|Israel Resource Review
||2nd August, 2006
ISRAEL THE LIBERATOR
Director of The Jerusalem Summit
Until Israel defines its objective as final victory, Islam will not leave it
alone. But we don't need to bomb the whole pyramid of jihad to smithereens.
We need to pull out the cornerstones of this totalitarian structure – and it
will collapse by itself.
Israeli elites, both Left and Right, are amazingly naןve about strategy,
both in politics and spiritual warfare. In any conflict, in any contest, be
it soccer or war, a defense without an offensive strategy is doomed. In the
conflict with Israel Hamas and Hizbollah are spearheading the Moslem world's
long-term objective: the destruction of Israel and replacement it with
Moslem "Falestyn", a part of khalifate. Slowly and surely, the Moslem world
is progressing to its objective, waging a military, political,
psychological, and demographic jihad against the Jewish state.
If you ask Moslems what kind of Israel they wish to see, they have a precise
answer. What kind of Islamic world does Israel want to see? We don't have a
response. We don't care a fig about them. We don't care what they have over
there. All that matters for us is that they leave us alone.
The only difference between the Israeli Left and Right is that the former
want to be left alone within the borders of '48, and the Right within the
borders of post-'67.
To use a parallel from the past World Cup, Israel has dug in at the penalty
area and is trying to deflect the coming strikes. The insane Left center
believes Olmert's Disengagement-2: if we shrink the defended area to the
size of the goal, it will be easier to defend; the Right says that defense
is more comfortable within our legitimate penalty area.
The Katyusha goals in our net made even the Left wake up and approve a
counter-offensive. The objective? "Keeping Hizbollah away from the northern
border," Olmert defined it. So that Hizbollah could lick its wounds and fire
at Israel from behind the backs of French peace-keepers? Israeli government
does not even pretend to be striving for victory. Look at the way the news
programs and TV panels end at 3 main Israeli channels: the reporters wish
recovery to our wounded, the return of the kidnapped soldiers, and, most
importantly, the "quiet" to come back. No one wishes a victory to our own
The only way to avoid increasingly catastrophic "violations of quiet" is to
launch a strategic offensive. The only way to fight is to control the entire
field and have a clear vision of your enemy, who has been denied the ball
and will have to admit your victory.
A Herd Atomized
What does it mean to control the field? What does the victory of Israel
mean? Right now, tactically speaking, the victory will mean the total
destruction of Hezbollah and Hamas, including the liquidation of Nasrallah,
Haniya, and other top terrorist scum.
Yet the full and complete victory that should be the objective of the
government and the elites consists in something else. We do not need to
seize Islam's land or humiliate and destroy Moslems. Our victory lies in
accomplishing Israel's mission: being the light unto nations. Our victory
would mean transforming their conscious and their social structures,
liberating Islam from the demons of bestiality that have taken possession of
their spiritual realm.
Israel's vision of Islamic world is not achieved through democratization a
la Bush, but through individualization a la Abraham; through atomizing and
personifying Moslem conscious. It would mean returning Ishmael to his
father's heritage; to an individual dialog with the Creator, to personal
rights and personal responsibilities.
Israel must be ablaze with this vision of the New Middle East. I am not
talking about an illusion where former Islamic tyrants and terrorists will
hold court in shiny new hotels and McDonalds, but one that will realize
And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD
in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow
unto the LORD, and perform it.
And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall
return even to the LORD, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal
In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the
Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the
Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a
blessing in the midst of the land:
Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and
Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance. (Isaiah 19:21-25)
Yes, it will be a miracle. It will be the Time of Messiah. But it is
Israel's duty to clear the path for the Deliverer. And Israel's God does
miracles only in response to His people's efforts.
It is for this great objective that Israel must develop a clear
theo-political strategy and work hard to implement it. It is Israel – not
American neocons – who should spearhead the offensive on the distorted
Islam. Israel must be the spiritual leader in this great war, because it is
Isaac who knows the soul of Ishmael as a soul of one's brother.
