By: Shalom Pollack, Jerusalem, Friday July 11
As I write these lines on Friday, July 10, events swirl about us so swiftly, I need to jot down my thoughts before I am swept into the next dramatic and often bizarre event that engulfs over us.
Where shall I begin? Yesterday, as I was swimming tn the neighborhood pool, the sirens went off again I think I shall not forget how the pool emptied out in great panic, yelling. rushing for a protected area. This will remain for me emblematic moment.
Our enemies decide exactly when an entire country will be throw into panic. They decide
For decades, “learned commentators”have been informing us with the certainty of the sages, that there is no way we can change this. We can at best hope to minimize the damage and win periods of quiet. We must learn to cope.
There is no enemy , no war, no victory . We are administrating a “low grade violence situation” Get it? Like seasonal flooding or snow storms. You live with it. You cope
If this is indeed the attitude, I pray that the IDF is not sent into Gaza to just ‘shovel the snow”, as was done in that past two “operations” .That is not worth even one Jewish life.
I know this sounds like a story from Mad magazine but..it happens here for real:
Before the IDF strikes a target, they warn any residents by phone and then a small warning rocket is sent before the main one is fired. This in itself is a first in the history of warfare. But the really cute thing is that two days ago there was a bitter complaint from Gaza that “Israel did not warn the occupants in a particular target before striking!!”
This, as they party when they succeed in murdering as many Jews as possible.
Yes, as I saw the crowds flee the pool my only thoughts were ,how could we have forgotten to place that call to Gaza..!
I was watching CNN yesterday. They reported that “Human Rights Watch” is very concerned with both the illegal Hamas actions of firing at civilian populations and equally, Israel’s violation of human rights in their actions. I suppose they were referring to the missed phone call.
Some of the accepted “facts” used by most “experts’ and commentators need a second look. One is “Gaza is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.”
Gaza is a city made up of buildings that have an average of two – five stories.
Other cities of similar areas like Manhattan, Tel Aviv, Tokyo.etc.with buildings of twenty plus stories in the same areas are lessdensely populated?
The reason why this myth is perpetuated by those who know better, is to create the feeling that Gaza is a place that is not manageable in any way. It can only be tolerated as best as possible.Nothing can be changed This kind of propaganda helped uproot thousands of Jews from Gaza and close the gate.
Sharon told us then that “Now that we left Gaza totally, if they darel shoot even one rocket at us from there..!.! Nu, nu..
When Rabin and Peres brought our ‘peace partner”, Arafat and his seventy thousand angels from Tunis to our land in 1993( Oslo accords), Rabin said the following to his critics on the “right”:
“You are enemies of peace, you are frightening the people with your dire predictions. There never was a rocket fired from Gaza and there never will be !”
We are told by the Oslo apologists that there were always rockets from Gaza, even before we left in 2005… Understand??
Another very popular libel finding increasing acceptance by the “enlightened” world is the accusation that Israel is an “apartheid” state. Walk in any Israeli mall or hospital and observe the Arabs suffering from Israeli apartheid.
They are the only Arabs in the Mid East that enjoy full human and political rights.
So much for the “enlightened” world and “facts”.
The wife of the head of the Palestinian Authority, Abbas, and a family member of Hamas leader, Hania were recently treated in Israeli hospitals. Of course this humanitarian treatment won us their appreciation and lots of friends…didn’t it??