Friday, February 22, 2008

Dangerous city

I think it's funny how people ask me why I would want to move to Israel, it's such a dangerous place.

This past Saturday night someone was held up at gunpoint down the street from my office/parents house.

A friend of mine came in the other day because two of his fathers offices were burned down, they are still trying to figure out who did it and why.

This isn't Detroit I'm talking about, it's Southfield.


At 10:22 AM, Blogger AP said...

sorry, not comparable. of course there will be crime anywhere you live on planet earth. (people making aliyah always point to that - and also car crashes for some reason - as proof that it's just as dangerous in america as it is, say, in the west bank). but no where in this world, other than in israel, are there millions of people surrounding you, hell-bent on you and your country's destruction simply because you exist.

At 10:23 AM, Blogger AP said...

this is mrs ap, not aaron, just so we're clear...:)

At 11:06 AM, Blogger Just Shu said...

So you don't believe in the fact that when G-d decides someone should die, you do?
For what's it worth there are millions of people, mostly the same groups that hate Israel, who would like to see the destruction of America because they don't like our values or way of life

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

No, you're right. It's not comparable. Suburban Detroit is turning out to be a lot more dangerous in many ways than Israel. And, I'd rather live in Israel, in G-d's chosen land for me, with its dangers, than anywhere else.

Sorry, ap, you're thinking with a Galut mentality.

At 8:32 PM, Blogger Just Shu said...

O.C. You're thinking with the mentality of someone who has been brainwashed, or just not living in reality..I wasn't saying that I believe Israel to be a safe country and the metro Detroit area to be a horrid place...I feel perfectly safe in this area and have no problem with my kids playing outside under limited supervision. was kind of toungue in cheek..I know that Israel can be in war any day, and people are lobbing missiles into the country, at the same time, crao happens here, there arent many places in world that are totally safe.

If there are, youc an still get in a car crash :)

At 2:35 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

What makes you think mine wasn't tongue in cheek? Though, from the reports that you and my family are giving me, crime is on the rise in the suburbs. My dad had his car vandalized 3 times in the past 6 months.

At 1:39 PM, Blogger stillruleall said...

which of your friends has two fathers?

At 11:34 PM, Blogger Just Shu said...

that's a personal question and I'm not comfortable outing them in such an open forum


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