20 May 2021
From round to round of While much of the world has clamored for Israel to ac- conflict, Hamas has grown from a dangerous terrorist cept a ceasefire, the United States, under the Biden ad- organization to the ruler of a terrorist state with what ministration, has clearly given Israel at least a few more amounts to an army — funded in part by the money that days to continue to weaken Hamas militaril. [...] The last czar, Nicholas II, tacitly encouraged central planning, however, is hard to identify, and the the violence by openly supporting the violent Black Hun- term doesn’t account for the fact that the government dreds organization and even underwriting the publica- and law enforcement are predisposed to defend Isra- tion of the antisemitic work “The Protocols of the Elders el’s Jewish citizens. [...] Is it possible to speak of a pogrom when the state authorities responsible for The definition of the word pogrom thus has come to maintaining public order are Jewish? include three essential elements: a violent mob, Jewish victimhood and at least the appearance of some level As for the use of the term pogrom by the pro-Palestinian of central planning or incitement, although the attacks side: Is th. [...] From the standpoint of history, nam- the Holocaust, on quantitative and qualitative grounds: ing the violence a pogrom, a riot or an intifada will have The Nazis murdered millions in a hierarchical, organized implications for how the State of Israel chooses to con- and bureaucratic manner unlike the erratic and sponta- tain the threat. [...] Named the most influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek Tikvah is the child of Holocaust survivors who immigrat- Magazine and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the ed to Israel on her own to live in the Jewish state, while world by the Jerusalem Post, David Wolpe is the Rabbi of Ruby, a well-known Palestinian artist, left Israel and is Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California.