Israel must resolutely pursue victory


Israel is now the spearhead of the forces of light against Hamas and its many supporters. We have witnessed Hamas’ evil deeds on what is now the Israeli Day of Infamy, Oct. 7, 2023.

For a time spanning a decade, Israel would battle Hamas (and Islamic Jihad) rockets with its Iron Dome air-defense system, and then come to a truce, hoping, apparently, that Hamas would moderate.

Israel arranged for Gaza Palestinians to work in Israel, and also allowed Gaza Palestinians to receive medical treatment in Israeli hospitals. All this for naught.

On Oct. 7, doing just what its charter advocated, Hamas terrorists launched thousands of rockets at Israeli towns and cities, penetrated the southern region of Israel, and committed heinous atrocities: burning babies, decapitating babies, decapitating Israeli soldiers, shooting an autistic girl, and the wholesale murder of young Israelis, including Muslims and many non-Jewish men and women, at a music festival. And they took over 200 hostages.

A leaflet found on a Hamas terrorist gave instructions on chemical warfare, including potentially using cyanide on the Israeli population.

The Israel Defense Forces found bodies stacked on top of each other and still twitching. This is just like what the Nazis perpetrated at Babi Yar, in 1941, in Ukraine. About 33,000 Jewish men, women and children were thrown into a large pit and machine-gunned.

Now, as I write this, the IDF is on the border of the Gaza Strip, with the aim of annihilating Hamas. The Israeli air force is targeting Hamas infrastructure and Hamas command posts in Gaza.

U.S. President Joe Biden has gone to Israel, and eloquently expressed his support for what he called the right and duty of Israel to destroy Hamas. Former U.S. President George W. Bush called Hamas “cold-blooded killers” and stated, “there is only one guilty party here, and it is not Israel.”

The forces of light that Israel is spearheading is the war of liberty and freedom against the religious fascism and totalitarianism of Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas, which have the backing of the authoritarian regimes in Russia and China.

Biden has ordered a naval carrier strike force into the eastern Mediterranean, and one into the Persian Gulf, as a deterrent and warning to Iran and Hezbollah. Iran has threatened to intervene.

What is emerging here, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed out, is a battle against a new tide of Nazism, akin to what the world faced in the 1930s.

Elite Ivy League universities, like Harvard and Columbia, have failed to condemn Hamas’ heinous crimes. This indicates a trend of Nazification of American universities, similar to what occurred in German universities under Hitler.

And, finally, like the German masses who shouted Heil Hitler in the 1930s, we have hundreds of thousands of young people in America and around the world screaming free Palestine, defend Gaza and eradicate Israel. They are, in effect, supporting the heinous crimes of Hamas, supporting Palestinian terrorism, and aligning solidly with that Axis of Evil of Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, backed by Russia and China.

What is required now is a disciplined focus on the part of the Jewish people to strongly support the annihilation of Hamas. Israel must resolutely pursue this to victory.

We will prevail, and the end result will be a better world; Iran will be defeated, the Abraham Accords will be strengthened and the Palestinian people will be free of their brutal Hamas masters.

As the son of a Hamas founder, Mosab Hassan Yousef, now an American citizen, and a former informant for the IDF, articulated to Jake Tapper of CNN: Israel didn’t start this war, but must finish it. Hamas, he said, is committed by its religious beliefs to the annihilation of Israel.

These religious beliefs are similar to those of al-Qaeda and Isis. Israel must destroy the tentacles of Islamist genocide.

The Palestinian people in the end, will, hopefully, pursue a democratic ethos, and establish a real peace with Israel.

MOSES MORDECAI TWERSKY of Providence has a master’s degree in American history from Providence College. His novel “Love Story in Greenwich Village: New York Iranian Adventure,” was published in January 2021 by Omniscriptum and is available from Amazon and other booksellers.

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