Friday, June 20, 2014

The Kidnapped Teens

Michael L.

Their names are:

Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Frenkel

kid1Much of what we do at Israel Thrives is point to topical news stories concerning the long Arab war against the Jews and comment on them.

My main intention, however, is to encourage people to rethink the conflict and to move beyond the failed assumptions of the "Oslo" past.  The Day of the Dhimmi is Done, that much is certain, but the Era of Oslo is now also over and that is a good thing.

This is not about the political "left" or the political "right."

I try to club some sense into the left because the left is my political home and if they do not like it that is just too bad.  If the left refuses to stand up for its own alleged values through failing to speak against political Islam that is no one's fault but their own.  But to stand up against political Islam and to stand up in favor of Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people is neither left nor right.

It is just common human decency.

Since 1992 Israel has agreed that the Arab majority could take a big tasty bite right out of the heart of the Jewish homeland - the hills of Judea and Samaria looking down upon Tel Aviv - but the Arabs have refused every offer because the result would still be Jewish sovereignty over a small portion of Jewish land... which is unacceptable from an Islamic religious standpoint because any land that was once a part of the Islamic empire must remain so under the precepts of al-Sharia.

What the Arabs complaining about alleged Jewish "human rights" violations actually want is the end of that sovereignty and, therefore, by logical necessity, the end of Jewish self-defense in the Middle East and that, my friends, we will simply not allow.

You guys will have to forgive me on this Sabbath, but mainly I am just thinking aloud and thinking about those kidnapped kids.  

They have names.

Eyal Yifrah. 

Gilad Shaar. 

Naftali Frenkel.

Yifrah, Shaar, and Frenkel.

Well, it doesn't get more Jewish than that, I suppose.

It doesn't quite roll off of the tongue like, say, Goodman, Schwerner, and Chaney, but it is essentially the same thing.  It is true that Yifrah, Shaar, and Frenkel - who I believe is the American - were not civil rights workers, in which case they would be considered something close to heroes in some quarters a long time ago.  They were also not soldiers.  They were Yeshiva students on the road within Israel.  The IDF prevented something like 30 such kidnappings last year, but this one they missed.  

This was just pure anti-Jewish Arab racism and you cannot blame the IDF.

Israel has by this morning rounded up around 300 Arabs for questioning and detention.  The IDF has broken into hundreds of homes, particularly around the Hebron area.  The kids are, obviously, still being held captive, but I do not believe that the IDF has any real clue where.

In the mean time the question becomes, where are we now?

home1Oslo just died (may it rest in pieces) and now we have this aggression to deal with.

What I want is for those kids to be home immediately and, therefore, I want Israel to do whatever is necessary to get those kids home immediately.

Do whatever it takes, guys, but get it done.

That is what comes first.

We will see what comes later.

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