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Yesha Rabbis Advise Soldiers Not to Help Destroy Outposts

Posted by Glezele Vayne on May 31, 2009



Hat tip: WeJew.com

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

(IsraelNN.com) Leading national religious rabbis called on soldiers Wednesday night to refuse orders that involve them in the destruction of Jewish hilltop communities and the expulsion of those living there.

Their call sparked a protest in the mass media and among several political leaders, similar to the storm that raged over the same issue during the period of the expulsions from Gaza and northern Samaria in 2005 and in Amona two years ago.

Kiryat Arba-Hevron Chief Rabbi Dov Lior and Beit El Chief Rabbi Zalman Melamed were among those who wrote a statement that said “the holy Torah prohibits taking part in any act of uprooting Jews from any part of “our sacred land.”

In radio interviews Thursday morning, Ichud Leumi (National Union) Knesset Member Michael Ben-Ari and officials of the Council of Rabbis for communities in Judea and Samaria (Yesha) explained that Israel was established because of the Torah and therefore one cannot carry out policies that are against it.

The rabbis conferred at the small community of Givat Asaf, one of the 26 sites that Defense Minister Ehud Barak has vowed to destroy, by force if necessary.

An official for the Council of Yesha Rabbis added, “The government is ruled by non-Jews like [President Barack] Obama and that is our weakness. It is not Jewish sovereignty. They are throwing sand in our eyes with their declarations.”

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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

Ellie’s note: There are a couple of books that note the parallel disasters that befall the United States of America when the US Administration forces Israel’s hand.They are written from the Christian worldview.

Eye to Eye by Bill Koenig

As America Has Done to Israel by John P. McTernan

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