and Disloyal Jews
By Daniel Greenfield - 5 Elul 5779 – September 4, 2019
Outlet: Jewish Press
there water in the spring?”
were the last words that Danny heard on a hot day in June. The spring of Ein
Bubin bursts forth in a valley surrounded by dusty hills, flows into a
glittering pool, and waters a garden of fruit trees. But every garden has its
serpent. And the serpent in this spot of paradise was named Mohammed.
Abu Shahin stopped Danny Gonen to ask him if there was water to swim in. Danny
had just finished swimming in the spring and was happy to oblige. The Israeli
electrical engineering student was the oldest of five brothers and sisters. He
always stepped up, whether it was supporting his family after his father died,
or helping out a stranger. And on that Friday afternoon, he paid for it with his
shot Danny, along with his friend Netanel. Danny’s friend survived. And Danny
Muslim terrorist was a former member of Force 17, a Palestinian Authority terror
group that acted as Arafat’s Presidential Guard, and was on the Palestinian
Authority payroll. He had spent two years in prison for previous terror plots
before being freed by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, a corrupt left-wing
politician, along with 249 other Fatah terrorists as part of a “peace”
gesture for the Islamic Eid holiday.
Authority boss Mahmoud Abbas rejected the peace gesture, and the freed Islamic
terrorists, who had promised not to carry out attacks, shockingly enough,
didn’t keep their word.
a gesture of goodwill towards the Palestinians, I will bring before the Israeli
cabinet a proposal to free 250 Fatah prisoners who do not have blood on their
hands, after they sign a commitment not to return to violence,” Olmert had
declared at a summit, where he was photographed hugging Abbas.
didn’t take long for blood to end up on their hands and on the hands of the
Mohammed’s trial, Danny’s mother condemned the process that allowed an
“animal walking on two legs, who is mistakenly called a human, to keep on
living and enjoying life on our bill.” The family’s lawyer asked the court
to ensure that this time around the terrorist would not be freed.
Danny’s mother appeared before the Israeli Supreme Court, Supreme Court
President Miriam Naor, the best friend illegal migrants invading Israel ever
had, barked at her to be quiet.
I survived my son’s murder, then no judge will ever break me,” Danny’s
mother courageously replied.
was murdered in 2015. A plaque went up reminding hikers that on a Sabbath Eve,
the young man had been murdered not in a place that leftists call
“Palestine,” but in the “Holy Land of Israel.”
years later, terrorists struck at the Ein Bubin spring on yet another Friday.
Eitan Shnerb was hiking to the spring with his son Dvir and his daughter Rina
when the bomb went off. For a moment, as he described it in the hospital,
everything went black. Then, badly wounded, he saw that the two teenagers were
bleeding. Rabbi Shnerb was a trained paramedic. He saw that Rina, his
17-year-old daughter, had absorbed most of the blast. He kissed her on the
then he turned his Tzizit, the biblical garment that Orthodox Jewish men wear,
into a tourniquet for his 19-year-old son to stop the bleeding.
told his father that he couldn’t breathe and passed out. His daughter was
Shnerb had stopped a terrorist attack earlier this year by two armed attackers.
This time there were no attackers, just a bomb, and he had not seen the
personnel evacuated father and son by helicopter. They continued trying to treat
Rina at the scene. Hoping against hope that something could still be done.
that same Friday, while her father and bother remained in the hospital, Rina was
laid to rest. Students from her high school class turned out to say goodbye to
one of their classmates. Prayers from the cemetery were relayed by phone to her
father. A Rabbi recited Psalm 91 and the mourners echoed.
will say of the LORD, who is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I
trust,” he chanted. “Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, and see the
recompense of the wicked.”
wicked are being sought once more. Israeli soldiers are hunting for the killers
and their accomplices in dirty villages and sinister towns. And they are aware
that the hunt may lead to more ambushes.
leader Ismail Haniyeh praised the killers of the teenage girl as heroes.
his sermon in Gaza, the Islamic terrorist leader called her murder a “heroic
attack” and celebrated it as “proof of the vitality and bravery of the
Palestinian people.” He claimed that the bombing was evidence that the
terrorists are “strong people” who are “faithful and steadfast.”
Shnerb family had run a charity in Lod which handed out food and clothing to the
Palestinian Authority’s Ma’an News Agency justified Rina’s murder by
falsely claiming that she was an 18-year-old soldier, when she was actually a
high school student who had just turned 17.
