I am prepared to make a 6 figure donation to J Street, and Peter Beinart. My $100,000 donation to J Street and/or Peter Beinart comes with a simple condition – they have to speak in open forums in Arab countries. These misguided peace-seekers speak exclusively to the Jewish community about peace in the Middle East – and are ignoring the Arab community - who are necessary to achieve peace in the Middle East.
Lets pick three Arab countries (and Gaza), and let them speak in open advertised forums (Mosques or Universities), travel without security (as they do in Israel and Jewish communities), and upon completion of this mission I will write the check. Mr. Ben Ami (J Street President), and Mr. Beinart simply need to preach their message of co-existence in the Arab world.
While these American Jewish leftist extremists have made a tremendous amount of noise about the dangers of the “settlements”, the Netanyahu government and have called for a boycott of Jewish goods they have ignored the other side of the conflict in the Middle East – and thats not right. I dare these so-called Pro-Israel activists to say they are committed Jews in Arab countries, speak of their “Jewish values”, and give the exact same speeches they give in front of Jewish audiences worldwide.
They won’t – because they will be slaughtered and torn apart limb by limb, lynched and won’t make it back alive. Beinart has said: “Prime Minister Netanyahu distrusts Obama because Obama reminds him of leftist Jews − the Jews that Netanyahu detests, the kind of Jews that Netanyahu once famously told an Israeli rabbi “have forgotten what it is to be Jews.” Beinart should take this opportunity face to face to explain to the Arab world “what it is to be a Jew.”
Beinart has said: “What really struck me when I read his writings and that of his father Benzion, and then about the Revisionist tradition, is this belief that the world is a very nasty place, and the Jews are in danger because they don’t recognize its nastiness.”
Today I own a PR firm, but I am a proud product of the Revisionist Zionist movement – formerly serving as National President of the movement of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, Betar. People like Beinart and Ben-Ami neglect the fact that the world is indeed a nasty place, and much of the Arab world wants to destory the State of the Jews. Beinart and J Street spend efforts attacking the Jewish state, and don’t speak to the Arab world – This Revisionist is offering you the chance to spread your message – will you take it?
Jabotinsky wrote an essay in 1929 called “Peace”: “A noisy whining is now being set up by a chorus of “peace seekers” who aim to achieve (by preaching exclusively to Jews) conciliation with the Arabs. It is difficult to free oneself from a feeling of disgust. On the morrow of a slaughter so mean and so foul – let us confess our sins and ask that they not beat us again.” Ze’ev Jabotinsky wrote in 1929, “The Jewish people – all of us, 100 percent want peace” – and the same holds true today. The interests of Beinart and J Street are focused on weakening Israel, but if they are so concerned with re-conciliation with the Arabs they need to stop preaching exclusively to Jews.
If the Arab world wanted peace, there would be peace. If Mr. Beinart and Mr. Ben Ami feel I am wrong then it’s easy to take my challenge - How about it?
Ronn Torossian is the CEO of 5WPR, a Top 25 PR Agency and author of Amazon best-selling PR book “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations,” which is available for purchase here. The book was referred to by Israeli MK Danny Danon as the “best book ever written regarding Israel’s PR.”