Many of you may wonder why this blog has been silent for awhile, aside from the weekly Parsha HaShevua.
Frankly, it’s been a case of basically the same recurrent news, day after day. How many times and in how many different ways can one comment on the same news, again and again with only the names and the specific events changing, but essentially remaining the same? This author has been commenting on recurring news for the 4 plus years that this blog has been in existence plus years before.
Whether it’s Nadia Matar for the umpteenth time, or any number of other women roughed up, brutally beaten and thrown to the ground by police, Shabak or Yassamnikim, or this group or that group being court-ordered or military court-ordered out of their homes in various venues in Yehuda and the Shomron for x-periods of time, or Barak himself arbitrarily attempting to orchestrate the uprooting of Jewish families, or the violent and destructive eviction of the Federman family from their farm, or whether it was Beit Shapira, or Shalhevet neighborhood or Beit HaShalom — the news remains a constant — an evil regime, an evil and corrupt system of governance acting to attempt the subversion the Jewish nation and to affect making parts of our G’d-Given Land Yuderein. The news is a constant repetition, only the names and the specific events change from day-to-day.
Related report: Soldiers Who Brought Pro-Settlement Sign to Swearing-in to Face Tribunal, by Yaakov Lappin (Jerusalem Post)
Just such as case of news repetition is that reported below regarding members of the Shimshon Battalion who displayed a banner at their Kotel swearing-in stating that “The Shimshon Battalion will not evacuate Homesh.”
How neatly Ehud Barak’s attack and promises of retribution upon these Shimshon Battalion members fits the mold set by his product, then-Chief-of-Staff Dan Halutz and his kippa-wearing lacky IDF manpower chief Elazar Stern. The two attempted to exact retibution against Chayal Hananel Dayan because the young soldier dared not shake the commander’s hand at an award ceremony. And how fascinating that the politically-agendized Halutz is a product of Ehud Barak’s own leftist political agendization, an agendization which was behind Barak’s entire military command career as well as his
politically-motivated and unachievable ravings for massive draft of Hareidim. Those ravings attracted the non-religious and got him elected prime minister due to a splintered right-wing and self-interested “religious” parties. And isn’t it interesting that Barak’s star product, Halutz cared more about making Gaza Yudenrein and then, on the eve of the Lebanon conflict, allegedly more about his own financial position than on focusing on the nation’s security? How many different ways can one convey recurring news and proof upon proof that successive regimes, including Bibi’s with Barak as defense minister, have lost sight of who Israel’s enemies are and have let national security, hasbara and foreign affairs go to pot?
There is nothing new under the sun — the saison (not misspelling) continues and this author continues to be frustrated by the constant repetition. MB