Today is the New Year for approximately 13 million Jews worldwide.
In our calendar; it is 5766 years since we can trace our Jewish roots, customs, laws and history. All of which emanated within the Middle East: from Mesopotamia (Iraq), to Persia (Iran), to Egypt, to Judea and Samaria (Israel).
Yet; listen to the Palestinians, the Middle Eastern Arabs, the anti-Semitic United Nations and much of the rest of the Israel hating world, and we have no right to our claim for a spit of land called Israel.
It appears that 5766 years isn’t long enough to merit recognition.
From the beginning of the Arab drive in 1947, to eliminate Israel, just one year before the UN declared the Jewish State to be an independent nation, Israel has not had a day of rest.
Whatever Israel could do to accommodate it’s Arab neighbors, short of committing national suicide, it did.
Whatever were the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic policies of the UN, designed to eradicate the Jewish State, Israel nonetheless managed to hang-on.
And now, 5766 years into the history of Israel and the Jewish people, Israel might finally be rounding the corner to security and international acceptance, not for whatever Israel is currently doing, but rather because of what the Arabs are not doing.
In this case, I’m speaking of the Palestinian Arabs who were given Gaza on a platter.
Israel decided that enough was enough, and pulled out of Gaza lock-stock-and-barrel. And now it’s entirely up to the Palestinian Arabs to make something of their independent territory.
For the Palestinian Arabs however, what they are making of this new-found freedom is nothing short of a mess. So much so, that Mahmoud Abbas (President of the Palestinian people) is wringing his hands together in fear and frustration.
Abbas knows that this is it for him and his people. And for the first time ever, neither he nor his Palestinian people can point a finger at Israel for their failure.
If the gun-toting Gaza Palestinian groups continue to act like savages in light of this unbelievable opportunity to govern themselves, there will never be a viable Palestinian state.
Time is not on the Palestinians’ side.
To all of my Jewish readers and listeners: Shana Tova – Happy New Year.
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