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Heroes of Israel



Clockwise from bottom left: David Ben-Gurion, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan & Yigal Allon.


Israel's success and prominence in the world today is owed in large degree by those founding fathers and warriors who helped carve out a little place as their homeland. These pillars of leadership and courage have left us and we are forced to make due with largely second-rate politicians. I hope that we once again can look up to our leadership like Israelis and Jews had done for decades.


Will another like Moshe Dayan rise up and lead us? Perhaps another like Ben-Gurion or Ariel Sharon? Perhaps someone even greater than all who have come before.


As great as I believe these individuals were in their time. They were all human and prone to make mistakes or succumb to their desperation. Yitzhak Rabin & Ariel Sharon are great examples as they were unsurpassable in their greatness while in the Israel Defense Forces. Once they aged and they took the mantle-ship of Prime Minister, they made a lot of grave errors which pose great risk to ordinary Israelis to this very day. Moshe Dayan made the mistake of granting control of the Holy Temple Mount to the Waqf Palestinian group. Rabin led Israel into the failed Oslo Accords with the terrorist Yasser Arafat. Ariel Sharon made the greatest blunder when he unilaterally chose to remove Jewish Settlers from the Gaza Strip. PM Olmert will undoubtedly continue with these disastrous moves to legitimize the Palestinians.


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