The two news stories noted in the title of this piece may seem disparate on the surface, but they are paradigm in the systemic attempt of the Regime; the entrenched leftist, post-Zionist, political protexia, institutions and media pundits to foist and impose a credo of the “New Jew” on the masses of Israelis.
What is this credo? Yishai Fleisher of Israel National News describes it in his piece, “Proud Jew, Proud Israeli.” Pay close attention to the last paragragh of these excerpts;
According to the Peres model, there are two publics in Israel: the ‘Israeli’ and the ‘Jew’. ‘Israeli’ represents the New Jew, free from the constraints of religion and free of the “Galut mentality.” This individual has thrown off the baggage of two thousand years of exile and has now taken his rightful place amongst the nations as an equal.
Our identity is the way we perceive ourselves and broadcast that perception to others. The name we are given and words we use to describe ourselves are fundamental to our identity.
The division between the Israeli and the Jew is artificial, counter-productive, and anti-Jewish. Our leaders should always be striving to strengthen the bonds that unite every Jew in the world – especially in this time of renewed anti-Semitism and the world jihad. So why do people like Peres and Lapid utilize the ‘Jew’ versus ‘Israeli’ paradigm? Because the distinction between ‘Jew’ and ‘Israeli’ was created by them and their post-Zionist cohorts. By blaming the ‘Jew’, they seek to create a scapegoat for their failed attempts to make peace by manipulating the public and giving away our country. By diverting the spotlight away from their own ineptitude and corruption, they stay in power.
Furthermore, cowardly people who are prepared to give away the heart of Israel to our sworn enemies feel threatened by fellow countrymen who represent bravery and a will to survive. For post-Zionists like Peres and Lapid, the woman who happily raises her kids in Judea and Samaria is a constant reminder of their own gutlessness, leading them to develop a burning hate for the pioneering and strong ‘Jew’.
The irony of it all is that in today’s Israel, the ‘Jew’ is the new ‘Israeli’. Israel was supposed to be the breeding ground for a strong new Hebrew who does not cower. Yet in today’s Israel, it is the secular-post-Zionist-left which is the cowering Jew being led to the slaughter. The religious settler is now the emancipated Israeli, bedecked with side locks and tzitzit, and armed with the classic fundamentals of Zionist ideology; that is, to ingather, to build, and to settle the land of Israel.
But the credo of the “New Jew” is not only the stuff of Olmert, Livni, Barak, Mofaz and Peres, but of Bibi as well.
IMRA’s Dr. Aaron Lerner excerpted Netanyahu’s Monday speech (27 October) in Knesset where he enunciated his “Red Lines”:
In any future arrangement we will retain defensible borders for the State of Israel. We will not return to the ’67 lines. The Jordan Valley, Judean Desert and Golan Heights will continue to serve as the eastern security belt of the State of Israel.
Two matters are not subject to negotiation: The first is the entry of
refugees to the area of Israel. No nation can engage in negotiations over its annihilation, and I won’t do this to my People. We will not carry out negotiations on Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish People for these 3,000 years. I didn’t do it in the past and we commit not to do it in the future.”
Take note, not a word in Bibi speech, not a syllable about Yehuda and the Shomron, as Batya of Shilomusings points out. And so we have, masquerading as a Jew connected to the Jewish Land, yet another ‘New Jew’ “free from the constraints of religion and free of the ‘Galut mentality.'” So, as the axiom goes; if one, by his silence, is complicit, acquiesces to handing over any part of Jewish Land (as Bibi was when he was Prime Minister regarding 80% of Hevron and as he was as Finance Minister in voting to expel fellow Jews from Gush Katif and the four Shomron towns). What would make anyone believe that these pledges and “Red Lines” ennunciated by Netanyahu only two days ago in his Knesset address are in any way sacred?
Since it seems that since religious Jews who live in Yehuda and the Shomron have proven that they are the ones inseparably connected to both their Jewish roots and to The land — “the emancipated Israelis”, and it is the “New Jew” secular-post-Zionist-left which has shown itself to be the cowering Jew who has nothing to fight for because he has not beliefs and principles, is there any wonder at the depths to which the Regime have dropped, perpetrating sustematic pogroms against Jews? MB
1/ Yassamnik Pogrom on the Federman Home
Israeli Government Force Destroys Jewish Home in Hevron, by Hana Levi Julian (Israel National News)
Media, Politicians Join Attack on Kiryat Arba Residents, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News)
2/ Police Arrest Temple Institute Director, by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News)
While waiting in line to visit the Temple Mount early Sunday afternoon, Temple Institute Director Yehuda Glick was suddenly singled out and arrested. A police spokesman said he would look into the incident.
Around 1 PM, Glick, who stands out in a crowd with his full shock-red beard, was suddenly approached by policemen, who told him they wanted to question him about his acts of “instigation and provocation,” and then promptly arrested him and led him to a paddywagon. In court later this afternoon, the police asked the judge to distance him from the Temple Mount area for six months, for having prayed on the Mount.
Finally, Sunday evening, he was brought before a judge, who ordered his immediate release. The judge stated emphatically that Jews’ right to pray on the Temple Mount is legally guaranteed by the State of Israel to all Jews.
Lawyer: This is Harassment
Attorney Baruch Ben-Yosef told Arutz-7, “This is harassment, plain and simple, just because he has successfully brought many new people to the Temple Mount, and because of what happened last Wednesday. It is an outrage.”
What occurred last Wednesday was that Glick similarly found himself among hundreds of Jews who were not allowed to enter the Mount. The four policemen on duty at the time were unable to handle the large crowds, and delayed the entry until the hour of 1:30 PM, when they said they could do nothing and that everyone must leave. Glick and others said they refused to leave – until large forces of Yassam riot police arrived and “began pushing,” according to one eyewitness.
Richman: Police Know They Were Wrong
Rabbi Chaim Richman of the Temple Institute, who was also present at the time, told Arutz-7, “What is particularly infuriating about this arrest is that the police know that it was their own fault last Wednesday. We coordinated the list of visitors with them in advance, just as they had asked, and yet they still were unable to deal with us.”
“A number of weeks ago,” Richman explained, “the police told us that if we want to have many holiday visitors, we should give them their names in advance, and that that would speed the process along. So that is what we did! We gave them a list of 500 names – including people with little children and strollers, and people who came from as far away as Haifa – and yet they just turned us down flat and didn’t let us in!”
Rabbi Richman said that later that day, “two police officers spoke with Yehuda and myself, and very cordially admitted that they had been at fault, and said that we should have a meeting to straighten everything out – and now they come up and arrest him!”