Nathaniel Roi Arami fell to his death at a construction site in Israel. An “Arab co-worker” was questioned and released, but now the “incident is now being investigated as a possible nationalistically-related murder.”
There is nothing unique about this story. It is one of many just like it that have come before, and many more like it will surely follow. But it epitomizes the willful ignorance that blankets not only Israel, but the U.S. and the West in general, on this issue. If Nathaniel Roi Arami was murdered, it wasn’t because his killer was an “Arab” who was acting for “nationalistic reasons.” The foes of the Israelis are not the Arabs. There are Christian Arabs in Israel who are loyal to the state, and who are joining the IDF in increasing numbers. The foes of Israel are Muslims who believe, in the words of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood that are quoted in the Hamas Charter, that “Israel will arise and will remain until Islam obliterates it.” These Muslims are not opposed to Israel for “nationalistic reasons.” If they were, they would have taken numerous opportunities to establish a “Palestinian” state, beginning with the UN partition in 1948. If this were a “nationalistic” struggle, the “Palestinians” would have fought against the Egyptians and Jordanians with the same fury and tenacity with which they fight Israel when Egypt occupied Gaza and Jordan occupied Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) from 1948 to 1967.
But the Jerusalem Post, like every other mainstream media newspaper in the world, doesn’t dare report the facts of this case, which would render the headline this way: “Police investigating falling death as possible jihad murder.” And in the story: “During an initial investigation into the case, a Muslim co-worker was questioned by police, but released after denying any wrongdoing.” Even though those are the facts of the case and explain much more accurately why there is a possibility that Nathaniel Roi Arami was murdered, neither the Jerusalem Post nor any other news outlet would ever report the story that way. Why is that?
It’s the same thing with our AFDI counter-jihad ads. The latest ad campaign in New York City received massive international publicity, and every last story was negative. Whence this lockstep? Is there not a single reporter in the world who thinks outside the box, and thinks that speaking the truth about the jihad terror threat is a good thing? I don’t see how any good can come from all this willful ignorance — particularly in Israel, which stands on the front lines of the global jihad. How can the Israelis defeat an enemy they cannot define or name properly?
The kneejerk objection is always that not all Muslims are determined to destroy Israel, and not all Muslims are moderates who turn into jihadis, etc., and so it is misleading and dangerous to speak about the Islamic derivation of this murderous violence and supremacism. Yet if the peaceful Muslims really oppose all this, why should they object to an honest diagnosis of its provenance, and stand with us against these evils?
“Police investigating falling death as possible nationalistic murder,” by Daniel K. Eisenbud, Jerusalem Post, September 30, 2014:
Lifted gag order reveals family of Nathaniel Roi Arami believes he was killed at Petah Tikva work site for nationalistic reasons.
Two weeks after police said a fatal Petah Tikva construction death was the result of an accident, a lifted court-sanctioned gag order on Tuesday stated that the incident is now being investigated as a possible nationalistically-related murder.
On September 16, Nathaniel Roi Arami, 26, fell to his death while repelling from the eleventh floor of the central Israel construction site. However, it remained unclear how the married father of two, who was expecting a third child, lost control.
During an initial investigation into the case, an Arab co-worker was questioned by police, but released after denying any wrongdoing. However, according to members of Arami’s family, the fall was no accident.
“He was a champion at repelling work,” his father told police. “We always talked about the dangers and he assured me that he was safe.”
Arami’s brother echoed his father’s sentiments. “This was not a work accident,” he said. “Nathaniel was known as an expert in the field. He was very strict and safety always came first with him.”…