Are We All Chickensh*t?

Rob Muchnick,

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Rob Muchnick
Rob Muchnick is the US Representative of the new Israeli political party, Zehut, which will be running in the next election. Zehut, headed by former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Moshe Feiglin, believes that for Israel to thrive it must follow its Jewish identity, as opposed to the current path of following its Israeli identity. For more information, please visit Mr. Muchnick may be reached at .

In the wake of the Obama administration’s undiplomatic name-calling of Bibi and also yesterday’s assassination attempt on Rabbi Yehuda Glick’s life, I think that we need to take a look at ourselves and determine whether or not we and our leaders are all ‘chickensh*t’, apathetic, or something worse.

Rabbi Glick, one of the most prominent fighters for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount, was shot yesterday by an Arab who was recently released from Israeli prison. He was most certainly targeted for his activism on behalf of the holiest site in Judaism, as every Israeli government since G-d liberated the Mount for us in 1967 has denied Jewish rights on the spot where our Holy Temples stood.

Today the Israeli government responded by closing the Mount to Jews, giving the shooter exactly what he wanted. Instead, Bibi should have closed the Mount to Muslims, announced that he was permitting unfettered access to Jews to pray there, that a shul will be built there immediately, and that honest plans will commence for how to proceed with constructing the Third Temple.

In response to Obama’s insults, Bibi responded earlier this week that he will do nothing to hurt Israel’s security. A wonderful line to say, Mr. PM, but we’ve heard it all before from you. You don’t think it hurts our security when you voted to expel 10,000 Jews from their homes in Gaza and the Shomron and hand these parts of Eretz Yisrael to our sworn enemy? Because of the Expulsion, we now have wars every few years to 'mow the grass' in which scores of Jewish boys die for virtually nothing. How about releasing thousands of Arab terrorists from Israeli prisons – yes thousands if we include his first tenure as PM? How about freezing all construction in ‘settlements’ in hopes of simply having the ‘privilege’ of sitting at the negotiating table with the author of the PLO plan to destroy Israel in stages, Mahmoud Abbas, who you have repeatedly called a ‘peacemaker’?  How about removing the IDF from most of Hebron, which resulted in the brave Jews who live there being put in a literal shooting gallery and 10-month old Shalhevet Pass’ murder at the hands of an Arab sniper?

What should we make of Obama’s underlings calling Bibi chickensh*t because he won’t do anything about the Iranian threat? Obama’s way of delivering the message was certainly disrespectful, but shouldn’t Bibi the ‘defender of Israel’s security’ have handled the threat from Iran already in a decisive fashion?

A top supporter of Bibi’s told me recently that “of course we all love and support what Feiglin stands for, but his platform is just ‘not practical’.” This man continued that, “Bibi is like treading water, and that is all we can hope for now.”

Bibi is not a stupid man, so why does he continue forever with his attempts to divide Israel while refusing to take the Jewish stand on the Temple Mount?

And what about some of the other wanna-be Israeli leaders? Bennett the ‘right-winger’ wants to give the Arabs approximately 40% of Judea and Samaria for an indefinite autonomous period, and just to make sure they like us, he wants to give them millions of dollars so that we can continue the Shimon Peres charade of having ‘economic peace’ with them. Oh, and according to former Jerusalem councilman Aryeh King, Bennett had his party members vote against building homes recently for Jews in our capital.

What of Liberman, the “tough guy”? He wants to give virtually all of J&S to those that call themselves ‘Palestinians’, when we all know that their real name should be “Fakestinians” [thanks, Beth]. Just because he attended one event with Rabbi Kahane, the Israeli populace thinks that he is the new Kahane, no matter that he writes on his website that he even wants to give a large section of the Galilee to “Palestine”, as well, because a lot of Arabs live there now.

Both Bennett and Liberman say they want to increase the Jewish identity of Israel while also saying that they would give the Arabs parts of Eretz Yisrael where most of the action in our Tanach occurred. Does this make any sense to you? Oh, and by the way, they – along with Bibi - both had their parties vote against a bill which, according to Livni, would have literally ended the fraudulent peace process.(Of course she didn't call it 'fraudulent'.)

There’s no need to bother discussing Lapid or Livni, as they don’t even pretend to be in touch with reality, considering they both continue to discuss Abbas the financier of the Munich Massacre as a “man of peace”. Did I mention that Abbas' 'peace-making' party announced celebrations today because of the attempted murder of Rabbi Glick?

Our leaders are truly either chickensh*t or are running away from Israel’s Jewish identity for some reason, but what about us? Why do we accept this? Why do we tell ourselves that all is well, and continue to go about our daily business when we should be screaming at the top of our lungs that we’re mad as hell and we aren’t going to take it anymore?

A friend of mine told me recently about his 20-something Israeli cousin who’s family emigrated from Morocco. The cousin stated that in his public school he was actually taught to be Israeli first and Jewish second, and that he was very proud of this fact. This comment is sad for all of us, and in particular it is pathetically ironic considering the fact that the Israeli Establishment did everything in its power to take the Judaism out of the Mizrachim, including radiating 100,000 North African Jewish kids to ‘rid them of ringworm’. In reality, this was done to keep the Ben-Gurionistas in power, because Jews from the Middle East who believe in G-d would have never voted for the Labor party. Unfortunately, it is clear that the Israeli government has not eliminated its policy of Israelization of the population, and part of being Israeli is following the Supreme Court in lieu of G-d. After all, we have to be ‘democratic’ above all else, right?

There is only one man in the Israeli government who voted to end Oslo, to not release the terrorist-murderers, to not give the Negev to the Bedouin, would re-institute full and complete Jewish control over the Temple Mount, and who has a realistic plan to end the problems with the Fakestinians by annexing and settling our Land and giving the enemy financial incentives to emigrate. If you’re as mad as hell as I am, there’s only one thing to do – namely you must support this man. His name is Moshe Feiglin. We simply cannot afford to tread water anymore.