Strange, Peculiar and Dangerous Thinking

When will World Jewry understand that no foreign government nor international body is going to save endangered Jews? We have to do it ourselves and for that we have an army.

Batya Medad,

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After my neighbor, Avihu Keinan, was killed in a badly planned army action, his father, Moshe, started a campaign against the perverse morality dominating our Israeli army.

This morning I found two very disturbing news articles showing that things are actually getting worse. Rocket attacks by the Arabs on Israel, on both the Negev and Gush Katif, are increasing. Only G-d?s miracles have protected our civilians and soldiers. The IDF?s response defies logic. ?IDF Chief of Operations Major-General Yisrael Ziv stated this is not the time to respond, citing the sensitive nature of the current political situation.? http://www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=83546

Now, what is that supposed to mean? Even more peculiar, the nicest, most polite word I can think of, was the statement of IDF Chief of Staff Lt-General Dan Halutz ?As a nation, we won?t act like terrorists?? http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1118110991022
http://www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=83550
The statement was quoted by both ?The Jerusalem Post? and Arutz 7; so have not doubt that the Chief of Staff said it. Since when is defensive army action ?terrorism?? What?s an army supposed to do? March in parades in fancy dress, unfurling banners? This isn?t Monaco. We?re a country constantly under attack. Our very existence is threatened. We don?t have to apologize nor rationalize military actions against aggressors.

Recent statements by Islamic Jihad leaders warn of increased terror against Israel. ?The period of calm is over and the Palestinians should be prepared to resume their attacks on Israel, a senior Islamic Jihad leader in the Gaza Strip declared on Tuesday.? http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1118110993487&p=1078027574097

Why isn?t Israel defending its citizens? What are they waiting for? The Arabs are telling everyone their plans; they?re not embarrassed. They have tacit support from the world just like the Nazis did when the ?concentration camps? were working at full capacity.

When will World Jewry understand that no foreign government or international body is going to save endangered Jews? We have to do it ourselves and for that we have an army. Sixty years ago Jews who survived the Holocaust made their way to the Holy Land to fight for Jewish Independence. Other Jews trekked across deserts from Arab countries to join them to establish a Jewish State. Leaking boats and legendary airlifts brought Jews from all over the world to strengthen our young country.

And now, almost sixty years later, despite our victories and technological sophistication, our military won?t fight like soldiers. They pretend to be philosophers and diplomats. Sorry, but in the real world, the world of bombs, bullets and explosives those ?pretty words? are farcial and dangerous.

Something?s wrong with our national psyche, but Baruch Hashem, not every brain is infested with the ?virus.?

Refuah Shleimah and Chodesh Tov.



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