An armed thug drags a terrified mother, holding on to her two babies He is shouting at her to walk. Other thugs take an old woman through the streets in the heart of Gaza. A thug holding an AK47 is grabbing onto a nine-year-old boy. Children, old people, women and girls. All cruelly abducted by human beasts.
Those pictures, in color – not black and white, spread quickly in WhatsApp groups, even before being recorded in print. They are intolerable and were taken in Israel in 2023, not in the Warsaw Ghetto under Nazi occupation in 1940.
They must warn all Jews living in Israel and those living around the world that they must not be confused. This is not a conflict, nor is it a war. It is part of our historic struggle.
As terrible as it is, it is also that simple; throughout each generation, there are those aiming to annihilate us because we are Jews. Now we face despicable creatures, reincarnated Nazis, Amalek.
Israel was established to be a safe home for mothers, children and elderly Jews. That is its purpose, to provide a safe haven, have a strong army of Jews and not have to ever rely on anyone else.
Israel has failed in its first historic test. Complacency, failed management, and such failure on all fronts, brought us to this disastrous point. There will be time to settle that account but for now, the county's leaders and the heads of the security services must look back 80 years, into the eyes of a small Jewish boy in ragged shoes, holding up his hands before a laughing Nazi soldier.
Then they must look at their citizens in the eyes and vow that despite the horrors of the past days, no such atrocities would ever be seen again. We cannot let our parents and grandparents beg for their lives faced by human scum. We cannot let our children crow out in horror, besieged for hours.
Just for those images, Israel must go to war of historic proportions against its enemies, no matter the cost. It must not stop, blink, or doubt and must listen to no one, but the eyes of our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will come into the world in Israel. We must strike the Arab enemy with a force that would bring it to its knees, hurt each and every family and rue the day that they ever crossed the Gaza border.
We must strike Gaza and if necessary, Lebanon and Iran, for this tragedy, in a manner that would resonate in their families for generations.
October 2023 must be remembered by all nations of the world as the month when Jews finally declared, we will not allow you to take us on, ever again.