Thank G-d for Roadblocks

Michael Freund,

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Michael Freund
Michael Freund served as Deputy Communications Director in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office under Binyamin Netanyahu during his first term of office. He is the Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel (, a Jerusalem-based organization that searches for and assists the Lost Tribes of Israel and other "hidden Jews" seeking to return to the Jewish people. In addition, Freund is a correspondent and syndicated columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and authors a popular blog on Middle East affairs, Fundamentally Freund. A native New Yorker, Freund is a graduate of Princeton University and holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia. He has lived in Israel for the past 19 years and remains a loyal New York Mets fan....

Not that we should need any reminders, but just in case anyone out there has somehow forgotten just what it is that Israel is up against, check out the following news item:

Boy carrying 5 bombs detained

            By Efrat Weiss

IDF forces apprehend a 15-year-old Palestinian boy carrying five pipe bombs at the Hawara roadblock south of the West Bank town of Nablus; "I looked into his eyes, he was on the brink of tears and scared to death,” soldier tells Ynet

That’s right – Palestinian terror groups sent a 15-year old kid, one of their own children, for G-d’s sake, to serve as a weapons delivery system.

Nonetheless, Israel’s Prime Minister still plans on going ahead with the withdrawal from Gaza and northern Samaria in less than 100 days – even as the Palestinians continue trying to kill innocent Jews. So much for appeasement.

In case this story sounds familiar – that’s because it is the second time in the past three months that a 15-year old Palestinian was caught at the very same roadblock while trying to sneak through with explosives for use in anti-Israel terror.

Keep that in mind the next time you hear someone in the media complaining about those “Israeli army checkpoints” and the “daily humiliation” they impose on the Palestinians.

Were it not for those checkpoints, a lot more innocent people would no longer be with us.

G-d bless the IDF.

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