Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Orit Arfa - "Why I Stay in Israel"

"Someone asked me why I stay in Israel when I could easily go back to the comfortable haven that is LA.

I stay here because I'm fighting for my values, and I'm fighting for what's right, and if Jews can't be here, no one who loves human freedom and morality will be safe.

I am on the front lines. Yes, it would be easy to go back to LA (if I could find a flight), but my life would feel empty there. My heart is not there.

I am prepared to die for what I believe in. Furthermore, America is lost to me. It isn't what it once was."

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1 comment:

Castanea_d said...

Thank you for posting this.
The media, and the mainline churches, and very much so the "Episcopal Church," paint the Israelis as the Bad Guys, killing all those innocent Palestinian civilians, etc.


(I don't comment much nowadays, but I continue to enjoy your blog. Blessings be with you and your family)