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

19 November 2009

The IDF Unity Law

With IDF soldiers of Shimshon and Nachshon brigades protesting their use as evacuators of Jewish communities in Yesha, the talk among many officials is what to do about insubordination in the ranks. A divided army does not serve the best interests of Israel. The response so far has been to jail protestors, restrict them from holding command duties, and a few other related penalties. This is no solution at all. If anything, it's going to potentially undermine the unity of the army even further, and alienate the soldiery from the chain of command.

Rather than act like a bunch of knee jerk reactionaries, a group of Knesset MKs has decided to put forward a bill that would eliminate the problem entirely. If the problem is soldiers protesting being made into political pawns, executing political agendas in the evacuating of Jews from their lands, the simple solution is to legislate that the army cannot be used for this purpose. And so, here comes a bill, "for the unity of the army."

A nation's army exists to defend its land, not execute the political will of politicians at home. This bill seeks to legislate that such orders would be executed by the police, not the army. The IDF could then go back to doing its job. If the soldiers knew for a certainty that they were not going to be ordered to evict Jews from their homes there would be no need for protests, and the army would remain unified.

Likud MK Tzipi Hotobeli, one of the few MKs who is worth a damn, explains the bill

It will be better for all concerned when this matter is cleared up. The fact is that this dissension will only increase. Soldiers are no different that citizens who understand that evacuating Gaza only brought death. Land for peace is a lie. The soldiery knows it and doesn't have the stomach for kicking their own people off of land they know belongs to them, land they know enhances and maintains Israel's security.

Here's hoping the idiots in charge get the message.

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