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Netanyahu’s Treachery and Self-Incrimination

Posted by Glezele Vayne on August 31, 2010

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By Dr. Paul Eidelberg

 On August 31, 2010, at 8:12 PM Israeli time, it was reported that a passing vehicle fired on an Israeli car, killing 2 men and 2 women (one pregnant) on Route 60 in the Hebron Hills near the ancient holy Jewish city of Hebron.  Nevertheless, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu persists in meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of these murderers, in Washington, D.C.  The  murderous charade goes on.

Mr. Netanyahu boasted on various occasions after the May 1996 elections that that no one expected him to (1) accept the Oslo Accords as a basis for the “peace process”; meet with Yasser Arafat; and (3) withdraw from Hebron.  Ponder the significance of this remarkable statement or confession.  This self-incriminating statement reveals his autocratic as well as arrogant character.  For if no one, in his own words, expected him to take the three steps mentioned above, it then follows that Mt. Netanyahu betrayed those who elected him Israel’s Prime Minister!

 That he could boast before the nation about his utterly unexpected adherence to the Oslo Accords reveals his contempt for public opinion.  The moral obtuseness underlying his arrogant statement that no one expected him to genuflect to Oslo—hence, to become Yasser Arafat’s lackey—is symptomatic of Israel’s undemocratic political culture.

But what is more, Mr Netanyahu pulled the same sort political deception in the February 2009 election.  During the campaign for that election he said nothing about his stand on the “two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; in other words, he was mum about his position regarding a Palestinian state.  He knew very well that had he candidly supported Palestinian statehood, he would lose a decisively significant percentage of votes from the nationalist camp.  (Bear in mind that his Likud Party won 27 seats to Kadima’s 28.)

It is in this light that we are to understand his momentous speech of June 14, 2009 at Bar-Ilan University, where, without prior cabinet or Knesset debate or public discussion, he unilaterally supported the establishment of a Palestinian state on Israel’s heartland, Judea and Samaria.  That he again displayed contempt for public opinion was confirmed by a poll commissioned by IMRA (Independent Media Review and Analysis) in August 2009.

 The poll found strong disagreement to Netanyahu’s recent decisions among those who voted for Netanyahu’s Likud party in the most recent election. Seventy percent of Likud voters said they opposed plans to freeze Jewish construction in Judea, Samaria and parts of Jerusalem, while 73 percent said the government should grant authorization to so-called “illegal outposts” instead of seeking to demolish them. This clearly implies that the public overwhelming opposes a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria,

 Pollsters also discovered that despite overwhelming media criticism of Minister Moshe Yaalon, who termed the Peace Now group “a virus,” the public tends to agree with Yaalon’s remarks. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed expressed agreement with Yaalon, and said that Peace Now has caused significant damage to the state of Israel.  Only 28 percent of those surveyed did not agree that Peace Now has harmed the state.

Returning to Netanyahu, he is a disgrace to the nation, and there are no constitutional means of removing him from office.  This is the humiliating consequence of living in the pseudo-democratic state of Israel, whose ruling elites—across the political spectrum—have a vested interest in leaving in its present form despite its demonstrable ineptitude and corruption.

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Four Jews Murdered in Arab Terror Attack Near Hevron

Posted by Glezele Vayne on August 31, 2010

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From Israel National News

by Gil Ronen and Hillel Fendel

Palestinian terrorists murdered four Jewish civilians in a shooting attack at the Bani Naim junction just south of Hevron Tuesday evening. Emergency service paramedics could do nothing to save the victims whose bodeis were riddled with bullets. The terrorists reportedly made sure their victims were dead by shooting them from close range after the initial fusillade.

The victims are a husband and wife, parents of ten, and two passengers. A Zaka volunteer who arrived on the scene broke down in tears when he neared the car and discovered that one of the victims was his wife. The IDF is combing the area, searching for the terrorists.

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“We Have Learned from Gush Katif”

Posted by Glezele Vayne on July 24, 2010

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Historical Accuracy Has Become Radical

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 28, 2009

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According to some reliable sources, approximately 3,000 Jews are slated to be expelled from their homes beginning as early as next week. I wonder what it’s like preparing for Shavuos knowing that in a few days, one will be tossed out of one’s home? Most of these people have great strength and faith in HKB”H, so I imagine they are not allowing next week’s scheduled events to put a damper on their Shavuos celebrations. — Ellie Katz

Judenrein Palestine?

Rachel Neuwirth, writing in Israeli National News (Jan. 6, 2004):

Why is it that people are proposing a Middle East peace plan that will make Judea and Samaria Judenrein (the Nazi term for a place with no Jews)?

