Pet Peeve and Lots to Think About
Batya MedadNew York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after...
I wrote this the other night, because I just couldn't go to sleep with the condemnations ringing in my ears and heart. Why should anyone think that a Jews would take revenge by kidnapping and Arab and burning him to death? Nobody has the right to criticize other Jews by presuming that a Jew could have murdered anyone in such a way. At this point, there are very few facts, and the facts that are coming to light do not point in the direction of Jews. I suggest reading what Elder of Ziyon wrote, There had been previous attempts to kidnap members of Abu Khdeir's family.
We Jews are our worst enemies, and Israeli Jews are just too expert in taking the blame for what we haven't done. We (in general) are also too quick to think badly of other Jews.
Just because an Arab boy was found dead, burned beyond recognition after Arab terrorists murdered three Jewish Israeli boys, does not mean that Jews should be the first suspected of killing the Arab. It also isn't the time for high-minded superior-sounding words condemning all killings even the killing of Arabs.
At this point we should be concentrating on healing and making sure the world understands how violent and anti-life the Arabs can be. Read more...
But of course, our Jewish and Israeli history is full of amazing unexpected survival and victories. Otherwise we'd be just a short postscript or footnote in massive volumes of ancient history. There wouldn't be a State of Israel today nor a Jewish People if our survival was dependent on the normal rules/laws of nature.
Was it a cruel manipulation of the families and public to keep up hope that these three rather ordinary teens, who liked sports, music and normal teen activities as their families described, were alive and waiting to be rescued?
I think it would have had been a gazillion times worse if the parents and public had been told they were dead and they were in fact fighting for life. How many times had "experts" predicted the end of the Jewish People and here we are thriving despite the terrorism and antisemitism in this world?... read more
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