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‘The Time Has Come For Us To Stop Beating Ourselves’: An interview with Shas Chairman Eli Yishai

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

JEWISH PRESS ASKS:

What would you say to Jews who have a hard time explaining or justifying the IDF’s action?

Shas Chairman Eli Yishai answers:

The time has come for us to stop beating ourselves. How else could the IDF have defended themselves against an angry mob out to kill them? Were these peace activists or war activists? Since when do peace activists come equipped with arms, knives and metal rods? Since when do peace activists cry out “jihad” when the Israeli Navy warns them that they are entering Israeli territorial waters?

Behind the flotilla stands a terrorist organization whose only wish is to strengthen Hamas. Gazans don’t need their food and medicine. Every day Israel sends trucks into Gaza with food and supplies. They could have left their goods at the Ashdod port and we would have delivered them. But their sole purpose was to provoke Israel and show the world how terrible Israel is. We acted on decisions that we felt would bring about the least amount of damage. We regret the tragic outcome of what happened, but we have to praise the soldiers for their courage and thank Hashem that our soldiers weren’t hurt too badly. It’s a miracle they came out alive. RE: JEWISH PRESS

Tags: Commentary & Opinion · JEWISH LOVE · Jewish World & History · Missionary attacks · Parasha & Religion

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