Hatikvah is that Party

Israel’s Government – A Sea Change Required (Read “Miracle”)

Redacted from an article by Professor Paul Eidelberg
The Jewish Press April 27, 2007

In a previous article, I raised the question: “What must be done to reform Israel’s inept and corrupt system of governance?” Here is my answer:

First, we need a candidate to head not just another political party but a revolutionary party, a party committed to “regime change.” This candidate must not be tainted by Oslo and by ”disengagement.” You dare not trust a politician who has given Jewish land to Arab terrorists or who supported the expulsion of 10,000 Jews from their homes. Shun them as political idiots or as self-serving scoundrels or moral cowards.

Second, we need a candidate that has the courage to face the truth about the so-called Palestinians.

    • He must understand that these Arabs deem themselves part of the House of Islam, and that Islam does not recognize a land called “Palestine” as entitled to statehood.
    • He must understand that that peace is not possible with Arabs who use their children as human bombs to murder Jews.
    • He must understand that that it’s ignoble and suicidal to negotiate with people dedicated to your destruction.

Third, we need a candidate who understands why Israel’s system of governance is dysfunctional~ divisive, and self-destructive, and who is therefore committed to systemic change.

Fourth, we need a candidate committed to changing Israel’s foreign policy.

    • He must advocate abrogation of the Oslo Accords
    • He must advocate destruction of the terrorist network in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza
    • He must advocate Jewish sovereignty over Judea, Samaria, and Gaza.
    • He must advocate a program to encourage Arabs in these areas to leave.
    • He must advocate a Homestead Act and an Urban Development Program to attract foreign investment for settling 200,000 and more Jews in these areas.
    • He must advocate basic change in the relationship between Israel and the U.S.
    (To proclaim this new foreign policy, our candidate must have a strategy board consisting of experts in American politics and economics, international and domestic law, military strategy, commerce and industry, urban development, etc.)

Fifth, our candidate must establish a massive youth movement. He must offer the voters something really new — a larger Israel, a more democratic Israel, and a more Jewish Israel — one that will inspire mankind now steeped in nihilism and barbarism. He must transcend the sterility of secular Zionism, else he will succumb to the fate of Benny Begin. He must also transcend the timidity of religious Zionism, which has so often compromised its principles. He must think big and project a noble vision, else he will never attract the youth of this country. There will be one million floating votes in the next election — the equivalent of 40 seats. Our candidate must emphasize two issues:

1. NATIONAL SECURITY. This requires the elimination of the PLO terrorist network, justified by the slogan, “Moderation in defense of liberty is not a virtue.” National Security requires a national strategy, which in turn requires.

2. SYSTEMIC CHANCE — namely:

    • A Unitary Executive Slogan: “A ship can have only one captain.”
    • A Professional Legislature Slogan: “Party slates attract paltry politicians.”
    • A Non-Political Supreme Court Slogan: “It’s not the role of the court to make public policies.”

Sixth, our candidate must go on a media blitz in the United States to augment his influence in Israel He must expose the myth of Israel’s dependence on the U.S.

    • He should quote former Under-Secretary of state Joseph Sisco, who told author Shmuel Katz, “I want to assure you, Mr. Katz, that if we were not getting full value for our money, you would not get a cent from us.
    • Our candidate should cite former U.S. Air Force Chief of Intelligence George Keegan who said that the Intelligence Israel provides the U.S. is worth five CIAs
    Which means that America’s national security depends very much on Israel.
    • Our candidate should reveal how Israeli hi-tech contributes to American prosperity.
    • He should show that the American Constitution is rooted in Jewish principles, and that Israel should adopt these principles in forming its own constitution.

If you can’t find a candidate committed to systemic reform and a foreign policy such as I have outlined, all your criticism of government policies and all your protest demonstrations against this government will be equivalent to giving aspirin to a country suffering from a terminal disease.

PROFESSOR EIDELBERG is the founder and president of the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy (FCD), a Jewish think tank for improving Israel’s system of governance. He can be reached through the FCD website at: www.foundation1.org

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