I call out for the people of Yisrael to join forces and apply pressure with the goal of replacing the Minister of Defense of Israel, Moshe (Boogie) Yaalon. Unity similar to what is needed now took place right before the Six Day War, almost fifty years ago (in 1967), when after an exhausting period of waiting, the people demanded that the hesitating Prime Minister, Levi Eshkol, resign from his position as Defense Minister and appoint Moshe Dayan instead. Dayan was powerful and a popular hero, but he was from an opposition party! And we won the war! The Six Day War led not to only the liberation of Jerusalem and large swaths of Eretz Yisrael, it also gave us a dramatic turning point in the history of our country and helped strengthen the message that "The Nation of Yisrael lives and continues to make itself felt!" The war enhanced the status of the IDF and of our people in the Diaspora. The Aliyah of a million Jews from the Soviet Union together with the disintegration of the Iron Curtain is a result of that great salvation, and it can be linked to the appointment of the Minister, as a result of the pressure applied by the people.
The minister is "anemic," at least as far as we can see from external signs, and our national morale is at the lowest possible ebb. The residents of Israel wake up to the daily roulette: Who suffered a knife attack this time? Who will be the daily sacrifice, we say, and then we go back, shaking our heads, to our morning coffee or our afternoon soup. This awful situation has continued since Rosh Hashana (five months!). Our enemies manage to surprise us again and again, while for our non-defense minister "deliberations" and "in-the-box" thinking are good enough. Mr. Minister, do you not feel the reaction of the population, who expect surprising actions and not simply more of the conventional same? I am sure that I represent the vast majority of the Jews of Israel, who have had enough of your platitudes and consolation: "The terrorists will be caught, and they will pay dearly." In addition, I accuse the Minister of indirectly encouraging terrorism – and I choose my words carefully – with his support of returning the bodies of the terrorists to their families and with his administrative and legal battles against allowing houses in Chevron to be occupied immediately. It is interesting to speculate whether the minister is getting advice from some "out-of-the-box" sources, or if all the truly wise people have been put to work in the cyber division, which is completely ineffective against knife-wielding terrorists.