8 Iyyar 5772
Day 23 of the Omer
“The Erev Rav delay the redemption much more than all the nations of the World”
(Raaya Mehemna-Sefer Ha Zohar)
The Erev Rav are those who have the souls of Egyptians whose goal was to disrupt Bnei Yisrael's redemption and lead them back to Egyptian slavery - if not in actuality, then spiritually.
...the "mixed multitude" consisted entirely of one people all the members of which spoke one language: namely, all the sorcerers of Egypt and all its magicians, as it is written, "And the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments" (Ex. 7, 2); for they wanted to oppose the wonderful works of the Holy One, blessed be He. (Zohar Hakadosh Ki Tissa 191A)
And what a job they have been doing! You can take the Jew out of the exile, but the only One who can take the exile out of the Jew is HKB"H! And that day is not far off!!
Netanyahu’s choices: Strike Iran before or after Israeli elections
Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak are facing another of the periodic opposition campaigns to unseat them – this time by pressure for an early election a year before its October, 2013 date.
...The newcomer to the anti-government ranks is the party registered Sunday, April 29, by ex-broadcaster Yair Lapid as “Yesh Atid” (There is a Future). His potential partners are former Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former chief of staff Gaby Ashkenazi. They are all casting about for a political base, together or apart, from which to tip over the current government. Incumbent President Shimon Peres cheers them on from the wings.
...The vocal opponents are a group of disaffected ex-security officials. There are questions about why they did not resign on the grounds of the views they are now voicing instead of fighting to have their tours of duty extended.
Now they are casting out lines for careers in politics.
Ehud Olmert, one of the Yesh Atid founding fathers and a member of its inner leadership, set the new party’s security agenda in New York Sunday with this comment: “I think that fundamentally, Israelis believe that a nuclear Iran imperils their existence. That is not in dispute. Nor that we must do everything it takes to defend ourselves against this peril. The question is what should be done, who should do it and when. My answer is this: It is being done and continues to be done by the international community led by the United States.”
... Israel’s opposition parties gathered for the push to corner Netanyahu into announcing an early election. They got their wish sooner than they expected.
The prime minister, after turning the situation over for 48 hours, assented. He figured that the key weapon adopted by his rivals to knock him over was not in fact in their hands but in his: It is up to him and him alone to decide whether to attack Iran. In fact, if an election was forced on his government, he could defeat their scheme by bringing the attack forward. So the impression of Netanyahu and Barak fighting with their backs to the wall against a body of generals is totally misleading.
Their opponents are beginning to realize that their anti-government offensive has missed its mark and may well blow up in their faces.
Two keys points here:
“Yesh Atid” (There is a Future) - Yes, there is and a glorious one at that, for all those who have remained faithful to Hashem and to His covenant. This is a direct message from Heaven.
"It is up to him and him alone ...." - No, it's not. It's all up to HKB"H and He is the one inspiring all these political maneuverings in order to bring the conflict to fruition at His own time of choosing.
And it will mean the END of the Erev Rav rule over Eretz Yisrael FOREVER!
Thought for the Day
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