‘Fighting for hearts and souls’. What an interesting concept. The Salvation Army does more than operate thrift shops, they also publish a newspaper with the very name shown above, ‘The War Cry’.  It gets circulated in bars, restaurants, just about anywhere there is a captive audience. Strange as it may seem,’Sally Ann’s’ war cry actually means PEACE.
There isn’t a Salvation Army in Israel, but there is definitely a war cry, one that is not out to fight for hearts and souls, but just the opposite, to destroy those very hearts and souls.
Ironic that SHALOM…..
Is probably the most common and well known Hebrew word… It means PEACE…
It means hello…
It means goodbye…
YET ….
All one hears about in Israel these days is WAR. Will there be one, why won’t America give their OK already, WHY, WHY, WHY???
Talk on Jerusalem streets; “Is your ‘safe room ready yet”?  “Do you think Iran has a nuclear bomb”?
“Will Iran attack us”?
There’s not yet panic on the streets, but the government of Israel is trying its darndest to create it. There are saner opinions, like the one put forth by Uri Avnery yesterday;
BINYAMIN NETANYAHU may be crazy, but he is not mad.Ehud Barak may be mad, but he is not crazy.Ergo: Israel will not attack Iran.
And here, Gush Shalom’s message of the week
Clear to all
War against Iran:
An act of madness.
A “medicine”
Worse than the disease.
The Israeli public
Knows it.
The security experts
Know it.
But it is still
Not understood
By a megalomaniac
Prime Minister
And his bankrupt
Minister of Defense.
So, what’s it going to be? Will America take the ‘bait’ being tossed at them? Will the Israeli people swallow the lies spewed out by their government?
Is it not ironic that a country with 60-80 nuclear weapons is prepared to destroy a country that has none.
Regarding Iran, HaAretz made the following observation this week;
Iran will have a nuclear weapon. But what reason, for heaven’s sake, does it have to use it against a power which has a nuclear deterrent of its own, which could threaten it with total obliteration? Is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s big mouth, which is not backed by any action, sufficient grounds for a regional war that would come at the cost of spilled blood and massive destruction? And, between us, have Bibi and Barak never regurgitated nonsense? Was every word they uttered the absolute truth?
Getting back to the word SHALOM, perhaps we need a newspaper here called The Shalom Cry, one that can be distributed wherever Israelis congregate.
Until that happens, we’ll just keep plugging away here at DesertPeace!


  1. August 19, 2012 at 19:51


  2. aen rabion said,

    August 20, 2012 at 04:24


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