I have been getting lots of emails asking if things are ok and I thought I should send this quick update plus some reference information if you are interested. thank you for your concerns.
first of all, we are fine. Thank God for the ingenuity of Israel and the Jewish people with the Iron Dome. It has, first of all, protected Israel from serious casualties. Nearly 1,000 missiles have been launched so far with almost no direct casualties. Of course, with the sick world needing to compare #’s as if this is how you measure who is right and wrong, you would think Israel is almost doing something wrong protecting itself. (http://www.thedailybeast.com/
Hamas, is a fascist-Islamic terror dictatorship dedicated to the murder of all Jews (not just Israeli’s — as you may read their Charter below). Our Iron Dome has given Israel the time and ability to determine how to best deal with Hamas. Isi Liebler really summarizes a lot of my feelings on the subject in this excellent article in the J-Post today as well as our how we feel about Obama and his ilk running U.S. foreign policy:
So, don’t go so nuts about what you read. You need to expect this stuff from the Liberal press and their supporters. (The New York Times is so out to lunch — it has become macabre — it oozes conceit and moral equivalence with every article. And skews the coverage for their own agenda (http://www.newrepublic.com/
As we lived in Japan and my dad was very involved in Japanese culture when he was a Jewish Chaplain for the USAF in Japan when the US still had a major presence and there was still a little of the hangover from WW II in the country. The whole honor thing is similar as well. The major difference that I can see that there is a very strong cultural idea of loss of face in Japan which allowed the Japanese to accept their fate and emerge from WW II a strong nation. The Arab culture does not have that motif.
Here is a CNN piece that accidentally showing the Israel side: I love what the guard says: what says is the key.. how we treat Israeli civilians vs Hamas. it is so right on. like Hitler in the bunker. This radical Islam is out of control —
http://www.camera.org/ they monitor how the liberal/left press distorts the ME coverage for political purposes. The NYT takes the prize, btw.
www.dailyalert.org This is a good comprehensive resource of what is going on world wide in terms of Israel and antisemitism, which after almost 70 years, is a major problem in Europe (couched as anti-Zionism) and has metastasized in the Arab world into rampant anti-antisemitism. Just see what happened yesterday and today in France. A local person who experienced this, called it a kristallnacht.
http://www.drudgereport.com/ boy does he nail it time after time.