Sunday, April 29, 2007

You Too Can Fly the Flag

If you’re ever in Israel around Independence Day time you’ll see cars on the streets sporting little Israeli flags on their windows.

And many have US flags too!

Kids stand at traffic lights selling these flags to patriotic motorists at 5 shekels a piece (just over a dollar these days)...

But this year there’s another flag for sale:
“Don’t Let our Apathy Kill Them!”

A blue and white design with a picture of the three soldiers kidnapped last summer:
Ehud Goldwasser, Eldad Regev and Gilad Shalit.


For the last few months there’s been incessant talk about possible prisoner exchanges and imminent release, at least for Shalit. The others are rarely mentioned.

But as we write, who knows how they are, where they are and what kind of suffering they’re going through?

Who can understand the pain and anguish of their families as they begin another day of worry, uncertainty and helplessness?

It is our duty, and the duty of any civilized human being, not to remain apathetic...

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” said Edmund Burke in the 18th Century.

Everyone reading this is a “good man/woman”
I’m sure.
NEVER say “but what can I do?”
Everyone can do something.
Even if it’s a daily prayer...

Keeping the pictures of these three young men on your wall...

Thinking of their poor families when you sit down to dinner with yours...

Or if you’re more actively inclined, then petitioning your government to do something about it...

Writing to the UN, the Red Cross or other organizations who may have a way of getting through the evil...

Organizing human rights demonstrations...

This is not just another news story about three men, Israel and the terror organizations.

It’s part of the universal war of evil against good.

And that’s your war too...

So whatever you can do, DO IT!

Fly the flag.

“Don’t Let Our Apathy Kill Them.”

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