I remember as a small child my maternal Grandfather - a strong, educated, fluent in 8 languages, lover of nature and a photographer by trade standing and weeping - this to me was so shocking that I didn't know what to do with myself. I would say- saba -saba- grandfather grandfather what is wrong? When he calmed down enough to speak he said, "they didn't only murder us, they erased any trace of us ever being- the Talmud Torah, the synagogues, the graveyards- everything." He of course was referring to the Nazis and the murder of our families HY"D in Europe.
We, who were born after the establishment of the State of Israel must never ever take it for granted that history will not repeat itself. Look at the situation today all around the extreme acts of hatred, murder of Jews - not only in Israel, but all over the world.
And here? Aside from the continuous malicious acts of hatred that attack Jews both verbally and continue to murder with the active encouragment of the Palestinian Authority- or is it called Hamas Authority now? We have all witnessed the extreme reactions to acts of the so-called "Price Tag" and how it has been labelled "acts of terror".
In the past few days we have witnessed the destruction of synagogues and Holy books and Torahs- and the reaction??? Silence- no coverage - no accusations of hate - certainly not labelled acts of terror.
And now- Mr. Peres going to "pray for peace" with the Pope and one of the leaders of the newly formed government of terror between PA and Hamas? How can this be allowed? It makes no difference even if the intentions of the Pope were indeed to attempt to call for peace- how can Israel be a part of this farce???? While the Hamas continues to attack Israel, and the PA continue to incite and encourage hatred and attacks against Israeli citizens and calls terrorists "martyrs"?
How dare the government of Israel be a part of this? I call upon the government of Israel- the Prime Minister and members of the government and anyone else in their right mind to stop encouraging the hatred and attacks against Israel, our citizens, our soldiers and to finally stand up and do what they are supposed to do- protect our lives -protect our history- liberate our Holy Sites - first and foremost the Temple Mount - for the most natural historical right that we have - to live - to pray - to defend our Torah- our Land- our lives -not only for us who live here but for the Jewish people all over the world. Because if we are safe and strong then they will be also.