“Ah, Ariel, Ariel!... Let the feasts come round, and I will cause Ariel to suffer…” (Isaiah 29:1-2)
January 11, 2014 at 6:28pm
shortly after Shabbat went out here in Israel. I request anyone reading
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Ah, Ariel, Ariel! If only your stroke had happened a year earlier! Your stroke smote you on 4th of Tevet 5766 (4th January 2006), scant weeks before your 78th
birthday, barely a year after you first announced the “Disengagement
Plan” at the Herzliya Conference. Until then you were a great man, hated
by some, loved by others – but respected and admired by everyone, even
your foes. Feared by all, especially your foes. You were the man
before whose very name the enemies of Israel quailed, the man known as
“the bulldozer,” because you would crush anyone who dared stand in your
way. And for decades, you always used that awesome power for Israel –
until you decreed the expulsion of 9,000 Jews from their homes.
Ariel, Ariel! You are a truly tragic figure, in the best traditions of
classic Greek tragedy: a hero, larger than life, who fell from the
greatest heights to utter disgrace at the end of your life. If only God
would have decreed that you become immobilised just one year earlier –
just think how you would have been remembered and eulogised today!
Almost very Zionist would have remembered you as a war hero, a fearless
warrior, a great leader – the man who fought for Israeli independence
back in the 1940s, the man who won battle after battle in the War of
Independence in 1948-49, the man who planned and commanded and won the
Suez War (the Kadesh Campaign) of 1956, the hero who saved Israel from
annihilation in the Yom Kippur War of 1973, the master strategist and
tactician who defeated El Fatah terrorism in Lebanon in 1982.
a few extremists (like the present writer) would still have remembered
that you took part in the “Season” – the hunting season, that is, of
1944, when the Haganah sent its soldiers out to hunt down members of the
Etzel (the Irgun) andthe Lehi (Fighters for the Freedom of Israel or
Stern Group) and hand them over to the British occupation authorities.
The “hunting season”, when Jews were being exterminated in Europe, when
Britain’s Royal Navy was patrolling the shores of Palestine to ensure
that no Jewish refugees would reach safety here, when Arab gangs were
murdering Jews throughout the Land of Israel, when the British Army was
forcibly preventing Jews from defending themselves, when the Etzel and
the Lehi were battling Arab murderers and desperately smuggling Jews out
of Europe and into Israel – and you commanded the Haganah squads whose
sole task was to hunt down not Arab terrorists, not the British
occupiers, but fellow-Jews who were fighting for Jewish independence in
Ah, Ariel, Ariel! How cruel God was to allow
you that extra year. How cruel He was not to immobilise you before you
had the opportunity to disgrace yourself and your ideology in the eyes
of the nation and the world. How callous He was to a generation which
adored you and idolised you.
Yet by allowing you that
extra year of life, God shattered one more false idol of the Israeli
Right. How many nationalist Israelis were convinced that you, of all
people, would be able to defeat Arab terrorism! You were the great hope
of the Israeli right.
A time there was when Israelis
sighed and said: If only Menachem Begin were Prime Minister – just see
how he would sort out the terrorists! Begin will restore pride and
self-confidence to Israel! But alas, when Begin won the election to
become Prime Minister he didn’t dare to annexe Judea, Samaria, Gaza, or
the Sinai Desert, neither did he dare combat Arab terrorists, neither
did he dare to enforce Israeli and Jewish sovereignty on the Temple
To the contrary – it was Begin who set the
precedent for destroying Jewish towns and villages when he gave the
entire Sinai Desert to Egypt in exchange for a scrap of paper, and Begin
who set the precedent for Israel recognizing a Palestinian Arab nation
which the Arab League (primarily Egypt) had invented just a decade
And it was you, Ariel Sharon, who commanded the destruction of the Jewish communities in the Sinai Desert.
we made your excuses for you then. After all, it wasn’t you that
decided on the policy – you merely executed the decision that Menachem
Begin had made, and you did your duty with a heavy heart.
