Saturday, May 16, 2009
Bibi, Don't Give In!!
Ketzaleh in Last Minute Appeal: 'Bibi, Don’t Give In'
(IsraelNN.com) With Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu getting ready to leave Jerusalem and travel to Washington DC, MK Ya’akov (Ketzaleh) Katz, chairman of the Ichud Leumi (National Union) party, fired off a last-minute appeal to the prime minister to remain strong in the face of pressure to agree to a “two state solution.”
According to reports from the U.S., President Barack Obama intends to pressure Israel to agree to the “two state” formula, which would involve the establishment of a potentially hostile Arab state in Israel’s mountainous Biblical heartland.
Demonstration Thursday outside PM's home: 'One Land for One Nation.' (Israel News Photo: Flash 90).
Ketzaleh wrote: “You were elected by the majority of the Jewish public in Israel which trusts you not to stray from the promises you gave it during the election campaign, to safeguard the Land of Israel for the Nation of Israel alone, and to end the discrimination against the pioneers who settle the land.”
“Just as you stood firm against domestic pressures from those who tried to cajole you into declaring support for the ‘two state’ plan, so you will know how to stand firm in the face of the nations of the world, lest this evil plot be realized in our Holy Land,” he encouraged Netanyahu.
“The Nation of Israel prays that you will succeed in your mission to stand resolute as the emissary of the Eternal Nation and its history, to build the Land and strengthen it,” Ketzaleh added.
Rabbi Gold: 'Pray!'
Rabbi Shalom Gold of the Union of Rabbis for the Nation of Israel said Friday that he prays that Netanyahu will carry out the mission that has been assigned to him at this time. “We must pray that Hashem will give strength to Binyamin Netanyhau in this critical mission,” he said.
“He is now facing an entire array of people who want to force upon us the ‘final solution of the Jewish problem,’ – ‘two states for two peoples.’ This is a solution that began back in the days when Tzipi Livni (Kadima head) believed that she would be the midwife of the Palestinian State. Such a state is an existential danger to Israel,” he warned.
Netanyahu has the rhetorical gift and he can withstand pressure from the U.S., Gold estimated. “He must stand firm in front of his American counterpart, he said, “because one mistake by him could bring great sorrow to generations.”
By Gil Ronen