May 05, 2019

Gaza & Brexit

To all the peaceniks and ‘Two-Staters’ still out there – take a GOOD LOOK at where ‘land for peace’ gets you.
Every piece of land that has been given up in peace experiments since 1967 has been turned into terror and rocket bases: Sinai, South Lebanon and Gaza. The idea of handing over the ‘West Bank’ to Iran – because that is who will quickly grab it – is utter insanity; so aptly defined by Einstein as repeating the same action over and over again and expecting a different result.
We have been out of Gaza for almost 14 years and our people in the south have hardly known a month of peace and quiet.
Netanyahu resigned from Sharon’s government on the eve of the ill-fated disengagement. I’m sure he wishes he had done that sooner in the process. But his message to the Knesset at the time was clear:
"Only we in the Knesset are able to stop this evil. Everything that the Knesset has decided, it is also capable of changing. I am calling on all those who grasp the danger: Gather strength and do the right thing. I don't know if the entire move can be stopped, but it still might be stopped in its initial stages. [Don't] give [the Palestinians] guns, don't give them rockets, don't give them a sea port, and don't give them a huge base for terror."
If you voted for Brexit and are rightfully angry about your elected parliament's defiance of the democratic will of the people, you might be interested to know that the Gaza withdrawal was actually put to a people’s referendum a year prior.
No less than 65% of Israelis voted against the disengagement.
(If you discount eligible Arab voters who may have voted largely in favour of any Jewish surrender, that makes our people’s NO vote even more powerful).
And yet, Prime Minister Sharon disregarded the will of the people. In a sop to the voters, the ‘Deep State’ made some cosmetic changes to the disengagement plan and sent it to the Knesset which then ignominiously voted to deny the people a second referendum.
The message is clear.
Democracy is not some badge for countries. It needs to be government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

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