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Over the years, Israel has repeatedly been dragged into military conflict with Hamas – and in each round, our air force hit Gaza harder and harder.
Closing the ranks has long become the order of the day during periods of crisis in Israel.
I wanted to give a voice to mothers whose children are protecting the country during this war.
Jewish communities and non-Jewish individuals across the entire world have been spurred on to demonstrate their support for Israel.
Harvard student groups claimed Hamas’s attack “did not happen in a vacuum,” and were the result of Israeli occupation in an open letter.
Hamas’ military miscalculation pales compared with its misunderstanding of the Israeli mind and soul. Hamas expected Israeli society to fall apart. Instead, all 300,000 reservists called up to fight.
The festivities all abruptly ended at 8:30 a.m., when it was announced that there was a “security event.” From then on, the day was unlike any other Simchat Torah.
The Simchat Torah massacre will be a defining moment in Israeli history, like the Second Intifada, the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1967 Six Day War, and the 1948 War of Independence.
It has not been a good week for Israel in the international media by any means, as the exhaustive coverage of the war with Hamas by media outlets around the world was primarily negative.
There isn’t anyone among us who is not connected in some way, even indirectly, to one of the victims who was wounded, taken hostage, or murdered.