While the world continues to condemn Israel, it too has become the target for terrorist attacks. Writing at The Jerusalem Post, Yael Eckstein says that the world must not hold Israel to a different and unfair standard as we all fight this war against terror:
Life in Israel has not been easy these past few weeks. With the wave of terrorism only gaining strength, it feels like every day we are bidding a teary farewell to too many sacred souls. The terrorists’ fight to claim and wreak havoc on what they – and most of the Western world – call the “occupied territories,” has transformed into a strategic plan to terrorize and torture all of Israel...
I have tried for years to think of a reasonable explanation why the world treats Israel so unfairly, yet I have not found one.
Many Israelis have said that the world simply doesn’t understand our struggle.
But what I have seen is that despite the baseless terrorism that is now striking the West, the trend of justifying terrorism against Israel is continuing. Following terrorist attacks in Paris and Mali, the world is outraged – with good reason.
Unlimited prayers and support are pouring in responding to the possible attacks in Brussels. I haven’t seen any mainstream politician or media outlet try to rationalize why these terrorist attacks are taking place, or to put blame on the policies of the targeted countries.
It is heartening to see how terrorist attacks against innocent people in Paris, Mali, and across the Middle East have been immediately and wholeheartedly condemned by world leaders and civilians alike, without any second thoughts. Yet why are there different standards when it comes to Israel?