Friday, January 16, 2009

Why Won't Israel Fight To The Finish?

Regular readers know that I'm very troubled by the fact that the State of Israel refuses to totally destroy the terrorists, our mortal enemies. Our soldiers are ready, but the government is negotiating a ceasefire, which only emboldens the terrorists.

Does the Jewish People, as a People, suffer some sort of psychological defect?

There are some very interesting points in this Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers, article. Does it answer questions or bring up new ones?

I remember during the Six Days War, Eshkol's government did not plan on liberating an Land at all. All it wanted was to defend Israel as it stood in the 1949 ceasefire lines, the "green line."

G-d had other plans, and less than a week after the first shot was fired, Israel found itself at the Jordan River, the Golan Heights and the Suez Canal. Those were the borders to the Mediterranean Sea on the west. I have no doubt that the Moshiach, Messiah, was here and ready. But the Israeli Government gave the key to Har HaBayit, The Temple Mount, to the Moslems, and he left.

Shabbat Shalom u'Mevorach
May You Have A Peaceful and Blessed Sabbath

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