web analytics
February 1, 2015 / 12 Shevat, 5775
 
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post


Nu, Who Won?‏

IDF soldiers returning from Gaza in August 2014.

IDF soldiers returning from Gaza in August 2014.
Photo Credit: Dave Buimovitch / Flash 90

I’m going to be honest, no surprise, and tell you that I just don’t think that Israel won this war or this round of the ongoing war between us and the Gazan Arab terrorists who have been terrorizing Israel and Israelis for well over a decade.

It’s rather peculiar for me to be agreeing with Hamas:

“Gaza is Free”. Hamas’ “Victory” Videos

and:  Hamas declares victory as Israel withdraws from Gaza under U.S. pressure

TEL AVIV — Israeli infantry and armored units have been withdrawing from the Gaza Strip amid plans to suspend the offensive against Hamas and its Palestinian militia allies. The Israeli military said it was close to demolishing all of Hamas’ weapons tunnels, including those that penetrate Israel.

“Our understanding is that our objectives, most importantly the destruction of the tunnels, are close to completion,” military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. The withdrawal came amid U.S. pressure for an immediate and unilateral ceasefire by Israel. During the 25-day campaign, at least five Israeli ceasefires were violated by Hamas in which nearly a dozen soldiers were killed and another abducted. “It has failed to achieve any of its goals and would be a clear defeat for the occupation army and for its leaders,” the Hamas bloc in the Palestinian Legislative Council said. “Gaza resisted, endured and will achieve victory.”

The State of Israel isn’t willing to take over Gaza. We keep on doing “maintenance work” to make life livable for Israelis in the south. There are now going to be more shelters, protected rooms etc. This is the real-life version of the joke I’ve blogged before:

For years Israeli governments have been enacting the punchline of the old joke about how various nations react to the news that G-d will be flooding the world again, in “two months.” While the other nations try to figure out how to send maximum numbers of people out in spaceships and the like the Israeli says: “Now we have two months to learn how to live underwater.”

It’s no longer funny. It’s very depressing.

Just a few days ago, the media here was full of interviews and quips by soldiers saying how determined they are to finish the job. Now, we see the soldiers happy to get home. Commentators remind us to turn on the hot water boiler, so there will be enough water for good baths and long showers.

The media just can’t control what the various mayors and others who will have to take responsibility down south are saying. They’re not buying it. They know that many residents are house-hunting in safer places.

Sorry, but I’m not in the mood for an upbeat blog post tonight.

About the Author: Batya Medad blogs at Shiloh Musings.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

12 Responses to “Nu, Who Won?‏”

  1. Look at the truth that says everything you bunch of hypocrites … all the demonstrations against Israel they are Arabs around the world or Uneducated people who are jealous of the strength of Israel and we do not give a **** … sane world stands with us so eat your heart out

    You can ignore the facts but those who fired near schools, clinics, hospitals and residential area was Hamas, and he responsible for all the killing of a citizen in gaza … we Israelis are shocked from the appearance of a Suffering child in Gaza or killed Because Hamas does not cares about him…you can say the same for the other side? Not

    Palestinians should tell us thanks for this we do not solve the problems of terrorism as the Russians … we compassionate … even though I do not like to see children suffer from Gaza, who endangered them and shot near them is Hamas …in war civilians are killed all over the world, Americans and rebels in Arab countries killed many more civilians then us. fact

    Palestinians are the only terrorists
    Who deliberately blows up among the children and women to kill them those Arabs that celebrating this … who is looking for to stab, kill, kidnap Israeli citizens are Arabs … not hobbits … Most of the “difficult” pictures from Gaza were from Syria and other Arab countries you kill yourself and make yourself terrorism and complain to us?

    Second intifada beginning in September 2000. Most marked success was the main Palestinian terrorist organizations to bring a wave of terrorist attacks of unprecedented magnitude and severity, committed by Palestinian terrorist organizations and even by their women and children. Suicide attacks have caused hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries in Israel. Intifada killed more than 1,000 Israelis (mostly civilians) and injured around 6,000.

    Of course there were a more lot of attacks and much genocide of the Palestinians scum to the israeli but everyone seems to have forgotten who the real bitch in the area…

    Fact, Palestinians are scattered from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Algeria, Iraq, Kurdistan, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Sudan…
    .
    Fact, Israeli Arabs are part of the Arab nation and have no own unique national characteristics. This approach also relies on cultural similarity that exists between the Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Gaza Arabs residents of the Kingdom of Transjordan and Arabs in Egypt and other Arab countries

    Fact, Azmi Bishara, a Palestinian, said: “There is no Palestinian nation, has only Arab nation”.
    There is no such thing as Palestinians as he said not me.

