Here is the report on another Turkish Flotilla heading for Gaza.
I think that if the EU had accepted Turkey for membership that nation would be so busy being European that it wouldn't have time to worry about stirring up trouble in the Near East.
The reason we, as Americans, should care, is that, aside from the roughly 60% of the US Population that actually thinks that a Jewish homeland in its current location is right and proper, there is the question of what happens if things go horribly wrong. Of course, one answer is that things won't go horribly wrong and Israel will continue on, suffering rocket attacks and retaliating for decades to come. But, if things really do go horribly wrong we could get the Second Coming, as some 20% of our US Voters would tell you. Another answer is that we end up picking up the pieces for the survivors from the 7 million Jews now living in Israel.
But, you say, Israel has nuclear weapons. And so they do. Will those weapons deter a spiritually renewed Arab world? If they won't deter new Arab governments, will Israel use them to slaughter tens of thousands of invading soldiers?
Let us hope that things do not go horribly wrong and the Palestinians see a reason to negotiate two separate homelands and the Israelis agree and we get an treaty and peace.
If there is no agreement then we are going to have to find a place in this nation for millions of Jews who are going to be forced to flee once more in my lifetime.♠ I hope that if we have to welcome them, we do that with openness and generosity as we all sort out a new story on the run-up to the Second (or First) Coming. The reason I say that is the current story line is that the return of the Jewish People to their homeland is a signal that this is the end times.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Why us? Because no one else is going to be prepared to or be capable of absorbing that number of people who will want to do more than just sit in DP camps. And, we are a nation that understands that this is a problem with a long lineage and one that needs to be fixed sooner rather than later.
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