ISRAEL @ WAR: It's a Little Bit Ironic...
1) Throughout the duration of the Terror War, launched by the "Palestinians" in September 2000, Jerusalem, the ancient and eternal capitol of the Jewish People; the very same Jerusalem to which the Jewish People direct all of their prayers; and to which, for 2,000 years every Jew hoped and yearned to return to; was utterly abandoned by many Israelis, who would not even consider visiting Jerusalem, deeming it to be "too dangerous".
Isn't it ironic, that today, tens of thousands of Israelis, under threat from rocket attacks in the north, have finally rerurned to Jerusalem, designating the Jewish capitol as their safe haven.
If I forget thee O'Jerusalem...
(Hat Tip: Mike)
2) During the "disengagement" that took place a year ago, this past summer, the majority of Israelis went on with their normal, daily routine.
As 10,000+ Jews were being expelled from their homes; left jobless; homeless - forced to live in caravans; without access to many of the comforts of their former homes; separated from their communities - from friends and loved ones; left to suffer the emotional trauma of having their lives destroyed, not knowing what the future held in store for them - the daily routine of the average Israeli continued on, like clockwork.
Isn't it ironic that today, just one year later, nearly one million Israelis in the north of Israel are separated from their homes - either staying in bomb shelters (or near them), or having left their homes altogether seeking refuge in "safer" parts of the country; without access to many of the comforts of their homes; virtually unemployed, as many businesses in the north have been shutdown indefinitley; separated from their communities; suffering the emotional trauma of not knowing what tomorrow will bring or when they will be able to return to their homes.
Or maybe it's just another one of those funny coincidences...