Summer in Israel
So two of my children are going to Israel this Summer.
They are so excited, what an adventure. A trip abroad to the holy land.
How do I feel?
I am very proud that they want to go, are not..afraid to go.
The underlying reason to go, whether for the sake of a cool trip,
or for the curiosity of one's heritage....
Sounds very safe according to URJ and Birthright.
Of course with the Norwich Temple desecration ...how safe is it here in Upstate NY? Today, next year?
I am also worried, that the trips could be canceled.
The chance of a "Summer War" looms large.
To cancel a trip so looked forward to..
But really, the prospect of another Olmert political war is beyond words.
More IDF soldiers (children) will die for him and his appointed MK cronies
to simply keep their jobs!
Many hands are against Israel. Even unknowingly the hands of the US work against the very survival of Israel as a Jewish State.
Rice and the checkpoint removals, land for peace nonsense, the road map, a 2 State Solution and the unending request for Israel to give, give, give.
Any neutral eye would see that Israel has always given way to much and should
shut the gates and cut the displaced Jordanians off.
GW needs to strong arm the King of Jordan to take his people back.
As Jews in the US, what is there to do?
If we open our mouths we fear increased Anti-Semitism, if we don't
we are not practicing Ahavat Yisrael.
Israel does not need US money, her economy is fine.
But both the US and Israel need allies and there are few.
Israel also fights from within as the Haredi stretch the politics one way,
and the ARAB MK's stretch it the other. Where do the people stand?
How many Russian immigrants are actually simply Russian Anti-Semites?
When has the UN ever had a vote on Middle East politics and not condemned Israel?
Is a proportional response to Gaza not simply sending 6 or 7,000 rockets at
their civilian centers?
How do you justify a Western style government in Israel and not a Government
run by the Sanhedrin?
Why does Israel continue to provide Gaza with any supplies?
Why does Israel not control the Temple Mount?
Olmert gives the PA Armored carriers? The PA is defunct, Hamas will kill them too.
But I digress, I am planning for my kids to have trips of a lifetime.
To return full of love for Israel and at least a spark of why don't I
go home and live in the holy land.