This is the time of year when many young Jewish families engage
in an exodus from New York to settle in the sunny, warm state of
Florida. These Jewish families occupy residences in a number of
hotels and apartment buildings. The large influx of Jewish families
to Florida puts a tremendous strain on the infrastructure and causes
friction with the native residents. It is time to consider putting
an end to the Jewish occupation of Florida and removing some of
the temporary settlements along the coastline.
Miami Beach has long been a haven for Jewish retirees from New
York. The Jewish population in Miami-Dade County has made significant
contributions to the growth, development and economy of the region.
However, in the last 30 years, there have been some ominous developments
in the Jewish demographics of Florida. It appears that many young
Jewish families have moved northward and established settlements
in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. There are now hundreds of thousands
of Jews living in these counties in many different settlements.
These settlements with young, Jewish families are the major obstacle
to the peace and stability of the region. They will promote friction
and conflict with the Muslim communities. They are posing a threat
to the gentle tranquility that the State of Florida is known for
and they should all be dismantled. The Jews there should be compensated
and relocated to Miami-Dade County.
Demographic studies have shown that there is an increase of young
Muslims moving into various Florida counties. These young Muslims
are coming to Florida to study air navigation, nuclear energy, and
chemical engineering. It is a common observation that when Jews
live among Muslims, they tend to incite violence from the Muslim
community. The presence of Jews provokes Muslims into committing
a variety of violent activities. For example the increase in the
number of small synagogues encourages young Muslims to throw incendiary
devices at the synagogues. This necessitates a response from the
police and fire departments that make a lot of noise and block traffic.
It would reduce the efficiency of the emergency response teams.
The residents of Florida should not be subjected to this annoyance
and then be asked to pay for additional police protection for the
synagogues. This would be an unfair burden on the peaceful people
Another example is the incitement caused by young Jewish men who
walk around the streets with little black caps, and fringes sticking
out of their shirts. When Muslim men observe these Jewish men, they
may act on their desire to attack a Jewish infidel and consequently
stab or shoot the Jew. When the Jewish victim is taken to the hospital,
he may require a blood transfusion which would put a strain on the
available blood supply, which is usually in short supply. Of course
it is recognized that if the Jewish victim dies quickly before he
gets to the hospital, then this would not be a problem.
Even young Jewish women may present and obstacle to peace and
tranquility. While most young women in Florida wear minimal clothing
in the hot climate, some Jewish women have been observed wearing
long sleeves, long skirts, and wigs. This makes them more susceptible
to heat stroke. The additional calls to 911 would put an unneeded
strain on the emergency services divisions.
There is sufficient historical justification for dismantling the
Jewish settlements in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. First, there
is no evidence that there were any Jews with Ponce de Leon when
he explored Florida in 1513. There were only a handful of Jews in
Florida when it became a state in 1845. Careful study of the Jewish
Torah and Talmud reveals no mention at all of the State of Florida.
Archeological digs in Florida have not revealed any evidence of
the presence of ancient Jewish tribes. Consequently, the Jews living
in Florida have no historical, cultural, or religious connection
to the State, so they have no right to be there.
Governor Bush of Florida should call an emergency meeting of the
State Legislature to discuss the disengagement of Jewish settlements
from Broward and Palm Beach Counties. He should issue a statement
supporting the dismantling of all settlements that are occupying
space in these counties. At the same time, he should reaffirm the
rights of Jews to live in Miami-Dade County where they have been
welcome for many years. As a symbolic gesture of goodwill, an Office
of Jewish Relations should be opened in Miami. This office would
work together with the Disengagement Agency. Young Jewish families
who are displaced from Palm Beach to Miami, would be granted compensation
of $80,000 per family to help defray the costs of moving. Until
the permanent homes are ready, the displaced Jews can live in little
canvas huts with bamboo roofs. Their vacated homes can then be offered
at reduced prices to young Muslims who are coming to Florida from
refugee camps in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. They will be
in desperate need of descent, affordable housing. This plan should
provide an adequate solution to the problem of Jewish settlements,
which are presenting an obstacle to peace in the region. If it doesnt,
the Legislature should convene again to discuss a Final Solution
to the problem of Jewish occupation and settlement in Florida.
(c) 2005, I. Zwick, NYC
Israel Zwick is a commentator on the Middle East based in New York.