There's something on my mind that's been bothering me all day long. It's this; how could people feel bad for the three teenage boys murdered in Israel, but not also for the Palestinian teenager who was publicaly shot dead? At first, I was the same way. I thought, "He deserved it". How horribly wrong I was! He didn't take the lives of those Jewish teens. He probably didn't have ties to Hamas. Yet, because he wasn't on "our side", it's suddenly okay? How could people be so cold? Jewish or not, an innocent person is an innocent person.
See here, where Benjamin Netanyahu entirely lost my respect (as if I had any to begin with), in his cruel-hearted hate, that he condones the death of that innocent Palestinian boy, just because he's on the "other side". The Moshiach will not come so long as Jews condone hatred of other people just because they're not Jewish. Only through Rebbe Nachman's teachings can the world's hatred be healed!
I have to say, and will admit, that in my fault I felt more sadness finding out about the deaths of the Jewish boys than the Palestinian one. When Cain killed Abel, Hashem confronted him, asking him where his brother was. Cain replied; how should I know? Am I my brother's keeper? Your brother is the homeless guy hanging outside Walmart begging. He's your actual biological brother. He was Palestinian boy who was killed, just because of his race. Does this seem familiar to you? Remember, the Holocaust was the result of causeless hatred. The murder of that Palestinian boy was causeless hatred. Yes, he was Palestinian, but he was not the one to murder the Jewish boys. So the act was therefore causeless hatred. So why did the Israelis, people from "our side", kill the Palestinian guy, who was probably just walking by? Causeless hatred, that's why. And people are hateful, mainly because they don't understand.
People in public sometimes think badly towards me. Probably, the same has happened to you. Sometimes, they sneer at me, at times they comment. It's the least of a problem that they assume I'm Amish or Mennonite. It's that when they can tell I'm Jewish, they act as if they're better than me. But I don't have to fall to that lowly level. Neither do you. As with many problems, and definately with this situation of the murdered teens, whoever ends it with a negative response is just as bad as the person who started it. Enough said.