Monday, June 16, 2014

Eyal, Gilad and Naftali, in our hearts

Kol Yisrael Arevim  Zeh La' Zeh. All of Israel is responsible for one another. Lets remember this as we pray for the safe return of  Eyal, Gilad and Naftali.

Famed singer Matisyahu joined in solidarity, using the hashtag  "#bringbackourboys.

What can you do to help?

Via Ex-pat Barbie, at the Times of Israel:

So what can I do? Besides donating food and provisions to the IDF, I can be part of an online community of people who are seeking some solace and solidarity. So I’ve joined Bring Back Our Boys on Facebook, and every time I see an update, my heart lurches again.
Obviously, we know that posting pictures and news updates with the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys ISN’T going to bring back our boys. But it is going to do SOMETHING: In an online environment where so many people condemn Israel, where major international newspapers send out alerts about a freaking golf tournament (seriously) and NOT about these 3 kidnapped boys, where so many people are separated by continents and oceans and are longing for some kind of community as we wait and we wait and we wait, this hashtag helps.
And apparently, the parents of these boys notice, too, and they receive some measure of comfort from it. And that should be reason enough.
#BringBackOurBoys is the social media equivalent of leaving the light on until these boys come home.

While Jews all over the world have joined together in solidarity, the behavior from the other side continues to shock people of good will.

Palestinians celebrating the kidnapping of Israeli youth

The tragicomically named  "International Women's Peace Service" jumped on the bandwagon, dehumanizing the boys by describing them as  "illegal settlers" and "members of the Israeli army".

Does anyone still believe we have a partner for peace?

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