September 28, 2011
Chesler :Israel Alone...With G-d
It would be remiss of me not to remember the Jewish New year by linking Phyllis' op ed:
Israel National News: I believe that Israel and the democracies will, once again, at great cost—always at cost--win against the forces of barbarism and evil that are seeking to wipe us out, to render the entire Muslim world “judenrein.” And also free of Christians, Hindus, Bah’ai, Buddhists, Zoroastrians—all the infidels whom are despised and endangered in Muslim lands.I can understand that Israel may feel that it is standing alone. But you're not alone. We remember you, our brothers and sisters, all that we are stands on a foundation you built, you have carried to the word of God to all of us.
As Jews and as Israelis, we must set the standard for taking the offense. Israel knows more about terrorism, more about the difficulties of asymmetrical and urban warfare, more about diabolical “Big Lie” propaganda than any other country on earth.
Israel can no longer afford to remain on defense. Now is the time for truly bold acts of sanity and truth-telling.
Israel is surrounded and Israel is alone. Therefore, appeasement is no longer an option. Illusions are far too dangerous to hold. We must, yet again, become heroes.
It only seems that Israel is alone. Yes, we are alone—but G-d is with us. We must act, we must do all that we can in order that G-d may join us.
May God bless you and may God bless both our nations with freedom, wisdom and peace.