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Some thoughts given the unbelievable events we're witnessing:
Imagine that your name is Benjamin Netanyahu you are a prime minister of Israel and you find yourself sitting in the White House, at a critical juncture for the country you were born in and love, Israel. Imagine that you have accomplished just about everything that one can hope to accomplish in one's lifetime. Imagine that you are a brilliant MIT student who while serving as the Economic Strategy minister of Israel engineered one of the most successful economic transformations, one that is still boosting the country's prosperity. Imagine that you are a brave and distinguished soldier who while serving in one of the most elite commando units, led men into battle during Yom Kippur war and at age 23 risked your life to free hundreds of Israeli hostages (women and children among them) from the Palestinian murderers. Imagine, that your closest friend, your brother, Yoni Netanyahu gave his life for the state of Israel and died while protecting it, in one of the most glorious moments in Jewish military history at Entebbe. Imagine that your brother, your friend, Yoni Netanyahu wrote these words to you in 1973 "We're preparing for war, and it's hard to know what to expect. What I'm positive of is that there will be a next round, and others after that. But I would rather opt for living here in continual battle than for becoming part of the wandering Jewish people. Any compromise will simply hasten the end. As I don't intend to tell my grandchildren about the Jewish State in the twentieth century as a mere brief and transient episode in thousands of years of wandering, I intend to hold on here with all my might." Imagine.
Now imagine that the man sitting across from you on this particular evening is one called Barack Hussein Obama, also known as the president of a great country, United States of America, the world's leading super power. Imagine that this president from Chicago, with a resume that may not even qualify one for a junior call center position. Imagine that this Hussein character has never held a steady job in his life, and has hidden every bit of biographic evidence about how he got here. Imagine that this president grew up attending a Muslim Madrasa in Indonesia and in fact commented that he found a muslim call to prayer to be a thing of beauty. Image that this president has bowed to the man dedicated to the destruction of your people, king of Saudi Arabia, warmly shaken hands with one of the biggest anti-semites on the planet, Hugo Chavez, and sat attentively for 20 years in a church whose preacher has spewed some of the most anti Israeli and anti semitic garbage since the days of Adolf Hitler. Imagine that this president fancies himself living in a country with one of the largest muslim populations in the world and has visited the major muslim countries to deliver an apology, while steadfastly refusing to come to your country, Israel. Imagine that this president, sitting across from you in the big comfortable chair, considers Holocaust to be the equivalent of the Palestinian supposed suffering.
Imagine that this community organizer, forged in the most corrupt of American political crucibles, also known as the Chicago political machine, is now using every trick in that dirty book to force you to bend to his will. Imagine that he wants you to give up your country's future, its security, and then cut out its heart, Jerusalem, to hand on the silver platter to his Arab friends. Imagine that he says "trust me" and you who know what trust is, you who led real men into real battles look him in the eye and you know there is not a shred of integrity in this creature that you can trust. Imagine that he is threatening you with untold consequences, financials hardships and even hinting that he'll stop you from destroying Iran's nuclear program. Imagine, that you hold steady, you resist, you don't agree to bargain with the devil. Imagine that you tell him what Israel means to the west, to his country, and the blood that would be shed should his plan prevail. Imagine that he would have none of that, imagine that Barack Hussein humiliates you, leaves the room, and then adds insult to injury by causing you to leave the white house like a petty 3rd world has been, not the head of one of America's staunchest allies, thru the backdoor, with no fanfare no media there to record this shame.
Imagine that you head straight to the shower, there is an overriding need to wash off that dirt, that covers you after the meeting with this modern day Haman. Imagine, that you leave with your head held high, you've held your ground, you stuck to your principals, you didn't make a bargain with the devil. Imagine, that on the long, pensive plane ride home, you take out Yoni's note and read the words again "But I would rather opt for living here in continual battle than for becoming part of the wandering Jewish people. Any compromise will simply hasten the end. As I don't intend to tell my grandchildren about the Jewish State in the twentieth century as a mere brief and transient episode in thousands of years of wandering, I intend to hold on here with all my might". Imagine you fall asleep, you know tough choices lie ahead, and many battles are yet to come, but for one brief moment, you're at peace with yourself. You know that Passover seder is coming up and you'll be in undivided Jerusalem, your home, your brother's resting place, your people's eternal home.     Imagine.