It has been about two weeks since Hamas launched their latest attack of murder and mayhem and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are still bombing strategic targets in response. I don’t know what these nightly air raids are accomplishing other than feeding the Arab propaganda machine, although the goal is to destroy the Hamas rocket launching capability in order to protect Israeli citizens. The Arab and British press are still releasing stories of IDF air strikes killing massive numbers of civilians in Gaza. The Hindustan Times reports quite a different scenario: “The fact-finding mission established by the UN Human Rights Council under a flawed and narrow mandate, chaired by Justice Richard Goldstone, submitted a report that has served as the basis for a tirade against Israel. Now, 18 months later, Goldstone has in effect retracted the entire basis of his report (Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and War Crimes by Richard Goldstone, April 1, Washington Post), thus pulling the rug from under those who exploited it for political and legal ends. Goldstone completely backtracks on the key components of his commission’s findings.”
Consequently, when we examine the truth, the IDF targets only combatants and when non-combatants get killed it is because the Hamas fighters put them inharm’s way by firing rockets from residential neighborhoods and schoolyards. They know that the Israelis will bomb the rocket launchers and Arab civilians die. It’s what the Hamas murderers want. We Jews sanctify life while the Arab Jihadists sanctify death. Therefore, there can be no compromise. However, time is not on our side. We are losing the propaganda war because there are too many media outlets with anti-Jewish bias and the more they repeat the same lie, the more the court of public opinion accepts it as truth. Therefore, Israel needs to deliver a swift decisive blow with boots on the ground in Gaza to route out the Hamas terrorists and destroy their weapons. There is no moral equivalence here despite what the left wing progressive nut jobs tell us. Israel has the absolute right to fight against terrorism perpetrated within her borders. When Mexican drug gangs cross our borders to murder American citizens, no one has any problem with hunting them down like the dogs they are for a little payback. When it comes to Jews in Israel, that’s a different story.