One does not have to be an astute observer to note that these are not particularly happy days in Israel.
The latest “war” or “round”, seems to have ended but even that is not certain.
If it is indeed over, it would be a stretch to say that the good guys won decisively.
I ask myself the following: Theoretically speaking, if, before this “war” began , Israel was offered the following proposal:
Hamas guarantees a “prolonged quiet” in return for a number, say, sixty six, young Jewish men to be sacrificed on the Hamas alter. No official war needed, just delivery of the men. I know Israel would have not delivered the goods.
Now that these young men were indeed sacrificed in this “war”, it is hoped that we will at least get our “prolonged quiet”. The deal has ultimately, post facto been made. Now we are only hoping that Hamas will not demand further sacrifices for yet another “period of quiet”.
It seems we were exactly in that place in two previous “rounds” with Hamas.We paid the price and hoped for some quiet.
Hamas along with their international team of cheer leaders, reserve the option of deciding when the next round will take place. The only question hanging is what will the sacrifice be then?
In the current atmosphere of uncertainty and anxiety, we await the pronouncements and decisions of our enemies.
We bemoan our young men and ponder the most awful thought – if they were not in vain.
As we look at the Mid East today and as Hamas like forces are beheading their way to declared world domination, the words of Winston Churchill come to mind, “Genuine peace with Muslims is impossible, just as genuine peace between Muslims is impossible”.
However, when it comes to Jews and Israel it seems that not even the wisest council is heeded. The Arabs and their many anti Semitic allies don’t hate Jews because of Israel’s deeds, but rather they hate Israel because it is Jewish.
No sacrifice or deal will change that.
And so Israelis ask themselves, “when will these attacks finally end?”
The answer has to be, “when one side finally wins”