Thursday, December 29, 2016

Like A Pauper At The Door

Kahane on the Parsha
Rabbi Meir Kahane- Parshat Miketz
"Pharaoh took his ring off his own hand and placed it on the hand of Joseph" (Genesis 41:42). What a divine revelation! What an open miracle! Mere minutes before, Joseph was a lowly prisoner. Now, in the blink of an eye, he had become Pharaoh's viceroy by whose command all food would be distributed in Egypt.
This sudden turnabout was a devastating response to Joseph's lack of trust in G-d when he asked the chief steward to save him. The Midrash states, "Joseph really only deserved 10 years in prison...yet because he asked the chief steward, 'Remember that I was with you...say something about me to Pharaoh' (Genesis 40:14), two years were added [to his sentence]" (Shemot Rabba 7:1).
A Jew who seeks help from a non-Jew out of despair and fear, lest G-d not help him, commits a grave sin. Had Joseph approached the steward with a DEMAND, because the steward OWED HIM A FAVOR, his act would not have been considered a sin. But instead he approached him with a REQUEST, indicating that he needed a favor from a non-Jew, and thus profaned G-d's Name by implying that he did not trust the Almighty, only flesh and blood.
From here we derive a major principle regarding aid from non-Jews: If the non-Jew offers support as part of a MUTUAL aid agreement, or payment for what he owes the Jew- we may accept it. Otherwise, we must reject it. Approaching a non-Jew or a country with a REQUEST for support- like a pauper standing at the door- demonstrates lack of faith in G-d and constitutes the ultimate Chillul Hashem.
The Jewish Idea
Shabbat Shalom and Chanuka Sameach!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Down With Chanukah 1972

Rabbi Meir Kahane Writings (5732-33) (1971-73)
Down with Chanukah
Written December 15, 1972

If I were a Reform rabbi; if I were a leader of the Establishment whose money and prestige have succeeded in capturing for him the leadership and voice of American Jewry; if I were one of the members of the Israeli Government’s ruling group; if I were an enlightened sophisticated, modern Jewish intellectual, I would climb the barricades and join in battle against the most dangerous of all Jewish holidays – Chanukah.

It is a measure of the total ignorance of the world Jewish community that there is no holiday that is more universally celebrated than the “Feast of Lights”, and it is an equal measure of the intellectual dishonesty and of Jewish leadership that it plays along with the lie.  For if ever there was a holiday that stands for everything that the mass of world Jewry and their leadership has rejected – it is this one.  If one would find an event that is truly rooted in everything that Jews of our times and their leaders have rejected and, indeed, attacked – it is this one.  If there is any holiday that is more “unJewish” in the sense of our modern beliefs and practices – I do not know of it.

The Chanukah that has erupted unto the world Jewish scene in all its childishness, asininity, shallowness, ignorance and fraud – is not the Chanukah of reality.  The Chanukah that came into vogue because of Jewish parents – in their vapidness – needed something to counteract Christmas; that exploded in a show of “we-can-have-lights-just-as-our-goyish-neighbors” and in an effort to reward our spoiled children with eight gifts instead of the poor Christian one; the Chanukah that the Temple, under its captive rabbi, turned into a school pageant so that the beaming parents might think that the Religious School is really successful instead of the tragic joke and waste that it really is; the Chanukah that speaks of Jewish Patrick Henrys giving-me-liberty-or death and the pictures of Maccabees as great liberal saviors who fought so that the kibbutzim might continue to be free to preach their Marx and eat their ham, that the split-level dwellers of suburbia might be allowed to violate their Sabbath in perfect freedom and the Reform and Conservative Temples continue the fight for civil rights for Blacks, Puerto Ricans and Jane Fonda, is not remotely connected with reality.  

This is NOT the Chanukah of our ancestors, of the generations of Jews of Eastern Europe and Yemen and Morocco and the crusades and Spain and Babylon.  It is surely not the Chanukah for which the Maccabees themselves died.  Truly, could those whom we honor so munificently, return and see what Chanukah has become, they might very well begin a second Maccabean revolt.  For the life that we Jews lead today was the very cause, the REAL reason for the revolt of the Jews “in those days in our times.”   

