Friday, July 25, 2008

Dust at our Feet

The other day, while we were touring the Kotel tunnels, our guide told us a fascinating story. A famous Israeli archaeologist (whose name escapes me) had a very peculiar Tish Be'Av ritual. Every Tisha Be'Av, he would go to the Israel Museum and scream. At this museum stands a very large statue of the victorious emperor Vespasian standing arrogantly in his triumph over the Jewish rebels. The archaeologist would yell at the statue, taunting him over the disappearance of the mighty Roman Empire. He would ask him where his people vanished to. While all that is left of Vespasian is this statue, the Jewish people once again live in their land.

Today, we toured the Crusader fortress of Akko. I soon thought of how strong the Crusaders were and how they no longer exist. Besides a few piles of stones and artifacts, there are no traces of them. How much Jewish blood has been spilled by the hands that built Akko? Before setting off to battle the heathens in the East, they decided to massacre the christ-killers among them. The Crusaders massacred entire Jewish communities in the Rhineland, in Germany and France. The massacres were so traumatic that the Jews wrote a special memorial prayer, "Av HaRachamim", that is still recited every Shabbat morning, 900 years later. When the Crusaders finally reached the Holy Land, they slaughtered the entire Jewish community of Jerusalem. Blood ran through the streets up to their knees. These marauders who seemed so powerful, so mighty, are but dust. The irony is that today, their christ-killing victims, the Jewish people, tour their empty sites.

Every people that has opposed the Jewish people has disappeared. The Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Nazis and Communists are gone. All is temporary, except for the nation of Israel. Very soon indeed, we will walk in the ruins of Hamas and Hizbullah. Ahmadinejad and Nasrallah will be names in a history book, while the Jewish people dwells firmly in its own land. We will tour museums full of "Palestinian" flags, suicide belts and other Islamic weapons of terror. They will be gone, dust and ashes, wiped away and relegated to the dustbin of history and the Jews will remain.

May it happen speedily in our days. Shabbat Shalom.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bought with Suffering

Not again, I thought as I saw the ambulances and policemen racing to the scene. We quickly ran back to our hotel and, looking out our window, we could see overturned cars and a tractor. In a copycat attack, an Arab tractor driver ran amok on a crowded Jerusalem street, attempting to kill and maim as many Jews as he could. All the Israelis had already grown used to such attacks and after initial shock, they continued with their lives, undaunted by the acts of a homicide terrorist.

Reading the newspaper and watching the news, my heart breaks. Why does this one little people deserve so much suffering and pain? This legacy of loss is written deeply on the face of every Israeli. Unfortunately, they are no strangers to hardship. Sitting in a restaurant in Jaffa, the waitress, along with everybody in the restaurant, was glued to the TV, watching a tearful Karnit Goldwasser mourn over the coffin of her husband. The mood in the air was tense and tragic. The waitress looked at us with pained eyes and said: "this is a sad day for Israel." Across the border, our enemies were celebrating the release of a vile child murderer, praising his "heroic" act of bashing in the skull of a 4-year old. Such good people are surrounded in a sea of bastards who only wish them bad. The lives of many more Jewish children have certainly been endangered by the release of this unrepentant monster.

Some Jews in the Diaspora, fed up with Israeli scandals and problems, are ready to wash their hands of the Zionist experiment. Speaking with the people of Israel, living proudly in the land of Israel, I say that I will never do that. Yes, I know that the Israeli leadership is inept and completely corrupt. I am aware that Israel is suffering from serious drought and that the waters of the Kinneret are receding at an alarming rate. I am conscious of the fact that Israel finds itself alone in a world of suicide bombers, terrorists and nuclear-bent mullahs and that its "friends" are adamant that Israel surrender large chunks of Jewish land and effectively commit suicide. Israel has no shortage of problems and Israeli society has many fractures and fault lines. Nonetheless, the strength and resilience of the nation that dwells in Zion is endless. While the government may be living in a fantasy world, the average person is beginning to get it. Israelis are committed ad determined to live in their own land in safety and security,

What did the kind lady working at the Falafel shop do to deserve all of the pain inflicted upon her by cruel enemies? What about the Russian immigrant, with his kids, who was injured in a terrorist attack? The little boy who wakes up every night screaming from the constant bombardment of his homes in Sderot? The old lad who survived the Holocaust only to be murdered in her own country by Islamic terrorists? Israel is filled with amazing and strong people. The nation that dreamed for 2000 years of returning home is not about to call it quits because of some terrorists. The Talmud teaches us that the land of Israel is bought with suffering. Sadly, every inch of our holy land has been purchased with the blood, sweat and tears of the citizens of the state of Israel. It is simply naive on the part of anyone in the Diaspora, or any non-Jew, to think that the people of Israel is ready to forfeit so easily.

