Terrorism against Israelis has no borders and last week it came to Bulgaria, when a suicide bomber, believed to be born in Lebanon but with a Swedish passport, blew up a bus filled with Israeli tourists who had just left the airport in Burgas in Bulgaria. There were six dead (including the Bulgarian bus driver) and over thirty people wounded, amongst them of course women and children.
In Syria the fighting continues, tens or even hundreds dead each day, thousands are escaping to neighbouring countries, and it is believed that Assad’s troops will be using chemical weapons in the near future. If these weapons reach the Hizbulla, Israel will have much to fear and Prime Minister Natanyahu has made it clear that we will try to prevent that, physically it there is need. And I heard that President Obama too has threatened the Syrians not to use chemical warfare. And when Assad goes down as is expected, who will take his place? Will there be chaos in Syria? Hopefully it will not be the Muslim brotherhood taking the lead.
In less than a week the Olympic games will take place, and even now there is talk of a possible terrorist act during that period. It was only 40 years ago, during the Olympics in Munchen in Germany, that many Israeli sportsmen were murdered. And whilst on the subject of Olumpic Games, I must mention a BBC sports program which gave details of the different teams from all the countries taking part. They also gave the name of the capital city of each country, but for Israel no capital was mentioned, although when writing about the Palestinian Olympic team they referred to their capital as ”East Jerusalem”. When we complained that they do not treat Israel as a sovereign nation, and did not mention Jerusalem as our capital, they added to Israel – “Jerusalem is the seat of government” but “most foreign embassies reside in Tel Aviv”. And on the Palestinian page they then stated “its intended seat of government is East Jerusalem. Ramallah serves as administrative capital”. The BBC don’t like us, that is for sure. They certainly know that Jerusalem is, and always has been, Israel’s eternal capital!