The Jewish National Goal
by Steven Shamrak.
Many Jewish groups, organizations and individuals are actively involved in signing petitions, writing letters and monitoring anti-Semitism worldwide. These are very important activities, but they all are missing direction.
Jews must unite behind the most important objective - the Jewish National goal: "Jewish people have the right to live in peace on all the Jewish ancestral land". Only by uniting behind the National Goal Jews will have the chance to survive the modern, internationally orchestrated, anti-Jewish onslaught!
This is the only goal that is worthwhile to pursue. It is the right of the Jewish people and must be pursued regardless of a political affiliation and external factors such as the Arab intentions to destroy Israel, and International anti-Semitism! It is the National right that Jewish people have dreamed about for 2000 years! Therefore, regardless of the political affiliation of any Jewish group, political party or individual, communist or capitalist; Orthodox, Secular or Atheist - all of them can support and be united behind this goal. And, it would not contradict their ideology.
It is impossible to achieve anything without setting an objective. We need to revive, re-ignite and be clear about the Jewish National Goal and aspirations. We can’t afford to waste time anymore. Our enemies declared their intention clearly, recently and in the past. Our ambiguity is just inflaming their hate!
Jewish national aspirations are not against Arabs or Muslims. It is about the identity and rights of Jewish people. The International community has done everything possible to deny the Jewish people the achievement of our destiny. The time has come to take control of our own destiny!
The useless internal political bickering has to be stopped. The Jewish National Goal must be the main priority and motivation for all Israeli politicians, Jewish people and organizations around the world. The personal ego has to be put aside. This idea is the only one that can unite Jewish people.
History is full of examples of a great number of people who became idealistic and enthusiastic when they were lead to the achievement of seemingly unattainable goals. They were unstoppable and pursued worthwhile goals with zeal.
Jews have this goal embedded in the Jewish soul. It would be more natural and easier for Jews to support the creation of the Jewish state on all Jewish lands. On the contrary, it is unnatural and self-destructive to impose on Israel the agenda of our enemies and the duplicity of their supporters!
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
The new President, Donald Trump, is in White House. He is open to Israeli suggestions. For too long international anti-Semites have been telling Israel what Jews must do or sacrifice, with intention to facilitate the destruction of Israel! A vital opportunity is presented for Israel to end the conflict with so-called Palestinians on Zionist terms! Prior to meeting Trump in Washington, Prime Minister Netanyahu must have a strategic national plan of reunification of Jewish land and freeing it from enemy occupation - intention to implement it is also pivotal! We must state with confidence and conviction that Judea, Samaria and Gaza belong to Eretz-Israel - Jewish land!
Israel has approved another 153 settler homes in occupied East Jerusalem and planning permits for another 11,000 buildings. The bold new policy approach has come into effect since US President Donald Trump – who is sympathetic to Israeli interests – took office last week. The planned permits had been previously held up until the end of former President Barack Obama’s tenure.
Figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics showed that 376 people were killed in 2016 on Israel’s roads, compared to 356 in 2015. Although Arabs are just 20 percent of the population they account for 30% of road deaths, 43% of the drivers killed in car accidents were Arabs.
The European Union is funding dozens of projects that are dedicated to the destruction of Israel, according to a new report by the NGO Monitor. The EU is the “single largest donor to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in the Arab-Israeli conflict, accounting for NIS 28.1 million in 2012-2014 to politicized Israeli NGOs alone.
The Woodmont Country Club, mostly Jewish golf club in Maryland, has invited former President Barack Obama to join following a contentious debate. Obama played at the club four times during his presidency. He has not indicated whether he will seek a Woodmont membership. Obama would be invited to join under the “special membership” provision to “welcome” senior government officials, which waives the initiation fee of $80,000. (The Israel-hating anti-Semite has not even asked to be a member of the club!)
Quote of the Week:
“Netanyahu has been hiding behind Obama for too long. Now is the time to stand up for Jewish sovereignty over all of Judea and Samaria. Maybe Bibi doesn't really want Judea and Samaria after all. He has played all sides of Israel’s politics for years. Now that his bluff is called, we will find out who he really is. Will the real Bibi stand up? Israel is an independent country, not the 51th state of the US – it is time to start behaving as one and do what must be done for the future of Jewish people” – FaceBook comment
U.S. Friendship and Jewish Assertiveness
by Steven Shamrak (Dec 2005).
Quite often an idea that the United States is the strong supporter of the State of Israel and Jewish people is expressed. Many Jews feel quite nervous when the United States is criticised by Jews and US friendship toward Israel is questioned.
I would like to state clearly and without any reservation: I am a strong admirer of U.S. democracy. I spent half of my life living in the Soviet Union. Therefore the notion of equality of every individual, freedom of speech and self-expression are very dear to me. I even appreciate the American government’s selfishness, as they put the interests of their own country and people first.
If Israel is to become a true democracy, I can only hope that purity of all these principles will be adopted by the Jewish State.
But let us be truthful and face the reality of historical facts:
1. Knowing the German policy toward Jews before the WW2, Jews were not permitted to immigrate to America. The U.S. state department reprimanded and scared Hollywood Jewish producers by accusing them of “War mongering”. It was Charlie Chaplin, a non-Jew, who broke the taboo by making the comedy “The Great Dictator” exposing fascism. Not a single bomb was dropped on concentration camps, railroad lines or bridges leading to them. After the war, American officials were actively involved in providing safe passage to Nazi criminals!
2. The United States supported the UN embargo of arms sales to the region after Israel declared independence in 1948. In the 50's, the US abandoned Israel. And Israel was forced to find ‘new masters' - France and UK - and fought the Sinai War on their behalf.
3. Consistent sabotage of Israel’s military successes through the years effectively perpetuated the Arab-Israeli conflict and prevented Israel from attaining decisive victory over her enemies. The current pressure on Israel by President Bush and Condoleezza Rice is just another symptom of the same ‘old sickness’!
I have stated many times that being pro-Jewish does not make me anti-anything. I am not against Arabs or Christians, nor against USA or Europe. I strongly believe that the Jewish people, in Israel and the Diaspora, must be united in pursuit of their own National Goal: “The right of Jews to live in peace on all Jewish land!”
This goal is completely justifiable morally, historically, religiously and even legally. We must not pay any attention and disregard what the anti-Israel demagogues and spin-masters are saying or fabricating. Their interests are in conflict with Jewish goals and should not be our concern! For too long, Jews have been accommodating and pleasing others with the detrimental effect to their own needs and interests. It is time to become assertive and give high priority and consideration to Jewish national aspirations. History teaches us that nobody else did, does or will!