Stop Self-victimization.

by Steven Shamrak.

It is easy to manipulate public opinion; fascists and communists were masters of this craft. History is made by people who act against 'mob mentality'. The creation of the state of Israel is a clear example of this fact!

There is a Jewish saying: "Any evil can be justified by quoting Torah out of context".  Successful wars and anti-terrorism strategies teach us that, in order to reach an objective, it is not advisable to negotiate with terrorists or implacable enemies. Effective theories of success recommend setting your own life goals and persisting in achieving them. Most of the time, the opinions and actions of others adversely influence our resolve.

After the deportation of Jews from Jewish land by the Jewish government, which is a historically unprecedented act of ugliness, the following questions must be answered:

-          Why do we have leaders if they lead us nowhere?

-          Why do our rabbis not take a moral stand and why do they not give us guidance on the important Jewish issue of Jewish land?

-          Where are our brilliant analysts, strategists and PR people? Why do we not utilize them toward achieving Jewish national objectives?

-          Why do Jewish philanthropists, renowned for their generosity, continuously contribute to corrupt and gutless organizations without demanding results and accountability?

One does not need to be a security expert to understand that the retreat from Gaza will not stop Arab terrorism, nor will it save money or Jewish lives. There is no need to be a rabbinical scholar to understand the meaning of Joshua 15:20: "Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; unto the Brook of Egypt, the Great Sea being the border thereof."

Only after the Independence and Yom Kippur wars, in spite of the 'unhelpful' efforts of the International community, did we regain only 18% of all Jewish land. Why do we have to share it with enemies who are determined to destroy us?

It is time to get united behind the Jewish goals. Unfortunately, for 60 years it was not done and we are seeing the hideous result. It is time for Jews to step out of the Diaspora mentality and stop self-victimization. It is time to take back what is rightfully ours.