"American Jews largely support Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's realignment plan and those who don't will be told to keep quiet so that the global Jewish community can maintain a united front, says Consul-General in New York Arye Mekel. "
Truly a reminder of the halycon days when Shulamit Aloni was the New York Consul and doing the best her rotten little heart could to suppress opposition to Oslo. Merkel claims the OU won't publically express its disagreement with the plan to expell hundreds of thousands of people forcibly from their homes which would merely be a continuation of the cowardice they displayed during Disegagement, making only a small protest when the harrassment had turned so bad Jews in Kippas were being singled out and taken off buses.
Merkel insists that American Jews respect the democratic choice of Israelis. He rather forgets that this democratic choice was about as democratic as your average Ugandan election. While defectors from Likud and Labor worked to sabotage their parties from within, a Prime Minister seized power from an election that had been won by the Likud party, not his own newly created Kadima party.
But finally I will quote the words of David Ben Gurion, Israel's first leader, on the subject. A view that was as prevalent once among secular politicians as it was among Rabbis.
"No Jew has the right to yield the rights of the Jewish People in Israel. No Jew has the authority to do so. No Jewish body has the authority to do so. Not even the entire Jewish People alive today has the right to yield any part of Israel.
It is the right of the Jewish People over the generations, a right that under no conditions can be cancelled. Even if Jews during a specific period proclaim they are relinquishing this right, they have neither the power nor the authority to deny it to future generations. No concession of this type is binding or obligates the Jewish People.
Our right to the country - the entire country - exists as an eternal right, and we shall not yield this historic right until its full and complete redemption is realized."
We too do not recognize and reject the actions of the current Israeli government. We grant them no legitimacy to make binding decisions on the entire Jewish people and on the heritage of the entire Jewish people. No matter what lies they tell and what deceits they practice they have no right to do so and will never have the right to do so.
When we sing "David Melech Yisrael Chai Ve'Kayam" "David King of Israel Lives" we are proclaiming again that ultimate rulership is vested not in the politicians their party members parade around with chants of "Ariel Melech Yisrael" or "Yitzchak Melech Yisrael" but in an ultimate kingship vested by God for which these politicians serve as merely caretakers, presumptuous caretakers who have overstepped their boundaries.
Those in Israel and America, Laymen and Rabbis, Organization Leaders and Ordinary Jews who subscribe to the myth that winning an election empowers a political party with the authority to squander the heritage of the Jewish people in the name of that false diety, Democracy, demonstrate just how little worth their faith is in the actual diety who gave that land to the Jewish people for all eternity. Those whose ultimate faith is placed in the infallible God of heaven and earth, rather than the all too fallible ballot box, wherever they may be will continue to oppose the actions of this corrupt and criminal government and not be lulled by the distortions and lies of its representatives.
Wonderful article Sultan.ReplyDelete
It's the kind of article that makes me want to publicly voice my opposition against the "realingment," "convergence," "expulsion," or whatever newspeak term Olmert and his ilk are using to describe the illegal, forcible and violent eviction of Jews from their land.
I can't and don't believe most American Jews favor this, at least not those who are fully aware of the ramifications. Sadly though, I've talked to people who have never even heard of Gush Katif or Amona.
And quote at the beginning of this article is alarming especially if you read between the lines. Who is Olmert that he should try to influence American Jews or Jews in any other country? He has no jurisdiction or authority to exert such influence. It's bad enough he's tearing Israel apart, let alone trying to get American Jews to join in.
BTW, I don't believe I've asked before but are most of the settlers facing expulsion religious Jews? It seems as though people like Olmert want a secular Israel devoid of religion, ethics, and morals and is targeting religious Jews.
That would be unforgiveable...I can't find the right words but it's as if doing so would be tantamount to raping Israel of its heart and soul.
most people really don't know what is going on, most american jews don't even know what kadima is and couldn't tell olmert apart from a hole in the groundReplyDelete
under kadima the same arrogance is being displayed as it did under peres when american jews were treated with contempt and believe they can manipulate american jews as they do israeli jews
the majority of the settlers are indeed religious jews
That's what I thought, and I find this quest to remove them evinces not only contempt and hatred for religious Jews but also a desire (conscious or unconcious) to remove morals and ethics from Israel.ReplyDelete
to the people who just want to 'pump and dump' israel, the religious jews are in the wayReplyDelete