Yishai Fleisher of "Generation Z": One Big Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Sunday, April 26, 2009 8:54:18 PM
"Yishai is an internationally recognized lecturer, show host, and columnist and has been featured on CNN, Al Jazeera, the BBC, and other international and Jewish media. Yishai was an IDF paratrooper and studied Poli-Sci at Yeshiva University. Yishai co-founded Kumah, a grassroots organization dedicated to encouraging American Aliyah. His writing and Zionist efforts landed him a job at Arutz Sheva's Israel National Radio. Today he hosts the 'Yishai and Friends' show and is the Director of Programming of the station."
Impressed? And yet, Yishai and I have been going back and forth on his blog regarding what I consider his utter failure to think rationally about Israel's situation and what can be done to secure Jewish life there. At this point, my talkbacks are being censored 100%, an act that Yishai has publicly endorsed. I am thinking of writing a full analysis here of Yishai's intellectual and moral failures, but for now I am reprinting my last attempted blog entry at Israel National News, with a few edits for grammar and style.
WHY I WOULD NEVER MOVE TO ISRAEL
(Note: YF currently has a cliche- and falsehood-laden letter (Nisan 29, 5769; 4/23/2009) from a new immigrant to Israel on his blog ["Why I Moved to Israel"].)
I would never move to Israel because I don't trust Israelis to know the right thing, let alone to do it. I do not trust the Left, the so-called Right, and certainly not you, Yishai, or anyone of "Generation Z." A people who, one way or another, suppress information via censorship to advance their agendas (a practice they justify in different ways depending on their political orientation) cannot be trusted--and trust is essential when one is surrounded by Bnei Amalek (Muslims).
You are manifestly unwilling to address the points I first brought up months ago. Specifically, you have no plan to turn Israel from a Bolshevik state where the popular will is regularly flouted to a state where this will dominates the political scene. No plan? Hell, you do not even have any tactics. You have tried to argue that Jewish wombs would birth so many Jewishly identified Jews that eventually observant Jews would demographically dominate Israel. But I have shown that this depends on the elites being inept enough not to counter this approach, as they are in fact already doing. (And there are plenty of Muslims to bring in if the elites need any demographic help.) You have asserted that the IDF would socialize individuals into greater Jewish consciousness when in fact the opposite occurs. You have seen 96% of Israeli voters vote against National Union--the closest Israel gets to half-decent government--and yet you have no comment. You have asserted that greater immigration from America would do the trick, despite the obvious fact that for all your "fuzzy pink bunny stories" only a few will ever be persuaded. You have no reason to believe that any plausible level of American immigration will solve any problem, but you continue to harp on this as a fix. Indeed, the considerable level of immigration from elsewhere has coincided with even more bizarre anti-Jewish actions by the elites--but then empirical evidence does not concern you. Your latest pink bunny story involves you trotting out a 5-week-old immigrant, Dani Koesterich, to repeat the platitudes and sheer falsehoods that you propagate on your blog, as if such testimonials addressed the arguments that had been mooted. And really, when our Mr. Koesterich claims that the Israeli state protects Jews everywhere with the Mossad, we've heard quite a whopper. The elites do not even protect Jews in Sderot.
Your latest trick, as you cannot answer any of my challenges (let alone Vienna Mike's), is to censor my TBs (and evidently Mike's) 100%. How very Israeli to use censorship to facilitate immorality. Yes, you have surely achieved an Israeli identity. And you expect immigration from America to succeed in changing anything when, in your case as in others, it is American good sense and decency that is subverted by the Israeli status quo?
I guess you can always depend on the sure-fire approach of praying for a miracle, as if Hashem would appreciate your attempt to coerce Him into doing what you should do yourself. Hey it worked in Gush Katif, not to mention WW2 Europe!
I said that you would know when I gave up on you because you would see no more TBs from me. Well, I no longer have a choice, as my TBs are now completely censored. This is what you actually prefer, as you have said in one of your responses. So, you have "won." I will not comment on your blog in the future.