Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Likud is Turning Away

Mike L.



At some point during the last twenty years of the failed Oslo process the Likud moved left and, for the most part, endorsed two-states for two peoples.  Benjamin Netanyahu who, as a younger man, opposed the creation of a Palestinian state has acquiesced to it in recent years.  This is because there was hope in Israel.  The refusal of the Palestinians to accept a state for themselves in peace next to Israel, combined with this most recent example of the never-ending violence against the Jewish people of the Middle East, killed that hope and is now turning the Likud back and away from the two-state solution and the Oslo peace process.

One name that is getting considerable attention within the Likud leadership, as Israel heads towards elections, is that of Moshe Feiglin.

Feiglin is an interesting guy, from a policy perspective, but he is also an exceedingly hard-line guy, a deeply religious Jew, and a man who advocates for the annexing of Judea and Samaria, as well as bribing Arabs to leave.



I am not particularly religious, so I find his integration of scripture with politics to be somewhat rankling.  However, he is also a proponent of civil marriage, which I very much believe should be instituted in that country.

Also, needless to say, I cannot see bribing Arabs to leave Judea and Samaria.  We don't want them to leave, we just want them to accept a state for themselves in peace next to Israel, which they consistently refuse.  Heck, the only reason that Jews even insist upon two-states is because of 14 centuries of consistent violence and hostility toward the Jews among the large Arab majority in the region.

I certainly do not endorse this guy, but I would like to give him a fair listen.  He definitely holds a stark view that can probably best be described as consistent with Sam Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" thesis.

In any case, he's out there and we need to know what he's saying.

5 comments:

  1. Well, that's what Democracy is all about isn't it? Allowing for differing opinions about stuff. And thank G-d for it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It should also be noted that the main reason Jews even require a Palestinian state in peace next to Israel, as opposed to a single state, is because of 14 centuries of violence against the Jewish people by the large Arab majority in the region.

    14 centuries of violence and 13 centuries of dhimmitude.

    Are the Jews still victims?

    Hell, no.

    And that's the friggin' point.

    We're simply not going back to victimhood.

    Never again.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Moshe Feiglin believes Israel's survival rests on Jewish values and culture.

    The Land Of Israel belongs exclusively to the Jewish people. Jews have no business and no right to share it with those who want to exterminate them.

    The Arabs already have 22 states. Another Arab state at Israel's expense will neither result in justice nor peace.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's simply about truth and justice.

      It's not about "Jewish values and culture". It's not about "The Land Of Israel belongs exclusively to the Jewish people".

      It's about:

      "Jews have no business...to [give strategically existentially crucial parts of their national homeland to]...those who want to exterminate them."

      It's about:

      "The Arabs already have 22 states. Another Arab state at Israel's expense will neither result in justice nor peace."

      It's about truth and justice.

      Delete
    2. It is about truth and justice.

      Dan is absolutely correct.

      The truth is that for 14 centuries the large Arab majority in the Middle East has essentially kicked our ass, thus keeping Jewish numbers low in the region.

      The justice is Jewish sovereignty on ancient Jewish land.

      This is justice that we will need to fight to keep.

      If we have the will.

      Delete