Beach Blanket Bing--er--Hevel Havalim #220...and More...
My previous post We Were All Duped is linked there; for some reason, he always links me last in my category. Should I get a complex over that, or is it a good thing? Something to ponder. . .
I was perusing articles and blogs in researching my previous post, and I found a really good comment by someone about the subject (Obama's speech and apparent attitude). I don't remember the writer's name, and in any event, there was no link I could follow--and to top that off I don't even remember where I read it. But it was so good and to the point, that I am reprinting it here, and if the author comes across it here, please email me (and thank you for writing it!)
This expresses exactly how I feel about how the entire world is focused on little Israel, who has only existed as a modern state for 61 years. But of course we all know that in reality, it's the Jewish People the world is focused on--ever since our having received the Torah on Mount Sinai--a thorn in the world's side, not for sixty-one, but for thousands of years.
It's interesting to watch the current
administration's "fixation" on US . The temptation is to descend into that surreal world of conspiracies. However, this "bullying" of Israel --a country founded for Jews who have sought refuge not from persecution but from extermination in "civilized" Israel Europeand the Arab/Muslim world is disturbing.
For theAs a Muslim (by birth), I fully support my brethren Jews as "people of the book" for trying to survive against all odds. The Palestinian-Israeli dispute is a LOCAL issue. This region has, historically, been of no interest to Muslims until fairly recently.
--the most powerful state in the world today-- to go after and literally try to bully this small state is despicable. US should not be underestimated, however, these are people who have --admirably and stubbornly-- held onto their religious/national identity for centuries in foreign lands against unrelenting persecution and humiliation. These are the sturdy/resilient ones who WILL FIGHT. Israel
There are some people in this world, Christians, Muslims and Jews--who are not afraid to state the truth. More power to them.