Israel at War
There is much in the news right now about the likelihood that Israel will risk war with Iran by launching airstrikes to prevent them from finishing their development of a nuclear bomb. The truth is that Israel is already fighting a war. One that is virtually ignored by all news outlets.
Take this past weekend for instance. By the end of Sunday, 130+ rockets had been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip. That’s right, 130 rockets…since Friday. Imagine that the county you live in was under rocket assault on that level, essentially the equivalent of three rockets per hour. What would your response be? Israel’s response is to continue to send food and supplies to the citizens of Gaza. In fact, just five days ago (about three days before the weekend rocket attacks), Israel sent 2,502 tons of supplies including gasoline and fruit. The day before that, they sent 4,665 tons of supplies. This is another item deleted from typical media news coverage. Usually all we hear are reports of Israeli maltreatment of the Palestinians. Everything I mentioned above goes uncovered.
The hatred and vitriol toward Israel continues around the world in spite of the constant threat this tiny country is under. I witnessed the irrational reaction first hand this weekend on Twitter when I Tweeted about the attacks on Israel and the rising tied of violence from Muslims on Christians around the world. The following was a response from @ DeucePrez “Wrong continents and analysis. Try again…! #Islamaphobia”, and later, @DeusePrez, “That’s a curious ‘fact’. I haven’t even heard that ‘fact’ from the lying conservative networks in their talks on US events…!” And then this response from @ectomorfo “It’s reported all over the Western news, unlike how the Israelis broke a ceasefire to murder and maim including civilians in #Gaza.”
So make no mistake about it. Israel is at war. They are fighting a war of rockets in spite of immense humanitarian aide and they are fighting a war of disinformation in the face of the unreported assault on the people of their country.
Pray for Israel.