Marshmallow leadership?

Where is the governmental response to the various fires burning up the country?

Tzvi Fishman, | updated: 20:43

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Tzvi Fishman

A large fire raged recently in the hills of Samaria near the town of Itamar. For several weeks, fires have been raging throughout the country. Growing evidence points toward arson, not carelessness, nor hot weather. The fire which Arabs started in Mevo Modiim completely destroyed almost 50 homes.

What has the Government of Israel and its marshmallow government done in response? Nothing. Imagine if 50 missiles from Aza destroyed 50 Jewish homes in Sederot and Ashkelon. That would be considered an act of war. Whether Israeli leadership would respond in a fitting manner is a debatable matter, but even the international community generally hostile to the Jewish State would understand that destroying 50 homes is an act of war.

What is the difference whether our homes are destroyed by fire bearing kites or missiles? War is war.
What is the difference whether our homes are destroyed by fire bearing kites or missiles? War is war.

Fires are nothing new. They have been raging for over a year in the Jewish communities near Gaza. What has one of the most powerful armies in the world done to end the almost daily infernos? Nothing. The marshmallow leadership has ordered Tzahal to find a solution, and the country’s top military technicians and engineers are working on a flying drone robot capable of intercepting the deadly kites before they land, but the fires burn on and on.

In the good old days of the Bible, when the Philistines terrorized Israel, Samson tied the tails of foxes together, lit a match, and released them into Philistine fields. The terror stopped. If we had reacted a year ago by setting fire to the agriculture fields in Aza, the incendiary kite flying would have ended the very same day.  

Another fire is burning up the country – the fire of unbridled lust, gloried in this week’s Gay Parade in Jerusalem, to be followed by the upcoming Gay Week in Tel Aviv. Once again, nothing is being done to put out the blaze. The opposite – Israel is proud of the rainbow-colored extravaganza, investing millions in its promotion, like it did with the Eurovision, forgetting that we have returned to the Jewish Homeland to create a Jewish State based on the Book of Books and the visions of the Prophets of Israel, as stated in Israel’s Proclamation of Statehood.

We need our Jewish leaders to show their mettle - or cease calling themselves leaders.

Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Jewish Culture and Creativity. Before making Aliyah to Israel in 1984, he was a successful Hollywood screenwriter. He has co-authored 4 books with Rabbi David Samson, based on the teachings of Rabbis A. Y. Kook and T. Y. Kook. His other books include: "The Kuzari For Young Readers" and  the three-volume series "Tuvia in the Promised Land". His books are available on Amazon. Recently, he directed the movie, "Stories of Rebbe Nachman."