Israel‘s elite are ill.

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.


Israel’s elite suffer a spiritual sickness. They accuse us of sins we don’t commit. They reject G-d.

They call us apartheid. They transform miracles into crimes.

How can Israel fulfil its Destiny with such leadership?

Perhaps that’s their point. Perhaps our elite have a plan: to make us appear so horrid that we convince ourselves we are unworthy of G-d’s Redemption.

Then they can offer us their redemption plan: a non-Jewish ‘democracy’ of Muslims and Jews—where, incidentally, Jews will reject G-d and Muslims will build mosques.

Our elite work to convince us we are unworthy. Take, for example, a single 48-hour news cycle, June 4-6, 2014.  

In one instance, an essay on Ynet (“June 5, 1967 is still with us”, June 6, 2014) describes the 1967 Six-Day War as one that brought Israel to subjugate hundreds of thousands of ‘Palestinian’ citizens. That’s what that War was about, according to the essayist. For this writer, that War didn’t save Israel. It didn’t re-unite Jerusalem.  It brought us crimes and oppressions. It brought us isolation and woe that simply won’t go away. It turned us into brutes.

But the facts tell a different story. In 1967, Israel faced extinction. Egypt President’s Gamal Abdul Nasser threatened to wipe Israel off the map. In the days leading up to the War, Nasser began to ‘exalt in the impending destruction of Israel’ (“Nasser and the Six Day War: 5 June 1967: A Premeditated Strategy or An Inexorable Drift to War?”, Moshe Gat, Israel Affairs, Vol.11, No.4, October 2005, pp.608–635).  The world sat and watched in wonderment as the armies of Egypt and Syria gathered to attack.

For many observers, there were only two questions in the days before that war: would Jordan participate in the cannibalization of Israel; and, second, how long would it take the Arabs to destroy the Jews?

There is a story making the rounds about that War. There are several versions to this story. But all have the same punch line.

The story is about West Point. West Point, the story says, teaches its cadet-students the 1967 Arab-Israel War.

Using details provided by instructors, students at West Point ‘refight’ the war. Their goal is to explore how different variables could create different outcomes.

But the students always discover something strange. Changing variables doesn’t change the outcome. In literally every scenario instructors create for their students, Israel loses.

On paper, Israel cannot win that War. The facts on the ground are simply too overwhelming.

The instructors cannot explain how Israel won. They shrug. They say, Israel won because of some ‘intangible’ advantage.

Some Jews say that that ‘intangible’ was G-d. But today, the Ynet essay above discounts that. It hints at the miraculous, then changes the subject.

Instead of miracles, theYnet essayist sees the seeds of unworthiness. He suggests that the miraculous triumph of the people of G-d defending G-d’s land has had no lasting spiritual or material benefits. What has lasted, he claims, is the shame the War brought. It’s a shame, he says, that won’t go away.  

Our survival made us unworthy.

In Haaretz, Israel’s premier anti-Israel Jewish newspaper, we read about Israel’s supposed ‘apartheid’ policies, this time at Ben Gurion airport (“Israeli apartheid exposed at the airport,” June 5, 2014). For Haaretz, Israel is forever unworthy—and this essayist will prove it!

For Haaertz, Jews have no G-dly connection to the land of Israel. Instead, Israel was created by European white folk who don’t belong here; these Jewish ‘whites’ usurp Arab land and exploit the ‘native’ population.

This op-ed builds on these myths by adding ‘apartheid-at-the-airport’ to the list of Israel’s sins.  Its language is so egregious that one essayist has already called it both ‘crude’ and racist, because of its characterizations of a black Israeli police officer (“True Colours? Haaretz Publishes Crudely Racist Op-Ed”’, Arutz Sheva, June 5, 2014).

In the Middle East, Israel is the only country that is not apartheid. Arabs in Israel have more opportunity and freedom—and a higher quality health care—than Arabs have anywhere else in the Middle East. That’s why, on June 4, 2014, we read that a Hamas leader chose to send his mother-in-law to Israel for medical treatment—and not to Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, or anywhere else in the Muslim world (“Hamas Leader's Mother-in-Law in Israel for Medical Treatment”, Arutz Sheva, June 4, 2014).

 Israel’s elite are sick. Their souls burn with fever while the rest of us yearn for Redemption.

Our leaders are the weakest among us. They are terrified of Redemption. Redemption will end their power.

They fight to keep that power. That’s why they take it upon themselves to prove how unworthy we are. They want us to abandon HaShem just as they have abandoned Him.

Do you believe we are unworthy?