Monday, July 7, 2008

I'm Off

Well, I'm leaving tonight to Israel. I'll be there for a month and then I'll be in Paris for a week. I may have Internet access so I'll try to post. Bye!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Murder in the Jerusalem

The "peace of Islam" has once again reared its ugly head, this time in the streets of Jerusalem. A rabid, murderous Arab went on a deadly killing spree with a tractor on the crowded streets of Jerusalem. This cruel and evil person killed three woman, and injured tens. In his rampage, a baby was thrown from a car by its mother to same it from being killed. Today, new names are added to the list of Jewish orphans and widows from Islamic terror.

The attacker, may his name be blotted out, was the father of two, had a family, a job and a life yet he prefered to throw it all away for the ultimate goal of killing Jews. It was irrelevant to him that his two children will be now father, and his wife a widow, since his offspring probably are celebrating his "martyrdom" and wish to follow in his example. The terrorist was a member of the vile pseudo-nation known as the "Palestinians", a people so odious and evil which worship nothing but death and hatred. This is a society which raises its kids with the idea that the highest goal is to murder in the name of their sick god. Children are indoctrinated to view Jews as subhuman and are encouraged to grow up to be suicide bombers. Their society is so depraved in that it values death above life and abuses its children by teaching them only to kill. It has contributed nothing to the world, cannot build but only destroy. According to witnesses, the terrorist screamed "Allahu Ackbar" before he was shot by an off-duty policeman-- G-d is great! How sick is that? What kind of deity demands the blood of defenseless women and children? All those who believe that Jews and Muslims worship the same G-d are false. The god of Islam is evil, perverted and demonic. It is no god. In his name, yeshiva students are gunned down, children trampeled and babies shot by snipers. There can be no peace with this vile nation. They have been taught and brain-washed that Jews are evil and that killing them pleases their satanic god. They violate every sort of agreement or treaty made with them. But a few hours after the beginning of the supposed "calm" between Israel and Hamas, the barbarians were firing rockets at Sderot schools and homes. Their depraved society knows nothing but war and mayhem. The streets of Gaza are overflowing with sewage because the pipes were used to build missiles with which to maim and murder Jews. How can we continue to tolerate them and to show them mercy? They violate all forms of human decency and moral codes. Their only code is to slaughter to satiate their monstrous god. This is the epitomy of "Palestinian" heroism: the cold-blooded slaughter of innocent civilians.

The bulldozer belonged to the construction company which the murderer worked for. He was an Arab from East Jerusalem and held an Israeli ID card. When will we stop being stupid and sacrificing Jewish lives at the altar of political correctness? Arab labour must be forbidden. The Arabs are our enemies and it makes no sense militarily to allow them access to Israeli society. In the brutal terror attack last March, it was an Arab driver who worked for the yeshiva who gunned down 8 students in the library at Mercaz HaRav. In the past, "Israeli" Arabs have plotted to poison the foo at Israeli restaurants, have assisted terrorists and have collaborated many times with Hamas and other terror organizations. The early pioneers who founded the State instituted policies of avodah ivrit, Jewish labour, for practical and ideological reasons. They felt that if the Jews were to strengthen their bond with the Land of Israel and to revive their ancient homeland, they would need to rely on thier own strengths and not on the Arabs. The Jewish State could not be built by Arab labour. Besides this, the Arabs who defended the settlements often times stole from them and were useless in the event of an attack. Today, we cannot have a self-sufficient society if all of the Jews are doctors, lawyers and businessmen and the Arabs serve as cheap manual labour. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court banned all forms of avodah ivrit and forbade contracting government jobs to firms which only hired Jews. How many more examples do they need of Arabs who have access to Jews in compromising positions being involved in terror attacks to learn? The Arab workers are a Trojan horse, aiming to destroy Israeli society from within. How many more dead Jews, orphaned children and widowed mothers? Is Jewish blood that cheap?

We know, due to our weak and spineless leaders, there will be no retaliation. The family of the murderer will be allowed to hold a mourning tent from their shaheed and the Israel government will wrangle its hands in indecision. There will be no military action to end the attacks or to restore the pride of Israel. The Arabs laugh at Israel' weakness. Any mercy that Israel's leaders feel towards the Arabs is not indicative of higher moral standing; it is the mercy of fools. It is foolish and dangerous to allow this fifth-column to live among us and to have access to Israel's soft underbelly. They are pure evil, dedicated to wiping us out. They are so brazen as to proudly show the media their hands dripping with Jewish blood. They feel no shame or guilt at this but seek to garner the world's sympathy and support. Silently, the world smiles as Jews are murdered and shuts its eyes. There will no condemnation from the UN. I wonder how many of those who protested Israel's accidental killing of terrorism supporter Rachel Corrie, when she dove in front of a bulldozer trying to level a terrorist's house. The Israeli bulldozer did not see the terrorist-loving fool, but the attacker in Jerusalem aimed directly for the most vulnerable. Of course, people will find an excuse or a rationale for theis cold-blooded murder. It's the "Occupation", Israel' genocidal policies, "Apartheid", oppression, poverty, racism. The only thing that will not be named is the "Palestinian" culture committed to death.

Cross-posted to Goat's Barnyard and Stop Raping Israel