Wednesday, July 15, 2015

America Makes Deal With Iran: Remembering Jabotinsky's Tisha B'Av Speech

So America just reached a deal with Iran--the country that has publicly declared it seeks the complete destruction of Israel.  The deal is that Iran may continue to produce nuclear material and without those pesky economic sanctions.

Some deal.

Hearing that Obama made a deal with Iran, reminds me of Chamberlain announcing his deal with Germany:
"My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep," Neville Chamberlain

As Tisha B'Av approaches, I'm reminded that Netanyahu said this year:


"Just as the Nazis aspired to crush civilization and to establish a 'master race' as ruler of the world while annihilating the Jewish people, so too does Iran strive to gain control over the region and then spread further, with the explicit intent of obliterating the Jewish state."
And this reminds me of Jabotinsky's speech on Tisha B'Av back in 1938 in Warsaw, Poland:


“…it is already three years that I am calling upon you, Polish Jewry, who are the crown of world Jewry.
I continue to warn you incessantly that a catastrophe is coming closer.
I became grey and old in these years.
My heart bleeds, that you, dear brothers and sisters, do not see the volcano which will soon begin to spit its all-consuming lava.
I see that you are not seeing this because you are immersed and sunk in your daily worries.
Today, however, I demand from you trust. You were convinced already that my prognoses have already proven to be right. If you think differently, then drive me out of your midst! However, if you do believe me, then listen to me in this 12th hour:
In the name of God! Let anyone of you save himself as long as there is still time. And time there is very little…and what else I would like to say to you in this day of Tisha B’Av:
whoever of you will escape from the catastrophe, he or she will live to see the exalted moment of a great Jewish wedding: the rebirth and the rise of a Jewish state. I don’t know if I will be privileged to see it; my son will! I believe in this as I am sure that tomorrow morning the sun will rise.”
May G-d protect Israel as we approach Tisha B'Av on 7/25/2015.

Shalom,

Peter

4 comments:

  1. Never came across Jobotinsky's speech before. Wow. If it's accurate, what a bold and prescient prophecy.

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  2. This deal still has to get through Congress. Go to democracy.io to send a message to your congressmen, urging them to vote against it.

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    1. Cool! I just sent a message.

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    2. Hate to say it, but I think Congress is an emasculated rubber stamp that masquerades as political theatre. But, I will voice my opinion.

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