Turns out that the terrorist who murdered 10 Israelis, and injured more than fifty others on a packed Jerusalem bus yesterday, was a PA policeman.

Let's put aside the fact that this is a clear indicator of the fact that Arafat is still a long way from rooting out terrorism in his organization. Let's reserve our damnation of Reuters for reporting that, "The army has destroyed dozens of Palestinian police stations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, accusing security forces of either turning a blind eye to militant groups attacking Israelis or taking part themselves in the three-year-old uprising."*

What concerns me now is the offhanded way people--specifically the media and my elected representatives--are reacting to this new terrorist attack upon the Israeli people. Where is the human rights' outcry? Where is the damnation and denunciation by the people-loving Left? Why does it seem that only so-called "heartless" conservatives like myself seem to feel Israel's pain, and wish to do something to alleviate it?

Since I cannot get any reply--let alone a satisfactory one--from my own elected representation; since I cannot find fair, balanced, and honest reporting from the mainstream media; since this nation cannot seem to stand up and be a strong friend at Israel's shoulder, and since it bothers me so terribly, it then falls to me to do something about it.

I shall soon have a PayPal button on this blog. Donations will be made to One Family in the names of those of us who care, and want to help.

Watch this space for updates.

I am so sorry, Israel. Oh Gods, I am so sorry.

*(Emphasis mine--L.)

posted by Linda on January 30, 2004 07:57 PM