Rather than cheering on the Israelis and complementing them on a job well done - we hear calls for Israeli restraint, even from the United States.
Obama said Israel had the right to defend itself against Hamas' missile attacks from Gaza. But he urged Israel not to launch a ground assault in Gaza, saying it would put Israeli soldiers, as well as Palestinian citizens, at greater risk and hamper an already vexing peace process.
"If we see a further escalation of the situation in Gaza, the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track that leads to a two-state solution is going to be pushed off way into the future," Obama said.I wonder what message this sends to the democratically elected Hamas government in Gaza - the world won't say a word about the hundreds of rockets targeting school buses and innocents trying to live their lives - but when the world is made a safer place by the assassination of a chief murderer - "restraint" is called for. The message is clear: Jewish blood is cheap.
Not only is Jewish blood cheap - we'll even reward these attacks by more "peace" talks, more talk of another terrorist state on Israel's border. A second "Palestinian" state - since Gaza is State #1. Don't escalate this war, the President warns Israel, we're trying to have "peace" talks with these terrorists - never mind that they don't have an interest in peace - just in seeing Israel and her citizens in pieces.
No other nation in the world would tolerate even a single missile entering their airspace. Not the French, and especially not the Germans. Imagine the United States allowing such a thing to happen without an overwhelming response. But the world calls for "restraint" from Israel even after they've shown restraint - allowing hundreds of rockets to rain terror on her civilians without complaint.
Jewish blood is cheap and the Arab world knows it. They know the world doesn't care about the Jews...go ahead, feel free to send the rockets.
Calls for "restraint"? What a joke.
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Unfortunately, this is nothing new. If the world didn't view Jewish blood as cheap, we wouldn't have been chased from place to place and we wouldn't need an Israel. I have always believed two things in relation to Israel and the Jews. First, that nobody seems to care about our welfare and second, that diaspora Jews are Israel's greatest and only true ally. I have faith that we will get through this, though not without a cost in blood on both sides of this conflict. While I understand and support the right and obligation of Israel to defend itself, the bleeding heart in me cannot help buy hate Hamas most for putting good Jewish men and women in the role of killer. As Golda Mier said, "We can forgive you for killing our sons, but we will never forgive you for making us kill yours." My prayers continue for a just and lasting peace.
Well said Shira. It really irks me when I read of restraint. Not a peep is heard when rockets are falling continuously from Gaza and a 'normal' part of an Israeli's family life is trying to make it to a bomb shelter in less than 20 seconds. Nothing from the UN (a joke unto itself) and nary a comment from any quarter of the world for Hamas to show 'restraint'. But as soon as Israel stands up for itself, boom! everybody comes out of the woodwork to admonish the Jews. Yes, I think I'd have to agree that much of the world thinks Jewish blood is cheap. Though some try to paint a picture of being our friends while trying to hold us back at the same time.
Thanks for the comments. I agree with both of you. Nobody cares about us - we have to take care of ourselves.
I do disagree with Golda Meir on her statement as much as I understand what she was saying - I cannot forgive them for killing our sons, and do not forgive them for making us kill them. There are terrorists in charge, and those who voted them into power knew what they were doing and were happy to vote them in. They are as responsible as those in charge. I have no sympathy for them.
I pray for peace, a real peace.
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