The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy

13-Nov-2008

The Pathological State of Mankind

Filed under: EthicsDisengagementMulticulturalism/Moral Relativism — eidelberg @ 6:00 am Edit This

In II Samuel 12:1-4, the prophet Nathan teaches the following parable:

There were two men in one city: the one rich, and the other poor. The Rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds; but the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and reared; and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own morsel, and drink of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and it was unto him as a daughter. And there came a traveler unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him, but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come unto him.

The emotions normally evoked by this parable are anger and compassion: anger toward the rich man, compassion for the poor man.

Suppose, however, that upon hearing Nathan’s parable, a person were to evince anger toward the poor man and compassion for the rich man. (more…)

02-Aug-2007

Leibler’s “Libel”

Filed under: Domestic PolicyEthicsDisengagement — eidelberg @ 11:23 pm Edit This

In his op-ed piece [below], “The Looming Haredi Disaster” (The Jerusalem Post, August 1, 2007), Isi Leibler, who supported “disengagement,” has the audacity to bemoan the Haredim for their “anti-Zionism”!

Leibler’s article reveals many gaps in his knowledge of Haredi society, of Torah Judaism, and of Jewish history. A member of our Foundation for Constitutional Democracy pointed out the following shortcomings in Leibler’s article: (more…)

17-Jul-2007

Jordan Troops in West Bank

Filed under: Oslo/Peace ProcessPoliticiansDisengagement — eidelberg @ 6:37 am Edit This

Commentary on the IMRA report below.

Olmert and Jordanian troops in “West Bank”??? Netanyahu also proposed Jordanian troops in Judea and Samaria; and, as Prime Minister, Netanyahu also supplied terrorists with arms to protect Israel against terrorists!

So Netanyahu and Olmert are still mired in the mentality of Oslo—a defeatist policy that demeans the Israel Defense Forces, whose primary purpose, it seems, is to remove Jews from Jewish land. Wasn’t this the inevitable purpose of Oslo, hence of the IDF? (more…)

19-Jun-2007

Discomfiting Questions

Filed under: RepresentationDisengagement — eidelberg @ 1:11 am Edit This

Interviewed last week in The Jerusalem Post, left-wing Professor of Law Uriel Reichman said that Israel’s system of government is seriously flawed.

Left-wing Political Scientist Naomi Chazan said as much of the system in the same newspaper.

Question 1: Is it not strange that two eminent leftists should affirm what the present writer, reputedly a “right-winger,” has been saying for two decades? (more…)

27-May-2007

Only the Truth Can Save Israel

Filed under: Democratic MethodsDisengagement — eidelberg @ 4:07 am Edit This

Opponents of “Disengagement” such as MKs Arieh Eldad, Benny Elon, and Effie Eitan, should hold an international press conference and declare that the Olmert Government is illegitimate, and for two basic reasons.

First and foremost, these gentlemen must state the obvious, that the Olmert Government has failed to protect the lives and property of its citizens—the first object of government. (more…)

26-Mar-2007

Political Asylum

Filed under: DisengagementBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 7:17 am Edit This

It has been reported that more than 7,000 French Jews have signed a petition asking for political asylum in the United States because of anti-Semitism in France.

Perhaps more than 7,000 Jews in Judea and Samaria should sign a petition asking for political asylum in the United States because they may soon suffer the same fate of the 8,000 Jews who were expelled from Gush Katif—a manifestation of anti-Semitism couched in the name of the “unilateral disengagement.”

05-Dec-2006

Is The PM Suffering From A Mental Disorder?

Filed under: Oslo/Peace ProcessPoliticiansDisengagementBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 1:38 am Edit This

[Transcript of the “Eidelberg Report,” Israel National Radio, December 4, 2006.]

In my book Demophrenia, published in 1994, I mention various symptoms of schizophrenia, such as delusions of grandeur, escapism, illogical thoughts, stereotypic behaviors, flattened emotional reactions, and impaired volition. These symptoms obviously exist on a continuum with normal behavior. A World Health Organization study concludes that “schizophrenics, for all their vulnerabilities, are in the full sense responsive social beings like the rest of us.” Still, these “vulnerabilities” result in bizarre behavior, as may be seen in innumerable democratic politicians, including certain Israeli prime ministers.

In saying this, my purpose is not to denigrate them, for their mentality has been conditioned by the democratic mentality of the present era. Instead, I want to warn Israel that the most important political behaviors and policies of their political elites are irrational and destructive. (more…)

18-Oct-2006

Israel’s Degenerate Prime Minister

Filed under: PoliticiansDisengagementBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 3:00 am Edit This

On June 9, 2005, Ehud Olmert revealed what he is made of in a speech to the Israel Policy Forum in New York.

