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Sleep Well, Mr. Shalom


“A day following the disengagement, Israel’s political standing in the world will become much worse than it is today. The pressure on us will become much more intense.”

- Foreign Minister Sylvan Shalom, April 13

Thank you very much, Minister Shalom! To have so clearly confirmed to us what many already knew from the moment Prime Minister Sharon first introduced his disengagement lunacy is truly a fresh blast of putrid air.

But is it not the epitome of cynicism for you to spit out today what you attempted to swallow for so long? Is your political position and the cushioned seat it comes with worthy of betraying G-d and country? Shame on you.

For months you and your compatriots (Livnat, Bibi, and others) vacillated between sticking to the moral obligation of defending and protecting the State of Israel and desiring to keep your glamorous job titles in the Sharon government.

You lent a hand, Mr. Shalom, to this conspiracy of cynicism, and you gave legitimacy to what amounts to the theft of an election. By not standing up and objecting to the physical, social and emotional coercion conducted by Sharon, you have given the prime minister’s actions your stamp of approval.

You have provided our enemies the tools they need to begin dismantling the State of Israel. You uttered useless, cheap threats and then proceeded to meekly buckle under for fear of losing the perks that come with your political office. Perhaps you pretend not to remember. Perhaps you forgot. We didn’t. Shame on you.

It’s never pleasant to confront the truth, is it? Politicians, especially those in Israel, usually don’t bother to respond to the outraged cries of a betrayed citizenry. After all, these hacks attain their positions by crawling on all fours or selling their souls to the devil (or both). And you sold yours, Mr. Shalom. You sold it for momentary glory. Because your moment in the sun shall pass – no doubt sooner rather than later.

You sold your beliefs and your morals, Mr. Shalom, and allowed political expediency to handcuff your soul to those of the most crass political operators and flimflam men. In the flea market of political jobs which were arbitrarily bought and sold by the prime minister to the cheapest bidder – yes, cheapest – was your purchase worth the pressures you now admit you expect?

Cheapest, Mr. Shalom, because G-d’s gift of these lands to the Jews is priceless, yet, you and your like-minded compatriots put a much greater value on fleeting political kavod – honor. For a few passing moments in the political spotlight you betrayed those who mistakenly saw in you a certain moral fiber. Well done, sir.

The day is drawing closer, Mr. Shalom. The expulsion of 8,000 Jews, by Jews, in and from the lands belonging to the Jews, will not go unanswered. Judgment day will come, and when it does, under which rock will you hide your guilt and shame?

Don’t think for a minute that your guilt can ever be washed away with the crocodile tears you now shed. The pressures, Mr. Shalom, and their consequences, are squarely on your shoulders as one who refused to throw off the yoke of Sharon – or was it a bear hug from the prime minister that kept you in place?

Now that you’ve betrayed your obligations and helped Sharon surrender to terror and begin his Great Retreat, perhaps it would behoove you to read the words of the Prophet Ezekiel:

“….And you, son of man, thus says the L-rd…to the land of Israel: ‘An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land….Now the end has come upon you, and I will send My anger against you; I will judge you according to your ways and I will repay you for all your abominations….My eye will not spare you, nor will I have pity; but I will repay your ways, and your abominations…”

About the Author: Isaac Kohn is senior vice president of Prime Care Consultants, a division of Target Care Holdings LTD.


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