For those who are home, and for those who are on the way. For those who support the historic and just return of the land of Israel to its people, forever loyal to their inheritance, and its restoration.
Sixty-five years after the end of World War II in which the Nazis took the lives of six million Jews, the Jews around the world are still as much in danger as they were in the 1930’s, if not more so.
In Europe anti-Semitism comes out mostly disguised as anti-Zionism. Almost all of the European Left is anti-Israeli, especially in Spain, where the anti-Israel policy of the socialist government of PM Zapatero and FM Moratinos is now notorious. It took more than a year, for instance, to close the channel connection to the Hispasat satellite of the Hizbullah TV, al-Menar, which was thereby able to continue broadcasting more than a year of hate and Islamist propaganda into Latin America. In a country with the most anti-Catholic government in its history, but with a multicultural obsession for Islam, Al-Manar TV was part of “freedom of press.”
During years in Pakistan, it was surprising to note how many metropolitan legends circulated within the country having, at their center, a Jewish plot. When Pakistan exploded its first nuclear device, for example, people said they had been compelled to do so to deter India, which was about to bomb them, and that shortly before the blast, Indian bombers, with Israeli pilots [sic], were already warming up the engines on some runaway. The logical question is: Why in Heaven would the Indians need Israeli pilots?
I visited Hevron in November 2000 after the outbreak of the Rosh Hashanah War to see what could be done to assist in the face of the growing daily attacks on the community. After returning to work for the community in the summer of 2001, a bond and a love was forged that grows to this day. My wife Melody and I merited to be married at Ma'arat HaMachpela and now host visitors from throughout the world every Shabbat as well as during the week. Our goal, "Time to come Home!"