MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home) is calling for Israelis to “come out of their indifference.”
“Yesterday, a bus bombing attempt in bat Yam ended, miraculously, without casualties, thanks to an alert woman passenger, the driver’s common sense and the Ruler of the Universe,” Yogev wrote in his Facebook page.
“A prime minister who would accept a program that includes giving away areas of the homeland to foreigners, or, God forbid, dismantling Jewish settlements – will not remain in his post for long,” he threatened.
Yogev, who served as commander of an IDF Special Forces unit, lives in the settlement of Dolev, in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria, with his wife and 10 children. A former secretary general of the National Religious Bnei Akiva youth movement in Israel, he entered the Knesset following the victory of the Naftali Bennet led Jewish Home party in January.
He continued to describe how, while the wave of terror is increasing, and Hamas is getting stronger in Judea and Samaria, Israel continues to release murderers with no return gestures, negotiate over our country, and turn over its security to an American general, smart as he may be—”all of it on the 66th anniversary of our independence.”
No sovereign country would dream of doing these things, writes MK Yogev. And yet, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is doing just that.
Just as it did following the Oslo accords, argues Yogev, the “peace” negotiations are only causing an increase in terror acts.
“Despite all the international pressure, we simply must stop,” demands Yogev. “We must abandon the indifference of the secret negotiations and say out loud what we will and what we won’t do.”
His list is quite sensible, especially if you’re a regular Jewish Press reader:
NO to the idea of two states for two nations within the land of Israel between the Jordan River and the Sea.
NO to turning over any territory, be it in the Jordan Valley, or the strategic mountain range, to the hands of the Palestinian Authority and murderous organizations.
YES to a democratic, Jewish state between the Jordan River and the Sea, through strengthening our hold and our security in all of Eretz Israel, and enhancing our sovereignty, to start, in the C areas, while offering the Arab residents of Judea and Samaria a better life than they could have in any Arab country.
MK Yogev points out that the 66% Jewish majority between the Jordan RIver and the Sea is increasing every year—as opposed to the now defunct arguments about the Arab “demographic bomb.” This guarantees a complete Israel’s future as both Jewish and democratic “for eternity,” Yogev insists.
Finally, the Jewish Home MK expressed his trust in Prime Minister Netanyahu, based on his own book, “A Place Under the Sun.”
Perhaps this last bit is good politics—get Bibi to do the right thing by citing a book he has rejected so completely by now, that back in 2011, former MK Michael Ben-Ari conducted a mock funeral for it.
Is Yogev being realistic? His points are certainly on the money: the closer israel seems to get to a peace agreement, the hotter Arab terrorism is getting; and the demographic threat, the big, winning argument in favor of two states, is evaporating, as Israelis continues to out reproduce their Arab neighbors.
The only point remaining, at this point, is European and American pressure. Can it be that the Israeli politician who’s used the name “Munich” more often than all his predecessors combined will not recognize that making security decisions in response to pressure from outside is a sure ticket to defeat?
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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