The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy

27-Aug-2007

Institutionalized Treason

Filed under: Democratic MethodsRepresentationBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 7:52 am

It has been reported that left-wing extremists and Palestinian Arabs destroyed thousands of grape vines belonging to local Jews in Samaria yesterday.

This would never have happened if Israel had a truly Jewish government. It is precisely the anti-Jewish character of Israel’s government that encourages leftwing extremists (and Arabs) to destroy Jewish property—and with the obvious intention of eradicating Judaism in all of Eretz Israel.

We see here further evidence of the civil war mentioned in a previous article of mine—The War Between Jews and Jews. (more…)

25-Aug-2007

מלחמת היהודים ביהודים

Filed under: Supreme Court/JudicialOslo/Peace ProcessIsrael's NationalsHebrew — eidelberg @ 7:05 am

מלחמת היהודים ביהודים

מאת: פרופ' פול איידלברג

בתלמוד הבבלי (מס' פסחים דף מט ע' ב') כתוב כי שנאתם של עמי-ארצות לתלמידי חכמים גדולה משנאתם של גויים את עם ישראל. בזוהר הק' (שמות ז:ב) מופיע כי בקץ הימים, יהיו רשעים מזרע ישראל שיכרתו ברית עם שונאי ישראל.

יהודים אלו הפכו לאליטה השלטת במדינה. למרות היותם מיעוט קטן (אולטרה-חילוני), הם שולטים במרכזי הכוח העיקריים במדינה. והם עושים זאת תוך-כדי מלמול המנטרה של "דמוקרטיה".

בדיוק יהודים כאלו הם שהחדירו בערמה את הסכמי אוסלו או ההסכם בין ישראל לפת"ח. יהודים מסוג זה הם אלו שחוקקו והוציאו לפועל את מדיניות "ההתנתקות החד-צדדית", לשון נקייה לבגידה. וכדי שלא יאשימו אותי ב"קיצוניות", הבה נזכיר לעצמנו כמה עובדות, ונתחיל ביוסי ביילין, לפנים ה"פודל" של שמעון פרס. (more…)

The War Between Jews and Jews

Filed under: Supreme Court/JudicialOslo/Peace ProcessIsrael's Nationals — eidelberg @ 5:10 am

The Babylonian Talmud (Pesachim 49b) states that Jewish ignoramuses are greater anti-Semites than gentiles. The Zohar (Exodus 7b) declares that in the “end of days,” certain wicked Jews will become the allies of Israel’s enemies.

Such Jews have become Israel’s ruling elites. Although they comprise a small (ultra-secular) minority, they control the major levers of power in this country. And they do so while intoning the mantra of “democracy.”

It was precisely such Jews that foisted the Oslo or Israel-PLO Agreement on Israel. The same kind of Jews enacted and implemented the policy of “unilateral disengagement”—a euphemism for treason. Lest I be accused of “extremism,” let us recall some facts, beginning with Yossi Beilin, Shimon Peres’s erstwhile ��poodle.” (more…)

24-Aug-2007

How it should be

Filed under: US & Global PolicyBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 9:31 pm

Authorship unknown.

Would’t it be great to turn on the TV and hear any U.S. President, Democrat or Republican, give the following speech?

My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of the Iraq regime has been completed.

Since Congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in Iraq is complete.

This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces from Iraq. This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to begin the reckoning. (more…)

22-Aug-2007

Four Questions About Israeli Democracy

Filed under: Democratic MethodsPoliticiansBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 5:44 am

Edited transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, August 20, 2007.

Four questions need to be answered:

1. What gives Israel the reputation of being a democracy?

2. Who profits from this reputation?

3. Does Israel deserve this reputation?

4. Does Israel’s democratic reputation undermine Judaism?

Simply stated, what gives Israel a reputation for being a democracy is periodic multiparty elections. Since democracy is today’s standard of what is good and bad, Israel’s ruling elites—politicians and judges, academics and journalists—profit from Israel’s democratic reputation. (more…)

21-Aug-2007

Churchill—The Gathering Storm

Filed under: Islam & ArabBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 4:38 am

From Winston Churchill

Ponder how the democracies are appeasing Islam and betraying Israel. Ponder how the democracies appeased Hitler and betrayed Czechoslovakia. Then read this head note from Churchill’s book, The Gathering Storm:

“It is my purpose … to show how easily the tragedy of the Second World War could have been prevented; how the malice of the wicked was reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous; how the structure and habits of democratic states … lack those elements of persistence and conviction which alone give security to humble masses; how even in matters of self-preservation, no policy is pursued for even ten or fifteen years at a time. We shall see how counsels of prudence and restraint may become the prime agents of mortal danger; how the middle course adopted from desires for safety and a quiet life may be found to lead direct to the bull’s-eye of disaster.”

