Op-Ed: Nietszche: Great Learning and Great Idiocy Go Together
Prof. Paul EidelbergProf. Paul Eidelberg (Ph.D. University of Chicago), former officer U.S. Air Force, is the founder and president of the Israel-America Renaissance Institute (I-ARI), www.i-ari.org, with offices in Jerusalem and Philadelphia. He has written several books on American and on Jewish Statesmanship. His magnum opus The Judeo-Scientific Foundations of American Exceptionalism: Today’s Choice for the “Almost Chosen People" is in process of publication. Prof. Eidelberg lives in Jerusalem.
Neither is it necessary to examine whether the person who is expressing that opinion is serious or frivolous, or whether his opinion is the result of research or political bias.
And should it happen that an opinion is expressed by a former Chief of Israel Military Intelligence—end of story: that opinion is equivalent to Papal Infallibility.
And Yadlin is not a lightweight. He was among the eight pilots selected to carry out Israel’s attack against Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor in June 1981.
Many people will surely deem Yadlin well qualified to opine or preach, as he has just done, that Israel should consider a “coordinated” unilateral withdrawal in the "West Bank" - one that is coordinated with the Palestinian Authority, that is.
That this opinion entails the expulsion of some 300,000 Jews or more from Judea and Samaria does not seem to disturb the equanimity of this courageous air force pilot. It seems that nothing he learned at Harvard has tweaked his conscience about wrecking the lives of 300,000 Jewish men, women, and children.
The traumatic and demoralizing consequences of abandoning the heartland of the Jewish people matters not to General Yadlin (ret), a man whose education, especially at Harvard, has surely been infected by the immoral doctrine of moral relativism.
This is the same doctrine that animated the Sharon government’s expulsion of 8,000 Jews from Gush Katif and transformed Gaza into Hamasland.
Harkabi was the brain of Shimon Peres who orchestrated the Oslo Agreement of 1993 that has thus far resulted in 1500 Jewish casualties,. Will the reader be surprised to learn that Harkabi was a self-professed moral relativist?
These same twins seem to be playing “Simon says” in Israel’s political and military echelons.☼