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[A] blind eye is willfully turned to the lethal stockpiles amassed against Israel while simultaneously unconscionable efforts are intensified to tarnish Israel, ostracize it and turn it into a global pariah.Thus concludes an editorial appearing the Jerusalem Post via JPost dot com. The editorial is commenting on the need for Israel to hold a nationwide emergency drill dealing with the possibility of the Jewish State coming under attack by missiles - nuclear, chemical or conventional - from neighboring states. It is especially important in light of the possibility that the jihadi Islamists now fighting in Syria will get their hands on those weapons.
This is not merely an issue of image and of public relations. The slandering and censoring of Israeli self-defense efforts diverts attention from the existential travails with which Israel must contend. Instead of bolstering the sole democracy in the Middle East, fellow democracies often weaken Israel.
I recommend the full editorial be read here and let me know what you think.
Stephen M. Flatow