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Removing the Evil from Our Midst

Israel ought to take advantage of this new world order and clean house in Gaza.

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So as I said, I am sick and tired of these “Baalei Chesed”. I fully support Israel’s choice to attack Hamas even if it means going into Gaza on the ground if necessary. If there are Arab civilian casualties – it is on Hamas. Not Israel. It would behoove people like Egypt’s Morsi to recognize that instead of saying he saw a child victim of an Israeli attack and was sickened by it.

Speaking of Morsi, the new reality on the Middle East complicates matters significantly. The spirit of the so called “Arab Spring” definitely leans toward a more Islamist perspective.

In the past, with the exception of America, the world did in fact buy into the Palestinian narrative that Israel’s incursions into Gaza were filled with atrocities. But that is no longer the case. At least not yet.

The Obama administration is supportive of Israel’s actions now. It almost seems like the President is more supportive of Israel’s right to defend itself in this way than were previous administrations. In light of the newer reality on the ground in that part of the world, that takes some guts. And all due credit must be given to the President who as recently as this morning said that Israel has a right to defend itself against those constant rocket attacks and he therefore supports Israel’s incursion into Gaza.

What is more surprising is that even Europe has come out in support of Israel!

Could this be the beginning of a brand new day in the world? Does the world finally get it? I don’t know. But I welcome the support now… even if it disappears later. I’ll take what I can get.

Why does Europe now support Israel? Perhaps it is because Iran being the suppliers to Hamas with rockets, many of which have far greater range than in the past. They can now reach places like Tel Aviv and even Jerusalem. Maybe that has something to do with this new support. Hamas is clearly Iran’s surrogate in the region. They have pledged to wipe Israel off the map. That falls neatly into Hamas’s wheelhouse.

Israel ought to take advantage of this new world order and clean house in Gaza. Even if and when the new world order tide turns against them. Hamas has to be destroyed in every possible way. From the leadership down to their lowliest soldier. While civilian casualties should always be minimized it should not alter Israel’s resolve to clean their clocks… and do the entire world a favor by eliminating at least one terrorist group from the map. They can cry bloody murder all they want. Every single Arab child that dies because of it is their own fault.

And I hope that Iran takes note of this. They ought to believe they are next!

It is my fervent prayer that this conflict comes to a positive conclusion very quickly with no casualties or permanent injuries to our valiant soldiers. May God protect them.

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Harry Maryles

About the Author: Harry Maryles runs the blog "Emes Ve-Emunah" which focuses on current events and issues that effect the Jewish world in general and Orthodoxy in particular. It discuses Hashkafa and news events of the day - from a Centrist perspctive and a philosphy of Torah U'Mada. He can be reached at hmaryles@yahoo.com.

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