from an Israeli Arab population that does not fear, but is feared by, the Israeli police.
It is no secret to anyone living here that Arabs in Israel can go where they please, when they please, with little or nothing to fear from Israeli Jews. This is evident by the fact that public venues in Jewish-dominated towns and neighborhoods are always so full of Israeli Arabs.
The converse is not true. Israeli Jews must be extremely careful entering Arab-dominated areas, and are even barred from going into some towns and neighborhoods (particularly in Jerusalem) for fear they would be lynched.
The experience of a leading Israeli journalist this past week demonstrated that this deplorable situation is not about to change, and is likely to get worse as the Arabs become increasingly radicalized and bold, and the Israeli police become increasingly fearful.
Source: Israeli Magazine, Israel Today.
When the state of Israel was formed in 1948, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion requested the Arabs to stay put and help the Jews build a national homeland.
Two million Arabs chose to become Israeli citizens, the large majority of them Muslims.
Officially, Jews in Israel have always defended this policy of integration of Israeli Arabs. But in private, many Jews voice their objections to the wisdom of Ben-Gurion.
They say: “If all the Arabs had left Israel in 1948, the problem would have been solved once and for all. Israel would have become a Jewish state, that no one could have questioned”.
Since the Arab World is getting more and more radicalized, the Jewish majority inside the state of Israel feels their Arab co-citizens are a dangerous fifth column. It might only be a matter of time, before Israel also explodes into sectarian violence, that will threaten the statehood.
The challenge for the Jews, is that they are called to look after the alien’s living inside the land. Strangers must be treated with dignity and respect.
When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.
The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
Whatever might come, in the Messiah there is victory for all who believe. They will not panic when they see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, and the Jewish people living in great distress. The Bible explains that there will be great wrath against the Jewish people just before the end of the age. Anyone who have an open mind and a hot heart, can now see that the Bible is the truth.
Written by Ivar