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My Passover Mesage 2014: Joyous But Frustrated
By Bernard J. Shapiro
Why, I ask myself, are the Israelis so difficult to understand and so stupid in so many ways. We all know that many Jews have achieved great heights of intellectual supremacy. Then why are Israeli political leaders intellectually sub-normal?
Why do some Israelis act like they stepped straight out of the pages of George Orwell’s book "1984" and speak a strange form of Hebrew called newspeak?
In today’s headlines, some hotheads slashed the tires of some border police and IDF vehicles. Not nice, and we all can agree that this is delinquent behavior. BUT IS IT TERRORISM?!
The whole Israeli establishment rises up against "so called" price tag attacks. No evidence, no trials, no actual guilty parties. The government rushes to destroy Jewish homes in retaliation. I ask you one question: Where is the outrage over hundreds of attacks on Jews by Arabs?
Jews are abused on the Temple Mount everyday and the Israeli Police think this is Kosher. Is this a Jewish Country or what? Why do the courts, border police, the Left Political Parties, the universities have "carte blanc" to attack the Jew? University professors inculcate anti-Zionism in their students. WE MUST STOP THIS MADNESS!
The High Court assumes the power to overthrow the Democratic Rule of the Knesset. This must stop. The courts defend "fake" rights of Arabs over Jews. I object to this and demand JUSTICE for the Jewish People in Eretz Yisrael.
Israel never should have sighed the absurd Oslo agreements. They should be terminated immediately. Much damage has already been done, but much can be undone. Steps to reclaim Zionism:
1. Extend Israel sovereignty to all the Land of Israel from the River to the Sea.
2. Arrest and prosecute all terrorist leaders of PLO, Fatah, Hamas et all (Hang Abbas, Exkrat, Barghouti, Rajoub from the highest tree in Israel after a proper trial).
3. Leftist anti-Zionists Jews terrorist collaborators should be sent to prison for long terms.
4. Huge industrial scale building of houses and apartments for Jews should be built from the River to the congested Mediterranean coast. No more 50 houses here and 100 there. If you build, the Jews will come from all over the diaspora. Especially if the housing is cheap, making transition easy.
5. Arabs should be subject to strict taxation like Jews.
6. As the Arabs understand that they will never have chance to destroy Israel, they will begin to emigrate.
7. Israel’s demography will swing dramatically in favor of the Jewish population. Not in 10 or 20 years but in 2 or 3.
8. Terrorists should be annilhilated and wiped out completely like cancer cells. I don’t care about collateral damage. Most hate us anyway.
I feel that we should stop begging for Jonathan Pollard’s release and just arrest some CIA and NSA agents in Israel, who spy on Israel, and exchange them for Pollard. We should stop fearing American retaliation for any independent actions we take.
In the 1952 election, Eisenhower warned of the Military-Industrial complex that rules the United States. The same is true today - from silicon valley to the great military contractors like Lockheed-Martin. NO president could cut off Israel. It would lead to a huge layoff of essential workers and a loss of high-technology.
I am joyous this Passover for the rise of Israel’s great economy. From nothing, with little resources except for a talented people it has grown to a giant. From modest military power that struggled to survive in the 1948 War of Independence, Israel is now the strongest power in the whole Middle East and the fifth in the world after the U.S., Russia, China and India. To put this in perspective, Israel could defeat the EU and all Arab/Muslim nations combined.
We must add a strong public relations campaign to this strength. That campaign must emphasize the following:
1. That war and peace are the natural human condition and we must be prepared through strength and not through worthless pieces of paper called treaties. The stronger nation always violate treaties when it is in their interest to do so. There is NO SUCH THING AS INTERNATIONAL LAW DESPITE THE FOOLISH WILSONIAN CONCEPT.
2. The true EVIL nature of the Muslim national movement (not a religion but a blood cult). The true nature of Sharia and Jihad. The TRUTH must be told repeatedly that peace with barbarians is impossible.
3. The public relations campaign must explain to the non-Jewish world the simple fact that Jews are crucial to the survival of Western Civilization. Jews are like the "canary in the coal mine.’ They are the first to die and then darkness descends on the world.
4. We must explain to the world how much of human progress was facilitated by creative Jewish minds from medicine to physics to agriculture.
5. The very nature of good and evil from Moses to Jesus was created by the Jewish People and without them we would be living in darkness without any sense of morality.
Yet after the facts are presented, many in the world still hate us and wish to exterminate us like vermin. NEVER AGAIN! Whether it is Iran or the UN or the EU or the U.S. State Department -- It won’t happen. The world should know that it is playing with fire and could get burned. Israel has the capacity to destroy the world if necessary. I pray this Passover that day never comes.
Jews are now back in their Holy Land and will fight to keep it safe. Its leaders make many stupid mistakes but in the end, it has an ally that will stand at its side in the final battle between good and evil. Our Lord almighty will protect Israel from its failures and lead it to victory. From my computer to G-d’s ear.
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Bernard J. Shapiro is the Executive Director and Editor of Publication of the Freeman center For Strategic Studies