I Pray for Israel
Jim has tried to warn me off this topic. I'm not a political blogger, he says, and that's true.
But look at that satiric map. Look at how small Israel is. Look at how much land is held by those who could have taken the Palestinians in ... who could have taken care of their brethren the way Israel takes care of its own.
And remember how hated Israel is. In some part because it is a sole outpost of western civilization, there in the middle of that sea of Arabs.
All Israel wants, all they have ever wanted, is that tiny strip of land ... and to live in peace. They are not empire-builders.
And remember that the infection of hatred now isn't confined to that region ... those who would bomb Israel out of existence would also like to destroy the United States and everything western civilization has created in terms of culture and advancement of humankind.
I ask all Arabs of peace and intellect to understand that they have a responsibility to themselves, and to all humankind, to contain and control what I hope is the small, violent, evil contingent that kidnaps Israeli soldiers and attempts to hold a world hostage.