According to Save The Children, some 3,195 Palestinian children died in the Israeli attack on Gaza. More children than all conflict zones around the world killed in 2019. Credit the extremists in the Netanyahu government for providing us with this genocidal figure. At the same time, Hamas massacred many Israeli children in its initial attack –there is no official tally of the exact number of Israeli children dead that we could find anywhere–, which makes the violence on both sides mind-numbing.
How could the world watch this genocide without stopping it? How could we lose our humanity in a moment of anger to plant the seeds of many wars to come, and more hatred around the corner?
For this, we not only blame Hamas and Israel, but we also blame Joseph Biden for giving the green light to an extremist government in Israel all too willing to murder as many Palestinians as it can. Biden should have known better. Has he not watched the Israeli settlers murder Palestinians just for protesting the taking of their lands?
After so many years in politics, mistakes like these can destroy legacies.
Israel massacred Muslims is what will remain long after the war. Yet, today’s politicians in Israel couldn’t care less what that means to future generations of Israelis.
BIDEN IS NOT A GOOD PRESIDENT
President Bidden is a decent President and he tries hard. But that does not mean he is a good President, which he has proven to be true when it comes to the U.S. economy. The problem with him is that he tries to please everyone. An impossible task.
First, he tried to please Americans Jews by standing firmly in the corner of Israel as he provided its extremist government with all the tools it needs to kill Islamist terrorists, as well as innocent Palestinian civilians. Then, he realized that his chances of winning Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, three swing States, were in jeopardy. So, he tried to backpedal his way out of saying “no” to a ceasefire, only to be met with the same Arab American anger.
Biden cannot please American Jews and Arab Americans at the same time. Most of them sit on one side of the fence or the other. Just like they do in the Arab countries and Israel. Had Biden supported Israel and provided weapons conditional on their use against civilians, he would have walked that tight rope like a real politician.
He did not, and that does not make him a good President.
Gaza will never be the same again, nor will the lives of innocent Israelis and Palestinians caught in this conflict. What will remain constant, in the minds of Arab Americans and 1.4 billion Muslims around the world, is the notion that little Israel killed as many Muslims as it can without any regard for civilian life. Whether it is the right or the wrong assessment matters little.
Israel massacred Muslims is what will remain long after the war. Yet, today’s politicians in Israel couldn’t care less what that means to future generations of Israelis. Extremism today will lead to more extremism tomorrow.