Saturday, August 29, 2009

Here We Go Again

A little background to how my mind sees things. The term "Second Intifada" always confuses me. I never noticed that it had ended. I don't remember any announcement or ceremony.

We've been suffering from Arab terrorism that is aimed at murdering us Jews and destroying our homes and making a mockery of our security. A lull is no more than a lull, a short, unpredictable break.

As Bibi basks in the spotlight for his generosity and willingness to compromise his principles...

A Kassam rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip landed in an open area in the Sdot Negev region on Saturday morning, Army Radio reported.

Yes, here we go again.

Israel is willing to free 450 Arab terrorists who are presently imprisoned in exchange for Gilad Shalit. The Arabs have nothing to lose, because they know that in the end, they'll be released after a relatively comfortable imprisonment.

All those Jewish communities in places considered "safe" are discovering what I've said all along, that we're all in the same boat as far as the world is concerned, whether Gush Etzion, Gush Shiloh or Pisgat Ze'ev. The United Nations, United States and assorted international busybodies and their favorite tool, Peace Now, don't distinguish between our various locations. They have one rule only:

Jews aren't allowed to build in land liberated in 1967 including parts of Jerusalem.

It doesn't matter what we give the Arabs, they will just want more. Only when we fight to destroy terrorism and be strong will we achieve peace, not with concessions.

This Week's Torah Portion, Ki Tetzei (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19,) ends with the eternal message:
יז זָכוֹר, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-עָשָׂה לְךָ עֲמָלֵק, בַּדֶּרֶךְ, בְּצֵאתְכֶם מִמִּצְרָיִם. 17 Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way as ye came forth out of Egypt;
יח אֲשֶׁר קָרְךָ בַּדֶּרֶךְ, וַיְזַנֵּב בְּךָ כָּל-הַנֶּחֱשָׁלִים אַחֲרֶיךָ--וְאַתָּה, עָיֵף וְיָגֵעַ; וְלֹא יָרֵא, אֱלֹהִים. 18 how he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, all that were enfeebled in thy rear, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.
יט וְהָיָה בְּהָנִיחַ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לְךָ מִכָּל-אֹיְבֶיךָ מִסָּבִיב, בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה-אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ נַחֲלָה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ--תִּמְחֶה אֶת-זֵכֶר עֲמָלֵק, מִתַּחַת הַשָּׁמָיִם; לֹא, תִּשְׁכָּח. {פ} 19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget. {P}


Shtuey said...

In the end, the US, UN, EU, and the rest of the gang are not as big a problem as Israeli politicians who are afraid to say Eretz Yisrael belongs to the Jewish people. It will, of course, be up to the people to remind them.

Shavuah tov!

Batya said...

That's it exactly. We shouldn't care what others think, and they have no respect for us, because our politicians don't have independent rudders.

Keli Ata said...

At the risk of sounding stupid...what did Amalek do? Everyone mentions to remember what Amalek did but not what was actually done.

Batya said...

Keli, even though I was born Jewish, I wasn't raised educated with all this knowledge. I learned my Bible as an adult, and I still study. There are now good reliable online courses and sites like

Amalek was the tribe that attacked us as we trekked to the HolyLand, went after the weak, yes, like terrorists. Throught the years, centuries, millenim, all of our vicious enemies are considered as descended from that original tribe.

King Saul was commanded to destroy them all; he had them captured. But he delayed, allowing the king to impregnate a woman and start the tribe anew.