Sabine Sterk – Imagine
The world, world it’s getting more crazy every day.
Sometimes I walk outside and look at the sky… the same sky all the people see when they look up. All people .. all with dreams, with plans, with fears, with talents, with happiness and with sadness.
Sometimes you see a bird flying, or a little butterfly, beautiful and innocent.. far away from evil, greediness, selfishness, proud and ego.
As usual, my thought is about Israel, the beautiful shining diamond in the sea of darkness. The little democratic state surrounded by hostile states… hostile people… Not all of them but too much. Why?
I think the answer is not in the politics; the answer is in the people.
It was very clear yesterday evening. We, the members of Pro Israel group “Time To stand Up For Israel” were in front of the door of a theater where an Event with the title “the borders of resistance” took place. It was a debate concerning Israel and the “Palestinians.” Speaker, there was a very, proven, anti-Semitic person. He was not allowed to work in Belgium anymore due to anti-Semitic statements he made. In Holland, however, he is welcome to speak his speech of hate. This man is truly full of hate, full of proud, full of ego and probably full of jealousy. We decided to carry the blue and white flag and protest there outside with dignity.
Interesting to see how people, especially old people came in with a face twisted of hate. We welcomed them with shalom but the words they threw to us, I will not repeat. At that moment it hit me. We cannot change the world if we as people will not change. Who are they to talk far away from Israel about the Jewish state, what is their concern? Mind your own business. As long as you are not able to say hello to your neighbor, to the man/ woman in the shop, to your co-worker or just to people that are greeting you with a smile you are locked inside your world of hate.
The basic needs of every human are food, love, a home, a source of making a living and safety. The Arabic world is big, Israel is very small, it is in fact one of the smallest states in the world. The Jews have only one place ”Israel.”
Archeological findings are showing that the Jewish people were home for thousands and thousands of years in that place. And even when the state of Israel was born in 1948 Jews wanted only one thing… to live in Israel in peace and happiness. The Arabic people who were living there already were not chased away; they could also stay and live their life calm and happy. What happened is known. The Arabic countries did not accepted Israel and wanted to chase away all Jews. They said to the Arabic population, leave Israel, we will destroy her and you can come back.. we all know what happened.. Israel survived and is here to stay.
But imagine, imagine people, you and me, Arab and Jew, Christian and Buddhist, black or white would mind their own business, everyone would take care of their own basic needs and respect the other… There would not be a war; there would be most of the time a calm co-existence. Is it a dream can it be? Think about it, how ridiculous this conflict is? We all want the same. A future in prosperity.
When you are friends with Pro Israel people, you learn about their dreams and love for one and other. When you are friends with Anti Israel People, you also learn about their dreams and love for one and other. But mix the too the hell breaks loose, people loose all dignity and old and young people starting to be ugly and fool of hate.
I Have a dream… Let us be honest and pure all of us, let us mind our own business, and there will be peace….
Pity enough lying is in some cultures more common use than in other cultures, so to be honest and pure.. all of us? It will stay a dream and we, Pro Israel supporters, you and I, must keep trying to do our utmost best to show the world the real story, the real story of Israel and her search to be able to live in the country where the Jewish soul is longing for already more than 2000 year.. Eretz Israel…
It Is Time To Stand Up For Israel