Dear Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller, amv"sh
When the boys were kidnapped I asked myself what would be Israel's best response. There have been many failed kidnapping attempts and this one did not come as a surprise.
With this understanding of the mentality of our enemy who are subhuman, I have come to the conclusion that normal ways of dealing with terrorists to "convince" them not to harm those kidnapped is at best useless and probably counterproductive. In other words, nothing we do or say will work if they chose to act brutal... We are counting on their desire to free more terrorists...But that only breeds more terror.... What to do?.
We need to communicate to them in their own language, in the language they understand!
Acting with restraint, turning to Shimon Peres
as per Herzog's advice, Obama, and the State Dept. are all perceived as signs of weakness since we are depending on the wolf, the kidnappers' collaborators and supporters, to help protect the sheep.
History has shown us that the times we were most careful to be politically correct and tried our hardest to please those condemning Israel rather than asserting our rights to the Land, at the expense of defending our own people were the times we were most vilified and falsely accused of International war crimes. (Jenin etc.). When we acted with moral fortitude and asserted our rights to defend our Land and our people, condemnation was actually less intense and dissipated over tune.. .
An effective fighting strategy on their part is to preempt and accuse the IDF and Israel of atrocities and War crimes before any real evidence. This serves to prevent Israel and the IDF from properly acting in self defense and within acceptable warfare protocol, scared that we will be vilified internationally.
To counter the PR campaign against us, we need to conduct a massive PR campaign on our behalf exposing their atrocities against Israel, atrocities against their own people, the atrocities they inflict upon those they consider infidels, and their war crimes using children as human shields, barbarity etc.
Abbas defends PA search for teens;
While reports of destroying Hamas infrastructure
is heartening, rounding up Hamas terrorists is not enough. Being in Israeli prison is rewarding financially. How are conditions in Israeli jail for the terrorists? I don't believe they are afraid of being tortured or afraid of their lives like we fear what might be happening to the boys Hashem Yerachem. They receive nice salaries, from taxpayer monies coming from the US and EU, whereby the greater the crime the higher salary they receive. (Edwin Black Financing the Flames
) In addition, Israel has released many terrorists irregardless of their life sentencing. Upon release they all received a heroes welcome. They all seemed well fed.
We can threaten them, but will they take our threats seriously?
Unless the terrorists see clearly, that there is a price to be paid for their acts of terror there is nothing motivating them to release the captives unharmed other than another Gilad Shalit deal,
I am convinced that Abbas is taking full advantage of the situation and even if he succeeds in finding and freeing the kidnapped boys, he will use it to his fullest advantage and be hailed as a peace loving moderate whose only concerns lie for the unfortunate Palestinians living under " Israel Occupation". Even if Israel does not agree to his terms and demands, he will receive international respect and recognition. These boys and their families after all were studying in what is considered the "occupied West Bank" and the boys and their families identify with the "occupation". So Abbas, "out of concern and humanity" "cooperates with Israel" to help find the boys. How laudable..
You and I know that it's all deception and his desire is to destroy Israel no different than Hamas!
"Do we have a choice?" we sigh.
Yes we DO!!
First and foremost, Israel should annex all of Judea and Samaria and demand that all non Jewish residents declare loyalty to Israel and abide by the Seven Noahide laws. Let us be proud to proclaim the Biblical boundaries of Israel. By all accounts, Judea and Samaria fall within the Biblical boundaries and all of our Holy sites fall within these boundaries
. See Parshat Masei and the extended boundaries mentioned to Abraham at Brit Bein Habesarim
. Judea and Samaria and land conquered in six days, with G-d's open miracles, in 1967, after being attacked, should be annexed. Our rights to Israel as a Jewish Homeland has been recognized and accepted in International Law at San Remo, the League of Nations and later adopted by the UN. Let those in Israel, Palestinians or other, who object to Israel's existence and Sovereignty, move and take residence in any of the neighboring 22 Arab countries etc where surely they will feel more at home among their own tribes. .
It makes sense to me, that we need to talk to them in the language they understand. They will bring false allegations and accusations of atrocities and war crimes against Israel when we show weakness not when we show strength. When we show strength, their accusations will dissipate because there is a G-d and truth in the world.
In any case, we must brace ourselves for international condemnation since it is inevitable and passes.
I believe the only way to impress them to stop them from behaving in the barbaric fashion, which is their modus operandi is to show them that we are capable of doing to them precisely what they are contemplating for us.
We need to have a full scale PR blitz as per their modus operandi. Websites like Jihad Watch and Frontpage and PMW are already in place with the necessary material. Let Israel rain down this material upon them and upon International media. Pictures of Daniel Pearl, the Fogel family needs to flood the media and our intention to treat them in kind if they do not release our boys .........
