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
Bibi has returned from the United States with a ludicrous proposal to freeze Jewish construction again for three months. What does Israel get in exchange?
Concessions from the Arabs on their obscene border demands?
A cessation of the Falacstinian Authority's campaign of incitement against Jews on TV, radio, newspapers and schools?
A statement, in Arabic, from the Falacstinian "leadership" and the Arab League that Israel is now recognized as the historic, present, and future home of the Jewish people as Bibi demanded a few short weeks ago as a precondition for a freeze extension?
But Shtuey...Bibi has accepted the terms of the United States' freeze demand. He must have gotten something.
Oh, he did. In exchange for the emasculation of Jewish sovereignty in its historic homeland, Bibi has given up the birthright of the Jewish people for 20 fighter jets and an automatic veto of any anti-Israel resolution or demand in the UN.
Funny how history repeats itself. Just a couple weeks ago we read in the Torah about how Yaakov's twin brother Esav, a G-dless man who only cared about his instant gratification and gave no thought to the future, or the ways of his father, sold his birthright to Yaakov for a bowl of lentil stew. Someone explain to me how Bibi is any different?
Bibi Netanyahu, who only covers his head for ceremonial shows in Israel, who shows no thought for Torah, was met with threats in Washington and decided that rather than exercise the will of the Jews of Israel...to continue construction in all of Israel and end negotiations with the Arabs...he has literally sold Israel's birthright, the land of Israel (and forsaken his father, who as recently as 2009 called for taking complete control of all Jewish lands and forcing a situation in which the Arabs would leave), for the modern equivalent of lentil stew.
Israel does not need twenty jets so what is this really about? It's about the Arab plan to demand recognition in the UN as a state in all of the land of Israel liberated from Jordanian and Egyptian occupation in 1967. If this proposal is brought to the UN, the United States will support it in the UNSC (though this has not been announced in public, I think it is safe to say that this is the scenario presented by the White House), unless Israel consents to the 3 month extension...which will then be extended again, and again...until Judea and Samaria are taken by the Arabs and every Jew is forced out.
There was a time when the United States supported Israel in the UN on the merits of their alliance. The White House now uses this support as a lever to force Israel to commit suicide. This demand should have been met with defiance. It should have been met with a statement that not only will Israel no longer engage in this process, but will annex Judea and Samaria and declare war on the PLO and Hamas. Instead, this demand was met with bowing and scraping, and fear.
Need the world be reminded again that it is the Arabs who rejected the creation of an Arab state in 1947 on the very land (more of it actually) that they say they want now, and attempted to slaughter all the Jews instead?
Need the world be reminded again that it was King Hussein of Jordan that attacked Israel in 1967, under pressure from UAR, which precipitated Israel's invasion and reclaiming of what the world calls the West Bank? Had Jordan's guns been quiet, no doubt Jerusalem would still be divided.
Need the world be reminded that Yassir Arafat and the Arab League created the PLO prior to 1967, before the so-called occupation, and that the Jewish liberation of Judea and Samaria has nothing to do with the Arab's continuing desire to kill every Jew in the Land of Israel?
Need the world be reminded that following Oslo Yassir Arafat rejected Falacstinian statehood and launched a war against Israel? Need the world be reminded that following Oslo more than 1500 Jews were murdered by Arabs? Need the world be reminded that after withdrawing from Aza in 2005 Arab rocket attacks against Jewish civilians increased?
There is no peace to be made with the Arabs. Netanyahu knows it. He is afraid of Juan Hussein Peron and what will happen if he doesn't do something to continue this negotiation farce. He is afraid of the world accepting an Arab state on the 1967 borders because the White House has told him they will make it happen. He is afraid because he fails to put his faith in the G-d of Israel.
In about two weeks we will begin the festival of Chanukah, the remembrance of how HaShem supported the efforts of a small army of Jewish warriors against the massive army of Greek occupation. Matityahu and his sons sought to end non-Jewish occupation in the land of Israel, recpature the Temple, and once again sanctify it, and the Land of Israel, to G-d's service...which is the only purpose for our being there in the first place. Because of the desire for Kiddush HaShem, the sanctification of G-d's Name, HaShem supported them and made their victory possible.
Though the world hates Israel, though the world would no doubt cry out in anger and rage, when you are faced with an enemy that continues to call for your destruction you do not give them what they want. You do not give in to terrorists or genocidal maniacs. Bibi has written books on this, but betrays himself, and he is his only god. When faced with an enemy that continues to make it clear will continue to kill you and drive you from your land there can only be one response. It is the only response that has ever brought success and peace to Israel: you take up arms against your enemies and drive them out of the land.
Bibi suffers from the same syndrome as David Ben-Gurion and all the other leftist Zionists. He still believes that if he rejects Torah, if he rejects the G-d of Israel, and just settles for a nation of Jews that acts like the rest of the world the world will love Israel. The last 100 years have proven conclusively that this is not true. This belief has no merit, and inevitably results in more Jewish dead.
And what is the Falacstinian response to the new proposed freeze extension? Though they have not made an outright rejection of the plan, the Arabs want the freeze to be extended to Jerusalem. The majority of Likud MKs in the Knesset are against this plan, but the Knesset does not have a say in this. It will be up to the mini-cabinet of 7 men to decide. If it is approved it would be up to Likud to replace Bibi as party leader and end his rule.
Jewish nationalists have been threatening to remove Netanyahu from power since the first freeze was proposed. If this extension passes they ought to put their money where their mouths are and end Netanyahu's political career. As we have seen for the past 4000 years, there are grave consequences when Jews give away the land.
Perhaps Bibi thinks that if he accepts this freeze he can buy time until the Republicans take control of Congress. Bibi, in case you haven't noticed, Amalek in the White House does not accept the concept of our separation of powers, and will use executive orders to accomplish his goal of correcting what he feels was the historic mistake of the creation of modern Israel. The people do not support a freeze. They do not support the creation of a Falacstinian state.
Esav sold his birthright for lentils. Yaakov built a pillar to HaShem. Bibi has made is choice.
What will Israel do?
If you are interested in what Bibi's father has to say about resolving the conflict go here and here.
UPDATE: Likud members are coming together to voice their objection to this latest freeze plan. Shas ministers have said they will abstain from voting. They are now being hounded by activists. The people of Israel do not want this. Danny Danon, who has been a strong voice for the platform that Likud ran on in the 2008-09 elections states exactly why this new freeze must be resisted, and why it is now clear, and should be clear to Bibi, that Juan Hussein Soetoro is not a friend of Israel. He may in the end be powerless to stop this, but at least he's speaking out and attempting to launch a resistance. May G-d be with you Mr. Danon, and all those who stand up for Judea and Samaria.
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I went blind for 36 hours in the spring of 1973 while suffering from pneumonia. In my expert medical opinion I was suffering from an acute case of hysterical blindness caused by having to watch the Watergate hearings with my mom, who was also shvach with the pneumonia. As a result, I am now physiologically incapable of being bamboozled by politicians, reporters, commentators, partisans, artisans, charlatans, caravans, old sedans, chicks with tans, or guys named Stan. I am a satirist, rabid feminomacho equalitist, Israel and HaShem loving Jew, sarcastinator, historialogist, musicologist, pain in the ass, and thorn in your side. Animals are people. Two legs good, four legs awesome.
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