Friday, February 13, 2009

Bring Gilad home NOW!

So the elections are over in Israel, and over at A Soldier's Mother is a post about how the Israeli soldiers voted. She says:

...some soldiers chose to use their vote to send a message to the government. They didn't vote for Kadima or Likud, National Union or Israel Beitenu. They voted on a blank slip saying simply "Israel wants Gilad Shalit."...

They voted for Gilad. It's time Israel's leaders wake up. It's time the world stops dreaming. Gilad can be brought home with a national and international effort....

Today, this minute - let the world say to Gaza - you have 24 hours to return Gilad Shalit or you will be removed from the United Nations, all aid suspended....

If you don't know who Gilad Shalit is, you can "google" his name, and read how he was kidnapped by Hamas.

Of course, A Soldier's Mother has lots more to say in the post quoted above - and others - about this. And what she suggests makes perfect sense to me. Fact is, Gilad IS every mother's son. Fact is, Gilad COULD be home tomorrow if there was the political will. Go read the rest of what A Soldier's Mother has to say here.

Gilad must be brought home. Keeping him and his family in my thoughts and prayers; today and every day.

Gilad Shalit

Gilad Shalit (image courtesy of the Shalit family)

1 comment:

Findalis said...

Or the Israelis could say you have 24 hours to deliver to us Schalit alive and unharmed or we will destroy every inch of Gaza.

Then do it.