Skip to comments.Arabs are NOT the Problem
Posted on 11/15/2007 7:37:35 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator
Israeli politicians are busy 24 hours a day trying to solve the "Arab problem". Deals are made, complicated agreements are signed and dangerous risks are taken. In an effort to make the Arabs happy; terrorists are released, Jews are kicked out of their homes, shuls and yeshivot are smashed and billions of dollars are taken from Jewish poor and given to the "Palestinians".
After all has been said and done, there is still no peace. Want to know why??? Because all of these efforts are going towards a problem that simply does not exist. There is NO Arab problem in Israel -- period! A Jewish problem? Oh yes, that there is; but not an Arab one.
Let me give you some numbers. These numbers are 100% real and can be confirmed. They come from Dr Michael Wise, co-author of "The Arab Population in the West Bank and Gaza -- The Million Person Gap". Recently, Moshe Feiglin, chairman of Manhigut Yehudit, and I sat with Dr Wise. The discussion was fascinating.
At the present time, there are 1.4 million Arabs living in Judea and Samaria, 1.0 million in Gaza and another 1.35 million living throughout the rest of Israel. This brings the total to 4.75 million. In those same areas there are a total of 5.7 million Jews. That means that Jews outnumber the Arabs: 5.7 million to 4.75 million.
In Jerusalem, there are 230,000 Arabs compared to 460,000 Jews. (That's double!) Of these 230,000 Arabs, only 7,000 of them have full Israeli citizenship. The remaining Arabs (223,000) have a "blue identity card" which entitles them to vote for the mayor of Jerusalem and to receive National Insurance (Bituach Leumi) benefits but does not allow them to vote in national Knesset elections.
If you are worried about birthrate, it is interesting to note that in 1995 the Jews living outside of YESHA had 80,000 babies while the Arabs had 36,000 babies. In 2006 in those same areas, the Jews had 108,000 babies while the Arabs once again had 36,000. This clearly shows that, thank G-d, it's the Jews in Israel that are having far more babies!
What all this means is that any way you look at it, Jews are the majority in Israel. Even today, including Gaza, we are 55% of the population in the country. While it would be wonderful to be 95% - and eventually 100% - that is still good news! Think about this: Jews existed throughout history while being the overwhelming minority in every land in which they lived. Jews thrived spiritually - and many even financially - while being tiny little minorities. Today in the United States, for example, there are 300 million people; only 5.2 million of them are Jews. That translates to less than 2%. Imagine that -- Jews thriving (for the most part), building businesses, buying nice homes, living comfortable lives and all this while being less than 2% of the general population!
If Jews can succeed at 2% why do we worry when we are 55%? Israeli leaders today act as though we are the minority. They beg the Arabs for love. They kneel down before the Palestinians as slaves before their master. They give them land, money, weapons, free their terrorist prisoners, educate their kids and give them everything they ask for.
Why is this done? As I wrote at the top of this article it's not because of the Arabs. It's because of a very small handful of leftist Jews who have a strangle-hold on the leadership of the country. This very tiny group holds Israel hostage. They control the media, the army, the courts, the educational system and to a large degree, the economy as well.
This is what needs to be changed! Stop worrying about the Arabs. I assure you that strong, Jewish faith-based leadership will show them who is boss and stop them from harassing us. We must focus on the positive! We must concentrate on the fact that most Jews in Israel want a true, Jewish state.
A recent poll was taken in Israel asking the Jews who live here if they consider themselves "Jews" or "Israelis" and a whopping 80% answered "Jews"!!! Do you understand what that means? It means that 80% are proud of their heritage, 80% know why they are living in Israel and 80% want to pass this on to their children. The problem is that the 20% minority runs the country!!!
Let us stop making believe what the problem is and target our efforts at the one thing that needs to be changed; the leadership of the State of Israel. Shimon Peres and Yossi Beilin have poisoned our Promised Land long enough. The time has come to grab the reigns of leadership away from the 20% whose sole desire is to turn Israel into a Hebrew speaking Singapore. We are much more than that.
