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A letter to Jewish activists

by Dave Neil

I’m an old Zionist student activist (44 years old)

Meaning I used to do that when in college

I’m busy with my life of wife plus 7 kids and trying to make it in Israel

But I do have some strong words of advice for those young Jewish activists out there who want to “counter Arab propaganda” on their college campus.

My word of advice is don’t “counter” get off the defensive and on the offensive!

The success of the Israeli military in prior wars was because they went on the offensive- especially their most successful war of ‘67 that wasn’t won in six days but in the first six minutes when Israeli jets destroyed the Egyptian planes when they were still on the ground. Be Israeli and go on the offensive…

Take a step back and remind yourself of the bigger picture.

There are basically three types of students (yes I am simplifying- it does vary at different schools but anyway…)

Those who love Israel and know that we are morally right (tiny group- 2% of all students)

Those who are anti-Zionist or Anti-Semitic (a much bigger group- 8% of all students)

And all those multitudes of students in the middle (90% of all students if not more)

The fight is between the few activists of the 2% against the few activists of the 8% trying to sway as much as possible the 90% in the middle to start to harbor negative views of the other side. The stakes in this battle between these two groups is very high as the college students of today will make up the future of American public opinion of tomorrow and some of them will end up in important positions- so your activism is very important for Israel and the Jewish People. Don’t get into a yelling match with the 8% who are anti-Semitic/anti-zionist as you will never change their opinion, it is only a waste of time, and even more than that- that’s not what the battle is about. The battle is about influencing the minds of the 90% of American college students who don’t yet have a strong opinion either way regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Having said the above it is a huge mistake spending time refuting their arguments or accusations against Israel. Why let them choose the topic of discussion and put Israel and Jews on the defensive? They will write about “Israel’s GSS uses torture as a means of gathering information…” Israel seals off Arab towns cutting them off from jobs and medical facilities. Israel is Apartheid etc etc. And the Jewish side starts Explaining… (English for “Hasbarah”)

Much better is to remember the bigger picture of trying to influenced the opinion of the “90%” and you pick the subject that will be discussed on campus.

Jewish students should lead protests against how women are treated in the Arab world.

For example each of the two semesters of college, fall and spring could have their own campaign.

Fall semester would focus on a campus community-wide awareness campaign and petition against the practice of Honor Killings in the Arab World-

While the spring semester could focus on a second campus community-wide awareness campaign against the practice of Female Circumcisions try to get the publicity of both campaigns (and petitions) to get the attention of the media beyond the campus as well.

A great place to start is to do a google search under the topic “Honor Killings” and “female circumcisions” see what you come up with.

You can also intersperse the campaigns with these topics:

Christian flights from Arab countries. .

Arab roles in modern slavery especially of blacks

Arab Muslim attacks on Arab Christians

The big push for each semester should be to get a petition protesting widespread use of honor killings and female circumcision (really mutilation) in the Arab world. Get the whole campus- students and faculty to sign on.

Also publicize like heck the “Christian flight” from the West Bank, Iraq, Lebanon etc etc and the reasons for it.

Pick the topic that everyone on campus should be talking about. Not Israeli roadblocks but Honor Killings, Female Circumcision, Christian Flight from Muslim States, Moslem brutality in Sudan and connections to modern Slavery. Create a major discussion of how can the U.S. have great relations with Saudi Arabia when that country treats women like chattel? They sentenced a woman who was raped to be lashed and only because of international outcry was the poor woman spared. What does Saudi Arabia have to do with Israel? Everything. The more you can make the Muslims look horrible in the eyes of Christian American college students the better they will see and sympathize with Israel.

Get big campaigns rolling in the campus about these topics. By the end of the year those students in the middle should get the picture of Palestinian Arabs mutilate their girl’s genitals (female circumcision) to keep the women under the men’s control. Etc etc.

Do google search on all the topics above. Form alliances with pro-women groups and Christian evangelical groups on campus- ask their help with getting names for your petitionsIt doesn’t matter if the examples you bring of brutal female circumcisions or honor killings are from the West Bank or Gaza or somewhere else- even in Western countries. The point is to show the creulty the Arabs are capable-even to their own. Teach the Christians in your school how ruthless the Arabs are to their own wives, sisters and daughters so they will understand how they are capable of doing another Holocaust to the Jews if G-d forbid they ever had the upper hand. If they can do that to their own imagine what they are capable of doing to those Jews that they are taught to hate? Remember, the goal of your activism is to shape the image of the Arabs in the eyes of 90% of the students on campus who are in the middle between the pro-Israel group and anti-Semites.

Now go on the offensive as described above! You can start with those two google searches under Honor Killings and Female Circumcision. Good luck!

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That’s a pretty good strategy. I advocate.

Erick S XXX,Israel 04 February 2008

Brilliant strategy! Don’t bother arguing over the injustice of Israel’s policies and its calculated starvation and impoverishment of the Palestinians. Who cares about truth, morality, or justice? Just deflect attention. A perfect strategy…for vile and corrupt men.

justanother dumbamerican NYC 06 February 2008

The truth is that Palestinians are just as vile and corrupt, or more so, than Israelis.
So by picking their side, you are not being more true, moral, or just – You’re simply being an easy to influence ignorant man who believes the first side that you encounter.
Have another nice self-centered day.

Erick S Israel 06 February 2008

The “vile men” are those who would argue what this fatheaded retarded is: distract and deflect, instead of thinking about what is just and what is unjust.

justanother dumbamerican NYC 07 February 2008

But we don’t care what is just. What is just to Jews is unjust to Palestinian Arabs, and vice versa. Our only question is, Is it good for Jews?

admin 07 February 2008

The only thing for good men to do to let evil prevail in this world is: Nothing.

That having been said, i must assume if one advocates doing nothing against terror on ones own land then that same one advocates blowing up babies by their mothers strapping bombs to their precious little bodies; advocates excecuting innocent young students as they lay dying in their own blood holding onto G_D’s WORDS; advocates the killing of Jews at any moment in time for no apparent reason other than the fact that they are Jews.

As for me and my house, We Will Serve The Most High G_D, may HIS Name be Blessed Forever.

We will not do nothing, I assure you.

Emeq Hawaii 15 March 2008

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