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Visitor Comments: 26

(25) Craige Kinney, May 17, 2011 4:20 PM


YES I AGREE WITH you Rabbi Salomon Israel has every right to defend itself in any way they see fit .God will bless them that bless U & curse them that curse U. God's words not mine

(24) eddy fishman, May 17, 2011 12:25 AM

to hell what the rest of the world thinks of israel-wer'e here to stay!!am israel chai!

(23) Anonymous, May 15, 2011 10:52 PM

Israel's Concrete Measure

Is there a difference between the holocaust and the terrorist attack of the World Trade Center? Did any country interceded with Germany to kill Hitler? I think that if we read --2000 Years of Jewish History--, we would not have to go to far, to know that Israel have and must defend itself. The old double standard seems as a way to confuse Israel and redirect its focus to assimilation, and to deny the innate Jewish history and heritage that by right, Israel has ferociously defended and preserved. Just look at the Al-Aqsa Mosque that is currently sitting on the Jerusalem's Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. Look at what happened last year with the UNESCO's ridiculous and unconceivable determination to designate the Tomb of the Patriarchs and the Rachel's Tomb sites, as Moslims sites. Not to mention enemies killing loyal, responsible Israeli soldiers in a ship with knives, on the gaza strip, then claiming they were attacked by the Israelis. Obviously, there are those world Leaders and movement groups, who if given a chance, would gradually obliterate Israel from the surface of the earth. Israel and Judaism are the essence of humanity. It must continue to protect and defend its fundamental right to exist. I fully support Rabbi Yaakov's view about Israel doing, "what they have to do", to defend themselves. Thank you Rabbi Yaakov for an interesting topic.

(22) Anonymous, May 15, 2011 1:28 PM

I shared this on facebook. Who else did?


(21) Anonymous, May 14, 2011 7:49 PM

In the eyes of the world, Jewish blood is cheap

As far as they are concerned, we are the oppressors living in occupied territory whilst the Arabs are the victims of Israeli "aggression". When a Jew gets killed, the murder is inevitably justified through Palestinian resistance. Ever since we were victorious after the Yom Kippur war, we lost our status as being the underdog. That status has now been passed on to the Arabs who claim to have been living in Israel before we did.The world views us as sabotaging the peace effort by not recognizing a Palestinian state.They think its cruel to make Arabs go through checkpoints while Israelis can walk freely where ever they want to go.Of course there will be an outcry every time Israel retaliates in defense. Yes its double standard but the world had a track record of blatant antisemitism and things haven't changed ever since.

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