Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Magnifying Glass....

Through the magnifying glass….

Israel must truly be the great evil of the world! If you follow the “mainstream” media, even “moderate, hip, “contemporary” Jewish media, how can you come to an alternate conclusion? Lets take a look….

Women have no rights here in Israel; Women are forced to ride in the back of the buses.

Anti Israel NGO’s are having their funding looked into, investigated and limited.

Democracy is in existential danger here.

Our present government is corrupting foreign NGO’s around the world, turning them Pro- Israel against the will of the consensus.

There are over 300,000 Jewish people running around Judea and Samaria attacking the IDF and Mosques.

More, more and more, and to top it off…Thomas Friedman doesn’t like what’s going on in Israel, and he’s never wrong.

I mean, lets face it Israel is in the news almost everyday!

I have been observing many of the attacks from the Jewish sector lately, from both in and out of Israel.

I guess the first issue or incident that I would like to address is the violent demonstration, or even to call it the attack on an IDF base in Samaria, by none other than many of the Jews who live here.

Plenty has been written on it, and I do not wish to be repetitive. By no means do I or will I defend it either.

“Right-Wing violence”, “Price Tag”, “Hill Top Youth”! You would think that this is the main “goings on” in Israel! And now, Bibi, Ehud Barak and the country is going to do something about it.

Now, here is the absurd. Every Friday, for the past few years, groups of Arabs and POST ZIONIST, LEFT WING ISRAELI JEWS, whatever you want to label them, have been getting together to demonstrate violently against the IDF. Soldiers have been hurt, some badly, equipment has been damaged, and this has been going on in plain view of all, yet silence is maintained, the media keeps their lips sealed.

But now, the “country” has decided to do something against “Extreme Right Wing” violent acts against our soldiers. Binyamin Ben Eliezer (MK Labor Party) even said to shoot “them”, lets see him say the same thing against the demonstrators at Bil’in (separation fence), Nebe Salah (a claim for a spring in Samaria). Ben Eliezer wants to show how he is such a defender of the IDF, they all do, so why do they keep the other weekly incidents against our soldiers quiet?

When I spoke of this issue to many of my acquaintances (not from Judea and Samaria), they couldn’t believe that such events occur weekly, and by “left wing” secular Jews, no less. So, we have to ask, or people who do not know about this, have to ask, why are they being kept in the dark? If they are being kept ignorant about this particular issue, what about the other important issues?

It would seem to the coherent that there is an agenda afoot here, one that is not so fair, hmmmm.

Another topic that has most Israeli’s sighing, again, those who know better, is the “Rosa Parks” incident. A woman was asked (and later yelled at) to sit in the back of a public bus, due to Ultra Orthodox custom of separate seating, she refused. Again, I will not defend this, as I honestly feel that since it is a public bus, she can sit where she would like, but that is just my opinion. But look at the world! Hillary Clinton is concerned! Woman’s Rights activists are up in arms! Israel, the oppressive society for women! Even our own Jewish women have answered the call to arms!

I am not belittling this incident by any means, nor am I belittling the event I mentioned earlier. I am belittling the way people only wake up when Israel is involved, by the double standard that is being shoved in our faces everyday. Are we perfect? No, far from it, you want to start comparing countries? No, “they” don’t, because we come out so far ahead that it is simply ridiculous.

Israel was compared to Iran…Iran? can you believe that? You want to compare some extreme religious practices to that of extreme Islam, you can do that, in fact there is a topic called Comparative Religion taught in many universities today, but to say that Israel is likened to some of the most despicable extreme Islamic states, where the concept of women’s rights, and most other rights, is virtually non-existent?

Forget comparing, these activists who shout out against Israel have proven themselves to be no more than simple Israel and Jew-bashers, or of course, basic ignoramuses, even the Jewish ones! Hypocrisy rules! These same people who rush to scream for “Rights” for others will wrap themselves from head to toe while visiting other cultures, but strip themselves to the bare minimum to incite their own.

