Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Avi Beiber, Israeli Hero

There can be no doubt whatsoever that 56 days in a military prison in Israel is no pleasure.

However, there can be no doubt either that what Cpl. Avi Beiber did was heroic. Many more will certainly follow in his path, and that will make his jail time worthwhile to him.

There was a time when the laws of Israel were wholly compatible with a Jewish conscience. That was a time when military heroes were praised, when the IDF looked at the result rather than at the rules, and when terrorists were not "partners" for what is now called "peace".

That time is long gone, and with it went the self-esteem and self-respect of a whole generation of Israeli heroes, from Yitzhak Rabin to... well... to General Ariel Sharon. He is probably the greatest living general alive, bar none, and yet he is taking the country to the brink and, quite possibly, beyond it, having learned absolutely nothing from the actions of his predecessor.

There was also a time when Jews had to break the laws of the rulers of Israel to make the Zionist dream come true. A time when our enemies were as hateful, as deluded, as determined, and as inhumane as today. A time when, despite the mortal danger to their livelihood in their home countries, Jews could not legally enter Eretz Israel.

And yet they did, and History knows that some things are more important than laws.

When a people's destiny is at stake, the limitations of any legal framework should be overcome.

And so it is today.

4 Comments:

At 7:57 AM, Blogger Axel Bavaria said...

My thoughts exactly ...

Israel's Orange Revolution is on the march as we speak, and getting steam continously, as more and more people voice their objections to Sharon's plan. Still, it's doubtful whether these true patriots will succeed to halt the deportation plan, in fact it would take a small miracle. Sharon as the PM of Israel need not care about what the people want ... his powers are almost unlimited. The democratic system of Israel clearly lacks the vital checks and balances which are implemented in other nations, most of all the US. An Israeli PM can ignore what the parliament says and is able to turn his policy around by 180 degrees without fear of being tried for voter-fraud. What was thought out as a "strong government system" for trying times turns out to be an apt means to high-jack the nation.

 
At 7:29 PM, Blogger Eran said...

I took yesterday an Orange, and, I'm establishing a Jewish Rightist group that support against Sharon.

Kol Mi Lehadonay Elay!

 
At 8:14 AM, Blogger Axel Bavaria said...

"Kol Mi Lehadonay Elay!"

What ?!

 
At 4:13 PM, Blogger Eran said...

Everyone loyal to God ( here it means israel ) go with me.

 

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