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We Are Not Starting Over Again

Here's the message for Hamas: This is not 2,000 years ago, 1945, or 2001. We are not going to start over again. We've done it too many times. Not this time. NEVER AGAIN.
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November 16, 2023
A person wears a hat reading ” Never Again 10*7*23″ as thousands of people attend the March for Israel on the National Mall November 14, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

For about 2,000 years, the Jews were exiled from the land of Israel and have been persecuted by almost every country they lived in.  “The Phantom of the Opera” and “The Lion King” are never going to catch up to how long the “Kill the Jew” show has been running. This is the longest-running persecution in history. 

That brings us to October 7th, 2023.  The world has just experienced its single worst day of the murder of Jews since the Holocaust. This is Israel’s 9/11. I shudder to imagine what would happen if Israel did not have the IDF and America. Hamas and their other Nazi playmates would now be well on their way to cheerfully murdering 7 million more of us. By the way, it’s not just Jews they want to kill.  It’s anyone who isn’t them.

Here’s the message for Hamas: This is not 2,000 years ago, 1945, or 2001. We are not going to start over again. We’ve done it too many times. Not this time. NEVER AGAIN.

Evil Hamas, you could have had a nice life, but you blew it.  We watch you dance as you spill our blood. That is not a Jewish value. As you will see, we do not dance as your blood soaks the earth. God willing (and I believe He is), your days are numbered. Not even dental records will document who you were.

I am now more in love with the Jewish people than ever before. I have never seen a people anywhere pick up ash and turn it into an oasis so quickly. It’s because they have a resilience like the world has never seen. Jews choose life, not death. 

I am now more in love with the Jewish people than ever before. I have never seen a people anywhere pick up ash and turn it into an oasis so quickly. It’s because they have a resilience like the world has never seen. Jews choose life, not death. The world has been trying forever to rid the earth of us. How’s that working out, world?

It’s become as clear as Fiji Water that it’s not about peace, land, jobs, hospitals, or schools that Hamas wants to build. It’s about killing Jews. They don’t care a scintilla about the Palestinian people. I care more about the Palestinians than Hamas does.  

So, let me tell you why I love Jews more and more each day. Since October 7th, I have been to four rallies in support of all the people of Israel, not just the Jews. I have heard the Lt. Governor of California, the mother of a kidnapped son, Roz Rothstein of Stand with Us, Rabbi Hier and Rabbi Cooper from the Museum of Tolerance, and my Rabbi, Elazar Muskin, and many others all say the same thing: We want peace and will have it.

Why I love Jews is because, so far, not once have I heard any of the Jewish speakers call for a Jewish Holy War — never heard anyone call for the death of all the Palestinian people or call for a Jewish day of rage. I have not heard a call for revenge. What they are asking is for their soldiers and hostages to come home safely. What they are asking for is to get rid of Hamas and to stop Iran from getting the bomb.

Nobody has come over to me and whispered that they wanted to slice open the gut of a Palestinian baby or parade naked Palestinian women through the street while beating their bodies with a stick, as Hamas did. You’ve heard it before. If Jews laid down their weapons for peace, they would all be dead the next day. If Palestinians laid down their weapons, there would be peace and prosperity. Hamas will go the way of all the others that tried to get rid of the Jews. They will disappear into the sand. Let’s hope it’s sooner than later.

Avinu Malkeinu Our Father, our King, have compassion upon us, and upon our infants and children. Our Father, our King, do it for the sake of those who were slain for Your holy Name. Our Father, our King, do it for the sake of those who were slaughtered for Your Oneness. Our Father, our King, do it for the sake of those who went through fire and water for the sanctification of Your Name. Our Father, our King, avenge the spilled blood of Your servants.

Am Yisrael Chai


Mark Schiff is a comedian, actor and writer, and host of the ‘You Don’t Know Schiff’ podcast. His new book is “Why Not? Lessons on Comedy, Courage and Chutzpah.”

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