Why Israel Is Not Upset by Anonymous Hackers

By Shlomo  Maital


  A faceless group known as Anonymous (hackers) are attacking some of Israel’s websites. Here is why:

“You have shown that you do not respect international law,” said the group in a video released online addressing the Israeli government.  “This is why that on April 7, elite cyber-squadrons from around the world have decided to unite in solidarity with the Palestinian people against Israel as one entity to disrupt and erase Israel from cyberspace,” it added.

   April 7 ?  The eve of Holocaust Memorial Day?  On this day we remember what another group of “elite squadrons” did to us.   They tried to erase the entire Jewish people. They nearly succeeded.  

   This time, Anonymous is erasing bits and bytes.  There are probably those who would love to do much more (like Iran).  But this time, the Jewish people have their own country, true a tiny one, but with lots of capabilities.  So Anonymous, you can take down some websites, but you will soon understand why we aren’t sweating it.  Everything is relative.   You make a huge virtue of being anonymous, but it’s simply another word for cowardly.   If you identified yourselves, you might get some of your own medicine.

    So, tomorrow, at 10 a.m., when the sirens sound and the entire country of Israel stops to recall the Holocaust, we will not be thinking about Anonymous at all, or even concerned by it. 

    And by the way, Anonymous,  85 miles, or 148 kilometers, from my home city Haifa, just over an hour’s drive, Syrian elite squadrons have killed over 70,000 Syrians, with rockets, bombs, and perhaps even chemicals.   The most basic human right is the right to life.  How do you like Syria’s version of respect for international law?