Isaac (The Courage of the Axe) was not the only person who was attacked...and even killed by the oh-so-brave Palestinian terrorist wielding an axe.
Like Isaac, Avraham Kinstler was born in Europe long before the re-establishment of the State of Israel. By the time he was 20, he already dreamed of living in the land of Israel, had learned Hebrew, and was teaching it to his friends. He married Hannah and together they moved to Israel and had three daughers.
Avraham loved to learn - everything...Jewish culture, Torah, philosophy and so much more. He also loved to work. He believed that work was a vital part of a person and was still working at age 76, when an Arab terrorist ambushed him and murdered him with an axe...76 years old.
The terrorist was caught several months later, charged with murder and sentenced to live in prison...today, Avraham's killer walks free, making a mockery of Israel's justice system and of the concept that you negotiate for peace...where peace is its own reward.
Already, the Palestinians are threatening to pull out of the talks and still we free these killers...what does it take to raise an axe and bring it down on a man who is 76 years old? A grandfather...a husband...a laborer out in the fields.
An axe is a weapon of violence - it is also a statement of contempt and utter hatred. There is no "clean" kill - this is barbarity...and tonight, his killer goes free.
Shame on Bibi Netanyahu and every minister who voted for this.
May Avraham Kinstler's family find comfort in knowing that was justice was robbed from them in this world, will surely be returned ten fold in the next.