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Submitted by FERN SIDMAN (United States), Jul 20, 2006 at 15:42

As the war in Israel reaches new heights on both the northern and southern fronts, it was reported that Israeli launched over 110 air strikes in Lebanon, with the latest being an attack on a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Lebanon. According to CNN, "Israeli warplanes dropped 23 tons of bombs on a bunker where Hezbollah leaders were holed up, according to the Israel Defense Forces."

CNN also reported that, "Hezbollah said via its Al-Manar television station that none of its leaders was in the bunker at the time of the huge Israeli air strike."

Meanwhile, two more Israeli soldiers were killed in heavy fighting as a small number of Israeli ground troops moved into southern Lebanon and two Arab children were killed as a result of a Katyusha rocket attack on the city of Nazareth. On the southern front, it was reported by Arutz Sheva that, "Some 30 armored vehicles entered a terrorist stronghold neighborhood in Gaza overnight; 17 terrorists were killed. Two soldiers were moderately wounded and a terrorist alert was issued for Petach Tikvah."

It is clear that both Israel and the United States would like to end this conflict as soon as possible, for several reasons. Israel cannot sustain a protracted war for economic reasons and the United States would like to begin to talk about a cease fire after Hezbollah is permanently vanquished. Time is of the essence and the only way to achieve long lasting results to this latest Hezbollah provoked conflict is for the calling of a major ground offensive in Lebanon.

According to a July 17, 2006 article entitled, Israel's Moment of Truth, by Prof. Paul Eidelberg, it states, "No war can be won merely by bombing from the air. You cannot find and destroy most of the enemy's rocket launchers without a ground invasion. The air force should be used primarily to support ground attacks, which alone can destroy a significant number of the enemy and his rocket launchers. To destroy the enemy's ground forces means to kill as many Hezbollah terrorists as possible. It must concentrate overwhelming force in a land invasion whose goal is to utterly disarm and destroy the enemy. A cease fire will allow Hezbollah to retain its missiles, multiply and increase their range and hold all of Israel hostage."

Prof. Eidelberg concludes his article with these words of vision and foresight. "If the U.S. pressures Israel into a ceasefire before Hezbollah is destroyed - that betrayal will lead to America's ultimate demise vis-à-vis Islam. No one will support the U.S. after it has betrayed Israel. Israel must destroy Hezbollah, and will require a full-scale ground invasion of Lebanon. It has rightly been said "there is no one to talk to" - meaning Hezbollah, Iran, Hamas and Syria. Israel can't negotiate with these Arabs or Muslins because they are committed to Israel's destruction. Therefore, Israel must amass as much power as possible—arms, fuel, food, and land - not merely to deter any attack but to conquer the enemy."

The United States is taking pain staking measures to insure that it will not be dragged into this conflict which is why US battle ships armed with US Marines are on the coast of Beirut as they take steps to evacuate thousands of American citizens who are currently in Lebanon The United States is cognizant of the fact that it's enemies in Syria and Iran would dearly love to see the US embroiled in this war and the US fear of having its citizens murdered or its military attacked by Hezbollah is a very real threat.

Let us be mindful that the Syrian government has repeatedly warned Israel that any attack on Syrian territory will be perceived as an act of war and that will bring upon Israel the wrath of "the entire Islamic world."

This threat must be taken seriously as Iran has corroborated this position. Let us consider the following: In his translation of a speech to the "World Without Zionism" conference held for students in October of 2005, Nazila Fathi of The New York Times' Tehran bureau reported Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying, regarding Israel, in part:

Our dear Imam (referring to Ayatollah Khomeini) said that the occupying regime (Israel) must be wiped off the map and this was a very wise statement. We cannot compromise over the issue of Palestine. Is it possible to create a new front in the heart of an old front. This would be a defeat and whoever accepts the legitimacy of this regime has in fact, signed the defeat of the Islamic world. Our dear Imam targeted the heart of the world oppressor in his struggle, meaning the occupying regime. I have no doubt that the new wave that has started in Palestine, and we witness it in the Islamic world too, will eliminate this disgraceful stain from the Islamic world. But we must be aware of tricks.

