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

11 June 2009

A Voice From The Past

Strolling through the blogosphere today I came upon a piece of video linked from Doc's Talk. It is a 1958 interview with Abba Eban, Israel's most eloquent voice. Watch this and notice that the issues that Wallace raises are virtually identical to those being raised now: Israel's integrity being called into question, border disputes, the questioning of agreements, the loyalty of Jews in other lands, Arab refugees, among others. Though this interview is some fifty years old it lays bare the Jew hatred that is still prevalent today, often hidden clumsily by Israel hate by "liberals" as was demonstrated over the past few months by a number of "liberal" blogs. Sadly, Israel lacks a voice that is as capable of speaking in her defense, a voice able to articulate Israel's positions, her legitimacy, and her desire for peace, with such poise and confidence. Perhaps among the new generation of Israeli politicians such a voice exists; a voice unwilling to compromise the Jewish nation's needs to placate the thoughtless, myopic leaders in the West, and the rabid Jew haters around the world.

Something important to note is that neither Wallace nor Eban refer to the Arabs in refugee camps as Palestinians, nor is there any reference to any desire to create a state for them, beyond the fact that partition was to create an Arab state, which the Arabs rejected, launching an invasive war against Israel which precipitated the refugee crisis in the first place.

It seems that, even from the grave, Eban is still speaking in defense of Israel, and the Jewish people.

Watch the interview here. Read the transcript here.


renaissancelady46 said...

Mr. Johnson was a USAF veteran. He played cards on the weekend at Andrews AFB. I thought you might like to know a little more about him. It is a great loss to our country and our veterans community.

lililam said...

Well, shtuey, the more things change, the more they stay the same, with the exception of that cancer stick hanging from Wallace's mouth ("my cigarette, Parliament") and the fact that we were once treated to the likes of Eban and Dali on our news programs. I didn't realize Toynbee appears to be the first with the moral equivalency dogma- what a schnook.

It has occurred to me (and I am sure to you as well, I'm just a little slow on the uptake), that the coming days, weeks, and months will be crucial in determining whether any authenticity still exists within the realm of politics and government. If it does, the last bastion will be Israel.