Israel’s government, of which he was the Vice Premier, was then in the process of preparing some 50,000 soldiers and police to implement Sharon’s plan to withdraw from Gaza and expel its 8,000 Jewish residents. Olmert told his New York audience that the withdrawal represents “a remarkable process … that will have an enormous impact on everything that will happen thereafter, in the State of Israel and in the Middle East.” (Did you hear this Messrs. Abbas and Nasrallah?) (more…)

11-Jul-2006

The Betrayal of Israel

Filed under: Foreign PolicyDisengagement — eidelberg @ 5:50 am Edit This

Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, July 10,2006.

In this report I am going to read and comment on excerpts from Haaretz journalist Ari Shavit’s interviews with three men on the issue of “Disengagement” and “Convergence”: former Shin Bet Director Avi Dichter—now Minister of Security; former Chief of General Staff Moshe Lt.-Gen. Moshe Ya’alon; and Meretz chairman Yossi Beilin. I begin with Dichter. (Some excerpts will be paraphrased.)

Minister of Security Avi Dichter: “As head of the Shin Bet I was asked what would happen after the Disengagement and in its wake? I said there would be a dramatic decrease in the number of terrorist attacks and that most of the operations against us would be Qassam attacks and fence attacks. That is exactly what happened. (more…)

25-Jun-2006

Helping the Jewish Refugees Rebuild Their Lives

Filed under: The DiasporaDisengagement — admin @ 6:44 am Edit This

CAMPAIGN LAUNCH: A Message From Friends of Gush Katif

More than ten months after their tragic expulsion from Gush Katif and northern Samaria, most of the expellees still have not received the compensation promised them by the Israeli Government. And, the major American Jewish organizations, as a whole, have ignored their plight and welfare. Since the organized Jewish community is not assisting these needy Jews financially, we as individuals must provide the necessary aid. To that end, and as announced yesterday on the ZOA Middle East Report radio program (available at www.zoaphilly.org), I hereby announce the email launch of the Friends of Gush Katif Jewish Refugee Fund, from which 100% of the dollars raised will go directly to the expellees, through the registered 501C(3) charitable fund, “Friends of Gush Katif.” (more…)

01-May-2006

The Demise of Zionism: What is to Be Done?

Filed under: Democratic MethodsZionism/NationalismDisengagementCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 9:15 pm Edit This

Edited transcript of “The Eidelberg Report”, Israel National Radio, May 1, 2006.

The March 2006 election witnessed the collapse of the Likud and the National Religious Party. This collapse is symptomatic of the demise of twentieth-century Zionism—secular as well as religious. Israel no longer has even the illusion of an ideology. It has become a Kadima society, a chance aggregation of individuals and groups without any ideological bonds.

Jews in Israel are in despair. More than a third did not vote in the March election, and those that did have little confidence in the ruling elites. The government is headed by defeatists, devoid of constructive, Jewish ideas. What can possibly fill this ideological void? To answer this question, we must first understand what has brought us to this miserable condition. (more…)

24-Mar-2006

Heart-rending Destruction of the Synagogues

Filed under: DisengagementPARTIES & PERSONALITIESCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 11:28 pm Edit This

The PowerPoint presentation, referenced below, reveals the heart-rending destruction of the synagogues in Gush Katif. Please view it before reading what follows.

No Puedo Perdonar (slide show hosted by jewishindy.com)

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1. Question: Who is primarily responsible for the desecration of God’s Name and degradation of the Jewish People manifested in the destruction of the synagogues in Gaza’s Jewish communities? (more…)

17-Mar-2006

The Secularization of the Religious Right

Filed under: Democratic MethodsJudaismDisengagement — eidelberg @ 11:42 pm Edit This

All fundamental issues ultimately involve the G-d question. This obviously applies to the issue of “disengagement,” a euphemism for Israel’s withdrawal from Jewish land, the expulsion of countless Jews from their homes, the destruction of their schools and synagogues, and the turning over of this land, with its farms and factories, to the genocidal enemies of the Jewish people.

All this was done under the Evacuation Law. This utterly immoral as well as senseless law manifests a simple fact: in Israel the laws of the State take precedence over the laws of God. What a travesty, for the Jews were the first people in history that refused to worship the State. (more…)

01-Mar-2006

The Fifth and Lowest Form of Democracy

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyDisengagementPARTIES & PERSONALITIES — eidelberg @ 8:26 am Edit This

Proportional representation (PR) is widely regarded as the most democratic system of government. If the electoral threshold is low, PR allows almost any distinct group of voters to win seats in a country’s law-making assembly.

