We are a democratic country; so much so, we allow our enemies into our government and from the podium of our parliament, they have the freedom to call for policies that would destroy us.
Our current enemies, those who pose the most immediate threat lie to our north. This is Hizbollah land, where according to their leader Hassan Nasrallah, “We have discovered how to hit the Jews where they are the most vulnerable. The Jews love life, so that is what we shall take away from them. We are going to win, because they love life and we love death.”
Our enemies lie to the northeast. This is Syria. My sons have spent many months on the Golan Heights, including some tense days waiting to see how the Syrians would react after Israel sent planes to destroy a building widely believed to be the beginnings of a nuclear reactor. My oldestson fought near Gaza to help stop the rockets from being fired against Israel.
Our enemies lie further to the east. This is Iran, led by fanatics who promise that they will do all they can to accomplish in a few minutes more than what Adolf Hitler accomplished in six years of war. The Iranian leadership has made it clear in words and actions that they are after a nuclear bomb and that their goal is to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Believe them.
The idea of PaulaSays began around 2:30 a.m. many years ago. At the best of times, 2:30 a.m. is not a great time to make decisions. But this one made some sense…though I’m still not sure I like the name.
PaulaSays has evolved into a place where politics and Israel and family come together, an archive of articles I’ve written over the last 15 – 20 years. Roughly divided into categories, the articles are intended to give a sense of what is happening in my world at the time they are written.
With the modern world being what it is, it’s all about dialog and communication and so I welcome your comments – positive and negative. If they are polite, there’s a good chance I’ll publish it, even if I don’t agree.
This site offers the words, the opinions, the feelings, the thoughts of one Israeli. All rolled into one, I am a daughter, a mother, a wife, a businesswoman. I am a Jew and an Israeli.
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