16 May 2022

Never Again

Rozetta Soelamith Ossendrijver, a Dutch Jewish girl born in Den Hagg on May 23, 1940, was deported to Auschwitz. There she was murdered with her mother on August 26, 1942. Her father was murdered four days later.

She was two years old!

This enrages me.

Like all children, her life was beautiful and precious.

At the time of these murders at Auschwitz, World War 2 was in its beginning stages. When Rozetta was born, France was falling in record time to the German war machine. When she died, the U.S. was just beginning to mobilize.

Three years later, Hitler blew his brains out in a Berlin bunker and met his fate.

God sometimes takes His time, but He always metes-out justice and judgement.

I have been to Yad Vashem and the U.S. Holocaust Museum many times. In Washington, the display that most affected me was one that spotlighted the 1.5 million children butchered by the Nazis.

Not enough people are enraged by this.

On my property, I have a gravestone that I had made for Czeslawa Kwoka, a Polish Catholic girl murdered at Auschwitz on March 12, 1943. She was 14 years old.

(The Nazis of course did not confine their murderous impulses with Jews only; they targeted anyone vulnerable in Europe.)

Czeslawa’s prison photo survives; a fellow prisoner remembered when she was “processed” in December, 1942. Her body was shoved into the same ovens that burned Rozetta.

When Czeslawa was brought to this place of horror, she was abused by camp guards (women). A series of three photographs show her, terrified, after she’d been beaten. She did not understand German, and so this added to her confusion over what was happening to her. I think about this often.

She was a precious child robbed of a future by demons drunk on power over the helpless. Her marker rests at the base of a walnut tree overlooking a beautiful valley, and I see her every day.

Today, Twitter allows accounts that threaten the murder of Jews worldwide. This is unacceptable.

In the throat of European nations (that just announced that Israel should not build anymore homes in Judea/Samaria), one can hear the death rattle. They long ago doomed themselves, and now, 80 years after the Holocaust, it is fashionable again to advocate for Jewish genocide.

In the past week in Israel (Elad), terrorist demons used axes and knives to murder three Jews. Almost incredibly, one of the victims had given the terrorists a ride into the city, where they murdered him.

On May 8, a terrorist attacked a border guard with a knife. A 19-year-old Palestinian named Natheer Marzouq did the deed. He is from the village of Abwein, north of Ramallah. The latter of course is the “seat of government” for the PA/PLO. It is infamous for an attack on two Israeli soldiers 20 years ago, in which terrorists murdered them and dumped their bloody bodies out a window.

This was in the years of Clinton-Bush, and those two shameful failures did nothing of substance to stop the murder of Jews.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz has announced the construction of many more homes, and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Israel alone would make decisions about the flow of traffic on the Temple Mount. At least they are behaving as proud Jews for that.

Naturally, the PLO called on the international community to condemn Israel.

Friends, the endgame is approaching. The world cannot sustain the level of delusion and insanity we see on a daily basis from various governments.

In Jeremiah, the Lord tells Israel that He has loved her with an “everlasting love.” In verse 17, we read:

“And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border.”

In Isaiah 49:26 we read this marvelous promise:

“And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.”

It is then those precious girls will be avenged.

A reckoning is coming, and coming soon.

I can’t wait.

Jim1fletcher@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

9 May 2022

Independence…If You Can Keep It

Jonathan Pollard has a provocative piece in the Jerusalem Post this week. The lead-off reads like this:

“I’m tired of this. I’m tired of seeing our so-called leaders taking our flag, washing out the blue and only leaving the white of surrender.”

The long-time “Prisoner of Zion” (Pollard was in prison in the US for 30 years for passing sensitive information to the Israelis) understands better than most how precious freedom is. His words call to mind Ben Franklin’s famous reply to a woman that asked him what the Continental Congress had given the people.

“A republic, madam, if you can keep it,” he said.

In the 200 years since, we certainly understand the challenges that come with maintaining vigilance.

Israel knows better than most how challenging that can be, having been on high alert every second of every day these last 74 years. The nervous excitedness in Tel Aviv’s Independence Hall that afternoon gave way to a sense that the next decades would not be easy.

They haven’t been.

Pollard writes movingly of his experiences in prison, about who he could trust and who he couldn’t.

I am privileged this year to celebrate our Independence Day as a free person in the Land of Israel. After enduring 35 years of prison and house arrest due to my actions as an Israeli agent, my love for this country and its wonderful citizens has only increased with each and every day that passes. More than anything else, though, I am deeply grateful to God for all our brave soldiers, who in their devotion to the survival of our country allow the miracle of our national rebirth to reoccur every day of the year.”

He then made a very interesting comparison:

“I quickly learned that we didn’t have a right to self-defense under any circumstances. People can’t believe me when I tell them that we were always wrong if we tried to defend ourselves. And those who did were always punished excessively in order to make the point that they were no better than their assailants. It was total insanity.”

You see here the point, I trust. Israel is the imprisoned one, never justified in self-defense, according to the international community. Many, many enemies wish her harm.

Pollard correctly terms Israel’s enemies as “an army of cold-blooded antisemitic psychopaths,” and the authorities are afraid of “provoking them.” He said he is waiting for that leader that can wipe Israel’s enemies off the face of the earth.

I have to tell you, I agree with his stance. That’s one reason I have a poster of Ze’ev Jabotinsky on a wall in my home. Jabotinsky, who died in 1940, but helped prepare for the State, understood that one cannot negotiate with implacable enemies.

Pollard is not Christian, but he knows the God of the Bible:

“We know why we are here. God gave us this land, not the British Empire, the League of Nations, Washington or the UN. But despite this fact, it’s sad for me to realize that our holy mission of reestablishing the Third Jewish Commonwealth is not even halfway done. And this is because of our own fear and trepidation, not the result of our enemies’ actions.

“We still don’t have our land back. We don’t have our self-respect back, we don’t have our independence back the way we should have after 2,000 years of pogroms, crusades, inquisitions and genocidal attempts to eliminate our people.”

He implores his countrymen to stand up for themselves and stop worrying about what their “foreign masters” think. Again, I agree. If the right leader is not Bennett—if the right leader is not Netanyahu—then let it be someone else. A Joshua for our times.

He would know what to do.

Jim1fletcher@yahoo.com