21 Things Israel Should Really Tell the World Court
Enough of the legal jargon. Let's tell it like it really is.
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The State of Israel is currently (and pathetically) standing trial against South Africa’s allegations of “genocide” — after the Jewish state was infiltrated and attacked by the actually genocidal Hamas terrorist group.
During these legal proceedings at the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court, scholarly jargon is being served to largely ignorant and uneducated audiences whose intellectual laziness leads to intellectual dishonesty, the very thing that has gotten millions of Jews murdered.
Therefore, I thought that Israel should make its case in rather plain language, as follows:
South Africa: Who are you bringing to the stand, Israel?
Israel: There are dozens of Israeli women and girls who would like to testify in this perverted, unfounded, and vindictive hearing on genocide. Except they can’t. They were anally gang-raped, mutilated, and murdered on October 7th by Hamas in the service of Allah.
Little Eitan Kapister should be testifying for Israel as well. Eitan would tell the world that he was murdered on October 7th, his fifth birthday, and that there was no family to mourn him because his parents and siblings were also massacred by Hamas.
Liel Hetzroni should also be testifying for Israel. Liel would tell you that she was murdered along with her twin brother, aunt, and grandfather in their home. It took six weeks to identify remnants of the 12-year-old girl and officially declare her death.
Israel, is it true that your decision to respond to the terror attacks on October 7th has included actions of genocidal intent against the Palestinians in Gaza?
Israel: To borrow a now-infamous line from our friends who run some of America’s most prestigious universities, it is a context-dependent decision.
What does that mean?
Israel: The International Court of Justice has never judged a country responsible for genocide. Not Cambodia. Not Rwanda. Not Syria. Not China. Not Sudan. It has never censured the desire for genocide either. This is only expressed against Israel.1
How, then, do you explain some of your legislators who have made what seem like genocidal comments about Palestinians in Gaza?
Israel: It is true that some of our politicians have made unbecoming comments. However, when so-called “anti-Zionists” call for gassing the Jews, everyone calls it “free speech.” When our fringe politicians say something out-of-line, it’s branded as “genocide.” But we digress.
If the statements were not intended, they would have not been made.
Israel: It seems that Israelis are the only people in the world who are guilty of making statements out of tremendous trauma, thanks to Hamas’ October 7th massacre, which included raping teenage girls, beheading babies, burning children and their families to death, dismemberment, cooking a newborn in the oven, and cutting open women’s private parts — all while screaming in Arabic, “Allah is the greatest!”
My name is Adila Hassim. I’m a lawyer representing South Africa’s legal team here at the UN International Court of Justice…
Israel: Ms. Hassim, before you continue, can you please just let us know: Did Hamas pay you to be its legal representation in South African rand, or in Israeli shekels that Israel allows it to use because no other country would dare offer its currency to the Palestinians, who can barely keep their economies afloat? We’re asking for a friend, of course.
Are you insinuating that we’ve been bribed?
Israel: Either that, or you’re complicit in Hamas’ genocidal war against Israel and the Jewish People.
We take genocide very seriously. History will forever look kindly on South Africa’s people for this noble and heroic deed.
Israel: And Nelson Mandela was a great supporter of Zionism, an advocate of Israel’s right to exist in peace and security, and a friend of South Africa’s Jewish community. How repulsed he would be by the current South African government’s immoral and antisemitic assault on the Jewish state.
Mr. Mandela would also be repulsed by Israeli genocide.
Israel: Or he would have wondered where South Africa was when millions of people were killed or displaced from their homes in Syria, Yemen, and Sudan. And by whom? By Hamas’ allies.
This isn’t about Hamas. It’s about Israeli genocide. Shouldn’t Jews know better after the Holocaust?
Israel: The world’s fifth-most active terror group carried out the worst crime against Jews since the Holocaust, and now comes along a completely unrelated country with a crooked history to defend this terror group in the name of the Holocaust — which is why the term “genocide” was invented. By a Jew. How dare you.
Hamas will have their day in court.
Israel: We don’t need to waste this unenforceable court’s time on Hamas. It proudly admits ambitions to commit genocide on all Israelis and Jews. Hamas is, in fact, guilty of a double genocide: one against Israel and another by using Palestinians as human shields on a daily basis. But this doesn’t stop many journalists and UN employees from supporting, defending, and legitimizing Hamas, now does it?
Fine, but the world desperately wants Israel’s genocide against the uninvolved and poor Palestinians to end immediately.
Israel: Saudi Arabia just said they still want to make peace with us after the war. Can’t you read between the lines?
Saudi Arabia is one of the countries that endorsed this lawsuit against Israeli genocide.
Israel: Do you know who’s really being genocided? White South African farmers. True story. Look it up.
