But the Government of Israel and the IDF have gone a giant step beyond that g’morah. They take pride in their religious fulfillment of the mitzvah of honoring your enemy, honoring the rocket launchers who bombs your women and children, honoring the thug who lurks in the dark, ambushing your unsuspecting motorists, honoring the gangs who drag dead bodies of supposed “collaborators” tied to their motorcycles, honoring the suicide bomber who floods your streets with rivers of blood.
God help us. We came to this country to establish a Jewish state, and we end up practicing the tenets of Christianity: loving our enemies and turning the other cheek.
We give them free electricity, we cut our own water supply and give it to them, and now we feed and clothe them. And their response is, spoken so eloquently by the only real leader of the Palestinian people, Khaled Mashaal, on december 8, while a thousand Israeli trucks were rolling in to cater his event:
“Today is Gaza. Tomorrow will be Ramallah and after that Jerusalem then Haifa and Jaffa,” he said.
Here’s your sandal, Sir, may I have another?
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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