By Ze’ev Atlas
How sad is the situation of the Jewish people! The right wing secularists believe that they could resolve all the problems with military and political force, despite the clear evidence to the contrary from the last war. Especially after the military and political defeat in battle, the immediate political strengthening of their immediate enemy, the appearance of Iran as a local super-power and the clear political power of the Muslim countries block. The left wing secularists believe that they may achieve peace with the Arabs despite the clear evidence to the contrary after the collapse of the Oslo experiment. The Religious Zionists believe that the settlements and the territories are the most important thing and maintaining them is an achievable goal despite, well, the clear evidence to the contrary after even the right wing Israeli government threw them out of some of the settlements and is planning to continue doing the same. And with the political power of the Muslim countries block, this goal is not achievable at all. The Haredi world, in its struggle to keep the principles of Judaism intact against any possibility of heresy, forbid any attempt to seek the truth as if the Satan himself is standing behind the truth. And the Moshiach Freaks (pun intended) in Lubavitch, they just worship a dead man instead of G-od and explain to anyone who listens that the man is still alive despite, well, well, the clear evidence to the contrary that the man is indeed dead and is buried in the ground.
And what about making peace with G-od, trusting in him and sticking with his seal, the Truth? Whoever does it must be, according to all the above factions, a heretic, primitive who believe in superstition and has lost any touch with reality.