It seems any liberal democratic country needs some group to kick around, vaporize public opinion, and marshall discontentment towards some form of visible minority. Why should israel be excluded from the party when they have jews to kick around as well. Public oppression of the Arabs is not politically correct, but observant Jews remain a legitimate target and are increasingly seen as a threat. There is a growing awareness among them , a realization that Zionism and the study of Torah, the basis for observance are opposed, with the former being intrinsically hostile to the latter; a struggle between liberal universal values broadly acknowledged in the International community with a particular mission and convenant with god as given in the specific, albeit non-exclusive case, with the faith.
The expulsions from the south, Gush Katif, as well as the fiasco of Amona where over 300 youths required medical attention during the buldozing of a community, has made it apparent that a rift is widening, perhaps to a snapping point. The religious have a point: territorial concessions,- even to the exclusion of Biblical precept- have led to loss of life, abandonment of communitie due to missile threats and greater loss of life that before the land transfer. Their population growth rate is also far faster than secular society and the authorities know in a generation it will be too late to contain a torah based movement. They almost prefer sanctions and international pressures, trite editorials by the likes of Margaret Atwood and any matter of subterfuge to villainize the settlers and their supporters of the Judea and Samaria project. Who is morally more correct? if the secular authorities are so confident in the Oslo Peace Process, the so-called “roadmap” why is the construction of reinforced bomb shelters going forward at breakneck speed fueled by the rumors of chemical war heads on enemy missiles. Somehow the “new Jew” envisioned by Zionism, free from history and cultural baggage has not fulfilled its perceived Utopic destiny. Maybe those who study the bible and their understanding of the “Erev-Rav” the imposters who left Egypt in the Exodus may be on to something after all….
( see link at end) …He ( Meir Dagan, former head of Mossad) devoted the remainder of the time to presenting his theories on internal political and social matters of Israel, such as his opinions on the people and the government. It is here where objectivity disappeared.
“The government is unable to govern the country of Israel,” he declared, as he attacked the politics and policies of the prime minister and the cabinet. “Israel is not controlled by the majority of the people,” he stated with certainty. Then he accused the “Yeshivas [of] cheating the State of Israel.” It is possible he didn’t mean it, or perhaps the message was garbled by his less than perfect English, what he said is not correct. His statements made in a foreign country are misleading and can be used to the advantage of Israel’s enemies. For example, when queried he clarified his comments about the yeshivas and the ultra orthodox, agreeing that he was referring to a segment of the ultra orthodox and yeshiva community, not all. Yet, without a follow up explanation, his comments, heard by a foreign audience can be misconstrued.Read More:http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/03/20/former-mossad-head-meir-dagans-political-motivation/
…Zehava Gal-On, the leader of the shrunken Meretz faction in the Knesset (a far Left, but Jewish party) made a reference to ‘Jew-boys from Brooklyn’ during an interview on Razi Barkai’s Army Radio show on Wednesday …
…Galon continued, “If 10 mandates [in Knesset] are enough to change how Israel determines whether to go to war with Iran or not. Organized groups will come from Brooklyn and get the right to vote. All the decisions about life and death here, whether to evacuate the territories, whether to authorize outposts, those sitting in New York or Brooklyn will decide for us?“Groups of Jew-boys… Jews, organized in the Diaspora, will decide how we live here?” Galon continued, quickly correcting her mistake.“That’s what our government wants to do,” she concluded. “No more human rights, no more democracy, no more court system to protect us.”Gal-On later described her words as a ‘slip of the tongue.’
