As we prepare for Yom Kippur
and begin the new year, one wonders what surprises await us - or are we capable of being surprised anymore.
In just the two weeks before and after Rosh Hashana, we were witness to events which would have been the equivalent of a political/social earthquake a generation ago.
Israeli artists proudly displayed a play."Foxtrot" which (once again) pushed the IDF into the world arena with the badge of shame for all to ridicule and hate.
Mission accomplished - once again.
When the minister of culture and sport, Miri Regev announced that Israel will not fund such displays of disgrace and self-loathing, the usual pack of "freedom of speech" wolves raised their howl.
No surprises here.
Three Israelis were murdered in the town of Har Adar which lies just inside the liberated areas of 1967. It is a beautiful, affluent town which houses Avrum Burg, a prominent Israeli politician who made his way from the head of the Jewish Agency and speaker of the Knesset to the Communist party. There he could help the Arabs and protect them from the vicious immoral Jews.
He feels at home in Har Adar.
The residents hire lots of Arabs from the "occupied territories" and treat them like family (as long as they don't move next door).
It was a terrible shock then when of their "family" who was employed by them for many years and daily shared coffee and chatted with them, decided to kill as many of them as he could. He only managed to kill three. He was not able to reach the kindergarten nearby.
Well, partial success.
Indeed his success will win his family glory and cash for life, compliments of our "peace partners" in the Palestinian Authority that we created. His daughter accused BIBI of forcing her father to do it...
Is this becoming a little too complicated?
This week the PA was accepted by the UN as a member of the Interpol. These are the guys who are supposed to track down terrorists.....
Did I say it is complicated..?
Yesterday, there was a large gathering at Gush Etzion celebrating fifty years of Israel's liberating the heartland of our history in the miraculous Six Days war in which the Arabs swore to throw Israel to the sea. (there were no "occupied" territories then to complain about)
The supreme court judges were invited to this major event as they always are to official government ceremonies.
They refused to attend. It was too "political."
In defending their decision, "thinkers" on the Left compared the ceremony to another one that might be controversial.
Suppose the Left (or a Left-wing government) organized a celebration of the anniversary of "Oslo" (which brought Arafat to our homeland, armed him, gave away huge areas of the cradle of our civilization and saw thousands of murdered Jews in its wake…) In the language of "Newspeak," this is what is defined as a perfect comparison.
Now, can the new year hold any surprises for us?
Yes, if they do teshuva.
Now that would a surprise!
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Sunday, October 8.
Depart at 9:30 from the Inbal hotel
Visit the remodeled Ammunition Hill and see the "double presentation" about the events on this site that determined the fate of Jerusalem in the Six Day War.
Picnic lunch in the woods of "Oz Vegaon" in Gush Etzion in the sukkah of the "Women in Green”
Visit the spectacular new presentation at Kfar Etzion. Four rooms, one and a half hours of total immersion in drama and heroism.
Cost is 180 shekels which includes
All entrance fees
All entrance fees