It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

12 June 2009

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem

While the rumors flying fast and furious around Bibi's speech are being called so much bunk, Netanyahu met with the more hardline members of his coalition today including Shas and Habayit Hayehudi. Habayit MK Zevulun Orlev spoke of being "relieved" following their meeting.

Word is from Western diplomats that the White House is not going to be happy. Here's a news flash to the current administration: In the final analysis, in the face of Israel choosing living or dying, your happiness means nothing. It means less than nothing. The safety and survival of Israel means everything.

Accepting the creation of an Arab state in Judea and Samaria under current circumstances does nothing for Israel's safety and survival. Why should Israel consent to it? Because Obama wants it? Giving a spoiled brat what he wants only exacerbates the problem. What guarantees has the United States offered in the name of Israel's security, something which the White House has called a "top priority?" The current American regime has offered nothing. What does Israel get in exchange for freezing settlements and accepting the division of Jerusalem? War.

No Resident Obama, Israel does not care if you are happy. Your happiness does not protect Israeli citizens. Your happiness does not maintain the existence of the Jewish people's renewed homeland, not one that was made up out of thin air as payment for our near extinction as you contended last week, but one that has been the home of the Jewish people for 4000 years, uninterrupted, despite the exile of the majority of our nation, and its being controlled by other nations and empires. It was our home regardless of who controlled it. It is safe for us to call it home because we control it now. We control this little place so that the Jewish nation, like every other nation, can maintain control of its national destiny, and have a place where we are not led to the slaughter like lambs. We are lambs no longer. The current government of Israel was not elected to make you happy Resident Obama. It was elected to stand up to you.

If Pajama's unhappiness is predicted then I imagine the settlement freeze will be formally rejected. The unconditional creation of a Palestinian state will not be accepted.

Beyond those issues this is how I would handle Sunday, if I were Bibi.

With the Pajama regime refusing to accept agreements between the US and Israel that it doesn't like, I see no reason for the Israeli government to grant any continued endorsement or participation in the roadmap farce.

The division of Jerusalem is off the table.

There is no talking, no negotiating, no concept of creating an autonomous Arab entity on one square inch of any land between the Mediterranean and the Jordan until the body of governance, and the parties that control it, unconditionally accept Israel as the permanent Jewish homeland. After 61 years of them attempting to destroy her, Israel should not have to accept anything less, and should refuse to accommodate any world leader who would attempt to force her to do otherwise.

I would then send Pajama a case of Turtle Wax and year's supply of Rice-a-Roni (the San Francisco treat) with a note enclosed that said, "Dear Mr. President, with all due respect, go fuck yourself.

The next day I would get on a plane to St. Petersberg and then head to India to talk with political bodies with whom it has common security and economic interests.

My last message to Bibi as Shabbat settles in here; Do not forget Jerusalem. And, as usual, listen to Caroline Glick.


Ron said...

Excellent article, Shtuey. I posted more reaction to O's Cairo speech here:

You've probably already read the pieces from Krauthammer today, along with Judea Pearl and Wafa Sultan.

If Ahmanutjob really did win the election, I'm happy. Mousavi would have been trouble. Hell, he helped start Iran's nuclear program.

I'm sure Bibi will find a nice way to tell O to piss off.

Shtuey said...

I hadn't gotten a chance to read those articles. Thanks for posting them. I finally registered over there and left a comment at your blog. Too many writers are still failing to see that Pajama's speech was not naive. He wants Israel delegitimized and put in position to be destroyed. He wants Sharia law and sympathy for Islam to trump American constitutionalism.