am not the least afraid to go any place, by bus or to a mall. I
didn't change or stop doing ANYthing I used to do before this mess
began! People tend to forget that twice the casualties from terror
get killed on the roads! More people still die from heart attack,
cancer, and other things; they just don't show them on TV.
Don't misunderstand me, there is a war going on, it's not
pleasant, but lets face it.. WE HAVE NEVER BEEN BETTER!!!! It's
only TV and media that make people think it's the end of the world
Only 60 years ago!! They were leading Jews to their death like
sheep to the slaughter!
No country, no army. 55 years ago!! Seven Arab countries
declared war on the small Jewish state, only a few hours old!! We
were then 650,000 Jews! Against the rest of the Arab world!
No IDF, no mighty air force, just tough people with nowhere
to go (Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt,
Libya, Saudi Arabia, attacked all at once).
The country the U.N. "gave us" was 65 % desert. The
country started from scratch! 35 years ago!! We fought the three
strongest armies in the Middle East, and wiped them out in six
days. We fought against different coalitions of Arab countries,
with modern armies, and masses of Russian soviet weapons, and
have today a country, and an army, and a strong air force, and
hi-tech economy, exporting millions, Intel-Microsoft-IBM develop
their stuff here, our doctors win world prizes for medical
developments, we made the desert flourish, selling oranges and
vegetables to the world.
Israel has sent its own satellite!! In space (three satellites all
together!!), we sit proudly with the U.S. (250 million people),
Russia (200 million people!), China (1.1 billion), the
Europeans --France-England-Germany (350 million), as the only
countries in the world to shoot something into space!!
Israel is today in the world nuclear power family with U.S,
Russia, China, India, France, and England. (We don't admit it, but
every one knows...) To think that only 60 years ago, we were led,
shameful, with no hope, to our death!!
crawled out of the burning ashes of Europe, we won our wars here
with less than nothing in our hands, we built an "empire"
out of nothing. Who the hell is Mr. Arafat to make me scared?
Terrified? You make me laugh! Passover was last month, let's
not forget what the story is all about. We overcame Pharaoh, we
overcame the Greeks, the Romans, the inquisition in Spain, we
overcame the pogroms in Russia, we overcame Hitler, the Germans, the
Holocaust, we overcame seven other Arab countries at once, we
overcame Saddam. Take it easy, folks, we will overcome these ones
No matter at what part of human history you try! to think of, for
us, the Jewish people, our situation has never been better!!! So
let's lift our heads high, and remember: any nation or culture that
tried to mess around with us was destroyed to the ground -
while we kept going!!! Egypt? Anyone know where their empire
disappeared to? The Greeks? Alexander of Macedonia? The Romans?
Anyone today speak Latin? The Third Reich? Anyone heard any news
about it lately?
And look at us, the nation from the Bible, from slavery in Egypt we
are still here, speaking the same language!! Right here, right now.
The Arabs don't know it yet, but they will learn there is one God.
As long as we keep our identity, we are eternal.
sorry for not worrying, crying, or being scared, things are going
o.k. here. They surely can go better, but still, don't fall for the
media junk, they won't tell you that there are festivals going on,
people keep on living, going out, seeing friends. Yes, our morale is
low, so what? It's only because we weep for our dead while
they enjoy the blood (and this is the same reason why, we will win,
You can forward this e-mail (if you choose) to the whole of the
Jewish community in the United States, and the world. They are part
of our strength and it might help some of them to keep their head up
high. ;tell them there is nothing to worry about. Tell them to think
BIG and to see the whole picture.
"See you next year in Jerusalem."