Day twentyÂ of theÂ Gaza confrontation. I do not use the wordÂ war, because the Israeli government and IDF do not.
I attendedÂ yet another funeral today atÂ the military cemetery in Mount Herzl. SeargantÂ AmitÂ YeariÂ of theÂ CombatÂ Engineers, wasÂ tearfully eulogized by family and friends.Â He wasÂ the perfect son, brother, friend and comrad.. They all are. And they were. Forty three beautifulÂ souls as of this writing.
As I stood under the hot afternoon sun along with thousands of others, I looked around me and saw once again Am Yisroel (The People of Israel) come out in their thousands.
EveryÂ color ofÂ uniform, everyÂ complexion was there. LikeÂ myself,the vast majority did not know him, but it is a phenomenon this timeÂ around; huge funerals. Something is different this time.
I could not help but thinking again and again about the cost we are paying now as in the last two Gaza “operations’. It is a very sorry thought, butÂ if the government does not allow the IDF to finish theÂ job this third time, as they clearly wantÂ to, the livesÂ lost will have indeed been in vain.
If the government agrees to anything less than a decisive victory, there will be a general loss of spirit among the Jewish population and aÂ very angry electorate.
For the first time any one can recall, the Left media “intellectual elites” feel under popular attack. ThereÂ has never been such unity around our army and clear hate for our enemy. We may actually be actingÂ likeÂ a normal people for the first time in a generation.
It seems like the Oslo addicts andÂ high priests of national self delusion are losing their grips on theÂ minds of Joe Israeli. He knew, forÂ a long time thatÂ something wasÂ very not right, though heÂ was toldÂ by those who claimedÂ to knowÂ better that all is well.There is no other option… HeÂ hasÂ Â a veryÂ strange feeling this time..
That feeling is now finding a voice.
Certainly, this mood is not lost to the politicians andÂ for the first time the normally vociferous Left politiciansÂ areÂ keeping a low profile. Left wing journalistÂ say they have neverÂ feltÂ so threatened – even physically. The Left wing Jewish/Arab demonstrations in Tel Aviv and Haifa requireÂ huge police escorts.
Right wing politiciansÂ see the polls and are positioning for aÂ peace of the pie It will be very interesting
“Haaretz” news paper which has a reputation as the country’sÂ leading Israel basher, has been deluged with cancellations and ferocious mass talk backs. Some of their more consistentlyÂ pro Arab writers have body guards.
This is a first.
Something is happening in Israel. Even the great White (or almost ) father in Washington and his secretary of State seem to noÂ longer cast as threatening a shadow as before. .
Is the Lion of Judah finally awakening..or is this just aÂ stirring?