Behold I am laying a stone for a foundation in Zion, a sturdy stone, a precious cornerstone, a secure foundation. Let the believer not expect it soon. I shall use judgement as a measuring line, and righteousness as a plumb bob. Hail will sweep away the shelter of deceit and water will wash away the refuge [of falsehood]. And your covenant with death will be annulled, and your compact with the grave will not be binding; Whenever it passes through it will take you….
Israel, once the staunch opponent of capitulation to terrorism, has again lost it’s way and will succumb to calls to do whatever it takes to ‘give peace a chance’. The Israeli government has negotiated for the release of Gilad Shalit. And the price is very high. Israel has agreed to release 1,074 terrorist from it’s prisons in order for 1 brave IDF soldier to be released. My good friend Asher tells me it is a good thing. It shows the world that the Jewish people place a high value on life, that the life of one Jew is worth more than 1,000 terrorists.
I commend his viewpoint in principle. One good Jew is definitely worth more than 1000 murdering terrorists on any day, even a bad one. However the issue is far more complex than some philosophical axiom. In the real world the swap brings out many emotions and problems that cannot be smoothed over by well spoken words that speak to our better nature, but do nothing to alleviate the huge moral issue that arises from it. From my own perspective, I feel that the issues of Justice and Equity being trampled upon by a government that has few real choices, given it’s proclivity to reject the Torah and God.
Among the terrorist are murderers and kidnappers of Jewish men. women, children and IDF soldiers. Were is the justice for their dead loved ones? How is it that murdering terrorist go free by the hand of the Israeli government, but that the justice and rights of Jews are trampled upon on a regular basis? Fortunately, their is a huge out cry coming forth from the victim families and even the soldiers themselves.
Arutz Sheva reports that Active Duty and Reserve soldiers from elite counter-terrorism units who risked their lives during previous missions to capture terrorists submitted a petition to the Netanyahu government protesting the wholesale release of terrorists in exchange for the release of kidnapped Gilad Shalit after six years in Hamas captivity.
“We, soldiers past and present, vehemently oppose return of terrorists to their homes, which undermines years of work and raises the overall risk of soldiers being killed in the line of duty,”We are very hurt by the cabinet’s attitude on this matter, and the next time we soldiers are asked to stop terrorists again we will have to think twice about whether it is worth risking our lives to capture killers who will only be released again. We the undersigned demand that the State of Israel not release murderers we will only have to risk our lives yet again to capture later in our service, “We note, that according to the sequence of the deal to release Gilad Shalit, which was revealed today, 450 murderers with blood on their hands will be released, in addition to 550 other prisoners, for the release of one kidnapped soldier.”
It seems to me that the Israeli government’s actions to release known killers into society violates the principles of justice and will only increase terrorism, murder, crime, ect, ect… On top of it all some of Israel’s most elite soldiers have basically threatened a backlash if the deal goes through. It is becoming more and more obvious that Secular Israeli government is unfit to lead the Jewish People and is more interested in pleasing it’s gentile masters who have no love for Jews or anything Jewish.
While my heart goes out to the Shalit family, Israel cannot sacrifice the security of the nation for one man. as a soldier, I believe Gilad Shalit would agree.
As the prophet tells us, “..your covenant with death will not stand….it [DEATH] will overtake you…” This deal, and all subsequent deals that operate outside of the framework of the Torah are destined to doom. Several israeli leaders have already warned of the terrible consequences Israel will pay. More innocent blood will be spilled. Death will overtake Israel because it failed to stand for whats right. It is said that the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing hoping for a different result. In this way, Israel is INSANE. It’s time for real significant change in Israeli society. Israelis must elected real leaders and throw out the pretenders. Only then will Israel’s house be strong.