Thursday, May 18, 2006

Farah follows MZ's lead, rejects Israeli government

Nationally syndicated columnist Joseph Farah has come out blazing against the concessionist government of Israel. It was a powerful statement from a man who has long been one of the most hardcore Zionists of the national media.

Says Farrah, "The Jews, a people who have survived the deaths of many empires that tried to destroy them, have only one homeland, Israel, continuously occupied by them for 4,000 years and never a nation-state belonging to any others. Yet, despite all this, I am through defending Israel - at least the regime currently in power in Jerusalem, this useless coalition seemingly hell-bent on committing national suicide."

It is remarkable to Farah how Israel has managed to rebuke those who are their biggest supporters in the desperate attempt to please those who despise them most. Yet, to nobody's surprise, those who hated Israel before now hate Israel even more today. It is a stupidity that borders on insanity.

"I know I speak for many Jews and Christians throughout the world who see Israel's surrender as a cowardly betrayal," says Farah, "a sign that the Jewish state puts more faith in Washington and "international diplomacy" than in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."

Farah is particularly angry (to say the least) about the endless stream of "good will gestures" Israel insists on giving to the vermin despite the constant terrorism.

"Enough of "land for peace," he barks. "It has never worked - not in Israel's history, nor in any other nation's history. Enough of retreat. Enough of unilateral withdrawals. Enough of staged surrender. Enough of the appeasement with evil. Enough of the madness."

To read the entire article click here. Trust me, it is well worth it.

-MZ

31 comments:

  1. No shocker. Farah is part of the religious right that caused the suffering of the Palestinians in the first place. His rejection of Olmert, who is himself only a slightly less radical rightwinger, shows just how fanatical and dangerous the right can be. Reminds me of the wackos who went on the Terry Schiavo crusades.

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  2. MZ, we need to be very careful in our dealings with the Christians, while they claim to be our friends many have ulterior motives. Sultanknish has a must read post about this http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/

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  3. yeah madze, because we're evil - evil i tell you!

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  4. the merry widow5/19/2006 10:10 AM

    Yea, Nanc, we have ulterior motives too! Of course some Christians are ninnies! They buy into that "Kingdom Now", "Dominion Theology" crappe! They read selected portions of Scripture and listen to "buffet" theologians! My late and I left more churches in Cal. over that issue! Stomp on that fire, it's straight from hell and smells of sulfur! G*D gave Israel to the Jews and them only. Any thing else is calling HIM a liar! I'm not even going there! Pat Buchanan and Pat Robertson believe that nonsense, especially Buchanan! That is why he is anti-semitic! G*D promised it, it will happen!

    tmw

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  5. kahaneloyalist5/19/2006 1:08 PM

    MZ, I have been converting tapes of Rabbi Kahane onto DVD and I would like to offer you copies but I dont know your e-mail, if your interested e-mail at nih926@aol.com

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  6. I would love them, KL. I'll fire you off an email after Shabbos.

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  7. Anonymous, I don't know if you noticed, but friends of Israel and its right to exist as a Jewish State are just a bit hard to come by. Believe it or not, the Christian Zionists out there are SINCERE when they say they believe Israel is an eternal heritage given to the Jewish people by God.

    It's the liberals, moslems and self loathing Jews you should spend more time worrying about, anonymous. The Christians for Israel are not conning or BSing for a hidden agenda, I assure you. In a sense, you are spreading a blood libel against them when you make such a claim.

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  8. dayam - and i was just hoping i was evil...

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  9. the merry widow5/19/2006 6:08 PM

    Good Shabbos, all!

    tmw

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  10. Dana you Moron

    Farrah is a Arab Christian. Do you ever read anything other then high times or Indy Media?

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  11. MZ,

    I have to offer my admiration for your reply to Anonymous. I don't know if he was a troll trying to sow dissension among Jews and Christians, or a misguided soul preaching supremacism.

    Your reply was succinct and to the point. Kudos, big guy. Christians are indeed sincere in their support for the chosen people. Despicable or deluded, anonymous was out of line.

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  12. MZ, while the Christians may genuinely be our friends, I remind you of the Rambam's Perush on Mishna Chanukkah where the Rambam brings down the reason for Yehuda HaMaccabbe's death and failure to become Mashiach Ben Yosef. What is the reason? that Yehida Hamaccabee made a alliance with Rome. This one moment of weakness in his Emunah was the cause of terrible suffering and evil, all because he felt the Jewish people needed "friends" rather then trusting entirely in Hashem.