Ahmadinejad also claimed in the speech that the issue with Palestine would be over "the day that all refugees return to their homes [and] a democratic government elected by the people comes to power", and denounced attempts to normalize relations with Israel, condemning all Muslim leaders who accept the existence of Israel as "acknowledging a surrender and defeat of the Islamic world." The speech also indicated that the Iranian President considered Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip to be a trick, designed to gain acknowledgement from Islamic states. In a rally held two days later, Ahmadinejad declared that his words reflected the views of the Iranian people, adding that Westerners are free to comment, but their reactions are invalid.

In an interview with Iranian state television's Arabic-language satellite channel, Al-Alam, on December 8, 2005, Ahmadinejad referred to Israel as a "tumor", and suggested that it should be relocated to Europe.

In an article entitled, "View from Haifa: The September 10th Syndrome by Steven Plaut" (Jewish Press, 7/19/06) he states: "There is no diplomatic way of putting this. The kidnapping of Israeli soldiers in Gaza and along the Lebanese border is the direct result of Israel's rewarding and appeasing terrorism over the past few decades. Long gone are the days when Israelis boasted that their government never negotiated with terrorists.

The 1976 Entebbe rescue was the greatest and, alas, the last serious use by Israel of force to deal with the kidnapping of Israelis by Arab terrorists. Since then, Israel has more often than not dealt with hostage situations by capitulating and conceding.

Such situations, of course, are never easy, both from a strategic and a moral perspective. There is a complex trade-off between the desire to free hostages at once and the need to deter and punish hostage grabbers. The understandable human – and humane – instinct to seek the immediate freeing of hostages must be weighed against actions that will put other lives in jeopardy. Decision makers face the dilemma that saving a single life today may well produce scores of deaths tomorrow.

  • In 1985, the Likud-led government of Yitzhak Shamir carried out a prisoner exchange with the "Jibril" terrorists. Israel agreed to release more than a thousand Arabs incarcerated for terrorist activities in exchange for three Israeli soldiers. Just three days after the trade, one of those released Arabs was brought into an Israeli hospital. He had accidentally blown himself up while preparing a bomb intended for Israeli shoppers. Others among the released terrorists would, in the months and years to come, participate in a number of attacks and murders.
  • On October 16, 1986, while on a mission over southern Lebanon, Israeli air force navigator Lieutenant Colonel Ron Arad and his pilot were forced by a technical problem to parachute out of their plane. The pilot was rescued by an Israeli chopper, but Arad fell captive to terrorists belonging to the Lebanese Shi'ite Amal militia. All trace of Arad was lost. Since 1986, Israel has engaged in feeble and pointless attempts at "quiet diplomacy" in order to win the release of Arad or at least learn of his fate. The efforts have produced nothing.
  • In 1992, Yitzhak Rabin launched his "peace plan" of legitimizing and recognizing the PLO and at the same time ordered the expulsion of 400 Hamas terrorists from the West Bank and Gaza to Lebanon. The expulsion had near-universal support in Israel. Shortly thereafter, however, Israel permitted almost all the expelled terrorists return to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, where they resumed their leadership roles in terror organizations. It was a yet another goodwill gesture for which Israel got nothing in exchange. Not even information on Ron Arad.
  • In 1994, in the middle of Rabin's "peace initiative," Palestinian terrorists kidnapped Israeli soldier Nachshon Wachsman. The kidnappers held him hostage in the West Bank village of Bir Naballah, which had long been a hotbed of terror. On October 7, 1994, villagers violently attacked Israeli soldiers who were trying to storm the Bir Naballah home in which Wachsman was being held. The terrorists had enough time to murder Wachsman before his would-be rescuers got into the house. Israel did not bulldoze the village in retaliation, just as it has not bulldozed other West Bank villages in which soldiers and civilians have been murdered. These days, Israeli leftists are busy assisting the residents of Bir Naballah in sabotaging the security wall Israel is constructing, because it offends the sensitivities of the Arab villagers.
  • In July 2003 the Israeli cabinet decided in a 14-9 vote to buy Ariel Sharon a Kodak moment in Washington by releasing more than 500 Palestinian prisoners, including Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Fatah terrorists, again as a "goodwill gesture." Few of the released terrorists took up quilting.
  • In January 2004, Israel agreed to an exchange with Hizbullah. More than 400 Arab prisoners, many accused of killing civilians, were released in return for a single Israeli civilian hostage and the bodies of the three soldiers who had been murdered in cold blood by Hizbullah.

