We try to document the extent to which Israel depends on American Jewish support; and University of Chicago scholar Sara Yael Hirschhorn has argued that one out of six settlers is American so it has American pedigree. Well, check out this extremely disturbing video appeal from a man who calls himself Ben Goldstein of Memphis, reaching out to you from “God’s land of Israel,” the occupied West Bank, near what he describes as a “Hamas stronghold” Palestinian village.
Hey, it’s Ben Goldstein getting at you from Judea.. All I want to ask you, is when you see this video, you think of what’s going on in the land of Israel, you think of what’s going on in God’s land…
If you want to feel like you’re a part of securing the Jewish nation, let’s do it together. I’ve been doing this since the beginning of the Gaza war, and I sure as hell am not going to stop. When my people are being slaughtered in the street like dogs– enough is enough!
He wants you to pay for ballistic glasses for soldiers.
These guys get nothing… Come be a partner with me… I can get you here with me delivering gear to soldiers… Just share this video….Anything. I don’t need advice, I don’t need pep talk. I need you to help. Partner up.
As for Israeli responses to violence:
We always attack, we always move forward, and we always do what’s right, no matter what, even if it’s uncomfortable…
[But] we cannot do that by ourselves anymore… The security situation has deteriorated so badly that we need additional cameras, we need day night cameras, we need stuff that is militarily approved.
The traffic passing me could be terrorists in a vehicle. Literally terrorists. Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Al Qaeda cells.
This video bolsters my view that the conflict will not end till it breaks on American shores. I don’t want violence in Israel and Palestine and I don’t want it here either, but that is how such matters historically have resolved themselves. And Ben Goldstein of Memphis is gungho.
Goldstein posted this appeal on Facebook, along with a Memphis address:
My name is Ben Goldstein and my mission is to make certain our soldiers in Israel are protected above and beyond what they are issued.
Over the course of 1 week I have seen Jewish people in Israel, regular parents and children like you, knifed, slashed, shot, murdered and butchered, by terrorists in the streets of Jerusalem, walking to the Western Wall and simply driving down the street.
Jewish and Israeli blood is once again cheap.
I am here to help prevent these attacks and to gear up our soldiers and civilians with the proper equipment needed to defend against this random, brutal and sickening terror.
I have been actively and directly helping our brave IDF warriors gear up with state of the art bullet proof vests, flashlights and ballistic glasses.
This gear allows them to fight effectively with confidence knowing they have the most advanced protection possible.
Their issued vests are terrible, old and a two piece system that is highly ineffective in combat as well as very uncomfortable for every day usage.
The soldiers are not issued eye protection (ballistic glasses) and most do not have proper flashlights for night patrols and terorrist arrests. Most injuries during the Gaza war were from eye related injuries.
I personally put my body on the line every day to protect what I believe in.
I patrol the hills of Judea, from the outskirts of Bethlehem to Hebron, as well as my communities perimeter, twice a day every day.
Please join me by partnering and delivering this life saving protective gear direct to our IDF warriors.
The donation can be tax deductible or you can donate directly via PayPal.
All gear deliveries are video and photographed and posted on Facebook, or sent to your email.
Thank you all and God bless.
I can answer any questions.