Monday, July 20, 2009

We Need "A Winston Churchill"

Why are Israelis (and Jews all over) so fearful of demanding victory over our enemies?

Yesterday's New York Times commemorated the anniversary of Churchill's great "V" for Victory campaign.

Mr. Churchill's message was as follows:

"The V sign is the symbol of the unconquerable will of the occupied territories and a portent of the fate awaiting Nazi tyranny. So long as the peoples continue to refuse all collaboration with the invader it is sure that his cause will perish and that Europe will be liberated."

We in Israel have a lot to learn!
The Arab terrorists who are attacking us, trying to destroy the State of Israel, are the same as those who attacked New York, 9-11. They are the ones endangering the entire world.
"This is not a question of fighting for Danzig or fighting for Poland. We are fighting to save the whole world from the pestilence of Nazi tyranny and in defense of all that is most sacred to man. This is no war of domination or imperial aggrandizement or material gain; no war to shut any country out of its sunlight and means of progress. It is a war, viewed in its inherent quality, to establish, on impregnable rocks, the rights of the individual, and it is a war to establish and revive the stature of man."

Just change a few words in Churchill's speech, and you can see that nothing's new. As a Jew and Israeli, I have no illusions about Churchill's war aim. It was not to save Jews, not at all. It was to protect Great Britain and free Europe from the Nazi regime:

"...we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old." (complete speech)

Israel must defend itself, take off the gloves and stop looking over its shoulder to see who's behind us!


Anonymous said...

Right now, I'll settle for a Yiftach.

Batya said...

nu? Let's see a guy with a big mouth....