November 4, 2016

9-11 BOUGHT SOME TIME...

In the End, Kahane Won : The evil spirit that is blowing from the corridors of the Knesset and government is based on supra-state principles - the biblical promise to the Jewish people trumps the Palestinians' terrestrial rights (Shaul Arieli Dec 25, 2011Ha'aretz)

The Israeli public's disregard for the freeze in negotiations with the Palestinians stems from a perception of reality opposite the one in 1993, when the Oslo Accords were signed. The willingness for compromise and dividing the land has been replaced by the faith that "it's all mine." The illusion that you can get the bride (the Land of Israel) without the dowry (the Palestinians) has returned and taken over the Israeli consciousness.

The danger of losing the Jewish majority between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River is obscured by soothing "facts" such as the disengagement's removal of Gazans from the ledger, the erasure of a million West Bank residents from statistics-bureau publications, and a "promise" that the next confrontation will enable a national "price tag" that will transform Jordan into the Palestinian homeland. There are also "democrats" among us who think they are authorized to offer the Palestinians Jordanian citizenship, or "Israeli citizenship contingent on allegiance to Zionism," so that Jews alone will maintain the right to decide about land on which Palestinians live. [...]

Ruling another people, deprived of civil rights, is no longer considered contrary to the democratic regime and a threat to Israeli society's moral strength. The evil spirit that is blowing from the corridors of the Knesset and government is based on supra-state principles - the biblical promise to the Jewish people trumps the Palestinians' terrestrial rights, the land transcends the state when it comes to realizing the messianic destiny, halakhic rulings vanquish the rule of law, the Knesset's laws defeat the rights of the minority and the individual, and the power to silence defeats the right to protest.

But as with South Africa and the Cold War, that time's almost up.

Posted by at November 4, 2016 12:09 PM

  

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