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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JULY 11, 2014 PAGE 15A Funeral Frenkel's grandfathers and forums, speaking to a range pie--like them, overwhelm- The gathering was, per-from you stood out all the parents--toldthelargelyreli- ofmediaandappearingatthe ingly religious Zionists--all haps, the last manifestation more against the horrible From page 1A gious Zionist crowdaboutthe United Nations. On Tuesday, streaming toward the graves, of how this tragedy has cap- darkness of those who seek 16-year-old's tenderness and though, her words were di- People climbed over rocks, tivated Israel, dominating its our souls." vested in the teens returning the state's resilience. Some rected to the Israeli people throughditchesandalongdirt news and bringing a sense Throughout the crisis, home. mixed memories of the boy and to her son. paths, all to squeeze in among of unity to the country that there was talk of national "There was almost this with calls for a forceful strike "Fromtheveryfirstday, we the thousands of people who had long felt absent. And the unity, of terrorism, of politics energyofmission, thisenergy against Hamas, which Israel said to ourselves that even if had gathered to put the boys speeches at the cemetery and of sacrifice. But when that was buzzing about," she blames for the murders, or for it ends badly, God gave us an to rest. focused on the kidnapping's Rachel Frenkel spoke outside said."Bylast night the energy increased Israeli settlement in abundance of blessings," she Old and young squeezed national aspect, the synagogue in Shaalvim, just dissolved and it was just the West Bank. said. "Our prayers were never next to each other. Paramed- "A whole nation stood remembering how much quiet." When Naftali's mother for naught." ics holding stretchers pushed together and got a reminder Naftali loved music, it was A microphonestoodunder- ascended the podium, the After thememorialservice, through to treat those who of who we are, why we are clear that at its core, this was neath a bare frame meant for subdued crowd broke into the crowd boarded a fleet of had fainted in the heat. One hereand, noless, whatgreat atragedyofthreefamilieswho aweddingcanopy, againstthe tears. Since the boys went buses bound for the nearby group would begin to sing a strengths are found within had lost their boys. backdrop ofa large Israeli flag. missing, Rachel Frenkelcemetery where the boyssomberJewishsong, onlytobe us," Israeli Prime Minister "Rest in peace, dear son," Speaker after speaker--the had become an increas- would be buried in a valley drownedoutbyanothergroup Benjamin Netanyahu said, Frenkel ended her eulogy. village rabbi, Israeli Educa- ingly fierce public advocate near this central Israeli city. across the cemetery that had addressing the victims'"We'll learn to sing without tion Minister Shai Piron, for them in international Soontheyjoinedaseaofpeo- chosen adifferenttune, families."The light shining you," IDF High School, said both the formancehalls, andanyother scary, when [the] Iron Dome It happened because of our sothattheterroristgroupcan From page 1A high school students taking places whether the number [system] intercepts the rocket, mistakes, pulling out of Gaza kidnap Israeli soldiers. offensive is also on the table," the test and sixth-graders of people could reach dozens Why does this have to be our and letting Hamas run in the "As long as the occupation Netanyahu said. who were in the school for were temporarily banned, routine?" [2006 Palestinian] elections," attacks, we'll respond, and it At the start of its operation summer camp "displayed re- Summer camps in Ashkelon Amid the announcement Likud MK Ze'ev Elkin, chair will pay the price of its crimes. on Tuesday morning, theIDF markableresilienceandacted and Ashdod were canceled of Operation Protective Edge, oftheKnessetForeignAffairs Our will won't break," Abu said it struck 50 Hamas ter- responsibly." until further notice, some Israeli governmentand Defense Committee said, Zuhri vowed, adding, "I hope rorist targets in Gaza.Classes at the Sapir College Israeli residents have ex- officials are calling on the told Israel's Channel 2. the occupation makes this er- "This battle will not end in in the rocket-battered south- pressedtheirfearsofafurther IDF to retake Gaza, which In late June, Israeli Foreign rorandentersGazainaground just a few days," Ya'alon said. ern city of Sderot were can- escalation in rocket fire. Israelevacuatedin2005under Minister Avigdor Lieberman operation, so thatwe'llhave an Students taking their Eng- celedTuesdayandWednesday, "It's scary, you hear that former Israeli Prime Minister advocated a similar position, opportunitytoabductsoldiers." lish final exam in Beersheba and Ben-Gurion University in terrifying sound a rocket Ariel Sharon's controversial saying at the time that only