January 11, 2014, - 11:39 pm
I already mourned the death of Ariel Sharon,the former Israeli Prime Minister and heroic General who died today, about a decade ago. That’s because the good Ariel Sharon–who fought in Israel’s War of Independence and whose heroic moves helped Israel win the 1973 Yom Kippur War against all odds (he bravely entered the Suez Canal when Israel was losing and turned things around)–died long ago, well before he went into an eight-year coma.
The Ariel Sharon who, in 2005, forced Jews out of their homes, making them mostly homeless and jobless, to give Gaza to Palestinian Muslim terrorists and savages–that Ariel Sharon is not one I shall remember fondly. Yes, he was under tremendous pressure from President George W. Bush (the first U.S. President to recognize a Palestinian State) to make concessions to the Palestinians as payback to Arab Muslim nations for their support of Bush’s pointless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But this was Sharon’s decision and Sharon’s alone. Many other Israeli Prime Ministers were similarly pressured by U.S. Presidents, but they didn’t give in. Ariel Sharon sent Israeli soldiers and police to drag Jews from the lives they had lived and homes they had built for decades. And what did it get him and Israel?
Today, Ariel Sharon’s legacy is the HAMAS state in Gaza. In fact, “He founded HAMASastan” should be his epitaph. That was among the last things Sharon did before going into a coma, and many Jews believe that’s why he found himself in that condition. G-d works in mysterious ways. And sometimes, not so mysterious. Every single Israeli killed by a HAMAS rocket launched from Gaza, every single Israeli murdered by the HAMAS government of animals in Gaza–their blood is on the hands of the ghost of Ariel Sharon.
The tremendous heroism of Ariel Sharon is blighted–almost entirely–by his villainous removal of the Jews from Gaza. Imagine if you had a home for decades on the waterfront of the Pacific Ocean or inland. Your people had a presence in the area where your home is located (Jews lived in Gaza for thousands of years). You risked your life every day to live there. And then, one day, the U.S. President removed you from it . . . in order to give the entire state of California to Al-Qaeda. That’s what Ariel Sharon did to the Jewish people who lives in places like Gush Katif. Many of them are still struggling economically, still jobless and homeless. That’s Ariel Sharon’s legacy.
Ariel Sharon’s legacy is strengthening HAMAS and giving it a state . . . for what? So that Israel now has two bases of hatred–two terrorist states–camped on its borders.
Ariel Sharon was a contradiction of forces, but, sadly, the negative parts of the contradictions won out in the end. He was the Jew who loved to eat basar lavan ["White meat"]–Israeli slang for pork. And he was the war hero who betrayed his country. His weakening is unfortunately emblematic of Israel and its ever weakening position because of appeasement.
Yes, Ariel Sharon won wars. Yes, he took risks which resulted in Israel’s victories. But as a civilian leader, he lead Israel . . . into disaster. I remember when Ariel Sharon was elected Prime Minister, and my late father, Of Blessed Memory, said it would be a disaster. I asked him why. My dad said that Sharon would start up with the Palestinians–as he did when he went to the Temple Mount, the holiest of Jewish sites upon which Muslims built their junky mosque–and then he would cost Jewish lives, and then he would give in to Muslim demands ultimately. Israel would lose tremendously under Sharon, my dad predicted, because Sharon is getting older, and ultimately, he wants to be remembered as a peacemaker and get a Nobel Prize. They all do. He will give them Israeli land and give in to them. Just watch, my dad warned.
My father was right. And Dad and I watched mournfully, as we saw photos of Sharon’s henchmen seizing Jews by force from their Gaza homes. Sharon did the same in some Jewish settlements in the so-called West Bank as well. He ran on keeping those lands, but his legacy is acting like a Nazi and forcing Jews out of them. (On August 15, 2005, on his defunct, unpopular radio show, FOX News host Bill O’Reilly anti-Semitically ranted that Jews–and he mentioned American Jews–lived in Gaza because they like cheap land. The sacrifice of living in Gaza was anything but cheap, Bill. But the guy in your mirror might be.)
Sharon set the stage for more of this. As I noted on this site, his deputy, Ehud Ohlmert (who became acting Israeli Prime Minister and then Prime Minister), did the same in places like the Israeli City of Amona, where two Israeli Brigadier Generals were attacked by Israeli police and soldiers because those Generals marched in support for the residents whose homes and property were seized and given to Palestinian terrorism supporting Muslims.
Ariel Sharon, after his heroism at war, garnered the world’s respect and fear of Israel. But, years later, Ariel Sharon reversed course entirely. He made Israel weak and disrespected. And that’s how he should be remembered.
Yes, it’s true that Sharon was unfairly blamed when Christian Arabs–whose daughters had been raped and sons murdered for years by Yasser Arafat’s Palestinians–went into Palestinian Muslim refugee camps and slaughtered their fellow Arabs who’d done these things to their families. Jews always get blamed for everything that happens to the Arabs, including their innate savagery to one another.
But, in the end, Ariel Sharon, the Israeli war hero and hawk, died a decade ago. This Ariel Sharon–the one who drove Israel into ongoing terrorist jeopardy and disaster by sending his minions, gestapo-like, to seize Jewish homes in Gaza and the West Bank to give those to terrorists–I shall not mourn him for a second.
Ariel Sharon, Zichrono LiVrachaha [Of Blessed Memory]. The one who died a decade ago, not the one who gave away Gaza and kicked Israelis out of Israel land and homes. That one, the father of HAMASastan–for him, I shall not shed a single tear.
BTW, don’t believe the crocodile tears of Israeli President Shimon Peres–who was and is far worse than Sharon–that he’s sad his “close friend” Ariel Sharon died. They were never friends. Not even close. They hated each other. Peres was always a leftist. Sharon just became one in his last years.
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