Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sad day today . . .

I don't really know nearly enough about Israel, politics, strategy or anything of that ilk to comment on whether or not the prisoner exchange this morning was strategic, moral, a good idea, or anything. Other than the fact that the way that the members of Hizbullah reacted to the release of Samir Kuntar makes me ill, and I don't understand how it can possibly not prove 100% to the rest of the world how little people like that value human life. And that for what it's worth, at least the families of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser can give their sons/brothers/husbands/nephews/uncles an halachic burial.

Ironically, my family was in Israel two years ago when the war began, and we are here yet again as one aspect of the war in Lebanon comes full circle . . . or as much closure as the prisoner exchange can bring, anyway.

This video was circulated two summers ago, as the war in Lebanon was going on. No other commentary necessary.

1 comment:

SuperRaizy said...

It is so endlessly unfair that the young people of Israel have to shed so many tears.