The “progressives” have been using Pittsburgh as a means to divide Jews, and it is disgusting.
One of the people that they despise, Naftali Bennett, the leader of Israel’s Jewish Home party and Israel’s Minister of Education and Minister of Diaspora Affairs, gave a speech Sunday at a vigil for the victims, and it was more unifying than any of the articles and social media posts I’ve seen from the “progressive” crowd.
Of course, Haaretz and The Forward didn’t highlight the moving parts of his speech that talked about the commonalities of all Jews. Instead, they claimed that he tries to tie the shootings to Palestinians.
This is false. Bennett said that the antisemitism that prompts the rockets is the same as the one that prompted the murderer. Antisemitism does not have a rationale, and when one gives it a rationale, one is giving the criminals an excuse for their actions. Anyone who thinks that Hamas rockets have any purpose outside of terrorizing Jews is not a serious person.
It is not the “settler leader” Bennett who wants to see Jewish unity disintegrate. It is his opponents.
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