Preparing for the Next War

There are some who are intoxicated by the surprising victory of the State of Israel over the state of Judea. But those in the state of Judea regard it as a temporary setback.

There are some who are intoxicated by the surprising victory of the State of Israel over the state of Judea. But those in the state of Judea regard it as a temporary setback, the loss of a single battle as they prepare for the next war. As part of their preparations they are trying to loosen the hands of IDF officers and soldiers. They want to instill in them the fear that they dare not execute the next order that comes down for an evacuation. They want to prove that the rabbinical decrees are more powerful than military commands.

IDF manpower head Maj. Gen. Elazar Stern was attacked last week when he tried to pray at the Western Wall. He was greeted with a hail of rocks, bags of water, plastic bottles, jeering, insults ("traitor!") and curses. One of the rabbis on the scene, Yisrael Ariel, told him that he is not prepared to allow Stern's hand touch the wall. What utter pretension, what gall, for someone who thinks of himself as a master of the land. A few days later, Central Command Major General Yair Naveh was attacked. He was greeted with shouting, cursing and shoving. "You miserable soul, you are an embarrassment to the kippa you wear," he was told when he visited the scene of the terror attack in Gush Etzion.

The attacks and boycotts are aimed at all those who took part in the evacuation of Gush Katif. Yonatan Bassi continues to suffer excommunication. He was advised not to appear before the ark at his kibbutz synagogue during the holidays. Girls who graduated officers' course and attended a ceremony at the Western Wall were attacked by eggs and curses, "because they participated in the evacuation of Gush Katif." The war is also being conducted against rabbis who said on the eve of the disengagement that the rule of the state is the law, and therefore, the government decision must be accepted and military orders must be followed. Today, activists from Judea and Samaria and formerly of Gaza are trying to get those rabbis removed. Judea and Samaria residents aren't even ashamed to interrogate every soldier before they give him a hitchhiking ride. If he was at the evacuation he can walk. True, he defended them with his body, but in the state of Judea, the end justifies all means.

The state of Judea was established in the mid-70s by Gush Emunim, with the quiet support of the State of Israel, which embraced them warmly and flooded them with enormous budgets. While the State of Israel still doesn't have a long school day or school lunch program for all pupils, the state of Judea does. Not only is education free, but every baby gets a free day care center at the expense of the Israeli taxpayer so their parents can demonstrate without undue worries against the State of Israel that finances them. In the State of Israel, men serve 36 months in the army. But in hesder yeshivot, which graduate about 900 students a year after they have been collectively brainwashed by the state of Judea, they only serve 18 months in the army and spend the other 18 months in yeshiva. That's because the State of Israel is considerate and surrendering, makes concessions, and in general bow downs to the state of Judea. That's how the State of Israel has behaved since 1975, when the Sebastia settlement went up. Since then, and to this very day, Gush Emunim and lately the Yesha Council have set the priorities for the State of Israel. Since then and to this very day, a religious-nationalistic minority has taken over the free majority and been the exclusive setter of the agenda: settlements and more settlements.

As the holders of the balance of political power, there was no way to maintain an administration without them. They decided, in effect, who would be premier and how long he would last in office. Since the Sebastia settlement, all Israeli governments have squirmed, stuttered and lied when it comes to the settlements, but in effect, they have executed the plans of the state of Judea: to spread as many settlements as possible throughout the West Bank to make compromise and evacuation impossible. While the state of the Jews gets unlimited resources for spacious bypass highways, tunnels and huge bridges, in the State of Israel, the infrastructure is deteriorating, the roads and clover-leafs are reminiscent of the Third World. The lack of budgets is also a main reason for poverty because for 30 years, the State of Israel has not had enough money for education, welfare, vocational training and environmental protection. It has all gone to the state of Judea, where there's money for everything. Poverty and social crisis simply does not exist there.

Full of money and certain of their righteousness, the people of the state of Judea are planning the next war. They learned some things from failures during the disengagement process. Now they want to initially control the army as well as key positions in education and culture, in the press and TV, and in academia, the courts, Knesset and government. Their goal is a velvet revolution. To replace the leadership with their own people. Stern, Naveh and Bassi are only the beginning.