Israelis sighed and said: If only Yitzchak Shamir were Prime Minister –
just see how he would sort out the terrorists! Shamir will restore
pride and self-confidence to Israel! But alas, Shamir didn’t dare to
annexe Judea, Samaria, or Gaza (Begin had long since abandoned the Sinai
Desert), neither did he dare combat Arab terrorists, neither did he
dare to enforce Israeli and Jewish sovereignty on the Temple Mount. To
the contrary, when Saddam Hussein launched 39 Scud missiles at Israel
during the Gulf War, Shamir set the precedent for absorbing a military
attack from a hostile state without defending Israel. Shamir turned out
to be the stereotype Ghetto-Jew, trembling at the sound of the Cossacks’
sabres and pleading on bended knee for the Gentile (this time America)
to protect the Jews.
And then Shamir initiated the Madrid Conference, which in turn led directly to the Oslo death process, the Oslo murder accords.
Israelis sighed and said: If only Binyamin Netanyahu were Prime
Minister – just see how he would sort out the terrorists! Netanyahu will
restore pride and self-confidence to Israel! But alas, Netanyahu didn’t
dare to annexe Judea, Samaria, or Gaza, neither did he dare combat Arab
terrorists politically as he had done militarily in his younger days,
neither did he dare to enforce Israeli and Jewish sovereignty on the
To the contrary – it was Netanyahu who
gave away Hebron, our second holiest city, to Arab terrorists. Netanyahu
shook Arafat’s hand (and smiled while he did it!) and hugged that
disgusting mass-murderer just as enthusiastically as Yitzchak Rabin,
Shimon Peres, and Ehud Olmert had ever done.
Israelis sighed and said: If only Ariel Sharon were Prime Minister –
just see how he would sort out the terrorists! Sharon will restore pride
and self-confidence to Israel! Sharon, who built the settlements!
Sharon, whose very life’s work was settling the Land of Israel! Sharon,
who had inspired generations of Jews to defy the world, defy their own
government, and restore Jewish sovereignty throughout the Land! Sharon,
who would eliminate every last terrorist from Gaza,if only given free
You were, after all, the only Prime Minister since Rabin whose hand was not defiled by shaking Arafat’s bloodstained hand.
alas, you didn’t dare to annexe Judea, Samaria,or Gaza, neither did you
dare combat Arab terrorists politically as you had done militarily in
your younger days, neither did you dare to enforce Israeli and Jewish
sovereignty on the Temple Mount.
Just two days before Rosh HaShanah 5760 (28th
Sept 2000), you went up to the Temple Mount. You defied world opinion
and the Israeli Government, forcing the Israeli Police to send over
1,000 police officers to enter our holy site. How we Zionists cheered
you on! You showed the world that you, of all people, would return Jews
to their holiest area in the world!
And less than half a
year later you received your prize when the government fell, Prime
Minister Ehud Barak fell from office, and you – at long last! – became
Prime Minister of Israel. And how we nationalist Israelis rejoiced! Now
it was you, Ariel Sharon, “the bulldozer”, who would decide Israeli
policy. Begin, Shamir, Netanyahu – they all buckled. But you – never!
You would stand firm, you would never waver or compromise.
And then, almost 11 years ago, on the 25th of Sh’vat 5763 (28thJanuary
03), the Israeli electorate rewarded you by sweeping you into power.
You led the Likud to victory with 38 seats in the Knesset – twice as
many as its closest rival, Labour-Meimad.
How the Left
quailed! And how all Israel’s other enemies despaired! And how the
right-wing, particularly the National-Religious camp, rejoiced!
ah, Ariel, Ariel! How are the mighty fallen! Faced with the threat of
legal proceedings against you, suspected of fraud and bribery on a
massive scale, you – who dared to take on armies vastly bigger than
yourself – collapsed. Less than a year after that election, just two
days before Hannukah 5764 (18thDecember 2003), you announced
that you would give the Left what they wanted: you would throw every
last Jew out of Gaza and northern Samaria.
