When Will Jewish Lives Matter?

This week’s Jewish Press has printed AFSI’s Co-Executive Director Helen Freedman’s Letter to the Editor. We reprint it here in full:
When Will Jewish Lives Matter?
As I mourned the latest  Islamic terror attack, this time in Barcelona, Spain, I noticed that virtually all media listings of prior terror attacks where vehicles were used as weapons failed to mention even one of the car, truck, bulldozer, bus, and other vehicle rammings that routinely take place in Israel.
The first occurred in 2008 in Jerusalem and proved so successful that the copycat terrorists understood that this was a new way of effectively terrifying and murdering innocent people.
Israel has always been the canary in the coal mine – the incubator for successful Muslim terror attacks. The suicide and homicide bombings, the knifings, Molotov cocktails, stonings, all were tried out in Israel, found to be successful, and implemented worldwide.
Sadly, this history of ongoing Muslim terrorism in Israel is taken for granted, and the media forget or decide to exclude it from its list of monstrous murder.
When, if ever, will Jewish lives matter?
Helen Freedman
Co-Executive Director
Americans For a Safe Israel / AFSI
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