Monday, November 14, 2005

Why I don't cry during Rabin Memorial Month.

The Altalena burns off the shore of Tel-Aviv,
after Yitzchak Rabin ordered the targeting and killing of 16 Jews
Read the whole story of the Altalena here.

Many blogs have been dedicated over the past few weeks on Yitzchak Rabin's death, Clinton's speech "Shalom Chaver" and the tears that have been shed..."and the hope for peace that was killed along with him."

I don't get all mushy when I hear Rabin's name. I remember the 16 Jews swimming to the Tel-Aviv shoreline from the Altalena weapons ship, who were shot dead on direct orders from Yitzchak Rabin. He wanted to see dead Jews. He wanted to teach the Etzel a "lesson" on who runs Israel and the IDF...and it wasn't Menachem Begin. Those Jews were willing to fight and die for a Jewish State in Eretz Yisrael. Those Jews were potential Jewish families that never got a chance. The weapons on the boat could have been enough to make the difference in the 1948 battle for Jerusalem (which the fledgling Jewish State lost till 1967).

That's something worth crying over.


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Anonymous said...

I did not know.How shameful.

Ze'ev said...

Amen to that. Right on the money.

Tovya @ Zion Report said...

Yeah, this is another memory I think of when the Labor party comes to mind. Let's not forget the Ben-Gurion supported the move as well.

Anonymous said...

Just read about your scarrry day!!
Toda la-kel.
And Peres stated today -well there are things more important than security.
A suicidal country.

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