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4 Things to Get Liberated From This Passover

Let's put the U.S.-Israeli alliance on a better footing.

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P. David Hornik

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April 14, 2014 - 7:00 am
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Still-life with wine and matzoh (jewish passover bread)

Passover, which began Monday at sundown and lasts for seven days in Israel and eight days in the Diaspora, is one of the major, constitutive holidays of the Jewish people. It commemorates the Jews’ exodus from slavery in Egypt 3300 years ago, which led to the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai and an arduous 40-year trek to the Promised Land.

The basic instructions for Passover are laid down by God in Exodus 12:

And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever….

And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.

The “feast” is the Passover seder practiced by Jews all over the world to this day; the “unleavened bread” is the matza eaten at the seder and all throughout Passover by observant Jews. Passover is a joyous holiday, and in our era it has the added spice of the return to the Promised Land and the rise of a free and independent Jewish state.

Passover coincides this year with a dramatic political event—the crisis and possible demise of yet another Israeli-Palestinian “peace process,” this one shepherded earnestly, passionately, and futilely by U.S. secretary of state John Kerry. We are now at a juncture that offers two options: to remain enslaved to the same flawed assumptions that lead again and again to failure; or to finally get liberated from them and reach a Promised Land of understanding and rational policy.

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Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people. The arabs who are illegally living in Gaza, Judea and Samaria already have a homeland as well; it's know as Jordan. That is where those arabs who are living illegally on Israeli territory should move. I'm sure that the King of Jordan and his Bedouin followers (a minority population) would welcome the arabs with open arms..possibly AK-47's.
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The root of the problem is what is called, " Galut mentality" - the idea that we as Jews must consider every nutty idea that is thrown our way. For instance, " two state solution". What other country in the world would consider giving part of itself away? And to an enemy that openly declares it seeks your destruction? What other country would take seriously the notion that it should divide and cede its capital city to another? What other faith lets thieves and bandits occupy its Holiest sites when it can reclaim them in twenty four hours? What other nation when threatened with a nuclear holocaust would not simply incinerate the attacker before it could make its evil plans a reality? What other nation would consider giving citizenship to a hostile group of barbarians bent on murder and mayhem? And all this in the name of an ideology, Liberalism, that has proven a failure all over the globe?

Our enemies are paper tigers, bogiemen that hold sway only because we allow them to.

The time has come to demonstrate both our our resolve and our strength. The time has come to raise the price for terror so that it is the terrorists that live in fear and their supporters are no longer tolerated within our borders.

27 weeks ago
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Well said.


We also need to get free of the idea that the likes of Carter, Clinton, Obama & Kerry truly want peace.

They want the same thing Hamas wants, and for pretty much the same reason.

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Going to be as tough sell, but good luck.
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This situation evolves around power and money. The majority of Americans support Israel, but the CFR controlled United States government has sold out to a Middle East Caliphate ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood. At least, that is how it appears to me.

It is kind of like the 2% in America who are reprobate in their thoughts, and demand all to adhere to their perverted way of thinking or your a hater.
27 weeks ago
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Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people. The arabs who are illegally living in Gaza, Judea and Samaria already have a homeland as well; it's know as Jordan. That is where those arabs who are living illegally on Israeli territory should move. I'm sure that the King of Jordan and his Bedouin followers (a minority population) would welcome the arabs with open arms..possibly AK-47's.
27 weeks ago
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Excellent article. Jews need to get liberated from persistent denial and wishful thinking.

27 weeks ago
27 weeks ago Link To Comment
The root of the problem is what is called, " Galut mentality" - the idea that we as Jews must consider every nutty idea that is thrown our way. For instance, " two state solution". What other country in the world would consider giving part of itself away? And to an enemy that openly declares it seeks your destruction? What other country would take seriously the notion that it should divide and cede its capital city to another? What other faith lets thieves and bandits occupy its Holiest sites when it can reclaim them in twenty four hours? What other nation when threatened with a nuclear holocaust would not simply incinerate the attacker before it could make its evil plans a reality? What other nation would consider giving citizenship to a hostile group of barbarians bent on murder and mayhem? And all this in the name of an ideology, Liberalism, that has proven a failure all over the globe?

Our enemies are paper tigers, bogiemen that hold sway only because we allow them to.

The time has come to demonstrate both our our resolve and our strength. The time has come to raise the price for terror so that it is the terrorists that live in fear and their supporters are no longer tolerated within our borders.

27 weeks ago
27 weeks ago Link To Comment
Well said.


We also need to get free of the idea that the likes of Carter, Clinton, Obama & Kerry truly want peace.

They want the same thing Hamas wants, and for pretty much the same reason.

27 weeks ago
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