(thanks to the right scoop)
With that single sentenceÂ made to her Israeli hosts, Sarah Palin demonstrated aÂ greater understanding of the problems confronting IsraelÂ than the collective wisdom of all the J.D.’s, Ph.D’s,Â and Masters ofÂ InternationalÂ Affairs inÂ the Obama administration combined.
TheÂ question was profound,Â as simple as it were, because it addressed the narrative of perpetual Palestinian victimization and grievance.
First, it goes to the heart of Israel’s right to exist.Â The recent trend, including amongÂ American Jews, isÂ to acquiesce in the leftist-academic and Islamist viewÂ of Israel as aÂ mistake and anÂ anomaly, somethingÂ whichÂ deserves to exist — if at all — merely by reason of historical accident.Â Â Palin refuses to succumb to such a narrative, recognizing that the connectionÂ of the Jewish people to Jerusalem and Israel goes back over 3000 years.Â For millennia Jews have prayed “next year in Jerusalem,” something no other people had done until the 1967 war led to the creation of a Palestinian national identity. The State of Israel as a Jewish nation owes no apology for its creation or continued existence. (there’s more, here)
The only thing that Jews should apologize for, is letting the Arabs take over Temple Mount, Nazareth, and Bethlehem. That requires a HUGE apology.
Israel needs a rabbit proof fence:
Hamas digging ‘terror tunnels’ along border with Israel
Gaza groups now have missiles that can reach Tel Aviv, and areÂ workingÂ on improvedÂ communications systemsÂ modeled on Hezbollah network. Hamas has split into five different regional brigades â€“ north, Gaza City, central Gaza, Khan Younis and Rafah.
The exact number of tunnels is unknown to the IDF. (J’Post)
Peanut Khadr calls them ‘Defensive Tunnels’ (source)
In Response to Rocket Fire, IAF Targets Terror Sites Across Gaza Strip
Stand by for the whining and howling from “the international community” and other assorted loons…….