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Taking On Caroline Glick!

By Batya Medad
6/18/2008, 12:00 AM

What's the feminine version of -- David vs Goliath?

Being that I'm just a blogger, repected, maybe, but no competition for a well-known newspaper writer, editor and
Israel has a choice. It doesn't have to be a victim. Israeli leaders have chosen victimhood.
now book-writer, Caroline Glick, I wonder how much influence my opinion will have.  Even before hearing about her book, Hadassa De Young's comment to Shiloh Musings reminding me that Glick is a big Bibi Netanyau supporter took some of the shine off of her reputation.  I didn't have to read much to be totally dishenchanted.

"Shackled"?

I don't like the term the esteemed and respected Caroline Glick used to describe Israel in her book, Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad.

"Shackled" is passive, meaning that someone did it to someone else. That means that Israel is some sort of victim. I don't think it's so simple.

Israel has a choice. It doesn't have to be a victim. Israeli leaders have chosen victimhood. That's the rationale behind using the Holocaust to excuse our having a state. The Jewish Nation existed long before the German one and long before Nazism. Even Zionism predates all that. We did not need to lose Six Million precious Jewish souls to "deserve" a state.

Our Zionist "leaders" have shackled ourselves. Just like Dorothy always had to power in herself to return to Kansas, we have the power to brake the shackles and be a free and independent nation-- if we really desire it!