Defining a State

The Palestinians have persuaded the Argentine soccer team from coming to play against the Israeli team. .I  don’t know what the persuasion consisted of.  Did the PA threaten not to send its olives to Buenos Aires or did they threaten to blow up Jewish buildings in Argentina as they had done in past years?

And then are the failed attempts by the Joint Arab bloc in the Knesset to block action which would define Israel as the Jewish State of Israel. They prefer Israel to be called a country of all its citizens.

When the Arab members of the Knesset cease from acting like traitors to the country they serve and from whose salaries they prosper, perhaps they may one day be called true citizens. At the present time, Zouabi and Tibi and their gang of anti-Israel legislators are traitors who defy the basic laws of our country.

There are Christians, Jews and Bahai members of their respective religious institutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran.   Since they are not members of the Islamic faith, should the country’s name be changed simply to the Republic of Iran?  Every nation on earth has the right to name its country as it pleases.

If some citizens are unhappy with the definition, they are entitled to renounce their citizenship, return their Israeli passports and ID cards, lose all health and welfare benefits and move to find solace in a state that will please them better.

A state is best defined by the significant majority of its founders, representatives and population. Since 80 % of the Israeli population are Jews, there should be no objection to the nomenclature of our country as the Jewish State of Israel which assures and guarantees freedom of religion to all of its citizens, Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze, Circassions and the Bahai in Haifa.

All have an equal right to vote as citizens of our country.  But citizenship should and must be revoked for provacateurs and traitors who wantonly supply information to our enemies and who participate in marches and flotillas denouncing the country which pays their salaries.

The Speaker of the Knesset, Yuli Edelstein, has successfully blocked the attempt of the Joint Arab List to prevent a vote from taking place regarding the name of our country. Their country as well, even though they defy its laws and support terrorist activities against us, rejoicing when our brave soldiers are killed or wounded, comforting visits to the families of dead Muslim terrorists who killed or maimed Israelis in attacks, but never once visiting our wounded soldiers in hospitals nor comforting mourning Jewish families during the seven days of shiva.

Though they serve in the national Parliament of Israel, they prefer to call themselves Palestinians rather than Israelis. Therefore, I am convinced that it would be better for them and for us if they would pack up their belongings, sell their homes, and cross the Allenby bridge into the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan which, since 1922, has been 77 percent of historic Palestine and who constitute the largest population in the  former Bedouin kingdom.

Is there any other civilized democratic country which would permit a segment of its population to support the miserable wishes of enemies to destroy our country and to exterminate our population?

While freedom of speech is embedded in our national laws, any speech which insists upon racial or religious hatred of any other group must be condemned and the guilty must pay a heavy price.

Our sacred temple in Jerusalem thousands of years ago was destroyed due to “sinat chinam”, baseless hatred.  The enmity of Kosiba and Bar Kosiba led to the destruction of Jerusalem and the forced exile of our Jewish people from the Jewish land of Israel.

We must never permit it to happen again.  Impeachment by vote of the majority of Knesset members should be sufficient to revoke the citizenship of the Hanin Zouabis and Ahmed Tibis who usurp the benefits of the Jewish State while at the same time seeking its destruction.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a recognized nation

. So too must be the Democratic Jewish State of Israel.

About the Author
Esor Ben-Sorek is a retired professor of Hebrew, Biblical literature & history of Israel. Conversant in 8 languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish & Dutch. Very proud of being an Israeli citizen. A follower of Trumpeldor & Jabotinsky & Begin.
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