I cannot escape wanting to spend the entire day waiting for updates on Israel. Have they gone in by foot, are they going to? What about rockets, are my friends safe? I cannot stop thinking about the war and the constant anti-Israel propaganda like somehow we are supposed to stop everything and show restraint while rockets are hailed down on our civilians. Undoubtedly whenever these thoughts cross my mind, I drift back to the 1940’s and what accelerated the declaration of the state of Israel.
It is common knowledge and recently declassified information that yes, all of the governments knew about the Holocaust and the Death Camps in Germany and Poland. They knew that millions of Jews were being sent to these camps and exterminated and yet, America, England, France, Poland, every did nothing. They didn’t get into the war sooner, they didn’t unarm Germany before it became a roaring monster, no one did anything except for those that were willing to stand against the Nazi’s and hide Yidden, oh and Denmark. Denmark saved nearly it’s entire Jewish population.
Right after the war ended, the movement to create the state of Israel increased. The need increased, we needed a land that would not turn us away, that would not in the face of our doom send boat loads of women and children to their deaths, this was the state of Israel. At that time it was under Brittish mandate and no the “state of Palestine” did not exist either. But my brain still wonders, why didn’t the US and England make a larger push to open their own boarders? I mean take in all those broken and sad immigrants? Why? I believe because once again we were saying, “well…we sort of let you all die horrible deaths…but we still don’t want that many of you in our borders so do us a favor and here, have your land, make your own government, and by the way, can you deal with our Palestinian issue?”
Thus Israel was born again in 1948, a new and wonderful nation, full of people with hopes and dreams for peace, only to be attacked by the Arabs a day after the state was born. And over and over again, we have shown that the Guardian of Israel neither slumbers or sleeps and that Hashem is with us.
And somehow we are once again the bad ones. First we were bad because hey, we “let the Nazis take us like sheep to the slaughter,” and now that we are fighting back we are criminals. I don’t understand world, what do you want? Do you want us to allow ourselves to be slaughtered by the nations, or do you want us to live. In order to live we have to fight, not by becoming animals but by protecting our women and children.
If you haven’t noticed, Iran gave lots and lots of weapons to Gaza, they also have some of the most advanced building designs in the world meant to withhold earthquakes and rocket attacks. If Palestine cared so much about it’s citizens, why not smuggle that in eh? Bomb shelters could save lives, actually, you know, creating a government could save lives…world why do you decide to remain blind to the plight of others until it’s too late by about 6,000,000 lives? Oh wait, excuse me 60,000,000 lives? 14 million in the camps and many others, soldiers, civilians, literally one third of the earth’s population at the time…don’t be silent world…don’t be silent Yidden this time we will not accept a consolation prize. We will prevail with Hashem’s help.