By Shira Sorko-Ram
The Independence Day presentation on TV was incredible. There is no nation like Israel. All day long the heartbreaking stories of sons and husbands, fathers and friends killed in war.
And then this evening the government presented some 12 Israelis who have done outstanding things.
The guy who created WAZE for himself and his wife because he didn’t have a good sense of direction – and now has sold it for way over one billion dollars to Google; the doctor who created a pill-like camera that is swallowed and takes pix of the whole stomach; the guy who pushed through the creation of the Iron Dome when the rest of the officials thought it would cost too much; the top intelligence woman, a former El Al hostess that now has an charity that flies in all kinds of aid to countries that hate Israel, a beautiful Arab girl who does the Arab English news and loves Israel. The young soldier who is autistic and has rare intelligence-gathering qualities and has succeeded in areas where no one before him has reached the same level of achievement… and on…
There are so many wonderful people here.
Many soldiers write poetry and/or songs – some of whom are then killed in battle. Today, other soldiers were singing songs that fallen soldiers had written.
One parent read a note that their son left “just in case.”
“It’s important that you know that I am glad I was born into this family. I am happy I enlisted in The Golani Brigade. If you are reading this, it means I have finished my career, but at least I fought honorably and I am happy. You can be sure I am happy. ”
During the day of mourning our soldiers, the stories and tears of mothers, fathers, children, wives and friends were mesmerizing. At the Independence ceremony and through the day of mourning our soldiers, there was probably more public acknowledgement of God by this government and military officials than all the “Christian” governments in world put together.
Everyone in Israel knows there will be no end of war because Islam, the religion of the Middle East has determined that it will never give up until it has destroyed Israel.
Oh, how we must give our people the chance, the opportunity to hear the Truth of the God of Israel and His Son, Yeshua, King of the Jews!”