Bibi proclaims today that “Unilateral actions will not advance the peace process.” Correct, but they will advance the war process.
Measure for Measure
Regrettably, an Arab declaration of a Palestinian State is really just the chickens coming home to roost, and has a connected and clear historical precedent.
In 1947, faced with the choice of an American declared truce or declaring an independent state, secular leaders of Yishuv E”Y decided to declare a state:
. . . by virtue of “natural and historic right” and based on the United Nations resolution… Hereby declare the establishment of a Jewish state in the land of Israel to be known as the State of Israel. .
And so to, we can reasonably forsee an announcement in the upcoming months:
. . . by virtue of “natural and historic right” and based on the United Nations resolution… Hereby declare the establishment of a Palestinian state in the land of Palestine to be known as the State of Palestine. . .
Ladies and gentlemen, as predicted by our Holy Prophets, the split is coming (if we fail to sufficiently repent).
After the elections, PBO will be unrestrained and have only one place to vent his fury, HaShem should protect.
Time To Vote
During the internal negotiations about the wording of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, discussions focused on whether express reference to G-d would be included:
The second major issue was over the inclusion of God in the last section of the document, with the draft using the phrase “and placing our trust in the Almighty”. The two rabbis, Shapira and Yehuda Leib Maimon, argued for its inclusion, saying that it could not be omitted, with Shapira supporting the wording “God of Israel” or “the Almighty and Redeemer of Israel.” It was strongly opposed by Zisling, a member of the secularist Mapam. In the end the phrase “Rock of Israel” was used, which could be interpreted as either referring to God, or the land of Eretz Israel, Ben-Gurion saying “Each of us, in his own way, believes in the ‘Rock of Israel’ as he conceives it. I should like to make one request: Don’t let me put this phrase to a vote.” Although its use was still opposed by Zisling, the phrase was accepted without a vote.
The time is coming for the Jews living in Eretz Yisrael to vote.