22 March 2013

It's the Voice of the Erev Rav

11 Nissan 5773

Everyone's true colors are on full display this week, if you care to see.

Deri Calls for Interim Agreement with PA

MK Aryeh Deri (Shas) responded on Thursday evening to U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech at the Binyanei HaUma in Jerusalem, and called on the Israeli government to resume negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, so that an interim agreement can be reached that will guarantee Israel security and give PA Arabs an opportunity to develop a stable economy and a strong democracy.

“It’s heartwarming to know that the American president was attentive to the people of Israel. He understood that he should be talking at eye level and not through political mediation. Yet the Middle East is still a little more turbulent and unstable,” said Deri.

We must remember that the Land of Israel, as is written in the Torah, belongs to us. We are not conquerors in our own land. Yet we have millions of neighbors in Judea, Samaria and Gaza that we should consider. We have no desire to interfere in their lives, and we cannot annex these territories and give them citizenship,” added Deri.

I live in the "West Bank."  Arabs are still being brought here to work and as I am a renter, I have no choice about who my landlord brings in to make repairs. Yesterday, I watched out my window as an older Arab instructed his younger Arab helper to empty out a partial bag of concrete onto my seedling fig tree. This is who our "neighbors" are and much, much worse.

Rabbi Meir Kahane, of blessed memory, wrote a book called They Must Go.  It is as applicable today as it was when he wrote it.  And despite Obama's remarks about this being an extreme view, it is still the truth.