I was in North Chagrin Reservation last Sunday looking for a quiet place to grill my supper. I found an area but there was a sign posted at the entrance that said something similar to "Must reserve and have a permit to use", possibly there was even a fine listed. I decided on driving in anyway.
By the shelter was a man. I asked if he reserved it. He replied no. I then asked if he read the warning sign. When I told him what was written he was a little perturbed. He said what do you mean you need a permit, I pay taxes, our taxes go to this park, how can they say we can't use it, I am staying. I said you know what - I agree with you, I am also staying.
The man had an accent. Anyone I meet with an accent I usually ask where they are from. You can learn so much of the world just by asking. He said I am Jewish, from Israel, been here 35 years. I told him I have been keeping an eye on what is going on now in Israel. I asked his thoughts. He in turn asked how do you deal with people who hate us, why do they hates us, a hatred so strong they are willing to kill their own children.
He told me of a story of a Palestinian woman who's life was saved by a Jewish doctor. Upon her return visit to the clinic for a check up they found she had grenades strapped to her. She was going to bomb the clinic and the doctor that saved her. That is hatred.
And most people don't know this but many Israeli farmers hire Palestinians, they work hard, they get paid well and then they turn on the land owner and cut off their head. This also happens with other business owners who employ Palestinians.
I said that's why I am against all aid and money going to any country over there. Egypt, Syria even Israel. If we back off Israel will take care of business. He corrected me and said the aid or any money Israel receives from America returns to America, its well spent, Israel has designed many military defense systems for the US, even the Iron Dome. I wasn't aware of the Iron Dome so researched it:
Iron Dome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I told the man this is a biblical war, hence good vs. evil, read the bible for understanding and biblical history to find out who's land it really is. He was so close to understanding but in the end fell short in acceptance that this was a biblical war.
I gave him my card telling him to call me. We shook hands and I walked away very enlightened.
Here is something to think about:
How many nations or countries have had their borders changed in the last 300 years? How many nations or countries have just disappeared off the map? Should all nations give land back that they took from other nations? What about America? Should everyone leave and give the land back to Native Americans?
If no, then this should apply to Israel also. Israel has the land now. They have built it and made the lands fertile. Palestinians need to behave, get away from a religion that preaches death to unbelievers or face the consequences, Until world leaders understand that Palestinian - Muslim hatred stems from a flawed and evil religion that says death to the infidel - to all that do not believe like they do, innocent blood will be shed and even our way of life here in America will be undermined and unsure.