Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Israelis Demonstrate Their Strength Compared to Americans
Entering the fray: In the past Tel Aviv has been spared the rocket attacks faced in other parts of Israel, but no longer
The common sense of Israelis and appreciation for their freedom compares extremely well with the lack of appreciation for freedom in the United States. In April 2013 after the marathon bombing in Boston, the Harvard College and Harvard Law School educated Governor announced a "request" that citizens "shelter in place." He said it would make it easier for the police to catch the suspects. Almost entirely the residents of eastern Massachusetts obeyed and remained indoors. The streets were deserted except for emergency personnel and vehicles and some homeless persons. It was the same, if not worse, after September 11, 2001 when the nation passively accepted laws to restrict their freedom, in the name of security. Included were new bureaucracies, e.g., the TSA and Homeland Security. Americans eagerly accepted reduced freedom in the name of security and fighting terrorism. But Israelis have been under attack by terrorists since it was born. They clean up after the attacks and go back to their way of life. It shows the dumbed down population of America makes it easier for the control freaks that run the government.
Life as usual: Smiling Israelis and tourists run from the beach to take cover in a nearby hotel in the costal city of Tel Aviv during a rocket attack fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip today.
Though Hamas rockets fill the skies over Israel, residents of cosmopolitan Tel Aviv have been seen hitting the beach, joyfully plunging into the water when the air raid sirens stop and the coast is clear.
The threat of violence has hung heavy over the region since the creation of the state in 1948, and as a result Israelis have become accustomed to a daily reality that would fill the people of other westernised nations with dread.
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'After a while you almost get used to the sound of the air raid sirens, but not completely,' Meytal Cohen, who works in a Tel Aviv women's accessory store told USA Today.
She added that she refused to shut up shop and stay at home because it 'would be handing Hamas a victory and I refuse to do that'.
'After a while you almost get used to the air raid sirens': Remarkable images of Israelis SMILING as they run from Tel Aviv beach during rocket attack
Israelis go about their lives despite the ongoing fighting with Hamas
Tel Avis residents seen running from beach laughing as sirens blare out
Iron Dome and other measures have so far stopped any Israeli deaths
So far Israeli strikes have killed an estimated 170 Palestinians
By SAM WEBB
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 15:05 EST, 14 July 2014 | UPDATED: 19:01 EST, 15 July 2014