The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy


Coup d’etat

Filed under: Democratic MethodsDomestic PolicyEthics — eidelberg @ 5:32 am

To High Ranking Officers of the Israel Defense Forces:

Whereas Prime Minister Ehud Olmert decided to release more than four hundred Arab terrorists (without even demanding the release of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who was captured in a cross border raid by members of several Palestinian terrorist organizations on 25 June 2006);

Whereas Mr. Olmert, contrary to appeals of reserve IDF battalion commanders and soldiers, approved the shipment of two million bullets for AK-47 assault rifles and 50 advanced Russian armored carriers to the Palestinian (terrorist) Authority in Judea and Samaria;

Whereas, despite the daily missile attacks on Sderot resulting from Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza, Mr. Olmert is committed to Israel’s withdrawal from Judea and Samaria, including Eastern Jerusalem;

Whereas this withdrawal will not only expose all cities in Israel to missile attacks, but will also entail the expulsion of as many as 200,000 Jews from their homes in Judea and Samaria, which expulsion cannot but demoralize the people of Israel lead to Israel’s demise;

Whereas the two parties in the Olmert Government, Shas and Israel Beiteinu, have refrained from resigning from, and thereby toppling, the Olmert government despite its suicidal policy of surrendering Jewish land to the implacable enemies of the Jewish people;

Whereas more than 90 percent of the people of Israel have no confidence in the Olmert government and live in anxiety about the future of their country;

The undersigned, a citizen of Israel and a former officer in the United States Air Force, wonders whether there is any general officer in the IDF—concerned about the lives of his soldiers and of Israel’s survival—has enough courage to seek an audience with Mr. Olmert and urge him to resign from his premiership lest further disasters lead to a military coup.