The Time for Meaningful Action Has Come

By David Solway, PJ MEDIA

The response to the murder of the three abducted Israeli teens, Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel, has been predictable in its call for restraint and moderation. Left-wing organizations like the Israeli political party Meretz, the New Israel Fund, and J Street, wedded to nebulous and self-serving concepts like “social justice,” ramble on about calm, measure, reconciliation, and the larger interests of communal peace — as if avowedly vicious and homicidal entities like Hamas and its offshoots will feel humbled and ashamed of their murderous practices and will experience a benign change of heart.

In fact, they are busy celebrating what they regard as a revanchist victory — indeed, candies were handed out to mark the abduction and the ambulance ferrying the bodies of the slain teens was pelted with stones and spray-painted by Palestinian villagers — and will not be deterred from carrying out further atrocities in the future if they are allowed to get away with them. Perhaps the principals of our conciliatory organizations would feel differently if their own children had been kidnapped, tortured, and killed. But one thing is certain: for all their “prayers for the suffering families” and “calls for peace,” they are incapable of imagining what their own people endure and are barren of genuine feeling, while full of empathy and concern for their assailants, who wish only for their speedy death and the subsequent extinction of the Jewish state. There is only one word for such flaccid, self-righteous and ultimately self-immolating appeasers: idiots.

As for the Israeli leadership, it’s a mixed bag. Outgoing president Shimon Peres is a grande fromage who over the years has grown gamy and rancid, with a soft European rind. Benjamin Netanyahu should be cut a little slack given the intense pressures, domestic and international, that he labors under — but he is not his father, who was cut in the mold of the pragmatic and unyielding patriot Ze’ev Jabotinsky. (See Benzion Netanyahu, The Founding Fathers of Zionism.)

With only a few exceptions, like Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, Foreign Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman, and Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon, the Israeli leadership comprises a motley crew best left to their often lucrative but generally undistinguished careers, prone to log-rolling and corruption, devoid of segulah(Hebrew for virtue or inner treasure), more preoccupied with their American holdings and European vacations than with the security of their beleaguered nation.

The theory, of course, that presumably governs their behavior is that diplomacy and treating with perennial enemies or political adversaries — e.g. acceding to American bullying, glad-handing Turkey, subsidizing the PA, victualing Gaza, engaging in outrageously disproportionate prisoner swaps, giving a hostile and often traitorous Israeli media and academy a free pass, etc. — is a way of ensuring the ultimate security of the country. On the contrary, Israeli citizens are rendered increasingly unsafe by the prosecution of such measures.

When it comes to Israel’s Muslim belligerents, anyone with more than an ounce of common sense knows that working with murderers and ideological maniacs is counter-productive. As Caroline Glick has pointed out, exchanging one kidnapped soldier for over a thousand Muslim terrorists is the height of folly. “In every instance, these terrorist releases have led to the murder and abduction of other Israelis.” The result is that Israeli policies “have placed targets [on] the backs of every citizen of Israel.” How, then, should Israel have responded to Hamas, the abductors of Gilad Shalit? The terrorist organization should have been given three days to return its captive, or risk its total destruction, which Israel has the power to accomplish. There is, really, no other effective way of dealing with a musteline pack of jihadist predators and barbarians than to credibly threaten it with extinction. Gilad Shalit would have been back home in record time, and the three Israeli teens would not have been abducted and killed. The thousands of Israeli citizens murdered and maimed in the various intifadas would still be alive and hale.

The time for temporizing, fruitless negotiations, so-called realist politics, and tolerance of an active and toxic fifth column that diligently and indefatigably strives to undermine the safety of Israeli citizens and the security of the state, is demonstrably over.