That was your Hannukah present to Israel that year.
one was under any delusions. We all knew that you had given the Left
what they wanted – torturing thousands of those hated “settlers” and
destroying theirlives – in return for not being prosecuted.
actually you did the entire nation a giant favour. By capitulating to
our Left and the Hamas, by bringing Hamas missiles within easy striking
range of every Israeli city, you destroyed the last great idol of the
Israeli Right. You, and only you, were capable of smashing the final
delusion that a great secular nationalist would defend Israel against
his own self-interest.
If only God would have smitten
you with that stroke a year earlier, then today, on the day of your
death, almost the entire Right in Israel would be mourning for you, and
the entire Left would have remembered you as a great and heroic enemy.
you are remembered by all with a combination of pity and contempt, all
your previous magnificent achievements wiped out by your last great
Ah, Ariel, Ariel! You were once a great soldier,
a great politician, and a great leader. Now that you are gone, there
will never be another like you. Thank God.
B"H - "The Palestinians are not willing to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. But why?" - you ask. There is one good, short and crisp answer to this: Because it ain't! Israel is a rigorously secular, read kofer state [and the earlier Jews internalize this the better]!
B"H - Is Ariel Sharon Jewish? The answer is: No! "His mother was Vera a Russian Goya that converted reform and never kept mitzvoth so she died a Goya and that makes him a goy" - I protect the identity of my source in fear of retaliation.
"I really enjoy your blog, good sir. You make some good points that no one else seems to want to talk about". (Signed)
- AbY: "Think for a sec about this State and the fact that it didn't have a day of peace in 66 years. Why do you think that is?
- Batsheva Ben-Ador: "Oh, I know it too well. I am saying so even when I know it is not welcome - but the Truth of G-d is real and present, even if they all want to close their eyes and stick to a sinful cowardly liberal notion of a treacherous, G-dless zionist occupier of Eretz Yisrael. People are simply unwilling to look at the truth and accept the corruption and violation, the sacrilege of the Divine Land that G-d Himself has given to us. Traitors to the Cause of G-d..."
"I agree with you. Many many years ago before I became frum I was a zionist. I do not want zionism at my seder table, I want Torah!!!! I want to tell you that I do read a lot of what you write and I agree with you!!!! Israel needs more Torah not more zionists!!!! It sickens me the way the govt/media treat the Torah lovers in Israel".Jarred Nisenfeld
"In the Torah only Hashem is G-D... not the nation nor the land. Anything else is avodah zarah." Ian Ellul
"Shalom Ariel, you dream like me, one day in Yerushalaym there will be no churches no mosques, only Beit HaMikdash will be standing and The Name of Hashem will Be Echad Forever." Eduardo Carneiro De Araújo
"The Deception is very strong right now, but nothing in comparison to HaShem!!! Yes, I agree. HaShem is who our Allegiance belongs, not in Man. (Signed) " Besrat H' my children will never serve the state in any capacity" Yacov Stanley
"Evil is always terrified of good. The Israeli secular state is a throwback of the communist regime. The state knows it has no power against the Torah. The state knows that in this Moshiach era it will soon cease to exist. We will blink and it will be gone.." Leah Amdur
"God did not bring Yisrael out of a land full of people with sinful ways and into a land full of people with righteous ways.
The ways of the land they were leaving (Mitzrayim) and the ways of the land to which they were going (Kena'an) were equally forbidden to Yisrael*.
And Yisrael was neither in Mitzrayim nor in Kena'an when God cut the b'rit with them and gave the Tora to them at Har Sinai (though Avra[ha]m was in Kena'an for the b'rit bein habetarim).
First God brought Yisrael out of the land of Mitzrayim.
Then God gave Yisrael the Tora outside of any nation's land.
Then God brought Yisrael into the land of Kena'an.
He did not just command Yisrael not to bring the ways of the land they were leaving to the land to which they were going. He did not just command Yisrael not to adopt the ways of the land to which they were going.
After Yisrael left Mitzrayim and before they even entered Kena'an, God equipped them with the ways they were to bring into the land of Kena'an with them from Sinai, and were to transform the land into Eretz Yisrael with.
