'This is very serious if it's someone from our community. We roundly condemn it. It's not representative,' says local community head.16:56 07.02.16 | 0 comments
Israel's dedicated to survival not "seizing land". Israel's proven its willingness to give up very large areas of land for real peace. We returned Sinai (a landmass larger than all the rest of Israel) to Egypt and never looked back. We pulled out of Gaza and Lebanon (though didn't get peace in return in either case) and Israelis repeatedly express their support for a 2 state solution. As to secular and religious Jews, none of the anti-semites who've persecuted us throughout history (culminating in the Holocaust) ever made that distinction and when Hamas blows up our busses and cafe's they don't distinguish between secular and religious, Ashkenzi and Sepharadi, immigrant or sabra. Israelis get that and that's why, with the exception of a miniscule and insignificant minority for whom Amira Hess and Gidon Levy are spokespersons, Israelis of all backgrounds and political views understand the need for a strong IDF.