Peace mit di Doodlebuggers


Peace mit di Doodlebuggers

an Op-Ed from Crown Hts. Women for the Safety & Integrity of Israel

by Tamar Adelstein and Faige Lobel

The Doodlebug, Hitler’s pilotless rocket bomb, was first launched against England from across the Channel in the summer of 1944.  Also known as V-I for Vengeance, the bomb would buzz through the sky, and when it ran out of steam, would fall to the ground and explode causing terrifying destruction and innumerable deaths.  A few months later, the Nazis, may their names be blotted out, inaugurated their silent V-2 version causing even greater mayhem.

Now we know where Hamas gets their ideas from.

The whimsy of balloons and kites flying through the sky that later land with a punch against our fellow Jews in Southern Israel is no different than the deceptively named Doodlebug Hitler sent to annihilate the residents of London.

Peace mit di Doodlebuggers, indeed!

Said Defense Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz:

“If the terrorist group doesn’t stop launching incendiary balloons, we’ll respond with force. We will not accept this; therefore, we closed the Kerem Shalom Crossing [the primary border crossing between Israel and Gaza] as a result.”

It’s the same tepid response, again and again.

The best line is when Israeli leaders wag their fingers and say, “they’re only hurting themselves, fighting with Israel.”

Like Hamas or the PA/Fatah/Al Aksa Martyrs’ Brigade care.

Ever notice that in each and every peace plan, goodwill gesture and ceasefire Israel signs, every courtesy is given to keep Israel’s enemies on their feet and fighting?  What incentive is there for Hamas to quit their doodlebugging when Israel permits the flow of humanitarian goods, fuel and cement to continue crossing over into Gaza, keeping warmongers there well-fed and worry-free.

We’ve never heard of Israeli leaders showering their suffering Jewish citizens on the front lines with tax breaks, interest-free housing loans, rebuilding grants or free goods.  Even more to the point, how can we allow Jewish babies and children to grow up under the shadow of terrorism year after year?

For the record, those sheltered playgrounds painted in cute colors that dot the town of S’derot – they were paid for by generous Jewish benefactors who couldn’t bear the thought of Jewish children in the State of Israel being unable to go out and play.


The Lubavitcher Rebbe taught us the Blueprint for true peace and Zehut’s Diplomatic and Security Peace Plan puts it into policy.

Beginning with the Rebbe’s conviction that al pi Halacha, Pikuach Nefesh, protecting and saving lives, especially those of its Jewish citizens, supersedes all other considerations, the State of Israel has every justification to:

Nullify and cancel the Oslo Accords and all its derivatives, past and present, and restore the legal status of YESHA – the liberated territories from the Six-Day War – to what it was before those agreements were signed.

and simultaneously:

Restore military control and security over the entire YESHA [Yehuda, Shomron and Gaza] – while doing everything possible to reduce unnecessary violence against the Arab residents, during and after the takeover, to prevent humanitarian problems. Israel’s actions will be taken in the framework of a state of war where the security of its soldiers and citizens comes first.

Let us trust in the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s assurance that “when the enemy sees you have risen at dawn with a show of force and are ready to strike first, he will give up – saving not only Jewish lives but even those of the enemy!”

If Israeli leaders are not ready to take these life-saving steps in Gaza, at the very least, the State of Israel should, unofficially, resume chairmanship and decision-making powers over the water and other resources and security that were ceded to the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria.  Doing so will certainly benefit the Jewish communities established there and will also help the Arabs in the area who have long suffered from their corrupt “leaders.”

About the Author
I am originally from Buffalo, NY and although I did not have a religious upbringing I always felt a strong connection with Yiddishkeit and Eretz Yisroel. I still get chills recalling the moment the Rabbi announced that Israel had been attacked on Yom Kippur. In the weeks that followed, even though I really didn't understand all the details, I was the one student in my 10th grade Social Studies class who challenged our German-American teacher when he said Israel would be wiped out. Interestingly, the rest of Jewish kids in the class who came from much more Jewishly -oriented homes than I were silent. Years later I met one of them and was astounded to find out how they were all silently cheering me on. On the day the Jews were "disengaged" from Gush Katif, I was stopped in the grocery store (in Buffalo) by a little Jewish lady who whispered to me that she didn't think it was right what Israel was doing. Which just goes to show that there is a vast silent majority of Jews who agree with the Rebbe's approach to peace.
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