"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?" This core Jewish teaching usually speaks to our individual choices. We need to advocate for ourselves. At the same time, our lives lack deep meaning when we do not serve others and engage in
Hamas has the goal of from the river to the sea.
Netanyahu has the goal of to the river and to the sea.
Both are totally unsustainable, the product of zealots, and destructive to any possible peace.
Those who raise the voice of Justice, as their cry, need to remember, that that sword has two edges. If one only seeks Justice, what will they do when they need Mercy, having spurned it, for the sword of Justice?