Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Sharon's Fate is in the Hands of Hashem

As is well known at this point, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has suffered another stroke and is under emergency treatment at Hadassah Hospital. I do not know what will become of his political career, nor will I speculate as to the outcome of his long term health. It certaily appears to be dire. What I will say is that a lot is riding on the outcome for a lot of different people for a lot of different reasons. If he has a full recovery, he may very well continue his pursuit of continuing his role as prime minister, and further Jews will face expulsion from Jewish lands. U.S. President George W. Bush certainly has a lot riding on Sharon's continued role as Prime Minister, and would certainly be in a tough position if he were no longer able to fulfill it. He needs Sharon to continue the push of Jewish national suicide. He needs Sharon healthy. Binyamin Netanyahu also has much riding on the outcome of Sharon's latest stroke. He knows good and well that if Sharon were no longer able to serve as prime minister (or take part in the March elections) that it would be a significant boost for the Likud. G-d only knows what is going through his mind right now. Shimon Peres is undoubtedly worried that he may have boarded a sinking ship. He already had another big loss handed to him in the Labor primaries, and now he may very well have joined a party that was doomed the day it was born. The list of people goes on, but the story is all the same. In politics there are no such things as friendships... there are only alliances of convenience, and well-wishing foes who want to appear compassionate to the on-lookers. As for me, I shall take my cue from David HaMelech. He refused to curse Shaul even while being pursued by him as though he were an enemy. At the end of the day Shaul's fate was in the hands of G-d, and Sharon's fate is no different. Though it is tempting to contemplate the "what ifs" and "whys", I shall refrain from doing so and instead pray for Sharon's speedy recovery. Ariel Sharon is also a Jew like myself and therefore him and I are tied to the same eternal covenant. May Hashem bring Sharon a speedy recovery, and may He also provide Sharon with the wisdom to lead us out of the current national disaster. In the end, may Hashem's desire be fulfilled, for that is all that any man can hope for.

9 Comments:

Blogger ifyouwillit said...

No matter anyone's view of Sharon, this is a humanistic tragedy and has been sent from the big man upstairs for a reason.

May G-d do what only he knows to be best, for Sharon, for Israel and the entire Jewish world.

1/05/2006 12:36:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic X said...

"As for me, I shall take my cue from David HaMelech. He refused to curse Shaul even while being pursued by him as though he were an enemy."

Well put! Same for me. I wish him a speedy recovery and a long and happy life...at his ranch.

1/05/2006 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous jamal said...

..just as palestines life was in the hands of Ariel Sharon. Hopefully it will not be for any longer.

1/05/2006 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

jamal:read some good lit. and you'll find out there's no such thing as a "Palestinian". BTW, are you by any chance aware of the fact that Sharon has been leading a policy of "peace-for-more-dead-Jews" as much as I respect the guy (especially for the mess he cleared up in Lebanon). May G-d bless Sharon if it's for every stinking Arab he's managed to put away.

Be'tikva, a loyal citizen of Israel.

1/05/2006 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger Stevin said...

Well put, friend. May G-d bless him with strength and many more years.

1/05/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger ELAshley said...

Responding to your comment at Jamal's, I agree. The government appears to have no desire for a Temple. But that doesn't mean the desire isn't there and held by some.

Muslims do indeed worry far too much about their 'precious Mosque'. Israel could have leveled it at any time; could have leveled all of the West Bank at any time; leveled all of Gaza at any time. But Israel shows more restraint than any government I've ever heard of. In contrast, the Palestinians have squandered everything given to them.

For what it's worth, I support Israel, and I too offer my prayers for Sharon's recovery.

Living in the USA

1/05/2006 08:32:00 PM  
Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said...

IfYouWillIt:

Yes, and He will do what is best as He always does.

Cosmic X:

Yes, even those of us who oppose him politically come together when it matters most... when a Jewish life is at stake. I just wish he would have saw that when he was still able to lead.

Jamal:

You are wretched and miserable. Such shall be the days of your life.

Eitan:

Sharon has had hi ups and downs, it's just too bad that is long term legacy will be putting Eretz Yisrael in grave danger. Sad for a man who fought our enemies for so long.

Stevin:

Absolutely.

Elashley:

Thanks, and we appreciate the prayers. G-d knows that I have criticized Sharon non-stop for the last half-year, but even I have compassion for a man who will certainly never be the same (if he survives). Sometimes compassion is in order.

1/05/2006 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Moshe said...

Very true, I am not a fan of his either, and I know I have been to more than one protest against his actions, but when a Jew is in pain and sorrow, I put my differences aside.

**Moshe**

1/05/2006 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said...

Moshe:

Me too. We all should put politics aside when the situation calls for it.

1/07/2006 08:23:00 PM  

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