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The Leadership Challenge - Remaining True to a Unified Israel

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 12, 2013 at 16:16

Since this reader is of the goyim and a mere observer at best of Israeli politics, what is observed from this perspective is that neither Netanyahu nor Danon, nor many of their predecessors, seem to have a full grasp of what is at stake for Israel if that nation's position with the rest of the world is not fully understood. Still, Netanyahu may be in a better position than Danon from a position of experience.

One might ask: how does an outsider have the unmitigated temerity to proffer such a thing when obviously there appears a lack of outsider understanding?

When Hertzl was advocating a Jewish homeland to his generation, was he not an outsider and didn't the Arab consortiums do all they could to prevent such an occurrence and could not? Then came 1948; not necessarily at the right moment for humanity, but spot on for the Jewish nation and the people that were there at that time.

Israel finds herself at a critical juncture in the world scheme of things and it is evident the polarity of opinions of just what Israel must do is as fractured as a clay pot dropped from a second story window; and who will put it together? Anyone who knows this reader's proclivities towards the Hebrew Holy Writ know that there is an answer; but who can know it?

Those who know Danon's ability to lead and his ability to function in any capacity from the background have yet to answer what Danon would do were he in Netanyahu's seat. They only know the rhetoric. Israel is at the threshold of war with just about everyone and with little assurances that they will not be blamed for inciting the next round of intifada that will lead to world wide conflict (it is coming).

Who of Danon's camp thinks he can ameliorate the situation? With only a lieutenant's rank in the military, does his dossier offer his ability to defend Israel in the face of indefensible odds without seeking a greater position of defense? When that time arrives, will Danon lock arms with Netanyahu in true defense of Israel; or will they square off with each other before squaring off against the enemy?

We know this will be approaching soon since the secularists' agenda running in the background is driven to accomplish just that situation to get their version of an Israeli land without the religious context. To that end, that is also exactly what Israel's enemies want since they have never been able to wrest the land away from Israel as long as the religious implications of the Holy Writ remain intact.

That will remain true, whether Netanyahu, Danon, or whoever retains or attains the top post in Israel.

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