I am more angry than I've been in a long time! Why? Because today the government of Israel handed out eviction notices to the Jewish "settlers" in Gaza. It occurred to me that what I am witnessing today, in my lifetime, is cataclysmic. On this same day in history (the 9th of the month of Av, according to the Jewish lunar calendar) the Romans destroyed the Jerusalem Temple, Jews were evicted from Spain, and 50 000 Polish Jews were killed in the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis. The same thing happned today - not on the same scale, but it's the same old story all over again. Only this time it wasn't the Romans or the Spanish inquisitors, or the Nazis - it was Ariel Sharon and the Israeli government. Can a nation commit suicide? Apparantly so! People are digging up the bones of their loved ones before they leave for fear that the Palestinians will desecrate their graves. What a sad world when the dead cannot even rest in peace. I saw a woman on television weeping, and asking, "How can I pack up 20 years in 2 days?" How is this any different from what Mugabe is doing in Zimbabwe?
I felt ill when I saw Hamas celebrating victory in the streets! Because of pressure from our own government, particularly Condaleeza Rice, the terrorists have received a message: suicide bombers work! Now let's go fight that war on terror! After all, haven't you heard? "Freedom is on the march."