Honestly, I think that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s greatest and most tragic mistake is his declared support for the so-called “Two State Solution.” By doing so he has opened Pandora’s Box which endangers the continued existence of the State of Israel and takes what was once the policy of the Extreme Left and puts it Center-Right.
Now, our enemies have an easy tool to use against us with the official approval of the Likud Prime Minister. Obama: ‘Difficult path’ toward Palestinian statehood. United States President Barack Hussein Obama is no friend of Israel but he’s a passionate supporter of the Arab terrorists who are slated to administer such a country if it G-d forbid comes into being.
This week I was interviewed for an educational program (I will reveal more when the program is released to the public) about how such a scenario would impact on my life in Shiloh. The person in charge wanted his audience to hear from a woman and told me to try to give a personal, rather than political slant.
The institute putting this program together stresses what they consider “Jewish Morality,” so I began by questioning the definition of Jewish Morality. Simply put, I disagree completely with their interpretation. Like too many Jews and Jewish organizations, this one embraces the idea that Jewish Morality means caring more for strangers/non-Jews than ourselves. They claim that this is a Jewish precept, and they strongly fanatically identify with what they see as “Palestinian nationalism” sic which they consider their responsibility to bring to fruition.
They unquestioningly support the “Two State Solution” and consider it sacrilegious to do otherwise. So my aim was to try to poke major holes in their basic belief.
I reminded them of the Talmudic Law which tells us that if we are in the desert with another person and have just one bottle of water which could save only one person, and both of us would die if we shared it, our instructions are very simple. The water is to be drunk only by us. We are commanded to save our life, yes, even at the expense of another person’s death. This and this only is Jewish Morality! We are not to endanger our life for the life of any other!!!
That means that it is against Jewish Law to “sacrifice for peace!”
All who recommend “sacrifices for peace” contradict Jewish Morality!
Another example to try to explain this is the story of King Solomon’s Wisdom and the Two Mothers:
Two women gave birth at the same time. One had a live baby and the other’s died. They fought over the live baby, each claiming that it was theirs. King Solomon suggested compromise. He would take the living baby and divide it in half, giving each woman half a baby. One woman accepted the compromise and the other refused, because she said that dividing the baby would kill it.
King Solomon then decreed that the second woman was the true mother, because she cared for the living baby and knew that dividing it would cause death.
The Land of Israel is a living being, and dividing it would destroy its present society. I have no doubt that G-d would not save the State of Israel if we do something so suicidal. Jewish History is full of cycles of destruction and exile. It would just happen again, and Redemption and the Messiah would be delayed.
The Jewish Morality in giving our enemies a state in our historic Biblical Homeland is as Jewish as Pinocchio’s “Honest John” is honest.