For 2,000 years we dreamed of returning to our land. We prayed towards Jerusalem, cried over the destruction of the Holy Temple and yearned to kiss the holy ground. What has happened to that dream? Has it been hijacked by the two Ehuds -- Olmert and Barak?
I, for one, have not given up on that dream and I know that most Jews haven't either. All we need is strong leaders who base their ideology on Jewish values and concepts. A strong and mighty IDF. An educational system that teaches every Jew in the country -- via love and tolerance -- about his/her heritage and traditions. A proud government that feeds its poor, houses its young couples, rewards its Jewish workers and takes care of its old and sick. Forget about the new Arafat, named Abbas, who wears a tie. He can wear a tuxedo for all I care. He is not the problem.
Jewish leadership is the only answer because it zeroes in on the main problem. May Hashem help us bring this dream of new leadership to fruition.
Muslims, and, as this article implies, leftist elements in every non-Islamic society.
These are people who are not willing to call a spade a spade and CONTINUE to blame Islamofascists, Islamic extremists, and generic terrorists when in very fact the problem and issue is GENERIC ISLAM. If they are not a part of the terrorist problem, they support it by their inaction and tacit approval.
And you are correct, a Christian Arab is no more of a problem than any other non-Muslim and a Muslim Bosnian or Albanian is every piece as much of a problem as an Afghan or Arab Muslim.
As time goes on and more Arab states get nuclear weapons, the idea of the israeli population approaching 100% virtually guarentees Israel will be nuked. It is an unfortunate but thoroughly predictable outcome.
The Jews thrived when they were on overwhelming minority? Glossed over some unfortunate events there.
The article is about the situation in Israel, not the world at large. And unfortunately, Arab chr*stians tend to be every bit as anti-Jewish and anti-Israel as Arab moslems are. I wish it weren't true but it is.
I'd never post such an article.
Also, the names of Shmuel Sackett and Manhigut Yehudit should have made the orientation of the article plain.
Here's their web site. Why not ask to be added to their mailing list?
He needs to bone up on his math; 1 million plus 1.35 million plus 1.4 million equal 3.75 million Arabs in Israel, NOT the 4.75 million Arabs he erroneously writes.
“It means that 80% are proud of their heritage, 80% know why they are living in Israel and 80% want to pass this on to their children. The problem is that the 20% minority runs the country!!!”
What I don’t understand is, if this is true, why are the 80% voting into power the 20% minority who are socialist leftists? I mean if Jews insist on voting the minority of socialists into power, they can hardly complain about living in a socialist anti religious country.
>>An educational system that teaches every Jew in the country — via love and tolerance — about his/her heritage and traditions. A proud government that feeds its poor, houses its young couples, rewards its Jewish workers and takes care of its old and sick.<<
Hmmmmm, you coulda fooled me; that sounds like a Dimmocrat election platform. Could be that the problem is more widespread than a pair of Ehuds? BTW, Ehud, a popular given name in Israel, means “liking, sympathy, support”. How do you say “kick ass and take names” in Hebrew? Maybe its Moishe (as in Dyan). That’d be a nice name for a boy.
1400 years of Stockholm Syndrome...
If only Jews were morally confident enough in own G-d-given mission, they would have the strength of will to beatdown the goyim polluting their midst, and turn them into the dhimmis they should be.
As I was reading the article, I had exactly the same thoughts. What the hell are they complaining about? They have the leadership that they asked for.
Vote in JINO’s and then complain they aren’t truely jewish.
There is no “palestine” nor any so called palestinians but for various conglomerations of predominantly islamist arabs which for whatever God foresaken unknown reason Israel feels compelled to put up with.
I didn’t know that.
Check out Brigette Gabriel. She’a an anti-Muslim Christian Arab and I don;t think she is anti-Jewish.