Yesterday evening, the newly sworn-in prime minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, gave an address before the nation’s legislature, the Knesset. It was a long address, covering many topics, but in it he said the following:
The strength of this nation is in its unity. I will not help those wishing to cause a rift among the sectors of our nation. It is my intention to take all future steps through continuous dialogue with the wonderful settlers in Judea and Samaria. We are brothers and we will remain brothers.
About the same time that Olmert was addressing the country and the Knesset, this e-mail came in about Hebron from a man who wrote from his home in Qiryat Arba, which is not that far away from there.
Thousands of police and soldiers are gathering at the entrance of Qiryat Arba and around Hebron with the purpose of preventing the entrance into the city of all non residents, in an attempt to pre-empt any form of resistance against the expulsion of three Jewish families from the building bought by the Jewish Community in Hebron.
Among the consequences of the police-military activity, there is the prevention of the entrance of whoever was invited to spend Shabbat in Hebron or Qiryat Arba, or was invited for a birthday party or a Bar Mitzvah.
As it was to be foreseen, the very politicized so-called "supreme court", the bridge-head of the forces that are engaged in the de-Judaization of Israel… has ordered the residents of Beit Shapira to evacuate the premises within tomorrow morning, otherwise they'll be expelled by force.
The Jewish citizens of Hebron, law-abiding citizens who, in spite of everything and of the previous agreements broken by courts, police, army, and government, still believe that there might be a shadow of integrity in the representatives of this regime, really believed that they could trust the nonexistent objectivity of the Israeli ‘inferior court’.
Now, once again, such court has decided against the Jewish Pioneers, exactly as in the case of Amona.
As far as I and half the veterans of the local security are concerned, tonight we'll go out on a hiking trip in the Judean Desert and will be back tomorrow right before Shabbat: none of us would be able to bear the sight of animals in black uniforms beating up Jewish men, women, and children without reacting with all the means that we all have been trained to use to defend innocent Jews from hostile forces.
Some embrace, eh? Some dialogue! Already we see the duplicity of a man who was known as a thief when he was mayor of Jerusalem and as a thieving attorney when he was a member of the Knesset before that.