Say No to Deportation! (INN-ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS OP-ED) by Ruth Matar 02/01/05)
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There is a rapidly growing, strong opposition on the part of the
Israeli public to Ariel Sharon´s dictatorial Disengagement Plan.
Please don´t believe those supposedly accurate opinion polls
that "65% of the Israeli public" want their fellow Jews violently
evicted from their homes. These polls, you will notice, are never
attributed to any reliable pollster by name. Most likely, they were
taken in one of the many bars or pubs on Sheinkin Street in Tel Aviv.
There is also much discussion about "democracy" and that any
opposition to disengagement is "undemocratic". Both the Sharon
government and, unfortunately, the American government are making
It is not made quite clear how it is "undemocratic" not to want to be
forcibly evicted from one´s home.
Reading today´s newspapers is like a very painful punch in the solar
plexus. We can´t help but feel as if the train has already left the
station, is gathering speed, and is hurtling toward the abyss. There
were two articles in the Jerusalem Post of January 27 that added to
this worrisome picture.
One article was entitled, "PM: New Anti-Semites Hate Jews Who Fight
Sharon was speaking at the Knesset commemoration for the 60th
anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration
camp. "Israel provides a safe haven for Jews," Sharon said, adding
that "we can trust no one but ourselves. This phenomenon of Jews
defending themselves is an ´anathema´ to the new anti-Semites."
Beautiful words, but not in touch with reality. Israel no longer
provides a "safe haven for Jews." Ariel Sharon promised the
electorate security, but during his watch, more Jews have been
murdered by Arab terrorists than during the watch of any other
Israeli prime minister.
Today, Ariel Sharon, against the wishes of the Israeli public and
diametrically opposed to the platform on which he was elected, is
planning to give up Jewish covenant land. Sharon, running away with
his tail between his legs, is not making Israel more beloved. On the
contrary, anti-Semitism has grown worldwide by leaps and bounds, and
is endangering Jews in the Diaspora as well. On the other hand, when
the Jews defended themselves during the 1967 Six Day War, against
overwhelming odds, Israel enjoyed worldwide admiration and popularity.
A second article, even more upsetting, appeared on the front page of
the same edition of the Post. That article was entitled, "Pull Out
Costs Included in New U.S. Aid Package".
"The US and Israel are in preliminary discussions on an aid package
that would include money to help Israel cover costs associated with
its disengagement plan, Israeli officials said Wednesday."
Amazing! Israel´s government kept saying that the Gaza and Samaria
disengagement was going to be much more difficult than the
abandonment of Yamit, since the US government refused to fund this
new evil plan of Sharon. (By the way, the Yamit tragedy, even though
it took place while Menachem Begin was prime minister, was to a great
part engineered by Sharon. In fact, before his election as prime
minister, Sharon confessed that the Yamit evacuation was the one
thing in his career that he regretted.)
The question many Israelis and Americans would like to have the
answer to is, what costs is the United States particularly interested
in covering at this time?
Does America want to cover the cost of the building of additional
prisons capable of holding thousands of objectors to the
Is America going to fund the large amount of money to purchase
protective gear for the evacuating forces? (But not for the little
children, fathers and mothers, who are the objective of this violent
Is America going to fund the preparations of special training camps
to train police, soldiers and other forces to deal with Jews who in
any way resist expulsion?
Is America funding shelters in the Negev desert for the Jews who are
being transferred from one of the most beautiful parts of Israel? In
fact, there is a persistent rumor that when, G-d forbid, the PLO gets
its hands on the Gush Katif coastal strip, Saudi Arabia will acquire
this area and build a luxurious vacation spot with gambling casinos,
hotels, beaches etc., to surpass even the splendor of the French
Is America going to fund Sharon´s gruesome plan to dig up the bones
from the Jewish graves in Gush Katif, because the Arabs demand that
even the soil of this Jewish land be Judenrein?
We cannot afford to become discouraged! Yes, the train may have left
the station, but with G-d´s help, we will defeat Sharon´s
Disengagement Plan. It is up to us, Jewish and Christian Zionists
alike, to fight this evil plan together. (IsraelNationalNews ©
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