Barry Rubin has put up a powerful piece marking today’s Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron) for Israel’s fallen soldiers and those killed at the hands of terrorists. Read the whole thing but the sentiment at the end is what matters.
I thought exactly the same thing watching last nights big ceremony: not one mention of our enemies, not one moment of hatred, no triumph or any desire to continue this slaughter. Just the most powerful desire that this be the LAST time we add to the list of names, even though we know it will not.
In all of this and throughout the nation on this day, there was not a word of hatred, of reviling any enemy. No smugness of triumph, no desire for conquest; no thirst for revenge or punishment. Thus behaves the world’s most slandered nation.