20 March 2018

"Our Beloved Democracy"

4 Nisan 5778
Ron Lauder: No Two-state Solution, Lack of Religious Pluralism Could Endanger Israel’s Existence
...As a top U.S. Jewish leader, Lauder is actively involved in numerous organizations, including the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the Jewish National Fund and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

...Lauder said that Israel "will face a stark choice" to either "grant Palestinians full rights and cease being a Jewish state "or "rescind their rights and cease being a democracy." The only way to avoid either choice is with a two-state solution, he added.
U.S. President Donald Trump had said the U.S. would support a two-state solution if agreed upon by both sides. Lauder, who is a supporter of Trump, has reportedly been advising him on how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, urging him to invest effort in serious negotiations that would lead to the creation of a Palestinian state.

"The second, two-prong threat is Israel’s capitulation to religious extremists and the growing disaffection of the Jewish diaspora. Most Jews outside of Israel are not accepted in the eyes of the Israeli ultra-Orthodox, who control ritual life and holy places in the state," added Lauder.
"Many non-Orthodox Jews, myself included, feel that the spread of state-enforced religiosity in Israel is turning a modern, liberal nation into a semi-theocratic one," he wrote.
"We must change course. We must push for a two-state solution and find common ground among ourselves so that we can ensure the success of our beloved nation," he concluded.
Despite the fact that carving out yet another enemy Arab state from Israel's heart is tantamount to national suicide, "Democracy" and "Democratic ideals" must be preserved even at this high cost?

Oh, no. It's not gonna happen. HKB"H won't let it. This "Democracy" god is going to fall just like all the false gods of Egypt.
You shall observe My commandments and perform them; I am Hashem, You shall not desecrate My holy Name, rather I should be sanctified among the Children of Israel; I am Hashem Who sanctifies you, Who took you out of the land of Egypt to be a God unto you; I am Hashem.  (Vayikra 22.31-33)
If Hashem is not our God, then there is no reason to leave Egypt. If Hashem is not our God, but "Democracy" is, we have no reason to be in Eretz Yisrael at all. But, if you actually believe that, you are a "religious extremist" and the "Beloved" Modern Democratic State of Israel must be cleansed of you.

These who deify and worship the State and Democracy and Humanistic Ideals over Hashem and Torah truth are the real "extremists." 
For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the spring of living waters, to dig for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that do not hold water. (Yirmiyahu 2.13)
Just like these stupid arguments do not hold water. Give the Arabs a state from which to annihilate us so we can keep our Democratic Dreams. Poke God in the eye by telling Jews they don't have to observe the Torah to its minutest detail so we can "ensure the success of our beloved nation."

In both instances, were the wishes of Ron Lauder to be fulfilled, it would actually bring about the very thing he claims to wish to avoid. And this is precisely why the State-god and the Democracy-god must go. And it is also precisely why this voice of American Jewry, regardless of whose mouth it comes out of, will be silenced.