INTO THE FRAY: Lapid on Gaza – Stupid is as Stupid Does

Head of the Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on July 26, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ???? ???? ?? ???? ???? ????

Jewish Press: In mid-September, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs put out a 2000 word statement, setting out the parameters of Lapid’s alleged “vision”. In it, Lapid states the painfully obvious: “The policy Israel has pursued up until now hasn’t substantially changed the situation… We need to change direction.”  

Accordingly, he asks: “What should we do?”—and answers: “… we need to start a large, multi-year process of economy for security. 

In Lapid’s view, his initiative is a “more realistic version of what in the past was called rehabilitation for demilitarization.” 

In an attempt to forestall any criticism, which he apparently foresaw, he preemptively parried: “There will be experts who tell you that this plan has no chance. The answer is – we never tried. For too long the only two options on the table have been conquering Gaza, or never-ending rounds of violence…[A] serious proposal of “economy for security” in Gaza has never before been put on the table”. 

Lapid is wrong—on both counts!! Read More …

Opinion: Economic enrichment? Pardon my cynicism, but Mahmoud Abbas, unelected president of the PA, has a net worth of $100 million dollars, which sounds like a lot until you hear that his late boss, Yasser Arafat, had a net worth of $1.4 billion. 

Now get ready for the clincher: Ismail Haniyeh, one of the heads of Hamas has a net worth of $3-4 billion and his boss Khaled Mashal is evaluated at $5 billion. There is big money in killing Jews and pretending to be an impoverished people group.

I wonder how much of the $200 million that Joe Biden generously bestowed on the terrorists at the Palestinian Authority actually made it to helping the average Arab?

Speaking of which, for this scam to work, it is important to keep spreading the news in Congress that it is Israel who is causing all the problems. And equally important to pretend we don’t know that the name Palestinian has absolutely nothing to do with any people group.

Palestine, named by the Romans, is a geographical area that means land of the Philistines, named for a group of seafarers from Crete who landed at Gaza (Philistia) and had a definite hatred of the Jews.

The Bible’s Old Testament makes numerous references to the Philistines; for instance, Goliath, the “giant” who fought David, was a Philistine, as probably was Delilah, said to have betrayed Samson by cutting his hair.

So why would Yair Lapid, future Prime Minister of Israel, want to enrich the descendants of Esau? Lapid is the Tel Aviv-born son of the fiercely secular former justice minister Yosef “Tommy” Lapid, who, like his son, also left journalism to enter politics.

It is secular politicians who cannot that recognize Edom is in their midst.

Even though Edom has said,
“We have been impoverished,
But we will return and build the desolate places,”

Thus says the Lord of hosts:

“They may build, but I will throw down;
They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness,
And the people against whom the Lord will have indignation forever.” Malachi 1:4