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C’mon, people. Is anybody listening?

Posted by rutimizrachi on 18/05/2009

Yom sheni, 24 Iyar 5769. 

“With the two-state solution, in my opinion, Israel will collapse, because if they get out of Jerusalem, what will become of all the talk about the Promised Land and the Chosen People? What will become of all the sacrifices they made – just to be told to leave? They consider Jerusalem to have a spiritual status. The Jews consider Judea and Samaria to be their historic dream. If the Jews leave those places, the Zionist idea will begin to collapse. It will regress of its own accord. Then we will move forward.”

This quote comes from those hard-working translators at, from an Arabic News Broadcasting interview with Abbas Zaki, the Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon.

I feel a little naive having to ask this; but is this the way ambassadors are supposed to talk?  And what kind of mental gymnastics does it take for Jews anywhere in the world to keep believing that the “two-state solution” means anything other than Israel’s destruction?  And that people who demand such a final solution of us are our friends?

For more detailed coverage of Zaki’s remarks, in this interview and others, see the article here.  The original ANB clip can be viewed here.

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Where, exactly, is it?

Posted by rutimizrachi on 24/12/2008

Yom revi’i, 27 Kislev 5769.

“Land for peace” hasn’t worked so far.  Neither will the “two-state solution.”

Other people speak the obvious much more clearly than I.

To quote Shvach, “if the Arabs had wanted peace, we would have had it 60 years ago.”

To paraphrase Rod Tidwell: Show me the peace. Oh-ho-ho! SHOW! ME! THE! PEACE!

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The first step: stop and think.

Posted by rutimizrachi on 12/12/2008

Yom shishi, 15 Kislev 5769.

Politics usually is not my arena. To paraphrase Dirty Harry, “a girl’s gotta know her limitations.”

I am now one of The 18.

To quote Joseph Goebbels (yemach shemo): “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

Too many people are believing the lie. The upcoming Administration didn’t create this problem. But it will have a lot of power in one place to affect change.  We can’t ignore mistaken concepts, when there is actually enough power behind them to implement them. There is nothing wrong with beginning to address the lie now — unless it’s already too late.

I’m only asking you to think.  For my sake.  For my kids’ sakes.  For your own sake.

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