Ten years ago, on July 12th, 2006 the Second Lebanon War began with a coordinated Hezbollah attack on Israeli civilians and soldiers. They rained missiles down on towns in northern Israel causing injury, destruction and most of all distraction which they used to attack IDF soldiers. Hezbollah fighters crossed the border from Lebanon in to … More 10 years after the war
A girl named Hallel: praise, glorify. Praise to God for granting a mother a child she desperately wanted. A song of praise, a song of life. 13.5 years Hallel lived, smiled and danced. Her presence made her family happy. This morning it ended. Not by accident. Or because of a disease. A person took her … More Hallel: A song of praise, a song of life
After last night’s terror attack in Tel Aviv what more can be said? It’s the same story over and over. We are attacked and the world doesn’t care. One news outlet put the word terrorist in quotation marks, as if they are uncertain of the definition of what a terrorist is – perhaps men who … More Terrorism makes us stronger
As terror attack follows terror attack, the body count rises. How many bodies are enough? 1? 20? 200? 6 million? When will enough be enough? The body count rises. But who counts the bodies of those left behind? Parents murdered, orphans left behind… Who considers the children who have to grow up without parents? The … More Body count
Again we are hearing news of negotiations for a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. The world media seems jubilant. I am not. I don’t want a ceasefire. I want peace. Real peace. A ceasefire means ceasing to fire. It makes no mention of putting down weapons, or taking a step further and “beating swords into … More I don’t want a ceasefire.
Americans like it simple. Put on a ten gallon hat, make it white and you’ve got your “good guy”. Make it black and you know “that cowboy ain’t no good”… In the Middle East there aren’t any cowboys and people can’t be divided on the lines of race, culture or even religion. There are Moslems … More There Aren’t Any Cowboys in the Middle East
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”. … More Sound of Silence