Moshe Feiglin: Third Intifada Most Dangerous of All
“Defense Minister Ya’alon is technically correct when he says that the number of victims of each terror attack in this current intifada is less than in the previous intifada,” said Moshe Feiglin on Tuesday. “Thank G-d that until now, we are paying a ‘lower price’ for the short-sightedness and flaccidity of our leaders. But Ya’alon’s claim proves just how disconnected the government is from reality. If we dig beneath the surface, we will see that the current Arab uprising is the worst of all.”
“We are no longer looking at terror organizations somewhere over the border,” Feiglin explained. “We are looking at a war declared against us by the Arabs who live in the Land of Israel, with growing partnership with the Arabs who live in the State of Israel. The Third Intifada is beginning to look more like a sporadic, personal civil war. The mentality that currently prevails among the government leaders does not have a way to control the violence. If it continues, its results will be much worse than those of its predecessors.”
Feiglin says that the root of the problem is Israel’s loss of confidence in the justice of its cause, lending it instead to the enemy. “Before we declared in Oslo that this is their Land – not ours –” , he pointed out, “I used to have my car repaired in a garage in the heart of Gaza. When we fled Gaza, we created the Islamic imam who is now calling from Gaza for all the Arabs in Israel to stab Jews and chase them out of Haifa and Jaffa. And they are happy to oblige.”
Feiglin has a plan to stop the violence. “The only way to restore calm is to restore our sense of justice,” he said. “To internalize that this is our Land. Exclusively. We must end the ‘Occupation’ and declare complete and exclusive sovereignty over all parts of the Land of Israel in our hands.”
Feiglin’s plan includes three options for the Arabs:
- Declaration of loyalty to the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish Nation as a condition for permanent residency status.
- Receipt of generous assistance to emigrate from Israel.
- Entry into a long-term process of Hebrew studies and national service in order to submit a request for citizenship.
- No sovereign entity other than the IDF or Israel Police will exist within Israel’s borders. Certainly not in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
- Any nationalistically motivated violence will be considered a declaration of war and dealt with accordingly – both for the terrorist and his local support system.
“Clearly,” Feiglin predicted, “Netanyahu, Ya’alon and Bennett will do the opposite. They will try to pacify the Arabs with surrender and further retreats. The attempt to sweep the glowing embers under the rug may create a false impression of calm, but will ensure a more severe outbreak of violence in a short time. Even worse, the sovereignty vacuum will clear the way for increasing international intervention in our Land.”
“Most probably, we will find ourselves in the midst of elections at some point along this process,” Feiglin concluded. “Let us create leadership that understands the Israeli reality and is capable of dealing with its challenges.”