Check out this link from the River Reporter:
I read this letter and it wanders dangerously into the matter of moral equivalency and a denial of Israel’s many past efforts and …
Check out this link from the River Reporter.
I read this letter and it wanders dangerously into the matter of moral equivalency and a denial of Israel’s many past efforts and generous offers—all rebuked by the Palestinian leadership—[in the] Oslo [Accords], [and by Israeli] prime ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert.
Not to mention Israel’s costly 2005 withdrawal from Gaza, in which the Palestinians were handed a piece of paradise, with beautiful buildings and agricultural infrastructure, which they wantonly pillaged.
The Palestinians would rather persist in the problem rather than participate in a solution, the seeds of which have been planted by Israel on more than one occasion.
But current polls show that 75 percent of the Palestinians favor total annihilation of Israel “from the river to the sea.” Sadly, most Americans on the street don’t even know what river and what sea they are referring to.
The level and degree of barbarism inflicted on Israel on October 7 was and can only be seen as a game changer—unprecedented and unimaginable to the sane mind.
Perhaps the good man from Honesdale should watch the 45-minute video of the carnage, which is beyond gruesome.
Our son was immediately deployed on October 7 and served in previous call-ups as a reservist in 2012 and 2014.
These are regular citizens trying to safeguard our Homeland, and nothing near bloodthirsty warriors.
I must say that unless I am blind, there has been little to no reporting in your pages of the indiscriminate rape, murder and capture of peace-loving and -seeking Israelis from the kibbutzim and communities on the Gazan border.
What does one say of the murder of Vivian Singer, who used to meet the Palestinian cancer patients at the border entrance into Israel and drive them to their oncology treatments in Jerusalem?
And what of the thousands of Gazans who had work permits in Israel proper and were thus able to support their families?
There is a much more nuanced story here that is being grossly denied and distorted by this writer. But it seems that your news hole is only open to such views and half-truths.
Rabbi Larry Zierler lives in South Fallsburg, NY.
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