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Is Israeli Response Excessive

Is the Israeli response to the kidnapping of 3 soldiers reasonable, or excessive?

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Right on pkay. I think the response by not letting 3 soldiers go, but instead letting their whole country be blown up and destroyed is far more excessive. They could stop it today if they let those 3 guys go.
---john on 11/14/07

Just imagine living in a very tiny country of about 6 million about 1/46th of the population of the USA with a land area 1/463rd of the USA & surrounded by many much larger nations who oppose you violently & want your very nation wiped from the face of the earth.

Israel's responce is excessive? Truly put yourself in their position & you will come to the understanding that their responce is very restrained.
---Warwick on 3/7/07

Am inclined to think its excessive.But am thinking, what would happen if some terrorist organisation from Cuba crossed into the US, killed eight soldiers and kidnapped two???What would the US do? Seek a UN resolution?
---pkay on 3/6/07

The Liberal media are Satan's plaything, highlighting error as they assume -blasting truth with the mind of an educated idiot.

Israel have been treated as a hiss and a by word, according to the Word. They shall eventually be drawn to the Lord and offer a righteous sacrifice, but not until "the entire world is camped againt them."

Idolatrous as there were, the modern Church is being scolded for the same things daily.

Go Israel. BUT Come unto the LORD your God.
---Robert on 7/17/06

The liberal media accuses israel's response to the provocations as "disproprtional"

Yesterday, I heard an Israeli Ambassador reply, "Yes, it is damned disproportional. It is restrained disproportionally to the level of provocations given to our nation."
---John_T on 7/17/06

To question the status of the state of Israel in God's eyes, is in fact to question the truthfulness of the Bible!!! I have on occasion witnessed to Jews about Jesus when negotiating about business deals. I have never received any response other than anger, disgust and disagreement from the Jews. However I pray for them, and about them, that their eyes may be opened by God.
---mima on 7/17/06

Israel is surrounded by nations that have vowed to destroy her, right from the time, in 1946, that her nationhood was declared. And, least we forget, many of the nations leaders were children during the Holocaust, and in the concentration camps. They are not really even a generation from that horror. They vowed, "Never again". Not an excuse for excess, but something to ponder.
---Margaretj on 7/16/06

Israel's response is not excessive. If "that event" happens to your own soldiers, then I believe your respective governments would react not in the same fashion maybe, but in the same level. In the area where Israel is, where tooth for a tooth is the rule (and is observed by the surrounding countries), then Israel's resonse IS THE MOST APPRORIATE.
---Lingling on 7/16/06

Romans 2:28-29 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
A christian would pray for salvation of Palestine as well as Isreal,also Irag, none can be saved unless they accept Jesus.
---Exzucuh on 7/16/06

Jack--No, I didn't say that, or mean, that there are cities who do not need peace or prayer.
Every city could use these, but probably none need this more than Jerusalem, which has been the source of conflict so many times over the centuries.
---Donna2277 on 7/15/06

Israel needs our prayers very much in this times when things can get real bad for everyone. Somehow we are all going to be effected in some way. God choose those people and as Donna says, "I will bless them that bless thee (Israel) and curse him that curse thee" I believe Isael has been under the wrath of so many country's and people that they lived in fear since the time of Jesus. I know many other countries are important but this country was spoken of by God as His people.
---lee_1 on 7/15/06

We were told by Paul not to boast against the branches. Jerusalem is the place where the Lord has chosen to place his name and blessing. If we are smart we will back them regardless. In Esther the Jews were given permission to fight back to defend themselves. They still live with the old testament and I personally won't go against them.
---Shari on 7/15/06

Jack--No, I didn't say that, or mean, that there are cities who do not need peace or prayer. Every city could use these, but probably none need this more than Jerusalem, which has been the source of conflict so many times over the centuries.
---Donna2277 on 7/15/06

It is not excessive since everyone knows what Israel requires for the campaign to stop. The surrounding governments have not kept evil under control within their own borders and now blame Israel for the problems. If here we constantly had the threat of a rocket falling on us from Mexico, Canada, or wherever; or a terrorist from another country blowing up everything he could, we would demand that Bush do something about it. On the other hand we do realize that these conflicts will continue till He comes.
---Wayne87 on 7/15/06

Donna, are you saying that you can think of cities that do NOT need peace--and prayer?
---Jack on 7/15/06

The Jews ARE lost, no matter where they live...if they do not recognize Jesus as Messiah. The promise they received from God was that of a homeland. And as far as I know He hasn't rescinded the promise.

Also God says of Israel (Gen 12:3) "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
We are commanded to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I can think of no single city in the world that needs it more.
---Donna2277 on 7/15/06

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Did anyone stop to think that Israel and its government are made up of people who--if they lived anywhere else--would be considered lost?

Why does residence in a particular area of the Middle East confer special spiritual stature?

Remember, God is able to raise up children of Abraham from rocks.
---Jack on 7/15/06

This world will pass away before the new Jerusalem can be set up. That even include the United States. Just like in the OT, how God looked down and saw the hearts of men, and how evil men have become. Israel will not know peace until Satan has been taking away for good.
---Jerry on 7/15/06

When Abraham heard his nephew had been kidnapped, he immediatly set out with his trained men to stage a rescue mission. I don't see what Israel is doing to be any different.

As Christians we should not worry when it comes to wars or rumors of wars. I personally believe we should not give these matters any attention because that will take our focus away from the Spirit, that is what Satan wants.
---Ryan on 7/14/06

WE need to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem ( Psalm 122:6)
---sandiee on 7/14/06

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You are dead right.

You forgot that
1) someone has supplied Gaza with newer, deadlier weapons
2) Someone supplied them with good tunneling equipment

3) Someone knew the ops plan to carry out the killings and kidnapping

4) all of the above does not come cheap. Someone bankrolls it to wipe Israel off the globe.

Any smart people have a clue?

If that happened to USA what would our response be: send in the diplomats and lawyers, or send in the troops?
---John_T on 7/14/06

pkay: We all know what the U.S. would do. Israel should have the same right. To me, it looks like Israel has made ALL the concessions in this ongoing conflict..the Palestinians none. Israel gave up Gaza as a "peace offering", a huge sacrifice. They would co-exist with Jordan and Lebanon. Palestinians, on the other hand, want
Israel wiped "off the map". I think the kidnapped soldiers are the last straw for Israel. Islama-Facists consider BOTH Jews and Christians "infidels".
---Donna2277 on 7/14/06

pkey, the US is being invaded every day and the solution is to make citizens of the offenders and use Social Security to take care of them. I wonder if we could hire Israel's solders for a while?
---Elder on 7/14/06

No, it is not. They are protecting their property and lives. I praise God for Israel.
---shira on 7/14/06

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