Thursday, June 03, 2010
That, for me, was the highlight sentence in Bibi's address yesterday. It's what I have been saying for years. No matter what the problem - it's Israel's fault. I can't remember where it started - or if it's the punchline of a joke - but we always spoke of the "Elephant and the Jewish Problem". Doesn't matter what it is - it's our fault.
By the way - I don't know how you feel about FOX News in general or Glen Beck in particular - but he presented an absolutely outstanding, balanced report on Israel last night.
Yesterday the world was very quick to condemn Israel for the loss of lives during the attempt to stop the "Freedom Flotilla". Before the truth became known - before the film clips were shown all over the internet. It was our fault.
No matter that we asked for the ships to sail into Ashdod so we could check the cargo and then send it on to Gaza. No matter that there is a good, strong economy going on in Gaza. No matter that a good deal of the destruction in Gaza is because Hamas was hiding in - and shelling us from - civilian areas. No matter, no matter no matter.........
Those of you who are reading this in countries other than Israel - ask yourselves - what would your government do if, for example, a flotilla of ships approached New York Harbor with the intent of bringing in goods to destroy New York. Would you simply sit back and say - "B'vakasha (please) - come into our country - bring your contraband goods - and try to destroy us"? Or - would you do everything in your power to ensure that you continue to live?
Come on - you know the answer to that one.