Bennett: Release Arab Israeli Terrorists and We're Out
"There Has Never Been a Palestinian State - That's a Lie"
Congressman 'Shocked' by anti-Jewish Measures on Temple Mount
See original Hebrew article below. This is Google translate. BDS movement inside, outside government representative
Due approval of participation of radical left-wing groups support the annual parade held in New York, the minister Bennett ordered the suspension of participation of a representative of the Ministry of Diaspora
Detailed article on the subject will be published on Friday Supplement "log" Makor Rishon ". נציג הממשלה בחוץ
מצעד תמיכה בישראל: תנועות BDS בפנים
עקב אישור השתתפותן של קבוצות שמאל קיצוני במצעד התמיכה השנתי המתקיים בניו יורק, הורה השר בנט על השהיית השתתפותו של נציג משרד התפוצות
The JNS News Service put out that story and it is syndicated to all local Jewish Papers, the San Diego paper is a sample.
Here is the another article in Maariv :
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On Apr 11, 2014, at 4:28 AM, "Liz Berney" <email@example.com> wrote:
Hi Everyone,The San Diego Jewish World covered the rally, including a picture - see http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2014/04/10/tiff-groups-belong-pro-israel-parade/Happy Pesach to all,Liz
On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 11:52 AM, Janet Lehr <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
ISRAEL LIVES APRIL UPCOMING ISSUE LEADS WITH:
A ZISSEN PASSOVER TO ALL
Thank you Helen Friedman, AFSI, for including the Park Hotel, Netanya, Israel, on the Chizuk Mission Oct. 2012 tour itinerary. .
Without the activities including rallies and writings, of our small crew of advocates for Israel, Israel and Jews everywhere, will never survive the daily tide of revisionist history finding its 'technologically logistic' place in the the history book of Google's pages. Open source is a flood of Noahtic proportions. I don't see a successful result for our people without aggressive military action against Iran. We need to rechart the course of current trending history to survive.
RICHARD ALLEN JCCWATCH, AFSI, BETH GILINSKY JEWISH ACTION ALLIANCE with support of many stalwarts, SPEARHEADED A MAJOR SALVO THIS TUESDAY April 8th 2014, in NEW YORK CITY. Assembled appropriately at the entrance to UJA/FEDERATION headquarters 130 E 59th Street, was a significant, large number of 'champions for Israel'. A major salvo was sounded in what needs to be an ongoing protest. UJA/FEDERATION, one of the single largest funders of Jewish related causes in the USA and the world as a whole, was called out to defend its support of BDS – BOYCOTT- DIVESTMENT-SANCTIONS. BDS are appropriately used as economic weapons against the evil nation of Iran. UJA/FEDERATION must not be allowed to continue financial support of organizations who publically advocate BDS against Israel. The support of BDS against Israel and Israeli businesses is not civil dialogue, it is war against Israel and Jews worldwide.
The only google reference found to the rally is:
I pray that our next rally will be reported on dozens and dozens of more publications. Thank you Israel Matzav.
Has nothing changed from the time AFSI in 2012, applied and was denied the right to march in the Israel Day parade while NIF was accepted? (Shilohmusings)
WE NEED TO RALLY AGAIN, IN FRONT OF UJA/FED, AS SOON AS WE CAN GET A SOUND PERMIT. THE PRESS MUST/WILL BE CONVINCED BY OUR PERSISTANCE TO COVER THIS. IF WE LEARNED ANYTHING FROM THE SHALLIT INITIATIVE IT IS GRAB THE ATTENTION OF THE PRESS.
From: Robin Ticker [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:31 AM
To: Richard Allen
Cc: Heshie Billet;Subject: Re: The Salute to Israel Day Parade
Rabbi Billet, amv"sh
First let me address the positive points in your email. You say we should work to stop the funding to NIF. Excellent idea. Part of the problem is their deligitimazation and marginalization of those who speak of our entitlement to Judea and Samaria and then by extension the rights of anyone living in Judea and Samaria. Why don't you come up with a clear statement in support of the hundreds of thousands of Jews who live in Judea and Samaria, who pay taxes, fight in the IDF in combat units and in fact are the most motivatedsoldiers in defending the Land of Israel. compare them to the soldiers who come from Shomer Hatzair and Labor Kibbutzim etc. Why are we silent when the IDF demolishes homes in Yitzhar and demonize the 15 year old kid who allegedly slashed tires in response to a demolition. Who gave the orders to demolish the Lazar's home? Arutz 7 reported that the IDF tore down a new house belonging to Avi and Shoshana Lazar. The Lazar family was due to move into their new home this week with five children Are the Lazar family extreme, violent, criminal and terrorists? Do they not have property rights? Do they not pay any taxes to Israel. Are they not citizens of the State of Israel? Let's say they are guilty of the terrible crime of not getting the proper permits for political reasons. They along with their both Jews and Arabs are all building without legal permits. Are the permits withheld legally or simply politically withheld? So let things be contested in a courtroom before actually demolition takes place. Please note that the demolition is done selectively to Jews davka, especially to beautiful young families who are anything but violent, criminal and terrorists.
