As a pre-Passover gift – a lift to one’s aching heart – the following is a Latma TV (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latma, founded/edited by the inestimable Caroline Glick - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Glick ) presentation in both English and Hebrew – www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQQIEQh8pU0&feature=share
NO explanations required, other than the fact that Israel’s soldiers have a clear “in your face” message for the world: They are NO longer in bondage and shackles, unlike their besieged ancestors enslaved in Egypt. They are free, proud, courageous and strong! They intend to stay that way, regardless of the relentless efforts exerted by anti-semites/anti-Zionists world over, and despite Israel’s appeasement-oriented political leadership.
Everyone who loves Zion, be they Jews, Christians, or people of general good will, please spread this clip wide and far, as a rejoinder to our historical enemies – Islamists & leftists!
Most intrinsically, they aren’t looking for the world’s approval or love. It is enough to place mortal fear, deep inside anyone who dares to wrest their land, or harm their people.
UPDATE: In the interim, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, slapped our heroic soldiers in the face, issuing an “apology” to Turkey, regarding the behavior of Shayetet 13 - the IDF’s naval commandos - as they attempted to defend themselves from murderous terrorists aboard Turkey’s Mavi Marmara! A vessel designed to break through Israel’s LEGAL blockade of Gaza, a hotbed terrorist enclave.
In response to our leadership’s spineless and feckless behavior, leave it to Prof Steven Plaut - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Plaut…to offer a proper rejoinder. He speaks for this blogger, as well as countless others who value honor and courage.
An open letter to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Prime Minister of Turkey Dear Mister Prime Minister: On behalf of all of the people of Israel, I would like to apologize to you for the cowardice and fathomless idiocy of the Prime Minister of Israel.As you know, this weekend Benjamin Netanyahu sent you an "apology" for Israel having defended itself against the genocidal terrorists who attacked Israeli soldiers armed only with paintguns when they boarded the terrorist "flotilla" ship that you sent out to challenge Israel's naval blockade of the Hamas enclave in Gaza. Netanyahu spoke only for himself when he apologized to you for Israel's defending itself and its people, this two generations after the Holocaust. He does not represent anyone at all in the country when it comes to this "apology." No one else in the country, except for some anti-Israel radical leftists with tenure at the universities, agrees that Israel owes you an apology for defending its people. Actually, on behalf of all REAL Israelis, I would like to apologize to you for the fact that ONLY nine terrorists were killed by Israeli troops on the flotilla ship when Israeli soldiers were savagely attacked by Turkish and other terrorists. I would like to apologize for the fact that Israel did NOT torpedo and sink the terrorist ships trying to break the blockade and bring in aid to the Hamas Nazis. I would like to apologize for the fact that Israel has a Prime Minister who is so clueless, insensitive, and divorced from Jewish history that he would consider buying a few moments of diplomat calm with a Moslem aggressor by shaming his entire country with an "apology" to Turkey, exhibiting one of the most disgraceful acts by a Jew in all of history, and all this just hours before the Jewish holiday of national liberation, Passover. Beyond that, I really do think that Israel owes an apology for NOT having done much more to draw the world's attention to the illegal occupation and destruction by Turkey of the jewel of Cyprus, the city of Famagusta.Israel sat by while Turkey conquered 40%of Cyprus and transferred tens of thousands of its own people as illegal settlers to the island.And for that I apologize. And since you have spent so much time in recent years denouncing Israel as an occupier, I think Israel owes an apology to the world for not helping to end the illegal Turkish occupation of the great ancient Greek capital of Constantinople,now under an illegal Saracen occupation that has continued for far too long. It is high time that Constantinople be returned to its true heritage and its legal owners, the Greek people. It is less than a hundred years since the city, along with Smyrna and other Greek homelands, was almost liberated by the Greeks, who were only to be blocked by the Turkish military aggressors, the mass murderers of the Armenians. So Mister Prime Minister, as you see, I am afraid that Israelis DO owe the world quite a few apologies. On behalf of the non-pusillanimous citizens of Israel,I remain, Most sincerely yours, Prof. Steven Plaut