Scolding and the Biblical Law

There is an atmosphere of despair among many staunch Zionists and supporters of the state of Israel. Even they have begun to use "politically correct" terminology and self-limiting ideas.

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Steven Shamrak

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The real Zionists are often criticized for their strong, uncompromising points of view. Israel is criticized for not doing enough for peace, too. Yet, the same people doing the criticizing are able to find any inconceivable justification for the horrendous actions of the Jews' enemies.

Many critics are Jewish and, in their strange way, they do care about the Jewish state. Regrettably, a well-designed and executed propaganda campaign, supported by terror acts, does effect people on a deep psychological level. Therefore, even decent members of the public, who have been exposed to and brainwashed by anti-Israel propaganda for a long time, are unable to evaluate the reality and the facts behind the news.

Even committed Zionists have become indifferent and cynical, due to self-destructive policies and inaction by successive Israel governments. There is an atmosphere of despair among many staunch Zionists and supporters of the state of Israel. Even they have begun to use "politically correct" terminology and self-limiting ideas. This creates the perception of hopelessness and facilitates an inability to follow through the realisation of the Jewish national goal.

I would like to address the most commonly expressed scoldings:

"We can't have everything."

We do not want "everything"! It is "others" who have been "acquiring" all they could for centuries. And now, they are imposing limitations on Jews, so we wouldn't even try to return to what is rightfully ours.

"One must be pragmatic and realistic."

The reality is perceived illusion. It is created by action. Why should we accept a nauseating reality imposed on us by our "friends" and enemies? Only by setting the "big" goals can anything great can be achieved.

"What about the three million Arabs living in Israel and the territories?"

What about them? Most of them came to Palestine after Zionists started reclaiming Jewish land. The goal of their masters, Arab and British, was to prevent the creation of the state of Israel. There are 22 Arab countries. It is time for them to return home. The message must be clear: their sinister plan has failed.

"They will not allow us."

Those mysterious "they" again. "They" were silent and did not want Jews to survive the Holocaust. "They" did everything possible to prevent the creation of the only Jewish state. "They" have been doing nothing to stop Arab terrorism against Israel. Must we care what "they" think? We must do what is right for us. Nobody else will. This is the only way.

It is written in Torah that if a thief is trying to tunnel into your house at night, then you are allowed to kill him (the reasoning being that your life is without a doubt endangered). Arabs have continually said that they want to remove all Jews from Palestine. Only recently, Arab terrorists actually spent four months digging a 730-meter-long tunnel, which they used to kill five Israelis. For two thousand years, Jews let robbery and killings go unpunished. We closed our eyes to too many "tunnels". The time has come to invoke the Biblical law!


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