9/11? This May Annoy A Lot of People

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. ...

9/11? This May Annoy A Lot of People

From my vantage point in Israel...

In the half century I've lived in Israel...

In all honesty, it really hurts, even annoys me that people act like there has only been one terror attack worth commemorating or mourning about.

OK On 9/11, September 11, 2001, Arab terrorists managed to murder and main thousands, not just one, two, a few or a dozen plus at a time.

When I go to our Shiloh Cemetery, I visit friends and neighbors murdered by Arab terrorists in a number of attacks.

When someone saves a person, he/she saves a world. Doesn't that that if a person is murdered, a world is destroyed?

Israel's a small country, and Shiloh is a small town. I feel the loss of those destroyed worlds.

The United States is a humongous country, and New York Cities is larger than life. The size of the 9/11 terror attack suits New York's great size. If here had been "just" an "Israeli sized" terror attack, it would have been forgotten by now. And people all over the world wouldn't be talking and writing about it eighteen 18 years later. Even New York City would have forgotten it.

Unfortunately New Yorkers, Americans and even most Israelis don't connect the dots. The don't see the connections between the terror attacks, between the terrorists. That's one of the reasons, I'm not joining the chorus today. I'm not going to write or talk about where I was when I heard about the attack.

The victims of terror attacks are "civilian soldiers" who die (or get injured) in vain.

If the United States had been willing to connect their terror attack to ours, then they could have joined the State of Israel in fighting terrorism.

But Americans don't like to think that the terrorists trying to destroy the State of Israel are connected to the terrorists who orchestrated the coordinated terror attacks on 9/11/2001.

What a waste of lives...