Sep 19, 2008

One That Calls For A Response

By Jim Hutchens

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said at his last cabinet meeting to preside over as party leader of Kadima: "We can always find very good reasons for not doing things now, and for why we would be better off postponing everything to a later date. We refuse to face reality. Time is not on Israel's side, not because our cause isn’t just, but because time has its own repercussions...I used to believe that everything from the Jordan Riverbank to the Mediterranean Sea was ours. After all, dig anywhere and you'll find Jewish history. But eventually, after great internal conflict, I've realized we have to share this land with the people who dwell here that is if we don’t want to be a binational state...The notion of a Greater Israel no longer exists, and anyone who still believes in it is deluding themselves."

God says: The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God. Then God said to Abraham, "As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come." (Genesis 17:8-9)

The Jerusalem Connection says: Prime Minister Olmert's statement borders on blasphemy. It is an act of defiance against the God of Israel. We can only hope and pray that the concessions he has agreed to in the secret negotiations with Abbas end with his premiership. Olmert is expected to resign formally on Sunday where Tzipi Livni is in line to assume leadership, as long as she secures a governing coalition. Likud Chairman Bibi Netanyahu when asked if he would consider joining Kadima's coalition told reporters that doing so would be like "joining Lehman Brothers at the present time."