Thank You Ariel Sharon, et al.
by Ariel Natan Pasko
03 May 2004
An overwhelming majority of Likud Party members voted against Ariel Sharon's Gaza Disengagement Plan.
Thank you Ariel Sharon
for your Gaza Disengagement Plan. Due to your willingness to call for "transferring"
-- i.e. expelling Jews from a part of their historic homeland -- the Gazan
Jewish community; Likud Party members were given an opportunity to voice
their opposition to your plan. And voice they did; an overwhelming majority
-- about 60% -- rejected your plan.
Thank you Ariel Sharon, due to your threats against the Gazan Jewish community,
an estimated 70-100,000 people came to Gush Katif in Gaza recently, on Israeli
Independence Day (120-150,000 including those stuck in traffic or turned
away by the police), to show their support for the Gazan Jews and to register
their opposition to your plan. It brought the largest Jewish presence to
Gaza in modern times. More Israelis are interested in seeing Gaza today,
and connecting to the communities there, than ever before.
Thank you ministers Ehud Olmert, Tzipi Livne, Silvan Shalom and others from
the Likud; and thank you Shinui Party ministers, Yosef Lapid, Avraham Poraz,
and Avraham Paritzky for helping also.
And so as not to "discriminate" against the opposition politicians in Israel;
thank you members of Knesset, Shimon Peres, Dalia Itzik, Avraham Burg, Matan
Vilnai, etc. from the Labor Party, and let's not forget MKs Zahava Gal-On,
Yossi Sarid and those from Yahad (formerly Meretz), who just as graciously
helped the Gazan Jewish community, by threatening their very existence.
I'd also like to thank all those in the Israeli electronic and print media
who have jumped on the "disengagement bandwagon" to promote an ethnic cleansing
campaign in Israel. In particular, I'd like to thank the trinity of Larry
Derfner from the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz's Akiva Eldar and
Amira Hass, for their constant prattle against "settlers," and their support
for Prime Minister Sharon's expulsion plan.
Finally, I'd like to thank Chief Justice Aharon Barak and the Israeli Supreme
Court, who if they would uphold the legality of the Sharon government's Gaza
plan to expropriate the property -- with or without compensation -- of Israeli
citizens and expel them from their homes, would be setting an important legal
precedent for the future.
All these supporters of Sharon's Disengagement Plan believe it is for the
best interests of the State of Israel and it's national security.
Why, might you ask, do I thank all these people?
Plain and simple, because it's dawned on me, that as good democratically
minded citizens of the State of Israel; if they support "ethnic cleansing"
of Jews from Gaza today, tomorrow their support can be counted on, if a future
Israeli government comes to power that wants to remove Israeli Arabs and
the so-called Palestinians, from the historic Land of Israel, for the best
interests of the State of Israel and its national security.
Since I assume that none of these fair-minded people mentioned above, would
contemplate treating Jews in a different and inferior way, to the way they
would treat Arabs; I assume that none of these fine Israeli citizens planning
to "ethnically cleanse" their fellow citizens from Gaza, would discriminate
against people just because they are Jews.
Thoughts of calling them racist, Nazi, Judeo-path, or anti-Semite, might
cross one's mind, if that were true -- that they only would support the expulsion
of "settlers" i.e. Jews -- from parts of Israel, but since I'm convinced
that's not the case, one needn't worry.
No, these fine citizens, from Sharon, Netanyahu, and Olmert of Likud, to
Peres and his Labor colleagues on down, have opened the Pandora's Box of
"ethnic cleansing," never to be shut again.
In the future -- I believe not so distant -- a future Jewish leader can rest
assured of the political support of these people, to carry out a "transfer"
policy against "enemies" that threaten the lives and welfare of Israel's
Jewish population. Based on legal precedent, such policy will demand the
support of those who earlier worked to expel Jews from Gaza. If they won't
want to be accused of being racists, Nazis, Judeo-paths, or anti-Semites,
they will have to support such a policy.
Then again, they can admit the truth...and be prosecuted, by that future Israeli government.
Thank you Ariel Sharon.
Ariel Natan Pasko is an independent analyst & consultant. His articles can be read at: www.geocities.com/ariel_natan_pasko.
Email Ariel Natan Pasko
this Article to a Friend