Op-Ed: Speech to the Flemish Parliament
Professor Hillel WeissThe author is a noted researcher in the Department of Literature of the Jewish People, Bar-llan University. He is an extra-party political activist and member of the board of the Neemanei Eretz Yisrael organization.
The various freedom-loving parties of Europe have rallied to rescue the West from the Islamic take-over of the continent by sword, a continent which in the past was threatened by barbarian invasions which were stopped in Spain and in Vienna. Today without the arrival of military force, conquest and occupation are taking place by means of the millions of immigrants whose actions make clear their ambition to impose the rule of Islam as a religion and as a political culture - on all of the countries of Europe by force, and not just by gradually changing the religion and culture.
We Jews were here in Europe once. We were exterminated by the millions in the nineteen forties. Despite that, by the mercy of the Almighty God who guards us, a national homeland for the Jewish people has been built in the Land of Israel, as prophesied in our Holy Scriptures where it says that God will restore us to the land of our forefathers, will gather in all of our exiles, and will re-build the Temple in His holy city of Jerusalem, which will be called a house of prayer for all the nations of the earth.
This last stage has not yet taken place, but with God’s mercy, it will also happen, and as every Jew hopes, it will happen very soon, because we know that not a single word of what God has said through His prophets has gone unfulfilled.
The continuing support of the governments of Europe for the establishment of an Arab state in the Land of Israel makes it impossible for Europe to have any success in its struggle against Islam with all of the attending consequences. European intervention against the barbarity of Qaddafi has perhaps succeeded in saving the lives of tens of thousands of human beings, but it has also fanned the flame of the conflict between Islam and the West, as Russia’s president Putin remarked. As to the resolution of this struggle - no one can foresee its end.
The almost-certain dread I have is that Europe’s way of providing compensation for offending Islam by intervening in Libya will be the usual victim, the lamb slaughtered as a sacrifice, the victim of all blood libels, namely, the Jewish people. This is what is known as the perpetual policy of appeasement.
Islam draws its strength from its dream of establishing a universal caliphate whose capital is Jerusalem. In doing this and in occupying Jerusalem, they strive to prove that the covenant between God and His people Israel – the Jewish people - has been cancelled. The Moslems are not the first people in history to express the idea that the God of Israel has abandoned His people. But in our Torah which is the basis of our faith it is written that “God will not cast off His people nor will He forsake His heritage.”
The unconcealed support and tremendous financial investment that the European Union is making in promoting an Arab state in the Land of Israel is an invitation to bring about a second Holocaust that will cause the people of Israel no less suffering than what they underwent during those terrible years in Europe.
We are confident that the God of Israel will save us, as He has saved us throughout history. Even if the price that we pay is great and terrible, “Our God is the God of faith and there is no injustice in Him, all of His paths are justice.”
But if you are genuine opposition parties who wish to help yourselves, your future, and your countries, and eradicate the Islam that is threatening you, you must declare now and forever your unqualified support for the exclusive rights of the Jewish people over the land of Israel in its Biblical borders.
This is the only country in the world whose borders were set forth forever in the Book that God gave His people at Mount Sinai, and in the language that God spoke with the forefathers of the nation .And you must loudly and vehemently oppose the idea of establishing an Arab state, or any other foreign state, in the Land of Israel other than the Jewish state.
The artificial Arab states which sprang up after World War I are revealing by the ferment overwhelming them now that they have no natural political collective fabric, but what unites them is their religion and their tribal loyalty. For all of them, democracy, human rights, pluralism, and liberalism are alien values and directly opposed to their culture.
Anyone who deludes himself into thinking that he is moving Islam and the Islamic countries towards democracy is making a grave error and fostering an illusion that will cause much blood to be spilled until the truth is acknowledged.
In Libya and Tunisia and in every Arab country where the previous dictatorial regime disappeared earlier than expected, chaos and turmoil will continue until a new dictatorship is established under the guise of a democracy of one kind or another.
Egypt under Mubarak was also called a democracy.
The leaders of Europe and others spend much time claiming that Israel is infringing on the national rights of the Arabs mistakenly known as Palestinians. These claims are based on malice and ignorance.
On the subject of the rights of the Jewish people according to international law, we refer you to a letter written by our colleague, Attorney-at-Law, Mr. Howard Grief, which is attached here. The author states in detail in his letter to the former leaders of Europe what the clear-cut and unequivocal proofs of the proprietary rights of the Jewish people to the land of Israel are according to international law, and why these rights are irrevocable.
He further censures the deceit and malice, the ignorance and wickedness of the former leaders of Europe, who are constantly fermenting and inciting their governments against the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
The detailed letter written by Mr. Grief, an eminent jurist, is structured on the foundations of his highly acclaimed 700-page book which demands that the leaders of Europe retract their declaration so that they are not called before a court of justice. Such a trial will be held despite the opposition of the European leaders who are deceiving their people and their countries.
We do not know if you will help us in filing this lawsuit or even in disseminating the idea, nor do we know at present what unbiased court of international repute will entertain such a lawsuit. But we would be happy to clarify this subject in further conversation. There is a possibility that we would establish a court of impeccable repute to try criminals who intervene in the internal affairs of the State of Israel in order to exterminate it, under some self-righteous pretext that they are preserving the existing rights of the State of Israel.
In any case it is well known to anyone who has read the books of the prophets Joel, Ezekiel, Isaiah and the other prophets what will take place in the end of days, about justice being meted out to the nations of the world and what role is assigned to the holy city of Jerusalem in the end of days.
Let me cite one verse from the Prophets which is said by every Jew who prays daily:
“And liberators shall come up on Mount Zion to judge the Mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord's. And God shall be king over all the world. On that day, God will be One and His name will be One.”
And in the Book of Joel it is written:
“For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring back the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there for My people and for My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and divided My land.”
We of the organization called ‘Eretz Israel Loyalists’ are holding the Land of Israel in trust for the Jewish people, since we live as Jewish citizens and residents within the borders of the Land of Israel, and we accept upon ourselves the authority of God and the Torah which He commanded us.
Most regrettably, the governments of the state of Israel have been willing to submit to extortion even following the horrors of the Holocaust and are prepared to negotiate over relinquishing territory that lies within the Land of Israel, and even perhaps to allow the establishment of a demilitarized “Palestinian” state.
No one, and that includes the governments of the State of Israel, can ignore the rights of the Jews in the Land of Israel and traffic in their basic rights over the land, rights which are eternally irrevocable. Therefore any activity that they carry out of this nature is legally null and void. The more they are involved in expelling Jews from their homes or abandoning them, the more they undermine the purpose for which the state of Israel was established: to inherit and settle the land of Israel as in the days of Joshua Bin Nun , the Judges and the Kings. In return for such maneuvers, Israel will receive only more terror and death.
Therefore, to bring about peace and joy and prosperity in Europe, and the redemption of the world, the children of Japhet must support the people of Israel and its state as being the Jewish state for Jews, which rules over all the expanses of the Biblically-mandated Land of Israel from the river of Egypt to the Great River, the Euphrates.
And as in the days of King Solomon the son of David, Israel will be a state that symbolizes peace to all humanity, to all the nations and the dignity of man. In the words of the prophet “And the honor of God will appear upon us, forever and ever.