Someone posted this to Facebook and I decided to share it. Had I written it, I would have said we withstood, we overcame, we survived, we thrived...but yes, we suffered through it too. As we begin to think about our upcoming Independence Day after the Passover holiday ends, the message is so true - we are not broken, we are not discouraged. We are not defeated and we will not surrender to despair or terror. We have not lost hope...oh no, not even close.
In a short while, a huge number of Israelis, ourselves included, will take to the mountains of Israel, the beaches, the cities, the seas. We are still here - we will always be here - we are Israel.