Saturday, August 11, 2007

Professor Hillel Weiss and the Curse of this Government

It's funny in a grim sort of way. You can evict thousands of people from their homes. You can break the bones of grandfathers and children. You can put them in concussions so severe they wind up in a coma. You can deprive them of their property and leave them virtually penniless. But if one of those people should curse back, then the outrage of the same press which had stigmatized them and ignored their suffering, comes down on their heads.

Thus the campaign against Professor Hillel Weiss which parallels the previous campaign against a Hevron woman who was caught cursing an Arab on camera which parallels the obsession with the supposed curses against Rabin. It seems that the secular leftists in the Israeli media and government are oddly petrified of curses, almost as if they believe that they will come true. And somehow in the warped moral compass of the media, to curse has become worse than to evict, to degrade, to beat and abuse.

Now Defense Minister Ehud Barak took a break from planning the creation of a Palestinian Terrorist state on 100 percent of the territory of the West Bank and a fantastic scheme to somehow defend all of Israel from rocket attacks to call for Professor Weiss' suspension from Bar Ilan University. In a Democratic country that would be somewhat inappropriate behavior for a Cabinet Minister. In Israel the left has spent so long trafficking in "incitement hysteria" that it has been somehow decided that words are the same as a bullet-- so long as those words come from the politically incorrect right.
IDF Chief of Staff >Gabi Ashkenazi said, "There is nothing left to say but to express contempt at these words. Woe to a society that doesn't cherish its fighters, and woe to those who curse their protectors."
Yes woe indeed to such a society. Or rather to a government that sends out soldiers against its own citizens, pitting brother against brother. Woe to a government that shortchanges the equipment of its own soldiers while stealing money under the table. Woe to a government whose own Prime Minister's sons flouted the IDF and whose own wife and daughter demonstrates against them and calls them, baby-killers.

But Gabi Ashkenazi does not say woe to these, only to the outburst of Professor Hillel Weiss.

Perhaps we should suspend Barak until he apologizes for his incompetent withdrawal from Lebanon which brought on the current crisis with Hizbullah. Perhaps we should suspend Olmert until he apologizes for his grotesque incompetence that has already brought the dismissal of the former Defense Minister and IDF head.

But no we instead hear a call for the dismissal of Professor Hillel Weiss whose words did not cost a single life while the Olmert government and Barak whose incompetence has cost the lives of numerous soldiers remain in power.

The real curse here does not come from Professor Hillel Weiss, it is this curse of a government we are burdened by. May it and its Knesset allies be lifted from us soon. May the MK's who have upheld this government be banished from the Knesset. May the parties who have upheld this government, both religious and secular, be weakened and scattered and their names spoken of no more. May the figures, both religious and secular, who have allied with it, wither and fall away and be heard from no more.

No the above is not a curse. It is the sincere hope that the curse which is their presence will be lifted from us soon. Omein.


Anonymous said...

Mighty powerful words. May they come true soon.

Unfortunately, if my understanding is correct, the evil was prophesied many years ago.

All we can do is what Yacckov did when confronted by Esau. He sent bribes. He prayed. And, he prepared for battle. This has been the Jewish way.

Bribes is a form of appeasement. Something this government excels at.

Prayer is something that the sincerely religious do.

Battle is something that we sorely lack. Since this government is so tired of winning.

We need new leaders that want to win. To do this we must find dedicated leaders and fund them.

The money can be raised. If every pro-Jewish person sent in one dollar we can easily raise several million. The difficult job is finding and organizing a party of Jewish leaders.

Lemon said...

They are under a curse already.
All that they do will backfire and all they seek will be a curse for anyone involved with them.

ozarkyid said...

Omein. May HASHEM arise and His enemies be scattered.

Could it now be time for an independent Yesha?

Udiyah said...

It's permissable for The Left to demonize, slander, incite hatred for the religious. Afterall, the religious Right are bloodthirsty racist and exclusionary assassins. The enlightened progressive Left support diversity, multiculturism and Peace. The more "peace" groups you have, the more entitled you are to outrageous, self-righteous inflammatory hyperbole.

The words of the prophet Isaiah (5:20-24) - couldn't be more apropos of our times:

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that change darkness into light, and light into darkness; that change bitter into sweet, and sweet into bitter!"

"Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink; That justify the wicked for a reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!"

"Therefore as the tongue of fire devoureth the stubble, and as the chaff is consumed in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts, and contemned the word of the Holy One of Israel."

Keli Ata said...

Getting the professor fired is clearly an abuse of power. Not as serious of course as illegally evicting Jewish residents but something every Israeli should take notice of.

A government official is using his power and influence to get a civilian fired from his job. Something you'd expect in a dictatorship but not a democracy.

First firings then midnight covert arrests and torture. Israelis had better wake up before it's too late.

It's to the point where elections will not rescue Israel from the corrupt government. More direct means are needed.

The young people in the settlements fighting the evictions are on the right track. They just need to be better organized and equiped to fight.

Lemon said...

In England a young girl was raped by Mohammed worshippers. She was under 15 and was given ectasy which is the gang rape drug of choice for old mohammedans who love pedophilia.
When the family talked to the Mohammedan family about it.. after English police showed no interest in pursuing the case, the police threatened the girl's family with arrest.
This is the world of good is evil and evil is good.

Israel has gone over the limit now when they did not correct Peres' statement making a difference between Israeli's and Jew's.

The implications of that are huge.
Israel was always an apostate state. Only Judah hung on to G-d and values.
The original apostate state of the 10 tribes is gone, but, now we see another seperation.
Those who are "not Jews" seperating themselves from those who are.
Interesting that this is happening now.

Keli Ata said...

Amen to what you wrote at the conclusion of the article, Sultan. I forgot to add my amen when I posted earlier.

btw: from what I understand all the good professor did was yell "drop dead." That's not even a direct threat, just a figure of speach.

YMedad said...

You're right in your analysis and the unfairness of the press. Nevertheless, it's one thing to curse out someone (even though I don't prefer cursing) and it's another to repeat it for the sake of the press after the heat of the moment. That's being border-line stupid. I know Hillel well and I know why his outburst came. I can't figure out why he would want to play footsie with an instrument of destruction, like the media. Yes. Leibowitz called the entire IDF "Judeo-Nazi" in 1982, and Shternhal suggested suicide bombers restrict themselves the army bases and Jewish communities in Yesha and AB Yehoshua suggested tanks attack Ofra, etc. but that still doesn't excuse behavior that plays into the hands of those who oppose us and are just looking for an excuse to besmirch us.

Sultan Knish said...

yes i agree it's unwise on the one hand because it spoon feeds the press material

on the other hand professor weiss has never been retiring about what he believed and considering the press has no problem creating material when it isn't given to them, maybe there's virtue in confrontation too

YMedad said...

See his apology at my blog

Keli Ata said...

The media has a lot of discretion in covering stories like this. All too often they gobble what is most inflammatory and use it to fan the flames and increase readership/viewers.

That was a very dignified apology that was posted on your blog. Clear, concise and he asserted his position without apology. A class act.

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