ט מַה-שֶּׁהָיָה, הוּא שֶׁיִּהְיֶה, וּמַה-שֶּׁנַּעֲשָׂה, הוּא שֶׁיֵּעָשֶׂה; וְאֵין כָּל-חָדָשׁ, תַּחַת הַשָּׁמֶשׁ. 9 That which hath been is that which shall be, and that which hath been done is that which shall be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.
I remember Prime Minister Menachem Begin breaking our hearts when he announced his plans to give Egypt the Sinai. For nineteen years his followers, former Etzel fighters, Revisionists, Betarim and even those who had been in the Stern Gang had prayed that the straight, honest and modest Opposition Leader would become Israel's Prime Minister.
Everybody had expected Begin to immediately annex all of Judea, Samaria, Sinai (including Gaza,) the Golan and the Jordan Valley. Menachem Begin had been elected to stop the insecure ambivalence about the liberated Land of Israel. The country was ready to begin healing the rifts and begin settling the Land with enthusiasm.
I remember Menachem Begin's voice as he pledged to us that he was giving away the Sinai and destroyed the Jewish communities there to guarantee that we'd be able to keep Judea and Samaria. It echoes in my mind to this day.
Appease aka Peace Now has been using the courts to destroy Jewish communities and homes, like in Amona, Migron and now the Ulpana (girls high school) neighborhood in Beit El.
Israel's present Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fears the world.
“We could find a legislative solution” to protect Judea and Samaria homes, Netanyahu told his ministers. However, he warned, “There is a price to pay – including in the international community.”
Netanyahu's promise that for every house destroyed he'll build ten houses reminds me of Menachem Begin claiming that by giving Egypt the Sinai he was safe-guarding Judea and Samaria as Jewish.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposes relocating disputed Ulpana homes to state-owned land in Beit El, while building 10 new homes for each one that is moved • Decision awaits attorney-general’s approval.
It neither comforts nor reassures me. Nothing's new...