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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Some Balance, Does The Foreign Media Give a Voice to Israelis Under Attack?

The East Village on Monday night
Photo Credit: Uragaaru
Last night, I heard/watched some Israeli television news.  It featured a series of interviews with yordim, expatriate Israelis living in New York and suffering from the hurricane Sandy.  Granted that the situation on America's east coast is rather rare, though extended periods without electricity seem to be an annual event for some, I began to wonder if the American, or any other non-Israeli, non-Jewish news media has been giving much play, time, to the more frequent suffering of ordinary Israelis, some their own countrymen, in the Israeli south.

I have friends living under Arab terror fire in Israel's south, and I'm in a couple of facebook groups which get reports.  One of the reasons I blog is to run and edit my own "magazine."  So as the boss here I'm posting about it.  I'll start with a short, clever little movie about an ordinary day for Israelis who are being attacked by the Gazan Arab terrorists:



There are people, too many, who think that my home in Shiloh is in a dangerous location, but we, bli eyin haraa, not to tempt the evil eye, don't suffer from Arab terrorist launched missiles.

This is from a very good article in The Jewish Tribune.
According to the Israeli military, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza
have fired more than 550 projectiles at southern Israel since
the beginning of 2012, and upwards of 45 this month alone
Tamar Yonah broadcast an excellent piece on Arutz Sheva in which  residents under fire were interviewed.  She also posted a letter from a young mother who tells us what is really going on.
THEY'RE SHOOTING AT MY KIDS!!!
THEY'RE SHOOTING AT MY KIDS!!!
MR. PRIME MINISTER, WHY ARE YOU NOT PROTECTING THEM???
WHY ARE YOU NOT PUTTING A STOP TO THE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON THIS COUNTRY???
INSTEAD OF ELIMINATING THE ENEMIES OF ISRAEL, YOU TRY TO PACIFY YOUR OWN CITIZENS WITH BAND-AID SOLUTIONS.
YOU CAME DOWN SOUTH AND MADE YOUR APPEARANCE AND THEN PROMISED SOUTHERN CITIZENS FUNDING TO ADD ON SAFE-ROOMS.
BUT THAT WILL NOT STOP THE ATTACKS FROM CONTINUING.
BAND-AID.... (click for more)

Here's a quotation from antoher Israeli:

It's 3:15AM..the zeva adom alarm sounds..I am up in half a second running to my kids(whom have also learnt to dash from their sleep)...As I wrap my arms around my daughter while rushing to the shelter,my hand comes to rest over her heart..then BOOM!!! The missile lands somewhere nearby..her heart's beating soooo fast! It hurts me to thinks what shes going through and what affect this is having and will have on her in the future.... Then I realise my heart's racing too!!! Ahhh,but I'm big! ! Can handle this!! No????
This is all so terrible!
Another reports:
Alarm Darom last night
Sdot negev 18:02:28
and then...
We have had jets, helicopters and booming on and off all day...
This poster says it all:


What is going on with our Israeli Government? 

The politicians care more about getting elected, not that they govern all that effectively.  The news editors are more sympathetic to what's going on in New York than what's happening in our south.  This must change!!!

4 comments:

Edward F. Villa said...

Dear Batya,

As I read this post , I started to realize something.
Yet it is something that is very sad ... yet very serious.

The nations of the world ...
When did they ever truly care about The Jewish people ?

How did the ancient civilizations to this day treat The Hebrews ?

Should Israel expect any nation to actually care and do what is right for Israel's sake and existence ?
Would they even know what is right for Israel ?

In other words Batya ...

If the Israelis are not caring enough to come of rescue and aid to their own brethren ...
Would you think ... that for example ...
The american government would come right on in and make things 'right' and bring 'peace' between Israel and the terrorist lead pa authority ?

If anything ... The United States would be brazen enough to march right on in under the guise of a UN 'peace keeping' force to 'keep Israel under control' hoping to prevent Israel from doing what is right by eradicating the terrorist within it's midst .

Can people actually see how the current american government administration has become literally bankrupt - both economically and morally - and how it is brazen enough to fund even embolden the outright enemies of Israel ?

Can anyone really see what is happening ?

I just hope and pray that Israel and the leadership in Israel quickly realizes that in Israel you only have each other as brothers and sisters.

Israel ultimately rely upon The Holy One Blessed be He .

The sooner Israel starts caring more about their own and starts to come to realize their enduring mission and purpose according to The Torah and peruses God's Justice found therein , then can things really start to swiftly change not only the betterment of Israel but for the whole of God's World.

I always look forward to the day when Israel paves way for The In gathering of The Exiles and fulfills their Holy and Eternal mission to be A Nation of Holy Priests in preparation for The Rebuilding of The Holy Temple soon I pray in these days !

As the world is heading into uncharted darkness of evil by ruthless and God-less men , more reason for Israel to find their divine mission and purpose in fulfillment of God's Ultimate Plan.

When Israel starts doing exactly what God says, then can the world start to realize and see how only Truly Good God is .

So Israel might as become Holy before God .

How so ?

By not only The Study of The Holy Word ... but by fulfilling The Precepts, Commandments and Will of The Holy One according to it.

It is time for Israel to return.

And to seek to fulfill The Torah with diligence .
Being only strong and courageous in God for what lays ahead.

Do National Tshuva
And return to God .

Learn more Torah
Study The Writings and The Prophets .

And I would even say ...
Pray for Eliyahu The Prophet to return .

In that way can Israel truly return to God's Ultimate plan for Redemption.

And May The Holy Biet Ha Mikdash of HaShem be erect and be built anew speedily in these days.

In brotherhood as it is said in Psalm 133 of David .

Take care Batya and all of Israel .


Yours in God,
The God of Ya'akov,

Edward F. Villa

Batya said...

Edward, thanks

Anonymous said...

I posted a link to this on Mr. Netanyahu's Facebook page. Let's see how long is stays there.

Batya said...

a, let me know, thanks