On Sunday Shas Minister Eli Yishai barred Jewish workers from working on Shabbat during the renovation of the runways at Ben Gurion airport. Shas however has not barred its MK's from sitting in the Olmert led coalition that is preparing to hand over much of Israel to Arab terrorists... including Yerushalayim.
Which one wonders is the worse sin, chillul Shabbat by working on an airport runway or the destruction of the land of Israel and the murder of Jews.
Like Esav, Eli Yishai discusses taking Maaser from salt while his hands are red with blood. The Right Wing and Haredi parties, Ashkenazi and Sefardi, which continue to maintain this government while fussing over the niceties of Halacha are nothing more than pig's feet stretched out to the public. Look we wear beards, we don't work on Shabbat, see how Kosher we are. Yet as Pirkei Avot says, their tables are laden with vomit. Their hands are bloodied with the blood of their brothers though as Kayin they proclaim a thousand times with false piety, that they know nothing of the matter.
Addressing Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu, two phony right wing parties, Netanyahu demanded;
"What are you doing in this government? Do you really agree to let Hamas rule neighborhoods in Jerusalem? Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's plan to give the Palestinian Authority a state in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and much of Jerusalem is a danger to Israel and you are not preventing the danger by sitting in the government. To the contrary - you are giving it legitimacy and allowing it to happen."And the answer of course is that they do agree to the plan so long as those neighborhoods aren't populated by their own voters. Netanyahu's question is rhetorical because by now we know that Shas will do anything for money and Avigdor Lieberman will do anything for a shot at the Prime Minister's office.
In response to Olmert's plan to give away Yerushalayim, Shas issued a tepid squeak.
"The prime minister stressed that the division of Jerusalem would not be a part of the declaration of principles. However, he explained that any reference he might make to Ramon's words could undermine Palestinian President Abbas' efforts to control the Palestinian Authority, and the American efforts to promote the diplomatic process," a Shas member said.
Yes of course Olmert isn't planning to give away Yerushalayim. He just can't say so... right now, because it would be undiplomatic. But of course just like Rabin, Peres and Barak, once the agreement is made it won't include anything like that. After all if we learned anything from the last decade and a half, it's that our Prime Ministers never keep the public in the dark, never lie about their proposed concessions and never present them as a fait accompli when they're agreed to.
Go to sleep children, we're not giving away Yerushalayim anymore than we would create a Palestinian state, arm the terrorists and give them Gaza and divide up Yerushalayim. Again. We just can't say so right now. Trust us, it'll be okay.
He added that Shas would "find it difficult" to remain in the coalition if the declaration of principles include reference to the division of Jerusalem or the return of Palestinian refugees to Israel. "The Jerusalem issue is a very sensitive one for Rabbi Ovadia,
Oh yes, the poor dears in Shas would find it "difficult" to remain in the government when it announces that it's giving up Yerushalayim. Yet somehow... somehow they'll manage. As they have before. As long as their price in shekels is met. I hope they built another mikvas with those shekels to wash off all the blood.
Yerushalayim is a "very sensitive issue" for Rabbi Ovadia. How nice that we've gone from Im Eskachech Yerushalayim Tiskach Yemini to "a very sensitive issue". We've gone from the Leviim who mutilated themselves to Shas' "spiritual leader" who considers it a "sensitive issue". Compare his rhetoric blasts against everything under the sun to this anonymous little message informing us that it's a "sensitive issue" for him.
Yes children, Rabbi Ovadya Yosef finds Yerushalayim to be a very sensitive issue and he hopes it won't be given away. And if it is, he might shed a tiny little tear too. And then he'll inform us who else he's decided is going to hell in his weekly lecture.
Avigdor Lieberman and Eli Yishai posture and pretend that they're right wing, that they care about Israel and are against any division of Yerushalayim and they show us their cloven hooves. The average Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu voter is right wing. They are good people who have been hijacked by parties dedicated to narrow ethnic interests run by corrupt figures who care nothing about the country itself. These are the wages of voting for Yisrael Beiteinu or Shas. These are the wages of hell.
If a party or a man does not truly believe, Im Eskachech Yerushalayim Tiskach Yemini, do not vote for him and do not support him. He may look like you. He may speak your language. He may promise to represent you but he represent no Jew at all.