The extraordinary determination and heroism of the Jews of Israel only heighten the dastardly and vile behaviour of our ostensible coreligionists, both here and abroad.
1) The unholy trinity, Amos Oz, David Grossman and A. B. Yehoshua all have called for an immediate ceasefire and retreat of the army from Gaza. I don't know who appointed these puffed up, mediocre intellectuals as the national conscience. I only know that their opinions are neither desired nor appreciated by anyone who lives five meteres from Schocken Street in Tel Aviv. [Never mind about Shulamit Aloni, who never met a terrorist she didn't like or a patriotic Jew she didn't loathe.]
2) Yonatan Shapira, former pilot and the subject of one of my favorite songs, is busy accusing Israel of war crimes and genocide against the Palestinians, in every anti-Israel venue he can find.
3) Sitting safe and satisfied in New York and Washington DC, while the residents of the South are in shelters, the bleeding hearts of Americans for Peace Now, Brit Zedek ve-Shalom, Israel Policy Forum and the already nefarious 'J Street' lobby are trying to undermine our legitimate efforts to stop Hamas and provide security for our people. Their close ties to Obama do not bode well.
And the list goes on.....
The above cited verse (Is. 49, 17) bears two interpretations:
Your destroyers will come from your midst.
Your destroyers will depart from your midst.
As the first was fulfilled, so may it be God's will to fulfill the second.