It is the historic homeland and birthplace of the Jewish people, yet many world leaders – including every American president – believe that the removal of Jewish communities from Judea and Samaria is a crucial prerequisite for a peaceful resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Unfortunately, every Israeli prime minister has been pressured to follow this policy.

Jews have lived in Judea and Samaria for thousands of years. In fact, the Jewish religion and people were birthed in Hebron. We know of the ancient Jewish presence there from both the Hebrew and Christian Bibles and from abundant archaeological and documentary evidence.

No one denies that the oldest document showing the historical connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel, including Judea and Samaria (a.k.a. the West Bank), is the Bible. Genesis 24:18 says: “And Abram moved his tent, and came and dwelt by the terebinths of Mamre, which are in Hebron.” And the world’s oldest documentation of real estate being purchased for full price is also in the Bible (see Genesis 23:9). And for those who doubt biblical references, there is substantial evidence in archaeological findings (see http://www.sciencedaily.com/encyclopedia/History_of_ancient_Israel_and_Judah ).

Historically, the Jewish homeland included what is today called Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights, and a considerable part of today’s Jordan. The land was inhabited mainly by Jews and was ruled by Jews. Therefore, Lord Robert Cecil, former acting British foreign secretary, was right to use the name “Judea” for the whole land in his famous remark: “Our wish is that Arabian countries shall be for the Arabs, Armenia for the Armenians, and Judea for the Jews.” (December 2, 1917; see http://www.esek.com/jerusalem/iudaea.html .)

The Jewish presence there has been continuous, except for 19 years from 1948 to 1967 when the area became Judenrein . And during that 19 year period, the Jordanians and Arabs of the remaining portion of “Palestine” desecrated Jewish holy sites and cemeteries in an attempt to deny that the Jews ever lived there.

Those who advocate the dismantling of the Jewish communities in this territory are advocating a policy of ethnic cleansing. This may sound extreme, but from the early 1900s, the Arabs carried out a policy of ethnic cleansing that included the massacre and pogroms in 1929 and 1936 in Hebron. Both the spirit and practice of ethnic cleansing are being continued in the current conflict (see http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_mandate_grand_mufti.php ).

So, what did UN Secretary-General Kofi Anan mean in his 2001 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech when he said, “A genocide begins with the killing of one man — not for what he has done, but because of who he is. A campaign of ‘ethnic cleansing’ begins with one neighbor turning on another.”

Does this not also apply to the Israeli Jews who have re-established homes in Judea and Samaria? Should they be ethnically cleansed from the heart of their historical homeland? Does the Nobel recipient not know a real victim of ethnic cleansing when he sees one?

The same people and countries that condemned ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, Cyprus, Rwanda and Tibet totally reverse themselves when it comes to the right of Jewish people to live in the lands of their historic patrimony. If Chinese people were forbidden to live in China, Buddhists barred from Tibet, or Irish-Catholics banned from South Boston, there would be a tremendous outcry against such injustices. But where is the outcry against the removal of Jews from Judea — their historical homeland?

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The Rabbi Who Conquered Hebron With a Shofar

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 24, 2009

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From The Jewish Press

Hat tip: Rabbi Tovia Singer, on the recent radio show entitled, PA Peace Plan: Iran to Share Control Over Temple Mount and Kotel

“The story of our people’s return to Machpela after 700 years was best told by Rabbi Shlomo Goren, chief rabbi of the Israel Defense Forces during the 1967 war. Fresh from the liberation of Jerusalem and the Western Wall, he wanted to be among the first Jews to return to the ancient city of the patriarchs. Holding the rank of general, he joined the armed forces stationed at the recently captured Etzion Bloc, on their way to Hebron. On the evening of 28 Iyar, before retiring for the night, he asked to be wakened when the soldiers began their march into Hebron the following day.

The next morning he awoke, only to find himself alone with his driver. Realizing that he had been left behind, he ordered his driver to begin the 20-minute journey into Hebron, expecting to meet the rest of the army en route.

Rabbi Goren thought it peculiar that he hadn’t encountered any Israeli soldiers on the road and assumed that they had already secured the city in record time. Driving into Hebron, he was greeted by the sight of white sheets fluttering from the windows and rooftops of Arab homes. The rabbi theorized that this must be fear of retaliation for their 1929 pogrom in which 67 Jews were massacred and many more wounded.

