The year is 2004
C.E. or 5764 in the Jewish calendar. Next year will be 60 years since
the liberation of the Auschwitz death camps. Europe was recently polled
and found that the plurality of people saw Israel -- not Arab terrorists
-- as the greatest threat to world peace. Dark ominous storm clouds
are gathering over the global Jewish world. Echoes of anti-Semitism
are being heard that have been silent since the Nazi era. It is time
for the Jewish people to take matters into their own hands. The memory of
the nations is short and fickle. While anti-Semitism is open and even fashionable
in some intellectual circles in Europe, we are seeing the thin veneer of
civilization even in America. The time for silent, backroom negotiations
with the political powers is long over. We must not rely on political leaders
for they befriend you when it is in their interest and abandon you when inconvenient.
The counsel of the nations’ leaders is counted as naught in the plans of
The future of the Jewish people is now one of existential survival. In these
times there is no margin of error. This is particularly so in the case of
the future of Jewish sovereignty in the Holy Land of Israel. We must
now blow the ram’s horn (Shofar) of our Redemption and circulate a bold call
to Arms to all Jews with a sense of their common destiny with the future
of Jewish continuity. The time for diplomatese and equivocation is over.
The time for brutal, straight-talk has come.
Jews from the Exile must begin to plan to return to our ancestral and holy
homeland, the Land of Israel. The historic Land of Israel belongs to
the Jewish nation and to the Jewish nation alone! A century of misguided
attempts to coexist with the Ishmaelite Arabs has proven an abysmal failure.
The division of the Land is not only against the Biblical commandment to
conquer ALL the land, but it is a fruitless policy. Every concession to the
people of the Sword is seen as a sign of weakness and leads to a demand for
greater concessions. There is simply no way to satisfy a foe that demands
the abolition of the Jewish State and the Jewish people. Let us be HONEST
with the world and say that the Land is OURS and that there is no way EVER
that Arabs can have sovereignty in the Holy Land. Their very presence,
and certainly their political rights, is a desecration of the very foundations
Jews are tired of the shedding of Jewish blood. Two thousand years is enough.
Sixty years after Auschwitz the loss of a single Jewish life to terrorists
is a blot on all the nations of the world. After all, it was the nations
of the world that stood by idly during the massacre of European Jewry, the
scales of justice weigh heavily against them. Even the Allies knowingly ignored
evidence of the Holocaust and lifted not a finger. Some complain that Jews
are holding the Holocaust over the heads of non-Jews as a “guilt trip” to
advance the interests of Israel. Damn straight—and these nations deserve
and have earned every bit of guilt they may feel.
The time has come to reclaim ALL of the Land of Israel. A “Palestinian state”
is a moral outrage and a geopolitical non-starter. The Arabs must be evacuated
from the Holy Land. They can be given incentives and the world should rightly
help in this effort. If they do not choose to live under Jewish sovereignty
and under a state run by Jewish Law, then they must emigrate to one
of the twenty-one Muslim states in the region. The natural domicile for the
Arabs is Jordan, in which the majority of the population are so-called “Palestinians.”
The United States would never think of giving up its historical territorial
birthright. Any foreign element that tried to set up a separate nation by
violence would be annihilated without the niceties of international Law shown
by Israel. General Sherman’s march through the South is a fairly honest portrayal
of America’s reaction to the idea of the dismemberment of territorial integrity.
Imagine if the revolutionaries wanted an independent state on the hilltops
overlooking 80% of the nation’s population!! No way. Americans are rightly
up in arms over illegal immigrants getting social welfare benefits and jobs.
How much greater is the burden expected of Israel to give avowed enemies
of the State and the Jews a vote, full rights, parliamentary representation,
social welfare and employment. Every time a homicide bomber kills innocent
Israelis, the world press can only think of the poor Arabs who can’t enter
Israel for their jobs.
Not one Israeli settlement in the Land of Israel should be removed. On the
contrary, ferocious efforts should be made to populate every inch of the
Land of Israel. The Arabs must be transferred out either peacefully or by
force. If Israel does not proclaim its ABSOLUTE RIGHT, then who will?
There are plenty of nations who are willing to sell out the Jews to placate
the Arab/Muslim world until the next round of demands. Dominant Islam “of
the street” is a supremacist doctrine virtually indistinguishable from Nazism.
Should one question my views, go to the sanitized site www.clearguidance.org
to see the “mainstream Muslim” view of Israel, Jews and CHRISTIANS! There
are links from there that justify the killing of innocent Jewish and Christian
civilians in the war to conquer the world through the Power of Allah.
Many wonder what the reaction would be to a proud Israel that demanded the
expulsion of Arabs from the Holy Land. It all depends on how the policy is
presented. If the Jews unapologetically point to the Bible and say “This
land was given to us by God as an eternal covenant," I believe most Americans
will respect that. If Israel tries to speak in twisted language about “security
concerns” or pragmatic reasons for separation, than the policy will fall
on deaf ears. The trendy Left that hates Israel will not like any policy
that Israel proposes. The principled Right and true Christians will respect
Israel as a nation standing on principles dictated by God. Once again, the
tide has turned and the forces of hatred and darkness surround the Jewish
people. Shall we learn nothing from the past or shall we pray and act on
behalf of ourselves and our children on the rallying cry, “Never Again!”
Israel can no longer afford to live in fear. The fear must be in the hearts
of every Arab occupier on Jewish Holy Land. Jews in America would be wise
to exercise their Second Amendment rights and learn to be responsible for
the exercise of their own right to self-defense. In Europe, no Jew should
leave his life and property to be protected by “the kindness of strangers.”
Been there, done that. As we reach the Era of a New King David, so the Jewish
people must reflect the times. The model Jew must not only be a good person
and a Torah scholar but must also be a valiant and skillful Soldier. Our
ultimate weapons are BOTH prayers and arms. We must become righteous Scholars
and Soldiers. As we begin to resemble King David, so King David will become
a greater reality for us.
Scott Shore is a political commentator and management consultant in Providence, Rhode Island.