Archive for Disengagement

The Pathological State of Mankind

In II Samuel 12:1-4, the prophet Nathan teaches the following parable:

There were two men in one city: the one rich, and the other poor. The Rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds; but the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and reared; and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own morsel, and drink of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and it was unto him as a daughter. And there came a traveler unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him, but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come unto him.

The emotions normally evoked by this parable are anger and compassion: anger toward the rich man, compassion for the poor man.

Suppose, however, that upon hearing Nathan's parable, a person were to evince anger toward the poor man and compassion for the rich man. » Continue reading “The Pathological State of Mankind”

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Leibler’s “Libel”

In his op-ed piece [below], “The Looming Haredi Disaster” (The Jerusalem Post, August 1, 2007), Isi Leibler, who supported “disengagement,” has the audacity to bemoan the Haredim for their “anti-Zionism”!

Leibler’s article reveals many gaps in his knowledge of Haredi society, of Torah Judaism, and of Jewish history. A member of our Foundation for Constitutional Democracy pointed out the following shortcomings in Leibler’s article: » Continue reading “Leibler’s “Libel””

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Jordan Troops in West Bank

Commentary on the IMRA report below.

Olmert and Jordanian troops in “West Bank”??? Netanyahu also proposed Jordanian troops in Judea and Samaria; and, as Prime Minister, Netanyahu also supplied terrorists with arms to protect Israel against terrorists!

So Netanyahu and Olmert are still mired in the mentality of Oslo—a defeatist policy that demeans the Israel Defense Forces, whose primary purpose, it seems, is to remove Jews from Jewish land. Wasn't this the inevitable purpose of Oslo, hence of the IDF? » Continue reading “Jordan Troops in West Bank”

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Discomfiting Questions

Interviewed last week in The Jerusalem Post, left-wing Professor of Law Uriel Reichman said that Israel’s system of government is seriously flawed.

Left-wing Political Scientist Naomi Chazan said as much of the system in the same newspaper.

Question 1: Is it not strange that two eminent leftists should affirm what the present writer, reputedly a “right-winger,” has been saying for two decades? » Continue reading “Discomfiting Questions”

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Only the Truth Can Save Israel

Opponents of “Disengagement” such as MKs Arieh Eldad, Benny Elon, and Effie Eitan, should hold an international press conference and declare that the Olmert Government is illegitimate, and for two basic reasons.

First and foremost, these gentlemen must state the obvious, that the Olmert Government has failed to protect the lives and property of its citizens—the first object of government. » Continue reading “Only the Truth Can Save Israel”

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Political Asylum

It has been reported that more than 7,000 French Jews have signed a petition asking for political asylum in the United States because of anti-Semitism in France.

Perhaps more than 7,000 Jews in Judea and Samaria should sign a petition asking for political asylum in the United States because they may soon suffer the same fate of the 8,000 Jews who were expelled from Gush Katif—a manifestation of anti-Semitism couched in the name of the “unilateral disengagement.”

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Is The PM Suffering From A Mental Disorder?

[Transcript of the “Eidelberg Report,” Israel National Radio, December 4, 2006.]

In my book Demophrenia, published in 1994, I mention various symptoms of schizophrenia, such as delusions of grandeur, escapism, illogical thoughts, stereotypic behaviors, flattened emotional reactions, and impaired volition. These symptoms obviously exist on a continuum with normal behavior. A World Health Organization study concludes that “schizophrenics, for all their vulnerabilities, are in the full sense responsive social beings like the rest of us.” Still, these “vulnerabilities” result in bizarre behavior, as may be seen in innumerable democratic politicians, including certain Israeli prime ministers.

In saying this, my purpose is not to denigrate them, for their mentality has been conditioned by the democratic mentality of the present era. Instead, I want to warn Israel that the most important political behaviors and policies of their political elites are irrational and destructive. » Continue reading “Is The PM Suffering From A Mental Disorder?”

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Israel’s Degenerate Prime Minister

On June 9, 2005, Ehud Olmert revealed what he is made of in a speech to the Israel Policy Forum in New York.

Israel’s government, of which he was the Vice Premier, was then in the process of preparing some 50,000 soldiers and police to implement Sharon’s plan to withdraw from Gaza and expel its 8,000 Jewish residents. Olmert told his New York audience that the withdrawal represents “a remarkable process … that will have an enormous impact on everything that will happen thereafter, in the State of Israel and in the Middle East.” (Did you hear this Messrs. Abbas and Nasrallah?) » Continue reading “Israel’s Degenerate Prime Minister”

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The Betrayal of Israel

Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, July 10,2006.

In this report I am going to read and comment on excerpts from Haaretz journalist Ari Shavit’s interviews with three men on the issue of “Disengagement” and “Convergence”: former Shin Bet Director Avi Dichter—now Minister of Security; former Chief of General Staff Moshe Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya’alon; and Meretz chairman Yossi Beilin. I begin with Dichter. (Some excerpts will be paraphrased.)

Minister of Security Avi Dichter: “As head of the Shin Bet I was asked what would happen after the Disengagement and in its wake? I said there would be a dramatic decrease in the number of terrorist attacks and that most of the operations against us would be Qassam attacks and fence attacks. That is exactly what happened. » Continue reading “The Betrayal of Israel”

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Helping the Jewish Refugees Rebuild Their Lives

CAMPAIGN LAUNCH: A Message From Friends of Gush Katif

More than ten months after their tragic expulsion from Gush Katif and northern Samaria, most of the expellees still have not received the compensation promised them by the Israeli Government. And, the major American Jewish organizations, as a whole, have ignored their plight and welfare. Since the organized Jewish community is not assisting these needy Jews financially, we as individuals must provide the necessary aid. To that end, and as announced yesterday on the ZOA Middle East Report radio program (available at, I hereby announce the email launch of the Friends of Gush Katif Jewish Refugee Fund, from which 100% of the dollars raised will go directly to the expellees, through the registered 501C(3) charitable fund, “Friends of Gush Katif.” » Continue reading “Helping the Jewish Refugees Rebuild Their Lives”

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