Archive for October, 2007

Israeli Governments Have Betrayed the People: A New Kind of Leadership is Urgently Needed

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

It has been said a people gets the government it deserves. Did Israel deserve the Likud-led government of Ariel Sharon when he betrayed the nation by adopting Labor’s “unilateral disengagement” policy, a policy rejected by a vast majority of the public in the January 2003 election?

Quoted by Middle East expert Daniel Pipes, Sharon had warned the nation that “unilateral withdrawal is not a recipe for peace. It is a recipe for war.” Therefore, Pipes denounces Sharon for adopting Labor’s policy of withdrawing from Gaza. Sharon, says, Pipes, is guilty of “reneging on his promises, betraying his supporters, and inflicting lasting damage on Israeli public life.”

Israel did not deserve a turncoat prime minister like Ariel Sharon. Nor does Israel deserve the Kadima prime minister of Ehud Olmert, who is nothing but a shadow of his comatose predecessor. » Continue reading “Israeli Governments Have Betrayed the People: A New Kind of Leadership is Urgently Needed”

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Knesset Against Annapolis

Israel's Knesset Votes Against Annapolis

More than half the Knesset members from both the Opposition and Coalition factions have signed a petition against Olmert's plan to give away parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority. The document rejects this unlawful plot to relinquish Israel's sovereignty over the Old City—the city holy to Jews throughout the world and to Christians everywhere who abhor the prospect of Muslim sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem.

The Knesset is of course the supreme law-making branch of the State of Israel. » Continue reading “Knesset Against Annapolis”

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Some Principles of Statecraft: How To Think About “Annapolis”

The Camp David formula “land for peace,” the basis of the forthcoming Annapolis Summit, is rooted in an erroneous and fatal assumption. That certain Arab leaders agree to negotiate with Israel on the basis of this formula has induced politicians in Israel and abroad to regard such Arabs as “moderates.” This assumption stands in striking contrast to principles of statecraft enunciated by Prince Metternich, the great 19th century Austrian statesman on whom Henry Kissinger wrote his doctoral dissertation.

According to Metternich, “to base one’s conduct in an important undertaking on faith in the moderation of one of the contracting parties is asking for trouble … to build on air, to gamble the future on one throw.” This faith animated Shimon Peres and Yossi Beilin, the architects of the disastrous Oslo or Israel-PLO Agreement of 1993. The same faith animates Benjamin Netanyahu’s insistence on “reciprocity” when dealing with Arab leaders. It was this historically unfounded faith that led him to sign the Wye River Memorandum, which surrendered large areas of Judea and Samaria to Yasser Arafat—a major step toward an Arab Palestinian state. » Continue reading “Some Principles of Statecraft: How To Think About “Annapolis””

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Motion of No-Confidence in Israel

A message from Francisco Gil-White.

Dear readers,

You have been examining our articles and our documentation [on HIR: Historical and Investigative Research]. You have become familiar with our doomsday scenario concerning the future of Israel, and the danger to the entire West if the forces of Jihadism and revived Nazism are allowed to destroy the Jewish State. Many of you have asked me: “What can we do?” Here is something that we can all do.

Chaim Wolfowicz, a citizen of Israel, created strongisrael.org in order to give Israeli patriots, and their allies all over the world, an opportunity to express their disapproval with the Government of Israel. This government is planning to expel the Jews of Judea and Samaria (‘West Bank’) and give these militarily strategic territories to PLO/Fatah, an organization tracing its roots to the German Nazi Final Solution and committed to seeing it through, as we have documented here: http://www.hirhome.com/israel/pal_mov4.htm » Continue reading “Motion of No-Confidence in Israel”

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Miracle

This article is about Rav Yitzchok Dovid Grossman. The man is amazing.—P.E.

A year has passed [since the Second Lebanon War] but First Lieutenant M. has not forgotten about the activities of  Migdal Ohr and his eye-opening experiences there. Translated from Hebrew.

A Light in the Darkness of War

by Shula Weissfer

“I remember the two weeks of near face-to-face combat, the confused orders and insufficient combat gear, the intense hunger, physical and emotional exhaustion and toughest of all, the self-imposed silence and disassociation with our surroundings. “Now is not the right time to complain, but when it is over,” we thought to ourselves, “when the air raid sirens stop and we are out of these fatigues, we can talk and the truth will be known.”

