18 Iyyar 5776
33 Days of the Omer
(4 Weeks and 5 Days)
It has been reported that new MK Yehudah Glick, in his swearing-in ceremony at the Knesset yesterday, said the following about the so-called 'Palestinians'...
“Their leadership convinced them and deluded them… It seems that anyone who has eyes in his head realizes that the option of a Palestinian state [no longer exists], but anyone who sees hundreds of Palestinians standing every day behind fences, or rather every night – with tense anticipation to cross and work – and does not feel a deep pinch in the heart – should go back and develop basic human sensitivity.”
My first thought upon reading this was: "He who is merciful to the cruel will become cruel to the merciful."
We know that the Gazan Arabs voted in Hamas. They got exactly what they wanted. And there are literally countless examples of the extreme cruelty of not only so-called 'Palestinian' Arabs but also so-called Israeli Arabs against Jews in Israel. As a matter of fact, on the same day as Glick's "swearing-in", the country was rocked by previously suppressed reports of a horrendous crime perpetrated by Arabs against a young, mentally-deficient Jewish woman. And already this morning, a man had to be rescued for going shopping amongst the Arab public: "A Ma’ale Adumim man entered a Palestinian Arab village in order to make some purchases. Reports indicated that locals were gathering around him and would likely harm him."
The kindest explanation I can come up with for this attitude which is strangely, and dangerously in my opinion, detached from reality is that we are suffering from some sort of mass Stockholm Syndrome...
Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon described in 1973 in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.
...Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes "strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other." (Source)
Whatever the cause, I view such Jews as a danger and a threat to us all. They need to do teshuvah.
I have had other issues with Yehudah Glick in the past...
From "A House of Prayer for All Nations":
Is Yehuda Glick part of the plan to make a one-world religion? Video of Yehuda Glick praying to "Allah" with Arabs on Har Habayit...
Video of Yehuda Glick with Xian missionary Christine Darg...
From Unification vs Separation:
Rabbi Yehuda Glick speaking about the Temple Mount from two months ago:
...We need to unite to get the Temple Mount opened to all people and all forms of prayer. Everyone needs to express a zero tolerance for violence on the holiest place on earth. The more people visit the Mount, the more we will strengthen its importance for all people. We need to push public opinion that the Temple Mount needs to be accessible to all. The Temple Mount Heritage Foundation uses its donations towards this goal. People should write letters to their government representatives and demand that Israel allow prayer on the Temple Mount from all religions. The Israeli government is very sensitive to world opinion and this will have an affect. Arabs will eventually learn to understand that we are united for the good.
From Politics As Usual:
So, his vision of the Third Temple is a place where adherents to false religions whose very existence denies the truth of Torah will be welcomed alongside Jews, but NOT those Jews who would forbid same. By his definition, Rabbi Kahane and the Maccabees themselves would not be welcome on the Temple Mount!
Being the target of an assassination attempt does not make one right and surviving said attempt does not make one a hero.