Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Israelis are Very Angry and Disgusted With Government Policy!

A short while ago I had the Israeli television news on. They were interviewing mayors of southern cities and military experts. No surprise that the residents of Israel's south are sick and tired of being attacked by the Gazan terrorists with rockets etc. This isn't the first time summer vacation has been destroyed by Arab violence.  The reporters asked the military what was planned and what was the "war aim" of the IDF.

The guy didn't seem to be embarrassed to say that the IDF was hoping for a ceasefire. Yes, just a lull, a ceasefire. The bluster came with the pathetic bragging:
"Next time they want to attack us, they'll think twice!"
Duh... And I bet you thought that my morning post "Protective Edge," What a Nebichy Name was an exaggeration.

Honestly, this is all very deja vu. We in Israel have seen it all before. The Arabs attack, launching rockets from Gaza. Each time their reach gets greater. Then the IDF retaliates, and the retaliation gets a clever name, which is supposed to sound real powerful and manly, but it seems like the creative writing team is getting tired and stale. Or maybe they've use up all of the good names. In Hebrew it may sound a bit better, but in English it could be a name for a condom. And that idea of "protection" is going the wrong way. Aiming for a ceasefire is like using birth control. Military action should bring victory not infertility or the emptiness of being barren.

Nowadays almost nobody in Israel really falls for the con that this Operation Protective Edge will give us peace. The mayors of the cities in the south are doing their usual screaming and complaining, but when things quiet down, the government will shut them up with some nice projects for their cities, and then in another year or two it'll all start again. Only ordinary citizens are getting angrier and angrier!

This map is out of date, because there have been alerts in Beit Shemesh and Tel Aviv. It's actually safer to live in Shiloh than live in those places. Look at the map. We're close to the Jordan Valley, north of Jerusalem.

Home Front Command

Thousands of reserve soldiers have been called up. May they all return home safe and sound.

When will we stop this horrid, dangerous cycle?  We must destroy the Arab terrorist enemy completely! No more ki'ilu, sort of...



Shiloh said...

Please read the first two articles:


NormanF said...

All of Israel's troubles date to the Haganah's adoption of the unJewish doctrine of tohar haneshek. Basically, Jews have to be more moral than their enemies. All of which ends up getting Jews killed.
The Arabs don't operate under such scruples.

No wonder Israel can't win a war.

Batya said...

Shiloh, Norman, how depressing.

Anonymous said...

Tohar haneshek is not a Jewish concept and goes against Torah Law, thus, of course, it has to be a disaster.

Batya said...

A fantastic point

Anonymous said...

May H' protect and bless chayalei Yisrael for all to return back safely!

Anonymous said...

Hi Batya,

Reb Dov Bear bar Leib has a better translation of Tzuk Eitan (the operation): Sheer-faced Cliff or Steadfast Cliff.

Does that sound any better?

CDG, Yerushalayim

Sammy Finkelman said...

"Next time they want to attack us, they'll think twice!"

They did think twice.

Batya said...

Sammy, and they just laughed.
a whatever, a cliff? Who's jumping?

Janet Clare said...

Yes, Shiloh's articles are very depressing. I'm wondering if they are just disinformation meant to depress. The first, on Israel's natural gas, states that ISRAEL's Prime Mini's are secretly WORKING COOPERATIVELY WITH hAMAS under guidance of BRITISH entities. Yet, according to articles I researched at the time, Peres and the U.S. govt. sneakily, traitorously, gave Israel's gas field off the coast of Ashkelon to Arafat (PA/PLO, not Hamas), to be developed by IsrAmCo (American-Israeli oil co.) not BP. The 2nd article, about Orwellian Israel, suggests we change Israel's essence from a Jewish state to a secular "Hebrew" one >>> Getting rid of G-d, Judaism, and worthless Jews who follow Him since, in the writer's mind, "Hebrew" includes Jews stripped of their roots, Arabs and Christians, making Israel a "State like any other". Problem solved. HA! "Man plots and G-d Laughs"