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!