Thursday, March 11, 2010

In Poll, Israeli Youth Show Strong Nationalist Sentiment


The attitudes of the youth of Israel is definitely a reaction to the milk-toast leadership which has come out of Israel. The youth (and the rest of the population as well) are tired of how our leaders claim to stand for the rights of Jews in the land of Israel, and then those same leaders sell us out.

Those of us on the political right warned Sharon and his lackeys that destroying Gaza would just create another terror state threatening Israel, but they didn’t listen. Why? They were being bullied by the US Administration to do what the US and the EU wanted, not what was right for Israel.

Until our leaders can start putting Israel first in Israel’s politics, the population will lean further and further to the right as the politicians, unwilling to see that they are the cause, attempt to balance the country by leaning left—a very bad strategy. Soon, they will simply topple over and cease to be recognized as leaders.

There is a simple solution to the problem of the arabs who call themselves “Palestinians.” We must require any person who wants to be a citizen of Israel to sign a letter of loyalty to the state. In this letter, it will state that, as a citizen, they will agree to uphold the Sovereign State of Israel against all enemies, they agree to follow the laws and statutes of Israel, and they agree to fulfill their civic duties as Israeli citizens. Then the letter would be dated, signed, and affixed with a photo of them signing the agreement.

Then, when any of the arabs decide to deny they supported Israel, or when any of them attempt to state that they are not subject to the laws of Israel, we just need to produce the document showing their consent and their photo signing that consent document.

If this were the law, most arabs would never sign the document because they refuse to recognize Israel and its laws. They would also refuse to sign because it would make them a pariah in the arab world.

We would be requiring them to accept responsibility as an Israeli citizen. They would be, essentially, casting their lot with the Jewish nation. This has always been a dangerous thing to do, and most will not risk it.

In order to be a US citizen, you must take an oath and sign a document which states:

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.

    • allegiance to the United States Constitution ,
    • renunciation of allegiance to any foreign country to which the immigrant has had previous allegiances to
    • defense of the Constitution against enemies "foreign and domestic"
    • promise to serve in the United States Armed Forces when required by law (either combat or non-combat)
    • promise to perform civilian duties of "national importance" when required by law

      The Canadian Oath is as follows:

      • I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II , Queen of Canada , Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen.

        In most European countries, one does not get citizenship unless they are the child of a citizen or the grandchild of a citizen. After WWII, many of those laws were modified, but they still do not confer citizenship upon immigrant children until the second or third generation. See
        So, what does this have to do with a poll about Israeli youth? Well, if Israel had clear citizenship laws, which included an oath of fidelity to the country, I don’t think they would be put in the position of having to say they didn’t believe arabs should have a right to serve in the Knesset or have the same rights as Jews. Their attitude comes from the fear that those arabs serving in the Knesset and those arabs wanting to live next door are enemies, not loyal citizens. And, with very few exceptions, the youth are correct: they aren’t loyal citizens. They are enemies.

        This is not a "racial problem," it is a loyalty problem. If those who claim rights and benefits from Israel must also accept responsibility as a full citizen of Israel on the world stage, then trust can be established and we can see those who cast their lot with us as fellow Israelis, not the enemies of Israel.

        Right now, that is not the case.

        Poll Shows Youth Leans Rightward
        by Gil Ronen

        ( Fifty-six percent of Jewish youths believe that Arabs should not be elected to the Knesset, a poll has found.

        The poll was conducted by Maagar Mochot among youths aged 15 to 18 and presented at a conference in Tel Aviv University.

        Eighty-two percent of the religious youths polled said Arabs should not enjoy rights that are identical to Jews', while among the secular youths, less than half that proportion – 39% – subscribed to this view. All together, 49.5% of the Jewish youths said that Arab citizens of Israel should not receive identical rights as Jews.

        The poll showed the youths going to opposite extremes on matters related to Judea and Samaria. While 48% said they would refuse orders to evict Jews from communities in Judea and Samaria – a position usually associated with nationalist views, 31% declared they would refuse to serve in Judea and Samaria at all – a position that usually corresponds to a leftist slant.

        Eighty one percent of religious youths said they would refuse orders to evict Jews, compared to 36% of the secular youths.

        Seventy-eight percent of the Jewish youths said that the slogan “death to the Arabs” was racist and not legitimate, but 50% of religious youths said it was legitimate.

        Arab members of Knesset from non-Zionist parties routinely vilify and demean the State of Israel and its government, travel abroad to enemy states without permission, incite Arabs to violence and participate in such violence themselves.

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