A master artist looks at an entirely different world than someone who lacks his vision. We can all train ourselves to see more deeply. When you see the world as a place in which to do kindness, you see a different world. You see a world full of spiritual opportunities wherever you are and wherever you go.Love Yehuda Lave
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lick here to watch: BBC links Jew-hatred to 'Palestinian suffering at Jewish hands'
While interviewing a Jewish woman at the Paris rally on Sunday, a BBC reporter linked rising anti-Semitism and Palestinian suffering "at Jewish hands," and urged the woman to see the "different perspectives" on Jew hatred in Europe. The woman, identified as Chava — originally from Israel, and the daughter of Polish Holocaust survivors — compared the situation in Europe in the 1930s to the present, saying she felt "not secure" in France, and later clarifying that unlike the period leading up to the Holocaust, the current situation can still be improved before it is too late. "We have to not to be afraid to say that the Jews, they are the target now," she said. The interviewer, Tom Willcox, interjected: "Many critics, though, of Israel's policy would suggest that the Palestinians suffered hugely at Jewish hands as well." The flustered Chava proceeded to say that the two should not be conflated, when Willcox continued: "But you understand, everything is seen from different perspectives?"
"Tim Willcox has apologized for what he accepts was a poorly phrased question during an in-depth live interview with two friends, one Jewish and of Israeli birth, the other of Algerian Muslim heritage, where they discussed a wide range of issues affecting both the Muslim and Jewish communities in France. He had no intention of causing offense," a statement from a BBC spokesperson said. The comments came against the backdrop of the mass rally in Paris, which saw a turnout of over 1.5 million, the largest protest in French history. The marchers, and several dozen world leaders — including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas — showed up in solidarity with the 17 victims of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, a kosher supermarket, and a policewoman. Four Jewish men were killed on Friday when Islamist gunman Amedy Coulibaly stormed the Paris market where they were shopping. Coulibaly told a TV station that he had deliberately targeted Jews. He had also planned to target a Jewish school, according to media reports, and had the addresses of several Jewish institutions in Paris saved in his phone.
Source: Times of Israel
France allegedly snubbed Israel and didn't want Netanyahu at the rally, but it was important that Netanyahu pushed his way to the front of the line.
By: Shalom Bear
Published: January 12th, 2015
There's indication and reports that the French government did everything it could to try and dissuade Israeli PM Netanyahu from visiting France and participating in their unity march, and when that failed, they insulted him with political snubs.
Security may sound like valid concern for not wanting Netanyahu there, but with 40 other world leaders present, that excuse sounds feeble.
The bottom line is that Hollande didn't want Netanyahu raining on France's parade.
Because France is different. France's terrorism is not like Israel's terrorism.
France's terrorism is against liberté and equality and fraternity.
While in France's eyes, as the French media pointed out, Israel's terrorism stems from a political dispute.
And if France wasn't sure Israel understood that message, if Bibi dared show up, France would condescendingly invite the head of the PLO to march next to Bibi just to make that point absolutely clear.
But to their dismay Netanyahu showed up, and he didn't let them keep him in the second row, or put him on the second bus, and he didn't stand next to the Munich Massacre financier Abu Mazen either.
And it was incredibly important that Netanyahu did all that.
Because while numerous countries around the world are dealing with Islamic terrorism, it is Israel that has faced it from the beginning, and has fought it, often quite alone, not just for Israel's sake, but for the entire world's.
Over the past few years so, the Jewish communities of France have been subject to terrorism and violent anti-Semitism. Terrorism because they were Jewish, not because they were French or drew some offensive cartoons.
The Islamic terrorist attacks in France last week were the natural evolution of those attacks on the Jewish people.
But when the Islamic terrorists murdered Ilan Halimi and the Jewish children in Toulouse, they weren't just attacking some Jews, like the French perhaps thought. They were attacking France itself and the values it stands for. The Jews were just first in line.
Netanyahu's participation at the front of the march, on the first bus, and in the Paris Synagogue were messages that France and Hollande need to hear – that Israel and the Jewish people are one, we stand together, and we lead the fight against Islamic terrorism for us and for you.
The terrorism that France faces is the same exact terrorism that Israel fights, and when that terrorism in France was primarily directed at Jews, when the French didn't yet comprehend that it was also directed at them and at their liberté and democracy, we in Israel, we the Jewish people understood it completely.
Upon entering the Paris synagogue, Netanyahu was greeted with cheers and song, not because he is the Prime Minister of Israel, but because he is viewed as the Prime Minister of the Jewish people.
By snubbing Netanyahu, France wasn't just snubbing Israel, it was snubbing France's own Jewish citizens, it was belittling the previous terror attacks against France's Jewish communities, and showing that France doesn't yet fully comprehend the magnitude of its latest encounter with Islamic terror.One hopes that Hollande and France will understand Netanyahu's message, and realize that France must unconditionally stand with Israel against Islamic terror, just as Israel and the Jewish people stand with France in their hour of need, at the f