ז' לחודש השנים עשר תשע"דFrom Elder Of Ziyon
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Of course he is lying. What?! Arabs have never lied before?
|Saeb "Pull My Finger!" Erakat|
"The escalating escalations are escalating to escalations of escalations!
Oh, yes! I almost forgot! Everything is Israel's fault!"
Afarat ysh"w was well-known saying one thing in English, and then the truth in Arabic.
Even bumbling Arab oil panderer, but "nice guy," U. S. President George W. Bush got it right when he that U. S. intelligence operators were short on Arabic translators.
And speaking of Arafat, Erakat was not the first, nor would I imagine the last, to try this strategy of saying his family was in Eretz Yisra'el (Land of Israel) since time in memorium. Arafat claimed that he was a descendant of Yevusim (Jebusites), and thus had a claim on Jerusalem, where the Yevusim were known to have resided.
Of course, Arafat's Jebusite claim was seen for the bogusness that it was, and was soon dropped.
Funny, when Jews use the "Biblical Strategy," it never works. Oh, whoops! I forgot! With the exception of a few Jews here and there, we never use this strategy!
Hmm... I wonder what would happen, if we started to.
If anyone is interested in giving this strategy a shot, the following can serve as your starter's guide:
בראשית... (בראשית א,א)
אמר רבי יצחק: לא היה צריך להתחיל את התורה אלא מ"החודש הזה לכם" (שמות יב, ב), שהיא מצוה ראשונה שנצטוו בה ישראל, ומה טעם פתח בבראשית? משום "כח מעשיו הגיד לעמו, לתת להם נחלת גוים" (תהילים קיא,ו),שאם יאמרו אומות העולם לישראל לסטים אתם, שכבשתם ארצות שבעה גוים, הם אומרים להם: כל הארץ של הקב"ה היא, הוא בראה, ונתנה לאשר ישר בעיניו, ברצונו נתנה להם וברצונו נטלה מהם ונתנה לנו.
- רבי שלמה יצחקי זצ"ל
- רבי שלמה יצחקי זצ"ל
"In the beginning..." (Gen. 1:1)
Said Rabbi Yitzhaq: It was not necessary to begin the Torah except from “This month is to you,” (Exod. 12:2) which is the first commandment that the Israelites were commanded. For what reason did The Almighty open with “In the beginning?” Because of [the verse] “The strength of His works He related to His people, to give them the inheritance of the nations” (Ps. 111:6). for if the nations of the world should say to Israel, “You are robbers, for you conquered by force the lands of the seven nations [of Canaan],” they would say to them, "The entire earth belongs to the Holy One, Blessed Be He; He created it, and gave it to whomever was proper in His eyes. When He wished, He gave it to them, and when He wished, He took it away from them and gave it to us."
- Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaqi ztz"l
You see, it does not matter if Arafat was Jebusite, or if Erakat was descended from one of the Caananite nations which laid claim to Eretz Yisra'el.
The Almighty took it away from them, and granted it to us.
So, what are going to do? Sit around and waste time listening to bologna from the likes of clowns like Saeb Erakat? Or are we going to stop being embarrassed and apologetic about our special status in the eyes of the Holy One, Blessed Be He, and take full possession of what was rightfully and Divinely granted to us, the Jewish People.