Here We Go Again...!
Arlene Peck says it so well.
It just angers me so much, that I am beside myself. I find myself repeating myself to friends, in letters to the editor in newspapers, on my blog, and it falls on deaf ears. I could be sending this to the State Department; and it would still fall on deaf ears.
What kind of stupidity is this, Israel 'getting together 'with Arab nations who hate her, some of whom won't even change their charters to acknowledge that she exists or has a right to exist-to conduct talks for 'peace?' When the basic premise hasn't even been met yet?
And have you noticed that the world doesn't acknowledge Israel's contributions, to anything? The few times that National Palestinian Radio--I mean, National Public Radio--even mentions Israel are when they can show her in a negative light, and condemn her for something-anything:
The "refugee" problem (which UNRWA is perpetuating and the Arabs are exploiting for their nefarious purposes), the "occupation" (as a result of a defensive war against several Arab nations' imminent attack in 1967), the checkpoints which "humiliate" the Palestinians (G-d forbid we should 'humiliate' some potential suicide bomber or terrorist trying to infiltrate into Israel) and the like.
Unfortunately, even Israel herself doesn't stand up for herself! Olmert is planning on giving away the farm-in direct contrast to his statements in 1994 that Jerusalem and Hevron should be under Jewish sovereignty.
But then again, I don't trust what any politician says. Who would have thought that the great military hawk Ariel Sharon who was strongly in favor of Jewish settlements would ever remove entire Jewish cities and viable economic communities on masse as he did in the "Disengagement"from Gaza? And for what? How did Israel and the Jewish people benefit from this? Instead, politically, militarily, economically and socially - on both sides - it is an unmitigated disaster!
Have you seen any positive programming in the media about Israel at all lately? Have you seen perhaps, a US stamp commemorating anything Jews or Israel have done recently? On the other hand, here are some efforts done recently in the name of Islam:
In case you are not quite sure - because of the general anti-Israel Weltanschauung and negative media - of what Israel has done that is praiseworthy, please allow me to show you a little slideshow, and I will end on a positive note. Compare this to what the other side has contributed to humanity over the years (ok, fine, falafel was invented by Arabs):
Did you note that Israeli volunteers have to hide the fact that they are Jewish when they are giving humanitarian aid in African countries? Now, what's wrong with that picture?!)
(תודה עבור זה, חדוה!)