Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Multiple Personality Disorder
by: Schvach Yid

It’s weird, but true. Accompanying the April 4th 2008 edition of The New York Jewish Week was an inserted magazine titled Israel at 60. Baruch HaShem the Jewish State of Israel is about to see its 60th birthday – it should enjoy many, many more, for all time, but the jubilation is mixed, as highlighted by this magazine. On the one hand, great articles were provided that celebrate Jewish ‘diversity’ (uch, that word again) in the Holy Land, in two spreads showing olim hadashim in various locations throughout the Jewish State. These can be accessed at: ,
and .

And of course, Jonathan Mark added his literary views on life in current day J’lem at: . Yasher koach!

But, like, oh my Gd, enough of the mag deals with doom and gloom – Jewish Israel throwing in the towel. Similar articles have recently appeared on the Arutz Sheva website. These rants of desperation sound almost suicidal. The ‘analysts’ who come up with this stuff must be nuts.

‘Where do we go from here’; ‘nothing has worked’. Such tzuris. Such limited vision. Such absurd career chasing.

If you want my advice, stick with the positive. Yom Ha’azmaut is on the way. Israel certainly has problems, about which I have posted my unqualified opinions in past blogs, but who in Israel, or elsewhere, is about to take my advice?

Israel likes to feign expertise (I can just imaging Dan Gillerman saying the the United State Secretary of State, 'you know Condi, I'm going to explain something to you'), never playing the international game by the established rules, always pretending to know better (like me!). So be it. So they’re in a rut, having painted themselves into a corner. So all their self-proclaimed high-minded political strategies and academic analyses have failed. So the Arab Moslems who hate us and who insist on annihilating us aren’t so dumb after all. What to do?

Don’t worry; be happy! Yom Ha’azmaut is on the way. Who knows, maybe the Israelis will finally wake up to the demands of life in the international sphere and ‘do what they gotta do’.

It’s not as though they’ve been given a choice.