A comment on the Olmert government’s granting Hamas radio broadcast rights from the Temple Mount.
What does this signify to the Muslim world? It signifies the victory of Islam over Judaism.
The Arab psychological war against Israel has been unrelenting. The obvious aim is to humiliate and demoralize the Jewish people and show the world that Israel is an artificial and transient state.
Indeed, the government has surrendered to the enemy. The general staff knows this. It does nothing because it consists of cowards and careerists.
While the generals rationalize their passivity in terms of democracy, the rabbis rationalize their passivity in terms of Halakha.
And of course there is no opposition party with enough testosterone to lead a public uprising or initiate a coup.
This is the end of the story—unless all patriotic groups concentrate their efforts and resources in toppling (rather than in merely criticizing) the Olmert government and replacing it with an entirely new kind government.