Johnny-come lately Jews (REVISED)
Wednesday evening’s prayer event at the Kotel (Western Wall) is expected to attract tens of thousands from around the country. Organizers report 1,000 buses will transport people to Jerusalem’s Old City from across Israel. [Watch it here]
There are only 8000 Jews in the whole of Gaza, but, at this moment "tens of thousands" of us are wailing at the kotel begging God to harden the heart of Sharon, so that he does not send out the nation.
What a sorry bunch of Johnny-come-lately Jews, happy to congregatete at the kotel at the very last minute, but not willing, over the last 30 years, to do the difficult work of actually moving to Gaza.
Don't you, of the orange olam, wish that we had "tens of thousands" living in Gaza, in long-established homes, instead of caterwauling, tonight, at the kotel?
And the fact that the great majority of tonight's petitioners do not live in Gaza is significant, for this reason: In the final analysis, the withdrawal isn't proceeding because Sharon is venal or because God has foesaken Gush Katif, or for any of the other clever explanations the NRP and their fellow travllers have invented. The withdrawal is proceeding because only 8000 people live in Gaza, and the overwhelming majority of Israelis no longer wish to perish - or to let their children perish - in defense of 8000 people who don't know enough to come in from the cold.
If the Johnny-come-lately Jews were, in their tens of thousands, living in Gaza the calculations of their fellow Israelis would surely be different.
[Of course it is heartwarning to see Jews pray together. I am just noting with disapointment, that Gaza is being dismantled for one reason -not enough Jews live there- and not for the many bogus reasons others give. Anyway, I don't want my heart warmed. I want the orange olam to admit that this is their fault and their failure. Had they done a better job of selling Gaza, had they practiced what they now preach and actually moved to Gaza, the withdrawal would not now be underway. The fault, dear fellows, isn't in the stars or in Sharon, but in ourselves]