The relativism when it comes to terrorism against Israelis is not only problematic for Israel. Israel and the West are fighting the same enemy — radical Islam. It is impossible to win a war when you refuse even to name the enemy.
Members of France’s Jewish community expressed fear that Jewish sites may be next on the hit list of Islamist terrorists, some of whom may still be at large, who killed at least 129 in massive coordinated attacks on multiple Paris targets on Friday night.
President Obama skipped an event in Poland on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, in favor of visiting the royal family in Saudi Arabia.
A recent poll showed that a majority of Palestinians blame Israel for the recent wave of terror in Paris, including the Charlie Hebdo attack. Could Palestinian incitement be responsible for this sentiment?
Leading bookseller Steimatzky seemingly bowed to Islamic pressure, canceling its sales promotion of the latest Charlie Hebdo magazine depicting Mohammed. Some Israeli politicians pointedly defended freedom of expression.
The glorification of terrorists and jihadists by the Palestinian Authority, and the ongoing anti-Israel incitement by both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, is driving many Palestinians into the open arms of the Islamic State.