Resumed Peace Talks: You Get What You Vote For

Baruch Gordon,

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Baruch Gordon
Baruch Gordon founded the Arutz Sheva/ website in 1995 and served as manager and News Director for its English Media Department for 14 years. Today he serves as Director of Development and Public Relations for the Israel Defense Forces Preparatory Academy in Bet El and Bet El Institutions. He also directs which offers countrywide tours of Israel. Baruch founded in Bet El a Smicha Program for working men, and received his smicha in 2014 from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. Baruch served in the IDF Search and Rescue Unit. Born and raised in Memphis, he was elected International President of United Synagogue Youth in high school and soon after became religious while studying at Tufts University. Baruch resides with his wife Anat, a native Israeli, in Bet El and has 7 Sabra children and even more grandchildren. ...

The first round of renewed talks between Israel and local Arabs are over with a continuation set for September 14 and 15. On Thursday Sept 2, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted a press conference at which brief remarks were made by her, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas.

Who Does Clinton Favor?
US State Department

At all international press conferences, Israeli dignitaries never mention the rights of the Jewish People to their historic and biblical homeland. They speak of security needs. The Thursday press conference was no exception. Netanyahu said, "President Abbas, I am fully aware and I respect your people’s desire for sovereignty. I am convinced that it’s possible to reconcile that desire with Israel’s need for security." Netanyahu further said, "And so achieving security is a must. Security is the foundation of peace. Without it, peace will unravel. With it, peace can be stable and enduring."

I reviewed Netanyahu's entire speech. No mention of rights.

On the other hand, leaders of the Arabs of Judea and Samaria always speak of Arab rights to what they have been led to believe is their land. At the press conference, Abbas spoke of "peace that guarantees freedom and independence for the Palestinian people who is attached to his [sic] land and his rights."

Israel's own leaders broadcast to the world that the negotiations are about reconciling Arab "rights" with Israel's "security needs." With these parameters, we've lost from the outset.

Question: When will an Israeli leader proudly assert the inalienable, historic and legitimate rights of our people to our land?
Answer: When we vote for a leader that believes in those rights and is not ashamed to assert them.

To all the wonderful Jews who voted for the leftwing Likud party in the last elections, you perpetuate the self-castration of our national rights by electing such leaders, and frankly, you make me puke.

Father pumpkin upon hearing that his son voted Likud