Who is the Messianic and Who is Logical?
Former Mossad head Shabtai Shavit, together with a clique of indulged former generals, have fouled the public space with billboards in Arabic designed to frighten motorists on Israel's main thoroughfares. The message: If we do not flee our country's heartland in Judea and Samaria, the Arabs will be a majority in Israel.
"Israel is ruled by a gang of messianics," Shavit explained, employing an Israeli term used to describe wild-eyed fanatics.
The demographic truth is just the opposite. Current demographic trends absolutely favor the Jews. But the politicians both in uniform and without have never let the facts confuse them.
When messianics (like me) explained that an Israeli retreat from Gaza would bring a hailstorm of rockets on Ashkelon, "balanced" people like this indulged clique of generals energetically harnessed themselves to the campaign that explained how logical and safe the retreat really was.
Even a messianic like me did not foresee the extent of the flood of rockets from Gaza that rained down on Tel Aviv (and will rock it in the future). But Shabtai Shavit does not budge. He will never admit that he is disconnected from reality. He will always find a 'messianic' to blame.
So who is the messianic and who is really connected to reality?