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.
Eamonn McDonagh Z-Word Blog 04 August '10 Posted before Shabbat
Now that UNIFIL has substantially endorsed Israel’s account of yesterday’s fatal shooting on its border, a couple of thoughts…
The fact that the slaying of Dov Harari was not accompanied by salvos of Hezbollah rockets landing in Israel nor quickly followed by F16s bombing Lebanon in response may be attributable, among other things, to the Dahiya doctrine; Israel’s stated intention to use disproportionate force (perhaps I should say “really very disproportionate force indeed”, as many commentators regard any level of force used by Israel to be disproportionate) against civilian infrastructure being used to attack it should Hezbollah decide to go to war against Israel again. The next time around there’ll be no half-cocked escalation with ill-prepared infantry blundering around in the villages of south Lebanon like there was in 2006 and this knowledge appears to have had a certain sobering effecting on Nasrallah.
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!"