The world is now paying the price of not standing up to terrorism when it was directed only at Israel, as it had witnessed the murder of 132 people in the streets of Paris Friday night, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday.
Speaking at the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education’s 75th annual dinner in Manhattan Sunday evening, Schumer said that while “we all mourn” what happened in France, “Israel and the Jewish people have been subject to the same type of terrorism since the 70s. And for so long, when it just happened to Israel, the world condoned it. They [may have not] condoned it, but maybe didn’t do much about it, and Israel had to fight terrorism on her own. And, because the world did not rise up, this terrorism, like a cancer, has spread throughout the world.”
“Had the world come down when the terrorists shot the Israeli athletes at the Olympics (in Munich 1972), or hijacked El AL planes, and come down on them hard, we wouldn’t have had what happened in Paris, today,” Schumer proclaimed.
The N.Y. Senator added, “The message other than fighting terrorism is to make sure that when it’s directed at one nation – like it has been directed in Israel for now decades – it’s directed at every nation. And the world must unite to defend Israel against the terrorism that is used against her day in and day out.”
Article appeared in Jewish Journal, Nov. 18, 2015. http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/schumer_condoning_terror_against_israel_led_to_paris_attacks