Sharon & Jewish Self-Defense
There can be little doubt that Ariel Sharon has earned the right to be
called the greatest Jew in our long history. This is so because Sharon, unlike
the usual Jewish celebrities, led his men as tank commander into Egypt to within
110 miles of Cairo when, on the 16th of October 1973, he and his men
crossed the Suez canal. It is evident that the utter defeat of the Egyptian army
had resulted in the certainty that the Israelis could have entered Cairo and
flown the Mogen David over Tahrir Square had not the Soviet Union intervened and
the so-called United Nations demanded a cease fire because the Arabs were
The Israelis were able to defend
themselves because Richard Nixon, the Republican President of the United States,
ordered the U.S. armed forces to fly a huge amount of war materiel into Israel.
This decision by Nixon was made over the objection of Henry Kissinger, the
Secretary of State, who wanted to see Israel destroyed. Thereby Kissinger joined
that long list of Jewish apostates who sought private advantage by seeking to
spill the blood of other Jews.
The Yom Kippur war, begun by the Arab
killers on that day, caught the Israelis by surprise because no civilized nation
could imagine that anyone would attack on the holiest day of the Jewish year.
Yet the outcome, at great loss of Jewish lives, led to yet another defeat of the
haters of our day.
Ariel Sharon, although he holds a law
degree, is no super-intellectual. He is a man of action who defended the Jewish
nation his entire life. Born in Kfar Mallah in 1928, he began his military
career in 1945 at age 17. After completing a military training course, Sharon
was appointed a platoon commander and fought in that capacity during the Israeli
War of Independence in 1948-1949. During the battle of Latrun in that war,
Sharon was seriously wounded.
In 1953 Sharon was appointed to lead
an elite commando force which retaliated for Arab terrorism by daring raids
across Israelís borders. This led to his appointment to command a paratroop
brigade during the next war with Egypt in 1956. The next year Sharon studied
military science in England and was then once more promoted to colonel. From
1958 to 1961 he was a member of he general staff, and thereafter rose from one
assignment to another until he became a major general in 1967.
That year saw the Arab hate attack
leading to the Six Day War, in which Israel defeated the combined armies of
twenty Arab countries. Sharon distinguished himself fighting in the Sinai
against Egyptian forces. Assigned to prevent Arab terror inside Israel, Sharon
again distinguished himself.
Sharon entered politics in 1973 but
once more fought the Egyptian attackers when he personally led his troops into
Egypt during the Yom Kippur War.
After that war Sharon was
elected to the Israeli parliament (Knesset or Assembly). Later Sharon formed a
new party devoted to retaining Israelís territory, which was and is partially
occupied by Arabs. Sharon served as Minister of Defense in the Begin
administration, and promoted the invasion of Lebanon by Israel in 1982. This
became necessary because the PLO had settled in Lebanon and was using Lebanon as
a base for terror attacks against Israel.
In 2001, Sharon was elected prime
minister of Israel and was re-elected in 2003. Then, in 2005, Sharon made a huge
mistake. He forced all Israelis to leave the Gaza strip. He evidently believed
that this withdrawal would be seen as a concession by Israel and become an
inducement for the terrorists to discuss an accommodation with Israel concerning
mutually agreed boundaries and an end to violence. Instead, the terrorists have
used the Gaza strip to bombard Israel with rockets while screaming that they
want to kill every Jew living on this globe.
In January 2006, Ariel Sharon suffered
a severe stroke. He has lived in a coma since then.
The significance of Sharonís life is
the evidence that we Jews cannot survive outside this country without weapons.
For centuries the European and Middle Eastern Jews were victimized by both the
Christians and Muslims because we had no means of defending ourselves. This
allowed the Muslims to kill, torture, and persecute Jews at will, since they
occupied the lands of the Middle East in the eighth century. Likewise in Europe,
Jews were defenseless without a government and without weapons.
Today, the Arabs and Barack Obama once
more seek the destruction of Israel. Once more, Jews like Kissinger side with
our enemies and give money and their vote to the only American president who
ever sided against Israel and supports the Arab terrorists in their effort to
slaughter the remaining 13 million Jews in this world.
The Arabs and Muslims in general
firmly believe that no Jew has a right to live in this world. That is the root
cause of the conflict between Israel and its neighbors. This time the Jews, like
Sharon, will defend themselves. That is hardly believable, as the world has
always assumed that Jews donít defend their lives but walk into the gas ovens
while reciting ancient prayers.
Ariel Sharon has demonstrated that things can be otherwise and for that we Jews owe him immense gratitude.