A man went unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, “Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me.” He was repeating the words Moses had said so many years before while warning Pharaoh of the plagues. Yet, the situation was the reverse.
Not for the people; they suffered now from harsh restrictions on their freedom as in Ancient Egypt. The difference was in the source of the plagues. In Biblical times, they had been sent by God; nowadays, their source was the uncrowned pharaoh. Most of his ingenious plagues would have been unthinkable in ancient times. In its obsession to control, evil knew no boundaries.
Methodically, the man presented the plagues’ shortlist of plagues.
“Let my people go,” the man repeated and added “because people have the right to eat cottage cheese without going broke.” This was an unconvincing beginning. Cottage was a staple food there; thus, he got pharaoh’s attention immediately. Encouraged, the man continued.
“Let my people go,” the man repeated and added “because people have the right to be governed by a fair, clear, and properly disclosed law system.” The Speaker of the Knesset had confirmed that the Israeli government acted according to secret protocols, never allowed by law.
Years before, it had been made public that Israel routinely performed illegal medical experiments on its population without the latter being warned.
Moreover, the Israeli government routinely violated the rule of law, by recognizing its official precognition capabilities. In contradiction to the Criminal Law, which formally defined the country’s legal system, these officials could act on their feeling that an individual was about to commit a crime.
Plagues of Israel
“Let my people go,” the man repeated and added “because people have the right to purchase a house without paying an enslaving mortgage for the rest of their lives.
“Let my people go,” the man repeated and added “because people deserve to live without being threatened with imminent wars. Governments ruling by fear, are unrighteous.”
“Let my people go,” the man repeated and added “because people have the right to choose their religion and spouses in complete freedom.”
“Let my people go,” the man repeated and added “because people deserve a system of justice which does not favor the rich.” Shortly before, Israel had deleted a $360 million debt owed by one of its richest citizens, on the grounds that he controls much of the local energy market.
“Let my people go,” the man repeated and added “because people deserve the security of knowing that they are not surrounded by provocateurs of the secret police.” Years before, it had been proven in the Israeli court that the assassin of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin had been provoked by a secret police agent. Inexplicably, the latter was set free by the court. Without stopping to breathe, the man continued:
“Let my people go,” the man repeated and added “because people deserve an honest leadership, one which is not busy accusing others of crimes it also commits.
You accuse Nazi Germany of atrocities; yet, you defended the Jewish Mr. Morel until his death in 2007. He had left Poland in 1994, when he became an Israeli citizen.
That was the result of inquiries that began regarding his war crimes during WWII and right after it. His crimes were backed by over a hundred witnesses, including 58 former inmates; compare that with the very questionable evidence–possibly forgeries–and no witnesses in the case of John Demjanjuk.
The main event refers to the period in which he was commander of the Zgoda camp in Poland, between March and November 1945. Between 1,500 and 2,000 inmates were tortured to death. It seems Morel took special joy in the perpetration of these murders. Justice cannot be relative.”
“Hey! These are not ten plagues. I declare your argument invalid for failing to meet Biblical standards,” Pharaoh summarized smugly. Rising his impressive voice, he called his Minister of Defense. He urgently needed a war to silence this fool.
Fifth Plague of Egypt by J. M. W. Turner, 1800 | it depicts the Seventh Plague – Hail and Fire | at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Standing up to evil, the man continued. “All these are bad and terrible. Yet, pharaoh could repent, correct the situation and be forgiven. Yet, in your ungodly kingdom, one disturbing topic cannot be forgiven. Instead of sacrificing yourselves for the sake of your sons, you sacrifice your sons for the sake of your profits.” Pharaoh Netanyahu jumped to attention.
“I will mention only two examples, but innumerable cases exist,” the man said and continued “In 2006, Israel was defeated in Lebanon. The army commander back then was Dan Halutz. In the morning of the Israeli attack, he gave the order and then found time to contact his broker and sell his stocks in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
Then, you, Pharaoh Netanyahu, transformed the affair of bringing your captive son—Gilad Shalit—into a business. You let him suffer for years after the negotiations had ended for political profit considerations. You are not better than General Halutz. A key event in jewish history is the Binding of Isaac (Genesis 22:1-24) in which Abraham was requested by God to sacrifice his son Isaac.
After Abraham’s faith is successfully tested, an angel of God stops the event before Isaac is sacrificed. Somehow, even this simple event is twisted by the Jews. Based on this, the sacrificing of the young is defined by you as a righteous event. It has become a role-model for Jews in history.
Is this a true teaching? Even if you don’t know what’s going on in the Middle East, you can correctly judge a violent event there. Who is right: a nicely dressed general explaining his crimes on television or his victims? Jesus said: (John 10:11) I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
The general didn’t die for his sheep: he sent others to die in order to survive himself. You are a bad shepherd, misinterpreting the Bible and abusing innocents for your own convenience and profit.” The man ended his speech when Netanyahu rose in his seat in protest.
Pharaoh was smiling; his smile deformed that old scar on his fat lip, creating a grotesque image. “Bring the torturer here,” he commanded. Appearing out of nowhere, guards seized the man. “Let my people go,” the man repeated before being strangled.
Mr. Tov Roy is one of The 4th Media’s frequently contributing critical writers