Latest update: May 28th, 2012
“I shall not drive them away in a single year lest the land become desolate…little by little shall I drive them away from you, until you become fruitful and make the Land your heritage…” Exodus, 23:29-30.
It is almost 19 years since the infamous Oslo handshake on the White House Lawn. Shimon Peres, fool in chief, stated for all the gullible, “No more war, no more terror, no more violence… we are beginning a new era of the Middle East..” He was right – a new era of willful Jew slaughter was to begin when Israel revitalized a Jew murderer, gave his killers weapons and after signing what turned out to be a worthless agreement, Jews began to get slaughtered on the streets of Israel while the three not-so-wise men, Clinton, Rabin, and Peres looked like those three cartoonish monkeys – one covering his eyes, one covering his mouth and one covering his ears… reckless fools leading Israel to the first seven years of a Jewish bloodbath. The age of premeditated suicide bombers didn’t take long to begin, for on April 6, 1994 in Afula the first of the bus bombings began.
With short memories, too many Jews have forgotten the first 600 slaughtered Jews from 1994 to 2000. Next came the cowardly attempt by the little piano playing, cross dressing, most decorated General Ehud Barak who tried desperately to give away 94% of Israel’s historical homeland to terrorists – before Ariel Sharon took a stroll on the Temple Mount followed by what was” artistically” to be called the second intifada leading to another 1,000 slaughtered Jews. How many intifadas since 1948 add up to almost 23,000 dead Jews in Israel.
All along the way you could see the flashbulbs popping after more worthless agreements were signed and you could hear the despicable spin calling dead Jews “sacrifices for peace.” Pile up the dead Jews and let the big shots give their trite eulogies filled with platitudes telling our people how horrible it is that Jews have to die for peace, and going on to the next Kodak photo-op, the next Nobel Peace Prize moment – the next confrontation with those who spoke out demanding accountability but the only words they got from the machers du’jour was the infantile labeling as “enemies of peace”. Too many with thick wallets had too much invested to deal with the reality- easier to blame those who asked for truth. That these mentally deranged could obscenely accuse fellow Jews who were asking obvious questions as Jews were blown up on buses, blown up at seders, blown up at discotheques and pizza parlors, to look at the bloody reality. These peace pimps, in truth, were the real enemies of peace. So sure were they that peace was at hand, so invested in the charade they refused to see the joy in the eyes of the murderers, or listen to the words of the Arafatian inciters. They refused to read the school books filled with hatred as the next generation was being educated on vile lies and blessed martyrdom, virgins and sainthood for Jew killing. The arrogant peace mongers, the ignorant purveyors of perversity, those that refused to acknowledge they were wrong refused to see that this was a war not peace – they, the disgusting peace pimps – shrouded in shame refused to admit they were wrong.
Not long ago I heard a Rabbi in the middle of his sermon say “… we of the peace camp…” Can you imagine that after almost 1700 dead Jews that this ignoramus was still stuck on “… we of the peace camp…” I laughed out loud and he was infuriated. What he should have said for the assembled was, “We of the peace camp have come to apologize and beg the families of the Jewish victims for forgiveness” – but even today there are some that have yet to give up their delusions. This Rabbi of the “peace camp” is now safely in Chicago while his former home of Ashkelon is being bombed with Hamastan “peace camp” missiles and the children of Ashkelon and Sderot scurry into concrete bunkers on a daily basis.
It is time to face the reality, stop the insanity of blaming Israel for the failure of Oslo and the other worthless agreements. Its time to stop all the lies. Oslo never was about peace. It was about a lie tailored for the gullible. Even the lawyer who meticulously wrote the original agreements that Rabin and Arafat signed – a leftist in every bone in his body, Joel Singer, a Jew- boy doing his duty, realized shortly after the signing it was all a lie. But in a way I believe that Israel and Jews had to go through another deadly exercise to understand, with no excuses of political correctness, the reality and power of the Arab dream of the destruction of Israel. Has the world changed that much since the 1930’s?
Read today of anti-Semitism in Europe. Pick a country… England, France, Belgium…Jewish cemeteries are desecrated in Poland, a country of few if any Jews and yes the leaders do their perfunctory apology but have the people changed. If there was a vote today in the United Nations for a Jewish state is there any doubt of the outcome. But today there is a difference… today there is no British White Paper to stop immigration…today we have a Jewish State and, although today there is still the lunatic fringe out there, most normal Jews, even the 6% of the looney left who still religiously read Haaretz realize that a two state solution is nothing more than an invitation to national suicide. Never Again must be engraved in our historic communal memory.
In 1938 the noted historian John Gunther wrote:
“The concrete achievements of Zionism have been considerable… I have watched the immigrants come in at Jaffa on boats like troop ships from the ghettos of Lemberg and Czernowitz and Prague. No they were not handsome, vigorous young men. No, they were not led by any apparent inward fire. Instead they were wretchedly dressed and miserably poor… they looked like refugees from the slums. But a few years later I saw these same people tilling the soil, carving a livelihood out of the dusty rock of the Jordan hills – upright, alert, self-sufficient, with pride in their work and pride in themselves… the transformation was all but unbelievable… they had transformed the land (but the reality was), the Land had transformed them.” John Gunther, Inside Asia, p 548.
