Day twenty of the Gaza confrontation. I do not use the word war, because the Israeli government and IDF do not.
I attended yet another funeral today at the military cemetery in Mount Herzl. Seargant Amit Yeari of the Combat Engineers, was tearfully eulogized by family and friends. He was the perfect son, brother, friend and comrad.. They all are. And they were. Forty three beautiful souls as of this writing.
As I stood under the hot afternoon sun along with thousands of others, I looked around me and saw once again Am Yisroel (The People of Israel) come out in their thousands.
Every color of uniform, every complexion was there. Like myself,the vast majority did not know him, but it is a phenomenon this time around; huge funerals. Something is different this time.
I could not help but thinking again and again about the cost we are paying now as in the last two Gaza “operations’. It is a very sorry thought, but if the government does not allow the IDF to finish the job this third time, as they clearly want to, the lives lost will have indeed been in vain.
If the government agrees to anything less than a decisive victory, there will be a general loss of spirit among the Jewish population and a very angry electorate.
For the first time any one can recall, the Left media “intellectual elites” feel under popular attack. There has never been such unity around our army and clear hate for our enemy. We may actually be acting like a normal people for the first time in a generation.
It seems like the Oslo addicts and high priests of national self delusion are losing their grips on the minds of Joe Israeli. He knew, for a long time that something was very not right, though he was told by those who claimed to know better that all is well.There is no other option… He has a very strange feeling this time..
That feeling is now finding a voice.
Certainly, this mood is not lost to the politicians and for the first time the normally vociferous Left politicians are keeping a low profile. Left wing journalist say they have never felt so threatened – even physically. The Left wing Jewish/Arab demonstrations in Tel Aviv and Haifa require huge police escorts.
Right wing politicians see the polls and are positioning for a peace of the pie It will be very interesting
“Haaretz” news paper which has a reputation as the country’s leading Israel basher, has been deluged with cancellations and ferocious mass talk backs. Some of their more consistently pro Arab writers have body guards.
This is a first.
Something is happening in Israel. Even the great White (or almost ) father in Washington and his secretary of State seem to no longer cast as threatening a shadow as before. .
Is the Lion of Judah finally awakening..or is this just a stirring?