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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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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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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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The Jews of Gush Katif Will Be Back

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 29, 2010

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Shlomo Wollins Discusses Rabbi Shlomo Aviner

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 26, 2010

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Traitors?? Or “Between the Straits”?

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 26, 2010

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Special attention needs to be paid to video #3. I don’t know if the claims made about Yesha leaders and rabbis deceiving and betraying the people are true. I’m posting it for your consideration. Perhaps they were given impossible choices by Ariel Sharon, who proved himself up to the job of being dictator of the moment, and then paying a horrific price…still lingering between life and death to this day. One commenter suggested that perhaps the government promised an expulsion either way, one way with much bloodshed, possibly civil war, the other without bloodshed. We must try and believe the best of our leaders, particularly our rabbis unless it’s just impossible to do otherwise. In other words, there needs to me more proof than just a video or two. Videos are too easy to manipulate.

However, if there was betrayal, particularly if only for petty reasons, such as loss of courage, or petty gain of some sort, then we have a serious problem as a people. That problem must be resolved before we can unite, otherwise all our efforts will be thwarted by moles and spies.

One sure way to remove the temptation of our leaders to betray us is to finally become a bona fide independent nation…not beholden to the US, Europe or any other foreign nation, but only to our King, HKB”H.

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Destruction of Morag

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 26, 2010

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Nahamu

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 25, 2010

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“We Have Learned from Gush Katif”

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 24, 2010

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Notice from Dr. Paul Eidelberg

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 23, 2010

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Dr. Paul Eidelberg has sent a newsletter out posting guidelines for organizing a resistance to any further expulsions in Eretz Israel. This would be an unmitigated disaster for not only Israel, but the world. The taste of blood would be in the jihadis mouths, and the reaction would be similar to that of a pool of sharks.

Dr. Eidelberg is asking his listeners and readers to post to everyone we know. I agree the situation in Israel is as serious as the tone of his recent newsletters indicate, thus I am doing my small bit to get the word out as to how to organize a resistance to another expulsion. Israel hasn’t recovered from the Gush Katif expulsion…it would take a miracle for her to recover from another one of any size, let alone the possibility of an expulsion of 650,000 Jews from Judea, Samaria and parts of Jerusalem. (There is no “East Jerusalem”).

Dr. Eidelberg in his own words:

“I was asked by a reader what should be done to stop further “expulsion.” Here was my reply: Although I do not exclude mass demonstrations, they can only be effective if based on a grassroots movement. The battle begins in one’s own neighborhood. For openers, and to set the tone, action-oriented individuals in each neighborhood should form a small group to focus on the Jerusalem issue. They should invite appropriate speakers to define the religious and global significance of Jerusalem—how its surrender will intoxicate the Islamic world and lead to an explosion of jihad everywhere. They should expose Bibi’s despicable record regarding Oslo and Gush Katif. They should produce (1) placards, (2) bumper-stickers, and (3) attractive one-page handouts, with all three signifying, in diverse ways, “We are not going to tolerate any compromise on exclusive Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem.” “Jerusalem belongs exclusively to the Jewish people.” “Israel’s capital is Jerusalem—not Washington and not Riyadh.” “We are tired of Bibi’s appeasement of Israel’s enemies.” “Yielding to Arab terrorists and thugs is cowardly and disgraceful!” “We are fed up with spineless prime ministers!” “Jews worship God not Oslo and not Obama.” Also, abbreviate and distribute Caroline Glick’s June 21, 2005 article “A Coward for a Prime Minister.” Get connected to Jewish and Christian Zionist organizations in the US. Do not waste money on ads, except when needed to publicize a national conference in Jerusalem.” 

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Yesh Din v’Yesh Dayan

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 22, 2010

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There is judgement and there is a Judge.

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The Last Kadish in Gush Katif

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 21, 2010

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Orange Cello Memory

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 21, 2010

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Rabbis Show Letter from Sharon Promising Disengagement Gains

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 15, 2010

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The Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) marked the fifth anniversary of Israel’s disastrous withdrawal from Gaza by publishing a letter the group received from then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dated July 18, 2005. The Rabbis had handed Sharon a Torah Ruling against ceding land but Sharon chose to ignore it. 

I believe that today, the benefit, peace and security of the Nation of Israel require the evacuation of the Gaza Strip, an area in which there is no chance of establishing a Jewish majority and which everyone knows will not be part of the State of Israel in a permanent accord,” Sharon wrote.

“At the same time, we are transferring the brunt of our efforts to the most important areas for safeguarding our future: the Galilee, the Negev, Greater Jerusalem, the settlement blocs and the security zones.

“I initiated the Disengagement because it is the best vehicle for a basic change in the national situation of the Jewish people. The departure from Gaza will have a decisive positive influence on all fields of life in Israel: security, economy and the quality of life in the country.”

Along with the letter from Sharon, the RCP re-published the Torah Ruling signed by almost 400 rabbis forbidding surrender of any land to foreigners. “The Disengagement proved again that the Torah Ruling against relinquishing land to enemies because it will make it easier for them to conquer the land is valid today more than ever,” the rabbinical forum said. 

The Rabbis expressed their “amazement” that Israel has established various inquiry committees on different issues but “has still not found time to set up an inquiry committee to investigate the heinous crime committed by the Israeli government of uprooting thousands of Jews from their homes through a Disengagement which led to hundreds of casualties and to the deterioration of Israel’s security to an all-time low.”

Flotilla is result of retreat“We hope that the Terkel Committee that is investigating Israel’s actions in trying to impose a Gaza Strip naval blockade will also investigate the genesis of what led to this situation,” said Rabbi Avrohom Shmuel Lewin, RCP Director-General. “The Committee must investigate what caused Israel to lose its deterrence. Turkey or any other country never dared to send provocative ships against Israel in the past.”

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