The survival of our people has always been rooted in our defiance. We have doggedly refused to capitulate to the demands of our enemies who have attempted to force us to turn from the laws of our nation, to turn from our relationship with the G-d of Israel. There have always been those among us who bowed down to foreign idols, made sacrifices of unclean animals in the Beit Hamikdash, conspired with our enemies, or completely assimilated among the nations in order to "save" themselves, or act in ways they thought would bring mercy to the Jewish people. We see them now, negotiating with enemies who want us dead, and their western allies who pressure us to abandon our homes and our lands to further our suicide. Then, as now, we survive because of our devotion to the principles of our nation, our G-d, and the irrefutable fact that we survive not when we attempt to please those that seek our destruction, but when we stand in open defiance against them.
Against whom must Am Yisrael stand? For those of us still in Diaspora, against the leaders of our countries who openly seek to force Israel's suicide; whether it is the Jew Hating Racist White House Resident, Gordon Brown, Nicolas Sarkozy, Javier Solana, Andrea Merkel, or any other leader who pressures Israel to negotiate with terrorists, attempts to enforce Judenrein in any part of Eretz Yisrael, and calls on her to act against her national interests.
In Israel, it is quite clear that in a post Gush Katif world, the majority now know that land for peace is a lie, and that Fatah/PLO/Hamas will never be a peace partner (For those that believe that Hashem is the Hand behind history you now know why the destruction of Gush Katif occurred. Do not waste the opportunity you have been given to rally the people against the destruction and division of Yesha.). Now is the time to end the suicidal reign of the self-loathing Israeli Left that sees the Jew and Israel as the problem. If Israel has a problem it is that it is not Jewish enough.
While Hamas and Fatah have renewed their call for the spilling of Jewish blood, where is the voice of Am Yisrael calling for the elimination of Fatah/PLO/Hamas? While the Left stupidly seeks peace with those who have sworn to destroy us, their cancer grows. May 5770 be the year when the people of Israel demand the destruction of the terror groups. We have let terrorists live among us too long. When an enemy is known to be coming to kill us our law demands we kill them first. Instead of entertaining two-state solutions and construction freezes, the government of Israel should be telling the terrorists they can either abandon their plans and our borders, or face the harsh alternative.
Every home that is built, every vineyard that is planted, every word of Jewish prayer that is uttered in Yehuda and Shomron, every new Torah that is written and dedicated, is an act of defiance. Every time a Jew in Diaspora wakes up and realizes that where they are is not their home, and turns their eyes to Eretz Yisrael, it is an act of defiance.
When a Jew sees anti-Israeli propagandists on their college campuses, challenges them, and uses every available outlet to expose them as the racists they are, it is an act of defiance.
When Jews gather and light candles for Shabbat, bless wine and bread, and divide the rest of the week from the holiness of the Sabbath, it is an act of defiance.
And it is in defiance, from the smallest act of a Jew saying a blessing over wine, to the building of a new Jewish community in the Jordan Valley for refugees from Gush Katif, that will bring unity to the Jewish people.
And what of the defiance among members of the Likud? Yehidot Ahronot reports that not one Likud MK spoke out against Bibi's impending settlement agreement at Sunday's cabinet meeting. They are walking into the White House trap that Bibi is willingly baiting so he can say the Jew Hating Racist White House Resident is his pal.
רבי טרפון אומר, היום קצר, והמלאכה מרובה, והפועלים עצלים, והשכר הרבה, ובעל הבית דוחק