Let Them March - To Our Victory!

Ben Packer,

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Ben Packer
Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Ben Packer moved to Israel in 1999, where he served in the IDF's Givati Brigade in the Gaza Strip. Ben served as a Rabbi on campus at Univ. of North Carolina and at Duke Univ. Ben now serves as Director of the Jerusalem Heritage House (www.heritagehouse.org.il) and Co-Director of Young Jewish Conservatives (www.youngjewishconservatives.org). He lives in the Old City of Jerusalem with his wife and 6 children....

I recently saw a ridiculous article in the Jpost (something more and more common, r"l) that is the essence of fear-mongering and fake news. I would ignore it if it wasn't such a sterling example of why we must be strong and counter these pathetic defeatist attitudes. 

Let's take a look:

First, the numbers are absurd and wildly unrealistic. The crowds at the recent violent riots, including today, on the border between Israel and Gaza are just a few thousand. This despite at least a million arabs living in Gaza - under tyrannical Hamas rule!!! The idea that the numbers will be higher in Jerusalem or nearby is preposterous. During the somewhat recent demonstrations over the metal detectors that were installed at the Temple Mount, there were never more than a few thousand, at most!

Speaking of those metal detector demonstrations, here's some serious fake news: "Palestinians last summer stormed the Temple Mount". Uh, no. They did not. Not even close. Those "protests" were staged, theatrical events that never involved breaking through police lines, much less Israeli army lines, as the case would be in the made-up scenario the author is trying to create and scare us with. 

Finally, the original quote that introduces the piece: According to Zalman Shoval, “No security fence or even a concrete barrier can stop an organized mass attempt to breach the Israeli border along a much larger front than merely the Gaza border.” Without to beat this argument to death with thousands of lyrical lashes, suffice it to say, the army and police will be there to hold the line, regardless of how many arabs might try to break through it. 

The only real danger to Israel is defeatist, leftists rhetoric and actions. Basically the New Israel Fund. The good news, with G-d's help, they don't stand a chance!

Shabbat Shalom,

Ben Packer

Old City, Jerusalem