Israel’s Security Dilemma!
Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu today expressing his concerns for security in Judea and Shomron and asking to create sterile security zones around the territory. If Netanyahu ignores Smotrich’s appeal to reinforce security measures to avoid a repeat of October 7, the Prime Minister will be guilty twice over for neglecting the safety of Jewish lives.
Unfortunately, the murky world of domestic politics and International diplomacy spawns an entire environment of deception and double-speak. Encouraging both Israeli and American self-interest to take centre stage. They are populated by frauds, fantasists, and political opportunists. Situated in the twilight world between intelligence-gathering, disinformation and diplomacy, it is hard to distinguish truth from falsehood, and even the most bona fide government double-speak is open to differing interpretations.
Smotrich, one of the few political leaders to have a clear understanding of what’s needed to keep Jews safe, is actively soliciting a serious plan to achieve that very thing: Jewish security. Smotrich is supremely conscious of the overriding necessity to isolate any potential aggressor from repeating the horrors of Hamas in the Jewish heartland. Netanyahu’s reluctance to heed the warnings from his Finance Minister will only create division in the present atmosphere of frustration. Netanyahu ignores Smotrich at his own peril. It brings his replacement closer, and it’s hoped someone who would execute trustworthy policies designed to save Jewish lives and maintain Jewish sovereignty over the land of Israel.