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A miracle, and instructions from Home Front Command, saved hundreds from death when a Grad missile fired by Hamas struck a gas station in Ashdod. Most civilians were in their bomb shelters at the time.

International condemnation of Israel is beginning to mount for its supposed “disproportionate response” to Hamas’ latest and escalated missile and rocket war on Israel, but Western leaders do not state what exactly is a “proportionate” response.

The United States, United Nations and the European Union constantly take the lead in pleading for Israel to show “restraint” and not to “escalate” violence after Palestinian Authority attacks, whether from Judea and Samaria, controlled by Mahmoud Abbas, or from Gaza.

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What really ruffles the feathers of the Western bleeding hearts is that Israel kills more terrorists and civilian shields in Gaza than the number of Israeli citizens and soldiers who are killed by rocket and missile fire from Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other “unity government” allies.

“The rising death toll has sparked international concern over the proportionality of Israel’s response to rocket fire from Gaza,” The LA Times reported Sunday. “The rockets have struck deeper into Israel than in past conflicts, but have caused only one serious civilian injury. There have been no Israeli deaths as a direct result of a rocket strike.”

It simply is not a fair fight, according to the media establishment and the bleeding heart lefties. Hamas fires inaccurate missiles while Israel uses pinpoint aerial bombing raids to eliminate terrorists.

According to that logic, when Hamas fires rockets that land in open areas in Israel, Israel should fire at open areas in Gaza.

Hamas got “lucky” on Sunday when shrapnel from a rocket seriously injured a 16-year-old boy in Ashkelon. Presumably, Israel should have responded by seriously injuring an innocent 16-year-old Arab.

When Hamas terrorists kidnapped three Israeli yeshiva teenagers a month ago in the Hebron area, Israel promptly clamped a curfew on dozens of Palestinian Authority villages in a search for the boys, who more than two weeks later were found murdered.

Before their bodies were discovered. Israel was vilified for inflicting supposed  “collective punishment” on the Palestinian Authority by looking for the murderers. Days after the bodies were found, Jewish hoodlums barbarically kidnapped and burned to death a 16-year-old Arab from Jerusalem.

The depraved crime was a wrenching punch in Israel’s collective gut, but according to Western logic, the Israeli government itself should have carried out the unthinkable act of kidnapping three Arabs and killing them.

No one would suggest such a horrid thought.

And no one should anyone suggest that Israel react to every missile and rocket attack on its citizens by responding with the same number of rockets and the same results.

A proportionate response to the intention to kill is to kill before the intention is fulfilled.

Why don’t police in American cities, or in any other civilized place in the world, shoot and kill someone trying to kill them? Shouldn’t they wait until the killer “succeeds” before responding?

Of course, then it is too late, but that is a small detail that would ruin the principle of a “proportionate response.”

The real reason that “proportionate response” applies primarily to Israel is the world cannot stand seeing Jews have the upper hand.

Some of the worst condemnations come from American Jews, for whom Israel is supposed to be a nice doggie that woofs when his master, not God but the American liberal Jewish community, says, “Sit.”

They can’t stand Israel being anything that is not an expression of their own attempt at being good Americans by encouraging a State of Israel that doesn’t upset the apple cart of the “loyal American Jew” who needs to be trusted by his non-Jewish government. Israel must not do anything that jeopardizes American Jews’ standing as good loyal Americans. Israel is supposed to be nothing but a safe haven for other Jews who suffer from anti-Semitism in Russia and France, among other countries.

Israel must not be too religious, lest it make it difficult for the top-heavy non-Orthodox American Jewish community to identify with it and according to the American Constitution.

Israel as a nice doggie makes the liberal Jewish American establishment feel safe from anti-Semitism.

A disproportionate response by Israel would make Israel too strong for any American administration, whether headed by Obama , Reagan, Clinton, Bush or whoever is next, to call the shots in the Middle East.

And what would happen if Israel played nice doggie and refrained from killing those who try to kill Israelis?

The Israeli Air Force has eliminated thousands of rockets in Gaza. If they were still in the terrorists’ stockpile, it is more probable, and still is possible, that one or two would kill Israelis. Lots of us.

And you know what the international response would be?

Gee, you see what happens when you don’t sit down and make peace with Hamas.

Arf, arf.

(In the CNN clip below from 2009, during Operation Cast Lead, then-New York Mayor Bloomberg said at 1:00 in the video, “There is no such thing as a proportionate response to terrorism.”)

