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Prominent American Jews Who Are Ruled by Fear

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives the Levy Report from retired judge Edmond Levy

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives the Levy Report from retired judge Edmond Levy
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Israel’s right to exist is not determined by its degree of commitment to “a two-state vision,” but rather by its rights under international law and its ability to defend itself against encroachments against those rights. The only thing that can come of surrendering those rights de jure is that we will be forced to give them up de facto as well.

There is also the implication — a sure sign of Oslo Syndrome infection — that if only we make this new concession, the “international community” will finally accept us. Have any of the previous withdrawals or concessions to the Palestinians brought anything other than additional demands or rockets and terrorism?

The “international community” has no problem with the racist exclusionary state that the Arabs plan to set up. Of course Jews will not be able to live in an Arab Palestine! But it is very, very concerned about the rights of Arabs living in Israel. Does this asymmetry tell us anything?

The last sentence suggests that we have no options other than surrendering our rights to Judea and Samaria, or annexing all of it and accepting all of its Arab population as citizens. But this is by no means an exhaustive dichotomy.

Finally, look at the language of the letter: “We fear that if approved…,” “Our great fear is…” [my emphasis added]. How revealing! And how inappropriate for representatives of a Jewish people with a sovereign state.

We are confident that with your deep understanding of the gravity of this situation, and your unprecedented political strength, you will ensure that adoption of this report does not take place.

I wonder.

About the Author: Vic Rosenthal created FresnoZionism.org to provide a forum for publishing and discussing issues about Israel and the Mideast conflict, especially where there is a local connection. Rosenthal believes that America’s interests are best served by supporting the democratic state of Israel, the front line in the struggle between Western civilization and radical Islam. The viewpoint is not intended to be liberal or conservative — just pro-Israel.


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8 Responses to “Prominent American Jews Who Are Ruled by Fear”

  1. alanb says:

    It’s very telling that the first comment would come from an anti-Semite like this “Start Loving” character. The anti-Israel crowd is just sitting, ready to pounce…ready to spew anti-Israel/anti-Jewish venom in response to anything…that’s ANYTHING…that’s said or written about an Israeli position no matter what it relates to. The substance of Mr. Rosenthal’s article isn’t even addressed…why should it be?…to the ilk of the anti-Israel crowd, logic, truth, history, decency all mean absolutely nothing.
    Regardless of one’s position on the issue of the settlements, what Mr. Rosenthal says, here, is finally being said, after so long a time of empty hope leading to a disregard for the reality of Israel’s legal position concerning the territories. People like “Start Loving” and those that Mr. Rosenthal refers to in his article will continue to ignore the rockets aimed at civilians…they’ll continue ot disregard the daily demonization of a People…but the truth will remain exactly as Mr. Rosenthal articulately states it to be. Hope that Israel will not abandon what is genuinely Israel’s for no good reason, is not lost because Mr. Rosenthal reminds us all that there is, indeed, a good reason for it.

  2. Guy Peters says:

    the problem is ” disconnected ” ” Jewish ” people ; a ] disconnect from TROAH , TRUTH ; b] disconnect from ISRAEL , c] disconnect from Reality ; I , know too many , far too many , even ” wealty ” Jews” who have No interest in ISRAEL , have been all over the world , yet have never been to ISRAEL , have no interest ; too many ” Jews’ worldwide have no LOVE for TORAH , TRUTH either , frankly , I do not understand why ” they ” even claim to be ” Jewish ” anyway , basically , they are NOT ! One tattooed fellow the other day , for example claiming to be ” Jewish ” had only told me that his name was ” Jewish ” Rosenberg [ ? ] what he meant by that , his only claim to being ” Jewish ” was beyong me ,actually , one of the arquitects of NAZI Germany was a ” Rosenberg” , not ” Jewish ” at all ; as for too many ‘ prominent ” Jewish ” in the U.S.[ and elsewhere ] the better ones are ” disconnected ” while the worst cases are , well , just far worse

  3. there never is going to be peace with islam as islam can’t accept a dhimmi state as a equal.

  4. Start Loving says:

    So, as soon as your writing and position is 'pro Israel,' or 'pro Palestine,' it is propaganda, part of a war effort. Truly, thank you for that clarity and honesty. It isn't that you have anything against the Palestinians. It is that they are not worthy of any consideration at all. The only thing on earth worthy of consideration is Israel and the Israeli Jews. Do you have any idea how dangerous to humanity that makes you? What a plague that makes you? Few people hate cells, organisms, species per se. But when to that species, organism they, the onlooker and potential victim, are nothing more than something to be preyed on, disposed of, exploited, exterminated… well, hate is the psychological mechanism that enables one to set themselves against the threatening entity, be it cancer, Ebola, polio, wolves, Nazis or right-wing nut job Israel-and-Israelis are the only humanoids that matter folks, like you.

  5. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Ooooo. They're scared about what the goyim will think.

  6. Chaiya Eitan says:

    It is Assad of Syria who is dangerous to humanity, you fool. You don't even realize what the ramifications of a 'palestinian' state would be for Israel. Go away….

  7. Tex Guest says:

    NO DEALS WITH ARABS! GET IT?

  8. Start Loving says:

    My point, well, thank you, you make it again. All that matters is the Israeli state, and the so-called jews. Oh, not the 'real' Jews, you know, the ones placing their bodies between the vile, sub-human Israeli settlers and the Palestinian farmers they are raping and pillaging; or the 'real' Jews like Rabbi Abraham Heschel that treated ALL humans as brothers. No, the fake jews; no one is safe from them because all of us 'others,' you know, NOT God's Chosen, at some point can be seen as in their way, and because all that matters to them is themselves, well, you know how cancer is. It has no animosity to the 'other' cells. They just have zero value, so they get exterminated. There were one of two lessons to be learned by the world, and jews, from the holocaust: 1. Never again to ANYONE; 2. Or the Golda Maier version – NEVER AGAIN TO US, NO MATTER WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO OTHERS. You know, Hitler's version. You've learned his, well.

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