The prisoner exchange was widely opposed in Israel, and passed the Israeli cabinet by a single vote. Afterward, Israel never avenged the three soldiers murdered by Hizbullah. A suicide bombing that killed 10 Israelis took place the very day of the prisoners' release, but Israel went ahead with it anyway.

Two of those set free had been high-ranking Lebanese terrorists, directly involved in the kidnapping, torture, and reported "sale" of Ron Arad to Iran. Israel did not even demand information on the whereabouts of Arad in exchange, just an empty promise of some information in the future, which, needless to say, has never materialized.

At the time, the Arab media crowed in smug satisfaction at Israel's humiliation in the prisoner release. Al-Ahram called it a "new notch in Hizbullah's belt!" In Israel it was seen as a debacle. Even Yoel Marcus at Israel's far-left daily Haaretz called it a "License to Kidnap."

Any kind of talk about a cease fire at this juncture would be futile and self destructive. Now is the time to finish this war by advocating and endorsing a full scale Israeli ground offensive in Lebanon. Now is the time to remain stalwart in our demands regarding the terms that will bring an end to this conflict. We must recognize who are enemies are and we must know that their incendiary rhetoric must be taken seriously.

Let us remember the words of the Haftorah that we read this past Shabbos. Let us never forget the words of the prophet Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah 1:14) who said, "From the north shall the evil spill out upon the inhabitants of the land..." and in (Jeremiah 1:19) it states, "and they will do battle against you, but they will not prevail over you, for I am with you, so saith the Lord, to rescue you..."

Now is the time to get involved. This week's Torah portion, Parshas Mattos-Massei tells us that, "Shall your brothers go out to do battle while you are sitting here? (Bamidbar, 32:6)

Let us take upon ourselves the following: We must pray ot the Almighty G-d of Israel for the three abducted Israeli soldiers, Gilad ben Aviva, Edud ben Malka and Eldad ben Tova, for all the soldiers in the IDF, for those Israeli civilians who have been injured in the rocket attacks and for the entire nation of Israel. We can organize and attend rallies and other pro-Israel events. We can contact our local media outlets and speak out against media bias. We gain nothing by being silent. As Jews and concerned individuals we need to have a strong spiritual response. We can add time each day for Torah study, give more tzedaka (charity) and perform more acts of chesed.

In conclusion, let us remember the warning that Hashem gives us in this week's Torah portion, Parshas Massei, (Bamidbar 33:53-56). "You shall possess the land and you shall settle in it, for to you have I given the land to possess it. You shall give the land as an inheritance by lot to your families; to the many you shall increase its inheritance and to the few shall you decrease its inheritance; wherever its lot shall fall, his shall it be, according to the tribes of your fathers shall you inherit. But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, those of them that you shall leave shall be thorns in your eyes and thistles in your sides, and they will harass you upon the land in which you dwell. And it shall be that what I meant to do to them, I shall do to you."

May the Almighty G-d of Israel continue to bestow his infinite kindness, mercy and compassion on His people Israel and may we merit to follow His holy commandments and fear only G-d.


