Neil Snyder, Father, Hero

When I read what’s below, I literally gasped “Oh my God!” aloud:

A couple of years ago, my Israeli daughter, Noam Avraham, stayed with me and my wife for a few weeks as she was transitioning from the IDF to university.  Noam is not my biological daughter.  She lived with my wife and me for several months while she was in high school, and we love her as though she was our daughter, but that’s another story.

Noam was interested in electronics, so we took her to visit MIT.  While we were there, we stopped for lunch in a student cafeteria that featured a food court with an international cuisine.  Noam wanted a falafel, so we ordered one from a Palestinian man who told us that he was from Jerusalem.  I introduced him to Noam and told him that she was about to enter college having just completed her IDF tour.  Without hesitation, he looked at Noam and said, “Have you killed any Palestinians today?”

This kind of hatred is not inborn. It is taught. Year after year, generation after generation, by adults who ought to know better – by “loving” parents who should be ashamed of themselves.

Hatred never killed hatred. Only love has. I’m no pacifist. Bomb the crap out of someone who bombs you, but the INDIVIDUAL, simply for having been BORN, is not your enemy. Seek light and you will find light. Where you find darkness, be light. Where light is pushed back, live to light another day, in another way… but this?

Heartbreaking.  And tempting… but the dad didn’t do it.  He didn’t give in to his worst impulses.  God love him.

And, parenthetically, I’ve been to the very cafeteria where this incident took place, having brought my three daughters to the M.I.T. museum there.  We’ve been there 2 or 3 times.  It’s a lovely, high-ceilinged, light-filled place.  A cafeteria, to be sure, but a nice one.  It’s ruined for me now.

Read the whole thing here, and again, I exhort anyone reading this to make The American Thinker mandatory daily reading.

*This is a good reminder that we are all Jews now… and all Catholics now… under the Boy-Tyrant Obama.  Stand with your friends of faith, no matter their faith, because it has an enemy in the White House, and if you don’t see that, or your friends don’t see that, you are engaging in a willful act of blindness – STOP IT or risk losing the last best hope on earth.

Is that a THREAT Mr. President? And…

…Is that an admission that there IS a march to isolate Israel of which you are aware… and COMPLICIT?

Did you go off-prompter Bam-Bam????

The march to isolate Israel internationally, and the impulse of the Palestinians to abandon negotiations, will continue to gain momentum… ~ Obama at AIPAC today.

L.A. Times, RELEASE the VIDEO!!!!

The American Thinker reminds us of a critical piece of the Obama/Palestinian puzzle the L.A. Times is keeping from public view:

In April 2008… the Los Angeles Times…(published an) article titled ‘Allies of Palestinians see a friend in Obama.’ The article pulled some of its information from a video shot at a 2003 farewell dinner for Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian booster and a de facto spokesman for the PLO… Domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn reportedly attended the dinner as well… At the dinner, Obama thanked Khalidi and his wife for the many meals they had shared (at) Khalidi(‘s home) and for reminding Obama of ‘my own blind spots and my own biases.’ Obama hoped that ‘we continue that conversation — a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid’s dinner table […] [but around] this entire world.’ …The Times, which endorsed Obama for president, steadfastly refused to share the videotape despite the demand by the McCain camp and others to release it.

See the whole article at the link below, which you will have to cut and paste as my embed hex has not abated:

Protection for Israel

It’s hard to know what to say. I’m sorry. I’m thunderstruck. Sad. Fearful. I don’t believe in any one ‘brand’ of God, so I am reluctant to endorse that we pray for divine providence, but what else is there to do? Those poor, isolated people. They are surrounded on all sides by people who have been imbued since birth with hatred for them. Nations full of people who want to kill them. People who will try to kill them.

I’m so very sorry, Israel. May all the powers of heaven and earth which reside in the light of goodness embrace you and keep you safe.