Leaving his driver and clutching a Torah scroll, Rabbi Goren quickly made his way toward the Herodian walls which now surround Machpela; the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Once inside he blew the shofar, just as he had done 24 hours earlier at the Western Wall. Only afterward did he discover that when he left the Etzion base, the rest of the forces were on the other side of the hill, making plans for the attack on Hebron. The army was astonished to find that its chief rabbi had single-handedly conquered a city of 80,000 Arabs. Jews had finally returned to Hebron and the sacred burial place of their patriarchs!?”

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Notes found at WeJew on this video: “… this video is dated – that Sharon and Olmert became betrayers of their own words in this video – and that the Shalhevet shuk neighborhood was violently destroyed by the Israeli government itself. However, the number of Jewish families has continued to expand despite the efforts of the far left-wing in Israel to remove all Jewish presence from our ancient city – the second most holy city in Jewish tradition.”

From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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Ron Liddle of The Spectator and His “Take” on Hebron

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 20, 2009

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THE SPECTATOR.CO.UK published an article entitled,  “You Get Your Film, and Go Home” by Ron Liddle on 4 April, 2007. I know, We’re right on top of things. Well, “Schmoozing” is an opinion site, not necessarily an up-to-the-minute news site. Neither of us gets paid enough for that.

If you want the latest, I…uhm, really don’t know who you could count on in the MSM. Sorry. They sometimes have some of the latest. As for it’s veracity, that’s another — story.

Back to Mr. Liddle’s piece, below are a few of the more notable salvos, er, paragraphs, found on page two of his article. (Note to self, be kind. Mr. Liddle did admit to feeling like an imbecile — bottom of page 1. Knowing there is a problem is, after all, half the battle.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Federman Farm Life and Other Hevroni Adventures

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 3, 2009

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Noam and Elisheva Federman, both children of right wing activists, are brave patiots fighting for Jewish sovereignty in Eretz Israel.

Noam is the son of David Federman. David fought in Lehi, was arrested by the British during Mandate period, deported to Ethiopia, sharing a prison cell with future Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir.

All I can find on Elisheva is that she is the daughter of David Ramati, an American immigrant to Israel, who lives in Kiryat Arba, a lovely town in the vicinity of Hevron.

The Federmans have 9 children. They have found there way to the news for many years, continually challenging the appeasers within the Israeli government who insist that significant portions of Israel become “judenrein”. I doubt they are really anxious to be in the news, but simply want to live in peace on the land the Almighty has given to them and the Jewish people. I don’t write neutrally about these people. I believe in their cause, as it is mine as well.

Below are a few articles I found that are pertinent to the latest controversy; namely, the brutal, middle of the night destruction of the Federman farm. What is reported is that over 100 black uniformed policemen surrounded the Federman home, children sleeping, busted through their doors and windows, roughly grabbed and even reportedly beat them and their children, ages 1 to 17, the oldest being a girl. They proceeded to throw Noam to the ground, handcuff him, manhandle Elisheva, throwing them out of their home. They didn’t give them time to take any of their valuables, books, toys, …nothing. They then bulldozed the home and all that was in it. Elisheva reports that Bedouin and others trampled their holy books, Mishneh Torah and their Tanakhim, as if they were walking on the floor.

After the various article and post links, I have some videos where you can see what is left of the Federman home, listen to Noam, Elisheva and one of their children, twelve year old Oved Federman, as well as Nadia Matar. A court did rule that this “evacuation” was done in an unlawful manner.

Last but not least, you can watch a typical demonstration in Hevron against Israel.

Arutz Sheva 4 April 08 — House arrest of Noam Federman

Ha’aretz 26 Nov 2008 — Court: State acted unlawfully in evicting far-rightist Federman from outpost

Ha’aretz 22 Feb 2008 – Extreme Rightist Banned from Home of IDF West Bank Commander – by Yuval Goren

JPost Online – Settlers Rebuild Evacuated Outpost – by Tova Lazaroff, Yaacov Katz and Yaakov Lappin

Wikipedia article on Noam Federman

Israel Insider:  Noam Federman – The Fight for Israel’s Soul – by Jonathon Pollard

An Appetite to Destroy – by David Wilder

Comment from”federman1″ video by Promethio1 —

“This is planned for every Torah observant Jewish home in the historical Jewish areas of Israel, except of course for those who facilitate these operations for narrow and superficial purposes.There are far more than enough people in Israel who strongly disagree with the policy of uprooting Jews. But they are not the kind of people who are prone to using violence to enforce their will.May Hashem bring Justice to Israel swiftly and soon.”

That night…

Picking up the pieces…

Oved Federman age 12, “They beat her (his sister).” Who else did they beat? “Everyone.” Did they beat you? “Yes.”

