Ashamed and Sorry

"As a Jew, as an Israeli, as a man and as a human being, I am ashamed for the disgrace imposed upon us by a degenerate murderer, Dr. Boruch Goldstein," said Israeli Prime Minister Rabin. "I'm ashamed at Goldstein actions," said a half dozen world Jewish leaders. Since the Hebron massacre, everyone in the "Who's Who in the Jewish World" is claiming embarrassment. I too am ashamed, but for different reasons.

I'm ashamed, Zippora Sasson, that you died (read martyred) as you tried to help Israel. I'm sorry, Mr. Sasson and babies.

I'm ashamed, Mordechai Lapid, that you and your son Meir died (read martyred) as you tried to help Israel. I'm sorry, Miriam Lapid, that Mordechai and your son Meir died.

I'm ashamed, Nafatali Sahar, that you died (read martyred) as you tried to help Israel.

I'm ashamed, Elias Cohen, that you died (read martyred) as you tried to help Israel.

I'm ashamed, Ilan Sudri, that you died (read martyred) as you tried to help Israel.

I'm ashamed, Noam Cohen, that you died (read martyred) as you tried to help Israel.

I'm ashamed, Yoav Harashanim, Tal Cohen, Nir Evron, Gal Levenson, that you died (read martyred) as you tried to help Israel. The list goes on and on.

I'm ashamed that all these innocent people were killed for no reason, and Israel hasn't received any apologies from the PLO.

I'm ashamed  that Hamas, Hizbullah, and the Fatah hawks are neither sorry nor ashamed.

I'm ashamed that they are proud of drinking Jewish blood, the killings of school teachers, students, cab drivers, immigrants, pregnant mothers, people at prayer, athletes at games, farmers in the fields, hikers on vacation, and children at the beach.

I'm ashamed there are Jewish organizations that are sorry and ashamed that Jews can become violent and not be content as victims.

I'm ashamed that instead of condemning the PLO-Arab plot to destroy the Jewish people, the Jewish organizations are condemning  their own people.

  I'm ashamed reading there are American Jewish organizations wanting the settlers to leave the Hebron area and go unarmed.

I'm ashamed that they sound like the PLO, demanding of the 130,000 Jews to leave the settlements unprotected, thus destroying the very soul of Israel.

I'm ashamed that they have forgotten that it's the settlements that provide the buffer zone and safety for Israelis main cities; that settlers were asked by the Government to settle there in the first place.

I'm ashamed that many more innocent families will be destroyed before Israel realizes that the PLO wants all of Israel, and they are getting it, piece by piece.

I'm ashamed that the PLO have been able to focus on the settlements and portray themselves as victims. They have been able to turn world opinion against Israel.

I'm ashamed that Israel has freed an additional 1,000 terrorists; this in order to appease the PLO, putting more lives in grave danger.

I'm ashamed that the Israeli government is covering up their biggest mistake, entering an Israeli-PLO peace accord, and blaming their failure on American Aliya to the West Bank.

I'm ashamed Foreign Minister Peres told American settlers they can go back to America, and Israel is not home to those who disagree with his policies.

I'm ashamed that Israeli Prime Minister Rabin speaks of Jews from Brooklyn in a derogatory way, telling them that Israel has no room for them, and that they come from "the swamps." 

I'm ashamed of the forcible breakup of peaceful, and silent, protests by opponents of the peace accord and resettlement.

I'm ashamed that the present Israeli government would not allow Jews to pray at the holy Western Wall this weekend.

I'm ashamed and sorry that my fellow Jews have been insulted by the Israeli government's treatment of the settlers.

I'm ashamed that so many innocent Jews and Arabs are killed in the name of peace. No good  comes from terror, murder and killings. Nothing  ever justifies the killings.

I'm sorry, Rabbi Meir Kahane, that you died (read martyred) as you tried to help Israel. I'm sorry, Libby, and children.

I'm sorry, Dr. Boruch Goldstein, that you expressed your rage as you did; that you died as you tried to help Israel. I'm sorry, Esther Goldstein and little children.