Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Israel, Our Hearts Are With You

As Iran and Syria push their proxies to murder Israelis, and Palestinians show ever more vividly that they hate Jews more than they love life or freedom, who of good faith and honest mind does not stand with Israel? Mortimer Zuckerman's editorial in the current issue of U.S. News & World Report lays out cogently how Israel has made concession after concession, even pulling out of the Gaza unilaterally, only to embolden the savage spirit of its enemies. Living in Berkeley, as I do, one sees stickers and placards supporting the Palestinians and/or chastising Israel even more regularly than American flags. Will my liberal friends and neighbors now come to their senses and reject the illusion-driven indignation they have directed at Jews? At times like these, all of us who prize liberty and the right of all peoples to exist should make clear that we will always stand firm -- that JFK's vow that we would pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, and oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty was no empty promise.

But for now, Israel fights evil alone. To victory Israel!



At 8:47 PM, Blogger Len said...

Nice post, John. I am heartened by the level of support that Israel enjoys from most Western governments. The pan-Arab military model is now based around financing militia to attack Israel from within dense civilian areas. It amazes me that the Palestinian and Lebanese people allow these elements to operate from within their community. Opponents of Israel fail to understand that Israel's 2000 withdrawal to the green line marked the end of its occupation of Lebanon. The Lebanese government has been in violation of UN Resolution 1559 for over six years. What sort of a country allows a parallel militia controlled by neighbouring states to exist alongside its army? Can you imagine if there was a de facto Canadian force operating from within the USA that sporadically attacked central American nations? Those crazy Arabs...


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