Yisrael is not "west" or "east." Yisrael is not "crusader" or "jihadist." Yisrael is not "republican" or "democrat." Yisrael is not "Mitzrayim" or "Kena'an."
Yisrael is Yisrael, set apart from the nations and their ways, ALL of them".
* "And HaShem spoke to Moshe, saying: Speak to the children of Yisrael, and say to them: I am HaShem, your God. Like the practice of the land of Mitzrayim, in which you dwelled, you shall not do, and like the practice of the land of Kena'an, to which I am bringing you, you shall not do, and you shall not follow their statutes. You shall fulfill My ordinances and observe My statutes, to follow them. I am HaShem, your God. You shall observe My statutes and My ordinances, which a man shall do and live by them. I am HaShem..." (Vayikra 18:1-5) Nathaniel Feingold'
"To be honest their still is no homeland for HaShem's people. A great evil has gripped the world into hating us OR deceiving us.
People are deceived by thinking that they must not criticize Israel. For what reason? They say those who bless, will be blessed and those who curse will be cursed..."you don't want to be cursed right?" They do not see Zionism as political but prophetical... Who gave them such an idea??? Secular Jews who hate Torah. Zionism is just as much replacement theology as Catholic doctrine throughout the ages.
Another disturbing trend I see is how Evangelicals are swallowing Zionist deception whole hog. They don't support a bringing back of the Temple and the Sacrifices but only secularism in Israel... With Netan as their god. Before they stole all the promises themselves now they sell them to thieves.
In no way shape or form do we see support for families like these, they are treated like troublemakers by the state and thus the same by all the "supporters" who with the same breath will be passionately against Palestinian claims to the West Bank".
The state that exists today has one job... To stifle the efforts of HaShem's people to honor His name and follow all He told us to do.
Zionism is our golden calf below the mountain of HaShem". Moshe Span
"People worship the State far more than they do G-d. This is not in spite of the Religious Zionist education system (now controlled by Bennett) it is because of it. Zionism has become a Golden Calf and it is so absurd that people will actually DESTROY Israel and expel Jews from their homes in the name of Zionism. It's time to drain the swamp". Yaakov Fauci
"Agreed 100% we need a Torah revolution, ie returning to the original values we received at Sinai and compilated in the Mishne Torah. We are not there yet but that is the direction we have to strive for - and IF WE DO, then HaShem will help us"! Elisheva Barre
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B"H - We are at a historic juncture. The Jews have returned as a sovereign people onto the Land of Israel. Are we "possessing" the Land and "settling in" it as we should? No, we are not. From the exile we bought with us back to our homeland - the exile. This refers not only to our private mentality but also and mainly to our national institutions we established here in Israel: To our political parties, to our knesset, to our prime minister, to our supreme court, with other words, to the State of Israel: We established a non-Jewish State in Eretz Israel. None of the above mentioned are Torah institutions, so, instead of being a light onto the nations we insist to be a poor carbon copy of them. This Hellenistic and assimilationist drive must be overturned and we must re-establish our Jewish, Torah institutions on THE Land G-d gave us for a specific purpose, to allow us to be His Holy Nation on His Holy Land, a show-case as it were to humanity on how to build and on how to run a perfect society. This is why we urgently need the Beit Hamikdash on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to be run by a Cohen Gadol, a Jewish king with his two Torah scrolls to run the executive, the Sanhedrin and just Courts of Law in every village to administer justice. These are our prescribed Torah institutions we are told to run in Eretz Israel, on our G-g given Holy Land. We must re-establish our territorial integrity and re-apply halacha (Jewish Law) regarding all aspects of life, including some hot issues, like the status of the non-Jewish population within the Land. The idea behind this page is to promote the Authentic Jewish Mission against all liberal, reformed and deformed so called judaisms and as such it requires your support. Let's stand up for our Torah by doing ALL the applicable mitzvot individually and as a nation and not allow Zionism to disfigure Judaism: They are NOT one and the same thing: Judaism worships Hashem, Zionism "the renaissance of the Jewish People": A self-serving, reform, anti-Torah distortion!