Sunday, August 28, 2011

Agree to Disagree

It seems that most seem to agree to disagree and are willing to stand together in unity and agreement about disagreeing and being “against”, therefore become unified in their disagreement. So I guess we can state accurately that the “Cons” have it.

I observed last week at one of the “Glenn Beck events how right and left wing Jews stood together against someone (Glenn Beck) who was being Pro-Israel. I understand the suspicions and the various ideas and ideals surrounding these events, but I do not want to discuss that here.

I watched as Secular Israeli Jews and Arabs from the North demonstrated against Haredi housing in the Carmel region. Of course there were plenty anti Israel signs being shared by the crowds…. More unity!

I listen as various right wing factions in Israel fight to claim how their way is the right way, while various factions among the Arabs in Gaza fight amongst themselves as to who shot the missiles into Israel.

While traveling around the US, I am told how I won’t be allowed to speak because I live over the “Green” line, in a…cringe!...settlement. But in the same breath how Arab activists who are not the best friends of Israel are invited to speak.

I stood by as Young Congressmen are taken to Ramallah to meet “Palestinian” leaders who speak of not recognizing Israel as a Jewish state and even as Israel as the “target”, while not being taken to the Jewish communities…all of this sponsored by Jewish Organizations.

I was even told by an unnamed right wing activist that I have to choose between the right side or the wrong side…basically his way or no way. Which I found amusing because I have always been told I was on the Right side of Israeli politics…silly me.

I am reminded of math class from Junior High School…something about two negatives making a positive?

We have become so talented at disagreeing with one another, at fighting with one another, we even cause more damage to ourselves than those that wish us gone from the earth. This has not gone unnoticed.

It’s not fair… we have to leave something for our enemies to do besides just mopping up our remains. Be considerate for “Pete’s sake! (BTW, Who is Pete?) If we are going to keep on going against each other, who is going to left to care for us, who is going to be left to “love” us? C’mon! Get real!

The Arabs are demonstrating against their governments… getting killed, but still demonstrating. A lot of disagreement there for sure, they bomb each other, kill each other indiscriminately daily, at least they can agree on one thing…and that will always keep them together, their hatred towards Israel and the Jews.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Left Hand, Right Hand

Left Hand, Right Hand…working against each other.

As the mystique of the unknown bears closer, the plot thickens, or more accurately said, sickens. I am speaking about “September”, in all of its possibilities and lack of.

For today, (so far) it is official that the “Palestinian Authority” plans on seeking UN approval for statehood on September 20th.

Now that it is settled, all that remains is how to react, simple, right?

It has been said that man is most creative during desperate times, I would like to add that man also reaches new levels of lunacy during these same times.

Many have already heard of a few of the possible reactions to such a declaration, the cancellation of the Oslo Accords, Annexation of Judea and Samaria, yelling at them “Bad Boy then huffing away… and so on to name a few.

Indeed the IDF is working hard at preparing for the various numbers of possible scenarios. Mass public demonstrations, both “peaceful” and not, the outbreak of violence, the renewal of the “Intifada” on a far more intense and grand level than the previous years, are just a few of the more gentle examples.

I am less concerned about the actions the Arabs plan to take against the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, we have seen it before, we will not be surprised, I am alarmed and “concerned” at some of the solutions being discussed.

Solutions of appeasement and complacency rather than stopping the violence seem to be getting the attention and ear of Senior IDF and Knesset members.

A few days ago it was reported that one of the possibilities that a court jester offered up was to release prisoners associated with the Palestinian Authority who are being held on terror charges as a gesture of “Good Will” prior to the declaring of this new façade of an entity. Of course this also comes in a package, the other part being further removal of other security measures designed to protect Israel and the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria.

To add to this masterpiece of comedy, it has now been suggested to further arm and release more weapons to the “P.A.” Security Forces. This “confidence measure” is being discussed so that these “forces” will hold back the expected mass demonstrations from attacking Israeli checkpoints. No mention of course of holding back on Israeli communities in our heartland.

Despite recent history, and a normal thought process, and going against every logical and educated understanding of the Arab world and its mindset, there are actually people in key positions who back this idiocy.

I do not consider them to be naïve, nor ignorant. I truly believe that there are nefarious motives at heart. I am not being paranoid, nor am I harboring any conspiracy theory, it is not who I am. I feel this to be part of the ongoing fight that the “Left Wing” in Israel is waging against the Jewish communities and Jewish populous of the heartland of the entire Jewish people.

I’m sorry, no one, I mean, no one can be that stupid as to think that if Israel further arms the Arabs of Judea and Samaria, removes essential roadblocks and more, that they will be so happy and confident in Israel that they will keep the “peace” as the Arab mobs sweep towards our communities and crossings.

I ask forgiveness if I do not have the verbal finesse and eloquence of the popular and talented writers and “bloggers” who frequent cyberspace. I admit that I observe these “solutions” from ground level, but I remember a decade ago. I remember dealing with the results and the same mistakes those who offer these solutions back in the year 2000.

I remember the daily firefights on our roads and the attempted infiltrations and attempts and successes at pure unadulterated murder, at the hands and by the weapons handed over by our own Israeli politicians and generals.

I stand witness today to those in the IDF and Ministry of Defense who wish to continue to protect and defend our people while a few doors down from their offices stand those who do not value nor wish to uphold that position.

One side stands up to our enemies, while the other motivates them, and worst, arms them… while we slumber.

Indeed, September holds to be an interesting time for all of us, where will you be?