Hi, is Zionism there?
Update: This post got picked up by Arutz Sheva
Where has the Zionism gone? I guess when rockets explode they bring with them a big bang to our idealism. Forget Gaydamak’s efforts to ship kids from Sderot to Jerusalem, now there is a new organization, Save Israel’s Children, transporting kids all the way to America.
While I commend the Americans who have opened their homes to the victims of Sderot I can’t help but ask the question, why? Why is this the solution? My fear is this attitude to solving problems will soon leave us without a state. If the rockets fire begins to hit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem will we move everyone to a safer location like America or Europe?
In fact isn’t this playing exactly into the terrorists’ hands? After all, their goal is to get rid of the Jews in Israel with their bombs and now we are giving the proof (once again) that indeed it works. I know that parents must do what is best for their children and certainly staying in Sderot to be a good Zionist is not the right answer- but moving to America…
I am happy to see Americans actually aware of the situation in Sderot since the international media coverage does such a poor job of informing the world about it. However I would rather see these Americans speaking out against the Israeli government’s weak tactics against the rocket barrage. This isn’t Katrina, a natural disaster, this is terrorism. And terrorism isn’t affected by weather, recycling or just being aware- you have to fight against it.
For now we might be able to send children to the safe heaven of America but what happens when they say, “I don’t want to go back.” How will we defend the state of Israel if no one is here to fight for it?