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  13. Anonymous, perhaps you've got a drug problem, or received too many wedgies from Christians when you were a kid, or are just suffering from Christophobia; either way, WAKE THE HELL UP!

    You are comparing the corrupt Hasmoneans, who sold out Israel and the Temple to the Jew-hating Hellenizers and Romans, with being gracious to those gentiles who believe that Israel belongs to THE JEWS and will do anything in their power to help make that happen?

    You are a fool to bite their hand. They devote their lives to God's eternal decree that He will bless those who bless Jews and curses those who curse them, and you are trying to slander them as frauds?

    YOU are showing a lack of faith in Hashem when you suggest that nobody but Jews can offer friendship to Israel. In fact, ANYBODY who blesses the Jewish people, and pledges support to their inalienable right to the Land, is a friend to us which we are commanded to bless as Moshe blessed Yitro. You owe the rightous gentiles an apology.

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  14. kahaneloyalist5/21/2006 1:18 AM

    MZ, Yehuda HaMaccabe was in no way corrupt and was in fact among the greatest Tzadikkim of all time, while SOME of the Hashmonaim were bad some were great and Holy so please do not insult the whole dynasty for the Averos of some. It was in fact Herod who was Idumim who sold out Eretz Yisrael and The Beit HaMikdash to the Romans.

    Also Yitro was a Ger, he converted to Judaism. So he was not a righteous gentile but a Jew.

    MZ, while I think some Christians are genuine in their support and they are righteous gentiles, we must be very careful to make sure of thier intentions, and I doubt most Christians would be happy to hear that when a Jewish government comes to power in Israel all foreign worship will be removed from Eretz Yisrael, all missionizing will be forbidden, and goyim will be forbidden from most parts of Har HaBayis. If they can accept these things and are true friends of the Jewish people then they are friends of mine.

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  15. Judah died very early in the war against the Hellenizers, as did his father Mattathius, leading to the ascent of the immoral, hellenized brother of Judah, Simon, who immediately began the dark era for the Hasmonean era. The reason that Chanukah failed to be cannonized as torah holiday was because the efforts to destroy hellenizers and create a real Jewish nation failed miserably in its infancy.

    If the Maccabes were alive today, they would welcome the efforts of the Christian Zionists to fight self-loathing hellensits.

    However, if the Christian Zionists were insincere, and didn't really believe Israel was a nation given ONLY for the Jews, but was instead a land in which Jews should be gathered and converted to Christianty, than I would agree with your sentiments about them.

    That said, I think you are grossly misunderstanding the devotion of most Christian Zionists when you blast them as duplicitous Jew converters.

    -MZ

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  16. kahaneloyalist5/21/2006 1:59 AM

    Yehuda fought for twenty years before his death and while his brother wasnt perfect he was not a Hellenist

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  17. Simon was evil in God's eyes for having declared himself both King and High Priest for life. To boot, he did so in a Hellenistic ceremony! He paved the way for the Hellenized state that followed with his son Hycrannus. The Maccabes were rightous, but they failed ultimately in their goal to form a Torah nation, as the Hasmoneans persecuted the Rabbis and those who believed in Halacha. The Hasmoneans WERE the corrupt Sadduccees who brought about the distruction of the Beit Hamikdash many years later.

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  18. Fatah and Hamas have the same underlying ideology, which is sworn to the annihilation of Jews. I'm not surprised at this story.

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  19. the merry widow5/21/2006 1:51 PM

    Weren't the Hasmodeans only half Jewish and the other half Edomite?

    tmw

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  20. the merry widow5/21/2006 1:56 PM

    KL- When Messiah comes I have no doubt that ALL people will worship G*D in spirit and in truth! We will be called to present ourselves each year for worship. Do I sound unhappy? Not at all, I can hardly wait!

    tmw

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  21. the merry widow5/21/2006 1:57 PM

    I also think there will be surprises for all of us!

    tmw

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  22. kahaneloyalist5/21/2006 2:31 PM

    Merry, NO the Hashmonaim were entirely Jewish. Besides which you are either Jewish or not there is no partially Jewish just like you cant be a little pregnant.

