24 Menachem Av 5775
Once I was on a bus with a bunch of so-called religious women who hailed from the "settlements". It was prior to the Gush Katif expulsion. I overheard two of them talking and one said to the other, "As long as our (Gush Etzion) settlement is safe...."
I thought to myself then, "We are sunk." And this reprehensible attitude exists everywhere there are Erev Rav. They fear upsetting the status quo. They make excuses for evil while condemning the righteous. They encourage surrender to the enemy while thinking to themselves, "As long as it doesn't touch me or mine."
You see this attitude clearly within the government. They make a big show of being fearless leaders just looking out for the best interests of the people, but everyone knows it's a lie. The citizenry has held large demonstrations to literally beg the government to stand up to the UN, the US and the EU, to no avail. Instead, they curry favor with the nations of the world by bending over backwards to prove how morally superior they are by coming down harder on their own people than they do on those who attack them. And this is why they won't annex Judea and Samaria.
What they seem to have missed is that the world is treating the State of Israel the same way that the government of the State of Israel is treating its own citizens who live beyond the green line. Clearly, they think that if they will sacrifice the Jews who live in Judea and Samaria - as long as it's not Tel Aviv or Haifa - they can live with it.
What they appear not to understand is that the world does not intend to allow any Jews to remain on the holy soil of Eretz Yisrael - just like Gush Katif was only the beginning for the "settlements".
This whole 'Iran' thing is a setup. For at least twenty years and maybe more, it has always been their plan to take out Syria and Iran. But by waiting and first obtaining their 'great deal' through peaceful negotiations (that ISRAEL is upsetting for everyone), when it all goes awry (according to plan) ISRAEL and Jews everywhere will get the blame. This provides an excuse for a 'justifiable' outpouring of antisemitism and a renewed call to "evacuate" Jews from every part of Israel. That's the plan anyway.
Hey! What's that chuckling sound I hear??? ;-)