Is Israel Really An Independent State?
Today, the state of Israel will be celebrating her 64th birthday. The Jewish state is commemorating that she had prevailed, when in 1948, the day after David Ben-Gurion, at that time the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization, the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Palestine and the leader of the Yishuv, declared her Independence, five Arab states armies converged and attacked her with one goal in mind to annihilate her, there and then, on the day she was conceived.
The Declaration of Israel's Independence took place on 14 May 1948, 5 Iyar 5708, the day before the British Mandate was due to expire. For me it is an emotional day because I was conceived almost at the same time the Jewish state was born and we are childhood friends. We went through all the pain and joy together.
This morning, while sitting at my desk going over the news and searching for news about Israel's Independence Day celebrations, on the Internet, a thought came to my mind, is Israel really an independent state? And the answer that came from my inner being was, NO; Israel is not an independent state.
Yes, Israel was given the international approval as a sovereign state and was accepted as a state among the nations. She is a member of the United Nations Organization and her leaders are invited to the halls of other nations' leaders. But she is not independent.
Though Israel has all the components of an independent state she is not.
Israel is not independent first and foremost because she is the only country in the world that is held to standards that no other nation is held to; the nations of the world deal with Israel based on hypocrisy they expect her to follow rules no other nation would;
Israel is not independent because she is the only country in the world that has her legitimacy is always challenged;
Israel is not independent because all that she or her citizens do they are constantly vilified by [un]Jews and non-Jews;
Israel is not independent because the world treats her as a pariah state, not as equal;
Israel is not independent because the world has not accepted that the land of Israel is God's given land to the Jewish people;
The ancient Jewish sovereignty was reestablished, third time, after a third of the Jewish nation was exterminated by the anti-Semitic Nazis; yet, anti-Semitism today is alive and as strong as it was in 1938 and has not vanished from the hearts and minds of most. The world is still suffering from this contagious and incurable disease called anti-Semitism, now, attacking, collectively, the six million Jews living in Israel.
Israel is not independent because her leaders still have a ghetto mentality of doing all in their power to go along to get along with even some of the scum on earth nations;
Israel is not independent because when she goes to war the world's powers will not permit her to win it and vanquish her enemies; on the 59th minute they always impose a cease fire on her, leaving the war inconclusive and an open door for another war to come;
Israel is not independent because her leaders play into the hands of her enemies;
Israel is not independent because she has not asserted, to herself, that all the land, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea legally belongs to her;
Israel is not independent because she constantly succumbs to world pressure and dismantles Jewish communities built on land that legally belongs to the state;
Israel is not independent because she still takes her marching orders from the USA and the European Union;
Israel is not independent because when some anarchist is lightly bashed by an IDF commander, for more than a valid reason, instead of this punk being carried out of the country on a stretcher, the IDF commander is dismissed from his command post and Israel apologies and makes excuse to the world;
Israel is not independent because the world has not accepted that Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish state; Jerusalem is still considered political collateral;
Israel is not independent because her citizens, the people of the Bible, have removed themselves from the Covenant their forefather, Abraham, signed with God;
Israel is not independent because she has given the holiest to the Jews, Temple Mount, to be managed by her archenemy, the Arab-Moslems;
Israel is not independent because she gave control of Hebron, the cradle of Jewish heritage, to her archenemy, the Arab-Moslems;
Israel is not independent because she had let go of her control over her ancient heritage sites;
Israel is not independent because her education system has removed Bible studies and Jewish heritage knowledge and history from the education curriculum and the young generations, her future leaders, have no idea why they are fighting over that precious sliver of land along the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea;
In an upcoming book by Shmuel HaLevi, he argues that one prime condition to be independent is to WANT to be independent and Israel cannot be independent if she WANTS to be LIKE all other Nations.
The expressed determination to lead the Jewish people into being like all other peoples is promoting an illogical statement of want, because no one nation is like another. Otherwise, the axiom of identification comes to play and all are one and the same.
David Ben-Gurion got it all wrong on the independence of Israel subject and on forgiving, for all practical purposes, Nazi Germany for killing six million Jews and others who harmed the Jewish nation. That was terrible betrayal of principles, which set up conditions that led to Israel's very existence to be terminally compromised.
Out of that terrible act of self destruction, for the sake of hiding from reality, the Ben-Gurion's disciples run amok. Using that expression of LIKE all other nations they have turned the intent into a destruction of all that is uniquely Jewish, because one cannot be "like all other nations" if one is Jewish.
The rest is history and we see it before our own eyes. Destruction, abandonment of Jewish heritage and Judaism, denial of history and violence of Jews against JEWS and stepping on Jewish core rights.
If and when all of the mentioned above are overturned and Israel begins acting as a 64 years old grownup and, in this case, exactly like all other nations act, with the interest of the country and her citizens to be the only priority in mind, then she will be gaining her independence.
I will suggest to start with the following:
1. Add all of Judea and Samaria to the sovereignty of the state under her laws;
2. End all dismantling of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and declare extensive building programs in those terrorists;
3. Allow Jews to go and freely pray on Temple Mount.
The truth must be told. Israel is a sovereign state but not yet an independent state.
I am happy that the Jewish nation owns it sovereignty. The people of the Book must look forward with great hope that in time to come their state will become independent as well.
I am grateful I was born Jewish because, because among all the double standards, the bigotry and hypocrisy the world bestows upon us, we, Jews, own something no one has, it is called Judaism.
Happy Birthday the nation state of the Jewish people, Israel.
Nurit Greenger sees Israel and the United States equally, as the last two forts of true democratic freedom and since 2006, has been writing about events in these two countries. Contact her by writing to email@example.com Read more stories by Nurit Greenger.
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