Israel's "Big Squeeze," Attacked from North and South

Batya Medad ,

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Batya Medad
New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

I know that most of you readers live outside of Israel, so you may relate to last night's post,  Embarrassing Confession. Please read it and send me your comments, thanks.

Israel's "Big Squeeze," Now being Attacked from Both North and South

Anti-Israel Arab terrorists based in Syria shot five missiles/rockets or let's just call them potentially deadly weapons at Israel last night.
Five rockets fired from Syria explode near communities in the Golan Heights. No injuries but a power outage was reported in the area.
I checked international news sites like Reuters and Associated Press, but it wasn't mentioned. If you're counting on getting your news from there, and most newspapers are only secondary news sources getting their primary news from those news sites, you wouldn't know about those attacks on Israel. All they bothered featuring were Israel's retaliatory attacks on Gaza. Balanced coverage?
"Mah pitome, why do something new?"

stiff upper lip

There's no "balance" proportionality when it comes to how people see Israel. We're expected to turn the other cheek, keep that stiff upper lip, those mantras of the goyim that they don't uphold.

I've been in Israel since 1970, so my first gut reaction when hearing that we've been attacked from the north, is 1973 Yom Kippur War when Syria and Egypt coordinated their surprise attacks on us and almost defeated the State of Israel.

Israel was caught totally flatfooted, but luckily it was on the holiest day of the year, when we were praying and fasting. G-d pitched in and after many of our soldiers were killed, we defeated those two enemy armies, the Syrians and the Egyptians. The most serious complication, which almost caused our defeat was that the Israeli Government, unlike in the 1967 Six Days War which was fought without any foreign "advice," this time we kept up consultations with the Americans who were in cahoots with Egypt. The American aim was to make us totally dependent, a protectorate of theirs. They had planned for a stalemate, not an Israeli victory.

This week's Parshat Shavua, Torah Portion of the week actually deals with the question of how we can achieve peace. Re'eh, Behold, Deuteronomy Chapter 11 דְּבָרִים...
כו  רְאֵה, אָנֹכִי נֹתֵן לִפְנֵיכֶם--הַיּוֹם:  בְּרָכָה, וּקְלָלָה.
26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse:
כז  אֶת-הַבְּרָכָה--אֲשֶׁר תִּשְׁמְעוּ, אֶל-מִצְו‍ֹת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוֶּה אֶתְכֶם, הַיּוֹם.
27 the blessing, if ye shall hearken unto the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day;
כח  וְהַקְּלָלָה, אִם-לֹא תִשְׁמְעוּ אֶל-מִצְו‍ֹת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, וְסַרְתֶּם מִן-הַדֶּרֶךְ, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוֶּה אֶתְכֶם הַיּוֹם:  לָלֶכֶת, אַחֲרֵי אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים--אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יְדַעְתֶּם.  {ס}
28 and the curse, if ye shall not hearken unto the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known. {S}
We have only one G-d, one Protector. He is our only ally. If we fight like we should and obey G-d's commandments we will defeat the Arab terrorists. If we don't obey G-d, He will just allow them to squeeze us harder.
Shavua Tov, May this be a Wonderful Blessed Week