The Brave Man
According to Sefer Kol HaTor, there are 999 incremental steps to bring us to the point of Mashiach ben Ephraim. According to the Zohar, those steps ended in 5772 1/2. We should therefore see evidence in 5773 that someone in an influential position in the Israeli government is willing to tell the moribund Western World to Go the way of Azazel (Hell in the English vernacular). That person has stood up, and at least as of 9:30 this evening, Netanyahu has not yet fired him. His name is Depurty Defense Minister Danny Danon. In plain Hebrew and English he has simply said that as long as this government stands, there will never be a 2 State Solution. I am sure the Ba'al Kerry is fuming. He thought that he had us all under his thumb...but instead Danny Danon just gave him the third finger. I can imagine that Sammy (Samkel) Power is busy writing up the UN Security Council resolution for the invasion of Israel as I type this. But facts are facts, every single "sucker" who would have been willing to buckle under to Kerry in Likud was shown the exit door in the Likud Primary with the possible exception of Tzachi HaNegbi after the 8th Day of the Gaza War. Four measly days later after the war was the Likud Primary (well actually four and five days later in an unprecedented two day primary). About half of the 11 or 12 Yisrael Beiteinu MKs which merged with Likud happen to agree with Danny Danon and 18 of the 19 in Likud behind Netanyahu. That would mean about 25 of the 31 Likud/ Beiteinu folks in the Knesset hold by what Danon is saying. The process of growing up has taken us through 20 years of Oslo Hell. So while the Witch of Eindor (Tzippy Livni) lurks with a list of unprecedented concessions to the Ba'al Kerry, Danny Danon just in one fell swoop, snatched her training wheels from underneath her vengeful stare. This is not to say that the Witch of Eindor or Madam Justice Minister has not been busy forcing us all to accept women with tefillin in the Women's Section at the Kotel. But in year 73, it appears that over half or 3/4 of Mankind is dancing around a wide open pit that leads directly to Hell. And they are dancing a wild dance in praise of the forces of darkness. They are dancing in a frenzy, and they will do whatever they can do to destroy what is Holy. Let us call Danny Danon's bravery a partial victory against the wild frenzy. If King Sha'ul fires him tomorrow, I will write an addendum to this post, bli neder.