Painful concessions are supposed to be made during any truce agreement. There is a difference however, between painful concessions and deadly concession. With US Secretary of State Rice pushing for the weak-kneed PM Olmert to make concessions of the deadly kind, and now pushing for the Golan to be added to the mix, it is incumbent upon us to make sure that this deadly Annapolis conference does not happen.
We must put pressure on Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu to leave the government NOW! As MK Aryeh Eldad said in Arutz Sheva today:
“massive public pressure” must be exerted on Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu to quit the government before Annapolis.
The government coalition’s continue existence is dependent upon the presence of both Shas, with 12 Knesset seats, and Yisrael Beiteinu, with 11. The coalition parties currently have 78 MKs; if both leave, the Kadima-led coalition will crumble, forcing new elections.
“Olmert has said categorically that all the essential issues, such as final borders, Arab refugees, Jerusalem, and more, will be on the table,” Eldad said, “while on the other hand, [Yisrael Beiteinu head Avigdor] Lieberman says that he will resign if these issues are discussed. The public doesn’t know which liar to believe!”
“This is the time for massive public pressure,” he continued. “Thousands of faxes, emails, and phone calls from immigrants from the former Soviet Union to the offices of Lieberman and his party, saying not only that they won’t vote for them again, but that they will convince their friends and relatives to do the same. That’s what will work.”
“In addition, the residents of [the outlying Jerusalem neighborhoods of] Pisgat Ze’ev and Gilo, and of Maaleh Adumim – places that will be turned into ghettos and killing grounds amidst Arab populations if Lieberman’s plan [to trade Arab-populated areas to the PA] is adopted – must also phone and send faxes and emails from wherever they can, to tell him what they think. The same with the residents of Judea and Samaria, and the same with the supporters of Shas. We’re talking about our national fate, and that of each of us. Whoever doesn’t act now, will be able to blame himself for doing nothing and going like sheep to slaughter.”
“Sometimes we ask how the Jews of Europe did nothing but wait and hope. Whoever didn’t understand them, will now be able to understand them better when he sees himself doing nothing to stop the Annapolis catastrophe.”
The email addresses and fax numbers of Knesset Members appear on the Knesset website. For example:
Shas leader Trade Minister Eli Yishai fax 02-666-2909 (from abroad: +9722-666-2909)
Shas MK Nissim Ze’ev of Jerusalem fax 02-649-6549 (from abroad: +9722-649-6549)
Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman – fax 02-640-8921 (from abroad: +9722-640-8921)
Yisrael Beiteinu MK David Rotem of Efrat, fax number: 02-649-6506 (from abroad: +9722-649-6506)
Yisrael Beiteinu MK Esterina Tartman, a resident of a Yesha community near Jerusalem – fax 02-649-6440 (from abroad: +9722-649-6440)