Don’t Cry for Us Israelis, Naomi Ragen
I’m sitting here in Jerusalem after a week of heartbreak over three murdered teens, followed by almost three weeks of sirens, bomb blasts, and finally, the funerals of young IDF soldiers, of whom one-third are students who should be taking their final exams instead of risking their lives. I’m reading on the internet about what a horrible person I am as an Israeli and as a Jew, and what a terrible, immoral country I live in … And I think of the rest of Europe, who rounded up our grandparents and great-grandparents, and relatives —men, women and children—and sent them off to be gassed, no questions asked. And I think: They are now the moral arbiters of the free world? They are telling the descendants of the people they murdered how to behave when other anti-Semites want to kill them?
Two Weeks of Shallow Moral Equivalency in the New York Times, Jerald Auerbach
But who will hold Hamas accountable for its actions, from kidnapping to murder to indiscriminate shelling of Israeli cities and towns? That question is of no interest—either to Ms. Salameh or, evidently, to the Times. It has yet to provide similar prominence for the expression of a Jewish mother’s fear as Hamas rockets explode nearby.
And, if you were wondering whether Hamas may run out of rockets…
The report also indicates that North Korea is suspected by Israel to have provided Hamas with know-how in building the extensive network of tunnels underneath the Gaza Strip. The North Koreans have gained a great deal of experience and expertise in the construction of tunnels, having built them in the tense demilitarized zone which separates the communist state from South Korea.