Campus Watch in the Media
My Jewish New Year Prayer for Us All
by Phyllis Chesler
We Jews are about to celebrate a new year again. We have been at this for 5,769 years, which is quite a long time considering that everyone else we once knew, (the Hittes, Jebusites, Phlishtim–even the ancient pre-Islamic Egyptians), have come and gone. As they say: "We're still here," a little worn and a little weary. Even as we miraculously inhabit our Biblical homeland once again, our right to it remains under profound and existential siege and our people, our precious youth, generation after generation, must continue to risk death in order to defend our right to be there.
We have entered an economic recession at a moment when the world has been practicing blaming the Jews for at least a decade. Things are moving very fast now. Pro-Palestine and anti-Israel conferences are being funded and are taking place in universities all over the Western world. The United Nations continues their pathologically deadly game against us. Iran threatens the nuclear annihilation of Israel–and Larry King interviews The Dinner Jacket. Many of Israel's leaders have proved to be corrupt, timid, and flat out wrong, as have many of the leaders of major Jewish organizations outside of Israel.
Somehow, individual Jews are still managing to flourish. Israelis are inventing amazing things, discovering all kinds of health cures, potentially leading the world in the race for the electric car. Grassroots efforts to document the lethal cultural war against Israel have been undertaken by brilliant and persistent anti-propagandists: Camera, Honest Reporting, Memri, Palestinian Media Watch, Daniel Pipes' Campus Watch and Middle East Forum, Steven Emerson's Investigate Project, Robert Spencer's Jihadwatch. The great Bat Yeor's work on the history of dhimmi peoples under Islam and the reality that Europe has rapidly become "Eurabia," the title of her last book, has finally been taken seriously, not only by readers but by governments.
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