The Big Felafel

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?


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  1. * Robin Yvonne says:

    While I agree with you that the solution to the problem will not be evacuation, there are children who desperately need a break from hearing sirens and running for shelter. Sometimes, even a week or two “vacation” can do wonders for a person’s emotional well being.

    | Reply Posted 15 years, 4 months ago
  2. * Ziona says:

    I agree 100%. This smacks of Holocaust era desperation, when Jewish parents sent their children away “until things got better.” And we all know what happened then. If everyone in Sderot were to leave, albeit temporarily, what would stop the Palestinians from crossing the border and squatting in Sderot? Would the IDF blow them up? Would it be more aggressive defending Sderot under those circumstances? Is the IDF better at defending its land than its people? What happened to the Israeli leadership that once said “f**k you” to the world because it knew that no one would protect Jews if they didn’t?

    | Reply Posted 15 years, 4 months ago
  3. * Rachel says:

    Fantastic entry. Very much inclined to agree. Israel must protect herself, or she will perish.

    | Reply Posted 15 years, 4 months ago
  4. * Richard says:

    This situation in Sderot just drives me crazy! I don’t know what the answer is, but this is unacceptable! The only course of action, as I see it, is to go in there and wipe out this element that insists on firing these rockets….. and with substantial warning, if residents get hurt……Sorry! Take it up with your terrorist neighbor… bring this action on yourself. Selah!

    | Reply Posted 15 years, 4 months ago
  5. * Molly says:

    It is amazing to see how much we all care about the current situation in Sderot…and yet our government- who should represent the people- seems to stay apathetic to the fight. Still we must continue to speak out until we are heard.

    | Reply Posted 15 years, 4 months ago

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