This war does not entail bombing Damascus and Teheran. It entails pulling
the cornerstones from the foundation of Umma.
One of them is the "Palestinian Problem". The Jerusalem Summit has initiated
a public diplomacy campaign proving that the only way out is the
which foregoes Palestinians' illegitimate collective political demands in
favor of legitimate individual ones. I will not rehash the entire line of
argument, in particular the part that removes the demographic threat to the
Jewish people. I wish just to remind you that Oslo's greatest sin was not
the betrayal of Jewish lives – that was the consequence. The greatest sin
was the betrayal of Arab freedom. Rather than work with "savages" for
another hundred years, helping them overcome their tribal lifestyle and herd
mentality, enlightening them and bringing them to the civilization of
Israel, of Yashar El – the direct path to the God of the Bible, the Oslo
architects chose a treaty with Death. They imposed a bandit and a tyrant on
Arabs, lavishing money and weapons and international recognition on him,
hoping that instead he would bring us security.
(By the way, this was not the only time Israel betrayed her allies. The
betrayal of Lebanese Maronite Christians led us to the current quagmire in
Now let us look at the second cornerstone of the pyramid.
The main cause of Islamic hate for the West lies in the phenomenal
sluggishness of Moslem collective conscious and its inability to adjust to
the changing times, i.e. to the modern world.
Besides the theological tyranny that for the last ten centuries has
prohibited every non-Orthodox interpretation of the Koran, one of the main
causes of this sluggishness is gender apartheid – genuine ruthless sex
discrimination. In the Islam world, a woman is less than human, and this is
the main reason why Moslem men's are seriously lacking in human-quality
It was not an accident that Jewish patriarchs had but one wife: the other
half, the promised, the chosen one. Despite formal existence of concubines
and Jacob's second wife, spouses like Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel exemplified
true spiritual partners for their husbands, and this is why their marriages
exemplified monogamy. A man enters a genuine dialogue with his one and only
wife, his fellow traveler and advisor on the path of life; he is obliged to
comprehend this person, so much unlike him, with a different mindset and
heart. This effort to understand another person's mind develops your own
mind, makes it more flexible and sensitive to change, and as a result
increases adaptivity and competitiveness. Jews owe these qualities to their
institution of marriage no less than to their Talmud studies and incessant
Sharia, on the other hand, codified lust (a good Moslem must follow the
prophet, and Mohammad had 16 wives), and polygamy played a bad joke on the
faithful. With four wives, you cannot have a true partnership with any one
of them. There is no need to understand a woman, because all here desires
and her few rights are strictly defined, and so there is no need – in fact
it is frowned upon – to seek her advice.
As a result, Islamic joint of the conscious is forever bent in the same
position, calcified with spiritual arthritis, and when the time delivers a
kick, demanding that the Moslem world straighten itself up from the praying
position and start running, they yell with pain and reach for shaheed belts.
Jackson-Vanik, Women Style
A colleague of mine, Jerusalem Summit's Academic Director
Dr. Martin Sherman
has written that, instead of armed invasions, the West should have adopted a
far more effective policy of influencing the Arab world by means of
diplomatic and propaganda pressure. Free trade and diplomatic relations can
be in effect only after women (along with religious minorities and liberal
Koran interpreters) are granted full equality. Emancipating the subjugated
women of the East means an abrupt reduction in birthrate, raising their
quality of life, relaxing the mores, and, most importantly, individualizing
their conscious within the society, and thus removing the cornerstone and
forcing the jail where they have put themselves to crumble.
Israel must work to put this feminist version of the Jackson-Vanik amendment
on the American neo-cons' agenda to be used against the Islamic world.
Israel must bear light to all the suffering, and release to all the
prisoners, including hundreds millions women imprisoned in Islam.
