How many countries in the world have conceived, designed and built a protective shield to try to prevent rocket attacks from their next-door neighbor?
Surely there must be many countries that need to do this. Actually, there is only one country that has done this – and it was only done because it was necessary, because one of the country’s neighbors is a violent belligerent that wants it destroyed.
By now, you must realize that the country in question is Israel. The violent belligerents are the Hamas cowards who hide behind women and children.
Not only has this protective system been built, it has been tested, thousands of times, destroying rockets in the air, preventing them from raining down on Israel’s civilian population.
How many other countries would put up with this situation?
Israel’s Prime Minister has said, over and over again, that Israel just wants quiet. Unfortunately there has not been much quiet since 1948, when Israel was first forced to defend herself, in the War of Independence.
Israel is at war, in a long-running war. She is not engaged in a small military operation. Thousands of Israeli army reservists have left behind their daily lives to defend their homeland.
The video below contains a simple explanation of Israel’s most violent neighbor that is constantly causing problems in the middle east. The man in the video is Pat Condell, a smart man who tells it like it is, without the politically correct language used by many useful idiots.
The video was created in 2012, and Condell tells us who Israel is facing in Gaza:
Hamas only wants one thing, rivers of Jewish blood flowing in the streets. So you must understand that when only Jewish blood will satify them, it is the reason why Hamas has broken every ceasefire they agreed to or pretended to agree to. No agreement with them is worth the paper it is written on. Hamas makes their own people expendable; that is why there is no two state solution and never will be, as long as Hamas is around. They must be defeated, decisively and permanently, or this madness will never, ever stop. Shaking off these fanatical, violent, barbarians is the only way the Arab-Palestinians will ever be truly liberated and if the rest of us really care about peace, we should be honest enough to admit that.
For the past two weeks, large parts of Israel have been under rocket attacks, every few seconds and over 1000 rockets landed in vast parts of her land.
And after this massive barrage, what do the president of the United States, Obama, and his secretary of state Kerry have to say to that? “Israel, we ask you to practice restraint, do not escalate the fighting!”
When the allies, among them the United States, fought Nazi Germany, were they told to practice restraint? Nope! When the USA entered the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, did anyone tell the president of the USA to practice restraint?
What chutzpah to ask Israel to restrain herself, and stop defending herself properly.
Instead of the world standing, unconditionally, hand in hand with Israel, they try to prevent Israel from defending herself. Would they do the same if any other country was attacked as Israel was attacked by Hamas, again and again? Of course they would not. What would they do if their own neighbor started firing rockets into their own territory? Would they do nothing, offering restraint? Would they wait a week to see if it would stop? Would they restrain themselves? That would be highly unlikely.
To say this to Israel smells of bias, hypocrisy, duplicity and anti-Semitism.
Those who attack Israel, and those who hold Israel to a different standard, which they themselves will never follow, are expressing anti-Semitic sentiments. No kidding. And when they behave in this way, they mean you and me, they mean every Jew on earth. It is a war against Jews, all of us.
My wish, my prayer: be united Jews, as should one nation be united. Leave any and all differences aside. The stronger Israel gets the stronger every Jew is. Being as one makes us Jews stronger, and the stronger we are, the more justice we will get to be on our side.
Israel has the anti-missile Iron Dome technology, but it should not be necessary. God has His own Iron Dome to protect Israel, and together the two make an iron fist.
When Hamas is destroyed, there will be quiet within Israel’s borders. There will be no more insanity of sirens, missile attacks and anti-Semitic vitriol. A strong Israel means good triumphing over evil, a better world for all decent people.
I pray for Israel’s soldiers to win this war decisively and I pray for the least war casualties.