Left vs. Right: Which wing fights Jewish Nationalism?

“Zionist Union leader Avi Gabbay faced criticism from MKs in his party Tuesday for telling party activists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on Monday that “the Left forgot what it means to be Jewish.” Does this quote indicates a shift from the left to the right? Is it a main difference between left thinking and right thinking in Israel? Could this quote also show that the difference is Universal,  not just Jewish but that the difference is psychological in all personalities? Avi Gabbay is a leftist leader. He is the head of the Zionist Union, the leftist opposition in the Israeli Knesset. He had an insight that his leftist friends cannot accept: Leftist thinking is collectivist, global and anti nationalistic whether it is Jewish nationalism (Bait Yehudi), Israeli nationalism (Menachem Begin) or British nationalism (Brexit!). True, the Jewish left in Israel forgot what it means to be Jewish! My statement is not an indictment of the left. it is to teach my readers, as I have promised you, about the differences between the left and the right in business and relationships so you can select better partners to fit you. The left is Maxist, Carl Marx wrote at the end of his book Das Capital, “The goal is the withering of the State.” The only reason the leftist party in Israel calls itself the Zionist Union is to get more votes during elections. The left cannot be true Zionist unless it has the insight of Gabbay and accept that they don’t know how to be Jewish! If they do that they would be finished as a political party!  Zionism is Jewish nationalism and Gabbay got it. What rift it will cause to Mapai, the labor party of the first prime minister of Israel David Ben Gurion is yet to be seen. I predict that Israel itself is moving to the right in order to find its Jewish roots! Good or bad, I leave it out to you to decide. If you are leftist you probably say Bad (except Gabbay) and if you are rightist you probably say Good! Enjoy!

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China and Israel: Two humiliating histories.

China was conquered by the Japanese, Germans and British in the 19th and 20th century. Chinese schools today teach about their humiliated centuries for the purpose of making sure that the next generation of Chinese are prepared to fight for their freedom. The Chinese say never again and meaning it. Today no nation on earth can conquer and occupy even a sliver of China. China today has the second most powerful military in the world. By the end of this century China will be the number one nation in the world in many ways. Now, what about Israel?

Like China, Israel was conquered by others. Israel was occupied by the Assyrians, Babylonians, Romans and the British. It was destroyed and its people exiled by the Assyrians, Babylonian and Romans. The British tried to destroy Israel by training and sending Arab armies against the Jews between 1946 and 1949. The Brits failed to destroy Israel because the Jews fought back (Haganah, Irgun, IDF, etc.). Now, check above and compare China and Israel:  Israeli schools today do not teach about the Jewish humiliating centuries. The Israelis do not care to prepare their next generation through education to fight for their freedom. Both the Chinese and the Jews say never again, but only the Chinese mean it by training a huge military. Today Iran and the Arab world can conquer and occupy every inch of tiny Israel with a preemptive strike –  albeit with a cost. After 60 years of independence, Israel today has lots of violence in its schools and many draft dodgers in its military. Israel today claims that it has the most powerful military in the Middle East, yet the last two wars against minor players Hamas and Hizbullah show that these two small pockets of terror have prevailed against “mighty” Israel. By the end of these century there may be no Israel if we don’t wake up and change!

Some say, so what? We are experienced at losing Israel in history – to the Assyrians, Babylonians and Romans. What about the Romans? They came in a few ships and destroyed our country with only 60,000 Roman troop! The message is clear. There is an election coming in Israel and there is no, and I say no, no one single political party running for the Knesset that believes that Israel should double its nuclear stock pile or triple its military budget. In 1973 we were lucky that Nixon didn’t listen to Kissinger and gave us surplus US weapons from a stock pile in Europe, in the last-minute – while the Israelis got rid of inept Golda. In 1967 they listen to Dayan to retreat and now we have the PA. You know something, I feel that God is pissed off at his people for not protecting Zion. I feel that He wants us to learn from China how to handle our humiliating centuries. Netanyahu, are you listening?

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