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Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Get out the candles!
Wilder December 04, 2012
The cards seem to be falling, almost
as planned. Our Arab neighbors asked the international anti-Israel organization,
otherwise known as the United Nations, for recognition in their efforts to
delete Israel from the world map. They approached the number one warrior,
General Assembly, who consulted with his Defense cabinet, the Security council,
which vetoed the idea, realizing the negative consequences. So the General
decided to go it alone. As such, palestine was created by General Assembly and
The key word in that last sentence
is, of course, created. From scratch. Because it never really existed. At least,
not as an Arab entity. So, we’re going back to the days of ‘Creation’ when G-d
created the heavens, the earth, and of course, now, palestine.
Israel did as expected. The UN’s
greatest nemesis declared parts of ‘palestine’ to actually be part of Israel.
Actually, everyone already knew that
the four and a half mile area labeled E1 is as much of Israel as is Tel Aviv.
The land, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, extending to Ma’aleh Adumim, is as
Jewish as Rye bread. Well, almost everyone. Jodi Rudoren, in the NY Times, labels the area ‘contentious.’ Others call this
‘illegal Israeli settlement.’
again, what is considered ‘Israeli settlement’ in ‘conquered’ ‘palestinian’
land? Again, Ms. Rudoren serves as a faithful messenger of world opinion.
Writing about ‘East Jerusalem,’ she mentions neighborhoods such as French Hill,
Ramot. Also, Har Homa, Givat HaMatos, and Pisgat Zeev.
too long ago, when VP Biden visited Israel, the White House flipped over when it
was announced that some 1,500 new apartments would be built in Ramat Shlomo,
also classified a ‘settlement.’ The plan was quickly scrapped. Until yesterday.
course, anyone who has ever visited Jerusalem knows that these are all normal
neighborhoods in Israel’s capitol city. Any thought of ‘withdrawal’ from Ramot
or French Hill or Ramat Shlomo is about as far-fetched as whatever your head can
resulting uproar, from Israel’s front and backyard, was expected. After all, who
cares that just north of us, a desperate Arab mass murderer is arming chemical
weapons for use on ‘rebels.’ If the wind’s blowing in the right direction,
maybe some of the gas will float over (G-d forbid) into ‘enemy
so what’s next? It seems that the whole world is against us. Again. There are
those who suggest that Obama and the Europeans will ‘use this’ against our
attempts to end Iran’s nuclear threat.
should Israel do next? Buckle under to world pressure or tell them all to jump
in the lake?
few days we begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights. During the days
of the Maccabees, there was tremendous pressure on the Jews to fold to Greek
pressure, and assimilate into Hellenistic culture. The Maccabees refused,
declaring war on this attempt to spiritually destroy Judaism. Then too, the few
fought the many. And they won. As such, we celebrate Hanukkah, marking eight
days with candles lit every evening. There were many miracles. A tiny drop of
pure olive oil lasted for eight days. And the military victory was no less a
we approach these festive days of wonder, again finding ourselves being
oppressed by the ‘Greeks’ of today, once more, we should show our
independence. Every day during Hanukkah, another seed should be planted. For
example, the first night, we should be given permits allowing us to move back
into Beit HaMachpela in Hebron. The second night, permits should be issued
returning the ‘Shalhevet neighborhood’ – the area of the old Arab market, to
Hebron’s Jewish community. Etc. Etc.
only in Hebron, but throughout Judea and Samaria. And in Jerusalem. Three
thousand new apartments should be transformed into 30,000 new apartment
buildings. And let’s not forget: Netanyahu should announce plans to rebuild Gush
Katif, thereby ending, once and for all, rocket attacks into Israel.
will put an end to the figment of world imagination, called
will get upset? So what! Almost 2,200 years ago many were upset at Judah
Maccabee, his father and brothers. Yet they did what they did. Thank
And if anyone has any doubts about
our Creator’s tangible presence today, as in the days of the Maccabees, just
remember that a couple of weeks ago, a ‘giant hand’ was swooping rockets,
launched at Israel, out of the sky. What more could we ask for?
Therefore, the present issues are
easily solved: do what you've gotta do and then just get out the