Prof. Paul Eidelberg
Albert Camus wisely said, “How many crimes are committed simply because their authors could not endure being wrong?” This applies to Israel’s ruling elites, among whom the sacrifizio dell'inteletto is quite conspicuous.
Twenty-one years of Arab terror and 15,000 Jewish casualties have cowed and stupefied the minds and hearts of these politicians. Isn’t it remarkable that the mellifluous Benjamin Netanyahu is committed to the Oslovian or Pavlovian policy of his predecessors? Having sacrificed his intellect as well as his moral sensibility, he salivates at the moment he hears the word “peace.” His paralytic mind and sclerotic heart can only offer his countrymen nothing more mind-numbing than territorial retreat on the one hand, and nothing more traumatic than the deportation of more Jews on the other.
The American educator, Max Lerner, once said, “Man’s will creates the things that paralyze his brain and brutalize his heart.” This applies not only to Israeli prime ministers, but also to Israel’s Supreme Court, whose stultified Jewish mentality referred to Judea and Samaria as “occupied territory” – Judea and Samaria, the cradle of Jewish civilization. Farewell Jerusalem, along with intellectual and moral integrity.