Friday, March 01, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar is Both Right and Wrong (American Jews will not like the answer.)

ערב שבת קודש פר׳ ויקהל תשע״ט Conservative critics accuse Ilhan Omar of new anti-Semitic attack, this time focusing on 'dual loyalties'

Gregg Re, March 1, 2019

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose previous comments on Israel were condemned as anti-Semitic just weeks ago by senior members of her own party, is again under fire for suggesting Wednesday night that some politicians in Washington are "pushing for allegiance" to Israel.

Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who was seated next to Omar during her comments, made a similar remark in January, writing on Twitter that Senate Republicans were more loyal to Israel than their own country. The accusation that Jewish politicians could be vulnerable to having "dual loyalties" has been made for centuries in various contexts, and has been seen widely as a religious-based attack intent on undermining their leadership.

“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country," Omar said to applause. "I want to ask why is it OK for me to talk about the influence of the NRA, of fossil fuel industries, or big pharma, and not talk about a powerful lobbying movement that is influencing policy..."

..."When I see Israel institute laws that recognize it as a Jewish state and does not recognize the other religions that are living in it, and we still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East I almost chuckle because I know that if we see that any other society we would criticize it, call it out," she said. "We do that to Iran, we do that to any other place that sort of upholds its religion. And I see that now happening with Saudi Arabia and so I am aggravated, truly, in those contradictions."
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is wrong in so many ways, but also right in a few. But, Jews particularly in the U. S. will not like the reasons I give as to why she is both right and wrong.

Rep. Omar is, of course, wrong when she refers to the Land of Israel as "Palestine." The fact that there is not such thing as "Palestine," save for a fictional entity created by the Romans, and later picked up by the Jew-oppressing British. This should be a no-brainer for the so-called "Zionists" out there. Key word: should.

The fact that shortly after Israel's Parliamentary elections in April, President Trump will sen his Religious Zionist son-in-law to force his "plan" down our throats, give Land away to Arab terrorists and call it a state, does not make "Palestine" a real concept.

Rep. Omar is wrong that Israel is a foreign country to Jews. Israel is the only country for Jews.  Rep. Omar is actually right that Jews are being encouraged to have dual loyalties,... sort of. Jews are being encouraged by groups like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC] to support the U. S. and a Jewish "democratic" State of Israel.

Nowhere in the Torah, and that includes the Oral Torah, is there mention of democracy. Of course, that is because this is a Greek, ie. Hellenist, concept. But what do groups like AIPAC care about Torah?


Of course, the Torah also talks about how the Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel,...exclusively. But, rather than take pride in the fact that like every other group on the planet, we now have our ancestral homeland back, and in our case, Divinely-promised homeland, American Jews and left-wing, Jewish organizations like AIPAC (Yes. I call AIPAC left-wing. Most all of them are left-wing) have to apologize and reinterpret the Jewish Nationality Law.

Rep. Omar has a point about the Nationality Law. She mentions Saudi Arabia and Iran, and how the U. S. government is critical of their [nationalistic?] approaches. I wonder if she believes that Muslim countries are allow to take such an approach, but Israel is not, or if she is a globalist and does not believe that any country is allowed this approach.

In any event, Rep. Omar is wrong about Israel not recognizing other religions. Other laws have done that. Israel recognizes religious minorities, including Druze, Christians in their countless denominational incarnations, Muslims, not to mention various ethnic groups such as the Circassians who were planted here during Ottoman rule. I wish Rep. Omar was right on this point, but she's not. We're just too co-dependent on love and existential validation from non-Jews.

I really cannot understand these armchair Zionists, who defend Israel, throw money at it, and even send their kids to visit Israel on summer and post-high school programs. But, they themselves would never actually pick up and immigrate.

Sure. Some of them intend to immigrate when they retire, or when their children graduate high school, or university, or when their grandchildren accomplish this or that. The list of excuses never never seems to end.

And, still many of these actually support giving up land to the very Arabs who want to wipe us out, then have the audacity to call that Zionism! C'mon, Jews! Look at the Arab terrorist organizations' dream maps of "Palestine" embedded in their emblems. They do not just include Yehudah and Shomron (Judea and Samaria), and that includes all of Jerusalem, in case you didn't know. They do not just want Haifa and Be'er Sheva. You knew that they wanted Haifa and Be'er Sheva, right? They want Tel-Aviv!

Residents of Tel-Aviv are considered to be just as much "settlers" as those residing in Hevron and Beth-El.

The U. S., and every other country outside of the Land of Israel, serves only as a temporary residence, until it is possible to return to where we belong, to the Land Divinely-promised to us.

Now that it is possible to return, we have no excuses.

It is very disturbing indeed when I hear some so-called Zionist, Modern Orthodox in the U. S. citing a Satmar or Neturei Karta approach (whether they know it or not), that we should wait until Mashi'ah comes. Then he will take care of all of our problems, and whisk us away on "wings of eagles."

However, those eagles already exist. The Almighty granted knowledge and wisdom to us in order to build them, and they are called... airplanes.

The same very disturbing feelings come up for me when I hear all those "Religious Zionists" already here in Israel insist that we cannot bring the Passover offering to the Temple Mount, let alone start rebuilding the Temple. Religious Zionism is supposed to be about being an active part of the Ge'ulah (Redemption) process, not the application of a perspective which has little to no evidence of its existence before 500 years ago. My guess is that it began to develop due to the unending, and ever increasing oppression and desperation of Jews.

Hey, there are quite afew Satmar Hassidim and Neturei Karta living in the Land of Israel.

What's your excuse?

Want to stand your ground in the face of Americans like Rep. Ilhan Omar? Don't want to look like you're letting the Jew-haters win by running away to Israel?

Well, as long as you believe that, you are letting them win, by not standing up proud as a Jew, and coming to invest your life, and not just your money, in the only true Jewish Homeland, the Land of Israel.

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