Aryeh Eldad is a celebrated physician, famous for his work on the treatment of burns. He is also the son of Israel Eldad, author of “The Jewish Revolution” — a book that looks better every day — and the co-author (with Moshe Aumann) of the very entertaining “Chronicles” that were simply mock-ups of modern newspapers, in which all of the news was Biblical. Endlessly fascinating, for some reason, to read the Biblical accounts in modern newspaper format, complete with appropriate headlines and accompanying maps or other illustrative material.
He is, thus, a child of Revisionists, but unlike Livni and Olmert, he has not flattered himself into making a “journey” into soi-disant “realism” as they have. They are so proud of themselves for having abandoned what they call the “certainties” of their parents and instead adopted the far more absurd “certainties” of Israel’s bien-pensants, the ones who think it de rigueur to have a “Palestinian friend” (which friend tells them what the Arab street thinks, or so they think) who is merely a plausible and sweet snake in cafe-habitue’s clothing. It is others who, like A. Carlebach (see the paragraph of his on Islam, quoted by Edward Said — who stupidly thought no one would ever take such a thing seriously, when now every Infidel reader who reads “The Question of Palestine” will find himself agreeing with Carlebach, not with Said, as I have mentioned repeatedly at JW), have been proven to be right.
Those who have been proven right are Moshe Sharon and Raphael Israeli, Israeli scholars of Islam who understand the meaning, and hence grasp the full menace, of Islam. Like Aryeh Eldad, they understand that what was once seen merely as a problem for Israel, imperfectly understood, is now grasped, by the most intelligent and unafraid and far-seeing in Western Europe and North America, as something much larger. The war on Israel is recognized as merely a local, or Lesser Jihad — a part of the global Jihad that has no limits, and that threatens all of Western Europe, and then, with a slight decalage because we have thankfully not allowed such an inundation of Muslims (or is that merely dumb luck, because America is further away from the Muslim countries than is Europe?), North America as well.
Eldad understands that. Olmert and those who would replace Olmert are yesterday’s men. They are the ones, in Israel and without, who are still intent on “peace-processing.” They are the “fourcoreissues” boys such as Dennis Ross, Martin Indyk, Aaron Miller, Richard Haass, and “solution” advocates such as the execrable Condoleezza Rice, confused and wandering — oh, on fancy American government jets — like a disoriented Leibnizian monad, through the universe, without ever stopping to study, to ponder, to think.
Here, by the way, is a previous appearance of Aryeh Eldad at JW, when he was responsible for demonstrating that Israel’s first Arab minister was publicly willing to admit that his loyalty was to Islam, not to the state of Israel:
Israel’s first Arab minister says Islamic law supersedes Israeli law
A Which Side Are You On Alert: “Majadle Justifies Destruction of Temple Remains,” by Gil Ronen for Israel National News (thanks to Neil):
(IsraelNN.com) The Jewish State’s first Arab minister, Raleb Majadle, declared Wednesday that as far as Jerusalem’s Temple Mount is concerned, Israeli sovereignty is nonexistent and Islam rules. The minister spoke in his official capacity as Minister of Science, Culture and Sport, from the Knesset podium, in response to a parliamentary question by MK Aryeh Eldad (NU/NRP).
MK Eldad’s question referred to the unsupervised digging carried out by the Muslim authorities (the “Wakf”) on the Temple Mount during the summer, by means of heavy machinery. “I received a series of photographs of digs on the Temple Mount near the Dome of the Rock,” the parliamentary question read. “The police are present on the scene but there is no supervision by the Department of Antiquities regarding finds taken out of the digs, and there is a serious concern that they could be destroyed by the Wakf. What will be done in the short term to stop the destruction of the remains of the Temple?”
Speaking before the Knesset plenum, Majadle replied that the digs carried out on the Mount were coordinated, accompanied and supervised by the Antiquities Authority. “I have worked in recent months to create understandings between the Antiquities Authority and the Islamic Wakf because I believe that this is the only way,” he said.
MK Eldad asked Majadle pointedly from the plenum floor: “Does Israeli law apply on the Temple Mount or does it not?”
Majadle answered: “In my opinion, certainly not.” Eldad reminded him that in answering parliamentary questions he speaks for the entire government, but Majadle was unfazed: “I will say my opinion. Before I am a government minister I am first and foremost a person and a citizen and a Muslim. With all due respect for the law, the law was meant to respect the religion, the person and the citizen and protect him, and not the other way around, enslave him,” he explained. “Therefore I say clearly: Al-Aksa, Al-Haram al-Sharif [as the Temple Mount is called by Muslims — ed.], cannot be under the authority of Israeli law.”
Eldad interrupted him repeatedly, reminding him that he had sworn allegiance to the State of Israel and its laws, but Majadle insisted: “I hereby inform you, esteemed MK Eldad, that I may be a minister for one, two or ten years but I was born a Muslim, and a Muslim I shall die. I respect Israeli law… but if there is a contradiction between the law and my deep faith as a Muslim, I announce that I will know what to choose.”
Immediately after this exchange, MK Eldad wrote to the Prime Minister demanding that Majadle be fired from the government. In addition, he asked the Attorney General to open a police investigation against him, on suspicion of breach of trust.
Indeed, he should be fired.”
[Posted at November 14, 2007 8:47 AM]
Soon enough, most of the rest of the Infidel world will realize that whenever a real Muslim — as opposed to a Muslim-for-identification-purposes-only Muslim — is entrusted with a government job, he too will show himself to be loyal to Islam and to fellow members of the Umma. He can do no other. He will prove to be a dangerous promoter of, and Defender of, the Faith, that Faith being not only a religion but a Total Belief-System, including a politics and a geopolitics that threaten, physically and civilizationally, all non-Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, tutti quanti.