Fighting the Good Fight
At the very moment the IDF is engaging Hamas terrorists from Gaza, internal politics in the Knesset somewhat mirror the American experience.
Meaning, political and security operatives in Israel are pressuring Benjamin Netanyahu to sack new minister Itamar Ben Gvir, who has taken a hard line against terrorists.
On the one hand, violence in and around Jenin and Nablus, two notorious Palestinian towns bulging with terrorists, is occupying Israeli forces at the same time they are fighting Hamas in Gaza. It’s the never-ending merry-go-round of terrorism. How sad that the Left is able to try and remove a tough fighter like Ben Gvir.
According to the Jerusalem Post:
“The IDF on Wednesday afternoon fired shells on a Hamas unit engaging in potentially dangerous explosives setting activities near the Gaza border.
“According to the IDF, it detected Hamas units activating a previously planted explosive device near a passing IDF bulldozer which was trying to clear parts of the Gaza border. IDF tank units responded with shelling the position of the attackers.”
A lone rocket landed just inside Israeli territory this week. As is the routine for the Palestinians, they launch attacks as “revenge” for the IDF killing terrorists. On Tuesday, the IDF forces killed the murderers of brothers Hallel Menachem and Yagel Ya’acov Yaniv.
(I think it’s important to name the victims.)
While this is going on, 40 former police officers are “pleading” with Netanyahu to get rid of Ben Gvir, who has no patience with Palestinian terror. If this sounds suspiciously like American counterparts seeking to undermine and eventually destroy Donald Trump…that’s because it is identical. Remember when “former security officials” raised the alarm about Trump and his policies? It turns out many of those trumped-up railings were bogus.
Remember, under both Bill Clinton and Barak Obama, American political operatives were sent to Israel during election seasons to undermine Netanyahu. It was foreign meddling and should not have been tolerated.
Now, Israel’s own security apparatus—to some degree—is undermining the country’s security by rattling sabers at the one guy committed to stopping the murder of Jews. It’s the same thing that would have happened to Zionist firebrand Ze’ev Jabotinsky is he were alive today.
The officials calling for Ben Gvir’s head, so to speak, claim that his actions might spark another intifada! LOL
This is classic propaganda, and a key element in that is blaming the victim. It’s not that Ben Gvir is too tough on the Palestinians, it’s that the Israelis have been too lax.
Never forget this key point in an Age of Deep Propaganda: killers start intifadas, not the victims of intifadas. An Israeli cabinet minister tough on crime and terrorism doesn’t “spark” intifadas (“uprisings”); he seeks to neutralize them, if he’s doing his job.
Apparently, Israeli officials feel that keeping anyone but Muslims off the Temple Mount for 10 days around Ramadan is doing the right thing. In point of fact, it’s weakening their position. Killers only understand one thing: strength and force.
These retired Israelis police officials feel they have to “protect the police from Minister Ben-Gvir.” This is insanity writ large. Again, your protector is not your enemy. Your enemy is your enemy.
Let us hope that certain Israeli policy makers and officials start acting like responsible adults and not left-wing dupes. For the sake of the country.