Ceasefire. The war that started last night around 10 pm is now finished. Apparently. A 14-hour war. It started with the launching of rockets by the Islamic Jihad. It ended with the announcement of the Islamic Jihad that as a result of Egyptian intervention, they are willing to cease fire “on the condition that the Zionists stop their attacks”. (Note: no mention of ceasage of balloon and kite arson. No suggestion that they will stop the violent demos on the border, during the days and during the nights. That’s not them…. that’s the Hamas. And the Hamas come out of this smelling like roses. (There was a war but it wasn’t their fault.)
Again my routines are dictated not by the government of Israel for whom I democratically voted, rather: by the terrorist leaders in Gaza.
Don’t get me wrong. I do not want a war. But as a citizen of the democracy of Israel, I do not want to be ruled by the terrorists who declare my death and destruction, as their objective. I want my government to have a plan. A strategy. And to work on implementing it. And it would be nice if they let us – the citizens – in on what the strategy is. In general. I don’t need to know state secrets. I just need to know that there IS a general plan for where we are taking this. To know that my government is doing what they were voted in to do, and are paid to do: to lead.
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