From Magic City Morning Star|
Our prime minister has traveled to the United States for a visit with Obama. And after the agreement with Iran, it was logical, and indeed we all expected, that Obama would pay with a benefits package for the agreement that he signed with the Iranians. But do we take into account that we will also have to pay for this benefits package?
The great fear is that in exchange for promises in the area of defense we will also have to pay by surrendering land. Prime Minister Netanyahu is indeed the only leader that has stood up courageously to Obama on the Iran issue, but let us not forget that the American president has never made a concession to Israel. The worrying conclusion that arises from this is a serious fear that Obama will continue tremendous pressures on Israel and demand to enter into the process of talks and concessions on the Land of Israel.
It is not difficult to imagine that with the pressures aimed toward this dangerous channel, the Israeli media, and of course, the world media, backed up by the radical Israeli Left, will stand by Obama's side and at the service of Obama, who is striving to end the "occupation".
The "knife intifada" will serve as a tailwind for the calls to "separate from the Arabs", to go back to erecting walls, but would that really lead to an end of the attacks? Why, we separated from Gaza, we gave up land there with great pain, and despite this the Arabs of the Gaza Strip continue to be a security, political and economic millstone around our necks. We surrendered 97 percent of the city of Hevron; by doing this did we separate from the city's Arabs and the terror that they produce? Should we not have returned to areas A and B in Operation Defensive Shield? Did we reduce at all the Arabs' aspiration and hope to return to Jaffa, Acre, Haifa and Ashkelon?
And before we became a country were there not attacks? Have we forgotten the horrible years of 1929, 1936 and 1939? And while we were still in exile, were there not also then "storms in the Negev"? It seems that there is an answer to at least one question, even if it is painful: indeed, we shall always live by the sword, but now what remains is the question of what approach we will take in order to cope with that sword that is threatening to destroy us -- a position of weakness and retreat or one of faith and recognition of our destiny as a People in its Land.
Rabbanit Henkin defined it with the words "We did not come into the world to get free vouchers to stay in a hotel". Our role as a people is to unite for the great objective of our being a kingdom of priests and a holy people; to bring divine ethics to the world by virtue of the existence of the Land as one that brings love and kindness to the world.
We are on the way! And on this road, as with all other roads, there are ups and downs.
Unfortunately, we indeed did not take advantage of the miracle of the Six Day War to settle in all areas of our Land; we did not apply sovereignty upon it, but nevertheless it is always possible to amend this, especially at special points in time when the Almighty again blesses us with his mercy.
Every wave of terror that strikes us forces us to return and think about our role and our contribution to the world. We have progressed tremendously and the entire world has progressed along with us. The People of Israel has brought and still brings great benefits to the world in Science, Technology, Medicine, Agriculture, Hi-tech, and more. In this way, G-d willing, we will continue to bring welfare and benefit in many additional areas, if only we continue to progress in the way that the Almighty leads us.
We must take advantage of the present wave of knife attacks and anti-Semitism to apply sovereignty over the Land of Israel, because only when we declare once and for all that this Land is ours and that we will never surrender it, will we cut off the hopes of the enemy, the hope that expands the circle of the Arab terrorists who dream of having their own state in the heart of our Land.
These days, Women in Green is publishing issue number 6 of the political journal, Sovereignty. The goal before us is to promote a revolution in consciousness that will turn the ship's wheel of the Israeli public, which is sailing straight into the iceberg of two states, and is bound to sink us, sharply to the Right to a Zionist banner, to restore the basic values of the People -- the Land of Israel is destined for the People of Israel.
It is known that the People of Israel is respected in the world and within itself only when it takes a strong stand, when we believe in the justice of our cause and extend our rule to the full extent of our Land.
Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
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