I imagine they are not to different from pictures Palestinian children are drawing right now. Perhaps Iâ€™m wrong!
You should know by now that Palestinian children are being taught to draw terrorists as heroic resistance fighters. With its paramilitary summer camps, encouraging children to throw rocks at soldiers, and brainwashing children starting in kindergarten, the PA is truly guilty of child abuse.
As an idealist Zionist living in Israel, I must say I am shocked and appalled to read Flame and L@mplighterM's suggestions to end the conflict. If this is the kind of support the Diaspora Jews are willing to give, I pass.
I have to agree with you on this one. It is naive to think there is no anti-semitism in the U.S. There are plenty of people who say that 9/11 was our own fault... for supporting Israel.
First of all, there is absolutely no justification for painting the reality with such black colors. Israel is NOT facing the worst situation in its history. Far from it. Israel today is the strongest country in the region, militarily as well as economically speaking.
This is a matter of opinion. I believe Israel is facing the worst danger since its War of Independence. I think there are some factors you aren't taking into account.
Over the last decade we have seen the rise of militant Islam, a neo-Nzai movement with potentially tens of millions of supporters. The Oslo "Peace Process" turned the Father of Modern Terrorism, Yasir Arafat, into a "statesman," and he promptly used this sham to arm 30,000+ fighters and launch a massive propaganda campaign against Jews and Israel. He has also formed a secret alliance with Iran and has the backing of Iraq, two of only three countries identified by President Bush as the "axis of evil."
Sorry, but at the risk of you accusing me of flaming, I have to say that telling us you bought an electronic toy is evidence of Israel's strength is pure silliness. Really, this highlights what we have said about the refusnik officers. For Israel to be divided within while militant Islam plans the annihilation of "the Zionist entity" is no laughing matter.
Suggesting that Israelis leave Israel is playing into the hands of Arafat and the Palestinians. Jews must never leave the land of Israel, lest we want to wait another 2000 years to return.
Agreed! Now we just need to figure out who is "is playing into the hands of Arafat and the Palestinians." Certainly suggesting Jews give up on Israel is one example.
And imagining that the Palestinians simply want their own peaceful state on the West Bank and Gaza is another.
What we in Israel need now is the moral support of Jews of the Diaspora, using their influence over their local governments to pressure Arafat into ceasing the violence. We donâ€™t need such "Ahitofel advices". Weâ€™ve been through worse and we can hold on until the storm is over.
Unfortunately, it's Israel's left that has done more to discourage the support of diaspora Jews than any other force. When we hear Jews in Israel saying that Israel is the party in the wrong, what are we supposed to conclude?
This is why many American Jews have taken the position that Israel is not important to them.
What you may not realize is this: what American Jews often hear is (in effect) "many Israelis believe that the problem is Israel's fault."
Really, if you want the support of diaspora Jews you have to come to grips with what Arafat, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Syria, Iran, et al really are, and help expose them. It's Israelis who need to be jumping up and down right now telling everyone that they are at the front line fighting Al Qaeda and its allies.