You made a statement earlier that the Jews in Israel today are in Galus. Can you explain that?
First of all, the Jews in Israel live among Arabs and the Arabs, you have to know, are increasing twice as rapidly as the Jews. If things continue as is, it is only a matter of a number of years before the Arabs will be a majority. Even right now they are only being prevented from taking over because the Israelis have force; but if the Israelis wouldn’t use force, the Arabs would push their way into the cities and take over today. They are more violent than the Jews are. And then the surrounding Arab nations would send all the Palestine refugees to come back again.
And so right now we are surrounded by enemies on all sides and there are constant wars. Now, that is not called living in your own land peacefully when you have to fight one war after another; and so many young men have lost their lives trying to hold on to that little bit of independence. It’s a wobbly little state there; who said you have security there?
Now, besides that, when we come back to Eretz Yisroel, it has to be a land of Yisroel; a land of Karl Marx is not Eretz Yisroel. A land of atheism and apikorsim and New York Times sycophants is not Eretz Yisroel.
Who are the ones in charge of the government? Atheists! Almost all the government leaders are apikorsim gemurim. In the Knesses you hear constant vituperations against frum Jews. So absolutely we are in Golus there. The frum Jews are a minority and today especially there is a campaign of vicious hatred against the frum Jews in the press – newspapers, radio and television – and in the Knesses too. And already they have attacked one bais haknesses and shamed the sifrei torah and they tore up seforim and trampled on them. So we see it as the beginning of something worse to come yet. And therefore, there is no question that we are in Galus in Eretz Yisroel today; no question.
Of course, Hakodosh Boruch Hu is able to rectify everything and when we pray תְּקַע בְשׁוֹפָר גָּדוֹלּ we are also praying that in Eretz Yisroel the Torah should reign supreme; there shouldn’t be any hog raising in Eretz Yisroel and there shouldn’t be any immorality in Eretz Yisrael.
If you look in the gay guide, the gay guide book I have, it tells the gays where to find amusement and congenial company in Eretz Yisroel; it tells them addresses and places where they can go. So that is not a restoration to Eretz Yisroel yet. We have a lot to wait for yet; the beaches in Eilat and the other beaches are not places where a Jew can go.
Not only Eilat; when you walk today, even in Yerushalayim, at the bus stops they are pushing pornography for the first time in history in the holy city. They are advertising swimsuits; that is the excuse, bathing suits. Pictures on the bus stops in Yerushalayim, things that they never had before. If it was in the hands of the Arabs, you could be sure this wouldn’t happen.
And therefore, we are twice in Golus in Eretz Yisroel. To be in Golus by Jewish reshaim is worse than being in Golus among gentiles.
TAPE # 604 (July 1986)