Once again, once again, we are reminded about the never, never land in which we live.
Today, five Israeli soldiers were wounded on the Gaza border, one very seriously. They were searching for some of the hundredes of tunnles that the Gaza Arabs have created at great expense ( though Israel supplies much of the materials - I know, hard to believe).
We left Gaza in 2005 because PM Sharon and all his yes men assured us that iin fact the policy that has always been urged by the Far Left has been correct all these years afterall . So Israel destroyed twenty five flourishing and heroic communities and delivered them to the Arabs of Gaza. Sharon literally turned plow shares into swords - and this was considered sophisticated politics... No need to dwell on the painful and absurd details. This morning we paid yet another "price for peace" , that hateful phrase coined by Shimon Peres, architect of the Oslo debacle and the high priest of national delusion ( and thus suicide).
When Peres and Rabin sprung the Oslo accords on Israel and the world, Rabin was warned that if Israel does indeed leave Gaza there will be rockets fired from there into Israel. His retort was, "There never has been a rocket fired from Gaza (true) and there never will be one (not so true). You are just afraid of peace!" I wonder if he is still able to count the thousands of rockets that have been fired since that very confident insight back in 1993. I wonder if Sharon is being informed of the price of HiS bold and sophisticated policies?
The "peace of the brave", was another phrase concocted to confuse and subdue the public. Another cute one used by Peres and friends was "one makes peace with enemies not friends" Hughh..? If one declares they are your enemy ( as in, they incite against you and don't recognize your right to exist and glorify those who kill you.. they should be treated as such.. or am I missing something?
Why am I bringing up these points which is not hot news today ? I guess the thought of yet more families consumed by worry over the fate of their loved ones jarred me into sharing my frustration and pain with our totally self created slippery and dangerous slope and I wonder along with many who did no buy into the thought control spinnners - when and how will we stop the slide?
While "Palestinian" society appears mobilized for total and protracted religious war, ours wishes it away as a "situation" . As one buffalo is shot , the others raise their heads for a moment and return to chewing the grass until the next shot rings out to disturb their feeding . Appeasement corrupts the most basic self preservation instincts.. Israel seems to have has lost its moral certitude.
There was a time when our leaders understood at least a thing or two about the reality of this conflict with our neighbors.
Golda Meir, was not always right but she did understand that "There will be peace when the Arabs love their children more than they hate ours". Period.
When our leaders rush to shake the hand of those who want to take our house away and teach their people to hate us, we have lost something that can not be replaced with any amount of planes, tanks or money - or promises from "friends" .
Like many , I grasp for hope. Its a good idea to look at our sources and the inspired words of the prophets for hope and comfort.
Isaiah,"The Philistines will finally be sent to other countries on the wings of birds and by way of ships of the seas..."
Now THAT is sound policy! May we merit it speedily in our time .