Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Israel's Seventh Letter to U.N.
Nadene Goldfoot

Meron Reuben, Israel's Ambassador to the U.N. has written his 7th letter to Ban Ki moon, the Secretary General of the U.N. about the recent attacks on Southern Israel from Gaza.

Since April 7th, in the past 5 days, Israel has been hit with 131 different projectiles which have been:
12 Grad missiles
70 Kassam rockets
49 mortars

This of course is a violation of international law.  Smuggling arms has been going on in Gaza also and must be condemned.  None of these things have been adddressed by the U.N. 

Right now it appears that there is a lull.  The Palestinians did call for a truce, and when they have done this in the past it's when they need to re-supply themselves with more weapons, not that they're considering to be peaceful for a change. 

When Israel has retaliated at any time, they zero in on a target and do their utmost to just hit that.  What makes it difficult for them is that these targets usually are amid a population center, positioned there on purpose-to bring bad press for Israel.  However, what the Palestinians have been doing is aiming their weaponry directly at population centers just to alarm and upset the population with the hope of hitting civilians; men, women and children..  It's not that there is an armory or soldiers to hit.  The latest ill-fated deed they committed was to purposely aim a heat seeking missile at a yellow school bus.  That did it!  The bee hive was maddened and Israel struck back, highly angered.  You don't aim for children!

The U.N. is always quick on the trigger to accuse Israel in any way, though Israel spends their time defending their nation, but the U.N. has done nothing at all to come to Israel's defense from any attack.  This batch of U.N. delegates seem to have forgotten that it was Israel that was recognized as a Jewish state by them.  They have forgotten that it was Winston Churchill who said that the Jews...should have a national centre and a National Home in the land of Palestine, which they have been associated with for more than 3,000 years.  They seem to have forgotten it was Harry Truman who even cited Psalm 137 which describes the pain of Jewish exile with "by the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.  After 63 years of existence, it's ridiculous that Israel still has to prove its right to exist. Other than recognizing Israel, just what has the U.N. done for this small country since then?   Six letters ignored.  Will the 7th letter finally stir the pot? 

Reference: http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=216211

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