I like a few Israel-specific Facebook pages. I’m a huge fan of StandWithUs, an organization that’s dedicated to rebutting anti-Israel propaganda, especially on college campuses. StandWithUs also keeps followers updated on important news stories coming out of Israel, such as Hamas’s recently kidnapping of three teenager boys, Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel. As the mother of teenagers, and someone who spends who life surrounded by teenage boys, it tears me apart to think of three such young men in Hamas’s hands. The New York Times may blame Israel for their kidnapping, but sane people understand that they are victims of the world’s largest death cult (although we can only hope it does not come to that for Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali).
My other favorite is reThink Israel, which focuses on Israel’s natural beauty, and her scientific and other contributions to the world’s well-being.
On a daily basis, both Facebook pages delight me with images and stories about Israel’s contributions to the world and Israel’s travails at the hands of an enemy that hates America too. Here are a few examples:
Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can check out both of those Facebook pages and get a real feel for what a dynamic, creative, life-giving, and life-affirming place Israel is.
While looking at those two pages, I was trying to imagine the kind of posts that would be on a Muslim-world Facebook page. It wouldn’t have to have spoof posts. Instead, one would troll for real news stories that would have Muslims “boasting” about their contributions to the world:
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Yeah, it’s summer, and I’m struggling a bit. I’ll have more later, but have been dealing with endless domestic stuff. My Mom’s had already called me 11 times by noon, and then I got at least that many phone calls from everyone else.