For 2,000 years the Land refused all who came and remained desolate waiting for a covenantal pledge to be redeemed and as the pioneers returned their love affair with the Land was reignited. 1948 was the first step, and in 1967 our people were reunited with our Biblical homeland. The lands of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel… of Joshua and Caleb… the Land of our Torah. The Moabites, the Hitites, Titus and the Roman Empire are gone. Our people are back! Oslo was a lie and now it’s time to dispel another lie. There is no and never was an Arab demographic problem.
Secular leftists in their hatred of anything remotely attesting to the religious over the years colluded with the Arabs to create what they believed to be a noble lie. It almost seemed logical. Falsely concerned as they were for the democratic values of Israel, the lie they cloaked themselves with was of the” Arab demographic problem”. For over thirty years they shouted that Israel will no longer be a democratic state if Israel kept the territories for democracy had become the supreme Jewish value for them. But they were wrong. I don’t recall a vote for King David or for Moses, but I do remember “… you shall not follow a majority to do evil…” And there is an important story about twelve spies, leaders of each of the twelve tribes, who went into the Land and while ten came back with an evil report… two came back with a report that the Land was a good Land of milk and honey… and God sided with these two!
The secular left has many a false god and the Arab demographic argument for giving up our Biblical homeland is one of the most specious. Over the last seven years a thorough study by Israeli and American demographers has been done regarding the real demographics from “the river to the sea”. Today there are almost 8 million Israeli citizens from “the river to the sea”… 6.4million Jews according to Dr. Steven Cohen, famed demographer (which includes slightly over 300,000 Russians that have not yet been certified as Kosher and which the Israeli government labels ‘others’) and 1.5 million Israeli Arabs. In the West Bank there are another 1.4 million Arabs, formerly citizens of Jordan, for a total Arab population from “the river to the sea” of almost 3.0 million – do the math. Today there is a 67% majority of Jews to Arabs from “the river to the sea”. It is projected that by the year 2025, there will be an 80% Jewish majority from “the river to the sea”. “Little by little I shall drive them away from you, until you become fruitful and make the land your heritage”. While the Jewish population in the Diaspora is shrinking, the Jews in Israel are becoming fruitful and multiplying.
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) agrees with the 1.5M Israeli Arabs per their recent population study of December, 2011. They can’t fudge those numbers since they come from the Israeli Bureau of Statistics. The largest discrepancy comes from the Arabs living in Judea/Samaria aka the West Bank. The head of the PCBS, Hassan Abu Libdeh told the New York Times on December 11, 1997 that “… the census is a civil intifada…” which works on two levels. First by increasing the numbers of Palestinian Arabs in Judea/ Samaria it enables the Palestinian Authority to rob the American tax payers because American assistance is based on the population numbers they give to the various U. S. government agencies. More people, more money… it’s logical but the inflated numbers are also propaganda used against Israel which the secular leftists have been using for their democratic rationale to give up the communities of Judea/Samaria. Lies are not beyond the Arab psyche. It is part of their culture but at least their noble lie is to get more money – the noble lie for the secular left is their intolerant hatred of their fellow Jew not just because of where they live but because of their perceived religiosity, yet ironically, over 60% of the Jews who live in Judea/Samaria are non-Orthodox. The secular left was willing to lie about Oslo and it cost Israel in Jewish lives. Knowing no shame, they have been willing to lie to try to rid themselves of their heritage.
It is written: “… little by little… until you become fruitful and make the Land your heritage…” In 2010, 75.8% of all babies born in Israel were Jewish – only 20.6% were Muslim (Haaretz, 4/24/12). In 2011, again for the fourth year in a row, there was a record number of Jewish baby births of over 127,000 to just slightly over 30,000 Muslim baby births. Today over 340,000 Jews live in Judea/Samaria with another 60,000 Jews
attending religious boarding schools (Ynet, Sever Plocker, 5/1/12) for a total of over 400,000 Jews in Judea/Samaria and growing. There is no demographic problem unless of course one believes that Jewish babies are not in the best interests of Israel. To those on the Diaspora left and the elitists of Tel Aviv and Herzeliya, I would like to remind them we have 6 million to make up for and if the world doesn’t like it, it won’t be the first
time. As the Diaspora population shrinks, Israel is the only place on the planet where the Jewish population is growing, and as it grows it will need more housing and housing needs land. The Muslims of the world have 11 million square miles; and of that twenty two Arab states have over 5.5 million square miles. The Muslims and Arabs won’t miss the tiny .0006% of land in Judea/Samaria (3600 square miles), our historic Jewish
homeland. Today. I’ve been told that over 85% of Israelis have a seder and 78% light Shabbat candles. Not so in America. It is clear that Israel and Diaspora Jewry are at this moment in history on different paths to the future. The future for Israel is to have the determination to declare a One Jewish State Solution from” the river to the sea”, and for Diaspora Jewry to appreciate the profound importance of the Land of our Torah…a
land given to our people in an eternal covenant long ago…A Land that flows with milk and honey, with computer chips and lots of Jewish babies mixed together with love.
About the Author: Jack Berger is an architect, real estate developer, activist and lecturer who has sat on the boards of AIPAC, AJC, and the American Jewish Relation Council.
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