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Sunday, May 31, 2009

'Worse than Pharoah'

At the Passover seder, Jews around the World say, "Go out and learn what Lavan the Aramite wished to do to our forefather Jacob, for Pharoah only decreed that the males [should die] and Lavan wished to uproot everything." Science Minister Daniel Hershkowitz (Jewish Home) alluded to that passage today when he referred to President Obama's 'no natural growth in the settlements' decree as being 'worse than Pharoah.'
"The American demand to prevent natural growth is unreasonable, and brings to mind Pharaoh who said: Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river," Science Minister and Habayit Hayehudi head Daniel Herschkowitz said Sunday, referring to US President Barack Obama's demand to freeze all settlement activity, even that ensuing from natural growth.

Speaking ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting, mathematician Herschkowitz furthered his point with a simple equation. "If there is a family that expands from one child to four or five, what should we tell them - to ship the children off to Petah Tikva? This is an unacceptable demand, even if it comes from the Americans, and Israel should reject it decisively," he affirmed.

Interior Minister Eli Yishai said, "The American demand to freeze construction means expulsion for young people living in large locales. I hope the US administration understands that. If not, I don't want to be an apocalyptic prophet saying we're facing struggle and confrontation. The concessions they're demanding of us are a security impediment we cannot withstand."
What Yishai (of Shas - an ultra-Orthodox party) doesn't seem to understand is that Obama understands exactly what his 'decrees' mean and that is his intention.

The rest of the cabinet attempted to strike more conciliatory notes, but I don't expect Obama to back down on this at all anytime soon. The cabinet will have to decide whether to defy him and they will have to decide it sometime in the next week or two.

Would the 'father of our country' approve? Something tells me that George Washington would never accept such a decree on the United States.


At 8:45 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Israel should never accept a Nazi decree from any one. Who is the US to tell Jews after the Holocaust not to have more children? The Jewish State should not even consider the demand. When the Egyptians sought to oppress the Jews, they became a mighty and numerous nation. Jacob went down to Egypt with a family. Moshe left it with a great nation. Obama thinks treating Israel with hardness will bring about the birth of a Palestinian state. Had he bothered to read the Torah, it would do the exact opposite. Let him keep it up!

At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer: Just like Achashverosh.

At 10:51 PM, Blogger Thud said...

Now israel knows where it stands...find your allies where you can and remember that many stand with you...obama is an enemy,no more no less

At 7:53 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Pharoahbama has made his decree - and it shall be less effective than the original. But he has shown who he is.

I'd like to see a Photoshop of the imperious jackass in the Pharoah's headgear, with the language from Exodus 1:8-10, and his quotes about limiting natural expansion of Jewish settlements. Spell it out for the American public, especially the 78% of our co-religionists who blindly voted for this false Moschiach.


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