03 July 2014

In memory of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel

4 July 2014:
In memory of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel who were murdered by terrorists in the West Bank.
We all followed the news intently for the last 2 weeks, and united in hope and prayer that the boys would return safely to the arms of their families.
The news of the boys’ murders struck at the heart and soul of Klal Yisrael.
Every one of us grieves with the families. Those of us who is a parent imagines how he would feel if these were his children.
In fact it could have been our children. The murderers did this because they were Jewish children, and they would have just as readily done it to any Jewish child. This terrorism is an attack on each and every Jew.
The terrorists who did this are driven by hatred and false hopes based on myths and lies. Myths and lies that they spread around the world, with great success… 
So how do we respond to this attack, and this grief?
My response is to redouble my efforts to defend Israel and the Jewish people. To renounce the lies.

We each have a responsibility to defend ourselves in the war for hearts and minds. Stay informed. Speak up…