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141 COMMENTS

  1. What is the virtues of a Proportional attack and just what is a Proportional attack? In my book a Proportional attack is you murder one of our people I will kill 1,000 of your, you murder 2 of mine I will kill 10,000 of yours! Get the POINT!? Stop murdering my people are there won’t be any of your people left to murder my people!

  2. lol yeah right.. what are Israeli supposed to do? walk over with flowers and candy and ask nicely to stop firing missiles at civilians?? O.o a multitude of 10,000lbs bunker buster gets the point across much more effectively that firing at civilians is not acceptable behavior. Israel has gone above and beyond to protect civilian collateral damage.. G-D bless Israel

  3. I know I’m “preaching to the choir” here, but really this is quite crazy; there is no such thing as a disproportionate act; there is only the act of stopping the terror; whatever it takes. We are not negotiating for a better price for girl scout cookies; we’re trying to save the Jewish Nation!

  4. Um, wasnt it 3 Israeli teens who were found dead first and no one did anything? Israel didnt even launch the first missel… It WAS hamas who fired the first rockets from Gaza! You attack a country, you can expect they will fight back! At least Israel warned the civilians to leave Gaza before striking. Hamas did not…

  5. Israel is not guilty or responding to attacks. Look at the chronology of events before you start with those irresponsible remarks.Shall they be quiet like those who suffered in countless countries, martyred because of their faith? They as a nation, as a people have every right to defend their way of life, their borders and even against those who threaten to “kill, steal and destroy!” Annihilate them because they’re Jews? What about the Christians, the Catholics, the irradical Muslims who want peace and believe in the culture of blessing? Israel never forced anyone to become a jew, so why should all believers in G_d, or Yeshua be condemned or intimidated just because your book says so? Allow us to exercise our freedom of religion even as you exercise your freedom of religion.

  6. First things first – there is no such thing as disproportionate attacks under international laws. They just don’t exist – this is an invention to attack Israel.

    Second it could not be disproportionate since the rockets are still falling. Proportionate would mean they used enough force to stop the war crimes. They have not done so – so more force is required.

  7. No humans in Hamas, you mean…are you nuts? Hamas is killing its own people; Israel is warning ahead of time & still providing water 7 electricity…that’s not ‘human’? Maybe you should get educated instead of brainwashed in hatred.

  8. No humans in Hamas, you mean…are you nuts? Hamas is killing its own people; Israel is warning ahead of time & still providing water 7 electricity…that’s not ‘human’? Maybe you should get educated instead of brainwashed in hatred.

  9. No humans in Hamas, you mean…are you nuts? Hamas is killing its own people; Israel is warning ahead of time & still providing water 7 electricity…that’s not ‘human’? Maybe you should get educated instead of brainwashed in hatred.

  10. I stand on my comment; people of any denomination who kill children are not of God…..it is not naive …it is the love of humanity ..we are all of God…Read my post on Timeline and you will find it to be yourself who is not only naive but truly ignorant of the commandments of God….

  11. I stand on my comment; people of any denomination who kill children are not of God…..it is not naive …it is the love of humanity ..we are all of God…Read my post on Timeline and you will find it to be yourself who is not only naive but truly ignorant of the commandments of God….

  12. I stand on my comment; people of any denomination who kill children are not of God…..it is not naive …it is the love of humanity ..we are all of God…Read my post on Timeline and you will find it to be yourself who is not only naive but truly ignorant of the commandments of God….

  13. Agha Faizan it’s obvious you are only familiar with the history that you have been fed well 100 years ago there where a mass of immigration of arabs from all over arabia to Palestine because the jews came and started to work the land and build Palestine that before was empty of people only nomands bedouins where here and there,they came as there was work available where there was non in arab lands.Than they have been told by they mullah that must kill the jews according to Koran typical arab kill the hand that feeds you and they still doing it,they murdered jews in Palestine took over they possessions and paid and bought by jews land long before new legal Israel existed and they continue to do it, Mark Twain was here and he described Palestine exactly the way it was and still would be if not for jews.

  14. Berna Alis as for education, what education? the one you are getting in the Mosque? yes the education you are getting is magic, it’s a fantasy a figment of yours mulla imagination, as for us we have the real education based on visual proof to what ha Beverly informed you it’s not our fault that you and mohammed and others still ride the magic carped hehehe..

  15. hehehe muhammad it’s a old song and boring have heard it for 65 years and so far Allah is on the Jewish side so who he loves after all, when you continue to suffer and Israel wins and get more land each time??? give up give peace a chance and that Allah will hear you.

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