Sunday, April 16, 2006


Soon after Israel's 1973 Yom Kippur War, which left lots of Land in Israel's possession, the propoganda began urging Israel to give that Land to the Arabs. I remember discussing/arguing about it with another young mother.

Obviously, I was against giving any of the Land away:

We have to hold onto all of it.

No we don't. Do you know how far away the Sinai is? It takes my husband too long to get there for "reserve duty." It's not convenient!

Do you really want the war next to your home?

I think of that conversation whenever there are "convenient" terror attacks, the "war next to your home" and when there's news like A Kassam rocket struck a packed dining hall Friday in Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, near Ashkelon.

For the soldier's family, who doesn't want him to travel to war...

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