Triumph or Blunder of Democracy.
by Steven Shamrak.
This letter was sent to the “Australia Jewish News” newspaper.
It could be said that the fact that 128 Jews have been able to create yet another Jewish organization dedicated to criticizing Israel is a tribute to the triumph of democracy in Australia.
I have been publishing an Internet editorial for over five years, covering the Arab-Israel conflict from a Jewish national prospective and promoting the ideas of the original Zionists. Throughout all of this time, not one of my many critics has been able to name even one Muslim/Arab organization which would openly and completely support Israel’s right to exist. Not one, anywhere in the world!
I have been trying, with little success, to form a Jewish group in support of true Zionism in Australia but anti-Israel organizations, driven predominately by Jews, are popping up like mushrooms. It is amazing how many Jews seem to be willing to provide moral support to the enemies of the State of Israel in particular and the Western world in general.
Why should this democratic right of freedom of expression only be limited to the right to criticize Israel? Why is Israel blamed for the problems that were created by Arab/Muslim countries with the enthusiastic assistance of a hypocritical International community? Why are most Jews, who are living in democratic countries, still scared, and unable to proudly and openly support the Jewish national liberation movement – Zionism?
Quote of the Week:
"This country exists as the fulfillment of a promise made by God Himself. It would be ridiculous to ask it to account for its legitimacy." - Golda Meir, Le Monde, 15 October 1971.
PA Platform a Declaration of War. The PA new platform claims that acts of terror against Israel are a “legitimate right,” and says that violence will continue. Minister of Strategic Affairs Avigdor Lieberman said that the goal of the new PA leadership is clearly the destruction of Israel. (Our enemies still retain the same goal as 58 years ago. It is time for Israel to return to her original Zionist aspirations! Negotiation with, and appeasement of the enemy does not work, specially for Jews.)
Enemies in the Government. Minister of Science, Culture and Sport, Raleb Majadele, Israel’s first Arab Muslim minister, is unwilling to sing Israel’s national anthem, HaTikva. Majadele said he does not believe that “enlightened and sane Jews” would request a Muslim to sing a song which speaks to the Jewish people. (When will we stop the appeasement of our enemies and start to do what is right for the Jews and the Jewish state? Our enemies must be removed!)
Arab Double Talk. Mahmoud Abbas urged an end of the world boycott against the PA government. At the same time Incoming Palestinian PM Haniyeh vowed to uphold “all forms of resistance” to Israel. Norway has rushed to be the first Western country to re-establish political and economic ties. (Nothing has changed. This new government just creates an opportunity for the enemies of the Jews to justify their support for the enemies of Israel! Norway is still hiding its involvement and co-operation with Nazi Germany!)
Talking Straight: Arabs’ Plan for the Destruction of Israel. Hamas-controlled television is broadcasting a statement by the group’s late leader Ahmad Yassin several times a day saying Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza is the key to the destruction of the entire Jewish state: “When this process will end, they will become a state with no ability, helpless. They established a state to protect the Jews from death and murder. If death and murder chase them in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Netanya and everywhere among them, then they will say: 'What am I doing here? I founded a state to protect me from death, and if death chases me, I want to flee and go back to Europe and America.'” (Sometimes they are speaking the truth. We just have to learn to listen.)
Jewish Contribution to Humanity:
An Israeli company Environmental Energy Resources (EER) has developed a new technology that is supposed to safely dispose of radioactive waste. The toxic waste is turned into a highly ionized gas, broken down, solidified, melted and vitrified - forming a solid glassy environmentally benign material when cooled. EER says the process is economically and environmentally superior to all other waste disposal methods such as landfill and incineration.
Adding Enemies by Stupid Politics. As a result of Olmert's consideration of Saudi peace plan, Libya threatens to deport Arab Palestinian refugees to Gaza. Country may deport thousands of Arab Palestinian refugees in protest of what Libyans believe is an Arab plan to concede Palestinians' right of return in framework of Saudi peace plan.
Europe is still the Enemy of Jews. Javier Solana said a week ago that he believes (he must missed history lesson of illegal deal made in 1922) the Golan rightfully belongs to Syria. Solana, who handles foreign policy for the European Union, made the remark after he met with Syrian President Bashar Assad. The EU supports Syria's goal of regaining the Golan Heights from Israel, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said after meeting President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday. "We would like to work as much as possible to see your country Syria recuperate the territory taken in 1967," he said. (Why does this not surprise us? Since 1948 Europe has been using Arabs in the continuation of its ‘sacred’ goal – the extermination of the Jews!)
Nationwide Emergency Drills. Schools nationwide held drills on Thursday to practice for an enemy attack. Students practiced running into bomb shelters and remaining calm. (It seems that another war is coming. I hope that this time Israel will be ready to end the conflict once and for all!)
In Accordance With PA Platform. The same day that Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah group signed onto a joint platform with Hamas, Fatah’s Al Aksa Brigades group fired five Kassam rockets toward Israeli towns in the western Negev. Rockets were aimed at Ashkelon, Sderot and the resettled community of Elei Sinai, whose residents were expelled by the government from northern Gaza almost two years ago. (Just because the Fatah group calls itself secular, its members are no lesser terrorists!)
Silencing Democracy. Israel’s Supreme Court convicted two minors who took part in anti-expulsion protests prior to the implementation of the Disengagement Plan and the destruction of Jewish towns in Gaza and northern Samaria. The Supreme Court overturned the lower court’s decision Thursday, convicting the two teens of endangerment of life on a traffic thoroughfare. The Jerusalem District Court ruled earlier that the two were guilty, but not deserving of punishment beyond court-imposed classes on democracy. (It is Israel’s left-infested, corrupt judicial system which needs to take “classes on democracy”. The Disengagement Plan protesters were living it!)
End Proselytizing in Israel!
A growing number of messianic churches, which are presenting themselves as Jewish congregations, are targeting Ethiopian Israelis in Israel. Recent Ethiopian olim, like those from the former Soviet Union before them, are easy prey for Christian missionaries. They come to Israel with little knowledge of Judaism; most practiced some form of Christianity in Ethiopia.
Some veteran Ethiopian Israeli leaders are warning that the ongoing Ethiopian aliyah is making matters worse, bringing to Israel many Christians. “Today the aliyah of the Falash Mura has turned into a business,” said Rabbi Yitzhak Zagay, an Ethiopian Israeli rabbi in Rehovot and director of the National Committee of Ethiopian Jews. “…not all those coming are Jews. There are those who buy a Jewish identity…” Zagay said. “The rich children of Addis Ababa prey on the Falash Mura and pay them to marry them, get to Israel, then divorce them and try to bring the rest of their families.
(This unholy missionary business in Israel must be shut down! Not long ago, over 100,000 non-Jews from the former Soviet Union were allowed migrate to Israel. The un-Jewish attitude of the government, inaction and public apathy permits the repetition of the same stupidity. It is time to deport all of them from Israel for violating and abusing the Law of Return.)