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.
Egypt opened its border crossing with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip yesterday, and the wire services have dozens of photographs of people waiting to cross over or crossing. All peaceful looking folk, like those below. Not a terrorist or weapon-toting jihadist among them.
But this, of course, is not the entire picture. The anxiety in Israel about Hamas' new open channel to fresh sources of war material is widely felt even though Israel continues to maintain an official silence, with neither the Prime Minister’s Office nor the Foreign Ministry making any formal statements on the matter.
With considerably less publicity and no pictures at all, here is what also happened on Saturday:
Rocket fired from Gaza into Israel: army JERUSALEM (AFP 28th May 2011) — A rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel overnight without causing any casualties, Israel's military said on Saturday. "A rocket fired from Gaza landed last night in the Eshkol region and caused no injuries or damage," a military spokesman told AFP.
No injuries or damage. As always, this was not the intention of the terrorists who fired yesterday's rocket. They never fire into Israel for fun. It's always about hoping and trying to inflict injuries and pain on the hated Jews, which is one of the reasons why they are called terrorists.
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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!"