Archive for March, 2007

A New Leadership

All those who went to Homesh to express their Jewish commitment to Eretz Israel deserve the greatest praise. Their evacuation by the police will not dishearten them. Among them will be the leaders of a future Israel.

But they should know and carefully consider the fact that events in Israel and in the Middle East are running much, much faster than their own current activities. » Continue reading “A New Leadership”

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Voting in Israel: A Humiliating Travesty of Democracy

How do citizens of Israel elect the 120 members of the Knesset—their parliament? Before answering this question, certain facts need to be recalled.

First, Israel makes the entire country a single electoral district where parties with fixed slates of candidates vie for seats on the basis of proportional representation.

Second, given an electoral threshold of only 2% (of the total votes cast), a welter of parties compete in an election. » Continue reading “Voting in Israel: A Humiliating Travesty of Democracy”

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Israel’s Unjust System Of Government: What Should Be Done?

Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, March 26, 2007.

Part I. Israel’s Unjust System of Government

I think everyone will agree that a just government is one whose rulers rule for the sake of the common good, and that an unjust government is one whose rulers rule to advance their own personal interests.

In Israel, polls indicate that as much as 90% of the public regards members of the Knesset as corrupt, as more concerned about their personal interests than the national interest. It thus appears that 90% of the people of Israel regard their government as unjust. » Continue reading “Israel’s Unjust System Of Government: What Should Be Done?”

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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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Arabs Are Not Prostitutes

Despite the Arab use of their own children as human bombs to murder Jews—a barbarism cheered by Muslims throughout the world—Israel’s political elites continue to negotiate with the leaders of these murderers. Washington is afflicted by the same syndrome—really shameless. It matters not to our champions of humanism that Islam denies the concept of humanity, that its history is punctuated by the slaughter and degradation of perhaps more than 200 million human beings.

Of course there are Muslim “moderates.” But what distinguishes them from Muslim “extremists”? » Continue reading “Arabs Are Not Prostitutes”

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Israel’s Government is Bad for the Jews

Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, March 19, 2007.

Fearful of anti-Semitism, some misguided people have said Israel is bad for the Jews. But it’s not Israel but Israel’s government that is bad for the Jews. We see this even when the government is led by the Likud, ostensibly a Zionist or nationalist party. But Likud Zionism is first and foremost political or secular, and this Zionism has turned out to be bad for the Jews.

This was foreseen by Dr. Isaac Breuer, a religious Zionist who was one of the greatest exponents of Jewish thought in the first half of the twentieth century. Although he admired Theodor Herzl, he maintained that only observant Jews can be true Zionists, » Continue reading “Israel’s Government is Bad for the Jews”

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Preserving Israel As a Jewish Commonwealth

Dear Friends:

We’d like you to know that various “copy-cat” organizations have sprung up since the Foundation received tax-exempt status from the IRS in 1996. These other organizations, however, have back-tracked on the decisive issue of making members of the Knesset individually elected by and accountable to the voters in constituency or regional elections.

One of these organizations, which has met with Israel’s president as well as with MKs, seems to have succumbed to the Establishment. » Continue reading “Preserving Israel As a Jewish Commonwealth”

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Shimon Peres and the Betrayal of Israel

by PROFESSORS PAUL EIDELBERG & WOLF PEARLMAN

“The Betrayal of Israel: Shimon Peres and Lebanon”

I have stated that I totally and utterly reject [Shimon] Peres and consider his rise to prominence a malignant, immoral disgrace. I will rend my clothes in mourning for the State if I see him become a minister in the Israeli government.
          Moshe Sharett, Former Israeli Prime Minister
          Personal Diary (1957)

ACCORDING to a visiting American congressman, “the most vicious anti-Israel propaganda originates here [in Israel itself]!” » Continue reading “Shimon Peres and the Betrayal of Israel”

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Islamic Imperialism: The Overriding Issue and Challenge of Our Century

Edited version of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, March 12, 2007.

Islamic Imperialism (2006) is the title of Efraim Karsh’s illuminating book on Islam’s relentless, global ambition.

One doesn’t have to read very far into Professor Karsh’s book to see the validity of his thesis. The first page of the Introduction begins with the following quotes:

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