Bozeman Rabbi: Why “River to the Sea” Chant is Anti-Semitic
I saw a letter to the editor from one of our liberal readers. He complains about several of our writeups, but one writeup really got under his skin. He didn't like the fact that I called out BOTH the out-of-state Neo Nazi nutjobs AND the Left-wing anti-Israel protestors who were bashing Israel and Jews on the same day in Missoula, Montana.
Here's the deal: It's one thing to disagree on foreign policy in Israel. It's quite another to call for the elimination of Israel and the Jews "from the river to the sea," and that is one of the chants that was being used at the Left wing protest in Missoula.
Here we go again. For some reason it has become en vogue in the American Left to chant anti-Semitic chants or to knee-jerk protest Israel. A small protest was staged in downtown Billings recently. And now a group of highly masked protestors took to the streets in Bozeman with the same knee-jerk anti-Israel chants.
Why is the "from the river to the sea" chant to hateful and anti-Semitic?
Rabbi Chaim: It's basically saying that Israel will cease to exist. The nation of Israel had been living in the land of Israel since the days of Abraham 4000 years ago will be taken out of their native land...when they speak from the river to the sea, it's a very PC way of saying I want to get rid of all Jews from Israel. That should scare the living daylights out of every American who adores freedom and love liberty because their agenda is not just to take out the Jews- their agenda is to take out every freedom loving Jew, Christian, Buddhist- doesn't matter- if you're not part of their faith, you're an infidel. And that's what they want. They want to get rid of you.
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