Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Arab Fifth-Column


The shiva week of mourning for the boys slain in the yeshiva massacre has ended and the home of the terrorist and his family's mourning tent is still standing. How is it possible that the government of Israel, which has destroyed thousands of Jewish homes in Gaza and plans, G-d forbid, to destroy thousands in Judea and Samaria, cannot bring itself to raze the home of this animal? No attack happens in a vacuum; the terrorist could only perpetrate this wanton slaughter in an atmosphere of hatred and violence. He was certainly raise by his parents to believe that a heavenly reward of 72 virgins to abuse and rape for all eternity would be his if he killed Jews. He grew up in a perverted society where the highest aspiration is death and murder, a society which emphasizes destroying others rather than helping or building.

Neither was the terrorist from a "Palestinian". He was a resident of East Jerusalem, with near-citizen rights. And yet it is painfully obvious that he did not consider himself Israeli. So why do we continue to pretend that the Arabs are equal citizens, to disdainfully believe that we can "tame" them? In 1980, when Israel annexed the entire city of Jerusalem, the Arab residents were given the right to full citizenship, just like the other Arabs of Israel, if they would learn Hebrew and pledge allegiance to the country; most of them refused. And why should they pledge allegiance to Israel, a state which they believe occupies their land? There is no Arab that can proudly support Israel! They are a fifth-column and have been involved in hundreds of terror attacks against Israel. Not only have the Arab Knesset Members not condemned or spoken out against the murder of the eight yeshiva students, other Israeli-Arab elements have actually implied praise of it. The main headline in the Islamic Movement’s Al-Mithaak weekly the day after the attack read, “The First Response to the Massacre in Gaza!!!” We have deluded ourselves into thinking that they are "our" Arabs, they they are loyal citizens, Israelies only differing in terms of language and faith. Little did we understand the Arab mind and we pretended that we could make them into good Israelies if only we raised their living standards. The Arabs don't want indoor plumbing or accessible health services- they want all of Israel, from river to sea, to themselves, judenrein.

One of the world's top authorities on halacha,Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, ruled on Sunday that it is forbidden to hire Arabs, especially at yeshivot, because it poses a mortal danger. According to halacha, it is forbidden to employ Arabs, especially in yeshivas," Kanievsky, a Lithuanian rabbi who lives Bnei Barak, told the paper. "It poses a mortal danger since we are at war with them." Rav Kanievsky added that he was amazed at the employment of Arabs when there were Jewish employees to choose from in the unemployment market. "How will Jews work and support themselves?" he asked. The state of Israel was built on the concept on avodah ivrit, Jewish labour and unfortunately, that concept has fallen by the wayside. Manual labour is not looked upon as an acceptable job for "a good Jewish boy" and so foreign labourers are hired. Often times, Arabs from East Jerusalem, Judea or Samaria are hired which strengthens their positions in the land puts us at risk for terror attacks.

Jews and Arabs cannot live together. To the Arab, all of Israel is his, and is only temporarily under Jewish control. He is biding his time until it will be his once again. We cannot let that happen. The only solution is expulsion. Otherwise, we risk repeats of the massacre at the yeshiva, endless attacks and pogroms. The status quo is a failure. The Jewish homeland is Israel. The Arabs have 22 other countries in which to exercise their political rights. I'll gladly pay for the flight ticket.

15 comments:

young_activist said...

I know of plenty of Arabs in Gaza who would gladly relocate somewhere else if you were willing to pay to help them establish themselves.

Bar Kochba said...

Exactly. The population of Gaza is extremely young and has potential but it is squandered locked in a life-and-death struggle with Israel, raise in a death-worshipping society. Israel spends millions of dollars every year to build fences and to have security guards at each public building. If it were to use but a fraction of the money to get the Arabs out, to the West or to the other Arab countries, think how much money could be saved, not to mention lives saved, both Jewish and Arab. I think that world Jewry should foot the bill.

young_activist said...

I honestly don't think most Palestinians would have any objections if Israel were to purchase their land from them (with respect to Muslim holy sites of course) and provide a better life for them somewhere else. If the money spent on all of those rockets Israel fires at Palestinians were instead spent on improving Palestinians lives then I think the conflict would go away.

Bar Kochba said...

That is what Kahane proposed. Instead, he was called a racist and an extremist. And yet you agree. I'm glad that we've come to an agreement.

I wouldn't mind if there was a state called Palestine. I honestly wish the Arabs good, successful, prosperous lives --- elsewhere.

young_activist said...

Relocations have to be voluntary. If Arbas in Israel want to live as Israelis then they have a right to do so. Kahane wanted to expel them. He also wanted to impose religous rule on secular jews. He was a racist and an extremist.

WomanHonorThyself said...

I read this too and was very impressed that this Rav took a stand..too bad no one in govt will ever ever ever back him up Bar!!

Bar Kochba said...

And what if the Arabs refuse to leave and have so many babies that they become the majority? Should Israel be expected to allow itself to implode?

young_activist said...

You know that I don't support the idea of making artificially racially pure states.

Bar Kochba said...

Me neither. I'm not quite sure what that has to do with anything as Judaism is not a matter of race. Israel is the most diverse country in the Middle-East with Ashkenazim (Europeans), Mizrahim (Orientals), Ethiopian, Teimanim (Yemenites), even Jews from as far away as India! Israel's purpose is to be a Jewish state, a state for the Jewish people in which they can have self-determination (a right extended to all other peoples), and will control their own destiny. Israel can only be a Jewish state if it has a Jewish majority. Therefore, the Arabs cannot be allowed to peacefully and democratically create a "Palestine".

kahaneloyalist said...

YA, Rabbi Kahane zt'l was certainly not a racist, members of his knesset list were Arab converts to Judaism. If he said, as an Arab you are born inferior to all Jews and can never be their equal; that would be racism. But he said any Arab who converts is as Jewish as the Rav himself.

As for imposing Judaism, what is a Jewish state without Judaism but a mediocre hebrew speaking copy of Times Square. At the same time the imposition of Judaism would be for public behaviors, would you wish to do in your home would be under your own purview.

Bar Kochba said...

KL, I would have to disagree with the Rav in terms of religious coercion, not out of a religious argument but simply it would not work. Nobody wants to be forced to do anything. What's important is creating culture and an atmosphere of Judaism. Just like nobody is forced to stop when the siren goes off on Yom HaShoah or on Yom HaZikaron, so too everybody will keep shabbat and the mitzvot in the Jewish state.

Brooke said...

Bwaahaahaa! Young activist!

If Israel offered to buy the "palys" out, the would stop playing the brigand and take false umbrage at the offer. Muslim pride would not allow them to accept the "evil Zionists blood money."

Yehudi01 said...

I have been reading the writings of Kahane zt'l, and I absolutely LOVE what he stood for. I am of the same heart and mind, (thus the last 5 posts on my blog!).

Maybe we could pay to have those relocated who would go voluntarily to any nation of their choosing...but those who refuse to go should be swept up and dumped in the middle of north africa. Israel needs to be arabrein

Eitan said...

As for imposing Judaism, what is a Jewish state without Judaism but a mediocre hebrew speaking copy of Times Square.

It surprises me that after some 8 months you still feel this way. What is the point of living in Israel if you do!?

Yasmine said...

Bar Kochba, you believe in God or not? Do you honestly belive that God's on your side? If you believe in God then fear him and do not have so much hate because you will have to testify to him on Judgement day. goodness. I don't think anything can come through so I don't even want to bother disputing this manner with some one so hateful.