Some Advice Prime Minister (Elect) Ehud
Barak Didn't Ask For
AS THE NETANYAHU ERA ENDS, WHAT
WE SUGGESTED IN 1996
(Editorial from June 1996 issue
of THE MACCABEAN)
Some Suggested Do's & Don'ts For
Netanyahu's New Government
- Do restore pride and dignity to Israel's foreign
- Do restore deterrence to the Israel Defense
- Do crush any resumption of the intifada.
- Do arrest all members of the Palestine National
Council guilty of crimes of violence.
- Do restore Zionism and Jewish pride in Israel's
- Do rid the media of leftist jerks and create a
vigorous information system with an aim to inform and not
- Do demand freedom for Jonathan Pollard.
- Do live up to your campaign promise to free the
economy, reduce taxes, and sell off all government
industries not connected to security.
- Do put Natan Sharansky in charge of immigration
- Do take politics out of the Israel Defense Forces
and the Security Forces, even if this means removing
leftist officers of high rank.
- Do respect the civil and human rights of Israel's
Arab inhabitants but.......
- Don't give them the political right to change Israel
from a Jewish State to a state with a lot of Jews.
- Don't go to Egypt to talk to Mubarak. Let him come
- Do support the efforts of Dr. Paul Eidelberg in
his quest to create an Israeli constitution that protects
the Jewish character of Israel.
- Don't jump every time the American State
Department acts upset with your actions.
- Do annex all of YESHA and re-affirm the
- Do pass a law requiring a two-thirds majority
of the Knesset and consent of the Prime Minister to
alter above annexations.
- Do vigorously settle Jews in Jerusalem and extend
its municipal boundaries to Maale Adumim.
- Do carry out the plan to add 500,000 Jews to
- Do as a first step, open all completed apartments
for purchase and occupation.
- And finally, do restore Jewish rights to the Temple
Mount including the right to prayer.
.....Bernard J. Shapiro, Editor
[Editor's Note of June 29, 1999] I will grant that I
was a bit arrogant telling an elected leader of Israel what he
should or should not do. Please forgive my arrogance and ask
yourself whether Bibi would still be in office had he followed
this Zionist [not originally mine] advice? We all know he didn't,
though he regretted this fact in the last months before the
election. Wouldn't Barak be better off revitalizing the Zionism
of his youth? Believe me, in the next election his advisor
might be from Gaza and not Texas.]