Having destroyed Lebanon, Hezbollah Takes Credit for Rebuilding

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  1. Bob Miller says:

    Every totalitarian gang in history, in or out of power, has been made out by large numbers of influential people to be a noble but misunderstood social service rescue agency. Media voices who promote this line, including reporters in the field, are part of the problem. These reporters, trained to ask probing questions, don’t seem to want to question the actions of enemies of Israel or America. Should we be blamed for suspecting that they sympathize with these enemies? To be charitable, some may have been intimidated; they should just leave rather than lie.

  2. L.Oberstein says:

    The fanciful “front page’ of the New York Times is a really cute idea. It shows what can be done with computers. Unfortunately, it has too much truth to it. The Jews in 1939 faced a world in which some countries would let them leave and others would not let them enter.
    The time has come for all Jews to recognize that without Israel we would still be in this position. If there were no state of Israel, where would Jews go? This is what Rabbi Yaakov Ruderman said to me when I mentioned that some rabbis won’t put a mogen dovid in their shul because it is symbol of the medina. He was a true godol.
    To paraphrase Churchill, Israel is far from perfect but it is the best we have.

  3. Yehoshua Friedman says:

    As a Jew in Israel who has been disabused of religious Zionist ideology but have been no more thrilled by the behavior of hareidim during last years unfortunate events, I would like to say that I would desperately desire to live in a true Jewish state, with or without Moshiach, sometime while I am still alive. At this point in time I pretty much accept the position of the Gra without the political secular Zionism. I hope to see a Jewish government which is fears Hashem more than either the US or the public opinion polls.

  4. Steve Brizel says:

    FWIW, there is a superb book that dissects the NY Times refusal to accord any prominence to the Holocaust as genocide against Jews. It is must reading for anyone curious about the Times’ institutional , news and editorial policies and history on all things related to Judaism and Zionism along with Hazony’s The Jewish State which shows that the Times owners and the president of Hebrew U ( Magnes) traded speeches and editorials in support of a binational state in the 1930s.

  5. Aryeh Zucker says:

    The problem with this cutesy Times mockup is that it highlights an unhealthy obsession with victimhood. As repulsive as the Times’ moral equivalence may be, Israel, with its tanks, ships, and aircraft, can hardly be compared to the ragtag but inhumanly heroic rebels of the Warsaw ghetto.

    Just like we find it intolerable when Israel is accused of committing Nazi-like acts against Palestinians, we should also refrain from self-pitying comparisons of Israel to the ghetto-bound Jews during WWII. The Nazis had no legitimate grievances against the Jews as a people whatsoever; they were driven by ideological nonsense. Israel on the other hand is involved in a geo-political conflict with significant military superiority and a powerful ally.

  6. Seth Gordon says:

    Of course, the Lebanese who give Hezbollah credit for its “reconstruction” efforts, instead of condemning Hezbollah for starting the war in the first place, are fools for doing so. But it’s a very human kind of foolishness.

    After the US Civil War, when white Southerners looked at the destruction of their homes and the depressed state of their economy, did they curse their own leaders for starting a war to protect an immoral institution? No, they cursed the “damn Yankees”.

  7. YM says:

    Re Aryeh Zucker: If the US and world media had today’s biases during WW2, I have no doubt that the war would have ended with the Nazi’s still in power. I think that one problem is that we need to stop condemning “terrorism”. After all, the bombing of Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were all terrorism, if you define terrorism as “the deliberite attacking of civilians in order to attain a political or military goal”. There was nothing wrong with the bombing of Dresden or Hiroshima or Nagasaki, and there is nothing wrong with terrorism. The only problem is when countries fighting against today’s evil are not able to appropriately respond because of fears of civilian casualties.

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