When I was asked to write few weeks ago I was at the time very busy guiding a tour
in Israel and thought – I''ll find – something to write about … After all living in the Middle East create endless opportunities to write…
It can always be about new highly successful "start up" in high Tech, or brand new
extra good wine that just came out…. YET – this time it is a bit more – personal…
My son Noam (my first born and pride...)
is fighting at the Gaza strip…as I'm writing these lines
30 long years of service - commanding a reconecens Unit,
could not prepare me for the fear of a father for his kids…
I have celebrated 50 years on the ground of my beloved country just few days ago…
Have been a soldier for more then 30 years and nothing prepares you to the fear for your kids, as one of my friends once said
"it would have been easier to serve again then send our kids"…
for any of you not "glued" to the events then it has been now more then 10 days that Israel is standing at the very front line of the war of the western/sane world against fundamental Islam and terrorism – Hamas!!
It has now been long 8 years that a certain area of Israel has been under constant, daily attacks by evil terrorist enemy. launching rockets on to civilians without any provocation from Israel side…
This situation is "promoted" by Hamas, the legal governing body of the Palestinians.
hamas was elected, democratically by them and forcefully – kicked out their old administration…
While my son and his friends are "pinpoint" searching for Hamas terrorists
They are shooting our citizens…launching rockets on to civilians
The new Hamas leaders are constantly hiding under the hospitals and behind their civilians…
A leadership that ever since came to power leads its people,
to terror and destruction every single day!!
While on our side – a jet comes back to base after dropping it's bombs in the sea
since there were civilians on the target…
Our army makes phone calls to Hamas leader to warn them that they become targets
what other army or nation warns its targets??
Israel pulled out of the Gaza strip 3 years ago.
pulling out of the ground Jewish settlers leaving behind flourishing agriculture…
Instead of turning all this into flourishing income.
Hamas turned it all into mine fields and booby traps…
While Israel's economy who has NO resources grows every year.
the Palestinians who's brothers has MOST of the worlds oil
are going backwards every year…investing their resources and efforts
in destruction and death…
It is important in my opinion to remember – it is now my son who fights for world's sanity.
BUT – it is not my privet fear – Hamas terrorism threatens all of us!! It is simply my turn…
BUT we are here to live our lives and to stay, terror will not frighten us!!!
It was – last night that I was interviewed to ACLJ radio talking about the "situation"
It was only this morning that a rocket fall only 500 yards from my house
injuring a 3 month old baby…
The LORD, the Psalmist''s Shepherd. A Psalm of David.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
All the BEST to you and yours!!
N i r N i t z a n