Defense/Security 10:05 PM 3/8/2014
Middle East 3:13 AM 3/7/2014
Inside Israel 7:37 PM 3/8/2014
Life Lessons with Judy Simon
Yehudit Tayar lives with her family in Bet Horon in the Benjamin Region for over 30 years, serves as an emergency first response medic, sits on the Board of Directors of Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron,and is one of the spokespeople of the Jewish pioneers in Yesha.
Well I remember the terror in the Jordan Valley and the missile attacks, along with the infiltration of terrorists when I served there as a combat soldier. The non-stop attempts to murder Israelis with Jordan used as the base for the attacks on Israel. The endless hours of laying ambushes for the terrorists and the price we paid for these murderous attacks both against military and civilians.
How can this be ignored by the government of Israel who should first and foremost learn from past mistakes and the inacceptable price that we pay? The result of the wanton destruction of Gush Katif , not only for our families who were thrown out of their lives, beautiful communities, synagogues, flourishing successful agriculture, our loved ones who were removed from their graves- what do we get in return for this atrocity? Attacks, missiles, tunnels, terror and not only in the south. The lesson learned by our enemy is that Israel does not demand the halt of terror in order to run ahead and implement actions that are terribly harmful to the security of the people and State of Israel.
What will it take for Israel to stand up for our rights to live here without the fear of more terrorists being released for no reason except to strengthen their resolve to murder again and to encourage others to engage in terror. Abbas himself said only recently time after time, "the talks are in a stalemate but we shall continue them until all of the prisoners are released." -not murderers- not terrorists- prisoners who are given honors and rewards by the officials of the Palestinian Authority.
We, who are connected with security and rescue issues did not need the latest terror attack in Bat Yam to recognize the dangers. We live these dangers daily on the roads, and not only inside of Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley. Jerusalem our eternal capital is constantly under attack - not only verbal attack but terror attack with stabbings, rocks fire bombs etc.
The United States may claim to have a partnership with Israel but history proves different. Not only the Oslo Agreements and all of the agreements signed following the Accords- take for example our brother Jonathan Pollard rotting in jail now 29 years - a precedent in American punishment - when will he finally be released to come home to Israel?
It is no comfort that the United States condemns terror attacks- they are responsible for these attacks almost as much as the terrorists themselves for pressuring Israel into making dangerous life threatening concessions.
We can only hope and pray that the Israeli government wakes up before it is too late and that it finally ceases to endanger our very existance here in our eternal homeland. We for one will continue to serve, guard, rescue and be a voice of the truth for the good of not only Israel, but for the Jewish people wherever they live - we have learned from history that only a secure Jewish homeland will protect the lives of our people no matter where they are.