What happened in that era more than 2000 years ago?  What led a handful of Jews to rise up in violence against the enemy?  And precisely who WAS the enemy?  What were they fighting FOR and who were they fighting AGAINST?
For years, the people of Judea had been the vassals of Greece.  True independence as a state had been unknown for all those decades and, yet, the Jews did not rise up in revolt.  It was only when the Greek policy shifted from mere political control to one that attempted to suppress the Jewish religion that the revolt erupted in all its bloodiness.  It was not mere liberty that led to the Maccabean uprising that we so passionately applaud.  What we are really cheering is a brave group of Jews who fought and plunged Judea into a bloodbath for the right to observe the Sabbath, to follow the laws of kashruth, to obey the laws of the Torah.  IN A WORD EVERYTHING ABOUT CHANUKAH THAT WE COMMEMORATE AND TEACH OUR CHILDREN TO COMMEMORATE ARE THINGS WE CONSIDER TO BE OUTMODED, MEDIEVAL AND CHILDISH!
At best, then, those who fought and died for Chanukah were naïve and obscurantist.  Had we lived in those days we would certainly not have done what they did for everyone knows that the laws of the Torah are not really Divine but only the products of evolution and men (do not the Reform, Reconstructionist and large parts of the Conservative movements write this daily?)  Surely we would not have fought for that which we violate every day of our lives!  No, at best Chanukah emerges as a needless holiday if not a foolish one.  Poor Hannah and her seven children; poor Mattathias and Judah; poor well meaning chaps all but hopelessly backward and utterly unnecessary sacrifices.
But there is more.  Not only is Chanukah really a foolish and unnecessary holiday, it is also one that is dangerously fanatical and illiberal. The first act of rebellion, the first enemy who fell at the hands of the brave Jewish heroes whom our delightful children portray so cleverly in their Sunday and religious school pageants, was NOT a Greek.  He was a Jew.

When the enemy sent its troops into the town of Modin to set up an idol and demand its worship, it was a Jew who decided to exercise his freedom of pagan worship and who approached the altar to worship Zeus (after all, what business was it of anyone what this fellow worshipped?)  And it was this Jew, this apostate, this religious traitor who was struck down by the brave, glorious, courageous (are these not the words all our Sunday schools use to describe him?) Mattathias, as he shouted: “Whoever is for G-d, follow me!”   

What have we here?  What kind of religious intolerance and bigotry?  What kind of a man is this for the anti-religious of Hashomer Hatzair, the graceful temples of suburbia, the sophisticated intellectuals, the liberal open-minded Jews and all the drones who have wearied us unto death with the concept of Judaism as a humanistic, open-minded, undogmatic, liberal, universalistic (if not Marxist) religion, to honor?  What kind of nationalism is this for David-Ben-Gurion (he who rejects the Galut and speaks of the proud, free Jew of ancient Judea and Israel)?
And to crush us even more (we who know that Judaism is a faith of peace which deplores violence), what kind of Jews were these who reacted to oppression with FORCE?  Surely we who so properly have deplored Jewish violence as fascistic, immoral and (above all!) UN-JEWISH, stand in horror as we contemplate Jews who declined to picket the Syrian Greeks to death and who rejected quiet diplomacy for the sword, spear and arrow (had there been bombs in those days, who can tell what they might have done?) and “descended to the level of evil,” thus rejecting the ethical and moral concepts of Judaism.

Is this the kind of a holiday we wish to propagate?  Are these the kinds of men we want our moral and humanistic children to honor?  Is this the kind of Judaism that we wish to observe and pass on to our children?

Where shall we find the man of courage the one voice, in the wilderness to cry out against Chanukah and the Judaism that it represents-the Judaism of our grandparents and ancestors?  Where shall we find the man of honesty and integrity to attack the Judaism of Medievalism and outdated foolishness; the Judaism of bigotry that strikes down Jews who refuse to observe the law; the Judaism of violence that calls for Jewish force and might against the enemy?  When shall we find the courage to proudly eat our Chinese food and violate our Sabbaths and reject all the separateness, nationalism and religious maximalism that Chanukah so ignobly represents?  …Down with Chanukah!  It is a regressive holiday that merely symbolizes the Judaism that always was; the Judaism that was handed down to us from Sinai; the Judaism that made our ancestors ready to give their lives for the L-rd; the Judaism that young people instinctively know is true and great and real.  Such Judaism is dangerous for us and our leaders.  We must do all in our power to bury it.

