In the News (Jewish Press): “Israel’s two new ‘Adir’ F-35 stealth fighter jets landed in Israel on Monday evening, with great pomp and circumstance at Nevatim Air Base in the Negev. They were received with great ceremony by Israel’s leadership, including President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, Israel Air Force Commander Amir Eshel and top IAF officials.
“’The Adir aircraft redefines Israel’s abilities of deterrence. It re-defines the IDF’s long arm. It redefines the realm of our ability to operate,’ noted President Rivlin.
“’Anyone who thinks to destroy us puts himself in danger of extinction,’ the prime minister said during the welcoming ceremony for the ‘Mighty’ Adir aircraft.”
Question: What is your opinion of the great hopes that are hanging on this acquisition?
Answer: I don’t think that any great hopes are connected to this. These planes constitute a deterrent, just like a nuclear weapon. On the other hand, it is dangerous because when you have a weapon of this kind, it encourages you to use it. But a deterrent like this is truly imperative to have with you and not with your enemies.
In principle, it doesn’t indicate anything. We will become stronger only when we strengthen our spirit. After all, the people of Israel survive not because we have a foreign weapon or something similar, but because we are connected with our roots, which we must bring to their final state, meaning that we must bring all people in the world to a good connection between them.
So the planes will not help us; the proper understanding of our ideological tasks will. If we specifically go out with this weapon and with the power of the spirit, we can win against all the evil forces and bring the world to the correct state.
Comment: In spite of everything, this relaxes a person somewhat. He thinks, “We already have airplanes, we have the Iron Dome. Generally this is some kind of protection.”
My Response: Indeed, but this is a very small compensation for spiritual damage we are causing ourselves. We cannot cover this up with that because we need to bring the world to a good connection anyway.
And we are doing just the opposite. So the hatred toward us will grow, our opponents will become stronger; they are getting closer and closer to our borders and are equipped no less well than we are. So we need to think about what we are doing with all of this. I would turn the one hundred million dollars that has been wasted on the plane toward education. This would yield much greater benefits and security.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 12/14/16