The heinous events that have just occurred should be change accelerators in Israeli thinking to redeem the political and moral parvitude too many of its leaders have exhibited for so many years. If the IDF doesn’t smash utterly the terrorist infestations that have wrought so much harm on the country and will continue to do so, then there is no forgiving, international opinion and diplomatic pressures notwithstanding. At the same time, every left-wing media outlet and treasonous university department in the country should be rigorously monitored and in some cases, if necessary, shut down. Much of the Shomron must be annexed. Now may be the time for the imposition of martial law in order to evade the insidious complicities of the Supreme Court. Without these determined initiatives, such events as we have just witnessed will inevitably keep happening — rocket attacks, abductions, killings, the disruption of ordinary life, the whole ball of filthy wax. For such a sensible if aggressive policy of vigorous, comprehensive, and meaningful retaliation, rather than tit-for-tat reprisals, is nothing less than a kind of mitzvah with social, ethical, and national implications.

July 1, 2014 | 5 Comments »

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  1. @ XLucid:
    I agree with your opinion. The time has come to clean house in all the Israeli ministries and the lefty Supreme Court need to be clean. The enemies from within should be arrested and tried. Hurting the Israelis because they want to be in power it is a crime.
    Agreements are between two parties. If one side does not complies, the agreement is void Israel is for the Jews.

    As commanded by G-d “And now, select among all the people, men who fear God, are trustworthy, and hate dishonest gain.

    Anyone else who does not agree is welcome to leave.

  2. @ bernard ross:
    THE NEW YORK SLIMES has lost and keeps on loosing subscribers. Due to the distortion of their reports. Opinions belonging in the editorial page printed as news and, their opinions are so far left as not being credible.
    Some of the liberal democrats in New York read it instead of the Bible. The NYT is their Bible. Mostly very old people and very young people who are too young to be able to make a rational opinion or know the difference. Our schools are graduating young people who cannot read critically or analytically. They read words but only words.
    Even with this limited audience they keep on loosing readership. They have been on the verge of bankruptcy and I would love to see them closed.

  3. The heinous events that have just occurred should be change accelerators in Israeli thinking to redeem the political and moral parvitude too many of its leaders have exhibited for so many years

    There is no doubt that what Israel currently needs is a thorough clean up and disinfection of all the ministries, governmental agencies, justice courts, police forces, universities and the like. All the components of the Israeli governance should first be thoroughly kosherized.

    Following the slaughter of the Fogel family, nothing has been done and people continued to attend to their everyday affairs. Arabs continued to attack and kill Jews, and Israel continued to reward the Amalekites squatting Yehuda, Shomoron and Gaza by providing them with food, funds, health care, to mention just a few.

    To date, Jews adopted a somewhat passive attitude in the face of the persecution without any spirit of rebellion towards the system of government in place.

    To date, innocent patriots paid with their lives the recklessness and incompetency of their corrupt leaders who lead their Jewish citizens like lambs towards slaughter houses.

    But the rules of the game should be changed and while waiting to find the savage animals who perpetrated theses crimes, all their indirect accomplices in Israel should be prosecuted under the Penal Code.

    All those in Israel who signed agreements and continue to comply to them, and those who wish to improve their everyday life or provide with any “humanitarian” assistance to these terrorist organizations and their people, should be prosecuted for their crimes perpetrated against the Jewish people, for all the casualties and injuries resulting from the Oslo Accords.

    All the judges of the Supreme Court, theses liars and inveterate falsifiers, who use the criminal justice system to achieve their political purposes, should also be put on trial for perverting the course of justice.

    The entire government in place should be replaced by an authentic patriotic government who will lead Israel according to justice, and who will rule and govern the country with wisdom. As commanded by G-d “And now, select among all the people, men who fear God, are trustworthy, and hate dishonest gain.”

    Afterwards, all Arabs should be expelled towards their respective countries, each accompanied with a pack of unJews as an extra bonus.

    Only harsh steps and measures against the perpetrators and their accomplices – direct and indirect – will prevent and reduce the exposure of thousands of prospective victims of all the millions of savage animals living in the midst of Jews.