    Herod who seized power had non-Jewish anscestors though he was Jewish.

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  23. the merry widow5/21/2006 3:38 PM

    Okay, thank you for clarifying that, I wasn't sure. The source was a non believer, so the info was suspect.

    tmw

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  24. Kahane Loyalist,

    I'm a Christian, and I don't mind if Israel goes on to implement the religious reforms you mentioned.

    I'm sure most Christians would be disappointed if they couldn't visit most of Har HaBayis (which I assume would be a rebuilt Temple where that stinking mosque squats now,) but I doubt they would withdraw their support for Israel. The two aren't mutually exclusive. I don't think Banning all other religions would cause American "Christian Zionists" to abandon those they view as G-d's chosen people. This is a deeply held belief for many American Christians, especially the Baptists, who tend to be the most devout. America is far and away the most religious modern country in the world, and the "Christian Zionist" movement is growing, not contracting. The secular, anti-Semitic left is being outbred and out-voted at an exponential rate. Support for Israel isn't going away any time soon.

    If Israel were to ban all Gentiles from even visiting Israel, feathers would definitely be ruffled. Christians don't have the same connection to the Holy Land that Jews do, but they are fond of it, especially because it's the land of Jesus' birth.
    I don't know much about Jewish religious law, but I'm under the impression that Gentiles are allowed to visit and even live there under the law. Is that true?

    You know, I don't even mind if Jews think they're inherently superior to all Gentiles. It isn't true, of course. The meanest, most wretched Jew couldn't possibly be superior to the world's finest Gentile, but as long as this religious supremacism isn't part and parcel of a genocidal practice like islam's jihad, I won't begrude people their beliefs. Religious obligations take primacy for many people.

    I know some feel they have a religious obligation to believe that Gentiles aren't the equals of jews. Is that what you practice? Is that a particular interpretation of Jewish law, disputed by others?

    MZ, I'd like to hear what you have to say, too.

    My personal opinion is that religious and cultural chauvinism is healthy--as long as it isn't taken too far. If taken too far it breeds arrogance and xenophobia. It also creates enemies, and everyone needs friends, whether they believe it or not.

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  25. JB, I believe Zionist gentiles have every right to visit and even live in Israel, with one important caviat: One must be Jewish to have citizenship.

    Those who must be banned from Israel are the same ones who should be banned from America: moslems.

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  26. MZ,

    what about the supremacist belief? Is that a genuine religious obligation? Does it even exist? If it does exist, how prevelant is it? Is it widely disputed?

    Have to agree with you about the muslims. I'll go one further and say that islam should be wiped out and its practice be a crime--punishable by death.

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  27. Not sure about what you mean by Supremacist belief, JB. If you mean a belief that no non-Jews may enter the Land of Israel, that isn't a Jewish ruling of any group that I've ever heard of, and if such a sect does exist they are totally insignificant.

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  28. MZ,

    I once heard or read someone express the opinion that Gentiles weren't the equal of Jews; not in G-ds eyes and not under traditional Jewish law.

    I was just wondering if any of that is true, and if so, what does it entail? I've never heard of any Jewish tradition that persecutes Gentiles, so the statement was puzzling. I assumed it had something to do with being the chosen people, or something.

    By the way do you know any muslim/Arab jokes? I don't know any so I have to make them up. Either that or switch "Arab" for a different ethnicity in old jokes where it's appropriate.

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  29. JB, the fact is, we as Jews believe we owe it to the world to teach by example how to live the best possible life: the life of one who follows the mitzvos of Torah. We do believe that the Torah is the finest blueprint man has been given to live one's life by, but geneticaly we are no better or worse than anyone else.

    I believe we as Jews need to do a better job of sharing our own Torah blessings with non-Jews: not to convert them, but to share some of the Jewish ways that has made us special and successful, and have the fear of the unknown that causes so many problems for us reduced to a minimum.

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  30. MZ,

    thanks for the info. I know that it's a pain in the ass to monitor a post this old just to reply to me. I appreciate the attention.

    I'm also glad to hear your take on Jewish tradition. I value your opinion and expertise.

    This gentile will stand by you under any adversity. You have my friendship for life, even if we never meet face to face.

    Cheers.

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