    Palestinians have no history in Israel they had no kings, they had no exchange rate, give me a name of seaport or a king you had in israel? non …we israelis have a rich history here of kings and coins and anything that connects us to the land that belongs to us before the Arabs were exist … stay blind

    you Go check the history? I’ll spare you there is nothing that connects the Palestinians to Israel… We have always been here, sometimes more sometimes less because of all kinds of difficult events in history but the fact is that everything here ours and more of our land have not yet returned to ourselves

  2. Marcel Murad says:

    Suha go put a burka on

  3. Allan Ellman says:

    Alex, you a goat ****er, raghead.

  4. Marcel Murad says:

    Ja? That’s a funny name for a clown

  5. Take is back, please! Hamas will only continue to use it as a vantage point for death and destruction. I’m sure the civilian would be happier to live in peace for a change.

  6. Depopulate all Arab occupied territory in Israel.

  7. hhh, I hope you’re pretty to make up for your stupidity…. Oh, you are. You could become a Jew and have babies that Hamas won’t put in front of them as they shoot!

  8. hhh, I hope you’re pretty to make up for your stupidity…. Oh, you are. You could become a Jew and have babies that Hamas won’t put in front of them as they shoot!

  9. I have found that if you kill people they cease to trouble you. I recommend it as a solution to major problems – SSgt Craig Whitlow USA

  10. Too bad the jihad won’t leave it alone.

  11. Judith Dowla says:

    We should not feed into their frenzy but zip up our lips and say nothing and then they will receive no replies and lose interest except perhaps among themselves.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Handout photo of texted message sent by a fearful Christopher Cramer from Saudi Arabia before his death.
Saudis Hold Body of U.S. Elbit Subcontractor After Mysterious Death in Tabuk
Latest Blogs Stories
Doug Goldstein

Discussing agro-technology and why putting venture capital into farming is a good investment

Ultra Orthodox Jewish youths studying religious texts at a Yeshiva in Jerusalem

In the Hareidi world, Torah study is worshipped to the exclusion of all else. Nothing else matters

IDF vehicles attacked by Hezbollah with anti-tank missiles at northern border.

Chances are, like in the South, terrorists are building a sophisticated network of tunnels in North.

Hezbollah shooting at Har Dov

9:31pm The Mt. Hermon ski resort on the Golan Heights will be open for business tomorrow morning — having receiving permission from the IDF. 8:03pm Channel 2 reports that Hezbollah terror cell was located 5 kilometers from Israel, and not within Israel as originally thought.Soldiers in 2nd vehicle were saved after they jumped out of […]

I need a job, my friends. A real life, full-time, pay-the-bills, up at 7, home-after-nightfall JOB!

Ha’aretz claiming Glick is “far from a household name to non-English speaking Israelis” is erroneous

Distinguishing between manipulating and influencing people + 3 steps towards positive communication

Despite “excuses” about not wanting to influence Israel’s election Netanyahu’s views should be heard

Israeli leaders deny reality: Nothing we can do will make the Arabs accept a viable Jewish state

How do we make sure the Holocaust is relevant to new generations?

In 2006, Amona kids saw their teachers and rabbis being thrown from windows as if they were garbage

No money should go to terrorists or their families; anyone involved in terror must pay the price

Responsible Jewish outreach encourages BTs to retain and to enhance their relationship with parents

Israelis will vote for Likud because of Caroline Glick, but she’ll just be Right window dressing.

What are the dynamics of running a family business and what are its impact on family relationships?

The Hareidi paper HaMevaser wanted to have their cake and eat it too: use the photo; lose the women

More Articles from Batya Medad
IDF vehicles attacked by Hezbollah with anti-tank missiles at northern border.

Chances are, like in the South, terrorists are building a sophisticated network of tunnels in North.

Caroline Glick wrote the book that challenges the Two State Solution Stranglehold

Ha’aretz claiming Glick is “far from a household name to non-English speaking Israelis” is erroneous

Israeli leaders deny reality: Nothing we can do will make the Arabs accept a viable Jewish state

In 2006, Amona kids saw their teachers and rabbis being thrown from windows as if they were garbage

Israelis will vote for Likud because of Caroline Glick, but she’ll just be Right window dressing.

Chareidi women who want to run for political office don’t suit the full definition of “chareidi.”

France inviting Abbas to the “anti-terror rally” makes me doubt it takes Muslim terrorism seriously

Obama-style diplomacy: “Kerry Brings Hugs and James Taylor to Repair Relations with France”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/shiloh-musings/nu-who-won%e2%80%8f/2014/08/05/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: