Israel is one of the most free and most prosperous countries in the world. Not only is Israel a booming economy and a wellspring of innovation, it is the only democracy in the Middle East. So why is it so controversial to support the Jewish state? Stephen Harper, the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, lays out several fundamental truths about America’s most critical ally.
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Though the surgery on my arm was a month ago, it’s still weak and typing for too long causes it to ache, so I have to keep this brief.
A few scattered thoughts about the Poway atrocity.
The congregants displayed amazing courage under fire. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, the Chabad leader of the shul, lost two fingers to gunfire as he herded the children to safety. Bleeding and in pain, he continued to put the safety of the children first.
My arm still aches from surgery last week so I can’t type for very long. But I did want to note Likud/Bibi’s apparent win in the Israeli elections, which will make him the longest serving PM in the Jewish State’s history.
In a funny way, I almost wish that the Blue & White/Gantz party had emerged victorious, because their policies, vis a vis the Arabs who (thanks to the propaganda branch of the KGB) call themselves Palestinians, would be no different than Likud.
That’s because (sane) Israelis understand that the enemy are, um, genocidal fanatics.
“Take it from this Benjamin, it’s not about the Benjamins… It’s about values…”