Canada stands, Israel folds

Exceptional Leadership

By Ari Bussel

[..] Today, Canada did something that Israeli media reported as follows: “It is quite doubtful if something like that would have happened in Israel.” Imagine the beginning of an article ascribing such little faith to Israel and attributing so much to CANADA.

The report continues: “Canada is expelling from its territory the Palestinian representative after she added to her Twitter account a link to a video in which a Palestinian girl is seen calling to a war in which the Jews be exterminated.

“According to the report, the Palestinian Representative Subach Ali was declared persona non-grata, was asked to leave the country and official elements were told to minimize any contact with her.

“In addition, Ali was called to be reprimanded, in addition to an official protest which was presented to the Palestinian Authority.

“In the referenced video linked from the Twitter account of the representative, a link that won the approval of that representative, a crying Palestinian girl can be seen reading a song in which she declared ‘I am Palestinian’ and subsequently calls for a ‘war that will defeat the injustice and the Occupation and will annihilate the Jews.’”

In Israel a debate would have erupted. No, in fact, nothing would have happened, so used are the Israelis to insane voices from within their own midst.

In the days following the release of Gilad Shalit after 1,940 days in captivity (for those who think the number is insignificant, it represents four months and five years without access to the International Red Cross), Muslim Israelis call for the kidnapping of other Israeli soldiers to force Israel to release more Palestinian terrorists. Sane? Not in Canada.

In Israel, Palestinians burn Israeli products, and Israel does what in return? Nothing.

In Israel, Palestinians name classrooms, school auditoriums, playgrounds and city squares after terrorists who murdered Israelis. What does Israel do? Again NOTHING.

Is Israel, foreign entities (individuals, foundations and governments) funnel money to elements whose sole mission is to destroy the Jewish State. They hide under the guise “human rights organizations,” but they are never truly concerned with human rights. It is the same hypocrisy as having Syria, Libya or Iran on the Human Rights Council. And Israel allows this unrestricted flow of money that hastens and will eventually bring its downfall.

Also in Israel, the intellectual elite fights Israel. The Gazans are bombing population centers in Israel, and the “elite” demonstrates against Israel. Leading newspapers call the Israeli operation to stop the smuggling of arms into Gaza and stop the bombardment of the south a “blood bath,” and Israelis then participate in the “Free Gaza” movement and the flotillas to “break the blockade” and “end the siege.”?

Members of the Israeli Knesset, including one Deputy Speaker, met with the enemy, participated in the Turkish Terrorist Flotilla whose stated aim was to break both Israeli and international law, and they feel immune. Well, they are, the Knesset did nothing to expel him.

Even when the Knesset finally acts (like prohibiting participation of elements who oppose the state in elections), the Israeli Supreme Court engages in judicial activism and blurs the line between the Judiciary and the Legislative branches of government. In Israel this is proper and expected as long as the Supreme Court follows its (political) convictions that—without exception—are extreme and-left-leaning.

There are those who would say Israel is a Democracy and all the above are “signs of strength.” Learned readers would emit a bitter laugh. Strength? It sounds like a person about to commit suicide explaining why suicide is the noble and just way to go. A psychiatrist is what the patient needs, not encouragement. Unless, that is, the bystanders wish the suicide to occur.

Thus, as I look at Israel’s refusal to fight for its existence, when I see Israeli bureaucrats and elected officials doing anything other than actually lead, putting their benefits and comforts ahead of the common good and longevity of their office before country, it is refreshing to read one article about, and then witness another act—and then another—by Canada.

What do the Canadians see that Israelis do not? I am reminded of a talk by the founder of the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction Israel movement), when he stated, “Europe has already fallen; the US is next.” I am also reminded of an Israeli-American professor, head of a department at UCLA who said, in talking about Gilad Shalit, “it is perfectly legitimate to kidnap Israeli soldiers.” Then I read with admiration and utter disbelief the news item that starts off saying “It is doubtful if in Israel something like that would have happened.”

I salute you Canada, and I salute the People of Canada. You show leadership in the face of adversity. You exemplify what taking a stand and doing something highly unpopular (standing for Israel, acting sane and unwavering) is all about. ??In my dictionary your actions define true leadership. The pages of history will judge you, and I humbly add a footnote as things evolve before our very eyes: Take a lesson from the Canadians. They stand for Israel, thus they stand for themselves and all good men. Bravo.

October 24, 2011 | 6 Comments »

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  1. with the facts of its history does Israel NOT understand what NEVER AGAIN means? Does it not understand that not standing up for its doctrines and rights only leaves a path of here it comes again feelings? What is wrong with Israel – yes they may be tired of war war war but do they think the condescending attitude will benefit them? They want to be recognized as a fair and feeling country – c’mon it is a more wimpy and turning the other cheek picture of themselves they are emitting. They are dealing with ISLAMISTS not civilized thinking inhabitants of this earth. Isreals strength and might is in its intellegence – it isn’t showing – remember WW2 and the past histories of the Jews – like they say here in America – MAN UP – better to be feared than revered in this case!

    Good show Canada – THANKS!

  2. Israeli leftists are mentally ill. They suffer from a severe form of the Stockholm Syndrome. Another psychological term explaining the insanity of leftists Israeli Jews and leftist Jews in general,is a psychological defense mechanism called “Identifying with the aggressor”.

  3. It doesn’t make sense to me, that the Canadian government should be concerned whether one country that it recognizes, namely Palestine, uses its embassy to regale another country it recognizes, namely Israel. That makes almost as little sense as the UN spending 82% of its time condemning Israel, a relatively peaceful state. I suspect Canada’s actions had more to do with the woman stirring up Canadian residents (Arabs, but also Canadians) against the country they live in. The Arab world has consistently used the “Palestine” issue as a lever to attack the West in general, and North Americans in particular. The Canadian leadership may actually understand this — something the US leadership, under both Republicans and Democrats, has refused to acknowledge.

    Credit goes to Canada, for having a bit of sanity. But Israel? I don’t know what to say about Israel.

  4. Thanks! I had given up hope in Canada as antisemitism has taken a sharp upswing as citizens are influenced by MSM. MSM reports that 80% of Israeli Jews supported over 1000 Muslim prisioners being released in exchange for Shalit. That is absurd!!!