Jewish tycoons cannot get respect from Jewish masses, who are only jealous of their illicit gains. And so they seek respect from Gentiles by misrepresenting themselves as Jewish leaders. The tycoons usurp the respect accorded to Jews as a whole, and discredit the Jews as a whole by their unprincipled wickedness.

Jewish leaders imagine they can fool their Gentile colleagues. Rabin hardly went to Oslo to give the Palestinian Arabs a state, and Olmert, who campaigned against Barak’s partitioning of Jerusalem in 2000, hardly intended to partition it in 2007. Unfulfilled promises are a viable strategy on a personal level, at least temporarily. That is not so on a communal level, because promises create expectations. Bizarre promises or examples recalibrate the scale of possible options. Intermarriage was rare in the 1940s, but once the Jewish community accepted the bizarre couples, the range of accepted behavior was recalibrated and a torrent of intermarriage ensued. Rabin, likewise, was the first mainstream politician to promise the Palestinians concrete concessions at the expense of the Jewish idea. The Israeli population quickly got used to the suggestion; while almost everyone opposes dividing Jerusalem, few people protest. Political promises, even if unfulfilled, are dangerous. The wicked, un-Jewish promises are especially harmful given the twisted Jewish mentality. Some Jews are the greatest moral beacons; they are offset by the majority who would rather abandon their Jewishness, who stay in Israel insofar as they cannot get a Canadian visa. The millennia of persecutions weren’t conducive to goodness; in an oppressive environment, wickedness is a beneficial evolutionary trait. Wicked Jews eagerly recalibrate their Jewishness according to the wicked promises of the defeatist politicians.

So it is not surprising that polls show about half of the Israeli population objecting to releasing Yigal Amir. They don’t care about Rabin: few Jews buy the government’s hysterical cult of Rabin’s personality. He was an ugly character by any measure. The mob opposes Yigal because he is a good Jew; the mob prefers defeatist, assimilated Jews like themselves. The concern about taking Rabin’s life is ludicrous: all people put values above lives. Of all people, Jews most surely put values above lives: why else did we suffer murder and persecution instead of baptizing into Christ? It is morally permissible to kill perfectly good people in perfectly senseless wars sanctioned by government, but it is ostensibly reprehensible to execute clearly evil persons when no just, God-fearing court is available to sentence them. World War I, which was fought on purely ideological grounds, cost twenty million lives. Twenty million souls died over arcane issues of monarchic politics. The concern over Rabin’s death is exaggerated.

It is mandatory under Jewish law to kill those Jews whose collaboration with Gentiles, even if legal, threatens the Jewish community. It is mandatory to uphold Jewish values by executing those who conspire against them. It is prohibited to follow a democratic majority to evil.

Any way we look at it, the half of Israelis who favor releasing Yigal Amir are right.

Yigal Amir