But they weren’t. This is really the way Israel’s Left (and most of the ‘Supreme Court’ justices are in tune with Meretz’s political philosophy) thinks. They have nothing b
ontempt for religious Jews, and would sooner give the land to the Arabs than make it more comfortable for religious Jews to live here….Read More:http://israelmatzav.blogspot.ca/2012/04/jewish-leftist-party-head-refers-to-jew.html
in response to remarks by Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe at a rally in Israel where he reportedly compared Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to Nazi collaborators and suggested the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Vice Premier Haim Ramon and Defense Minister Ehud Barak would be “hung from the gallows” in a properly run state:…
…The original story was reported by the Jerusalem Post as follows:
“The terrible traitor, [Prime Minister] Ehud Olmert, who gives these Nazis weapons, who gives money, who frees their murderous terrorists, this man, like Ariel Sharon, collaborates with the Nazis,” Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe told a conference of rabbis who oppose transferring parts of the West Bank or Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority.
“[Olmert's punishment], and the punishment of [Vice Premier] Haim Ramon, and the punishment of [Foreign Minister] Tzipi Livni, and all these people, like [Defense Minister] Ehud Barak, should be to hang from the gallows,” Wolpe said to the cheering crowd.
The comment came after news circulated during the conference that one of the terrorists who killed two Israelis in the South Hebron Hills last Friday was a PA security officer.
Among those attending the conference were MK Arye Eldad (National Union/National Religious Party), MK Meir Porush (United Torah Judaism), Kiryat Arba-Hebron Chief Rabbi Dov Lior, Kise Rahamin Yeshiva head Rabbi Meir Mazuz, and former MK Elyakim Haeztni, who joined in the accusations that Olmert was responsible for the deaths of the two Israelis last Friday.” Read More:http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?p=13516
Ten teenagers broke into a base of the IDF’s Judea and Samaria Division next to Beit El on Friday afternoon. The teens were carrying signs protesting the evacuation of outposts in Judea and Samaria. Nine of them were detained for questioning.
A military source told Arutz Sheva that “the incident was serious and the IDF does not intend to ignore it.”
The legal aid organization Honenu reported that the teenagers, residents of the outpost of Ramat Migron, arrived at the base to protest and demonstrate the military’s policy in recent months, which declares Ramat Migron a closed military zone.
Honenu told Arutz Sheva that, according to the teens, “From time to time the army again declares the area a closed military zone, when the order’s validity has expired, to prevent them from reaching the area.” The teens also said that the “the enforcement of the order by the army and the police is selective and the order is enforced only against Jews.”
Honenu said that many arrests of youths were recently made in the area, on charges of violating a closed military zone.
In December, dozens of youths entered the IDF’s Ephraim Brigade base in Samaria, following rumors of an imminent destruction of a Jewish community. Several were arrested.
Clashes broke out between soldiers and the protesters, who burned tires and damaged some military vehicles. Police reinforcements helped chase the youth from the base while carrying out several arrests.
While it was originally believed that youths from Judea and Samaria were behind the incident, a police investigation later found that this was not true.
The attack was universally condemned by Jewish communal leaders in Judea and Samaria who described the incident as “shameful and disgraceful.” Rabbis from across the orthodox spectrum in Israel also condemned the incident.
The police, meanwhile, have continually harassed residents of Judea and Samaria. Five residents of Yitzhar were accused by police of espionage, because they warned Jews residing in communities in Judea and Samaria of impending demolitions of homes. The government later withdrew the charges….Read More:http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155210#.T5w8W6yF9cc
…Without any apparent reason, a leader like Ariel Sharon, who was elected under a banner stating that “the status of Netzarim is the same as that of Tel Aviv”, raced towards self-destruction. Israeli generals declared that “the people in ‘orange’ are more dangerous than the Hizbullah”.
At that time, Haaretz’s editor-in-chief,David Landau, said that the withdrawal from Gaza was a good thing, not because Israel will no longer have to patrol the Jibalya camp. but “it’s because we tore down the settlements of the national religious public and we crushed the political power of Religious Zionism”. Yair Lapid said the same in Yediot.
A few days later, the ruins of the settlements to the south of Ashkelon were the home of advanced rocket launchers aimed at Tel Aviv.( ibid)