These same folk, outside of Israel, will easily criticize the IDF and go so far as to demand that we endanger ourselves in Israel, while they turn a blind eye, and heart, to their own military where ever they reside. They don’t even have the guts to “give” to their own countries, let’s see them send their own sons to serve, lets see. But to criticize Israel, one of the few Elite, that’s right Elite countries in this world that actually gives back to the world and the human race, be it through science, medicine or even teaching the world how to fight terror, this they feel they have the right to, the duty to, the voice to…

Israel is not a perfect country, far from it. But we will work at it, and will continue to work at it. We will make mistakes and we will get things right at times… like everyone else, but we will continue to try to better ourselves.

We will always have our own self-haters in Israel, many that can’t see beyond their own noses, if they are lucky. Their numbers are dwindling, and will soon be gone, because more and more are waking up to reality and truth here.

To all of you who like to point from the outside, do me a favor, go take a good hard look in the mirror, and feel free to point, but do it at yourselves first.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Stars upon Thars

Stars upon Thars

When you are lying hurt and wounded, most do not care what symbol you are wearing…as long as you are giving them the best assistance you can to save them or their loved ones lives.

This is one of the personal experiences I learned from serving as Security Chief of the Shilo Region during the many medical emergency incidents I responded to.

Road 60 is the main North-South vein through our heartland of Judea and Samaria. It is pretty much along the same route our forefathers and ancestors used back in the day. It remains the same road used today to make our way to Jerusalem, from both North and South. It is also a road that has known much bloodshed, not only from terrorism and ancient crime, but from the inexcusable and pathetic amount of traffic accidents.

As a “RavShatz”, or Chief Security Coordinator, responding to medical emergencies, was part of the job, both in and out of the communities. I went or led the ambulance and our “MDA” medical teams where they had to be, and at times I also had to protect them from possible danger.

Our response knew no nationality, no race, no color, no religion; it knew one thing, and one thing only, to save lives, simply that. Many if not most of the incidents occurred on the road, as I mentioned, accidents were common on this ancient road. Most of the accidents were between Arab cars, and our teams were almost always the first to arrive and care for the victims. So successful and professional, the sight of the Red Star of David on “Ambulance Shilo”, brought relief to the Arab villagers living in our region. Our medics were known as heroes and saviors to the Arabs, to the point they would not allow their own ambulances to tend the victims, they stated out loud, “we want the Jews”.

More than once we received letters of thanks from the villages and personal thanks for being there for them…despite politics and the surrounding violence.

They knew our level of training, and dedication would be fully applied. I admit to even using the “Red Star” as a tool to keep the peace. During a particular tense time, pre Intifada, Arab youth and young adults would stone our cars from time to time, I called the Arab village leaders and told them I would not allow our ambulance to respond to their wounded if the stonings did not cease…they did.

Magen David Adom has now shown us that they are no longer an organization whose priority it is to save lives; they have joined the political arena. They wish to be part of “them” rather than “us”.

The irony here, in the simple world of saving lives is… that the same people who have brought honor and dignity to the Red Star of David in the Arab world are now the ones being thrown “to the dogs”.

They wish to change the uniforms of the MDA volunteers in Judea and Samaria to “distinguish” us from others, I believe the new uniform they propose will have a “Yellow Star” on it, perhaps this will appease the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent…whose symbols do not offend the world, as the Star of David does…nasty Jews.

Yet more of the same rhetoric and poison streams through the leadership of the MDA, much like that of various Jewish Federations and Congregations who also abandon our people living in Judea and Samaria. MDA and ARMDI keep on claiming to deny this “letter” and allegations, yet I have not seen any action to back their words of defense, only concern that their donor base will decrease.

If it is not true, PROVE IT TO BE WRONG!

We are told that this whole story is based upon their wish of acceptance to a club whose symbol is a cross and a crescent, an organization whose ambulances have been proven guilty of transporting terrorists to kill innocents, and who offer more funding, funny, the word “whore” comes to mind.

If the MDA does continue down this road, they will be able to stand proudly next to other proud organizations like B’Tzelem, the New Israel Fund and others who have turned their back on Israel’s future. They will also have to bear the same responsibility.

Magen David Adom… If you leave us, we will leave you, and it will be your loss! But the symbol will remain, because it is not yours, it is OURS, the Jewish People!

How lucky we are that Al Gazeera’s Israeli counterparts, better known as Ha’Aretz English reports their hidden actions.

It seems that bowing to our enemies is sheik today… I mean chic… my slip.

Not in my neighborhood!