CHANUKAH SAMEACH: May each  candle that you lite brighten your life. I pray for the miracle of good over evil in the times we are living in today. May we all celebrate next year in Eretz Yisrael, a country that is liberated and annexed in all our Biblical boundaries. 
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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Where Is Shimon? Where Is Levi? 1989

Kahane on the Parsha
Rabbi Meir Kahane- Parshat VaYishlach

"Shall he make of our sister a harlot?"- Genesis 34:31

Some 3,500 years ago, an abomination was done to a Jew in Shechem. Dinah, daughter of Jacob, was raped by Shechem, the son of Chamor. Upon hearing of the obscenity, Dinah's brothers- Shimon and Levi- went into the town and slew every male.

Last month, an abomination was done to a Jew in Shechem. A Jewish soldier was murdered when an Arab dropped a huge rock on his head from a rooftop. Upon hearing of the obscenity, Dinah's brothers- Chief of Staff Dan Shomron and the general in charge of the Central Command, Amram Mitzna- toured the scene of the murder, swore that the Arabs would pay "a high price" (the exact words of Shomron were: "There is no doubt that we will react in this area in a way that will make it not worthwhile for local people to throw stones and the price will be heavy. Every reaction is possible. You will see this in the days to come")- and then proceeded to blow up the upper roof of the building from which the rock was dropped and brick up windows overlooking the alley.
As they did so, Arabs in adjacent buildings whistled and shouted, "Allahu Akhbar, Allah is great," and former Mayor Hafez Touqan said: "This has no deterrent effect whatsoever."

Where is Shimon? Where is Levi? Where is the Jewish knowledge that an abomination against a Jew has been done here and it must be dealt with in the only way that Jew-haters understand? When Jacob heard of the act of Shimon and Levi, protested- not because it was immoral, as so many foolish Jews say- but because of practical concerns: He feared the retribution of the people of the land and told his sons, "You have brought trouble on me to make me odious among the inhabitants of the land...and since I am few in number, they will gather themselves against me and slay me" (Genesis 34:30). No, not a moral argument, for there was nothing immoral about the act of Shimon and Levi. Jacob was simply afraid of the reaction of the gentiles around him.

And the reply of Shimon and Levi resounds throughout the ages: "Shall he make of our sister a harlot?" And Jacob is silent. There is no answer. For his sons are right...
Chillul Hashem! To defile a Jewess and treat her as a harlot! Such a thing CANNOT BE!
And as far as Jacob's fear is concerned, the Ohr HaChaim comments, "If the nations see that one low person ruled over Jacob and did as he pleased, the Jews would not be able to survive among the nations. It is through [the killing of the people of Shechem] that the fear of the Jews will be on the nations and they will tremble before them."

Indeed, the way of Shimon and Levi not only leads to the natural terror of the gentile but also to G-d's approval: "And the terror of G-d was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob" (Genesis 35:5).

The fact is that when G-d commanded the tribes to choose special and distinctive flags that they would fly proudly as they camped and travelled in the desert, "Shimon had a flag whose color was green and had drawn on it the city of Shechem" (Bamidbar Rabba 2:7).
The city of Shechem? This was the flag of Shimon as commanded by G-d? This was what the Almighty wished Shimon to wave on high for all to see? No, hardly a sin, but rather, as in the commentary of the Maharzu on this Midrash: "Because of their bravery and self-sacrifice in Shechem. And even though Levi was with him, Shimon was the older and the main one. And this [flag] is his praise for his zealousness against the abomination of immorality."
Maimonidies explains the actions of Shimon and Levi (Hilchot Melachim 9:14): "The sons of Noah are commanded to uphold laws...and because of this all the people of Shechem were worthy of death since Shechem stole [Dinah] and they saw it and knew of it and did not try him."

The Ramban gives his own reason as follows: "The sons of Jacob wished to avenge themselves on them with an avenging sword since the people of Shechem were wicked and blood for them was like water. And they killed the king and all his servants who were obedient to him."

No, those who dare raise their hand in abomination against Israel, whether through rape of Dinah or murder of a soldier, have raised their hands against the people of G-d, hence against the Almighty Himself. It is a Chillul Hashem that demands vengeance and punishment. Shimon and Levi destroyed the desecrators, and forever did the flag of Shimon eternalize the act.

But there is no Shimon and Levi today.
There is only Shomron and Mitzna and Shamir and Arens- small people, unworthy to carry the flag of sanctification. Their pitiful reaction is worse than nothing. It adds to the humiliation, to the Chillul Hashem. It spits in the grave of the murdered soldier and guarantees that others will follow him.

