|Protection doesn't come from the Iron Dome, which only works when G-d wants it to.|
Photo, Times of Israel
One commentator was saying that the Arab terrorist group Hamas which controls/rules/was elected to govern Gaza is or will be telling everyone that they are the victors over Israel. They could have gone on, but Israel gave up. They won the war. Unfortunately, I agree with them. We blinked first, and we blinked on numerous occasions.
- We blinked when we sent out the warning notices to protect innocent civilians in Gaza.
- We blinked when our pilot turned back and didn't bomb a building, because he saw there were children there.
- We blinked when we suggested or agreed to ceasefires.
- We blinked when we sent in food and medical supplies.
- We blinked when we took in injured Gazans to our medical facilities.
We blinked as if we were having some sort of neurological fit/attack. The State of Israel has not acted in a way to prove to the world that we want to protect our country, our innocent civilians and our children, spouses, siblings, nephews, grandchildren, neighbors, friends who are the soldiers in the IDF. Our government has forgotten their basic main responsibility, which is to protect us!
|Yossi Beilin Photo: AFP/GETTY|
There is a very basic flaw in his reasoning, and that is "projection," when one projects their own values on other people. Israelis, especially on the Left or Center use this as the basis of their belief that we can live in peace with the Arabs, because, according to their theory, your typical Arab has the same wish for a peaceful coexistence. They keep blacking-out, deleting from their minds the pictures of Arab mothers celebrating the suicide bombings and other terror attacks by their children, because they resulted in the deaths of Jews.
In the Tisha B'Av prayers, Eicha, Kinot etc we read that G-d punishes us for worshiping foreign gods and false prophets. When will we ever learn....?