Israel is an independent country. No other country, nor international body nor media giant has the right to tell us how to live our lives, where to build etc.
But that's not the worst of it. We have a government, and successive previous ones who try so hard to make the world like us, approve of us etc, when we should just be telling them...
Fill in the "blanks." Every time Israel tries to be diplomatic, it boomerangs back worse.
Just a little history. Israel does not exist because of the United Nations vote, nor because of the United States. It certainly doesn't owe anything to Great Britain which did everything in its power for years to prevent the Jewish State from being established, even though it had been mandated by The League of Nations in the early 1920's to facilitate the establishment of a Jewish State in what was then called "Palestine" on both sides of the Jordan River. Yes, today's Jordan, ruled by the non-native to the area Hashemites, was supposed to be part of the Jewish State. Yes, sadly, the land has already been divided, and Jordan is "Palestine."
In November, 1947, when the infant United Nations had that vote to "approve" a state for the Ancient Jewish People, nobody really expected the Jewish state to survive. We had nothing. All we had were enemies. The Arabs were attacking, and the British, at best, stood by, and frequently did what they could to help the Arabs and hinder our self-defense. Poor sick, Jewish refugees were fighting the British to enter the HolyLand. Great Britain did everything in its power to prevent the Jewish population from growing.
Why isn't this mentioned, or known, by the journalists writing about Israel? Why isn't Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs telling our true history? Why is it left to bloggers like myself to remind everyone?
The only effective way of stopping the attacks on us is to stand tall and remember that we are a State because G-d made it possible. Against all odds, we're here over sixty years after our Declaration of Statehood. Math and nature don't work here, because G-d is in charge.
That's what Passover is all about.