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You don't understand the Basic Jewish and Israel Values

Reader comment on item: Gilad Shalit and Doing Business with Terrorists
in response to reader comment: NO Shame, yes Pride!

Submitted by Joe Ziv (Israel), Oct 19, 2011 at 06:20

In Israel all men and women are required to serve in the IDF. Men for a minimum of three years, and women for two. Then they are required to do reseerve duty of a minimum of 30 days a year. In short The IDF is made up aome from all families Jewish, Druize, and Christians. THE IDF SOLDIER IS GIVEN
THE CONFIDENCE THAT ALL WILL BE DONE TO BRING HIM BACK ALIVE SHOULD HE/SHE BE KINAPPED OR
BECOME A PRISONER OF WAR ( IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD) .

The Value of Saving a life, even it involves a heavy price is steeped in Jewish TRADITION AND HISTORY.

The legend of the "Ransom of the Four" is probably known by every student of Jewish History: The story of four Jews been ransomed, and cast ashore on the Coast of Northern Africa. It is thought Jewish these persons were the founders of the African Jewish Community. Israel and the Jews have always had to survive against all odds. It's a long history of survival, from the time of the First Expulsion, the Inquisitions, the progroms, and the Holocaust, and the Automan Empire.

Then when Israel began in 1948. the War of Independence was fought also against all odds, go onto the YOM KIPPUR WAR.....Israel has never known Peace....When it Gave Back Gaza they got more terror andRockets and Missiles. ISRAEL DURING ALL THIS CONTINUED TO DEVELOP IN ALL FIELD: HI TECH, MEDICINE, AGRICULTURE IN A FREE AND DEMOCRATIC ATMOSPHERE>

GOING HAND IN HAND WITH THIS : IT HAS NEVER GIVEN UP ON THE VALUE OF A SINGLE HUMAN LIFE !!

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