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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's Not A Matter of Recognizing Israel As A Jewish State

I feel like I'm banging my head against the wall, repeating the same message over and over and over.
The Arabs sing about Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, because they don't want Israel to exist any place.  They don't want Jews or a Jewish state to exist. 



Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Bibi Netanyahu got it partially right and partially wrong:


The root of the conflict is, and always has been, their refusal to recognize the Jewish state*. It is not a conflict over 1967, but over 1948, over the very existence of the State of Israel. You must have noticed that yesterday's events did not occur on June 5, the anniversary of the Six Day War. They occurred on May 15, the day the State of Israel was established. The Palestinians regard this day, the foundation of the State of Israel, their nakba, their catastrophe**. But their catastrophe was that they did not have a leadership that was willing to reach a true historic compromise between the Palestinian people and the Jewish people. (complete speech)

*wrong
**right

There is nothing we the Jews, Israel can do to make the Arabs agree to live in peace with us.  The saftest thing is for us to stop trying.  All the time we try to make peace they see us as weak, and when they see us as weak they attack us more.

International politicians, diplomats and media like to be on the "winning team."  As long as they see us ready to commit national suicide and give the Arabs our Land they will support the Arabs.  If we stop all negotiations and make it clear that we are here to stay in all of the Land we now hold and annex it 100%, the world will begin to leave us alone.  Our victory is up to us.

All of those who claim that we need "American military aid sic" to survive are 100% wrong.  First of all, all that we get are "shopping coupons" to use in American military businesses to enrich the American economy and weaken the Israeli one.  And second this is Israel, the Jewish State where G-d affects reality, like Israel's totally illogical victory in the 1967 Six Days War.

This morning I read a couple of very relevent chapters in the Bible, Samuel I Chapters 17-18.  In it you can read of David's victory over Goliath.  Goliath was a Philistinian fighter who mocked the Jews, daring them to send out someone who'd fight him.  King Saul and his men were terrified.  David arrived with some food for his brothers, heard about the threats and dare and volunteered to take on the giant. 
לד וַיֹּאמֶר דָּוִד אֶל-שָׁאוּל, רֹעֶה הָיָה עַבְדְּךָ לְאָבִיו בַּצֹּאן; וּבָא הָאֲרִי וְאֶת-הַדּוֹב, וְנָשָׂא שֶׂה מֵהָעֵדֶר. 34 And David said unto Saul: 'Thy servant kept his father's sheep; and when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock,
לה וְיָצָאתִי אַחֲרָיו וְהִכִּתִיו, וְהִצַּלְתִּי מִפִּיו; וַיָּקָם עָלַי--וְהֶחֱזַקְתִּי בִּזְקָנוֹ, וְהִכִּתִיו וַהֲמִיתִּיו. 35 I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth; and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
לו גַּם אֶת-הָאֲרִי גַּם-הַדֹּב, הִכָּה עַבְדֶּךָ; וְהָיָה הַפְּלִשְׁתִּי הֶעָרֵל הַזֶּה, כְּאַחַד מֵהֶם, כִּי חֵרֵף, מַעַרְכֹת אֱלֹהִים חַיִּים. {ס} 36 Thy servant smote both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath taunted the armies of the living God.' {S}
לז וַיֹּאמֶר, דָּוִד, יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר הִצִּלַנִי מִיַּד הָאֲרִי וּמִיַּד הַדֹּב, הוּא יַצִּילֵנִי מִיַּד הַפְּלִשְׁתִּי הַזֶּה; {ס} וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל אֶל-דָּוִד לֵךְ, וַיהוָה יִהְיֶה עִמָּךְ. 37 And David said: 'The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.' {S}
King Saul was grateful and quickly dressed him in the best of armour.  David quickly realized that it would just weigh him down and took it off.  He gathered simple weapons, five stones and said:

מה וַיֹּאמֶר דָּוִד, אֶל-הַפְּלִשְׁתִּי, אַתָּה בָּא אֵלַי, בְּחֶרֶב וּבַחֲנִית וּבְכִידוֹן; וְאָנֹכִי בָא-אֵלֶיךָ, בְּשֵׁם יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת, אֱלֹהֵי מַעַרְכוֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֲשֶׁר חֵרַפְתָּ. 45 Then said David to the Philistine: 'Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a javelin; but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast taunted.
מו הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה יְסַגֶּרְךָ יְהוָה בְּיָדִי וְהִכִּיתִךָ, וַהֲסִרֹתִי אֶת-רֹאשְׁךָ מֵעָלֶיךָ, וְנָתַתִּי פֶּגֶר מַחֲנֵה פְלִשְׁתִּים הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה, לְעוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם וּלְחַיַּת הָאָרֶץ; וְיֵדְעוּ, כָּל-הָאָרֶץ, כִּי יֵשׁ אֱלֹהִים, לְיִשְׂרָאֵל. 46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into my hand; and I will smite thee, and take thy head from off thee; and I will give the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel;
מז וְיֵדְעוּ כָּל-הַקָּהָל הַזֶּה, כִּי-לֹא בְּחֶרֶב וּבַחֲנִית יְהוֹשִׁיעַ יְהוָה: כִּי לַיהוָה הַמִּלְחָמָה, וְנָתַן אֶתְכֶם בְּיָדֵנוּ. {ס} 47 and that all this assembly may know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD'S, and He will give you into our hand.' {S}

If we do the right things, G-d will help.

2 comments:

Joe said...

Whilst reading these incredible insights I recalled vivid past thoughts that I had concerning David and Goliat. In chapter 17 of First Shmuel we read the following:

מ וַיִּקַּח מַקְלוֹ בְּיָדוֹ, וַיִּבְחַר-לוֹ חֲמִשָּׁה חַלֻּקֵי-אֲבָנִים מִן-הַנַּחַל וַיָּשֶׂם אֹתָם בִּכְלִי הָרֹעִים אֲשֶׁר-לוֹ וּבַיַּלְקוּט–וְקַלְעוֹ בְיָדוֹ; וַיִּגַּשׁ, אֶל-הַפְּלִשְׁתִּי. 40 And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in the shepherd’s bag which he had, even in his scrip; and his sling was in his hand; and he drew near to the Philistine.
In my opinion these five smooth stones represent the five seferim – books of Torah. Smooth, by being washed and polished by the Living Waters. So David chose a stone…which one? I put forward that he chose the stone represented by Bereshit – Genesis.

As Chazal – Sages teach : if Torah is a book of instruction then why does it start with Bereshit – Genesis rather than Shemot – Exodus ? To teach us that one day the world would accuse Israel of stealing the Holy Land……and HaShem, who created the world and all that is within it, bequeathed the land to the descendants of Avraham, Yitchak and Yaacov. Being the Creator, it is His prerogative to give and take as He deems fit. The Real Property Description of the Land is only mentioned in the Torah.
Many current nations will just evaporate into thin air when Mashiach ben David comes to establish the Malchut Shamayim – Kingdom of Heaven……May he come speedily in our day!!!!

Batya said...

I think the stones are supposed to be connected to ones Joshua took.