Monday, September 19, 2011


No Apologies: Israel Isn’t to Blame for Its Growing Isolation
If only Israel had apologized to Turkey for killing nine of its nationals on last year’s Gaza flotilla, so the argument goes, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erodgan would not be threatening now to send warships against the Israeli coast. If only Israel had apologized to Egypt for the accidental killing of six of their soldiers when Israeli helicopters entered Egyptian territory in pursuit of terrorists last August, an Egyptian mob wouldn’t have ransacked the Israeli embassy in Cairo, as Egyptian leaders refused to take calls from desperate Israeli leaders. And if only Israel had stopped building in settlements and offered the Palestinians a fair solution, they would not now be turning to the U.N. to substitute an imposed solution for the negotiating process.

This convergence of blame comes at a time of spiritual vulnerability for Jews. This is, after all, our season of contrition. As we approach Rosh Hashanah, the process of self-examination intensifies. And as Jewish tradition emphasizes, the basis for penitence is apology. Before seeking forgiveness from God, we are to seek forgiveness from those we have hurt, even inadvertently.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Standard and Poor have just upgraded Israel from A to and A +

I think Israel should just build their Security Barrier higher and Longer let the Palestinians fight amongst themselves and live in the dark ages.

Its obvious the Palestinians their Arab and Muslim brothers are happy for them to continue to cry that they are the victims.
As long as Israel has a strong army they will prevail.