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David Lev produced documentaries and television commercials before making Aliyah in 1999. He then organized Diplomatic Supplements for the Jerusalem Post. Later he led a PR mission to the British Government, aimed at increasing awareness of Israel's terrorist problems. David decided upon more practical measures by serving with a volunteer unit tasked with preventing such attacks. He has won a leading writing award for a competition hosted by A7. David is founder & editor of Aliyah Magazine, dedicated to attracting Jews to live in Israel.
While Aliyah Magazine is busy trying to encourage Jewish Aliyah to Israel, one could be forgiven for wondering if some Jews in the world are more concerned with building up an Arab homeland in its place.
Islamist Morsi scored a victory that represents renewed Fundamental Muslim aspirations worldwide. What exactly does this triumph mean for Israel, the tiny Jewish thorn in the side of the mighty Arab empires? Probably, our enemies will find stronger motivation to remove the needle in their midst, which injects a regular dosage of unacceptable truth into their arteries. Our very existence serves to negate their own, as we are living proof of a higher more divine message to mankind.
What key factor has helped them to gain this revitalized strength and new found independence? In this world, a finger can be fairly pointed at the President of the United States of America. Can we easily forget the public humiliation that Egyptian President Mubarak suffered from the present American regime, when they decided to cast a loyal friend to the wolves, in favor of a democracy that surely pointed to an outcome that would be anything but democratic with the rise of radical Islamic rule?
Today’s victory for Arab extremists is also a defeat for American Jewry, make no mistake about that. Jewish voters helped secure Obama’s leadership of the strongest nation on earth, fully aware of his commitment to present a balanced face to the forces of evil in the world, such as Iran and other ascending radical Islamic regimes. Upon what sort of premise did these Jews opt for this presidential direction in foreign affairs? It would appear that the appeal of universal acceptance of their brand of Judaism holds more sway than their own commitment to the religion.
The Pollard sacrifice is a prime example of demonstrating a Jewish allegiance to an American flag, rather than an Israeli one. Without for a moment condoning America’s right to enjoying its valid security needs, it seems that many Jews in America are more concerned with proving issues of loyalty even at the expense of trampling upon their own spiritual birthrights. Just like selling Joseph into slavery, it is then a simple matter to cast off one’s remaining brothers to an unknown fate. Only this time the motivation is even less noble.
In supporting a regime that encourages extremist elements to gain power, they are also condemning their own Jewish Homeland to suffer a more hostile Arab world. However, once again, this will be self defeating for those Jews, as they are further separating themselves from their own divine source.
For people who feed themselves on excuses not to make Aliyah, they have now successfully added yet another reason in their wrapped logic. First they elect a president that promotes Arab democracy that leads to radical Islam. Next these new power addicts will surely encourage further conquest of the Jewish Homeland…an Arab Aliyah. This completes our circle as the fear of competing with Arabs for a share of Israel will be used as a strong reason for Jews not to move to Israel. Fait accompli!
Well not quite? I still believe that Israel has many good friends, including non-Jewish ones, who can help raise their voices in support of the Jewish State of Israel. I also ‘know’ that the Diaspora includes courageous Jews who have the inner faith to withstand this latest nonsense leveled against our people.
However, let me share another insight with you, my dear friends. Upright Jews in Israel are less afraid of the unity of our enemies, than the disunity of the Jewish people. For every Jew willing to stand with us, rather than behind us, our strength becomes multiplied well beyond any basic mathematical equations. An elderly or sick Jew, a young child or baby, each precious soul brings something unique with them. Israel is the total of Jewish souls living on the Jewish Homeland as a host to Hashem; what could be stronger than that. The other side of the coin is also true. Every Jew able to make Aliyah, but preferring instead to swear allegiance to a foreign land, especially at Israel’s expense…well I don’t think that’s you!
Don’t allow impostors to claim your share of the Jewish Homeland. Encourage Jewish Aliyah and not an Arab one. Shalom!
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