"American Jews largely support Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's realignment plan and those who don't will be told to keep quiet so that the global Jewish community can maintain a united front, says Consul-General in New York Arye Mekel. "
Truly a reminder of the halycon days when Shulamit Aloni was the New York Consul and doing the best her rotten little heart could to suppress opposition to Oslo. Merkel claims the OU won't publically express its disagreement with the plan to expell hundreds of thousands of people forcibly from their homes which would merely be a continuation of the cowardice they displayed during Disegagement, making only a small protest when the harrassment had turned so bad Jews in Kippas were being singled out and taken off buses.
Merkel insists that American Jews respect the democratic choice of Israelis. He rather forgets that this democratic choice was about as democratic as your average Ugandan election. While defectors from Likud and Labor worked to sabotage their parties from within, a Prime Minister seized power from an election that had been won by the Likud party, not his own newly created Kadima party.
But finally I will quote the words of David Ben Gurion, Israel's first leader, on the subject. A view that was as prevalent once among secular politicians as it was among Rabbis.
"No Jew has the right to yield the rights of the Jewish People in Israel. No Jew has the authority to do so. No Jewish body has the authority to do so. Not even the entire Jewish People alive today has the right to yield any part of Israel.
It is the right of the Jewish People over the generations, a right that under no conditions can be cancelled. Even if Jews during a specific period proclaim they are relinquishing this right, they have neither the power nor the authority to deny it to future generations. No concession of this type is binding or obligates the Jewish People.
Our right to the country - the entire country - exists as an eternal right, and we shall not yield this historic right until its full and complete redemption is realized."
We too do not recognize and reject the actions of the current Israeli government. We grant them no legitimacy to make binding decisions on the entire Jewish people and on the heritage of the entire Jewish people. No matter what lies they tell and what deceits they practice they have no right to do so and will never have the right to do so.
When we sing "David Melech Yisrael Chai Ve'Kayam" "David King of Israel Lives" we are proclaiming again that ultimate rulership is vested not in the politicians their party members parade around with chants of "Ariel Melech Yisrael" or "Yitzchak Melech Yisrael" but in an ultimate kingship vested by God for which these politicians serve as merely caretakers, presumptuous caretakers who have overstepped their boundaries.
Those in Israel and America, Laymen and Rabbis, Organization Leaders and Ordinary Jews who subscribe to the myth that winning an election empowers a political party with the authority to squander the heritage of the Jewish people in the name of that false diety, Democracy, demonstrate just how little worth their faith is in the actual diety who gave that land to the Jewish people for all eternity. Those whose ultimate faith is placed in the infallible God of heaven and earth, rather than the all too fallible ballot box, wherever they may be will continue to oppose the actions of this corrupt and criminal government and not be lulled by the distortions and lies of its representatives.