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bconcept that Jewish blood is cheap—if this is un-Jewish, then bsurely, the State of Israel remains the most un-Jewish of all bstates. Surely, when it sends its commandos to Beirut airport bto make Havdolah over thirteen airplanes, this is un-Jewish btoo.

b“The Jew has ever had as a Jewish concept the idea of bforce to defend Jewish lives and property. Those who are buncomfortable with it have assimilated too much foreign bmatter.”

4. MISHMAAT YISROEL

bMishmaat Yisroel—Jewish discipline and unity. It was the black of discipline and Jewish unity which led continually to bthe destruction of the Jewish people. It is Jewish unity and btheir self-discipline which will lead to the triumph of the bJewish people.

b“When more than 3,000 years ago a young Moses slew an bEgyptian oppressor of his people, he was appalled to be bberated by other Hebrews, Datan and Aviram, who bthreatened to inform the pharoah. In the desert, Korach bsplit the people through jealousy and envy. The kingdom of bthe Jews split into two, Judah and Israel, leading to the bdisappearance of ten tribes.

b“The great exile of twenty centuries came about because bof civil war in Jerusalem. It has always been thus, and the brabbis long since played on the biblical verse to have it read: b‘Your destroyers and wreckers shall come forth from you.’

b“The Jew is nothing if not an individualist, and, as with all bthings, the greatness of individualism can be carried to the bdestructiveness of anarchy. In these days of crisis, it is only bdiscipline and the unity of Jewish individuals joining to- bgether which will assure us the success of our survival. And bso, every JDL member has Mishmaat (Discipline). To begin bwith, he has self-discipline that enables him to discipline bhimself when that is called for.

b“JDL is a disciplined and centralized organization. In bthese days of crisis, the reasons are obvious. We insure the bswift mobilization of our members; we can quickly eliminate bany unstable individuals who might drift in; we are able to bguarantee that there will be no change in basic philosophy of b 

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