Forgotten Vision of Rabin.
by Eli E. Hertz
The following excerpts from Rabin's last public speech to the Knesset (Parliament) just days before he was murdered reveal Rabin's true realistic vision - The Knesset, October 5, 1995:
“Here, in the land of Israel, we returned and built a nation. Here, in the land of Israel, we established a state. The land of the prophets, which bequeathed to the world the values of morality, law and justice, was, after two thousand years, restored to its lawful owners - the members of the Jewish people. On its land, we have built an exceptional national home and state.”
"We view the permanent solution in the framework of the State of Israel which will include most of the area of the Land of Israel as it was under the rule of the British Mandate, and alongside it a Palestinian entity which will be a home to most of the Palestinian residents living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.” (There is a better option)
"We will not return to the 4 June 1967 lines …First and foremost, united Jerusalem ...as the capital of Israel, under Israeli sovereignty.”
"The security border of the State of Israel will be located in the Jordan Valley... The establishment of blocs of settlements in Judea and Samaria, like the one in Gush Katif.”
"We had to choose between the whole of the land of Israel ...and a state with less territory, but which would be a Jewish state. We chose to be a Jewish state.”
"We ...committed ourselves before the Knesset, not to uproot a single settlement in the framework of the interim agreement, and not to hinder building for natural growth.”
"We are aware of the fact that the Palestinian Authority has not - up until now – (E.H., and never thereafter) honored its commitment to change the Palestinian Covenant, and that all of the promises on this matter have not been kept..."
Rabin's vision essentially incorporated the principles of Israel as both a Jewish state, and as a state living in "Peace within secure and recognized boundaries" as stated in UN Security Council Resolution 242. (Arabs, so-called Palestinians were not yet invented in 1947, had rejected this resolution at the time. Therefore, they have no legal standing to demand its implementation now!)
Sober and Realistic Prediction.
At a meeting with Finnish foreign minister Alexander Stubb, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the staunch refusal by the PA to recognise Israel as a Jewish state raised suspicions that, prior to a final agreement, Israeli Arabs will agitate also against Israel's legitimacy as a Jewish state, and will use violence to try and establish autonomous areas around the country. In contrast, there was no debate in Israel on the importance (reality of the process and consequences) of achieving peace, only on the manner of achieving it.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Throughout history, some of the most vocal and hideous anti-Semites, Israel haters and even al Qaeda members have Jewish ancestry. They fiercely hate the blood of their mothers, fathers or grandparents in them! This is another reason that supports the argument against Jewish assimilation.
Turkey is Out, Greece is In.
The Israeli and Greek Air forces embarked on a joint four-day exercise code-named Minoas 2010 over Crete and the Peloponnese Peninsula. (I wonder about the relevance of the Turkey’s membership in the NATO, with the Islamic digger behind its back!)
Illegal Arab Structures: Incompetence or Political Idiocy.
State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss accused the Jerusalem Municipality of incompetence which led to the situation in which 130 illegal Arab structures were built in the King's Garden compound near the City of David. He said that over the years enforcement of execution of demolition orders was insufficient.
Are Settlements really Stopping Negotiations?
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered the PA a trade off in order to revive useless peace talks that they had quit - a new freeze on building in settlements if they recognise Israel as a Jewish state. The PA immediately rejected making any such declaration.
Broken Promise is a Sign of Disrespect.
Former Mossad intelligence director Rafi Eitan said that the United States government broke an oral agreement with Israel that Jonathan Pollard would serve only about 10 years in prison for passing classified information to Israel. Pollard has served more than twice that long under a life sentence handed down in 1987.
Quote of the Week:
“Very few people were true Nazis, but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come.” - A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II - When will humanity start to learn from the lessons of history? Islam is creeping upon us and is about to completely paralyze the world, but we are 'letting it all happen' until 'they own us'!
Covert War is On?
Iran loses most of its ballistic missile launchers in mysterious blasts. A top-secret Iranian military installation was struck by a triple blast Tues. Oct. 12, the day before Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Lebanon. The site held most of the Shehab-3 medium-range missile launchers Iran had stocked for striking US forces in Iraq and Israel in the event of war - some set to deliver triple warheads.
An angry mob stormed a television station in Kuwait, claiming the station aired a program that criticised the country's ruling family. The attackers were armed with pistols and knives, and beat the station's employees. Ten people were wounded in the attack. (Just imagine what they would have done if the station had expressed support for Israel or criticised terror of Islamic expansionism.)
Why the Peaceful Majority Is Irrelevant?
by Paul E. Marek
…We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave.
It is the fanatics, who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers. The hard quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority is irrelevant.
China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our posers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.