Day 208 Swords of Iron – “War Criminal?”

Chaim starts the video by introducing himself for any new viewers and tells them that he’s been deployed in the southern Negev desert near the point where the Egyptian and Gazan borders meet.

He then asks his viewers a rhetorical question about whether or not Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of the only democracy in the Middle Ease, is a “war criminal.”

He answers his own question by saying that if Netanyahu had failed to direct the IDF to destroy Hamas in the Gaza Strip to keep Israelis safe from a repeat of the October 7th massacres, THAT would have been a war crime.

He says he’s asking and answering his own question because there are angry protests against Israel going on at several universities all over the US and beyond, and they’re gaining traction because of a possible arrest warrants being issued by the International Criminal Court in The Hague for Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi.

He says that Hezbollah in the north is also attacking Israel, forcing the evacuation of Israeli communities near the northern border. If Israel didn’t respond to this, the wicked people in the world would sense weakness and they’d go on an even greater rampage and there would be a much worse situation.

Chaim then goes into the rhetorical accusation that Israel’s response has been “disproportionate” but this is absurd since no one else is ever expected to make a “proportionate” response to being attacked.

So he says that no, Netanyahu is NOT a war criminal, because it’s right to defend the defenseless and it’s noble to fight for your country, and that’s what Chaim is doing and that’s what all his comrades in the IDF are doing too.

He concludes the video by counting the Omer for day 8, and saying the blessing.

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