We do see from here what they are not willing to see from there!
This was written only a few years ago and recently we went again to the memorial for our loved ones who were murdered -my cousins 11 years ago and the Fogel family 3 years ago.
In the shadow of our grief and pain we see the release of murderers by the government of Israel- for what ? The only result is the encouragment of these murderers and others like them to continue to murder innocent people merely because they are Jewish.
It does not help that the members of the government change and a new Minister of Defense comes to office- where is the responsiblity?
In the shadow of the pain of the families of victims of terror, we continue to see the apathy and betrayal of the governments of Israel. I am printing this article that I wrote three years ago now especially in the fear of a further capitulation of the Israeli governments responsiblity for her citizens and the families who have lost their loved ones. The years do not erase the pain and the heartache of loss.
Just this past week my family sadly commemorated the brutal murders of Rabbi Elnatan and Dina Horwitz, my cousins HY"D, who were murdered in their home in Kiryat Arba, Hevron, Friday night Erev Shabbat Kodesh in 2003.
Then, just like this past Erev Shabbat, the brutal murders of the Fogel family, mother, father and three children as they slept innocently took place. The murdering terrorists went from one member of the family to the next and slaughtered them with blind hatred.
We hear Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Peres, and of course Barak - the "Minister of Defense" - condemning these horrific murders. They have the audacity to stand in front of us and demand condemnation from the world for these actions, while they along with all of the heads of the Israeli governments since the signing of the Oslo Accords in September 1993, refuse to see or accept the truth.
They continue to meet with the heads of the PLO and plan to continue to make "painful concessions" while willfully ignoring the reality that the hatred is bred inside of the official education facilities of the PLO. That no matter what Israel is willing to do in order to achieve the long anticipated and longed for "peace", the other side will never stop hating us and trying to destroy us.
How blind can these heads of government be? We open the official web sites of the PLO and learn what they are teaching their people including the lessons of hatred and lies to their children. We learn what their maps show - that there is no Israel - not only Yesha or Jerusalem, but they do not recognize our entire Land or our existence.
We witness the official educational texts of the PLO and learn that these are identical to the official Nazi propaganda used before and during the Holocaust in Europe to annihilate six million Jews, including one and half million children.
We hear the heads of the PLO declare that they will never accept that Israel is a Jewish State. So why do our leaders continue to ignore all of this blatant hatred and incitement? Why do they continue to play into the hands of the United States and the rest of the world who do not care if we disappear tomorrow from the face of the earth?
Only a few days ago mass forces were sent with weapons against families living in Chavat Gilad in the Shomron in order to destroy two dwellings. Daily on our roads we are continuously attacked and do not see any proper response from the security forces.
No matter how many cameras, guards etc, we use in our communities in order to try and protect our lives and the lives of our children it will not resolve the problem. The infrastructure of hate that is teaching would-be murderers like those who came in the night and butchered our families will continue to train and direct more murderers like them - that it is acceptable to continue to murder innocent people as long as they are Jews and especially if they are "settlers".
Let's face it, the Israeli government led by the Prime Minister and the so called Minister of Defense continue to ignore the real situation in their dangerous and pathetic attempt to pretend that if Israel is only willing to make more concessions and accept a "Palestinian State" we would be left alone.
There is a popular saying, "What is seen from here cannot be seen from there". This is constantly used to explain that we, the simple folk, are unable to comprehend what our leaders face and how they understand what is needed to be done.
I accept this theory but not in the way the media and government representatives wish for it to be understood. I accept that those heads of the government are disconnected from the reality of the situation and that they TRULY DO NOT SEE THE REAL PICTURE.
It is us, the simple citizens of Israel, who continue to pay an unacceptable horrific heart-breaking price for their refusal to accept the truth. Israel does not have nor will she ever have a partner for peace let alone peaceful co-existence.
I wish to quote a former leader of the Jewish people, David Ben-Gurion, who was also a settler. (Speech to the 21st Zionist Congress, Basil 1937) "No Jew is at liberty to surrender the right of the Jewish Nation and the Land of Israel to exist. No Jewish body is sanctioned to do so. No Jew alive today has the authority to yield any piece of land whatsoever. This right is preserved by the Jewish People throughout the generations and cannot be forfeited under any circumstance. Even if at some given time there will be those who declare that they are relinquishing this right, they have neither the power nor the jurisdiction to negate it for future generations to come…..Our right to this Land, in its entirety, is steadfast, inalienable and eternal."
Perhaps if our so-called leaders were reminded of these words declared long before our Nation established a Jewish State in our eternal Land, they would accept the truth. The truth that must Israel stop pretending that there is some Arab leadership – including or perhaps especially the PLO who will ever be willing to allow us to live safely in our Land.
We do not wish to hear words of comfort, anger or sorrow, unless the remorse of these same leaders prompts them to immediately stop endangering us, and allowing the despicable murderers to come in to our homes and butcher innocent families- including infants and children HY"D.