Conference – What a Waste!
by Steven Shamrak.
I visited and reviewed an official website of the
Jerusalem Conference which took place last week. The only thought that came to
mind was “What a waste!” The waste of time, human and
financial resources and the waste of opportunity to set the agenda for reaching
a Jewish National Goal and uniting Jews and our true friends around the world
The site stated: “The Jerusalem Conference openly
deliberates core issues that will determine Israel’s future as a viable
modern democratic Jewish State. The Jerusalem Conference provides a broad
public forum for diverse viewpoints to freely discuss issues of national
importance. Topics range from national affairs and security to social welfare
and economics, from Jewish education to Aliyah, Israel as a Jewish State to its
functional relationship with its neighbours and nations of the world.”
Very fine words, but only words! While I was
reading an itinerary of the conference,
I recalled the conversation between Dorothy and scarecrow in “Wizard of Oz”. She asked
him which road to take, but did not know where she was going. His answer was: “Take any,
it will get you there!” For many years, the leadership of the Jewish people has
lost the vision of the modern Zionist pioneers and, unfortunately, has been
pushing Israel toward self-destruction!
The Jerusalem Conference discussed wide range of
topics: Strategic Threat from Iran, Syria, Lebanon & Gaza; Importance of Aliya, Jewish migration to Israel; Israel’s and the World’s Economy; even the possibility of the World War III
was discussed. Arab terrorism, the Palestinian Media and Education, The Winograd Commission, the new wave of anti-Semitism and
anti-Israel Media bias also were mentioned.
I was surprised that one subject, which has been
completely neglected and even sabotaged by governments of Israel for decades, was correctly
defined: “Hasbara: Just Confused or Deliberately
Nobody booed Tzipi Livni or left in protest when the foreign minister of Israel told participants that she
talks with Palestinians with “tears of paratroopers at the Western Wall” in her
mind. “Time is not on Israel's side, and we will
eventually have to concede parts of the country” she said. I wonder, were they crocodile tears? It is her government which, by
exhibiting a total lack of self-respect and an absence of any determination to
pursue the Jewish National Goal, has
made “Time is not on Israel's side” a current ugly
reality. She has no interest in and is completely ignorant of the fact that any
reality can be changed by the setting of objectives and an enduring
determination to achieve them!
Livni continued with her scare
tactic saying that Israel would be faced with giving
up its identity as a “Jewish, democratic and secure state” if it does not agree
to a land-for-peace deal with the PA. She and all of those political hypocrites
dishonour the memory of the Israeli paratroopers who liberated Jerusalem!
There were many distinguished people at the
conference. Some of them tried to impress others with ‘innovative’ idiocy such
as US Senator Sam Brownback who advocated a confederation of Judea and Samaria, historical Jewish land,
with Jordan. He does not care how
detrimental it would be for the future of the Jewish people to lose all hope
for reunification of Eretz-Israel. No one had pointed
out to him that neither Jordan nor the PA is interested in this stupidity, but
they are quite focused on the destruction of Israel. Alternative ideas like
the Sinai Option or organising a transfer of
all of the hostile population from all Jewish land to Arab and Muslim countries
were not even raised.
How can we reach our goals if we are not even setting
them? How can we find the best solution to a problem if we are not considering
all options? So many important people attended the Jerusalem Conference – What
"Destroying Israel is an inevitable outcome, a
historic law, a divine doctrine… No one can protect the entire Israeli
home front from our missiles." - Hezbollah leader Hassan
Nasrallah said last Friday. - Must Israel wait? PA has the same agenda!
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Isn’t it deeply disturbing that most
Jews are more preoccupied with how many hours should pass between milk and meat
consumption than with the Jewish spiritual connection with the Eretz-Israel and the future re-unification of the Jewish
land and Israel?
