Nov. 16, 2018
- Israel Withstands Rocket Barrage and the World Barely Noticed – Liat Collins
In this week’s two-day Rocket War, with the relative protection afforded by the Iron Dome, Israel withstood a barrage of close to 500 rockets and mortars within 25 hours, fired by a terrorist organization which controls Gaza with an iron fist and Sharia law. Most of the world barely noticed. Or shrugged. Or, predictably, called for restraint – though I’m not the first person to wonder what the Western powers would do were just one rocket to fall on their sovereign territory.
The same people who less than a month earlier recognized that the massacre in a Pittsburgh synagogue was an atrocious act of anti-Semitism, for some reason did not perceive hundreds of rockets being launched on Israeli communities as anything to get upset about.
For Israelis, the latest round of violence is more proof – as if more were needed – that providing terrorists with territory does not buy quiet. (Jerusalem Post)