How Many More Victims Will There Be before Undoing Oslo?

So far today (Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 5PM Israel time), there have been at least two “news worthy” terror attacks.

An Israeli near Hevron was murdered after getting out his car following a rock barrage, only to be struck and killed by a passing truck.

And two Israelis were wounded when a Jihadist tried to run them over with his car at the Gush Junction. He then got out of his car and attempted to stab the pedestrians, before security forces sent him straight to hell.

So here is my question:

I’m asking seriously — how many Jews have to die before we tear up Oslo?

We’re up to 1,500+, and that doesn’t include all those who fell in our 3 Gaza operations, Second Lebanon War, current state we’re in, etc. What’s the number? Is it 5,000 dead? 10,000?

I just want to know with all the tough talk and all the “it takes time” to fight terror etc. etc. what will it take till we look in the mirror and admit that 22 years ago, we made a mistake, and now we must undo that mistake?

I know I’m going to get a bunch of “what’s the solution?” or “what’s the alternative?” responses now. And maybe those are fair questions. But being carved up, run over, shot, etc. (now daily), is not an acceptable reality. Saying “it could be worse,” in my opinion is not acceptable.

So I want a number. Is it 20,000 dead? What is it? I think we have a right to know what we’re in for here. I’m not calling out specifically any Prime Minister — not Bibi, or Olmert, or Sharon, or anyone else, rather I’m pointing at all of us communally here. When is it enough?

Someone please tell me. How many more Jews must die in our own country?

AND TO BE 100% CLEAR. This is in no way a call for vigilante violence. That’s completely unacceptable.

This is a call for leaders to lead. And if the 120 in charge (maybe not counting those from the Arab List who incite against the State and its Jewish residents anyway) are willing to wait till the numbers go up and up, then let’s elect leaders who won’t wait any longer, someone who isn’t afraid to man up (or woman up) and admit that a mistake was made, and it’s time to undo that mistake once and for all.

Can anyone undo this now?

About the Author
Joshua Hasten is the International Spokesperson for Gush Etzion. He is host of the weekly “Israel Uncensored” radio broadcast on The Land of Israel Network, as well as an international Middle East Correspondent in print and on television. Joshua is also a sought-after speaker around the world. His workshops and lectures on pro-Israel advocacy have impacted thousands. Joshua was the CAMERA organization’s 2009 Letter Writer of the Year, and is a member of the Judea and Samaria Speaker’s Bureau. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, he resides in Gush Etzion, Israel.