Cat and Mouse Game. Despite Israeli claims that the issue of Jerusalem was not discussed in Tuesday's meeting between Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert and
President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian officials
presented a completely different version. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said that "the
meeting dealt with all the issues pertaining to a final-status agreement,
including Jerusalem." A senior Palestinian source added that
"we're not talking about the snow in Jerusalem, but rather, we're talking about the settlement
activity in Jerusalem." (It is sad
situation: I am more inclined to believe
the mortal enemy of the Jews than the Prime Minister of the Jewish state!)
Party a Redundant Parasitic Leech? "Shas is making a
grave mistake," Rabbi Meir Mazouz,
a rabbi with great influence in Shas, admonished the
party for not bolting the government. "In every passing moment issues (of Jerusalem) are
being concluded and it will be very difficult to undo the damage. There is a
famous saying, that one fool can ruin what a thousand wise men cannot
fix." (Shas has
always and mainly been interested in amount of money it can extort from a
sitting government for its political support. It is time to vote this parasite
out of the Knesset! Jewish politics must not be based on cultural and religious
background of the votes!)
Another Self-destructive Plan. Interior Ministry officials are considering plans to absorb over 1,000
African refugees living in Tel Aviv. Ministry officials also say they will
allow future refugees released from Ketziot prison to
work. (Bogus political correctness does not work. It
will only open a flood gate for a new wave of mainly Muslim refugees and will
create more problems for Israel.)
Quote of the Week:
“Whenever a terrorist organization threatens a democracy,
a UN member, it should worry all civilized nations of the world'' - The spokesman for the US State Department, Sean McCormack - Not where
Israel is concerned!
'If you can change your mind, you can
change the world.' - Joey Reimer, Creativity Guru.
Moderate and Democratic Lebanon? Lebanon wants
good relations with every country in the world except for Israel,
"which is our only enemy," Prime Minister Fouad
Siniora stated. At the same time he said that the
country wants "good relations" with Iran and Syria, which
have been accused of undermining the country's stability and backing the Hizbullah and other pro-Syrian factions.
Another ‘Escape’ from PA ‘Prison’. 14 prisoners,
terrorists from Fatah's al-Aqsa
Martyrs Brigades, who are wanted by the IDF, escaped from a Palestinian
Authority prison in Nablus last Thursday.
The prisoners said they had escaped "to protest the prison administration
not living up to agreements" with them. (Prisoners have “agreements’ with the
prison administration and can leave at any time they want? What a wonderful
UN Exhibit the Same Psychosis. United Nations undersecretary for human
affairs Sir John Holmes said a week ago that there was no military solution for
terrorist rocket attacks on Israeli civilians near Gaza. The
attacks “have to be solved through negotiations,” (How many
‘negotiations’ must fail to make those international hypocrites to admit that
they are wrong and there is only one way to stop Arab terror in Israel,
particularly rocket attacks from Gaza? It is the Sinai Option!)
Shut Down Orient House.
by Michael Freund. (israelinsider.com)
Abbas' Palestinian Authority has chosen to defy the
law, which bars it from operating in Jerusalem, by
reopening the Orient House.
…But now the Orient House is
apparently playing host once again to official Palestinian functions, such as
diplomatic meetings. As its Web site states, "the Orient House aspires to
develop Arab East Jerusalem as the capital of the emerging Palestinian
This is nothing less than a clear
Palestinian slap in the face to the Israeli government, which only recently
reaffirmed the ban on PA activity in Jerusalem, something
to which the Palestinians themselves had agreed in the Oslo Accords.
…It is time for Israel to stop
looking the other way whenever the Palestinians assail everything we hold dear.
If it is a war of symbols they want, then Israel should
not hesitate to respond. A good place to start would be to tear down the Orient
House in Jerusalem, raze
the site, and close it once and for all. Similarly, the Muslim Wakf must be held accountable for the damage that it causes
to the Temple Mount, site
of the ancient Jewish temple. If the Wakf is
unwilling to cooperate, their authority can and should be taken away.
We simply cannot afford to allow
the Palestinians to continue to spit in our faces, and then call it rain. (Does the Israeli government have any self-respect left?)