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The quiet heroism of normalcy
Times of Israel, by Daniel Polisar

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/15/2014 7:49:50 AM

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas escalates, attention is focused on those individuals whose heroism is very much in the public eye: the parents of the three boys who were kidnapped and murdered, who lifted up the nation through their stoic courage and generosity of spirit; the air force pilots who are currently in the forefront and the intelligence agents who assist them in selecting targets; and the men and women who defied the skeptics to design the Iron Dome system that has been remarkably effective in protecting Israelis from rockets and missiles Palestinian terror groups are raining down

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/15/2014 9:39:08 AM     (No. 9925251)

The argument that defending is ourselves as somehow some defendable lends credence to this quote…

"this is the age of confusion ruled by the new dumb"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/15/2014 10:12:25 AM     (No. 9925317)

A most excellent piece. Thanx, OP, for bringing this to us. And what an apt title.

To me, one of the great strengths (and inspirations) is how Israelis can live their lives, surrounded on all sides by rabid Jew haters, with such poise.

In a land about the size and shape of New Jersey...let me repeat that, ABOUT THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF NEW JERSEY, Israel has blessed the world with more morality, learning, and achievements than countries 50 times its size.

It was ironic and sad to read that some Arab groups refused to attend Obama´s Iftar dinner at the WH last night in protest of US support for Israel in the current crisis. BTW, here´s what Wiki tells us about Iftar: "Many Muslims believe that feeding someone iftar as a form of charity is very rewarding and that such was practised by the Prophet Muhammad." [This is a proud-making president, trying to act like the Prophet, non?]

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