28 Tishrei 5780
The US President as Judge, Jury and Executioner: How Can That Be Right?
Most immediately on my mind is this leading headline on every website: Confirmed - ISIS Terror Chief Baghdadi is Dead at the Hands of US Special Forces.
Has any government or world leader spoken out against the targeted assassinations being carried out around the world by the United States?
Who defines who is a terrorist and who decides who is guilty of terrorism and who determines that they should die and who gave them the right to do so???
What makes certain populations fair game? Locality? Religious beliefs? Competing economic interests?
If you are a Torah Jew, you can't just pile on the congratulatory band-wagon, you have to ask yourself if this is even legal according to Torah law. The nations are bound by Sheva Mitzvot to set up courts of justice. And contrary to what they've been doing for the last 20 odd years, that justice must be extended even to those who do not live under the protections of the US Constitution!
Make no mistake. Mashiach, and those who follow him, could potentially be labeled a terrorist, too, on the basis of whatever criteria they are using. They've already done it with the "hilltop youth."
Holding the Jewish State Hostage to an Anti-Torah Agenda
And on the homefront, there is an unconfirmed report that Gantz has made Netanyahu an offer: a unity government with Netanyahu on first rotation as PM on condition that chareidim are left out of the government coalition, along with full support for all anti-religious legislation introduced. The chareidim may be let into the coalition at a later date, after such legislation has been passed, as long as they commit not to try to reverse any of it.
So, essentially, they intend to hold the entire public that wants a right-wing government with religious representation hostage to their anti-Torah agenda.