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Why Gush Katif Still Matters

Posted by Glezele Vayne on August 17, 2010

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Opinion piece by: Moshe Dann

The expulsion of 10,000 Jews from their homes five years ago was not a localized event in the Gaza Strip and Northern Shomron. It was a national implosion, a national disgrace. It caused enormous physical, psychological, social, cultural, military and strategic damage to the entire nation – and it still does. Like an ecological disaster, its foulness still seeps through our foundations, and continues to poison us.

Undermined by enforcing a political agenda, the entire political system, the media and judicial institutions refused to act responsibly. Basic civil and human rights of Jews were abandoned. Those responsible for welfare and proper compensation misled and lied; led by SELA, the Disengagement Authority, our country was in denial.

Our own political leaders, along with many spiritual leaders – those for whom we voted, in whom we trusted – failed to organize and prevent this catastrophe. Ministers who disagreed were fired; public debate was suppressed.

The Knesset was impotent and negligent; they did not insist on proper procedures, to which all citizens are entitled; and no one was held accountable.

Our IDF, in which we and our children serve, in which we believed, were brainwashed and turned into zombies; those who refused to participate were heavily punished — a misuse of the IDF which was illegal and immoral.

The media protected Arik Sharon and those who planned, organized and carried out the pernicious plan because they agreed with his agenda. The perpetrators were even honored and promoted. Military and strategic advisers who disagreed with Sharon remained silent in order to keep their positions.

We believed that those we elected, and the institutions of government were fair and honest. We were wrong.

The expulsion and destruction of 25 Jewish communities is a symbol of national betrayal. The same toxic thinking led to the removal of Jewish communities from Sinai in 1982 and the Oslo Accords, which brought PLO terrorists to power and caused the slaughter of thousands of Jews, as well as the wounding of tens of thousands more. The product of corruption, deception, greed and arrogance, Disengagement is an example of cruel indifference and the abuse of power. We are still stuck there.

The Disengagement left a deep wound that will not heal, not only because lives and homes were destroyed, but because it was immoral, unjust and irrational. The knife of perfidy is still in our spiritual guts; it is an ongoing trauma of our neshama – not just the people who suffered physically and mentally, but a national deception. The Disengagement, Hamas and Hezbollah remind us, symbolizes not pride and victory, but our shame and defeat.

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Gush Katif: 1000 Days Without a Home

Posted by Glezele Vayne on August 10, 2010

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Conference For Jews Expelled From Gaza

Posted by Glezele Vayne on August 8, 2010

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Avinu Malkenu….

Posted by Glezele Vayne on August 1, 2010

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Abba Sh’bashamaim…

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 30, 2010

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Never Again….?

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 30, 2010

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Einli Eretz Acheret

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 29, 2010

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Song by Korin Alal

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Settlers: Secret Plan Renders Barak ‘War Criminal’

Posted by Glezele Vayne on December 20, 2009

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by Hillel Fendel

(IsraelNN.com) A secret document that has been made public shows that the IDF is planning something close to war against the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria (Yesha), local councils accuse.

The secret document, which has clandestinely reached Arutz-7, shows that the army is planning to enforce the government-ordered construction freeze on Jewish towns in Yesha with the help of six brigades, the entire Border Guard forces of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, Israel Air Forces helicopters and drones, the Shabak (Shin Bet) and police, intelligence forces, and IDF reserve units. The forces are required to submit a daily report to the General Staff and the Defense Minister by 1 PM each day.

The Shomron Residents Committee released a sharp statement in response: “This war plan formulated against the pioneering settlement enterprise in Samaria and Judea, together with the plan against the hesder yeshivot which produce the best of Israel’s soldiers, turns [Defense Minister] Ehud Barak into a war criminal.”

“With the full backing of Netanyahu, who so cynically called us ‘brothers,’ Barak is wasting billions of shekels of the People of Israel’s money in order to promote his own standing in the Israeli left – instead of investing the money in building and developing the Galilee, Samaria, Negev and Judea. We will fight without compromise against Barak’s criminal actions, and we will continue to build our land wherever Arab nationalism threatens to turn it into terrorist states.”

The document states that the plan is on the “General Staff” level, and outlines the plan to destroy new Jewish buildings throughout Judea and Samaria. It appears that the plan is set to be put into operation within two weeks.

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From Glezele Vayne – formerly “Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz”

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