“Do not follow the majority to do evil”

Filed under: Democratic MethodsJudaism — eidelberg @ 3:48 am

Some years ago I came across an essay “The Jewish Government” by Rabbi Meir Kahane (z”l). Commenting on Exodus 23:2—“Do not follow the majority to do evil”—Rabbi Kahane said that “transgressing a law passed by the evil is a mitzvah.” He explains as follows:

A majority which contests Torah law, the only law of the Jewish People, is no majority. Those who contest Torah law are lawbreakers when they decide to oppose the law of the Jewish People and to forbid that which is required and to require that which is forbidden. It is they who undermine the rule of law and disturb the peace. It is they who bring tragedy and Divine punishment upon the Jewish People. If the government or a Jewish king establishes a law or decree against Torah law, the laws of G‑d, we are duty-bound to reject it. (more…)

20-Aug-2007

Prof. Eidelberg on Middle East Radio Forum

Filed under: Democratic MethodsElectorate/DemographicsRepresentationThe Media — eidelberg @ 5:24 am

Courtesy of  Free Republic.

Posted 15 August, 2007 by Mike Baker.

Through a chain of events and people I have met online, I became aware of the Middle East Radio Forum (MERF), hosted by Attorney William J. Wolf, based in Phoenix. I have listened from time to time, as most of the time we are out and about Sunday at noon.

Friend Dr. Steve Carol, retired historian, sent out an email imploring his email list to listen this past Sunday, August 12. I was home, so I did. I am very glad I did.

The guest was Professor Paul Eidelberg with the The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy, interviewed from Israel. The topic was “The lack of leadership in Israel and is a two-state solution possible?” (more…)

19-Aug-2007

Judicial Aspects of Torah Governance

Filed under: JudaismGOVERNMENT BRANCHES — eidelberg @ 5:20 am

Israel is commonly regarded as the “only democracy in the Middle East,” and so it is compared to its despotic Arab neighbors—a fact hardly worthy of boasting about. But how does Israeli governance today stand vis-à-vis Torah governance? To answer this question, I shall limit myself to certain judicial aspects of Torah governance.

The judicial and highest organ of Torah governance is the Great Sanhedrin. (See Deut. 17.11.) Consisting of seventy-one judges, this extraordinary institution combines judicial and legislative powers and may even bring the king to justice on a suit brought against him by any private citizen.

When there is no king, the President of the Great Sanhedrin exercises the king’s powers. The President excels, and is recognized as excelling, all in wisdom and understanding. (more…)

A Vital Message

Filed under: BELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 3:52 am

To the People of Israel:

● You know that we Jews are facing an existential crisis.

● You know that this crisis is not merely the result of our external enemies.

● You know that this crisis is also the result of our mendacious and treacherous Government—a Government that cries “peace, peace” knowing there is no prospect of peace whatsoever with Israel’s jihadic enemies. (more…)

16-Aug-2007

The Temple and Torah Zionism

Filed under: JudaismZionism/Nationalism — eidelberg @ 6:15 am

In a previous article I pointed out that Jewish control of the Temple Mount, Israel’s holiest site, is a fundamental precondition of uncontested Jewish control of Jerusalem and, eventually, of Jewish sovereignty over the Land of Israel. Moreover, Jewish control over the Temple Mount will restore to the Jewish people the esteem of the nations and enable Israel to fulfill its historical mission: to declare from Jerusalem—from Zion—G‑d’s sovereignty in the world.

It needs to be emphasized that the first concern of any statesman worthy of the name is national unity. But that is precisely what the Temple symbolizes for the Jewish people. Let us recur to Joshua Berman’s The Temple, to clarify the Temple’s vital significance. (more…)

The Beginning and End of Democracy

Filed under: Democratic MethodsEthicsJudaism — eidelberg @ 5:58 am

Transcript of the Eidelberg Report, Israel National Radio, August 13, 2007.

As is widely known, democracy had its origin in classical Athens. What could be more democratic than an Assembly whose members are chosen by lot? And yet, to be a member of the Athenian Assembly one had to an Athenian—a person exhibited loyalty to Athenian beliefs and values. If Israel was ruled by Athenian standards, there would be no Arab members in the Knesset.

Nor would Israel have a Supreme Court that fosters sexual perversions and pornography. The Athenian attitude toward sexuality was very different from that which prevails in democracies today. (more…)

15-Aug-2007

Democracy in Israel

Filed under: Democratic MethodsDomestic PolicyEthics — eidelberg @ 7:00 am

Professor Hillel Weiss, who teaches Jewish literature at Bar-Ilan University, was present at eviction of two Jewish families from Hevron’s Shalhevet neighborhood on August 7. A cameraman witnessed a private exchange the professor had with the Hevron Brigade Commander Yehuda Fuchs, and asked the professor what they spoke about. “I said I hoped his mother will be bereaved, his wife will be a widow and his children orphans,” Weiss responded.

The reporter, employed by Ynet, distributed the video to all of Israel’s news channels.

