Translated to English from Hebrew by Nurit Greenger
Part I - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXsckbS6s_0#t=30
Israelis are at a cross road today and they need ti
decide who are they and where they are going.
It is time to speak clear, to tell the truth.
Once they were telling us to give up land in order
to receive peace. There was true belief that if Israel gives up enough Israelis
will sit under the vine and fig tree. Eat Humus in Damascus or at least in
Israelis today are more sober, they understand that
they guarantee for their existence is a strong army and the belief in their course.
One needs to look east or south to comprehend this.
After the Oslo Agreements Israelis said no more
spilt blood. But then new generation of balloon kids were born on the White
House lawn. Generation its leader received Nobel Peace Prize in Sweden but his
children were blown up in the streets of Tel Aviv. The Oslo Palestinian
children are now 21 years old; they grow up in Gaza and Ramallah with endless incitement
against Israelis. It is planned incitement, systematic, poisonous, that give
birth to generations of terrorists. When children are educated in kindergarten with
explosive suicide belts, when they go outside to streets named after murderers,
whey they watch TV shows full of anti-Semitism they Jews turn to be Satan,
lacking human form. And that is how they see the Israelis. No paper, not
agreement will change this only they can change it if they really want peace. Ending
the incitement today will pave the road for peace in the next generation.
These days, official Palestinian Facebook pages
quote Hitler. They quote: “I had the ability to kill all the Jews but I left
few alive so that the world will know why I killed the Jews.” In the official
school books teach about fighting the Jews and winning the battles against them.
They do not want to have peace. Tel Aviv, from where
I speak here is not on their maps. As far as they are concerned, Tel Aviv is a
temporary phenomenon. The Palestinian phase plan never died. It is alive
kicking in Arabic and in English they speak differently.
So land for peace became irrelevant, so they began
speaking about ןif only Israel withdraws from Judea and Samaria, there
will be peace. Why? Because terror comes when there are no talk, when the
Palestinians are depressed, hope they ask for, hope equals security. But
reality and truth speak differently. The negotiations brought about only
terror. In 2012 there was only one Israeli killed by terrorist this WITHOUT negotiations.
Since the beginning of the news talks a new intifada began that is getting
stronger from day to day with over 160 victims.
Giving land brings about peace?
We gave back all the land in Gaza and since 13,790 rockets were fired on Israel.
Talks bring security. In the 4
years after Oslo 256 Israelis were murdered in comparison to 97 in the 4 years
Agreements brought graves and
terror, not security and peace.
They tell us time is working against
us. It will get worse; it is not the time with last open window for agreements.
Let us lift our heads a little and
see what is happening in the world surrounding us.
In France over 1000 vehicles
were burned during New Year celebrations. It has become tradition with the
young Arab and Moslems living in France. In Iraq, al-Qaeda is back marching in Fallujah.
First time since the Americans invaded Iraq in 2003 Islamists are marching in
the large city in Iraq. During Christmas bombs blew up near 3 churches.
In Lebanon, a car bomb blew up outside
the Hezbollah offices due to Hezbollah involvement in the civil war in Syria
where over 150,000 were killed and there is no end in sight. In Afghanistan the
Islamic suppression continues. In Egypt violence continues. In Libya armed militia
are fighting for control over the country. And Iran continues on the path to
nuclear capability despite the agreement that was signed in Geneva. All this
happened in one week, really great time to dismantle security assets.
And they the demographic devil
appeared. Soon there will be no Jewish majority between the river and the sea,
they tell us. Not true! On the contrary. Simply the opposite. The Arabs birth
rate is in the decline all over the Arab world including in Judea and Samaria. First
time Jewish mothers’ birth rate equal with Arab mothers’ birth rate. On every
one Arab birth there are three Jewish births.
Do not get confused, time is
working with us, not against us.
The opposites is the truth. A
Palestinian state is a demographic threat to Israel. It will flood Israel with
refugees. The day after is has been established it will open its borders to all
the refugees’ descendants from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan who are not citizens not
residents in those countries. For 65 years they are held in some sort of
sub-status – Arab apartheid and they will stand with signs, we want home, to
Haifa, to Haifa, after all that is where our grandparents lived. And with how
the “human rights” groups will stand, with us when they condemn us for the way
we “treat” the illegals who snuck into our country from Africa and cause
And if there is no peace, no security,
no demographic issue so they tell us occupation. And we are a moral country we
are not allowed to conquer and occupy.
Let me be clear: a nation does
not occupy its own land. It cannot occupy land that biblical sites mentioned in
the Bible are everywhere on its land. Abraham our forefather purchased the
first piece of land in Hebron. The bible that our Christian friends and the
Moslems believe in is alive on our land.
Jerusalem is in the prayers of
the entire Jewish nation all over the world.
But we do not rule over the Arabs.
From Gaza we move out completely. And since, they do not stop making peace with
us as we were promised. The fire peace rockets on us, abduct soldiers for peace
and dig tunnels to bring ammunition through them for peace.
In Judea and Samaria they manage
their live by themselves. They have their own parliament, educational system,
ruling institutes and even democratic elections.
So there is no peace, no
security, no demography, no occupation, then why give away our homeland, divide
Jerusalem, why commit suicide? No reason, but there is one thing, there is
international pressure. It is not easy! But international pressure is not a new
thing. It has always been. If we succumbed to international pressure we would be
here, we would have not had a country. In March 1948 the Unites State had a
remorse for her support to establish a Jewish State. She pressure Israel not to
declare an independent state and even threatened with sanctions – the USA
against ben Gurion. If Ben Gurion listened to the USA there would have not been
Israel, but he stood the pressure.
