Wednesday, September 28, 2011

28-Sep-11: Quotation of the day - just in time for having in mind when we formulate New Year wishes

85 people were murdered in the bombing of  the Asociación Mutual
Israelita Argentina (AMIA or Argentine Israelite Mutual Association)
building in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994, Argentina's deadliest bombing.
Argentine formally charged the government of Iran in 2006 with
directing the bombing, and its client the Hezbollah terrorist organization
with carrying it out [Source]
While terrorism is a constant concern for Israelis, it's by no means limited to us or our part of the world.
The phenomenon of terrorism against Jewish communities and Israeli targets abroad represents the most violent aspect of contemporary anti-Semitism, and the greatest physical danger to diaspora Jewish communities. The rational calculations of political violence and the irrational fantasies of extreme ideologies can combine to threaten the lives of ordinary Jews and others all over the world. This clarifies in the starkest terms why Jewish communities require security at their synagogues, schools, and community buildings. 
From an article entitled "Terrorist Incidents Against Jewish Communities and Israeli Citizens Abroad, 1968-2010". The writer, Michael Whine, is Director of Government and International Affairs at the Community Security Trust in the UK [Source]

Our prayer, as the year winds down (Jewish New Year is this evening) is that the plotters of terrorism, in all their evil manifestations and many locations, be thoroughly confounded in their plans with the start of the new year. The future of mankind and of civil society depends on our decisively winning this ongoing war.

Shana Tova Umetuka. A sweet and good new year.

1 comment:

Fran said...

Shana Tov! May your names be written in the Book of Life!