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Shelter From the Storm

Israeli children taking cover during rocket attack

Israeli children taking cover during rocket attack
Photo Credit: Dima Vazinovich / Flash90

I read all this and I realize one thing.

I realize that until Israel ceases to exist, we will never be the underdog, so no defense will be legitimized. No aggression will be enough aggression to drive us to retaliate. No amount of rockets will be enough rockets to endanger our lives (As rockets aimed at civilian areas usually do). No measure of legal equality will be enough to constitute a democracy.

Nothing Israel does will ever be enough to legitimize her existence as a true and just democracy, a state that does not terrorize her own citizens, who does not seek war, who does not pursue civilian death. I think about this and it dawns on me that since 1948, as absurd as this sounds, we have essentially been the underdog even more than we had been before the establishment of a Jewish state. Because once the world listened-when we were being persecuted and attacked and had blood to show for it, but now the world turns a blind eye. Because the world likes freedom fighters and the world doesn’t think that you can be the underdog when you have an F-16 and nuclear reactors in Dimona.

I reach the frightening conclusion that it is very probable that we will never again be the stereotypical underdog, but that we will always and forever be the political underdog.

Maybe Herzl was wrong and a Jewish state isn’t enough. Maybe Herzl was wrong and you cannot deny 2,000 years of history.

Maybe we will always be the underdog, whether we are cowering in ghettos or in bomb shelters, whether we are valiantly fighting in the Warsaw ghetto or dropping bombs on terrorist targets.

Maybe the Jew will forever be the dhimmi. Maybe the Jew will forever be the yellow star. Maybe the Jew will forever be different.

If you made it to the end of this horrifically long post, and whether or not you agree with me, download the red alert app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/red-alert-israel/id873642097?mt=8 and everytime it goes off, imagine that thousands of Israelis are rushing to bomb shelters for fear of their lives.

About the Author: Ariela Aharon is a patriotic American expat currently residing in Jerusalem, Israel and studying Psychology. When she is not volunteering for Magen David Adom, stressing about the MCAT, or passionately questioning everything, she likes to spend time with her friends and family. She can usually make it a few hours without entering into a heated debate about things that have little to no bearing on her life. Yalla.


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