Welcome to Israel. The entire country constitutes a single district and parties win Knesset seats in proportion to votes they receive in a national election. David Ben-Gurion opposed PR. Let’s juxtapose his reasoning (in Israel: A Personal History) and the life-and-death issue of “disengagement.” (more…)

04-Feb-2006

A Treasonous Regime

Filed under: Oslo/Peace ProcessDisengagement — eidelberg @ 8:08 am Edit This

1. To gauge the views of the public, opinion polls are transient and treacherous. Far more reliable are the results of national elections, since these follow three months of campaigning by diverse parties discussing national issues.

2. The paramount issue of the January 2003 election was “Disengagement,” i.e., withdrawal from Gaza—the policy of the Labor Party. There was no other issue that so engaged the public and the media—a media dominated by the Left, that is, by pro-disengagement propaganda.

3. The parties that campaigned against disengagement won 69 seats (and here I am excluding the 15 seats won by Shinui, which opposed unilateral disengagement). This means that that a large majority of the people rejected disengagement despite the media. In fact, the Labor won only 19 seats, by far the lowest in its history.

4. Nevertheless, Ariel Sharon, whose Likud Party won 38 seats campaigning against disengagement, adopted that policy. (more…)

31-Jan-2006

The Phased Strategy to Destroy Israel

Filed under: Oslo/Peace ProcessDisengagement — eidelberg @ 7:02 am Edit This

The day before Prime Minister Menachem Begin went to the Camp David Summit of September 1978, the present writer met and warned him that Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was pursuing a phased strategy to destroy Israel. Sadat put it this way in an interview with al-Anwar on June 22, 1975: “The effort of our generation is to return to the 1967 borders. Afterward the next generation will carry the responsibility.”

The PLO, Egypt’s creation, has been pursuing this phased strategy. Israel’s government knows this. It knows that:

1. Yasser Arafat’s top deputy, Abu Iyad (assassinated in Tunis) declared: “Setting up a Palestinian state on a portion of the soil of Palestine is a phase towards the final objective—to establish a state in all of Palestine” (December 18, 1988, Al-Siyassa, Kuwait daily). (more…)

29-Aug-2005

To Support Elon is to Support the System

Filed under: Knesset/LegislativePoliticiansDisengagement — eidelberg @ 6:30 pm Edit This

Don’t Be Deceived: To Support Elon is to Support the SYSTEM
Disengagement: The Ugly Truth About the Knesset

1. In October 2004, the Knesset passed the unilateral Disengagement bill by a vote of 67 to 45. Amazing, because this Knesset came into existence as a result of the January 2003 election, when parties opposed to unilateral Disengagement won 84 Knesset seats or 70% of the Knesset’s membership. (more…)

26-Aug-2005

Is Israel Being Sold out by its Prime Minister?

Filed under: PoliticiansDisengagement — eidelberg @ 9:02 am Edit This

On December 23, 2003, Ha’aretz’s Baruch Kra published a summary of a video that links the entire Sharon family to a Greek island tourist resort project. If this summary is accurate—and if it isn’t, Ha’aretz can expect a massive libel suit—mass demonstrations should be organized demanding Prime Minister Sharon’s immediate resignation. Here are the main points of the incriminating video. (more…)

22-Aug-2005

Post-Mortem on Gush Katif: Where Do We Go from Here?

Filed under: Party StructuresPoliticiansDisengagement — eidelberg @ 7:49 am Edit This

1. Needless to say, there is plenty blame to go around for the tragedy of Gush Kativ. Gush Katif, whose 800 cows constituted the second largest dairy farm in Israel. Gush Katif, which produced 95% of all Israel’s exports of bug-free lettuce and greens, 70% of all Israel’s exports of organic vegetables, 60% of all Israel’s exports of cherry tomatoes, and 60% of all Israel’s exports of geraniums. Gush Katif, whose total sum of exports from greenhouses was $100,000,000, which is 15% of the total agricultural exports of the whole state of Israel—this Gush Katif is gone—given to Arab terrorists now boasting of their victory over Israel. (more…)

21-Aug-2005

To Religious Cassandras

Filed under: Israel’s SovereigntyDisengagement — eidelberg @ 10:51 pm Edit This

I’m dismayed by the wailings of religious Cassandras. Any sensitive person will deplore if not cry over the tragedy that has befallen the Jews of Gush Katif. Indeed, I for one regard Sharon’s expulsion of these Jews from their homes as the greatest desecration of the God of Israel—a desecration broadcast throughout the world. (more…)

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