Cease Fire or Victory? An Israeli Dilemma!

Voices are growing in sections of Israeli society to bring about a ceasefire in Gaza that would free a limited number of hostages in exchange for thousands of convicted Arab nationalist criminals and murderers. Those voices are very understandable when coming from the families of kidnapped victims.

While other voices are motivated by a political agenda and self-serving ends however, if you look at the dilemma facing Israeli society, it’s clear that a ceasefire is, in fact, appeasement and ultimately defeat at the hands of Hamas and its supporters. Any deal that allows Hamas to survive will eventually deliver more and more Jewish deaths. Is the Jewish State to stand idly by, merely watching the process unfold before its eyes? Will the Jewish people tolerate thousands of criminals to walk free who secures their existence by denying Jews theirs? These Arab murderers create a breeding ground for Jew hatred not seen since the Holocaust. In such a situation, Israel would eventually be faced with the hard necessity of destroying the enemy by fire and sword.

Israel must not succumb to public opinion at home or overseas. It would only lead to a new “final solution”. The wholesale killing of Jews deemed unfit to live side by side with their gentile neighbours. The insane emotions now let loose on the streets of every major city of the world, imperilling the existence of the Jewish State and the Jewish people. This is the only outcome resulting from a capitulation to the evil the Jewish people have confronted since the butchery of October 7 in southern Israel.

The opportunities that a capitulation would inflame amongst those committed to more extreme and permanent actions, actions that were in harmony with their anti-Semitic eliminationist ideals.

If Israel is to avoid a holocaust, then it will have to embrace ‘Never Again!’ in its totality of action in today’s Gaza and its northern borders. This is a watershed moment in Israel’s troubled history. How the country responds to its current problem will shape its future. Israel is not destined for the rubbish heap of history, but its decision in the matter of a ceasefire will dictate how long it must live on the razor’s edge.

Yosef Yigal Drever

Yosef Yigal Drever and Sylvia Drever co-founded Achdut HaLev in 2006 to reach out to the Jewish community's around the world providing support in learning Torah and promoting the 'Return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.' Yosef Yigal made Aliya in 2014 while Sylvia his wife is an Israeli. In late 2014 Achdut HaLev concentrated all its resources towards Aliya and the rebuilding of Eretz Yisrael. Excluding none and embracing all. The commandment to settle the Land of Israel is equal in importance to all the Torah Commandments all together: (Sifri Deut 12:29)