Monday, August 29, 2005

Rather angry

Feeling kinda murderous tonight after reading this piece at FrontPageMag. Don't get me wrong, the article is excellent. Nothing new really, it sums up the continuous betrayal of the Israeli people by its elected leaders.
Prior to 1993, Yitzchak Rabin campaigned on two basic points: no talking with the PLO, and "Whoever considers descending from the Golan Heights is abandoning - abandoning - the security of the State of Israel." (I know that latter quote by heart because it was featured in a campaign by Golan residents against descending from the Golan Heights, as proposed by Rabin's party.) Rabin won the premiership from Yitzchak Shamir, who had allowed PLO representatives to be seated under the aegis of the Jordanian delegation during multilateral talks in Madrid.

The Oslo Accords then followed, passed through the Knesset only thanks to two Knesset members who defected from a now-defunct far-right party, Tzomet. These delegates were literally bought off at taxpayers' expense, giving Rabin a one-vote majority for the single most far-reaching decision adopted by the Israeli parliament. In effect, the last twelve years of history in the Jewish State were determined by a majority dependent on ideological turncoats and on Arab, anti-Zionist representatives.
Rabin got what he deserved. And Peres and Beilin deserve the same.
...Ehud Barak ran on a campaign of separation from the Arabs of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Ironically, he adopted a slogan of the far-right Moledet party, which advocates the transfer of Arabs to achieve the same end, "Us, here. Them, there." Within a year, Barak put forward a proposal to relinquish 98 percent of the land of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, to divide sovereignty over Israel's capital, and to offer the PLO 2 percent more land in pre-1967 Israel.

Arafat reacted to the proposal with the massive assault that became known as the Oslo War, or the Second Intifada.
Barak at least was honest about his intentions, he stated up front that he was about to give away half of Israel to the Arabs. Lucky for us Arafat was still alive then to turn him down.
...Ariel Sharon stated publicly on multiple occasions that unilateral withdrawal was both dangerous and un-Zionist. On April 23, 2002, addressing a meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee, he repeated, again, "The fate of Netzarim is the fate of Negba [a Negev town] and Tel Aviv." He would not be uprooting any communities, he declared, including "isolated" ones. For good measure, Sharon further explained, "Such an evacuation would encourage terrorism and bring pressure on us."

The Likud platform, likewise, read: "The Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza are the realization of Zionist values. Settlement of the land is a clear expression of the unassailable right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel and constitutes an important asset in the defense of the vital interests of the State of Israel. The Likud will continue to strengthen and develop these communities and will prevent their uprooting."

In January of 2003, voters sent Mitzna and the Labor party as a whole to an unprecedented defeat. Ariel Sharon's Likud won more seats than it had ever won before.
And Sharon is way overdue for a meeting with a bullet.

Where are the MEN in Israeli politics? Is there really no hope?


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