I have a “new rule” to propose to the anti-religion, half-Jew, atheist, pseudo-liberal-Obama apologist and cheerleader for Israeli war crimes. This one should go over just swell with him and HBO.
New Rule. All Zionist Jews, whether of the secular/atheist/cultural or ultra-religious variety, and all in-between, must live in Israel and never leave. If you identify as a Jew and are of the belief that having a Jewish state that must maintain a Jewish majority is your only protection from annihilation, then that is the only place you can live. You can not have a spare state “just in case” living as a Jew in Aventura or Queens or Buenos Aires becomes dangerous. If that is a serious concern and possibility, then you should already be living in your “safe haven”. No amount of financial concerns, creature comforts or friends and family can override the importance of your very life.
If your response to the just and moral solution of a one-state democracy with equality for all of it’s citizens is that this scenario does not ensure that you will be able to live peacefully as a Jew, then you should consider if you are already able to do that in New Haven, Sunny Isles, Park Slope, Forest Hills, Boca Raton, Beverly Hills or Kansas City.
Once you make Aliyah, or if you are already living in Israel, you can never leave. The outside world is just too risky, and while Rome might seem like a nice vacation spot, the IDF can’t protect you while you’re sight-seeing in the Colosseum or the Stonehenge or Machu Picchu if shit suddenly started to go down.
Anyone that ever speaks the words “Am Israel Chai” can’t call Obama or Christina Fernandez De Kirchner their president, or De Blasio their mayor. Shut down the rallies and Aipac offices, grab whatever you can on the fly and leave your Upper West Side condo behind as you board your El-Al flight. Take comfort in the fact that this is survival and you are headed towards the only protection you have on this rock. Being called paranoid is only a minor sting after all. Just go prove everyone wrong.