It’s time to tell the truth

(Hebron) – I have known and cherished Itamar Ben Gvir for years. A friend and associate. I relate to him as no less than a genius. Everyone who comes in contact with him knows this. I don’t know, if I needed legal assistance, that I would chose someone else.

Baruch Marzel too. An amazing activist, who knows how to identify and reach a goal.

And I’m certainly not one of those who consider them racist. Their purpose and thought are clear and pure.

And precisely because of this …..

They must get out of the race, the day before and not the day after.

After all, they know for sure that they won’t pass the electoral threshold. statistically it is impossible. Just 3 months ago, they, along with Smotrich and Peretz, received 160,000 votes. Now, to enter, they need 140,000. From where?

The talk of getting votes from Zehut is inaccurate. Feiglin had 100,000 votes. He also knew he had no chance, this time too, otherwise he would not have cut a deal with Bibi. And it’s clear that Otzma won’t get all those votes.

And the polls – lies. After all, three months ago, Feiglin received five seats.

But no. It never happened and never existed.

The pollsters and polled have learned the art, and most of them are all happily jumping for joy , that the right is going to throw tens of thousands of votes into the trash.

They have long memories and we have a short memories.

They remember 1992, and wait for Oslo 4. 5. and 6.

And we have forgotten when the right-wing split resulted in defeat, Oslo, and thousands of thousands of dead and wounded, and worst of all, the abandonment of vast territories of Eretz Yisrael, including a continued precedent, leading to Gush Katif.

They remember. And we, forget. Or think it can’t be again.

Just like before Yamit, , before Jericho first, before the Hebron Accords , and before Netzarim. It won’t happen, won’t happen, won’t happen.

Except that …. It did happen. And those who are sure that it cannot happen again, should contemp, not thoughts, but rather the pictures of funerals, of the murdered faces, of the soldiers’ families, and of the terrorists’ dances.

Many voters were not yet born in 1992, and history from those days doesn’t really interest them. There are also those who were babies in the days of Sharon. But everyone drives on the roads of Judea and Samaria, everyone understands where you can go and where you can’t go. And once, it wasn’t like that.

It will be very easy to raise barriers that will prevent entry to many more places, and all protests and more protests, etc etc etc will not help. We’ve been there, done that, and know full well what the results are.

Do not live in illusions.

On Tuesday, voting for Otzma is not a vote from strength , but a vote of weakness, a vote from the stomach, not from the head, from the emotion, and not from the intellect.

Moreover, my friends, Itamar and Baruch and Michael, your desire and purpose are truly holy, and I do not think for a moment, not even if for a moment, that you play allow your egos to effect your calculations. No and no. You are too smart to let your ego get involved.

And because of that, and because you know the truth, it’s obvious that you won’t go in, make the announcement, here and now.

Thank you to all the supporters, thank you to all the donors, thank you to everyone who believes in our way

But, the time’s up.. We will not assist in the forming of a left-wing government. Not on our backs, nor on our party.

It’s time to tell the truth.

Thanks. We’ve pulled out of the election . Thanks again.

About the Author
I was born to Sam and Pam Wilder in 1954 and grew up in New Jersey. In 1972 I began attending Case Western Reserve University, with a major in history and a minor in religion, as well as teacher certification. During my junior year, in 1974-75, I participated in a junior year abroad program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Following graduation in 1976, I returned to Israel, becoming a full resident in 1978. In July 1978 I began studying at Machon Meir, a Jerusalem yeshiva for newly religious observant Jews. A year later I married Ora, a ‘Sabra’ from Tel Aviv. In 1981 we moved to Kiryat Arba, where we lived for 17 years. Our family includes seven children and many grandchildren. In September, 1998, a week after the terrorist murder of Rabbi Shlomo Ra’anan, we moved to Beit Hadassah in Hebron. I began working with the Jewish Community of Hebron in 1994 and served as the international spokesman for the community for 21 years, granting newspaper, television and radio interviews internationally. I’ve written hundreds of columns, posted on internet and appearing on websites and in newspapers around the world. I published a booklet of questions and answers about Hebron, titled, “Breaking the Lies.” Additionally I acted in the capacity of community photographer for over 17 years. I’ve has published several ebooks of his photographs and articles, available on Amazon. My blogs on the Jerusalem Post and at IsraelNational News have been read by over a half a million people. Presently director of DavidWilder.Org, I represent and assist several organizations, including the Neve Avraham ChildrenTreatment Center in Kiryat Arba-Hebron. I continue to conduct tours of Hebron’s Jewish Community and speaks to numerous groups in Hebron and occasionally travel abroad, speaking at various functions, explaining the true realities of today’s Israeli-Arab I particularly enjoy dealing with diverse groups, including interfaith delegations, from around the world.
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