Falling asleep at the wheel - Part I
(Thanks to Lynn of In Context for reminding me of this speech by Acting PM Ehud Olmert which should be a cause of great concern to all of us in Israel, regardless of one's political and/or religious beliefs).
In a speech delivered a mere 6 months ago, at a dinner for the ultra-leftist Israel Policy Forum, our Acting Prime Minister had the following words to say:
We are tired of fighting, we are tired of being courageous, we are tired of winning, we are tired of defeating our enemies, we want that we will be able to live in an entirely different environment of relations with our enemies. We want them to be our friends, our partners, our good neighbors, and I believe that this is not impossible...
(For an analysis of the entire speech, click here).
Is it any wonder that today, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who has already expressed to the world that he is tired, is in the process of giving away both Jerusalem and Hebron while willfully ignoring the tremendous terror threat that continues to hover over the Jewish State of Israel?!?
I do not know how anyone in Israel can sleep at night knowing that the man leading the country has given up hope; a man who no longer believes in the absolute right of the Jewish People to a Jewish State in the Land of Israel; a man who has lost the will to fight and stand strong for our rights and our lives.
Ehud, if you're so tired, please do us all a favor and go home and allow someone who isn't tired of fighting; who isn't tired of being courageous; who isn't tired of winning and who isn't tired of defeating our enemies to take your place.
Hopefully, there is still someone left in Israel who fits that description.