Destroying the Lazar's new home is violent and criminal and has the same vibes as Krystallnacht. Even if Mr. Foxman of ADL says not to use imagery of the Holocaust lightly, we aren't. What are their little kids thinking when they see their home destroyed by the IDF? Surely they don't have very good feelings towards them. How will they think of the IDF when they become teens? What did the youth of Gush Katif who are now teenagers internalize when they saw the IDF demolish their beautiful homes? In normal situations, kids who have dealt with such trauma might indeed come out violent, criminal etc. Those who supported and enabled useless and pointless destruction of their homes need to take responsibility of the "monster" they expect these kids to become. But rather than take responsibility for any misconduct on their part they will instead brand the kids as what they expect would be a normal reaction of a helpless victim to a violent crime . They justify "legal" immoral actions of the IDF that can create such a monster. And they compound their sin by slander and branding these kids, and the community which brought them up, with with names like fringe, "criminal", violent with extreme right wing terrorist leanings.
But these kids are brought up with Torah and with Faith and many can overcome their negative emotions and act with restraint. However, they might try to prevent such actions from repeating itself. Perhaps slashing of tires or whatever, is a manifestation of trying to the best of their limited ability to prevent future useless, pointless and criminal house demolitions on the part of the IDF.
Why can't the Jews of Judea and Samaria share the same rights as the rest of the country? They are under military civil law. Their rights do not fall under the same rule of law as the rest of Israeli citizents. What about the other four homes demolished by the IDF?
Let us look at American History and see how our founding fathers responded to intolerable acts!. Home demolitions weren't even mentioned. Their main complaint was not being represented fairly after paying taxes surely a lesser crime than home demolitions.
They formed their own militia!
Am I saying that we need to have a civil war? Surely that is not my intent since we all know that we are all brothers, 12 Tribes and the unity of Am Yisroel, all the 12 Tribes is the eternal yearning of our people.
Yet we have instances in the Torah where brother did fight against brother and it was for the benefit of all. After the Sin of the Golden Calf, the Tribe of Levi disregarded who was their brother and did G-d's commandment to punish the perpetrators of the Sin. The Chashmanaim, the Maccabees, fought with the Hellenizers. Their purpose was not to fight against their brothers. They were fighting to keep G-d's word. The fought for the right of doing Brit Mila, circumcision and keeping Holidays etc. They knew that doing the right thing would benefit everyone including their brothers and if they remained passive it would bring ruin and G-d's wrath collectively upon the entire community.
Nobody is calling for the boycott of the Parade. However, let everyone know that if BDS marchers are included, the entire Parade loses its focus and purpose. It becomes simply a nice Parade down Fifth Ave. Stop calling it "Celebrate Israel Parade". Change it's name because it's deceiving. You may argue American is a free country so if legally the organizers can't be selective as per who is marching in the Parade. If BDS wants to march let them march. Are you implying that legally the organizers have no choice and can not exclude these marchers. And if Lesbian and Gay groups wish to march, let them march. We can not stop them. And if the Vatican who wants Mount Zion wants to march let them March.
The natural consequence of this approach is that this Parade is no longer Jewish. It's simply a Parade for all those who want to have a piece of the Holy Land.
Rabbi Billet. Please don't waste the time and money of kids and families who are Zionists, love Israel, are in Yeshiva and Synagogues and are marching because they love the Land based on Torah. Let them know the truth because there is no Jewish point in marching in this kind of Parade.
The underlying debate here is whether Israel should be Jewish State or a "democratic" state like all other States. Shall this parade be a Parade in support of a Jewish State or simply a parade like all other parades to support a State like all other States.
It seems like the organizers have decided and have chosen the latter.
Rabbi Billet, Holiness means being distinct. If you take that away it becomes profane.
On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM, Richard Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Rabbi Billet overlooks a very simple solution. The participants in the parade currently sign an agreement. The existing parade agreement needs to be enhanced to include a sentence that parade participants do not support BDS. The lawyers can draft it.
Shamefully, the Rabbi slanders us by calling us "BOYCOTTERS"
Meanwhile, John Rusksy the head of the UJA-Federation and his paid lieutenants work overtime to include these BDS groups in the parade.
