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.
No matter whom you ask right now, it seems Israel did wrong.
Ask someone unfavorably disposed toward Israel, and you'll hear that Israel did wrong because its assassins opened fire without provocation on a humanitarian flotilla intended to relieve the suffering people of Gaza.
Ask a friend of Israel, and you'll hear that Israel did wrong because it sent its commandos in the dark into a hostile crowd that did them harm and provoked them into a violent response.
Ask someone who opposes Israel's efforts to contain the terrorist group Hamas within the borders and shoreline of Gaza, and you'll hear Israel did wrong by instituting a naval blockade of Gaza in the first place.
Ask someone who seeks the active destruction of Hamas, and you'll hear that Israel did wrong because the blockade is an ineffectual half-measure in any case, so why suffer the slings and arrows of an international crisis because of it?
Ask someone who thinks conflicts between the Palestinians and the Israelis are a never-ending spiral of violence, and you'll hear Israel did wrong because the violence its commandoes found it necessary to visit upon those on the ship will only beget more violence.
Ask someone who thinks the Palestinians and their rejectionist insistence on Israel's destruction are the causes of violence, and you'll hear that Israel did wrong because it should have taken the ships out through some means of military stealth before they even set sail from Cyprus.
Ask someone who believes what he is told by media largely hostile to Israel, and you'll hear that Israel did wrong because Israel always does wrong.
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!"