In light of the events of earlier today in which the FAA shut down flights from the United States to and from Israel, I ask the following question. If, God forbid, a plane travelling into Tel-Aviv were to be shot down, who would be held accountable for yet another unspeakable tragedy in the skies? Last week when Malaysian flight 17 was shot down killing all 298 passengers, Russian supported rebels were identified as responsible for firing the surface to air missile that brought down the plane. The world has understandably been in an uproar over this horrific act. Governments, including the United States government have been demanding action from Vladimir Putin, as the leader of Russia, the nation most people are blaming for this tragedy. So if such an awful event would take place near Tel-Aviv, naturally any logical thinking and fair-minded individual would blame Hamas who is firing the missiles, or even take it one step further, Iran, the nation that sponsors the terrorist organization ruling Gaza. Naturally, but unlikely.
As much as that should make sense to anyone reading this, we all know Israel would be blamed and pressured into stopping the operation whose sole purpose is to stop these attacks. There would be no headline reading, ‘Plane shot down by Iranian missile”. I pray to God this theory isn’t tested, but I know that any such test would prove my theory accurate. There is, more often than not an unfair standard when it comes to world opinion and the State of Israel. I am quite confident this would be no different.