Thursday, June 3, 2004

Isn't anyone Listening?

Musings #52
June 1, 2004

Isn’t Anyone Listening?

As Israel wrestles with the question of how much, if any, of Gaza to withdraw from, the Jordanian government said this week that Israel must withdraw from all of Gaza - and then from Judea and Samaria…

There have been other indications, as well, that Sharon's plan - not only the "reduced" version involving the removal of only three towns, but also the "full" version calling for a full withdrawal from Gaza and northern Shomron - is not acceptable to those who feel that Israel must make concessions.

Former Foreign Ministry director-general Eitan Bentsur said just two weeks ago that though "Sharon's intentions are good," his strategy simply did not work. "He thought that he could go through with his disengagement from Gaza, and then be allowed to keep large chunks of Judea and Samaria," Bentsur said. "But we see that Europe responded right away by saying that Gaza was only the first step, and that they expected Judea and Samaria to be next. So his plan has just not worked."

Arutz Sheva News Service
June 1, 2004

People tend to talk “at” each other, not listen to each other. It can be very funny when comedians use it in their routines, but it’s disastrous in diplomacy and security.

The latest farce is the “negotiations.” The Israeli government is busy negotiating a “withdrawal,” though they don’t use the word, from Jewish communities in YESHA. Depending upon which politician is speaking, it’ll bring us either “peace” or “quiet” with the “Palestinians.” At least until after the next elections. They hope.

And with which influential local Arabs are negotiating? Shimon Peres? Yossi Beilin? Dalia Itzik? That’s right! None of the Arabs are interested in what they see as “scraps.” The Arabs are like hungry sharks who have already tasted our blood; they want the whole body. They’re not going to be satisfied with Alei Sinai; they want Ramat Aviv.

Unfortunately, too many Israelis aren’t listening to the Arabs, who haven’t been shy about telling the truth. They will not stop until Israel is wiped off the map. YESHA for them is stage one. When the Arabs talk about their “refugees” returning “home,” they’re talking about returning to the land of the kibbutzim, not the yishuvim. They never had homes in Shiloh, Negahot, Keddumim nor Netzarim. They want the fancy houses of Rechavia and Talbia, not Psagot and Ariel. The “left wing” and “our moderates” have been trying to distract them, but it won’t work. It just makes them hungrier and more determined.

Each time an Israeli politician, whether “left,” “right” or “center,” offers the Arabs some of YESHA to devour, to terrorize, it just reinforces their belief that they can get all of Eretz Yisrael. Exactly like the famous story of King Solomon judging who’s the true mother of the live baby, the world sees our politicians in power as shams. Anyone willing to give up some of his land, doesn’t deserve any of it.

These politicians are endangering our lives, our future, our country. If they don’t have the strength, integrity, guts to be true leaders, let them leave their positions to people who are willing and able to serve us with all their might. “…b’chol l’vavcha, ub’chol nafshech, ub’chol me’odecha.” “…with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.”

“Shma Yisrael…” “Listen Israel…” Not only must we listen to G-d, but we must listen carefully to our enemies in order to survive. We can’t successfully fight them if we don’t know who they are and what they are planning. Things are not always as they appear; friends are not always friends, and “leaders” sometimes follow enemies.

We must listen and look carefully in all directions and follow what is right for us as Jews. No one will help us if we don’t help ourselves. Whether it’s Bush, Kerry, Blair or the UN, they don’t care if Israel survives. We have to make our decisions for ourselves.

“Shma Yisrael Adoshem Elokeinu Adoshem Echad”
“Listen Israel, Adoshem is Our G-d,
Adoshem, the One and Only”

Batya Medad, Shiloh

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