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Israelis are war weary [120 words]StasJun 6, 2012 10:28196072
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whats wrong with your countries???? [52 words]ahmad zafireAug 3, 2006 00:1751287
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a reply [54 words]miekJul 23, 2006 17:3650592
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Israel's fatigue [197 words]Nissim AvrahamJul 21, 2006 08:5750428
Israel is the excuse. [56 words]Edit - AustraliaJul 21, 2006 03:4050419
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Israel's war to win [159 words]Bernard MostJul 21, 2006 01:4250415
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We Are At War With Demons [89 words]orange yonasonJul 20, 2006 23:4350399
Demons Indeed!! [141 words]JaladhiJul 25, 2006 10:4850399
Israel has a war to win for whom? [155 words]Nenette GrunbergJul 20, 2006 21:0650384
Israel needs to win for whom? [86 words]Anubhav SinghJul 24, 2006 08:1250384
Well Said Anbubhav!! [108 words]Another infidelJul 25, 2006 03:0450384
STEP UP [82 words]JOHN MANITTAJul 20, 2006 20:2950377
Israel is toast, eventually [25 words]Howard VeitJul 20, 2006 18:2850369
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A moderate Islam? [16 words]
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Ethelred SmithJul 20, 2006 18:1750368
Israel Has No Choice [402 words]BlackspeareJul 20, 2006 17:4450362
Slow Motion Train Wreck [135 words]LDCJul 20, 2006 16:5150351
When did peace fail ? Here's when: [91 words]Adam EylatJul 21, 2006 13:0850351
Thank you... [73 words]LDCJul 21, 2006 21:2050351
Do we want to [71 words]David W. LincolnJul 20, 2006 16:2650349
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Israeli-Arabs and Missiles [152 words]Frederick BainhauerJul 21, 2006 12:0250348
Sure Fred, but what's it got to do with the CMC? [197 words]Abu NudnikJul 23, 2006 17:3550348
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yea right [29 words]no oneJan 29, 2009 12:0550348
Arabs as second class citizens in the Jewish state [47 words]Wallace BrandFeb 8, 2017 00:3450348
Is anybody listening [183 words]john w. mcginleyJul 20, 2006 16:0950347
No ceasefire before Hizb'allah & Hamas are destroyed completely [190 words]RusselJul 20, 2006 23:0950347
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US-Israel alliance [126 words]Jay ShayevitzJul 20, 2006 15:5750345
War with Islam [158 words]Capt Dave PetteysJul 20, 2006 15:5450344
Left Wing Malady [83 words]JaladhiJul 20, 2006 16:2650344
On Second Thought [42 words]LDCJul 20, 2006 17:1450344
2Islamic Religious War : Muslims want to destroy us , our civilisation and culture completely [1173 words]VincentJul 30, 2006 05:4250344
TIME TO HIT THE GROUND [2294 words]FERN SIDMANJul 20, 2006 15:4250341
Religion. [233 words]darrenSep 2, 2006 21:1550341
darren, what's your point? [36 words]MosheSep 28, 2006 07:4950341
Fern: YOU GO GIRL !!!!!!!!! [51 words]marianaDec 20, 2006 14:4550341
A bully is a bully [214 words]Les LiebermanJul 20, 2006 15:2850340
the bully and the goaly.. [169 words]HarrakJul 22, 2006 19:3550340
Reply to penalty kicks [833 words]Les LiebermanJul 24, 2006 04:1450340
1Toward the destruction of Islam [102 words]Seamus MacNemiJan 11, 2009 09:4750340
Excellent points. [98 words]B. AlotaibiJul 20, 2006 15:1650338
Nuke Teheran or else [408 words]Moshe LevyJul 20, 2006 18:2850338
Moshe, Bush, Clinton and I [182 words]HarrakJul 21, 2006 22:4850338
Heading Off Return of the Dark Ages. [96 words]Len SarkonJul 20, 2006 15:1250337
On "Israel has a war to win" [21 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Phyllis StraussJul 20, 2006 15:1150336
IDF ... [97 words]HarrakJul 20, 2006 20:1850336
Clothes Line [34 words]F HarrisJul 20, 2006 15:0650335
Think Again [167 words]LDCJul 20, 2006 17:1150335
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