We should all be encouraging Netanyahu now, lining up behind him, no matter what our smaller biases. He needs friends at home and abroad. So do the Israeli soldiers. Even though I am not religious, I will be praying for them.
I will also be applauding U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle who understand the gravity of the situation, how much is now at stake for the long term. Further from the JPost:
“There is no moral equivalency between the self-defense actions of Israel and the barbaric actions of Hamas,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) said on Thursday. Along with Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York), Graham is now proposing a resolution that would “reaffirm the United States’ support for Israel’s right to defend its citizens” and “ensure the survival” of the Israeli state.
The resolution also calls on the Palestinian Authority, funded in large part by Congress, to end its unity government with Hamas, and condemns the firing of hundreds of rockets at Israel as “unprovoked.”
“Israel is entitled to take the steps necessary to protect itself from destructive rocket attacks from Hamas that are aimed at all Israeli civilians, regardless of their religion,” said Schumer. “This resolution supports Israel as it protects itself in a manner that values the safety of Palestinian civilians even as its own civilians face indiscriminate attacks from terrorists.”
The Congress can start by superseding the reactionary Obama administration and defunding the Palestinian Authority until it breaks with Hamas. In fact, they should defund it forever until the PA recognizes Israel as a Jewish state. This is the moment. Enough appeasement of barbaric Islamic societies. Let’s start believing in ourselves.