Another rainy night and I’m out, doing my military thing – you know – doing my part helping to make Israel safer.
I looked at the faces of my fellow soldiers who were standing guard with me out in the rain, it doesn’t bother any of us.
If we wouldn’t be there for Israel, who else is going to do the job? It seems like so many people hate us. Why? Are they being misled by the media?
The other day a young Arab Muslim woman ran toward an IDF officer with an ax in her hand, she was so full of hate that she started to run toward him from a distance. Is that how she wanted to end her life? To throw her life, the dearest gift God gave her, away for a worthless cause? I so wished that the international news teams could have been there to see it happen live, before they covered the event with their stories!
I also wish I could have spoken to this woman before she did what she did.
To try and talk her out of this senseless act. She was probably hate-driven, not knowing that she had lived, and had been taught, a lie her whole life. I wished I could have hugged her and tell her that, yes I’m an Israeli soldier, but I don’t hate her back – like her society had brought her up to believe.
In another incident I witnessed a group of Arabs, from the whole spectrum of ages, protesting against the “Israeli occupation”. They threw stones at me as they called to boycott Israel. I saw people with hate in their eyes.
You use Israeli electricity, Israeli water, everyday you pass the checkpoints into Israel to go work for Israelis and get paid with Israeli money. But when the international TV teams come to your villages you put on a nice show by protesting and screaming that Israel needs to be boycotted. Yes, it is all a show because I really doubt that you mean what you say because it will be you that suffers in the end!