Israel's current leadership is trapped in a dizzying loss of direction. The "peace obsession" compels us to give up parts of our Land, making Israel weaker, creating even more pressure, compelling us to give up even more land and Israel's destruction becomes ominously tangible. Not only is the current leadership incapable of dealing with Israel's geo-political reality, it creates and exacerbates the problems!
The solution to the crisis is not dependant upon a particular leader or political party. It is dependant upon a completely different leadership consciousness. There is only one possible source for the needed moral-spiritual change: Jewish consciousness.
Jewish consciousness does not mean religious consciousness. It means Jewish identity, Jewish faith, cultural values and morals. It means Jewish historical awareness, knowledge of our Jewish roots, Judaism's sources and destiny. Without these we will not find significance and thus will not have the strength for the struggles that our nation still must face. The same applies to all aspects of life in Israel; education, society, culture, economy and more. If we understand that classical Zionism is spent and that Israel needs a new consciousness to continue to develop, the only realistic alternative is classical Jewish consciousness.
The Political Move
Manhigut Yehudit was established in 1996 precisely to create leadership based on Jewish consciousness. Our goal is not to achieve sectoral gains. Our goal is to lead the entire Nation of Israel. That is why Manhigut Yehudit joined the political party that most faithfully represents the entire nation: the Likud. The Likud is a democratic, national, political tool that allows people representing a rainbow of nationalist views to become members and to democratically influence the party. As a national leadership party open to traditional Jewish content, the Likud is the most relevant political home for the realization of Manhigut Yehudit's goals.
Our goal is important. But the means to achieve it are important as well. Every time that we run in the elections, more and more people are exposed to the fact that Israel sorely lacks Jewish leadership. The idea has caught on and we have no doubt that the Nation of Israel will soon merit worthy leadership that deals with reality instead of denying it, leadership rooted in Jewish values, leadership that is politically independent. In short, authentic Jewish leadership.
Israel's current leadership, both Right and Left, is quickly collapsing. Manhigut Yehudit's answer is the only authentic solution to the problem. That is why we are confident that the question is not if we will win. The question is only when.
In last week's primaries, we doubled our strength in the Likud . One quarter of the Likud membership voted for leadership that believes in G-d, the Land of Israel, the Nation of Israel and Jewish values. That is a tremendous achievement. The fact that there are forces fighting so hard to eliminate us shows that we have focused on the source of the problem and are on the right path.
Although the primaries are behind us, this is not the time to rest. It is very likely that there will be Likud primaries once again before general elections in Israel. And in those primaries, we must double our strength once again -- and WIN!
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