A Sense of Reality = What God Decided
Fifty-six years ago the Jews decided to establish a state. America, which
initially supported the idea, sensed the Arab opposition and retracted its
support. The entire world stood aside and left the tiny Jewish country to
its fate. They all waited to see how seven Arab armies would continue from
the point where Rommel was halted in El Alamein, and add to the six million
Jews murdered in Europe another six hundred thousand Jews in Eretz Israel.
An embargo was imposed on the sales of arms to the new Jewish State which
attempted to defend itself. Weapons purchased by Jews in the US (from Second
World War surplus stocks) were confiscated in the port of New Jersey before
they could be sent to Eretz Israel.
There had never before been such a desperate, dangerous, and hopeless attempt
to establish a state. Only a few of the 600 Jews taken prisoner by the Arabs
in the War of Independence remained alive. The Arabs made no effort to hide
their intentions regarding the fate of the Jews during that war (or during
the wars that followed it).
They were sentenced to death with terrible cruelty. The leader of the Arabs
in Eretz Israel, Haj Amin el Husseini (the same family) received training
in German concentration camps for the construction of gas chambers. An area
had already been allocated for the death camps to be constructed in Eretz
Israel, in a special place in the Dotan Valley, not far from my home in Karnei
Shomron where I am writing this. Against all the odds, the State of Israel
arose and became a well-established and strong country in the region.
Over the last ten years the entire world, led by Israel itself, has been
attempting to establish another state between the Jordan River and the
Mediterranean, an Arab state for the same Husseinis.
However, in contrast to the case of the Jews, this time the entire world
is enthusiastically supporting the idea. Not merely supporting, but raising
funds for the Arabs, and supplying weapons. The CIA is training the terrorists
in special camps.
They are given well equipped military bases, international recognition, support
from the media, and ports and airports are being built for them.
Never before has an ethnic group of any kind received a country on such a
But, amazingly, the Arab state in Eretz Israel is not being established.
It seems that reality in Eretz Israel has its own rules: it is directly linked
to the wishes of the Creator. Whatever matches His wishes is realistic, even
if the entire world is recruited in order to do the opposite. This is of
course true at all times, but in our time, in Eretz Israel, the Holy Land,
it is felt immediately.
Again and again the apparently "realistic" people are hitting our heads against
the wall. They think that their brand of logic matches reality. For them
the country is only a piece of real estate (as Rabin said about the Golan
Heights), a bargaining counter for negotiations. Those who do not take the
Creator's wishes into account, are denying reality, and the price of the
denial by our leaders is unbearable.
We know that there is always hope for Israel. We know that our Father in
Heaven has not returned us to our country for the third time in order to
destroy the renewed Jewish presence in the land of the Patriarchs. The latest
version of the Return to Zion is not a macabre joke of the Creator.
So why do we need Manhigut Yehudit? After all, everything will turn out all
It is possible to regard belief as something divorced from reality. Such
a religious attitude characterized the Jewish people through the exile until
the appearance of Zionism, and it still characterizes important sections
of it. This disconnected attitude is not a real Jewish one, and it led entire
Jewish communities to destruction during the period of the Holocaust. Those
Jews who believed that the Jewish people would return to their country in
a miraculous way were right, but what a terrible price was paid for belief
divorced from reality.
Authentic Jewish belief is not divorced from reality. On the contrary, it
defines reality and obligates us to act in order to realize it.
Reality is the wishes of the Creator in His world. The reality is that there
is G-d, that there is a nation indicating Him by its very existence, and
that there is a country chosen by G-d for His nation only, and that only
in it and from it the sons of the Creator can carry out their universal mission.
This is the reality, and our task is to expose it and realize it.
There is at the moment only one political body acting in coordination with
This is Manhigut Yehudit. This correlation with reality is becoming clear
even to those who were opposed to the movement in the beginning. Like a surfer
who rides the wave instead of fighting it, Manhigut Yehudit correctly understands
the reality and is advancing Israel and the Jewish people towards a safe
Join in the wonderful challenge of Manhigut Yehudit and avoid unnecessary
suffering for our people.