Sunday, January 4, 2009

Krauthammer on the Moral Clarity in Gaza

This Charles Krauthammer article is so brilliant, I'm not sure which section to quote, as every word is so well-written. Please click and read it. It's short, sharp and and hits the nail right on its head.

I do not understand intelligent, ethical people having any sort of ambiguity over the Gaza war. I simply do not.

Some geopolitical conflicts are morally complicated. The Israel-Gaza war is not. It possesses a moral clarity not only rare but excruciating.

Israel is so scrupulous about civilian life that, risking the element of surprise, it contacts enemy noncombatants in advance to warn them of approaching danger. Hamas, which started this conflict with unrelenting rocket and mortar attacks on unarmed Israelis -- 6,464 launched from Gaza in the past three years -- deliberately places its weapons in and near the homes of its own people.

Support Israel like you've never supported her before, in big ways, small ways, all ways. Give money, attend rallies, pray for her. Post stuff on your Facebook page. Send out viral emails. Blog about her. Say Tehillim for her. Explain what is going on to your kids. When you hear the Prayer for the State in shul, focus hard.

May God's hand guide our IDF soldiers and those that command them. Finally, real steps toward peace.

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