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.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Roth - Those rockets keep coming, and the news coverage outside the immediate area is practically zero
This Ongoing War..
20 June '12..
Incoming-missile sirens have been wailing across much of southern Israel almost non-stop throughout the hours of darkness and at about hourly intervals during this morning (As well as throughout Wednesday evening, the most recent at 10:50 pm Y.). It's continuing as we type these words.
Irrespective of whether Israelis have been killed or injured or terrified, it's a nightmare - a taste of what full-scale war-by-terrorists is going to be like as the war waged by "our" terrorists gets more sophisticated, with longer-range rockets, more accurate missiles and other outcomes that result from them having better and more technology. "Our" terrorists are cast from the same mould that is producing other people's terrorists - everyone else's terrorists. Their weaponry and methodology are similar and getting more similar all the time.
Perhaps this - the realization that the threat which Israel is attempting to blunt - is what prevents editors and their journalists and reporters, analysts and photographers - from properly covering - at street level, ground level - what hundreds of thousands of people living right across southern Israel are living at this moment.
Who knows? Whatever the explanation, this means it's practically impossible for anyone living outside the immediate region (other than the determined few who tune in to the various blogs and news services created by Israelis) to a real sense of the terror being inflicted round the clock on half of the state of Israel and its residents by the Islamic Jihadists, the Hamas thugs and the other sub-divisions of the global armed-to-the-teeth Islamist hatred movement.
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!"