Let me many suggest that there are those who believe that Israel would be justified to take murderers with blood on their hands, like the murderers of the Fogel massacre, have them publicly displayed on Arab television, and threaten to amputate and dismember, a finger at a time etc. at set intervals until they release the kids measure for measure.... Obviously, this kind of barbaric approach, morally is justified on known terrorists who behaved in a similar fashion to others in order to show we mean business.
Of course, it can be debated that this approach will cause an unnecessary provocation.
Surely executing terrorists with blood on their hands seem to be justified from a secular and religious perspective.
Torturing them is not what Jews do and extremely distasteful and goes against our very grain. It is a worthy research project to see precedent in Tanach for such action. Is there any precedent with the way Moshe Rabbeinu, Yehoshua and Dovid Hamelech fought against our enemies?
In the Torah, someone who accidentally kills another Jew has to run away to an Ir Miklat, a safe haven, in order to save himself from the wrath of the Goel Hadam, the victim's relative who will be after him. This is for an accidental killing. If a Jew murders another Jew purposefully, then there is a death penalty requirement. Al Achat Kama VeKama, even more so, for an Islamic terrorist who is cruel and who has committed the worst atrocities imaginable.
Justice demands that we show no mercy. Torah tells us that when we fight Amalek, and the Canaanite Nations, not to be afraid to destroy them.
Collective punishment on Fatah and Hamas community for the purpose of exerting pressure on the kidnappers to release the boys alive and unharmed is justified. News reports are that Palestinians hindered the IDF's efforts to find the terrorists
and they celebrated the kidnapping
. Let Israel withhold taxes, monies to the PA who joined with Hamas, and lobby Congress to stop taxpayer monies to the PA. Why can't Israel temporarily shut down their electricity? If that doesn't work, a temporary blocking of their food and water supplies, and medical treatment for those who do not recognize Israel's Sovereignty and right to exist etc. Why should they benefit from the hand that feeds them and whom they wish to destroy? This must be accompanied with a warning that if any harm is inflicted on the kidnapped victims, they should expect the worst and we must be prepared to act on our threat!
When this hard line approach is presented to people there is consensus that this is what barbarian terrorists deserve. (That what they schemed to do to us should happen to them) but many are terrified that the terrorists response to a hard line approach would be to harm the boys. Normally that would be a reasonable assumption, concern and expectation. In this case, I personally believe that weakness on our part will cause them to respond with cruelty on their victims rather than the hard line approach. .. My prayer is that in merit of asserting Biblical truths and our rights to Eretz Yisroel, and thereby make a Kiddush Hashem, it would terrorize the terrorists. They will be seized with fear of G-d and with G-d's help, release the boys unharmed swiftly.....
And we must continue with our prayer rallies since only G-d is the true source of salvation....
I am curious to know what you think.
Thanks. Robin Ticker
Beth Gilinsky writes:
holding the three teenage boys.
It is Abbas who has just formed a partnership with Hamas, the terrorist group that is currently
skills he's "changed his mind")
But no surprise there: Abbas was Arafat's deputy for 40 years.
And he co-founded Fatah with Arafat. And, he:
Was one of the masterminds of the Munich massacre that slaughtered the Israeli Olympic athletes.
Wrote a Phd thesis and book denying the Holocaust. (I know, I know, Rabbi Schneier, because of your diplomatic
Named his son after Yasser Arafat.
Named Rafah crossing after terrorist Al-Moayed Bihokmillah Al-Aqha, who slaughtered 5 Israelis.
Has praised Hizballah, saying that it is a source of pride.
Has said of Palestinian Arab terrorists that "Israel calls them terrorists, we call them strugglers".
Has said of them that "Allah loves the martyr".
Heads the Fatah Party, whose Charter calls for Israel's destruction.
Has called Israel "the Zionist enemy."
Dedicated his ascendancy to President of the PA to Yasser Arafat, proclaimed that "the little jihad ha ended and the
big jihad is now beginning." (not exactly my idea of a peace partner!)
In 2005 approved a law authorizing lump-xum payments to surviving family members of "shahids" (including suicide
In 2007 stated: "We must unite the Hamas and Fatah blood in the struggle against Israel as we did at the beginning
of the Intifada."
In 2010, eulogized Abu Daoud, mastermind of the Munich massacre: "He (Abu Daoud) will be missed. He was one
of the leading figures of Fatah and spent his life in resistance and sincere work as well as physical sacrifice for
his people's just causes."
In March 2013, told Russia Today TV: "As far as I'm concerned, there is no difference between the policies of the
Palestinian Authority and Hamas."
I also think Israel should throw out certain Arab MK's like Zoabi and Sarsour from the Knesset. Why are they in the Knesset to begin with??? Robin....
The fact that Gilad Shalit was returned alive is hopeful but what was his experience initially?
Perhaps it can be argued that a hard line approach would have rescued him and saved him years in captivity. Was he tortured initially? Also, the outcome of Nachshon Wachsman abduction is disheartening and Israel seems to be taking a similar approach now.
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