“To all those whose plan 4 peace includes eliminating ‘others’, ALL ‘others’ are always militantly uncooperative with such plans.”

Post title via Gypsy RavenWraithe @flippinth3raya

Reality is what you see, what you hear, and you see what you want to see, you hear what you want to hear. Your reality is not mine and for every man and woman on earth reality is different. It is difficult to have someone else see things thru your eyes, especially if their reality is far different than yours. But try, try we must. Most of us long for peace and a world without war.

We Are Not Like Them by Naomi Ragen on July 27th, 2014

No place is safe, not Jerusalem, or the coffee houses of Tel Aviv or the port city of Haifa. Distance is no longer a factor. The rockets go everywhere, undirected, carelessly, to fall on hospitals, nursery schools, summer camps. Miraculously, they are diverted and destroyed, again and again and again.Three faces. They could be my sons, or yours. They peer out at us wherever we go. There are special prayer sessions at the synagogue, reminding me of those days when we prayed for the safe return of Nachshon Wachsman, my friend and neighbor’s boy.

We wake up each morning, and nothing is new, nothing is known, until, at a wedding by the sea for the son of good friends, caressed by warm sea breezes, beside a flower-bedecked table, Esther Wachsman leans over and whispers in my ear: “They found their bodies. They are all dead.” She and her husband leave. And for me, I am back in October 14, 1994, a Friday night in Ramot. Nachshon Wachsman and Nir Poraz, the soldier who came to free him, have just been killed by terrorist bullets.

Once again, we mourn our unanswered prayers, filled with a grief that I know time will blunt, but never heal.

In the midst of our mourning, there is news that a Palestinian boy, Muhammad Abu Khdeir, has been kidnapped and burned alive. Revenge? It cannot be. We Jews are not like them. We don’t murder innocent people, children. Never. He was gay. He was murdered by his own family.

It’s an honor killing. This is what we want to believe. We are incensed that the media have jumped to conclusions.

And then they are picked up, the murderers, and they are Jews. And they did it for revenge, as if taking an innocent life was an answer, instead of a tragedy; as if it could be justified, be a comfort instead of adding yet another layer of grief to our collective mourning, this time for ourselves, that there are those among us who are no different from our enemies.

But then the truth emerges. Yosef Chaim Ben-David, the ringleader, is a mental patient who once tried to strangle his own baby daughter. Our rabbi dedicates a Torah class to the soul of Muhammad Abu Khdeir. Some are enraged, others, myself, comforted. We are not like them, our enemies.

Again, there is no time to mourn. The “Color Red” warning sirens scream out danger, and the rockets from Gaza begin to fall. Again and again and again. No place is safe, not Jerusalem, or the coffee houses of Tel Aviv or the port city of Haifa. Distance is no longer a factor. The rockets go everywhere, undirected, carelessly, to fall on hospitals, nursery schools, summer camps. Miraculously, they are diverted and destroyed, again and again and again. Continue here.

Related – the tunnels:

The Long History Of The Gaza Tunnels

IDF Discovers Largest Gaza Tunnel Yet

At least 160 children have died digging Hamas’s “terror tunnels” under Gaza.

Militant group used child labor to construct underground network in Gaza

Inside the Hamas Tunnel Terror Network – IDF forces say they’ve uncovered more than 23 tunnels and 66 access points

Images of the tunnels

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2 Responses to “To all those whose plan 4 peace includes eliminating ‘others’, ALL ‘others’ are always militantly uncooperative with such plans.”

  1. Pingback: “To all those whose plan 4 peace includes eliminating ‘others’, | Grumpy Opinions

  2. poetopoet says:

    Please, do not advocate for a world war for a religion, Judaism, so exclusive it excluded Jesus Christ because he threw out their money changes, cheaters, out of his Father’s house, Temple, they defiled. Then, they dare crucify him! Directed and executed by Chiapas, the jewish high priest; for in their own book, God told them of his Son and warned them not too.

    For Jesus Christ the Lord said: “Whoever, ‘blasphemes’, My words, and My Testimony, will not, enter, the Kingdom, of Heaven! – will not ‘enter, into Eternal Rest’; but will, be ‘blotted out’, of the Book, of Life! For any ‘sin’, can be forgiven, but whoever sins, against the True Holy Spirit, will never, be forgiven. And why is this My son?”

    No! No world war for them or for us, for a religion that refuses to accept their own savior.

    Yes, help defend them with arms and supplies, just not living ones.

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