Mr. Ruskay worked with Noam Chomsky in the first group to call for a halt to all Military sales to The Middle East...leaving Israel Defenseless. (CONAME - Committee On New Alternatives In The Middle East)
Mr. Rusksy's work continues today....working to give NIF space in our "Tent".... Politics Cover provided by our "Rabbinic Leaders" who shamelessly slanders us.
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On Apr 10, 2014, at 8:55 AM, "Heshie Billet" <email@example.com> wrote:
The real battle against the NIF is to empty its coffers by getting donors to stop giving. Only 24% of their money spent in Israel is spent responsibly. The rest is used to fund a whole menu of anti Israel, anti IDF, and pro BDS activity.I know this well. I have spent the last 5 years in a below the radar screen, "in the shadows" war against the NIF
It is important to educate a naive public that NIF is not a cause deserving of support from the pro Israel community. PR is important.
But it should not come at the expense of the parade. The parade organizers are not NIF supporters. They are just parade organizers. The parade is an important event for our community, the pro Israel community. It is important for assimilated Jews, marginal Jews, non Orthodox Jews, non Jews, and US politicians to see the size of the pro Israel community and the enthusiastic support out there in the USA for Israel
The NIF people got into the parade. It is impossible for the parade organizers to get them out in the USA. For the same reason many different groups that meet the strong objections of some participants also march. You have to look at your group and not who else is in the parade. It is a wholesome parade and for the most part everyone is genuinely pro Israel.
The organizers are not political re the parade. They are good people, community servants trying to do something positive for Israel.The parade should not become another victim of the NIF even if their cronies march in it.
I have spent much time trying to get these people expelled from the parade in the past two years. Meetings with JCRC and Federation. We did a power point presentation on NIF. We brought live sane witnesses including Israeli oficers to the meetings.
It is very hard for me cannot clearly define the legal issues. I met with JCRC and Federation lawyers about this very issue two years ago. I remember that the legal issues were too complex for them to undo the presence of these organizations. They were unaware of the history of NIF when they allowed them in.
NIF has been exposed by an Israeli Colonel and several former intelligence officers who specialize in legal industrial "espionage". Until Operation Defensive Shield the NIF did its thing unchallenged. It is very hard for an umbrella organization to expel someone who is in. It will cause major legal entanglements.
On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 8:41 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
dear rabbi billet
if, as you note - and it is so - the new israel fund is among those funding organizations "whose goal is to undermine the jewish state' [your words], how do you then find it within your jewish neshama to knowingly undermine the well-being of israel in endorsing those who would do harm to take part in israel's celebratory parade?
hillel of course has said it best, and for all times: "if not now, when?" when will you stand up for israel, when is is, G_d forbid, bleeding from the hamas/muslim brotherhood/ bds-ers mantra, the boycott, divestiture and sanctions against our people? putting your finger in the dike of irreparable damage resulting from the targeted acts of our enemies is far, far too far, from hillel's injunction - NOW - i needn't tell you.
so, though you have claimed that the salute to israel parade is a feel-good event, nothing about detracting from and harming the state of israel 'feels' good or is good. nothing. pollyana would hope that a "great event with good spirit in which diverse people of differing persuasions come together to support israel" [your words] happens by opening the tent: y'all come and denigrate us even if that is your way of celebrating us. for the rabbi of the largest orthodox congregation in the five towns to endorse hateful acts, in and beyond a parade day, is only oxymoronic.
hillel's commentary on life's crucial decisions further notes that no matter how well meaning, it is our actions at important junctures which count. STAND UP AND BE COUNTED, RABBI. ezekiel would have you recall: you will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declared the Lord. the advertised five  minyans each day at your synagogue are there for your people: now is the time for you to be for the people of the state of israel.
there is no 'celebrating' with those who would do us, the collective we, harm.
p.s. there's nothing 'fringe' about me. i love and stand with the state of israel and her people.
Rabbi Heshie Billet of the Young Israel of Woodmere and a former president of the Rabbinical Council of America, said that while he sees the New Israel Fund as funding organizations "whose goal is to undermine the Jewish state," he objects to the "boycott of the parade by JCC Watch and its supporters."
"The Salute to Israel Parade is a feel-good, pro-Israel event, which is neither ideological nor political. It is a great event with good spirit in which diverse people of differing persuasions come together to support Israel," Rabbi Billet said. "It should be joined and endorsed by the Jewish community without controversy."
Rabbi Elie Abadie of the Safra Synagogue in Manhattan said he might pull his congregation out of the parade unless the three groups are banned. "Many of these 'Jewish groups' are financed by anti-Semites, anti-Israel and Jew haters," he stated in an open letter to the leaders of the JCRC and UJA0Federation. "Their sole mission is to delegitimize and demonize the State of Israel until its extinction."
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