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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Fallen Israeli Soldiers Rememberance Day



Today is a very important day to me. I was not sure whether I wanted to congratulate anybody or give any sense of well wishing or even mention Passover or Norouz (Persian New Years). I do not know why I did not feel like writing anything about those events that are big part of my background. However, when it came to today, I just had to write something. Today is a day of remembering fallen Israeli soldiers. Every year, it is a special day, but this year there is something different about it. This year, it is after Lebanon 2nd War of last summer. Therefore I decided to dedicate this article to the fallen soldiers of last summer’s war. (Don’t get me wrong, I still have outmost respect for all the fallen soldiers.)

The movie clip above is the faces of the soldiers who died in Lebanon last summer. They are just faces of regular Israeli citizens who were called to combat. They are just average workers, students, husbands, fathers, and …. There is something innocent about them as oppose to the faces for example suicide bombers who make tapes before they kill themselves. When I sent this clip to my mom, she burst out crying and she does not even know these guys. The only explanation is that we’re all Jews and we all share the pain together with the families of these soldiers. May they rest in peace!

WITH RESPECT TO THIS ARTICLE ONLY: I WILL NOT ALLOW ANY SORT OF COMMENT THAT MIGHT DISRESPECT THEM IN ANY SENSE OR FORM. I HAVE BEEN TOLERANT OF OPPOSITE VIEW, AND UNLESS IT WAS A TOTALLY IRRELEVANT COMMENT OR SPAM, I DID NOT DELETE ANY COMMENTS. ON THIS ISSUE, I WILL NOT TOLERATE DISRESPECT TO THESE GUYS AND I WILL DELETE COMMENT AT MY OWN DISCRESSION. IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY ABOUT THEM, HOLD YOU TONGUE!

3 comments:

Laura Buyan said...

good video. May G-d rest their souls and bless their families. Am yehudi chai! They will be forever in our hearts.

johnny kosher said...

anonymous,

you A. have not cited the comments you are claiming to represent Israel which means that they might not be true or be taken out of context (given some of them would be hard to justify even in context)

B. individuals do not always speak for a nation and regardless people can and do make mistakes.

C. even were these statements true and proven they would not make some solid case against the state of israel.

Gd bless and protect Israel, the IDF and the memory of those who have fallen in their service.

Jewhad said...

Those soldiers are heros, every one.