The images overwhelm my mind. I want to write about them, but the visions will keep me awake for years. You don’t need that either.
The forensic experts who have been working for five weeks in South Israel still cannot Identify some of the incinerated bones of mothers and children burned and massacred on October 7.
October 7 was Israel’s 9/11 but multiplied by 10. The murderers carried GoPro body cameras to take videos to laugh over at home in Gaza. The goal was not just to maim and kill the babies, it was to crush the spirit of the country. It was a suicide mission planned for years, honed by maniacal hatred.
But almost as despicable as the murders are the rallies at Grand Central Station and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. College students chanted joyfully, waving signs, “From The River To The Sea,” and to make it unbearable, a girl in the first row at the railroad station was wearing a Jewish prayer shawl with a huge smile on her face.
The killers, the demonstrators, the pathetic college presidents, the former American President, Obama, who sent out a wishy-washy statement about the need to stop fighting. It has given me weeks of sadness and fear that the forces of evil are winning, even in America.
But yesterday, my spirits were boosted. The March for Israel on the Mall in Washington, DC, overlooking the Capitol, brought almost 300,000 people to DC to tell the world that the Jews, who have survived for 4,000 years, will not be broken by the hands of evil.
Israeli Special Forces and combat engineers are systematically blowing up the tunnels, cynically placed under Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, and US aircraft carriers hang near the coast of Lebanon to warn Hezbollah and its patron, Iran, not to overstep their limits. Thousands of volunteers have flown to Israel to pick crops, pour coffee, and just be helpful.
The UN and other pathetic organizations push Israel to agree to a ceasefire to help arrange the release of over 200 hostages held by Hamas, 30 of them from the United States. We don’t know how many are still alive.
The Israelis continue to resist the pressure. They want to destroy Hamas. They want to show that the forces of evil don’t always win. So far, President Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have not pushed back too hard on Israel.
Blinken’s great-grandfather was a famous Yiddish writer. His stepfather, who helped raise him after his mom remarried when he was eight years old, was the only one of 900 Jewish students in a Polish school to survive the Holocaust. He knows the pattern of Jewish annihilation. Biden and Blinken have resisted the Hamas sympathizers at the State Department and former Obama staffers who vie for Biden’s ear.
For me, the most powerful speakers at the Mall were two young women, one from Iran and the other from Argentina, who succinctly described how the forces of evil killed family members, took their homes, and evicted them without appeal. They came to America and prospered, glorying in their freedom and opportunity.
I was inspired. I thank God every day to live in this country. Israel stands for America. The Israelis will crush Hamas. But how long will America stand up against the advocates of weakness and the allies of evil?
Question: Do you think the forces of evil are winning?