Elisheva Federman speaks…

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How to convince a soldier to betray his people…

Ruth Matar encourages the Federman family and all loyal Jews…

And now a word from our peace loving neighbors…

The bravest of the brave are willing to take on the Israeli government on the issue of Hevron. One must be willing to be lied about, marginalized and demonized by the main stream media, both in Israel and abroad.

Here is a brief excerpt on the Hevron massacre from Jewish Virtual Library:

“When Jews finally gained control of the city in 1967, a small number of massacre survivors again tried to reclaim their old houses. Then defense minister Moshe Dayan supposedly told the survivors that if they returned, they would be arrested, and that they should be patient while the government worked out a solution to get their houses back. Years later, settlers moved to parts of Hebron without the permission of the government, but for those massacre survivors still seeking their original homes, that solution never came.”

The Jews of Hevron were taken by surprise when their Arab neighbors were willing to hunt them down, ferretting out every corner of their homes. The largely unarmed (okay, they had one gun) men, women and children hid behind their furniture, under their beds, in cellars. Approximately nineteen courageous Arab families helped their Jewish neighbors. These brave families, if they haven’t already, should be recognized as among the “Righteous Among the Nations”, but this probably won’t happen, as it would earn them everlasting scorn among their Arab brethren.

Hevron is now known as a completely the premier “Jew hating” town within Eretz Israel. I once visited Hevron in order to pray at Machpelah. We had to cancel due to rioting by the Arabs.

I will never forget the eyes of hatred that bore into mine from a particular Arab man, as our bus was stalled in traffic. He brazenly walked up close to our bus  and glared into the window of the bus. He caught my eye and slowly scanned back and forth between me and my little baby. He looked like he would have torn us both limb from limb if he thought he could get away with it.

— Ellie Katz

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Happy 40th Birthday Israel- Yes I Mean 40

Posted by avideditor on April 15, 2008

I don’t this Israel is Israel without Hebron and Jerusalem. Read this great article I found on Yid with a Lid.

Happy 40th Birthday Israel- Yes I Mean 40: “
The battle for Israel’s birth began 60 years ago next month, but the modern state of Israel wasn’t born 60 years ago in 1948. The state created in 1948 had no Hebron and no Jerusalem, these two cities represent Judaism’s heart and soul. Hebron is the birthplace of the Jewish Homeland where Abraham first bought land. Jerusalem is were we made a home for God, it has been the center of Jewish expression for almost three millennia. As soon as Israel had gotten its hand on Hebron and Jerusalem 40 years ago, it has been trying to give them away. The story below is about the brave families who made their way to Hebron in 1968 to celebrate that first Hebron Passover since the 1929 massacre by the Arab population drove the Jewish Population away:

Forty Years in the Desert David Wilder
April 15, 2008 

In a few nights we will participate in one of Judaism’s most ancient ceremonies, and certainly one of the year’s most treasured events. We sit around a table and conduct a Seder – the annual recitation of the story of Israel’s redemption from Egypt.

Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook, Israel’s first Chief Rabbi, writes that that exodus had a two-fold purpose. On the one hand, it was a goal in and of itself, that being liberation from Egyptian bondage. However, he teaches that the exodus was also a means to an end, that end being the reception of the Torah at Mount Sinai, and eventually, observance of that Torah in Eretz Yisrael. The exodus as a stand-alone event was momentous, but its real significance came to pass only years and decades later.

We are currently marking the sixtieth anniversary of Israeli independence. The Jewish people have made tremendous leaps and bounds over the past six decades. Who could have expected, in May of 1948, the power and prestige a Jewish state would command at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This is especially notable considering the fact that the Jewish people, coming out of a 2,000 year old exile, had to virtually recreate its national being from scratch, having been totally removed from exercises in sovereignty for two millennium. On top of this we can never forget that Israel was reborn from within the ashes of Auschwitz. Jews have prayed, day in and day out for thousands of years for not only a return to Zion, but also for Techiat HaMetim, the revival of the dead. Israeli independence is no less than revival of the dead. For this, we rejoice and give thanks to the L-rd for have granted us this most magnanimous gift of national life.

That’s the up side. The down side is all too well known. From the very beginning there was a concerted effort made to oppress the foundations of Jewish being. The founding fathers, or most of them, were not great fans of observant Judaism. The kidnapping and forced resettling of over 1,000 Yemenite children is perhaps the quintessential example of attempts to eradicate Judaism from the Jews. Yet Ben Gurion was known to have answered, in reply to a question about Jewish legitimacy to settle in Eretz Yisrael, that the source of Jewish rights to the Land is the Bible.