In 1981 when Menachem Begin annexed
the Golan Heights Ronald Reagan, the president of the United States, suspended
some of the agreements with Israel and froze Israel’s security requests. What
begin said then, you declare that you are punishing Israel, what kind of an
expression is it, punishing Israel? What are we children that you smack their fingers
when they do not behave well? Those who threaten us will find us deaf to his
threats. The nation of Israel existed 3700 years without a memorandum of
understanding with the USA and will go on for another 3,700 years.
Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeD9Sm0-p1o
After the Six Day War we were told to
avoid building over the green line in Jerusalem. Golda chose to build in the
Ramot neighborhood, Gilo, the French Hill, neighborhood, and today over 100,000
Israelis live in these neighborhoods. We passed it and we are alive. Possibly,
if we capitulated to the international pressure we would have not be here.
Also today I hear about suggestions to
install cameras in the Jordan Valley, sensors, drones, international forces, they will defend and
protect our country!?
So I have an idea,
if the sensors and drones
know how to protect and defend us, let us create a pilot. Bring these sensors
and drones to dismantle Gaza, or position them on the Lebanon border and
dismantle the 100,000 missiles that threaten our homes in Haifa, Naharyia and
Tel Aviv. Before you do the next experiment, let us go back the previous
There those who
like to challenge and they ask do we have leadership today that know how to
make difficult decisions. The expression “difficult decisions”…time to define
what a difficult decision is what a easy decision is. Easy decision was to do
the disengagement; to throw 8,000 citizens from their homes. To receive applause
from the entire world and missiles on Rishon Letzion. A difficult decision was
to stand firm against pressure. To conduct tough negotiations; to understand
that even the other side has much to lose.
Easy decision was
to sign the Oslo Accord. You receive Noble Prize, you become the beloved of the
nations, and then you go to console the murdered families in Dizengoff.
Difficult decision was to apply Israeli sovereignty on Jerusalem and the Golan
as the governments of Israel did since 1967.
Easy decision is to
think through the short term, and leave for our children with destruction in
the long term. Difficult decision is to understand that despite all the brokers
running around here we are the real brokers between the previous and the future
generations. That we are today responsible for our great-great grandchildren and
not only us. Not only the here and now, the ‘nownism’. And I state here
clearly, the Jewish history and the Jewish designation are stronger from the
newspaper headlines of tomorrow. They do not allow us to take the easy
Let us end playing
with words. ‘67 lines means division of Jerusalem, giving up Olive Mount, where
Menachem Begin, Rabbi Cook and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda are buried. It means giving up the Western Wall and Temple
Mount and the old part of the city. How will history remember a leader who will
agree to give up Jerusalem? How will you remember the first Jewish leader in Jewish
history who dared doing this, and from his own free will? After all every Jews
in the world prays for and to return to Jerusalem. Is such surrender is worth a
temporary sympathy of the world? Is it worth more attacks and terror to which
we will arrive weaker?
So here are the
difficult decision that really need leadership. We will never agree to give up on
a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty and only Israeli!
We will not accept
a terrorist Palestinian state, we will not accept an agreement based on ’67 lines.
We will not beg for territorial exchanges or that the border will pass on highway
6 so that missiles will be fired on highway 4. We will not sit in a government
that because of international pressure will endanger the future of our children
and will divide our capital. We will not sit in a government that will accept
the easy but dangerous decisions.
They ask, so what
is your solution? We have other solutions. More than one. I suggested that
Israel will apply Israeli law on the Israeli C territory in Judea and Samaria,
and the Palestinians will have full autonomy in A and B territory [I
disagree on this one-NG]. Is this perfect? Not at all. There are many
problems with each of the plans, none offer a perfect possibility between alternatives.
We must concentrate
on the land. Create robust economy for Israelis and Palestinians on the ground;
peace begins from the ground. I suggest you take your car and go see what is really
happening on the ground. What is happening between the Israelis and the Palestinians,
the economic growth; there is no great love in the air. I will not present to
you they dance kumbaya on the hills, but there is acceptance, understanding
that no one is going to evaporate. We understand that they live here, there is
no intention to expel. But only the people who live on the ground have in their
power to make peace on the ground.
We are a sovereign
and democratic country. There are no other democracies in our region. There is
a meaning to what the people want no less than what our allies pressure us to
do. Remember, in the last election only one party carried the Palestinian state
slogan and received 5% of the votes. Do not get confused here. We will
represent the nation, we will not run away from responsibility and difficult
decisions. This is our homeland. And if it is too old, outdated, I am proud to
lead the camp of the outdated. The people voted for us to reduce the cost of
living, to preserve the values of the state of Israel, not to mortgage our lives
with Abu-Mazen-Abbas. The world scorns a state that is not able to defend her
citizens; the world respects a country that insists on her values. And if we
speak clear, the world will listen to us. And if our allies are pushing us to
commit suicide, even if it comes from good intention, we will say NO! We did
not come here to become the world’s experimental laboratory. There were already
great leaders in Israel who know how to say NO! And we remained alive and we
thrived. We need to make decision about us by ourselves for the simple reason
that only we will pay the price for our decisions. And those who pressure us
today will get killed here tomorrow?
Friends, there are
moments in the life of a nation and in the life of its leaders that take difficult
and brave decisions and say up to here! We will be on the side of those who can
say, up to here.
For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for
Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet.~ Isaiah 62:1
ציון לא אחשה ולמען ירושלים לא אשקוט
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