I have been observing how many, if not most of articles, speakers and groups both pro and anti Israel have been focusing mainly on the threat of radical Islam, Iran and the bomb, and convincing the "outside" world of Israel's right or lack of right to sit quietly and securely.
All of this focus, energy, and funding and lack of, to convince everybody else of our legitimate right to our historical lands and heritage.
Indeed, it has become the battle of the day…world opinion, whose land is it? Senators, politicians, journalists, and activists from across the board occupy themselves with this issue, sometimes even religiously.
I even heard mentioned that Israel depends on the outside world to exist. Imagine, that if the White House doesn't care for Israel, we might disappear into the darkness. Forgive me if my naïveté does not allow me to agree.
I think we can safely say that many in the world are united in the effort to change Israel, as we know it, and not necessarily in a good way.
Many in the western world claim they would be satisfied with Israel turning over its heartland to the Arab residents. Indeed a move that would satisfy many of our own Jewish brethren, especially outside of Israel.
Of course the cries in the Arab world, and might I add especially in Arabic, not only call for Judea and Samaria, but cite that this is only stage one. This simply running the course of the Arab Spring, or as reality shows us, the "Brotherhood comes home".
But really, is any of this news? Has anything really happened in Israel lately that's surprising?
In Israel itself, the continued power struggle between Socialist/Labor Zionists and Nationalist Zionists continue, maybe there are more labels, changed names, but it is really the same old story.
On the one side the SLN (social labor Zionists) still dream of a Jewish State sans Judaism, and many are willing to chew off their legs to achieve this dream.
Opposing them, of course are the old Beitar School of Nationalist Jewish Zionists, both observant and not, whose Jewish State is connected to who we are, not just as a people, but as a nation and religion also.
Simply known today in the Israeli political arena as the "Left and Right"
Of course each side has its varied degrees, but that is essentially the basis of the internal conflict in Israel. At this point, it seems that the numbers are veering towards the “Nationalist” side, and this has the “other side” running scared. So scared that many have been seeking out their allies among our enemies.
In doing so, and choosing this strategy, these, let's call them Post Zionists for now, for lack of a better description at the moment, have actually not only strengthened and continue to strengthen our enemies, but infect many of our own people with an inability to see through the screen of lies and disinformation being spread about Israel.
This infection has adapted itself like a mutating virus and now disguises itself in many shapes and forms. The camouflage used has many an octopus seething with envy.
Names such as BDS, Jewish Voice for Peace, Young Jewish and Proud and so many others have become “carriers” of this infection without even realizing it…sometimes-innocent victims of self-hatred and loathing. Carrying the banner of Human Rights and Justice, these pawns of hatred trudge on under the laughing eyes of the likes of George Soros, Muslim Brotherhoods, and various members of the Royal Saudi family.
Generals Chomsky and Finklestein will claim later they were only following orders, as their knights Friedman and Cohen (NYT), Remnick (New Yorker), Beinart, Ben Ami (J-Street) and others belonging to the Order of Thom, shirk accuracy, responsibility and a deeper understanding.
Purim is upon us, a time we reflect on overcoming our enemies and reversing their despicable plans for our demise. Lets remember that the challenges we faced then still remains, our enemies still gnash their jaws at our doorsteps and are as strong as ever, and they are not only from the outside.
May we turn, with Gd’s help, all plans against our continued existence in all of our land, into blessings of success and joy!