a Hamas claimed responsi- on Monday had their test Beershebasaidtherewouldbe makesasitfliesoveryou,'said disengagement plan. limitedoperationinGaza"just bility for a barrage of rockets interrupted by "Color Red" no final exams on Tuesday. In Sabrina Cohen of Netivot. "It "The Islamist terror base strengthens Hamas." thatpromptedIsraeltolaunch incoming rocket sirens. Eli- Ashkelon, Ashdod, GanYavne, conjuresthesehorribleworld- [in Gaza], with its thousands Hamas spokesman Sami Operation Protective Edge, sha Peleg, principal of Beer- and the surrounding area, is-ending thoughts, and then of rockets pointed at us, Abu Zuhri said he hopes the which as of Tuesday was lim- sheba's AMIT Wasserman gatherings at thebeach, per- suddenlytheexplosion, noless didn't happen by accident. IDFentersGazaontheground itedtoairstrikes. ISIS From page IA issues relating to other radi- David Schenker, directorof an or Israeli militaries, jihad- In response to this threat, Syriam rebels in Jordan. cal forces in the Middle East the program on Arab politics istgroupsdoposeasignificant Jordan's parliament recently President Barack Obama also Major General (ret.) Israel Ziv which have their sights set on at the Washington Institute long-term regional threat as passed an amendment to its announced June 25 that he told JNS.org. IsraelandJordan,"aJordanian forNearEastPolicy, toldJNS, the Middle East continues to 2006 anti-terror bill thatwill would provide $500 million Yet ISIS's rapid progress diplomaticsourcetoldYedioth org that he doesn't thinkISIS destabilize from the Syrian give security forcesthe power for advanced military train- through Iraq can be deceiv- Ahronoth. would be a match for Jordan's civil war. to detain and try citizens sus- ing and support for Syria's ing. While the terror group ISIS, meanwhile, isseeking militarily. "The more inroads ISIS pected of belonging to terror moderate opposition. has been noted for its success to establish a new Islamic "Jordan has an advancedmakes in Iraq, Syria, and in groups. But Abrams believes the in conquering Mosul, Iraq's Caliphate and modern-day modern military with fighter the region, there will be more "The Jordan has excellent U.S. needs to do more to sup- second-largest city, and for borders that were largely jets, tanks, [and] well-trained who sympathize with their intelligence services, but it's portitsalliesintheregionand threatening Baghdad, it has establishedby Europeanpow- and motivated troops," he cause," said Schenker. not going to be 100 percent," get Syria under control. alsofacedaweakenemysofar, ers more than a century ago said. "I don't think Jordan's At the same time, Jordan Schenker said. "We made a huge mistake "It's true they have done are irrelevant to the jihadist militarywouldhaveaproblem is facing an increasing in- But the threat of battle- inbeingsoslowinhelpingthe better than anybody expected group, fighting ISIS on the border." ternal threat from terrorists hardened jihadists returning Syrian rebels," he said. "And in Iraq. But it's not that they "We don't recognize bor- At the same time, ISIS may returning to the country. It home is not only aproblem for nowwith the Sunni groups in have done things brilliantly, ders," an ISIS fighter from also risk stretching its limits is estimatedthatnearly2,000 Jordan. Many Middle Eastern Iraq, we should be going back it'sjustthattheIraqiarmyhas the United Kingdom said in a as a terrorist organization Jordanians are fighting in the countries, including Israel, tothemtoofferthemhelp.We totallycollapsed,'Abramssaid, recently released propaganda too far. Syrian conflict, have to contend with citizens should be talking to our allies noting thattheJordanianand video, adding that he has "Ifthey continue to stretch "We shouldn't be na ve,who have joined j ihadists inTurkey, Israel, Jordan, and Israeli militaries, by contrast, fought in Syria and will go themselves to a bigger area, they are not returning to Jor- groups in Syria. At the same Saudi Arabia." are "hard targets and they "wherever our leader sends then they will need to set up dan to retire," Ziv said. "Their time, itisestimatedthatthere Israeli Deputy Defense Min- certainly know how to fight." us," including Lebanon, Jor- logistics, supply lines, train- goal is to reproduce al-Qaeda areupto3,000Westerners, in- ister Danny Danon, however, Recent reports indicate that dan, and beyond, ingcamps,"saidMaj.Gen.Ziv, in Jordan." cludingU.S.citizens, whoare stressed that the U.S. should Jordan and Israel are taking Reports indicate that ISIS who played a role in founding For Jordan, the problem is fighting in Syria and Iraq for proceed with caution regard- the jihadist threat seriously terrorists, with the support theIDF'sAcademyofTactical even more acute due to the these jihadist groups. There ing its involvement in internal and have stepped up coop- of Sunni tribal rebels in Command."Theywillneedtolarge