More or less ignored was the fact that Professor Weiss made the statements while watching his daughter, son-in-law and their six kids forcibly evicted from their home in Hevron’s old marketplace. (more…)

American Solutions for Winning the Future

Filed under: PoliticiansUS & Global PolicyLetters — eidelberg @ 6:24 am

It’s time for substantive dialogue and positive solutions—this is one of the finest presentations you may have seen or heard.

P. Eidelberg


 

 

August 11, 2007

 

Dear Paul,

I want to share with you some thoughts about my speech at the National Press Club this week.

I used the speech to talk about how our current political system is broken. Stymied by negative attack ads, blind partisanship and 30-second sound-bites, our presidential debates do not allow for serious dialogue. (more…)

14-Aug-2007

Profile Without Courage Revisited

Filed under: Oslo/Peace ProcessPoliticians — eidelberg @ 7:04 am

Thirteen years ago, more precisely on August 5, 1994, I published an article entitled “Profile Without Courage.” The article contrasts the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to Yasser Arafat’s calling for a jihad against Jerusalem while referring to the Israel-PLO Agreement as a “temporary” affair. Here is what I wrote, in part:

“Only the benighted were surprised by Arafat’s brazen violation of that agreement, which requires the PLO to renounce terrorism and recognize the State of Israel. Now, what would a courageous and honorable Prime Minister do in response to Arafat’s war cry? This and only this: He would renounce his Government’s agreement with the PLO as no longer binding and resign. Unsurprisingly, Rabin did nothing more than blink…. (more…)

Futility of Negotiating With Muslims (Hebrew)

Filed under: Islam & ArabHebrew — eidelberg @ 6:14 am

בס"ד

 

 

חוסר התועלת בניהול משא ומתן עם מוסלמים

 

פרופ’ פול איידלברג

 

 

מאז ומתמיד טענתי כי ניהול משא ומתן עם מוסלמים הנו עיסוק עקר וחסר תועלת, וכי המושג של "פתרון קונפליקטים" בו עוסקות פקולטות למדעי המדינה בארצות הברית, באירופה ובישראל, הנו מושג זר ומוזר למנטליות האיסלמית.

 

גרגורי מ. דיוויס מגיע למסקנה זהה בספרו הנקרא "מלחמתו של האיסלם בעולם" (2006). הוא מנתח את שלושת המקורות של האיסלם – הקוראן, ה"סירה" (חייו של מוחמד), וה"חדית" (מנהגיו של מוחמד) – ומוכיח כי העימות הקיים בין האיסלם למערב הוא בלתי-פתיר.

(more…)

12-Aug-2007

Israel and the Nations

Filed under: The DiasporaBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 5:55 am

“In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.” These words of Rabbi Hillel apply to a nation no less than to an individual. They apply especially to Israel, to the Jewish people who, for 2,000 years, have been vilified, persecuted, and decimated by the nations of this world.

Israel is alone. Consider her present situation. Democratic America, like democratic Europe, is committed to a Palestinian state—an inevitable Arab dictatorship on Israel’s doorstep. Democratic America, like democratic Europe, is bent on forcing Israel back to her indefensible 1949 borders. Democratic America and democratic Europe are supplying Islamic dictatorships with sophisticated military equipment, which can only facilitate the demise of “democratic” Israel. (more…)

09-Aug-2007

The New $1 Coin

Filed under: US & Global PolicyBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 1:51 am

Dear friends and hasty detractors:

Those of us who see and feel the widespread disregard of America’s founding principles; those of us who have striven so hard and so long to restore the American political tradition; and those of us who have read Samuel Huntington’s recent book, Who Are We?—yes, we were dismayed by the new one dollar coins, and we reacted accordingly. Now we are informed of the following:

“An unknown number of new George Washington dollar coins were mistakenly [sic] struck without their edge inscriptions, including ‘In God We Trust.’” (more…)

“In God We Trust” is gone…

Filed under: US & Global PolicyBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 1:42 am

[Editor’s note: Thanks to Paul Lightfoot for pointing out that the U.S. Mint is inscribing “In God We Trust” on the edge of the new coin. See The United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Program for more information.]

The Urban Legends Reference website also commented on this issue in June 2007.


Authorship unknown.

It’s gone!!

New $1 coin

You guessed it—“In God We Trust” is gone!!! (more…)

07-Aug-2007

Double Treachery

Filed under: Oslo/Peace ProcessBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 5:01 am

We know—never mind the number—we know what Olmert and his minions are up to. We know they would rather be ruled by Arabs than by real Jews, faithful Jews, Jews of the Covenant. We know about the double treachery of the Olmerts, the Baraks, the Livnis, the Tamirs, and the other Peresites who hate that Covenant.

We know why they have given away Jewish land to our enemies, why they refrain from destroying our enemies, why they have emasculated our army, why they have sapped the will of our people to prevent the impending disaster. They do not want the Jewish people to rise, rebel, and eliminate the enemy within—Israel’s own government! (more…)

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