Guest post by Susan Settenbrino:-
Israel is a pro-active nation on the front line for the advancement and protection of the civilized world.
It is sad to watch a comfortable American millionaire like Geraldo Rivera utilize ignorant arguments which ultimately only serves to defend and enable a terrorist organization like Hamas.
The Jewish people have not survived this long due to incidental members of the clan who self-servingly defend their skewed sense of moral equivalency by boasting of their undying love of Israel with picturesque tattoos of the Jewish star. Rather Israel is a land where people make and have always made daily and life long sacrifices, rolling up their sleeves to develop and master major necessary life contributing and fostering endeavors in the fields of agriculture, science,research, medicine, technology, and of course defense strategies and weapons. Israel has accomplished these major feats despite its hands always being tied behind it's back to varying degrees, having to deal with created organizations and nations that openly seek its ultimate demise while being cheered on by ignorant supporters scattered throughout the world.
Israel does not exist because it beckons to the calls of apologists or terrorist sympathizes. Israel exists because its focus is on doing what is ultimately right not only for its survival, but for the protection and advancement of the civilized world as a whole. Hamas is a terrorist organization. Their continuous barrage of rockets are menacing and dangerous. They are not innocuous as Geraldo Rivera seems to believe. Israel has invested enormous brain power and millions of dollars to create the iron dome, which thank G-D, has been extremely successful. The Palestinians, lead by Hamas, have instead utilized its brain power and millions of dollars in aide and supplies for apparently the sole purpose of actualizing its stated agenda, which is to destroy the Jewish people and their state. Hamas' continuous rocket fire into Israel seems to be likened to a matter of mere annoyance, such as perhaps the constant drum playing of a neighbor in a suburban neighborhood. However, the continuous rocket fire is extremely dangerous. If not intercepted, the rockets and shrapnel will kill, maim, and destroy thousands of Israeli civilians and their properties. Would it appease every one's moral barometer if such a scenario took place? What about the terror tunnels, would it appease Israel's dissenters and detractors to have allowed those plans to be executed resulting in thousands of deaths,rapes, and kidnappings amongst the Jewish people.
The Jews and Israel have not advanced to such a degree without being an intelligent proactive people who understand the dangers they must protect against BEFORE they are realized. When we said never again, we meant it.