Rabbi Dee, the father and husband of the three British-Israeli victims of Friday’s Palestinian terrorist attack gave a powerful speech on Friday, defending the nation of Israel, and challenging the world’s media that condemns Israel.

“World media, show me your true colours… are I and my family really a threat to world peace?”

“The time has come to look at Israel in a new light, first we Jews brought you the Bible, now we bring you a country that has so much good that can be shared with humanity…Support Israel’s cause… support good over evil.” 

Speaking at a press conference in Efrat, the British rabbi appeared to choke back tears as he described how he discovered his spouse, Lucy Dee, and their children, Maia and Rina, had been murdered.

“We will never accept terror as legitimate,” he argued. “We will never blame the murder on the victims. There is no such thing as moral equivalence between terrorist and victim.”

Hailing the rare confluence of Easter, Pesach and Ramadan, he said: “All world religions believe that we have the power to tell the difference between good and evil so that we can choose to do good. 

“And if we choose good, then we make the world into a better place. I am saddened that recently – maybe over the past 20 years of my life, this innate ability to differentiate between good and evil has been gradually lost from humanity.”

April 10, he went on, would therefore become “international Dees day,” on which the world could reflect on the difference between right and wrong.

“If you feel that it was wrong to shoot dead at close range three beautiful innocent young ladies in the prime of their lives then please post a picture of you or your spouse or your children with an Israeli flag,” Dee added.

“Or just post a picture of an Israeli flag and share it on Facebook, Instagram or whatever social media app you use.”

Turning to a whiteboard behind him, Dee then drew a basic depiction of the Israeli flag.

“My beautiful late wife Lucy and I have tried to bring up our children with strong moral values,” he continued.

“Helping others, caring for others, building community, and baruch Hashem, thank God, I believe that Tali, Keren and Yehuda will do that in their lives and pass those values down to their children and hence play their part in building a better world. 

“This anonymous terrorist with the Kalashnikov – what did he achieve? A temporary victory? Some marks he can carve into his gun? Where’s his future ? Is he spending the time with his children to teach them decent life values? Does he even have children or is he a child himself?

“[He is] a product of a broken culture that does not differentiate between good and evil, so he cannot see a future for himself.”

This year, we want to do more to bless Israel and the Jewish people.

We know that as we bless Israel this year, God will bless us, just as He promised in Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Now is the time to bless Israel and the Jewish people.