Five rockets fired from Syria explode near communities in the Golan Heights. No injuries but a power outage was reported in the area.I checked international news sites like Reuters and Associated Press, but it wasn't mentioned. If you're counting on getting your news from there, and most newspapers are only secondary news sources getting their primary news from those news sites, you wouldn't know about those attacks on Israel. All they bothered featuring were Israel's retaliatory attacks on Gaza. Balanced coverage?
"Mah pitome, why do something new?"
|stiff upper lip|
I've been in Israel since 1970, so my first gut reaction when hearing that we've been attacked from the north, is 1973 Yom Kippur War when Syria and Egypt coordinated their surprise attacks on us and almost defeated the State of Israel.
Israel was caught totally flatfooted, but luckily it was on the holiest day of the year, when we were praying and fasting. G-d pitched in and after many of our soldiers were killed, we defeated those two enemy armies, the Syrians and the Egyptians. The most serious complication, which almost caused our defeat was that the Israeli Government, unlike in the 1967 Six Days War which was fought without any foreign "advice," this time we kept up consultations with the Americans who were in cahoots with Egypt. The American aim was to make us totally dependent, a protectorate of theirs. They had planned for a stalemate, not an Israeli victory.
This week's Parshat Shavua, Torah Portion of the week actually deals with the question of how we can achieve peace. Re'eh, Behold, Deuteronomy Chapter 11 דְּבָרִים...