The casbah where the soldier was murdered should have been razed to the ground and all the inhabitants of the city told that blood is on their heads and to flee before the sword of Shimon and Levi returns. OUT! OUT OF THE LAND! Shall our sister be treated like a harlot? Is the blood of our brother the soldier cheap? We need a Shimon and Levi today. We need a government in Israel that understands that this is precisely its role.
The Jewish Press, 1989
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Listen World Listen Jew - 1980

Rabbi Meir Kahane


Written in 1980

A certain resolution on Zionism has been passed at the United Nations.  In reality, it is a resolution on Judaism.  It is important that a reply be give.  It is important that the world know precisely what Zionism is and what the Jewish people are:

It is important that the nations hear our proclamation: Listen world; I am Zionist, I am a Jew!”

And listen too, Jew.  Listen so that you will understand yourself who you are and what and why.  For there is no escape from it even if one should be so foolish as to desire to flee the greatness and majesty of the Jewish destiny.  Listen so that you will be able to stand proud and tall and know what to reply with dignity and not hesitant defensiveness.  So that you will know from where you came and to where you go, without the former to is impossible to know the latter. 

“Our feet are standing within thy gates O Jerusalem.” – and they will never leave.  This is Zionism, and the Untied Gentiles call it “Racist” and debate how to take my city away from me.  Foolish world; sooner will the sun fail to rise tomorrow.  The Jews have come home to their Zion and have welded their city together with a fierce tightness that none least of all the humor that is the United Nations can sunder.  A people which patiently bides its time for millennia will not easily – ever – give up its state and capital.

[This article’s last paragraph speaks directly to the Popes and Obamas of the world.] B.G.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

All G-d Wants Is A Little Faith 1990

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Rabbi Meir Kahane- Parshat VaYetzei
Regarding Jacob's ladder, the Rabbis comment (Tanchuma, Vayetzei 2): "G-d showed Jacob the archangels of Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome climbing the ladder and then falling down. Said the Almighty, 'Jacob, why do you not climb?' Jacob was afraid and said, 'Just as those fell so shall I fall.' Said the Almighty, 'If you climb you will not fall.' But he did not believe and did not climb. Concerning this, Rabbi Shmuel Ben Yosina said, 'Nevertheless they sinned further, and did not believe in His wondrous works' (Psalms 78:32). Said the Almighty, 'Had you climbed and believed, you would never have fallen. But since you did not believe, your children will be enslaved to these four kingdoms...'"
G-d promised Jacob in his dream, "I will be with you" (Genesis 28:15), but Jacob was nevertheless scared when he left Laban's house and heard that Esav was approaching. And so, the Almighty sent an angel to wrestle with Jacob and wound him. As the Rabam writes, "Jacob was stricken and limped because he fled [from Esav] even though G-d had promised [to be with him]. In general, we find that anyone who goes on a path that G-d does not desire, or refuses to go on a path that He does desire, is punished."
Fear of man is the key to lack of faith in G-d and none of us, not even the greatest, is immune from it. And it is this fear of human beings rather than trusting in G-d which is the source of the tragedy which, G-d forbid, will befall us. In the words of King Solomon (Proverbs 29:25-26), "The fear of man brings a snare, but he who places his trust in the L-rd shall be safe. Many seek the ruler's favor, but a man's judgment comes from G-d."
Rabbeinu Bechaya in Kad HaKemach:
"And we have seen that the Torah warned us against fearing the nations: 'When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and a people more numerous than you, you shall not fear them; for the L-rd, your G-d, who brought you up out of the Land of Egypt, is with you' (Deuteronomy 20:1). The Torah further states, 'Who is the man who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go and return to his house' (ibid. 20:8). For the fear of the nations has conquered him, and while it is possible that he truly believes that everything is in G-d's hand, his heart is weak and his nature inferior because his soul did not grow in the element of trust...And there is no doubt that he who fears the might of flesh and blood is low of soul and he who fears man forgets the Almighty..."
The reality of our times. The fear of human beings and the erosion of faith in the Almighty so that we pay lip service to the general concept of trust in G-d but shrink from the reality of the steps we must take in every actual, individual challenge. And so we are terrified at the thought of losing American aid and President Bush and his Baker and his Dole send hysteria through the ranks of the Jewish rank.
We are convinced- in our lowness of soul- that we cannot survive without the gentile and thus are terrified at the thought of isolation. We see it as a curse when it is the greatest blessing imaginable. "And He shall drive out the enemy from before you and shall say: 'Destroy them!' Israel shall then dwell in safety alone..." (Deuteronomy 33:27). And the Ohr HaChaim says: "'Israel shall then dwell in safety.' When? When he is alone..."
Isolation. That is the role and obligation and destiny of the Jew. And how we have lost our way...
The Jewish Press, 1990
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

