Zionist Youngster had something to say about the State of Israel after reading yesterday’s account of the inclusion of the nakba in the official Israeli school curriculum. It’s his opinion that Israel is in that lambent moment of unbearable tension after the bowsting has been stretched but before the arrow flies.
He left this in our comments:
The surface impression is one of desperation. But, under the surface, things are constantly improving.
I mean that the decision to teach the Pretendestinian narrative is not representative of the Jews of Israel. Nor Olmert’s talk of giving away Judea and Samaria. Nor even the police action against the settlements.
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The majority, after the trauma of the assassination of Rabin (Nov. 1995), is behaving very, very responsibly — if there’s a case to be put before HaShem that the Jewish nation has atoned for the sin of gratuitous hatred (for which the Second Temple was destroyed), then this is it. Make no mistake, though: it is only by its current silence that the illusion of a suicidal Israeli Jewish people is maintained.
Few believe in concessions anymore. Many have begun exploring alternative ways of solving the conflict, some ineffective (pitting enemy factions against each other), some extreme (“Nuke the r–heads”) and the one solution that was proposed years ago, by the late Rabbi Meir Kahane (may HaShem avenge his blood), the one I advocate myself (mass expulsion of the enemy population). The majority is in the stage of thinking what the right course is, of uncertainty about it, but let there be no doubt that there is absolute certainty that concessions are out, consigned to the trash heap of failed ideas.
That’s the necessary first half of the move toward change: a majority of conscious rejecters of the Old Order. The arrow is in place and the bowstring is being stretched as we speak. Now all that’s left is for the majority to stop being silent. In due course.