I'm afraid existential ennui isn't Israel's main problem
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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Oct 11, 2007 at 11:13
This is a very discouraging article and describes an utterly bizarre situation, given observable history. I can't comprehend Jews not valuing Israel and being Zionist on some level.
I don't think that even a totally united Israel would survive for many more decades, unfortunately, because of demographics -- high Arab birthrates and the demonically clever Arab policy of refusing to integrate Palestinians in their societies.
By keeping Palestinians in squalid limbo, breeding like vermin and (more recently) brainwashed with Moslem fanaticism, the Arab governments are honing the instrument of Israel's destruction that their Soviet-style armies couldn't accomplish.
I don't have an emotional commitment to Israel but I wish it well, particularly in its existential fight with murdering Moslem maniacs (because they are a global and thus also our problem).
I am afraid that this intra-Jewish dissent on Israel/Zionism is the first step toward the dissolution of Israel. As Palestinians become more and more numerous relative to Israelis, the Jewish nature of the democracy will be diluted.
In the same way that fewer Jews are willing to serve in the military, fewer Jews will be willing to even go to Israel and then the less dedicated Israelis will start emigrating.
Meanwhile, through the stupid open-immigration and casually-given citizenship policies of the US and Western governments, our commitment to Israel will fray and ultimately break as people who are either indifferent or actively hostile to Israel flow in and acquire citizenship.
I think in a couple decades there will be a phase something like Apartheid in South Africa, when the toughest Zionists keep it together for a while.
Then they won't be able to do that, and there will be a bloodbath of the Jews that stayed. I don't think there's a Nelson Mandela among the vermin.
Leaving God's unpredictable actions out of it, Israel isn't going to make it.
Jews (and Christians, my team) love to say "God will do X."
I always think (or say) "Really? Are you sure about that?"
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