An Exercise in Futility; but not without Danger

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  1. Garnel Ironheart says:

    The Chazal note that Sinah M’kalkel et hashurah. Hatred disturbs the natural order. The example is Bilaam saddling his own ass (the donkey!) instead of leading his servants do it because his hatred for Israel was so great he could’t wait for someone else to do it.

    The hatred the rest of the world has for Israel’s continued existence and prosperity is the impetus for the repeated peace conferences, agreements and meetings that trumpet progress towards Middle East (and then, of course, world) peace in our time despite the fact that the outcome of each preceding one has been more fighting and bloodshed.

    Thus the Annapolis conference which is a rehashing of the Road Map which was a remaking of Camp David which was a renovation of Oslo.

    Rav Dessler once wrote about people being either givers or takers and how being a giver was the Jewishly superior way to be. However, I don’t think that Israel doing all the giving while the Arabs do all the taking is what he had in mind.

  2. Yehoshua Friedman says:

    There is no insanity here on the part of the destroyers. The world has regretted its Edomite kiss of the Balfour Declaration and the 1947 UN resolution and is proceeding to genteelly dismember Israel. The Arabs do not want a Palestinian state, they want to kill Jews. They continue to do that consistently. The Israeli left and American court Jews will do anything to prevent the likes of us running the country as they did in the days of Kastner and the Altalena and now. They would rather have no state of Israel than one which is too Jewish. The recent poll of non-O younger generations shows that none of them will miss us if G-d forbid we disappear. Who is insane? The idealistic religious Jews who continue to demonstrate, learn Torah and daven? What should we do? Start a civil war and get murdered? That would be both forbidden, to raise our hands against fellow Jews, and counter-productive. So what in the expletive SHOULD we do?

  3. Ori says:

    Yehoshua Friedman: So what in the expletive SHOULD we do?

    Ori: Speaking as somebody who grew up Chiloni in Israel and then left the country, I have two suggestions:

    1. Wait
    2. Raise your children

    As long as you do that, and Israel manages to survive, in a couple of generations you and the Israeli Arabs will be the majority. I suspect you’ll then have a civil war with them, and having more military experience you’ll win.

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