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We´re Both From The Same Village
American Thinker, by Dan Gordon

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Posted By:ScarletPimpernel, 7/25/2014 8:53:09 AM

I spend the night last night with the family I met the day before. The ones I wrote about in an article called Why Israel Fights: Life on the Gaza Border. I met them yesterday and when I see them today I’m greeted not like the stranger who knocked on the wrong door and found the right people, which is what happened yesterday. Today I’m family. Not just family, beloved family. And I’m not alone either. All the soldiers for whom they’ve set up cots in their front yard are family too.

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What a moving tribute! I believe that four (?) Americans have been killed so far fighting for Israel in this latest conflict. One was from Texas.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/25/2014 9:18:20 AM     (No. 9939416)

This is not the same kind of village Hillary Clinton imagines. The kind of values described by Gordon might well have been the way of our own country, once upon a time. You see bits of it now and then. Imagine--all that vitriol poured on the Israelis and not once, Gordon says, not once did he hear a disparaging word against the Palestinians. But we won´t be that way again for a long time, if ever; we no longer have much homogeneity left, there´s little trust, and only glimpses of happy memories.

It´s a loving account of sadness, joy, and generosity. Read the whole thing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John c, 7/25/2014 10:46:06 AM     (No. 9939575)

Have a tissue handy.
Moving tribute to a country under attack.

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