Do you remember the drills we used to do in school? It’s funny to think that a desk could protect us from a bomb or radiation, but it’s the best schools could do to advise protection at short notice. Thankfully, we never had a real emergency drive us under our desks. The children in Israel will never be able to say that. This picture was snapped by a friend of ISF when a rocket was shot from Lebanon (yes, they are coming from all sides) into Israel. Here, the children are diving under a bench to “duck and cover” like we were taught to do.
When looking at pictures like this, it’s hard to know what to do. How can you help from so many thousands of miles away? Please pray. Donate. Spread the word. Don’t believe all the news you read. Currently, there are a number of petitions being assembled to challenge the U.S. tax dollars that are funneled to the Palestinian Authority – and are now paying for the rockets that are being rained down on the children of Israel. Sign the petition. Talk to your friends. As Edmund Burke once said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Let it not be said that we sat by and did nothing.