What does race have anything to do with this?
Israel: It doesn’t, except that South Africa’s legal team, by the looks of it, appears to be proudly carrying the DEI baton. How do you say “woke” in Afrikaans?
This is a serious matter, Israel. There is no safe space in Gaza, and Israel should be ashamed.
Israel: Actually, Israel cares more for the Palestinians than Hamas does. If Israel truly wanted to commit genocide in Gaza, the war would have ended on October 8th. Israel could easily flatten the strip in a single day’s worth of bombing, and your friends in Hamas would suffocate to death as the rubble plugs the exits of the terror tunnels where they’ve been hiding.
Instead, Israel has warned Palestinians when and where it is going to attack, facilitates aid to the Palestinians, helps with evacuations, and established humanitarian corridors so civilians can avoid the battle zones.
Meanwhile, everyday Palestinians — the people Hamas supposedly represents — have no “safe space” because Hamas didn’t spend any of the billions of dollars in aid that it has received to build safety mechanisms for its people in the event that, say, Hamas would invade Israel and slaughter hundreds of innocent civilians using the most gruesome and evil methods, while kidnapping children, women, and the elderly.
And unlike European and other countries which readily welcomed Ukrainian refugees after Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, not a single one of the dozens of Arab and Muslim-majority countries offered to temporarily shelter Palestinians living in Gaza. But hey, there’s nothing like one big Arab family, right?
The Palestinian people have suffered for 75 years.
Israel: Wait, is this trial another one of the twisted attempts to make mostly dubious Palestinian grievances superior to Jewish lives? Is this trial another one of the backdoor channels to help a country called Palestine effectively replace the one and only Jewish state in the Jews’ indigenous homeland?
There is a video of Israeli soldiers singing and dancing and chanting, “There are no innocent civilians.”
Israel: And what about all the videos of Palestinians in Gaza celebrating as dead Israeli bodies were paraded through their streets on October 7th? What about the poll done by Bir Zeit University in Ramallah which found that more than 75 percent of Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza support Hamas and what they perpetrated on October 7th?
This is a shame because the Palestinians are highly capable and among the most educated in the Arab world. Yet for the last hundred years or so, they’ve diverted much of their resources and capabilities not to build something for themselves, but to destroy the Jewish state.
At any given moment, it is more important to the Palestinians that the Jews won’t feel safe in our homeland than it is for the Palestinians to develop a successful, prosperous nation alongside a Jewish one.
So you’re victim-blaming the Palestinians?
Israel: No, many Israelis would still be happy to share the present-day Levant with them. But bizarre and unfounded allegations of genocide against Israel, as well as the proceedings here that are a dangerous travesty, only make the Israeli-Palestinian conflict worse.
The UN General Assembly, which appoints the judges here today, is dominated by dictatorships, repressive and authoritarian regimes, and infested with antisemitism. Therefore, by definition, these judges lack the moral authority to stand in judgment over any democracy, especially Israel.
As for South Africa, it is now securing its place in history books as the country that sided with modern-day Nazis. The day will come when South Africa will be overwhelmingly embarrassed by its decision to defend Hamas. The day will come when South Africa will come begging the Jewish People for forgiveness.
South Africa is doing what it can. That is why we have brought you, Israel, to this court, so it can do what is in its powers to do.
Israel: But the International Court of Justice has no power to enforce anything. Otherwise, long ago, we would have brought here the decades of some of the world’s most despicable terrorism against Israel and its citizens, carried out by Palestinians, and systemically sanctioned and sponsored by Palestinian leadership.
If you want to talk about the actual definition of genocide, we would be happy to. From the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, to Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas, Palestinian genocide against Israelis and Jews knows no bounds.
Israel, the people in this court room and outside of it deserve to hear the truth about your genocide in Gaza.
Israel: The truth is, it’s quite the spectacle to see mobs of antisemites march around The Hague and take to streets around the world, hoping to see the Jewish state hung on baseless accusations.
Meanwhile, in South Africa, a Jewish player on the country’s cricket national team was just removed as captain because of his “pro-Israel” comments last year. But, sure, keep reminding us that “anti-Zionism is not antisemitism.”
This has nothing to do with the Jews.
Israel: Then why are you defending Hamas, whose charter includes a “hadith,” an Islamic commandment, that suggests the Day of Judgment will not come until the Muslims fight and kill the Jews?2 And whose plans, actions, and instructions to operatives on October 7th to murder as many Jews as possible, are the very definitions of attempted genocide and genocidal intent!
Hamas is not a state, but South Africa is. So the South African government should be tried by this International Court of Justice for supporting genocide.
South Africa: No further questions, your honors.
David Wolpe on X
1988 Hamas charter. Wikipedia.