Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
The squads are preceded by Shin Bet and police in civilian clothes, to scout the area and detect “troublemakers” earmarked for arrest. Reserve soldiers are called in for necessary back-up and to create a perimeter to close off the area. The “Desctructo” work usually begins at 5 a.m.
Why is this happening? Why does Israel feel it has to intimidate and harass its good Jewish citizens in order to appease and placate the ravenous appetites of its enemies? Isn’t it apparent that there is no way to create peace with people who declare their intention to destroy Israel at every turn? Why not speak the truth and allow Israel’s heroic Jews to live in peace in their homes, ready at all times to defend their country? It defies understanding.
Editor’s Note: The next AFSI Chizuk mission is scheduled for October 24-Nov. 1 and includes a visit to Chaye Sarah in Hebron on October 30. For further information about the trip, contact Ms. Freedman at the AFSI office (212-828-2424) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author: Helen Freedman is executive director of Americans For a Safe Israel/AFSI. She can be contacted at email@example.com.
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