 K A H A N E
The Magazine of the Authentic Jewish Idea
May-June 1989   Iyar-Sivan 5749
ISRAEL  (excerpts)

In the Jewish State, a dream of ages becomes a nightmare.  For 2,000 years the Jew had a dream.  No matter where he lived in the Exile – Morocco, Poland, Yemen, Russia, Iraq, Galicia – the Jew dreamed the greatest of all possible dreams – that of shivat Tzion, the return to Zion.  The Jew of the exile, of humiliation, of fear, of terror, of pogroms and death, dreamed that some day he would go up from the fear and terror and humiliation and degradation; that a day would come when he – the Jew – would come home, would come home to his land, would have a state of his own, would exchange fear and terror and humiliation for sovereignty and pride and strength.  A state in which never again would the Jew fear for his life or dread walking anywhere in his land.  A Jewish State!  The dream of generations! 
            And so, today, we have a Jewish State.  Through G-d’s mercies and Jewish sacrifice, there exists, today, a sovereign Jewish State. The dream.
            The dream?  There is no fear in the State of Israel?  There is no humiliation?  There is no terror?  There is no gnawing sense of foreboding?  Of “what will be?”
            Months and months, a year; more, of an Arab uprising.  And the army of Israel that was able to smash Arab armies, nations; that won a war in Six Days, is unable to put on end to rioting by Arab women and children!  They attack the soldiers with stones, with firebombs – unafraid, taunting, cursing, hating.  And the soldiers of Israel stand in frustration, hobbled by insane orders, drafted by confused politicians who are themselves, ideologically bewildered and guilt ridden, unsure of the justice of their own cause and fearful of world reaction.  The soldiers’ hands are tied by insane limitations on their freedom to act in self-defense  (The Central Command insists that soldiers attacked by stone throwing Arabs only fire into the air and warn the mob to stand back; then, if still alive or not seriously hurt, to shoot at one of the stone throwers, and then – assuming G-d has been good – to shoot at the crowd).  Is it any wonder that so many soldiers simply do not enter areas of danger? Or, worse, back away from confrontation, knowing that if they do not shoot they may be seriously injured or worse, and if they do, they may be court-martialed, as so many of the finest elite soldiers have already been?  
            And as the Arabs see the soldiers back away; and as they see that army policy is to allow them, more and more, to do whatever they wish in their own villages – should it surprise us that they grow bolder and more confident, attacking soldiers and vehicles almost with impunity?  Is it surprising that little, autonomous Palestine “states” are springing up daily in various Arab villages where one can see PLO flags flying boldly from minarets and private “armies” of youths training openly with hatchets and swords?
            And is there anyone who should be shocked as more and more Jews are attacked as they drive along highways in the liberated areas as well as on roads inside the State of Israel itself?  And that is the greatest tragedy of them all!  A Jewish State that rose to free the Jew from terror and fear.  And today, in the Jewish State that did arise, there is terror; there is fear.  Jews are afraid in their own land.
            In Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, the Jewish holy city, Jews are attacked daily, with stones and firebombs.  Jews are murdered in cold blood by Arabs who are unafraid.  Jewish automobiles and buses are regularly attacked, with Jews injured – daily.  Jews fear to go into the Old City of Jerusalem through the Arab sections.  Rare are those who enter through Sha’ar Sachem (Damascus Gate).  In Jaffa, buses are routinely attacked. Jaffa is not in the “occupied territories” but is rather the home of Israeli Arabs –our Arabs, our loyal Arabs
            In the northern Israeli city of Acre, Jews are physically attacked and less and less dare to go into the Old City there.  Acre is a part of the State of Israel.  Automobiles driving along the Wadi Ara highway are targets of Molotov cocktails and rocks.  The number of Jewish automobiles using the highway has dropped by fully 50%.  Wadi Ara is not in the “occupied territories.”   It is in the heartland of Israel, running between the cities of Hedera and Afula.  In the Galilee, Israeli Arabs attack Jews, a grenade is thrown at a police vehicle, and police arrest Arabs of Israel as members of terrorist groups.
            Soldiers are attacked as they hitch rides – attacked, kidnapped, murdered.  Women soldiers are forbidden to hitch rides and men are strictly limited.  This is the free Jewish State of which the national anthem Hatikva, says: “To be a free people in our own land…”
