Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I wonder what will be with Barack Obama?

Before Tzvi Fishman moved to Israel in 1984, he was a successful Hollywood screenwriter. He also wrote one of my favorite books, the delightful “Tuvia in the Promised Land” which takes up where “Fiddler on the Roof” left off.

Fishman now writes a blog on Israel National News called, “Hollywood to the Holy Land”. www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Message.aspx/2420

Back on November 19, 2007, Reb Fishman asked an interesting question, “What will happen to Ehud Olmert?”

At that time, as you may or may not remember, Ehud Olmert was Prime Minister of Israel and was intent on punishing Jews who lived in Judea and Samaria, and was trying as hard as he could to give away parts of Israel to its most dedicated enemies.

In Fishman’s words, Olmert had “… ordered a stop to all settlement, and (was) scheming to divide Jerusalem and surrender all of the heartland of Biblical Israel to murderers, liars and thieves.”

“What will be with Ehud Olmert?” Fishman asked, and then set forth a concise chronicle of what had happened to former Israeli Prime Ministers who had tried to alienate Jews from their homeland.

 Menachem Begin, he noted, razed the Jewish settlement of Yamit and surrendered Sinai to the Egyptians. After that, Begin’s beloved wife passed away and he ended his days a broken man, in a deep and terrible depression.

 Yitzhak Rabin, Fishman noted, had given guns and chunks of the Holy Land to arch terrorist Yasser Arafat. Following that, Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.

 Ariel Sharon -- who to this day lies in PVS (permanent vegetative state) – had his brain destroyed after the disastrous “disengagement” in which he gave Aza to the Hamas terrorists and destroyed settlements in Samaria.

So back in November, 2007, as then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert plotted to divide Jerusalem and turn over Judea and Samaria to our enemies, Fishman wondered: So what will happen to Ehud Olmert?

Well, now we know.

At this writing, Ehud Olmert is in a US hospital undergoing cancer surgery. Not only that, but his corrupt dealings during his political career have not been forgotten. Just the other day, his attorneys petitioned the court to have further hearings on just one of his nefarious schemes delayed while Olmert is hospitalized, but this time the court ruled no, the hearing could no longer be deferred.

Suffering from cancer and knowing that for the rest of his life, however long he lives, he will either be in prison for his misdeeds, or daily facing a cadre of lawyers as he struggles to stay out, Olmert has joined his predecessors. The chickens have come home to roost for Ehud Olmert, too.

Tsk, tsk.

So now I wonder: What will happen to the mighty Barack Obama, as he too tries to savage little Israel, and demands an end to settlements?

You’d think that by now, world leaders would be a little wary, wouldn’t you?

You’d think they could learn from history, even if they’ve never heard of Genesis 12:

“And G-d said to Avram, 'Lech Lecha, Go for your benefit and leave your land, from our birthplace and from your father's home and head for the land that I will show you. And I will transform you into a great nation and I will bless you, and make you well known and you will be a blessing.

And those who bless you, I will bless; and those who curse you, I will curse—and blessing and goodness will come to all the families of the earth, through you."


  1. Three times a day we enjoin the Almighty "..U'lamalshinim al tih'ye tikvah..", ...for the slanderers there should be no hope..
    This has been said throughout the ages for those purportedly of the Jewish faith who have betrayed our people. Today these are represented by such organizations as Peace Now, J Street, and Machsom Watch, and include various presidential advisors and aides, left-wing activists, Noam Chomsky and his followers, and Livni lovers who encourage external pressure to overthrow our government. I wonder if any of these say the daily prayers which include their own self-condemnation.
    Non-Jews such as O'Bama can think what they want based on their own judgment, morality and wisdom, or lack thereof (as long as they hold to previous agreements and commitments). For the Jewish anti-semites there is absolutely no excuse, and save for their nefarious influence we can hold our own. I find it incredible that many of our worst self-incriminating "peace" activists built their own settlements on the ruins on Arab villages.
    Were it not for the efforts on deluded Jewish anti-semites, I am convinced that the idea of a "Palestinian" national movement would never have come to be, and the PLO would have remained strictly a terrorist military organization shunned by the entire western world and banned from its campuses and international forums. It was these people who illogically set out to convince the Arab residents of the West Bank and Gaza of their victimization by Israel. I remember the times before the Intifadas when there was trust, cooperation and freedom of movement for everyone here. That was before the peaceniks managed to convince them that having the highest standard of living of all Arabs in the region wasn't a good reason not to be miserable.
    A final note on the reference to Rabin's assassination: beyond the fact that no such assassination can be justified or encouraged, this event led to a national loss of sanity and free speech for a full decade and beyond. Obviously such an act should never be repeated.

  2. An interesting footnote: we cannot know how many Arabs were descended from Jews who had been forced to convert to Islam...further aggravating the idea of "deluded Jewish anti-semites"

  3. Thanks to Emmy K for the email – and yes, I know that it’s difficult to “comment” on this format, and nearly impossible to join as a ‘follower’. I’m looking for a new blog home.

    But your comment was important.

    Emmy K said, “You showed what Menachem Begin gave away, as well as Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon. But Ehud Olmert didn’t actually give away anything. So why is he suffering?”

    Great question. It’s not that Olmert didn’t try.

    Now we know. Last December, Olmert offered Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) more than any government in the history of Israel had ever offered, in an attempt at getting what he insisted would be a “peace” agreement.

    Recently in a speech in Hertzlia, Olmert said, "At one point, I put everything on the table and offered Abu Mazen (something) that had never been made before, that touched on the core of the conflict and the most heavily emotionally charged issues, the rawest nerves, the historical baggage. I told him, 'Come on, sign.'”

    Abu Mazen said that even Olmert’s insane offer – 98% of the Golan, a generous “right of return” for the allegedly displaced Arabs after the 1948 war, not to mention a part of Jerusalem -- wasn't enough. What did he say? “No. It has gaps.”

    Actually, Abu Mazen never bothered to make a formal reply to Olmert. The “it has gaps” comment came from what he said to news agencies.

    What did Abu Mazen want? One hundred percent of Judea, Samaria and Aza, as well as the portion of Jerusalem ruled by Jordan from 1948 to 1967. He also insisted that Israel free all Arab prisoners, including arch-murderers, and that Israel offer citizenship to millions of Arabs who claim descent from Arabs who fled pre-state Israel during the War of Independence.

    That’s an ‘everything for me, nothing for you’ kind of demand.

    It’s clear that Abu Mazen isn’t interested in negotiating anything. He’s only interested in being given everything he wants, up front. And if that isn’t forthcoming, then what’s the point in talking?

    So, Emmy K. here’s the way I see that. Olmert did everything he could to give away critically important parts of Israel to our enemies.

    The only reason he didn’t do it was the intransigence of our enemies.

    Once again, Israel was saved – not because of our own wise leadership, because Olmert’s offer was pure insanity. Instead, we were saved by the stupidity of our enemies.

    Thank G-d.