“There have been about 1,200 Israelis that have been butchered by Hamas terrorists. That is the equivalent to around 30,000 or 40,000 Americans, if you adjust for population.”
Karys Rhea is an associate producer of American Thought Leaders on EpochTV and a fellow with the Jewish Leadership Project.
“This is a very big deal, not just for Israelis, but for Jews around the world, because this is the greatest loss of Jewish life in a single day since the Holocaust,” says Ms. Rhea.
She sat down with us to discuss what people aren’t understanding about the latest war between the Hamas terrorist group and the State of Israel.
“I think Jews and antisemitism are frequently taken out of the equation here [in terms of] what’s going on. But for both diasporan Jews and Jews in Israel, this is really an attack on their identity,” says Ms. Rhea. “It says in [Hamas’s] charter that they want to eliminate every Jew from the land of Israel—from the ‘Zionist entity’—and then move on to the rest of the world. So, we’re talking really about genocidal antisemitism here. And unfortunately, in a lot of Arab-Muslim cultures, kids are still raised with Jew hatred from a very early age. You have books like ‘Mein Kampf’ or the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion,’ which are still very, very popular in these places.”

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