            The bitter truth is that the Jew is afraid in larger and larger areas of his own state land. And the bitterer truth is that the Arab is not.  There is no area in the land, no part of Israel that Arabs avoid.  They fear going nowhere – at any time, day or night.  Arab kiosks and stalls are to be found in every Jewish market place.  There are no Jewish market places in Gaza or any other Arab town or city in any of the liberated areas or, for that matter, in any Arab village in Israel itself.  The Arabs would never allow it…. 
            The intifada grows bolder.  And it will – it must spread into the State of Israel, reaching into more and more Jewish areas.  For in the Middle East, in the mind of the world of the Arab it is strength and weakness that set the tone. When the Arab sensed Jewish strength and a Jewish army unhobbled by anyone – he sat in fear and passivity.  When he began to sense – rightly – Jewish weakness, hesitation and fear, he rose up to carry out the never-ending dream – the return of “Palestine,” a dream to be built on the ruins of Israel, the Jewish State.  The Arab sees Jewish weakness, hesitancy, impotence, indecision, fear – and he prepares the sharpened hatchet and knife.
            And as the Arab sense of power, pride, victory and, above all – justice of his cause –grows and flourishes, so does there arise, like some noxious weed, a growing number of Jews stricken with a sickness of soul that can only be termed a kind of spiritual and psychological AIDS.  Deeply troubled people, ridden with guilt, that time-dishonored Jewish disease, they were conceived in the psychoses of an exile of centuries, and born in the self-hate that afflicts so many of our people.
            Their guilt and self-hate drive them to question not only the justice of the Jewish presence in what they outrageously term the “occupied” lands, but even to doubt, in the recesses of their troubled minds, the very right of the Jew to have come to the Land of Israel in the first place, and take the land from the indigenous “Palestinians.”  To be sure, they are not only afflicted with guilt and self-hate, they also lack the courage to cure their affliction, for if it is true for them that the Jews are thieves and have stolen the land from the Arabs, then is not the moral solution for the leftist to stand up and give up, give “back” his kibbutz?  Give it “back” to the poor Arabs?  Of course, that is the normal step for a “thief” whose conscience has been stricken.  But not only does the Jewish leftist and liberal in Israel suffer from a disease-ridden soul of guilt, he also lacks the courage to act on it by returning his “stolen” land.  
            They wallow; do the leftists and self-proclaimed moralists, in this vomit of guilt, their self-hate growing in proportion to their lack of moral courage.  And so, in a desperate effort to win a crumb of Arab forgiveness and to somehow soothe their own tortured soul, they are compelled to support the Arab position on every issue.  They become trumpets of shrill criticism and attack on the State of Israel, on the Army of Israel, on the People of Israel.  On themselves. They march for the poor “Palestinians,” they bleed and weep for the “Palestinians,” they demand a homeland for the poor “Palestinians.”  “The poor Palestinians?”  Innocent victims of Israeli aggression?
            Land for peace?  By all means.  The Jews who were the victims of countless efforts to destroy them and who are the rightful owners will keep the land and be prepared to graciously give the murderous Arabs peace.
            And above all, no guilt!  What causes a Jewish people that has suffered thousands of dead and tens of thousands of wounded and maimed at the hands of the Arabs, fail to understand that they are a cruel enemy, bent on destroying Israel and decimating the Jews?  What causes Jews who see the brutality and treachery and viciousness with which Arabs massacre each other, refuse to see what our fate would be if we would be so mad as to give them the slightest opportunity to do to us what they dream to do to us? Above all, what makes a Jewish people that has only one land and has returned to that land, to feel guilty over it and to accept the myth of a “Palestine” and a “Palestinian people?”
            There are no Palestinian people and there is no Palestine!  There is not, there never was, and please G-d, there will never be.
            If something is really yours – you leap upon it, you proclaim it so and you take very step possible to insure that it will be yours forever.  If you do not, then your pious speeches about ownership will be met with doubt and disbelief.  And on the other hand, when the other side – the Arabs – daily, hourly, and loudly, proclaim that the land is “Palestine” what the world sees is an apparent choice between Arabs who claim that the land is theirs and who fight and die for it, and Jews who keep a “status quo” which is nothing more than “the occupied territories.”  
What do we expect from any objective person?

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