The relationship between Israel’s leadership and our Land has been overtly problematic. Eretz Yisrael was almost viewed as a ‘card’ to be dealt at the proper time. This was explicitly felt both prior to and following the 1967 Six Day war, when Israeli leaders attempted to refrain from liberating Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria, and following their liberation, expressed a desire to abandon them at the first possible opportunity. So it was that Israeli paratroopers, having captured the Old City of Jerusalem and Judaism’s most sacred site, Temple Mount and the Kotel (The Western Wall) were told to prepare to leave only a short time after the victory.

Yamit, Oslo, Hebron, Gush Katif and the northern Shomron all speak for themselves. Other words are superfluous.

Where does this leave us, after sixty years?

In my humble opinion, the state of Israel isn’t really sixty years old. Yes, if we count from 1948, to 2008, the result is sixty. But in reality, we couldn’t really call ourselves a full-fledged sovereign entity while our heart was still in captivity. That heart being Jerusalem and Hebron. They go hand-in-hand, together. David began in Hebron for seven and a half years before moving up to Jerusalem. Hebron was lost in 1929; Jerusalem in 1948. Jerusalem was liberated on the 28th of Iyar and Hebron the following day. Hebron was chopped into two parts in January, 1997. Ehud Barak offered Arafat 90% of Jerusalem only a few years ago. The fates of these two eternal, holy cities are inextricably combined and cannot be separated.

Following the Six Day war former Jerusalem residents, expelled during the 1948 War of Independence were repatriated. Moshe Dayan, then Minister of Defense, refused to speak to former Hebron Jewish homeowners who had lost their property to Arab marauders following the 1929 riots and massacre, and subsequent final expulsion in the spring of 1936. Only in 1968, exactly forty years ago this Friday, did Jews return to the first Jewish city in Israel.

As with many such stories, from close-up they seem almost ordinary. In reality, not only a physical reality, but also a metaphysical truth, such events are earthshaking, or perhaps better put, ‘heaven-shaking. ‘ The return of a small group of Jews, that 1968 Passover in Hebron, with the guidance of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda HaKohen Kook, with the participation of Rabbis Waldman, Druckman and Levinger, was the forerunner of a massive awakening, a returning to the heart of our land throughout Judea and Samaria. But this awakening too was not only a corporeal return to the land; rather, it was, primarily, a spiritual arousing, the voice of the Jewish people bursting through the ages, an almost primal expression of the faith buried so deep inside the souls of the Jewish people, who for centuries had cried out ‘next year in Jerusalem,’ whereby ‘Jerusalem’ was the keyword representing all our land, Eretz Yisrael. Without Jerusalem, without Shechem, without Hebron, we were as a body without a soul, a golem, whose bodily movements were predefined, perhaps classified as ‘natural.’ But the spirit, the inner essence, the heart, the soul, was missing. Only with the liberation of Jerusalem and Hebron and with them the rest of Judea and Samaria could we really and truly say, ‘we are back home – we have returned.’

That Passover, forty years ago, was the breaking of the ice – the trailblazer, the results of which are the authentic rebirth, physically and spiritually, of the Jewish people. As Jews began returning to their physical roots, so too did they commence the return to their spiritual roots; the numbers of Jews who have ‘returned,’ who have come back to observant Judaism in the past 40 years is beyond numbers. And that homecoming, as such, began with, and was initiated by our return to our land, our return to our heart – to Jerusalem and Hebron. The group of Jews who initiated and participated in that ‘Seder’ in Hebron in 1968 might not have known it then, and maybe some of them are still unaware of it today, but they were the sparks that set the fire of the return of the Jewish people to themselves after two thousand years.

Just as the exodus from Egypt had a double goal; one immediate and the other long-term, so too did our statehood in 1948 have a double agenda; one immediate – announcing before all the world, we, the Jewish people have not died out, we have escaped the bondage of galut, of exile, you have not been able to extinguish us; and also long-term – to bring the people back to all their land, to all their land and to all their heart and soul, physically and spiritually.

So as we celebrate sixty years and forty years, we can conclude that really, only now, are we beginning. The Jewish people spent forty years in the desert before entering the Land, forty years fraught with problem and crises. Now, we too have finished forty years, also filled with unimaginable predicaments. And just as then, when we came into the land the problems didn’t come to a swift end, we too, today, may still face unbearable situations. But those aren’t the key. The key is, we are home, we are in Israel, we have returned to Hebron and to Jerusalem, we have rediscovered ourselves, we have been granted the Divine gift of life, we are here to stay.

Happy Passover, Happy 60, Happy 40!

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