Monday, August 15, 2005

Gaza: End of an Era

The gates of Gaza have been permanently closed to Israeli civilian traffic. This is a dark day. Will it lead to a new peace for Israel with her neighbors? Time will tell. Will it take years or a few hours before we find out that answer? This has been a huge gamble on the part of Sharon and his government. But it's Israel's population that has supplied his bankroll of chips. Time to pray.


At 10:54 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Since this all started I've run the gamut from respect and support for Sharon's decision to abject sorrow and outrage over people helplessly crying out to be allowed to live on their land. At this point—outside of feeling empathy for the expelled Jews and bitterness at Israel's "peace partners"—all I can do is hope that Arik has something really amazing planned to make it all worthwhile.

Also, it occurs to one that this is one more instance of the world saying, "Well, it's okay—it's the Jews."

At 5:15 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Many churches which support Israel are having prayer meetings as this venture progresses.

I'll be praying too--especially for the safety of children. That's my nature, for have deep concern for children. The teacher in me, I guess.

My big fear is that what appears to be appeasement will backfire. I hope that my fear is unfounded.

At 6:34 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Daniel Pipes has recently commented on this matter @

The article includes good links, too. AND it is enabled for comments, which one can make using Blogger profile. One doesn't have to use real identity, though an email address is required, I think.

At 9:26 AM, Blogger SEAWITCH said...

It is a sad, sad, time.

At 11:21 AM, Blogger muse said...

No other country in the history of the world ever did so much evil to its citizens.

At 12:25 PM, Blogger drummaster2001 said...

esther,im gonna post something later tonight on this on my blog.

At 12:30 PM, Blogger Esther said...

So true Patrick. So true.

Thanks for that info, AOW. That is my fear as well. And thanks for the Pipes link!


Muse, let's not forget Germany, Russia, etc. Israel isn't lining up the folks in Gaza and putting them before firing squads. It's bad, but it's not like that at least.

Will check it out, DM. Thanks for the tip!

At 3:44 PM, Blogger Noble Savage said...

Esther, I favored disengagement, but I understand the sadness and sorrow it is bringing. Patrickafir, I do think there is some method to the madness. Israel's hold on the far more strategically vital and historically significant land in Judea (lower West Bank) will be all the firmer. . . . But it is heartbreaking to see whole generations uprooted in Gaza. It was a very tough, very bold decision by Arik. It is the right thing.

At 4:32 AM, Blogger RomanWanderer said...

I guess dear Arik doesn't believe the cries of 'Today aza tomorrow Jeruslaem'.
Sorry so bitter.

At 10:16 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

"Will it lead to a new peace for Israel with her neighbors? "

No. Not this action by itself. In fact, it may lead to more violence. But, as you say, time will tell.


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