In the never-ending Gaza war even dogs take tranquillisers

Article by Simon Benson from: The Daily Telegraph November 16, 2012

YOU know things are getting pretty grim when you have to put your dog on Valium to cope with stress.
Or plant gum trees around your home to obscure it from terrorists firing rockets at you.
Or build bomb shelters in the local school so your kids don’t get blown to pieces in the playground.
For about 24,000 people living in the southern Israeli town of Sderot, where half the town’s inhabitants and their pets are on some form of tranquilliser for mental trauma, that is the toll they pay simply to live in Israel…

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18 Responses to “In the never-ending Gaza war even dogs take tranquillisers”

  1. 1 Martin
    November 16, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Yes, one would expect this from the Telegraph!

    I believe no one in the self obsessed West has a clue as to what’s coming in the Middle East, or the fall out which will fall on us in the West. What I do know for certain, is this coming war, perhaps days away, will show our national leaders for what they are; it will serve for us to ask ourselves why we elected them. It will become a chronic problem, quickly rising to the fore front of Cabinet discussion, simply because it won’t go away.

    The time has passed when Western governments may duck beneath the parapet and say, ’nuffin to do wiv me gov.’ We’re all going to be drawn in.

    Pointless to hurl scriptures around. You all know them. Nothing will be achieved. Yet, a lingering thought here, perhaps if our western leaders were more familiar with the prophetic scriptures they would have a different take …

  2. November 16, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Hi Martin, the article was from the Sydney Daily Telegraph, and I was surprised how favourable it was to Israel and their situation. It is rare to see that in the media these days.

    And this morning I also heard an Australian politician sticking up for Israel in the current situation and if I heard right his father has a palestinian background.

    Yes, if western leaders were more familiar with the prophetic scriptures they might begin to understand why the world’s attention is continually forced back to what ought to be (in natural terms) an insignificant piece of land occupied by a small population of migrants (and their descendants) from all over the world.

  3. November 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    So far all of the Australian commentary I’ve seen and heard has been understanding of the Israeli position – but I suspect that will change should Israel take things further.

  4. November 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

    It is rare that the full story is told about the Israel/Palestine war, that dates back to early 1900’s, but this is changing rapidly with the advent of the Internat and world wide input.

    As example the two Israeli towns North and N-West of Gaza, these within range of the unguided and home made Qassam-III Rocket, these spent rockets collected from mostly arid regions shown in photo’s as evidence.

    Perhaps most telling of this Gaza rocket attacks, is that in year-1995 the US Corp TRW produced a Laser-Sys (anti missile, rocket, morter), that would have taken down any Qassam fired out of Gaza. None of these were ever purchased, so far instead six (6) nuclear capable submarines besides war materials of vast numbers have been purchased, and these more directed and used in offense operations than defense. Example is IDF incursions into Palestinian area’s and homes’s, and resulting (news videos) showing the war like actions of Palestinians.

    Breaking the Bones and Breaking The Silence regarding IDF operations has resulted in increasingly more military-youth and citizens within the State of Israel turning against this government policies, the government itself often said corrupt and totally out of control… Olmer was only one example.

    This I have found true, from 70AD until the 1900’s (almost 2000-years) Jewish returned to Palestine, at one time before the Crusades numbering around 300,000, these in settlements (called Homeland) lived as Tahakh (OT) commands, in peace with Palestinian Arab and after 600AD with Muslim. It was not until formation of the secular Zionist Congress in 1897, that this condition (around early 1900’s) in Palestine errupted in violence. This violence has not stopped to this day, although Palestine shrinks daily.

  5. November 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Interesting how so many people with an anti-Israel viewpoint appeal to all kinds of “evidence” to support their viewpoint, excepting biblical evidence.
    If scripture is referenced it is usually given a “spiritualised” meaning that “fits” the point they want to “prove”.

    It is clear from biblical prophecy (including NT) that Israel is in the Promised Land during the end times. Those in the land will find themselves in serious danger and will need to flee. Two thirds will not survive. Their ultimate deliverance will come when they recognise and receive their Messiah who returns to Jerusalem via the Mt of Olives.

    Currently most of Israel remains in exile, scattered through the nations but an increasing number are returning to the promised land. However the secure possession of the land, from which they will never be uprooted, will not occur until Jesus returns to earth to reign from Jerusalem as their King.

  6. November 22, 2013 at 5:13 am

    On the contrary, how do you know the people over there now are the same people God spoke of in the Old Testament?

  7. November 22, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Because I believe in the faithfulness of God and the truth of scripture instead of following anti-semitic propaganda.

  8. November 22, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Those who would not receive a love of the truth so as to be saved.

    Also, to actually be anti-Semetic, I would have to be against the Arabs and a whole bunch of other peoples as well as the “Jews.”

  9. November 22, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I’m sure we all know what the term “anti-semitic” refers to despite your semantic wrangling

  10. November 22, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Apparently not. Look in the Scriptures at who all the descendants of Shem were.

  11. November 22, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Maybe refering to a dictionary would be a better option when defining English word usage.

  12. November 22, 2013 at 8:30 am

    And maybe going along with the garbage prevalent in the church world today would help me to have views more pleasing to man, but I’m not going to do it.

  13. November 22, 2013 at 8:38 am

    It seems, with your anti-Israel attitude you are already going along with the prevalent church view. The idea that God has discarded His people Israel is one of the most common viewpoints in the western church today.

  14. November 22, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Haven’t you been listening to anything I’ve been saying? I never said God discarded His people. I am simply saying their has been a case of mistaken identity and the people we call Jews today are not in fact the same people group that is referred to in the Bible. God’s promises apply to His true Israel people as much as they ever did.

  15. November 22, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Yes I have been listening to what you say.
    Now I’d be interested to know who you think this “true Israel” may be, if not the people with the ancestral/ historical lineage. A people who have regularly suffered more than any other people throughout history, EXACTLY as foretold by scripture. Strange that so many people have been willingly take on an identity that has historically proven to be very dangerous to them.

  16. November 22, 2013 at 9:11 am

    If you take a look at the actual historical facts, you will find that this people is the Caucasian peoples: the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celts, Scandinavians, etc.

  17. November 22, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Sounds like a variation of the British Israelism nonsense. That kind of foolishness has no place here.

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