It’s so easy to focus on what upsets us Jews. Not that the news media won’t help us with that! However, we can choose to stay calm, to ignore news on radio and TV (the hysterically screaming reporters and scary news flashes). We could choose for checking out the written news and skip the upsetting photo’s. The world is not helped when we hype ourselves into a depression or anxiety. We do not need to suffer or see suffering in order to do something about it. To the contrary: too much evil paralyses most people into hopelessness and powerlessness.
Now here is some recent good news for Israel and the Jews (and our friends):
Something for everyone: Good News From Israel This Week
Solidarity with Israel looks like this: Samoan Parliament Member Says His Country Must Always Back Israel, ‘Whatever Happens’
We have solid friends EVERYWHERE: ‘The Jews Are More Honorable Than All Arab Regimes,’ Declares Iraqi Muslim in Viral Video and: Gazan activist proclaims: “I once hated Jews but now I support Israel”
Men and women can have a warm lasting marriage, even with all the sexism that is going on. Jews and Arabs can work together joyfully, even with all the Jews’ hatred that is going on. (Still, all oppressions must be uprooted – they ruin lives and cost lives.) However, here is where a little goodwill from both sides can get us: In the barren south, Israelis and Arabs work to green the Middle East
Careful – this one is (too) extreme for most: Holocaust survivor preaches forgiveness of Nazis as ‘ultimate revenge’
Join modernity without plunging into the filth: Israeli Chasidic Rebbe Permits Use of Filtered Internet, Smartphones
There is hope for the other super-powers: Israel cracks US magazine’s ‘Great Powers’ list
The sky is the limit! Think about it: Replacing the UN with ‘The Covenant of Democratic Nations’
Being equal for the law must take inequality in society into account. Look how this Israeli judge did that: Israeli judge frees Ethiopian delinquent, citing racism in society.