When you’re nervous about writing the truth
A very close friend of mine, returned from Israel and wrote about the reality she witnessed and why Israel was in a war with Hamas. For her troubles she received death threats and obscene messages. Not only was she threatened with harm, her family was also threatened.
She called me crying and asked me what kind of world we are living in, when people who want to share their views and tell the truth are bombarded with hate.
My friend ‘’Maddie’’ also made me read some stories on Medium.com which were complete fiction about Israel and were classified as non-fiction. It reminded me of the Nazi propaganda teams. Take lies and keep telling them, the bigger the lies the more believable.
Some of the anti-Israel stories were very well written and very convincing, even if they were complete and total fabrications and looked to be written via AI.
Maddie told me she felt safer being in Israel than her home in Connecticut. Her parents who (passed) were Holocaust Survivors but should have been referred to as Holocaust Victims. They often told Maddie stories about how the Nazis would create fiction to justify and rationalize their actions, and it looked like things haven’t changed with those who are bent on destroying the Jewish people and Israel.
What has changed is the way the Anti-Semites who hate Israel are positioning themselves. Truth be damned. They will write or say anything to make Israel look like the bad guys. It is Hamas who has a mandate to try and exterminate Israel and they took their first big steps on October 7th, when they raped, murdered and butchered small children, women, teens, men and dogs. They took hostages and still hold a large number including babies. They killed the parents and took the kids, an outrageous inhuman thing to do, but if you’re a Nazi why would you care.
My friend Maddie is now very nervous and doesn’t want to put anything out in public anymore. She’s afraid for her and her family’s wellbeing in the United States of America.
We have come to the point where the United States is no longer the land of the free.
The Anti-Israel stories will continue to be published on different social media platforms including Medium.com and there will be those who believe the lies, distortions and hate. There is little anybody can do about it. When other writers try, their lives are threatened. This is a horrible situation and the worst part, is there is no clear path out. Haters are now entrenched and they seek to put out lies while silencing the truth. We are living in a very scary time. Evil has found a place to hang out.