Sharon & Jewish Self-Defense

Commentary by Dr. Gerhard Falk



Ariel Sharon


     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 losing.

     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. 

Shalom uívracha.

Dr. Gerhard Falk is the author of numerous publications, including The American Criminal Justice System (2010).

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