border it shares with is a "virtual United Nations" Middle East affairs. Israel, he eration on the issue. Unlike Iraq, have taken over the act like an ordinary army." Syria and Iraq as well as the fighting in Syria, saidAbrams, said, treads a neutral path on most Arab states, Jordan has only official border crossing "This would expose themhuge Syrian refugee popula- "The fundamental problem theconflictsinSyriaandIraq. apeace treatywith Israel, and with Jordan, at Tirbil, as well more and make themvulner- tion the country is hosting, is how do you [as a govern- "Our region is complex... as U.S. allies, the nations' as a number of Iraqi towns able to being re-attacked," According to the United Na- ment] prevent recruiting?" We (Israel)don't take sides on governments and militaries near the border. In response, he added. "They will lose the tions, therearenearly650,000 he said. this issue," Danon told JNS. maintain relatively close ties. Jordan announced that it has hidden or surprise element of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan has also allied it- org. "The only thing we do is, "There is avery good coop- significantly beefed up its a terrorist organization." Jordan, with other estimates self closely with the U.S. on we tell our friends in the U.S., eration between us regarding military presence along the Despite ISIS's potential approaching close to a mil- counter-terrorism training. 'Be careful with the alliances ISIS's growing presence in 112-mile-long border, which weaknesses going up against lion. This costs the Jordanian The Central Intelligence youaremakingtoday, because Iraq and Syria, but also on is largely barren desert, the Western-backed Jordani- economy billions a year. Agency, for instance, trains theycanbeusedagainstyou.'" Sharkansky From page 4A some old stuff from the coast to the official residence in Jerusalem. All that broke before the kidnapping of three yeshiva students, and itwill take some journalistic digging to get it back in the headlines. There are either fewer commotions by the Arabs of Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel, or they have been moved off the front page by Gaza. Yet we went to bed Mon- day night under the sound of helicopters, and the next shift was up there when we woke Tuesday morning. The Israel police are moving against Arabs of Israel, arrest- ing those filmed throwing stones and fire bombs in East Jerusalem and Arab towns in the Galilee and Negev. The po- lice are also arresting Jews led torockthrowingandothervan- Fatah, a lack of shekels to dalism by calls to "kill Arabs." pay its bloated bureaucracy Also suffering will be the and security units, the chaos dramatic announcement of that has taken the place of Avigdor Lieberman that he is international Muslim unity, undoing the alliance between and uppity rivals in Gaza who his party, Israel our Home, demand even more extreme and Likud. It has become not actions against Israel. much more than a"so what?" Note the use of shekels in comparison with the noise in the previous paragraph. from the south. Palestine operates on Israeli We've been in this theater currency. several times, perhaps once While there are some urg- every two or three years. Per- ingthegovernmenttodestroy formances are as predictable Hamas, thatisn'tinthe cards. as disaster alerts, rain, wind, Given the ascendance of ag- destruction, and cleanup dur- gressive Islam, and countless ing hurricane season along young people aspiring to die the US East Coast. as martyrs, the most to be Analystsaresayingthatthis done is enough damage to uptickcomesasaHamasactof buy some months or years of desperation, seeking to attain relative quiet. some stature in the face of Barack Obama and John Egypt's onslaught against its Kerry are already saying that Muslim Brotherhood parent, Israel has a right to defend the failure to gain traction itself, but urging all sides to from a unity agreement with be calm and seek peace. What comes next will depend on the language not made public adopted by the inner cabinet along with the heads of the IDF and other se- curity services, the responses of Hamas and other missile firers to each day's IDF activ- ity, the onset of international pressure against what is sure to be called Israeli overreac- tion, and the efforts of Israeli moderates and leftists to press for limitations in destruction and carnage. Every Palestinian with a smartphone will be supplying stuff to the professional jour- nalists seeking their own op- portunities in Gaza. One can hope that items of great drama will have a larger ingredient of reality than fabrication. Ira Sharkansky is a profes- sor (Emeritus) of the Depart- ment of Political Science, He- brew University of Jerusalem. Every cloy that you're outside, you're exposed to dangerous, but invisible, ultraviolet (UV) sunlight. 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