The question is why will any Jew want to give his/her property away to his/her enemy? Will he/her give part of his home away to his/her enemy?
During many decades the Europeans have systematically humiliated, persecuted, banned and expelled Jews from one country to another until a Jew became known as the ‘wandering Jew’. It is not enough that in 1939-to-1945 the Europeans have expelled Jews who lived among them from their homes, displaced and murdered six million Jews, now they are doing the very same, working, systematically to expel Jews from their HOMELAND, Israel.
So what is happening to you in Israel, where are the wide protests?
Why do you agree that the government will release murderers of Jews for the “honor” to be able to speak with the Arabs? It is a precondition.
Netanyahu is lacking courage, a liar and manipulative of the first order … Pollard is in prison, and the Americans demand that Israel releases murderers of Jews … Where is the self-respect? Is Jewish blood worthless? My blood is boiling.
When will Israel STOP being a partner in the double standard by which the world treats her?
Israel has no convincing mantra which should be:
The Palestinian Authority (PA) is just as Hamas – genocidal and eliminationist, AND
The land, from the river to the sea, belongs to the nation state of the Jewish people, Israel and the Jewish people, based on proven history, archeology and international jurisprudence.
If we want to help Israel, we have to begin with the above, nothing less or more.
Once again, a significant majority of Israelis who had thought the voted into office a majority Right-wing government, today discovered that that this government is de-facto function as a Left-wing government.
This kind of public betrayal has been practiced by every single Right wing government since the day the late Yitzhak Shamir who capitulated to a combined American (Bush 1) and European pressure and sent a delegation to the 1991 Madrid Conference.
For Prime Minister Netanyahu this is the third time in so many terms:
in 1997, after running on an anti-Oslo Agreement platform, Netanyahu handed Hebron and other critical areas to the Arab-Palestinians; in 2009, having run on a post-Gush Katif agenda, Netanyahu declared a 10-months settlement freeze; now, having been elected again as a friend of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria-Netanyahu is once again capitulating to the Left-wing line.
Remember, sadly, to form a coalition over which he could reign, Netanyahu gave Tzipi Livni, a survivor of the Kadima fiasco, the Justice Minister post and a special negotiations with Arabs portfolio in his government. She will be the one in Washington in a couple of weeks, to personally run the first round of renewed talks. If you are living beyond the green line, I suggest you begin heavy praying-davening right about now. Unlike Netanyahu and Hanegbi, another one who survived the Kadima fiasco and joined Likud so he can have a job, Livni doesn’t even pretend to be a friend of the communities in Judea and Samaria. As far as she is concerned they can all fold in today.
Pollard has been in jail for 28 years for the crime of passing on classified information on behalf of Israel when he worked for the Pentagon, not for killing anyone. He is the only person ever to be sentenced to life in prison for the offense, which usually bears a prison term of 2-4 years.
Since the 1000-for-1 prisoner’s exchange – Gilad Shalit, one unlucky Israeli soldier who was kidnapped for over 1000 Arab murders – two years ago, dozens of the freed Palestinian Authority Arabs have returned to terror, endangering the lives of all Israelis.
We already know that previous releases of terrorists have resulted in more than 120 murders of Jews in Israel by the same Palestinian Authority “resistance fighters.
None of the Arabs crimes can be compared to Pollard’s crime. So why the American judicial system, which is considered to be fairer, more modern and more sophisticated than the legal process in Israel which is rather primitive – keeps Pollard in jail?
Israel Needs to Learn Something From United States
The same U.S. State Department that cites Israel every year for human rights violations is apparently ready now to pressure Israel to free more than 80 Jew killers terrorists, who have visiting privileges, who received “salaries” from the Palestinian Authority for their previous success in killing Jews, and who are paid by Israel to learn in university.
It is time Israel learns something from the United States, but the courage to stand up to the bully has not been mustered yet. So that will have to wait, if at all, because U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry needs direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority – needs to foes to look each other in the face – to save his, not Israel, not the Arabs’ face.