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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Netanyahu's Being "Generous," Like The Biblical Lot Offering His Virgin Daughters

Sorry, I can't be polite about this.  I once wrote that Israel's dependence on America makes us look like a "kept woman."  Now with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's "generous" offers to the Arab enemies, despite the P.A. Abbas's repeated threats and insults:
Abbas to Netanyahu:
I find it reminds me of that horrific Bible story of Lot, Abraham's nephew, who offered his virgin daughters to the violent men of Sodom who had wanted to rape his male guests:
א וַיָּבֹאוּ שְׁנֵי הַמַּלְאָכִים סְדֹמָה, בָּעֶרֶב, וְלוֹט, יֹשֵׁב בְּשַׁעַר-סְדֹם; וַיַּרְא-לוֹט וַיָּקָם לִקְרָאתָם, וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ אַפַּיִם אָרְצָה. 1 And the two angels came to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom; and Lot saw them, and rose up to meet them; and he fell down on his face to the earth;
ב וַיֹּאמֶר הִנֶּה נָּא-אֲדֹנַי, סוּרוּ נָא אֶל-בֵּית עַבְדְּכֶם וְלִינוּ וְרַחֲצוּ רַגְלֵיכֶם, וְהִשְׁכַּמְתֶּם, וַהֲלַכְתֶּם לְדַרְכְּכֶם; וַיֹּאמְרוּ לֹּא, כִּי בָרְחוֹב נָלִין. 2 and he said: 'Behold now, my lords, turn aside, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your way.' And they said: 'Nay; but we will abide in the broad place all night.'
ג וַיִּפְצַר-בָּם מְאֹד--וַיָּסֻרוּ אֵלָיו, וַיָּבֹאוּ אֶל-בֵּיתוֹ; וַיַּעַשׂ לָהֶם מִשְׁתֶּה, וּמַצּוֹת אָפָה וַיֹּאכֵלוּ. 3 And he urged them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
ד טֶרֶם, יִשְׁכָּבוּ, וְאַנְשֵׁי הָעִיר אַנְשֵׁי סְדֹם נָסַבּוּ עַל-הַבַּיִת, מִנַּעַר וְעַד-זָקֵן: כָּל-הָעָם, מִקָּצֶה. 4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.
ה וַיִּקְרְאוּ אֶל-לוֹט וַיֹּאמְרוּ לוֹ, אַיֵּה הָאֲנָשִׁים אֲשֶׁר-בָּאוּ אֵלֶיךָ הַלָּיְלָה; הוֹצִיאֵם אֵלֵינוּ, וְנֵדְעָה אֹתָם. 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him: 'Where are the men that came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.'
ו וַיֵּצֵא אֲלֵהֶם לוֹט, הַפֶּתְחָה; וְהַדֶּלֶת, סָגַר אַחֲרָיו. 6 And Lot went out unto them to the door, and shut the door after him.
ז וַיֹּאמַר: אַל-נָא אַחַי, תָּרֵעוּ. 7 And he said: 'I pray you, my brethren, do not so wickedly.
ח הִנֵּה-נָא לִי שְׁתֵּי בָנוֹת, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יָדְעוּ אִישׁ--אוֹצִיאָה-נָּא אֶתְהֶן אֲלֵיכֶם, וַעֲשׂוּ לָהֶן כַּטּוֹב בְּעֵינֵיכֶם; רַק לָאֲנָשִׁים הָאֵל, אַל-תַּעֲשׂוּ דָבָר, כִּי-עַל-כֵּן בָּאוּ, בְּצֵל קֹרָתִי. 8 Behold now, I have two daughters that have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes; only unto these men do nothing; forasmuch as they are come under the shadow of my roof.'
Netanyahu has it all wrong, just like Lot who thought he was doing the right thing, because he was being a good host like Abraham, protecting his guests.  Bibi's talk about the dangers of the 1949, pre-1967 borders are correct, but his compromises are even more dangerous.

Prime Minister Netanyahu is ignoring the truth, papering over it with fancy words he doesn't really listen to:
"Now the threat to my country cannot be overstated. Those who dismiss it are sticking their heads in the sand. Less than seven decades after six million Jews were murdered, Iran's leaders deny the Holocaust of the Jewish people, while calling for the annihilation of the Jewish state."

Bibi, you're the one sticking your head in the sand by offering our precious irreplaceable Land to people who want to annihilate us, enemies more dangerous than the Nazis!


Shy Guy said...

Dear G-d,

Save us from us!

Batya said...

Yes, Shy, Pray, Protest, don't be silent!

Keli Ata said...

IMO from an Arab perspective they truly believe Israel is incidental to their ultimate goal.

Batya said...

Right, and Bibi's playing right in their hands.

Sefardi Gal said...

Simply put, it makes NO sense to give land to TERRORISTS who don't want a piece. They want WHOLE thing. Why give them land any closer -- so that they can target us from a closer range?
I think Bibi is one of the best prime ministers of the state of Israel; his right wing views and excellent English and speaking skills are definitely positive aspects. I just hope he can withstand the pressure from Obama and all the other clueless leaders. The policy should be: ISRAEL DOESN'T GIVE AWAY ANY LAND. IF THE PALESTINIANS WANT TO OFFER MORE LAND, WE'LL TAKE IT!

Hadassa said...

Keli, I'd say that Israel is a crucial step, but not the whole process, unlike what many people, especially others who would like to see the annihilation of the Jews, think.

Batya said...

sf, Bibi has already offered our head on a platter to our enemies.

Anonymous said...

Do tshuva and pray that Bibi does tshuva.

This is the most powerful and effective thing you can do.

Batya said...

a, yes

JDL London Canada said...

Batya - "I once wrote that Israel's dependence on America makes us look like a "kept woman." .... I'd say its more like the 'house Negro'. I need to be candid here. I've never seen such humilation and subservience of state before.And now Bibi is using the term 'painful concessions' where have I heard that before? Oh yes,Gush Katif that's where. Some people(Bibi) never learn.

I think Israel is missing the point; your dealing with a man that sat under a black liberation theologist that hates Israel. So Israel need to play the race card an confront obama with strong black Jewish leader. This obama will understand; else it just a waste of time.

Hadassa said...

Israel is best off ignoring Obama, not confronting him. Israel has no obligation to prove anything to America. Obama isn't going to let facts confuse him anyway.

Batya said...

Right, and Obama isn't our president.