From: Bernice S. Lipkin, Ph.D. [mailto:email@example.com]
Subject: Yeshiva Demolition
TO: PM Netanyahu, MK Yaalon, MK Begin, Defense Minister Barak,
Has it occurred to you that if you demolish the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in Yitzhar, the publicity you will receive in America will be all bad? All negative. And it will make it harder to ask religious people — Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists – to support Israel.
You have a POTENTIALLY large support group. But frankly, you confuse everyone.
You say you need to blockade Gaza and then you send in supplies. You give them water and electricity. Blockades are supposed to weaken the enemy, not support them.
In the flotilla, your well-trained commandos got the situation in hand before the terrorists had a chance to lynch them as in Ramallah. And what do you do? You release the terrorists, as if they weren’t criminals. (In contrast to the way you treated Jewish teen-agers who were demonstrating PEACEFULLY against government demolitions.)
You say Israel is a Jewish country. And then you say you are willing to give up Biblical Israel to a bunch of ersatz “people”. Let me tell you, Americans know that no one willingly gives up land that is his.
If someone so much as says he’s willing to consider giving up land, we know he doesn’t really believe it is his. Especially when the “Palestinians” say they won’t give up any land — not even the land that is now called Israel.
You say the Temple Mount is yours. But you let the Arabs destroy Jewish artifacts. And you keep Jews from praying there. Can you imagine the USA sharing “Constitution Hall” in Philadelphia with a tribe of Indians? Or splitting the White House into two semi-detached Houses so Mexico could govern land they say is theirs? (And they have a better claim than the Arabs to any of mandated Palestine..)
You think you are clever creating a “historical landmark” list. You are not. You will win friends when you can say with true belief and passion that Samaria and Judea and the Golan and Gaza belong to you because they are yours. By history. By devotion. By Biblical promise. By international law. By conquest.
You say Hamas’s mission is to destroy Israel, but you allow funds and material to reach them because you fear world opinion. The so-called “world opinion” will scream no matter what you do, If they scream anyways no matter how much you try to protect enemy civilians — at the cost of your own sons and daughters — you might as well do what you need to do. They can’t scream any louder. And Obama and the State Dept. will be lame ducks by November, anyways.
Why aren’t you spending your time and effort protecting Israel? If you must worry about the local Arabs having a state, suggest it be in some ISOLATED place that is part of Arab Land — after all, they do own 99.9% of the Middle East. (I wouldn’t make it Jordan because that’s too close to Israel.) That would clean out the refugee camps and the locals in Samaria, Judea and Gaza and the Israeli Arabs that are pro-Palestinian. It could be 10 times the size of Israel (with Samaria, Judea and Gaza annexed) and still not make a dent in the Arab land holdings. Now that’s a 2-state solution that would have a chance of peace. In their State, the “Palestinians” could learn to develop the infra-structure of a state. Or they could kill themselves. Either would be better than giving them land from which they can kill you. Right now, people who hear you say you are willing to have the Arabs take over some of Samaria and Judea — which means you are willing to let the Arabs control your water supply — figure you must be as irresponsible as the Arabs.
There is only one Jewish state and by being timid and figuring on how little you can live on, you are helping destroy it. You are losing support from your friends. You are perceived as a bully to the weak and weak to the bullies of this world.
I don’t know if HaShem will forgive you, but Jewish history will not.
I love Jerusalem, Jews and Israel!