web analytics
May 22, 2015 / 4 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Home » InDepth » Columns »

Bibi’s Slippery Slope

        Senior American sources say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already surrendered almost everything: the Golan, almost all of Judea and Samaria, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, and even some areas inside Israel’s 1967 border – in order to retain a few settlement blocs. And what has Netanyahu achieved for Israel in exchange for this far-reaching agreement-in-principle? Nothing. Not peace, and not even international recognition that Israel is a Jewish state.

 

For years, we have been warning that Netanyahu is liable to drag us down a slippery slope. In the end, Netanyahu will not get the settlement blocs. But he will have succeeded in violating the integrity of Israel’s 1967 borders.

 

The Arabs, it turns out, really do not want a state. None other than British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin, not exactly known for his affection for Jews, stated to the British Parliament in 1947:“To the Arabs, the essential point of principle is to resist to the last the establishment of Jewish sovereignty in any part of Palestine.”

 

Nothing has changed since then. The main goal of the Arabs who live in Israel is to prevent us, the Jews, from having a Jewish state. They do not want their own state. If they really did want one, they could have had it many times over.

 

Netanyahu is relying on continued Arab intransigence. What then, is wrong with his strategy?

 

It might be fine if this were just a game. But when the prime minister of Israel agrees to surrender Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel – and in Jerusalem – it has far-reaching and serious implications. No other leader in the world would dare commit such an act. Netanyahu is playing with fire. Mahmoud Abbas does not want a state, but if the Americans force it down his throat, he just may take it.

 

If that happens, God forbid, it would mean that the only territory in the world that does not have an official sovereign today – Judea and Samaria – will be internationally recognized as non-Jewish territory. Israel will have officially surrendered the inheritance that it received from the Creator, and that was recognized as such by the nations of the world.

 

Nationalist attorney Elyakim Haetzni writes as follows:

 

” ‘Fate’ or Divine Providence has left the Chosen Land open for the Chosen People, as there is no state in the world that has ‘right of return’ to Yesha according to international law. The Jordanians invaded and in 1988 they surrendered their claim; the British Mandate that preceded them no longer exists; the Turkish, in the Treaty of Lausanne, surrendered their rights; and the Marmelukes are in the museum. All that is still valid, so long as there is no other sovereign, is the mandate that recognized the historical rights of the Jewish nation to re-establish its national home in the Land of Israel and instructed the British to ‘encourage dense settlement on the ground, including state lands.’ Thus, we are still the rightful owner, and only the rightful owner can surrender his rights.

 

“If, however, a Palestinian state is established with Israel’s consent, our land will be considered ‘Palestinian.’ Afterwards, when the Palestinians breach the agreement and the IDF will once again conquer Shechem, we will always be forced to retreat, because it will be ‘Palestinian land.’ Nazi Germany was destroyed, but it was exchanged for ‘a different Germany,’ because it was still ‘German Land.’

 

“Woe to the Jewish leader whose name will go down in history as the person responsible for turning Israel’s land into Palestinian land. There are Jews who would prefer to die rather than be responsible for such a historical catastrophe, equal to all the physical dangers facing us put together.”

 

In the meantime, “fate” or Divine Providence has saved the Promised Land for the Jews. But in Gush Katif we learned that Divine Providence also expects us to take practical action. We are not on the high, Biblical level of “God will fight for you, and you remain silent.” And as we know from our sages, we must not rely on miracles.

 

Sadly, Netanyahu is not among those Jews who would “prefer to die rather than be responsible for such a historical catastrophe.” If given the opportunity, he will certainly send this particular historical catastrophe our way. Clearly, he must be replaced – and the sooner the better.

 

And now for the good news: The past months have seen a tremendous surge in registration for the Likud. Soon, Israel’s political system will emerge from its winter hibernation and that is traditionally the time for political crises – both inside and outside the Likud. Those registering for the Likud now will be perfectly positioned to prevent the re-election of the same “catastrophe.”

 

          For information about Manhigut Yehudit’s Shushan Purim (March 1) dinner at Yankee Stadium, visit www.jewishisrael.org.

About the Author: Moshe Feiglin is the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and a member of Israel's Security and Defense Committee. He heads the Manhigut Yehudit ("Jewish Leadership") faction of Israel's governing Likud party. He is the founder of Manhigut Yehudit and Zo Artzeinu and the author of two books: "Where There Are No Men" and "War of Dreams." Feiglin served in the IDF as an officer in Combat Engineering and is a veteran of the Lebanon War. He lives in Ginot Shomron with his family.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Bibi’s Slippery Slope”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Tzipi Hotovely, new Deputy Foreign Minister.
Foreign Minister Hotovely: Tell the World ‘God Gave Israel to the Jews’
Latest Indepth Stories
Harris-052215

We take a whole person approach, giving our people assistance with whatever they need.

Shalev and Rabbi Levinger

During my spiritual journey I discovered G-d spoke to man only once, to the Jewish people at Sinai

MK Moshe-Feiglin

20 years after the great Ethiopian aliyah, we must treat them like everyone else; no better or worse

Sprecher-052215

Connecting Bamidbar&Shavuot is simple-A world without Torah is midbar; with Torah a blessed paradise

Many Black protesters compared Baltimore’s unrest to the Palestinian penchant of terrorism & rioting

She credited success to “mini” decisions-Small choices building on each other leading to big changes

Shavuot 1915, 200000 Jews were expelled; amongst the largest single expulsions since Roman times

Realizing there was no US military threat, Iran resumed, expanded & accelerated its nuclear program

“Enlightened Jews” who refuse to show chareidim the tolerance they insist we give to Arabs sicken me

Somewhat surprisingly, the Vatican’s unwelcome gesture was diametrically at odds with what President Obama signaled in an interview with the news outlet Al Arabiya.

The recent solid victory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party produced something very different.

The reaction is so strong that nine times out of ten, parents engage in some form of coping mechanism before arriving at a level of acceptance of a special-needs diagnosis.

“…his neshamah reached out to us to have the zechus of Torah learning to take with him on his final journey.”

The gap isn’t between Israeli and American Jews-it’s between American Jews and the rest of the world

More Articles from Moshe Feiglin
MK Moshe-Feiglin

20 years after the great Ethiopian aliyah, we must treat them like everyone else; no better or worse

MK Moshe-Feiglin

On the threshold of a second Holocaust, a Purim miracle occurred: Stalin died & the Jews were saved

Perhaps there is an emotional foundation-spiritual milk–that only a mother can give a baby?

Israel’s Memorial Day shouldn’t be a day of mourning, it’s a day to honor, not another Holocaust Day

Iran knows Obama, Putin, and the Europeans don’t have a Red Line beyond which they will go to war

There is no way to explain the Holocaust. I know survivors who are not on speaking terms with G-d. I know many who are the opposite. I have no right to go there…

Any Jew who ties his fate to Israel should be able to vote in Israel’s elections-even before aliyah

Just like Moses and Aaron, Mordechai decides to ruin the party…

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/bibis-slippery-slope-2/2010/02/17/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: