The Cause of Self-imposed Limitation
by Steven Shamrak
The UN, USA, EU and even Arab states are not to be blamed for Israel's problems. They have always been disparaging of Jews. We will never be able to please them or change their nature. Disunity, self-hate and lack of direction are the main problems of the Jewish people.
The International pressure on Israel and the despair of Jewish people have been steadily increasing since the creation of Israel. The present level of disunity and even hate among Jews is appalling in Israel and in the Diaspora! These are direct results of the continuation of gutless, self-disrespectful and divisive policies that have been conducted by most Israeli governments and many community leaders.
Many Jewish communities have been hiding behind nice and politically correct activities that have not resulted in any true accomplishment! There are thousands of Jewish organisations, publications, websites and active individuals. Most of them are acting with a good intention for the common good. Many of them are even getting positive results in their niche. But there is a lack of the common vision, leadership and direction.
For centuries, our enemies have been exploiting Jewish disunity with considerable success. After living in an anti-Semitic atmosphere for so long, the Jewish people misplaced their national pride: the pride that made us unique among the nations! This was the pride that compelled Jews to fight both the Greek and Roman occupations. The pride that made us succeed against all odds in business, science, medicine, music, art etc.
Unfortunately, Jews started to believe the slander of our 'inadequate' enemies. Even in our own country, we are living under the imaginary 'Glass lid' - self-imposed limitations - and are unwilling to leave our self-imprisonment and realise our destiny.
We need Jewish leaders, bankers, educators and influencers to be united by one Jewish national goal now! Where are they? There is no time for useless debates anymore. Political affiliations must not interfere with the right of the Jewish people to live on all Jewish land as a sovereign nation. The time for action has arrived!
We must remember the words of Hillel: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me?”
Updated July 26, 2022