If I ask my child to swallow a bitter pill, and he sees results, he might do it again.
If I ask my child to swallow a bitter pill, and he sees no results, he will refuse the next time.
This is the lesson of this latest survey. Our Youth will no longer swallow that bitter pill of "Land for Peace," or "Negotiation for Peace." They know it does nothing.
It is a lesson that the "dove" parties in Israel need to take to heart. One does not promise peace at the expense of Jewish lives, one does not promise peace at the expense of Jewish homes, and one does not promise peace at the expense of Israel. Too many times we have been asked to swallow the bitter pill with the promise that "this time we will have peace."
All of those promises have resulted in nothing but the bitter taste of losing what is dear to us.
It is time we took our lives into our own hands and stopped negotiating things which can never be negotiated.
Peace is something won in war, not agreed upon, not negotiated, not promised. Our Torah teaches us that it is Pinchas, the zealous protector of Israel, who was awarded the Covenant of Peace from G-d. In Pinchas, G-d teaches what we must do.
Putting off the inevitable is useless. If we allow evil in our midst, we die. If we watch as our youth is lost to lust and greed and the corrupting influence of outsiders, we die. It is only through moral strength that we can overcome this enemy, and through that moral strength, we must strike at the heart of evil. One may scream about how Pinchas was wrong, one may lecture on the need for restraint, but, in the end, Pinchas and Pinchas alone is awarded peace.
How long must we stand at the door of the Tabernacle and watch the enemies of Israel bring immorality and evil into our camp to weaken us?
Our youth have already learned this lesson. Now, it is time for those parties in Israel, who claim to be for "peace," to make the hard choices it takes to claim that prize. We have swallowed enough of their bitter pills. It is time they swallowed the Truth.