ראש החודש החמישי תשע"ד
This video has already made the rounds. But, I just couldn't help it! I had to post it, too!
(Tip: Jacob Richman)
Yeah, I know, I know. Who cares what Hollywood has to say about Israel? Who cares what anyone in America has to say about Israel?
Well, as critical as I am of the "Hollywood" and "plastic" mentality, especially having grown up in Southern California, I must admit, that everyone has an opportunity do his or her part, be it Jewish Actress/Writer Joan Rivers (Johnny Carson) or Israeli Actress Gal Gadot (Fast and Furious 6, Justice League).
Like it or not, they can reach Jews, and get them to snap out of it, when others cannot.
One of the examples Rivers gives regarding the hypothetical attack by New Jersey on New York is the building of tunnels. The fact that they already have, thus the term "bridge and tunnel," I concede is irrelevant to her point.
And speaking of tunnels...
|(Photo Credit: Dr. Rich Swier)|
Apparently, Hamas is not just using their children as human shields but as child labor, a more standard trigger to the cry of "human rights violation." Of course, since Arabs are the ones doing it, and not Israel, this gets conveniently ignored.
From Journal of Palestinian Studies: The Gaza Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel's Siege
Nicholas Pelham, Summer, 2012
A similarly cavalier approach to child labor and tunnel fatalities damaged the movement’s standing with human-rights groups, despite government assurances dating back to 2008 that it was considering curbs. During a police patrol that the author was permitted to accompany in December 2011, nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels, where, much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies. At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials. Safety controls on imports appear similarly lax, although the TAC insists that a sixteen-man contingent carries out sporadic spot-checks.Oh, why do I bother?!
(Tip: Daled Amos)
Is anyone going to listen anyway?
Well, that is exactly my point. Sometimes Jews are so blind to the light of the Torah, unable or unwilling to let go of their preconceived, politically-correct, Western progressive notions, even of a minute, in order to be able to listen to logical arguments.
Like it or not, extreme situations call for extreme measures.
Sometimes you gotta fight Hollywood with Hollywood.