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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

What "Reality" Does MK Dov Lipman See?

“So did [my recognition of] the reality there, which we cannot ignore,” he added. (from Arutz 7)

At the same time Lipman said that Israel must give Land to the Arabs.
Love for the entire land of Israel can go hand-in-hand with support for Israeli withdrawals and the creation of an Arab state in Judea and Samaria, says MK Dov Lipman of the Yesh Atid party.

When I explain to those unfamiliar with the Land of Israel, Judea and Samaria why Israel wouldn't survive the "two states for two peoples" fantasy, I explain that the reality is that such an arrangement has never ever worked any place.  For people old enough to remember when there was an West Berlin in the middle of East Berlin, it becomes pretty easy for them to see the reality of the dangers to the security and continued existence of the State of Israel.

It's clear that Lipman is enamored with his position in Yair Lapid's party.  I remember that during the campaign a friend of mine heard him speak and was very disgusted with his simplistic platitudes and campaign double-talk.  Having Orthodox simcha (ordination,) keeping kashrut and Shabbat does not make him an expert in the Land of Israel and how it applies to the Jewish People today.

G-d made us the miracle of the 1967 Six Days War, because He knew it was essential that we Israelis control the Land of Israel at least until the Jordan River.  He, Hakodesh Baruch Hu, also gave us the Temple Mount, the Sinai and the Golan.  Unfortunately our dangerously foolish politicians immediately gave the Arab Muslims the Temple Mount, and then ten years later, Menachem Begin, as Prime Minister, gave Egypt the Sinai.  Begin, like Lipman, wanted to please the world and change his image.

There's an interesting op-ed in the Jewish Press, also complaining about Lipman.  The feeling is that Lipman sold his soul to Yair Lapid, and now he fits in fine to Lapid's Yesh Atid.
But along came MK Dov Lipman and decided to stage a show-down. “There will be war!” came the message. “We must get those Haredim out of those yeshivos!” “We will only allow a tiny amount of the elite to stay in learning, as a grand concession.” “We will starve them out – we will cut their funding if they don’t do the core curriculum, and we will cut their social security, and we will cut their children’s allowances… ” “And we will do all of this for their sakes, for they do not know what is in their own best interests.”

Power sure changes people...


Eliyahu S. said...

That last quote, “And we will do all of this for their sakes, for they do not know what is in their own best interests,” defines what in America would be called a libtard — someone from the gummint who insists s/he knows better than the people what they want and need.

Unfortunately, we don't even have a piece of paper in this country assuring us of the right to pursue our own happiness, not that libtards in America let a silly little thing like the Declaration of Independence slow them down.

miriamswords.blogspot.com said...

Batya, welcome home!This is one of your best pstings..The first time I heard Dov Lipman interviewed I knew he sold his soul to the Devil Lapid. How does he call himself religious, haredi at that, and want to give away even 1 blade of grass to our enemy. His words sicken me...


Batya said...

Eliyahu, the quotation also reminds me of words Americans are saying, that they know what's best for us better than we know.
Miriam, thanks. I'm glad you agree

Daniel said...

A few years agony son did a gap year at Reishit. Rav Lipman was one of his teachers. When I visited my son , I attended his classes. Most were outstanding , but all Lipman did was talk about his latest trip to the states and the Philidelphia Eagles. Now I don't have a problem with a little downtime , but maybe five minutes and not a whole hour. Moreover, to do that while a parent is attending who is paying 20+k for the year, it's the height of chutzpah . Had I do it over again, I would have complained to one of the Marcus's.

Batya said...

Daniel, interesting. So self-promotion isn't new to Lipman.