I'll repeat that this would be far more effective than bombardments because
before Moslems see the Christians and the Jews as people like themselves,
rather than despised infidels, they must implement equality for their own
Rather than useless attempts to buy off the Islamic monster with bits and
pieces of its already tiny land, this would be the real prophetic act of
Shrink and Tune Out
Painful to admit, but we should realize that until we do this, we will not
be left alone. They will provoke us endlessly until we engage. Because at
the bottom of Islamic hate of Israel lies a thirst to be close – a thirst of
liberation and "salvation through Jews".
And the longer Israel refuses to perform its mission and liberate the
prisoners of false Islam, the longer it persists in its desire to fence
itself off, to separate, to shrink, and to tune out its neighbors, the more
they will hate it.
The tragedy is that even Israel's national camp does not think in these
categories. As it refuses to see beyond the River Jordan, it does not even
have a vision of future Islam, to say nothing of taking responsibility for
Right now our task is to rout Hezbollah. But if we want this to become a
preamble for our final victory, wee should set ourselves a more elevated
objective. We must realize that Israel is not an avenging force (for the
violation of our borders), but a liberating one. This is our choice: either
we'll be the liberators of Moslems, or we won't be at all.
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Michael Levine, of Philadelphia, who fell in battle with Hizbullah
Written with the help of Elisheva Rubinger
A fellow Philadelphian, Michael Levine ( first sergeant in paratroopers brigade) was killed in battle in Lebanon last night, one of three Israeli troops die in close combat with the Hizbullah. He was 22 years old.
Michael Levine came to Israel from Philadelphia four years ago, and spent time on Kibbutz Yavne.
He joined the Israeli army three years ago , and was soon to be released from active service.
The Israeli army allows every "single soldier" whose family lived abroad with the honor of a one month out of the country to visit parents.
Well, Michael Levine used that privilege to visit Philadelphia a few weeks ago. However, when he heard that his unit was sent for active duty to Lebanon, he cut short his Philadelphia furlough, wished his parents well and came back last week to rejoin his unit in Lebanon
One of his friends who heard the news said the following: "His love for this land and our people was so high. It was the highest. He was one of the sweetest and most humble people I have ever met. It was impossible to try and give him a compliment without an argument and it was impossible for him to look you in the eye and not say a sweet word. Somehow, it is fitting that he will be buried on Tisha B'av, which is a day of national and religious mourning for the Jewish people It is not just a personal loss. Throughout Israel on Thursday, the day of Michael's buriel, the nation of Israel will mourn for the destruction of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple and we will mourn for Michael. His death is a national loss".
The only time that Michael ever showed the smallest bit of worry was when he thought about his family. He often spoke how much he loved his family. His grandfather, a concentration camp survivor was a major source of inspiration for him and he once told said that he would never be able to fill his shoes. He loved his family, and also loved teasing them. Last April Fools Day, he called them, pretending to cry , and said " mom, dad, I am in the hospital, I broke my leg." When his parents started booking flights to come over, he said " April Fools!" He loved to pull pranks like that. This time, there just isn't anything funny about what happened to yout.
"I'm not telling you my full Hebrew name, for you to pray for me in the synagogue,
I do not want anyone to pray for me", he said to a friend a few months ago after she was asked him his full Hebrew name so that his friend could pray or him since he was about to go on a "mission" which involved some danger. "But he wouldn't hear of it. " I do not want anyone to pray for me, if God ants me to die, and that's his will, then I'll die, and that's okay. Whatever God wants. "
"Well then, his friend said, at least try and be careful and try to stay safe", his friend told him. "He wouldn't hear of i. " Naah, that wont get the job done. Don't worry. Whatever Hashem wants."
Michael Levine was willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for Israel- the people and the land. He would always repeat the words, "whatever is Gods'will , he would say, over and over, as he performed every role that was assigned to him in the Israeli paratroopers unit, with excellence, strength and determination.
I met a friend of Michael's, tears streaming down her face in a coffee shop on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem, kept asking "Why was this God's will?
Michael Levine will be buried at the Israel Military Cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 3rd, 2006, on the 9th of Av in the Jewish calender.
WRITTEN WITH THE HELP OF A FRIEND OF MICHAEL LEVINE, MS. ELISHEVA RUBINGER
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