We are experiencing a new terror on American soil, Jews hunted down, viciously attacked, threatened to be raped and terrorized because they are Jewish. Mobs on the streets yelling “where are the Jews,” hitting them and spitting on them. Kids being pushed on the playgrounds while others yell “murderers” and “Jews must die.” Children asking their parents to hide symbols of Judaism, Hebrew, or Israel out of fear of being attacked.
These horrific hate crimes came after the 11 days of violence that erupted between Israel and Gaza governed by Hamas – where we experienced a plethora of hate speech, false information, and attempts to demonize the only Jewish nation in the world and the only democracy in the Middle East. False propaganda such as white supremacy, apartheid, children’s murderers, ethnic cleansing, genocide were all aimed at one nation alone, Israel.
Hamas was rarely condemned. Hamas launches rockets from civilian structures, indiscriminately into civilians, in violation of international law killing Jews, Muslims and Christian Israelis. Thirty percent of Hamas’ rockets fail during launch and fall on the Palestinian people in Gaza killing dozens of Palestinians. When Hamas shoots rockets from civilian infrastructure basically turning them into military targets, Hamas kills their own. When Hamas uses children as human shields, Hamas kills their own. And yet, no condemnation.
The worst part is the silence by the “social justice” camp, the silence by all the minorities whom Jews always stood for. Jews walked with Dr. King, Jews stood up for LGBTQ rights, Jews stood up with the BLM movement, Jews stood up against Asian hate, and now when Jews are being attacked everyone is silent.
I will not be silent, even if it hurts my candidacy for Marblehead Board of Selectmen. I urge you all to stand up against hatred of Jews before we lose what America is all about.
Yael Magen, Marblehead