Rashida Tlaib responded to the attack by calling for an end to the “Israeli
Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt urged “donor countries” to “demand the PA
answer for why their donor funds continue to be used to reward attacks.” Just
like Danny Ganon’s killers, Rina’s murderers will receive a lifetime salary
from the Palestinian Authority funded by foreign aid.
Trump cut off aid to the terror group, the money is mainly coming from the
time to stop burying our people,” Danny’s mother said after the latest
the only way that will happen is if money stops flowing to the terrorists. The
Democrats have made it clear that if they win the presidential election, they
will restore the flow of cash to the terrorists.
Biden vowed to restore “security” funding to the Palestinian Authority.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand promised to restore the aid programs that
“President Trump has cut.” Andrew Yang called for restoring aid to the
terrorists. Senator Bernie Sanders and Peter Buttigieg went further, threatening
aid to Israel.
of them condemned Rina’s murder.
murder and Danny’s murder, on the same day, four years apart, were funded by
few days before Rina’s murder, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas
delivered a speech in which the terrorist leader vowed, “Allah willing”, to
destroy Jewish houses and capture Jerusalem.
shall enter Jerusalem – millions of fighters!” he ranted. “We will not
accept their designation of our martyrs as terrorists. Our martyrs are the
martyrs of the homeland. We will not allow them to deduct a single penny from
their money. All the money will go back to them, because the martyrs, the
wounded, and the prisoners are the most sacred things we have.”
would continue receiving cash because terrorism was sacred to the Palestinian
week, Democrat politicians and liberal Jewish organizations fumed when President
Trump accused them of disloyalty. The last time they were this outraged was when
Israel barred Rep. Tlaib and Rep. Omar, overt opponents of Israel and supporters
of terrorism against the Jewish State, from entering.
murders at Ein Bubin are a harsh reminder that what is at stake here is not
Twitter feeds. It’s lives.
issue is not who said what about whom. It’s a bomb going off on a warm summer
day. It’s a teenage girl dying in the dust. It’s the disloyalty of those
American Jews who place their allegiance to abortion, to gay rights, and illegal
migrants over the loyalty that teenage girl deserved from them.
Democrats who failed to stand up to their party to stop murders like these are
not disloyal to a country; they are disloyal to Rina. And to Danny. And to
thousands more like them.
the Jewish Democrats attacked Israel over Rep. Omar, Rep. Tlaib and other
anti-Semites, the Jews of Dolev, named after its sycamore trees, buried Rina and
waited for her father to return home.
Danny’s mother stands at the plaque marking her son’s death and wonders if
there will be more.
are all defined by our loyalties. Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib are loyal to their
people. Many Jewish Democrats are loyal to the party even if it means accepting
bigots like Omar and Tlaib.
loyalty to leftist politics is disloyalty to the Jews being murdered by Omar and
the face of terror, there is only one loyalty that matters, either to terrorists
or to terror victims.
Ein Bubin, the water flows. And the residents of Dolev continue to hike into the
hills, to swim in the spring and the pool, and to prepare for the next terrorist
spring is located in the land that once belonged to the tribe of Joseph.
be the land of Joseph, before the Lord,” Moses preached in Deuteronomy 33:13,
“with the blessing of the dew and the rain that comes down from the heaven
above, with the blessings of the fountains of the deep which well up from the
is like the springs that rise from the earth. Its loyalty breaks through all
her father, and her brother, were loyal not to a party, but to the G-d who gave
them that land.
said to me we will be strong, we will protect the people of Israel and the Torah
of Israel, and together we will move forward,” Rabbi Eitan Shnerb said of his
is a loyalty that the disloyal Democrats — who cringe before Omar and Tlaib,
who pander to terrorists, who believe in every leftist cause, but have no faith
in a Jewish cause — cannot imagine.
is a true faith and allegiance that has endured for thousands of years. It is of
an age with the land, with the hills and the springs beneath, with the truth of
martyrdom and endurance, and the truth of G-d.
Rabbi Shnerb spoke to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the phone, he told him that
his daughter was “a martyr of the people of Israel.” He asserted, “with
God’s help we will grow stronger.”
is what a loyal Jew sounds like. To hear what a disloyal one sounds like, listen
to the media.