When the news came that we were receiving a day off, our hearts soared. We suffered so much stress and hardship. Where would we go? How should we take full advantage of this gift? » Continue reading “Miracle”

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Stopping Munich 2

How to Persuade Bibi

A group of eminent people—including former Likud Cabinet Ministers Uzi Landau and Moshe Arens—should confront Netanyahu and politely suggest that if he does not issue a public statement to the effect that “a Likud-led government will not abide by any agreement that compromises the security of Israel,” he will lose their support.

Note: During the Likud national convention that elected Netanyahu party chairman in 1992, Mr. Landau posed such a resolution, which Netanyahu rejected on the fallacious grounds that a democracy must abide by its agreements. As for Mr. Arens, he voted against the first Camp David Accord.

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Netanyahu Can Stop Munich 2

STOP THE BETRAYAL OF ISRAEL!

There is a simple way to prevent another Munich at the forthcoming Annapolis Conference:

Contact MK Benjamin Netanyahu [see below] and urge him to issue the following statement:

“No Likud-led government will be bound by any agreement issuing from the forthcoming Annapolis Conference, or from any conference, that compromises the security of the Jewish State of Israel.”

» Continue reading “Netanyahu Can Stop Munich 2″

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A Jewish Philosophy of History—Updated & Revised

Lightcatcher Books proudly announces the publication of Paul Eidelberg’s magnum opus A Jewish Philosophy of History: Israel's Degradation and Redemption (Updated & Revised), which unites three disciplines—politics, philosophy, and science—in reader-friendly language.

Since its first printing in 2004, dramatic events have occurred in the world which further confirm Israel's current degradation, but which also point to Israel's ultimate redemption. » Continue reading “A Jewish Philosophy of History—Updated & Revised”

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The Pathology of Democracy

Based on my book A Jewish Philosophy of History: Israel’s Degradation & Redemption.

In this essay I am going to show that democracy contains the seed of a mental disorder which, once understood, will explain Israel’s insane and suicidal policy of “territory for peace.”

In his classic Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville shows that equality, more than freedom, is the quintessential principle of democratic societies. By equality he means more than political and social equality. So pervasive is the principle of equality in democratic societies that it invades the intellect and renders all opinions of “good” and “bad,” “right” and “wrong” or all lifestyles equal. This is moral relativism.

Of the various forms of moral relativism I shall speak only of “positivism” or the “emotive theory of values.” It goes like this: » Continue reading “The Pathology of Democracy”

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Campaign to Save Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel

Courtesy of Israpundit.

October 12, 2007
By Elyakim Haetzni

“If I forget thee, Oh Jerusalem…”

The Quartet, into whose hands Sharon and his government entrusted our destiny, convened in New York to ensure that the conference—obliquely referred to as “the Peace Conference” by the hostile Israeli media—will force Israel to assume irrevocable legal and international obligations that nullify our rights to the heritage of our forefathers in the Land of Israel. This goal is to be attained, in diametrical opposition to the conditions stipulated even in the pernicious Roadmap, by reversing the order of these conditions. First, the establishment of a Palestinian State as an irreversible political fact, and then, “Inshallah”, this Palestinian State will dismantle the terrorist organizations (Abu-Mazen will dissolve the Hamas in Gaza!…), collect their arms etc., etc. etc.

At this second Munich in Annapolis, Olmert intends to establish a Palestinian State regardless of the fact that there has been no cessation in the Kassams launched from Gaza, that the bomb belts keep finding their way to Tel-Aviv, and that battles rage in the areas surrounding the Gaza Strip and within Judah and the Shomron. The conference will continue to pursue its agenda, impervious to the non-stop flow of arms through the southern border, breached thanks to the disengagement. The USA’s Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, too, who does not even bother hiding her unreserved identification with the Arabs, visits Israel for the purpose of ensuring that the Palestinian entrapment will be irremediable.

Do not buy the illusion that the conference is not a serious matter, and “nothing will come out of it”. » Continue reading “Campaign to Save Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel”

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