By Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, Member Presidium Rabbinical Alliance of America
The Rabbinical Alliance of America – Igud HaRabbonim – representing 1,000 Orthodox rabbis and chaplains serving communities throughout the United States and Canada, expresses its concern and consternation that mainstream media outlets – both printed and digital – are failing in great measure in covering important news that American citizens need to know about.
Namely, the recent violence being perpetrated by Palestinian activists and their supporters attacking Jews in broad daylight and in the presence of police personnel – actions that are reminiscent of those perpetrated in Berlin, Germany, in the late 1930’s.
The all too few news organizations that are reporting on this, are to be commended for shining a light on this horrendous situation.
The RAA wonders where the voices of the elected leaders of NY are, as well as those of NJ, CT and CA who are silent and nowhere to be heard or seen, in decrying the alarming spate of attacks against Jews.
Finally, the outright calumny spouted by the self-proclaimed “squad members” members of the United States Congress, attacking Israel, is reason enough for the Speaker of the House to silence their ongoing misrepresentations and gratuitous attacks as being “Out of Order”.
The USA is going through a dangerous period of intolerance and fascism – most notably from those attacking the Jewish state of Israel.
May G-D have mercy upon us and may we all be moved to better our ways,