Sorry merpk. I didn't realize Yavneh was hit. Was anybody hurt there? Sorry to hear about the inbetween jobs stance as well. These are tough times economically and otherwise. Everywhere.
Big hugs to all of you.
PS Kol HaKavod Israel!!! I wish there was never a war anywhere. I pray for peace. I pray to live with our Arab brothers and sisters in peace...sharing recipes.
: (sorry, but for me, sharing a delicious meal together is the ULTIMATE in living!!!)
On my maps of the world, I see all of our surrounding countries. I hope to visit some of them one day. I don't erase any country from the map. I don't want to drive anyone into the sea.
But I DO want everyone to know that Israel is here, has as much a right to be here as any other country in the region...world...quite possibly more, and that sending rockets, no matter how small, no matter how few or many, no matter how deep, is UNACCEPTABLE.
I pray that Israel will create order in chaos. Safety for our country and for ALL of our citizens (Arabs, Christians, Jews, Immigrants, etc...) so that our country can be a light unto nations. Where a hodgepodge of nations live together in peace under our great flag. Working together for the betterment of humanity and mankind. Where we use our brains towards ultimate love and sister(brother)hood.
I am scared, of course, but also proud to be Israeli in moments like these. Fighting the good fight against terrorism and fear. THIS is why I wanted the Israeli Passport!
Kol HaKavod to Israel for finally standing up to her tormentors. For saying "NO MORE TERROR". I pray that this war will solidify our place in the universe. Will finally win us the respect of our Arab cousins but even more importantly, of ourselves.
I know we have some of our Arab sisters reading this thread, so I extend my hand to them in peace. Please take it if you love your children and love peace as I do. If you are willing to accept me as you neighbor and friend then I am willing to accept you as mine. If you are willing to speak out against terrorism. Against the terrorist desire to aliheniate a whole nation. If you are willing to take a stand on the side of love and common sense. It won't be easy. You will have to rebuke your leaders. You will have to say that peace is more important than war. That respect for others right to live and exist is more important than jihad. That Our G-d Created ALL of us equally and together. Not so that one group can be dominated and abolished but so that we can all learn and live with one another in harmony.
When you love your children more than you hate us...when we all love our children more than we hate others.
Hugs to all of us.