Netanyahu today has the role of Nehemiah in the Bible. Netanyahu exhorts us: “Do not be afraid of them! Think of the great and awesome Lord, and fight for your brothers, your sons and daughters, your wives and homes!”
Yes, we’re fighting for all our people and for our homes. We pray to God for a decisive military victory to stop our enemies from trying to kill us.
When a Malaysian Airlines flight was shot down over the Ukraine last week, a tragic event in which all onboard died, there was no announcement of a cessation of flights to Kiev. There was also no cancellation of flights to Russia, whose ‘associates’ appear to be responsible for the attack. One can still catch a flight to Syria or to Turkey, despite the border and desert regions being home to multiple groups with rocket capabilities. Flights to and from Malaysia were also not subject to a cancellation policy following the disappearance of MH370
FROM ARUTZ SHEVA
The enemy seeks to annihilate, kill, destroy us, just like the greatest enemies of Israel did in the past. This is not some entity that is trying to build and be built up, but rather to uproot, just like what happened nine years ago, and everything it does is meant to destroy this nation.”
“We left Gaza and what are they doing? They have not planted a tree or built a home, but created a war. It is delusional.”
The promises made by the leaders of Israel during the leadup to the retreat from Gaza known as “the Disengagment” were a meaningful factor in his decision to cooperate with the move as Chief IDF Rabbi, he added.
“I recall now Arik Sharon, whom I asked – ‘you, who planted, why are your uprooting?’ He told me, ‘I am an expert in matters of security, and I promise the people of Israel 40 years of quiet.’ When a prime minister, Mr. Security, tells the IDF Chief Rabbi that he promises the nation 40 years of quiet, what am I supposed to make of it? That there will not be 40 hours even, or 40 seconds?”
Asked if he regrets participating in the Disengagement, he replied that all of his actions were taken under the guidance of former Sephardic chief rabbis Rabbi Ovadia Yosef ztz”l and Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu ztz”l.
“They decided that I must continue to serve in my post. That was the clear decision and even Rabbi [Avraham] Shapira ztz”l did not tell me to get rid of my uniform, or leave the military,” he said, referring to the prominent religious-Zionist rabbi who passed away in 2007. “He told me that I must do everything to prevent this Disengagement from taking place. I asked him if this meant that I must leave the army and he answered ‘I didn’t say that.’””
Israel’s military makes more effort than any other army to prevent civilian casualties, but should be more aggressive in Gaza, says Colonel (ret.) Richard Kemp CBE, the former commander of the British armed forces in Afghanistan and fierce international advocate for the IDF
Report: Egyptian troops shoot, kill terrorist heading to Kerem Shalom
Terrorists planned a massive suicide bombing at border crossing; on Wednesday, Egyptian army stops vechile with grad rockets and launchers heading to Israeli border.
UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm on Wednesday that 20 rockets found hidden in a United Nations school in the Gaza Strip had gone missing and directed the world body to deploy experts to deal with the situation.