Rav Avigdor Miller on Murder in Kiryat Arba

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Q:
What should our attitude be when hearing about these vicious terrorist attacks in Eretz Yisroel?


A:
I’m going to say something that I say here all the time. If it wasn’t for the constant threat from the Arabs, then then the leftists would go ahead with their scheme to make Eretz Yisroel a non-Jewish country. They want to take in the people and attitudes of all religions and nations. That is their plan – anything to make the State completely secular. They want it to be America – only that America at least has certain traditions of decency. But the Israelis have no traditions at all.
And therefore if it wasn’t for the constant attacks, this uprising, the State would have the quiet, the time and the ability to move forward with their plans. Plans to have no kosher food served in the army at all. Plans to more actively support the increase importing of ham and pork into the country. There would be no religious councils anymore. No support for yeshivas. And they would go ahead with wiping out all vestiges Judaism – as much as they possibly could. That is their plan. And don’t think otherwise. The liberals in Eretz Yisroel are crazy today. Liberalism and Democracy are their gods and you know what their bible is? Their bible is the New York Times. They swear by the New York Times. I’m not joking. The New York Times is their model. And the Supreme Court?! It’s mush’chasim and resha’im gemurim sitting on the Supreme Court of Medinas Yisroel. And they’re trying their best to destroy everything. And then when this rasha, Yossi Sarid, yemach shemo – yes, Yossi Sarid, yemach shemo, closes down 40, 50 schools, frum schools, so Rav Ovadiah Yosef cursed him publicly. So now they’re discussing arresting him, arresting Chacham Ovadiah for cursing such an important personality.

So whatever tzaros they have, they have earned those tzaros. No question about it. The tzaros are only a reprisal against what they are doing. Hakodosh Boruch Hu is not keeping quiet.

Look, I’m not sympathizing with the Arabs. The Arabs are resha’im gemurim. Arabs are very low creatures. They love murder. They love shefichas damim. They are terrible people and they always were. But up till the creation of the State they didn’t have such excuses and opportunities. Now they have Arafat, a rasha, for a leader and they’re backed by many gentiles all over the world with the UN behind them as well. The UN backs Arafat in many ways and is always making resolutions against Israel. And the   resha’im of Am Yisroel, the reformers, take the same position. When two terrorists were killed, the New York Times writes “Two Palestinians Assassinated.” They were terrorists! But when Jews are killed they never are “assassinated”. When the Arabs captured the Jewish soldier, Wachsman, they pulled out his fingernails and they knocked out his teeth before they killed him. The New York Times said nothing about it. Suppose the Jews had done such a thing to an Arab. It would have been front page headlines. The New York Times is 100% supportive of the Arabs. They are resha’im gemurim. The whole world is silent and even more – the resha’im of Yisroel are on the side of our enemies. Now look, I’m no patriot of Medinas Yisroel – but there’s no question that that anyone who wants to destroy the security of the Jews in Eretz Yisroel is an enemy of the Jewish People. We need to be protected – they have to be protected.
But Hakodosh Boruch Hu is punishing the Israelis only because they want to wipe out any form, any vestige of a she’eirus of Ya’hadus in Eretz Yisroel. So you should know that anytime anybody innocent suffers because of the Arabs, it is the fault of these apikorsim. And they are getting what they deserve.

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