It’s the weekend and time, once again, for THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacey Stacy McCain described Rule 5 as posting photos of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Yael Goldman in her summer clothes, but women, in full military gear, serving their countries in the armed forces. The terribly sexist authors on this site celebrate strong women, women who can take care of themselves and take care of others, women who have been willing to put their lives on the line in some not-so-friendly places, women who truly do have the “We can do it!” attitude.
I wasn’t planning on returning to Israel Defense Force women so soon, but with the idiotic Palestinians picking yet another fight that they cannot win — though they think they can win the propaganda battle by showing the bodies of children killed by the Israeli response to their attacks — I figured it was time! Right now, the IDF is simply shooting back, but some Israeli women are combat soldiers, and if the situation escalates, might have to serve on he front lines as the IDF once again has to crush the Palestinians.
If the Israelis had been real conquerors, they’d have expelled every single Arab from Gaza, Judea and Samaria after the Six Day War in 1967. It would have been harsh and it would have been cruel and it would have been terrible, but if they had done what they should have done, when they should have done it, there would be no Palestinians living under Israeli occupation, Israel would have shortened, more defensible borders, and we wouldn’t be seeing this seemingly everlasting crisis.