Netanyahu's response as reported in Israel National News:
Dear Knesset Members, Rabbanim and my List, amv"sh
The Covenant carries with it either a Blessing or a Curse. Both are true realities. Netanyahu is choosing to side with the curse reality.
"Lo bashamayim hi." The solution of Torah is not out there in the heavens or across the sea; it is rather "very near to you, in your mouth and your heart...."  Lo Bashamayim hi, our commandments are not made for heaven but within our reach TO DO IT
As we say in Psukei D'Zimra, from Chronicles Aleph Chapter 16: "Zichru LeOlam Briso.. ""Remember forever His Covenant, the Word He commanded for a thousand generations, that He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac, the He established it for a statute for Jacob , for Israel as an everlasting Covenant, for you I shall give the Land of Canaan the lot of your inheritance."
In Reward for Abraham's faithfulness, G-d made a Covenant with him. However, if we are not faithful to G-d and wish to silence G-d's faithful (equivalent to prophets of days gone by) than it is no surprise that the reality is subservience and of being delivered to the hands of people of the Lands. The reality will be distress and slavery. It is truly remarkable that the words of our Torah and Prophets are so real and true after many thousands of years.
In Nechemia Chapter 9:
|29. And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the Nethinites, and all who separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the Law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, all who know enough to understand.||כט.|
|30. They held with their brethren, their noblemen, and entered the curse and the oath to follow the Law of God, (underline my emphasis) which was given through Moses, the servant of God, and to keep and perform all the commandments of the Lord our Lord, and His ordinances and His statutes.||ל.|
|31. And that we shall not give our daughters to the peoples of the land, and we shall not take their daughters for our sons.||לא.|
|32. And as for the peoples of the land who bring merchandise and all grains on the Sabbath day to sell-we shall not purchase from them on the Sabbath or on holy days, and we shall abandon [the land] during the seventh year [and] the loan given by every hand.||לב.|
|33. And we set upon ourselves the commandments to give a third of a shekel a year for the service of the Temple of our God.||לג.|
|34. For the bread of the arrangement and the daily meal offering and for the daily burnt offering, the Sabbaths, the New Moons, the appointed seasons, and for the holy offerings and for the sin offerings to atone for Israel, and all the work of the Temple of our God.||לד.|
|35. And we cast lots for the wood offering, the priests, the Levites, and the people, to bring to the Temple of our God, to the House of our forefathers at set times, year by year, to burn on the altar of the Lord our God as is written in the Torah.||לה.|
|36. And to bring the first-fruits of our soil and the first of every fruit of every tree, year by year, to the Temple of the Lord.||לו.|
|37. And the firstborn of our sons and of our animals, as is written in the Torah, and the firstborn of our cattle and our flocks to bring to the Temple of our God, to the priests who minister in the Temple of our God.||לז.|
|38. And the first of our dough and our heave offerings and the fruit of every tree, wine, and oil, we shall bring to the priests, to the chambers of the Temple of our God, and the tithe of our soil to the Levites, and they, the Levites, who receive tithes in all the cities of our work.||לח.|
|39. And the priest, the son of Aaron, shall be with the Levites at the Levites' tithing and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithe to the Temple of our God, to the chambers, to the storehouse.||לט.|
|40. For the Children of Israel and the children of the Levites shall bring the heave-offering of corn, wine, and oil, to the chambers where the Temple vessels and the ministering priests are, and the gatekeepers, and the singers, and we will not forsake the Temple of our God."|
Please read Helen Freedman's letter and take it to heart.
Dear Members of the Knesset,
My Chairman, Herbert Zweibon, z"l, is no longer with us to personally protest against the horrific display of force against innocent Israeli citizens in Chavat Gilad, so I am picking up the mantle for him.
Americans for a Safe Israel visited Chavat Gilad many times over the years, with our most recent visit on the November 2010 AFSI Chizuk mission to Israel. With great pride, the residents showed us their beautiful homes and furnishings, much of which had been built and created by the owners themselves.
We were informed then that the Israeli government had NEVER made available to these Jewish residents, the basic needs of water and electricity. It was explained to us that water was trucked in from Kedumim and that generators provided the electricity. We were appalled by the thought that Hamas in Gaza is supplied with these essential items by Israel, but the Jewish government of Israel sees fit to deprive its fellow Jews of the same necessities. This defies understanding.
We were recently informed of the need to purchase fuel for the generators because the community was facing the reality of a cold and dark Shabbat. Some good people came to the rescue for the short term. We were working on the long term solution when we received news of the brutal attack on the community.
The hundreds of police and special forces who descended on Chavat Gilad, a community of 28 families, 20 singles, and 30 small children at 4:30 AM, armed with guns and shooting dangerous rubber and plastic bullets, are guilty of crimes against humanity. Those who issued the commands for such action of wanton destruction and cruelty should be tried for the same crimes. The guilt goes to the very top – to PM Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. The shame and disgrace of what has occurred cannot be erased.
We pray that every Minister in the government will assume the obligation to demand justice in this case and to do everything in his/her power to prevent such nightmares from being repeated.
Americans for a Safe Israel/AFSI
Re: Urgent ! Chavat Gilad. This morning Police Fire Rubber Bullets 4:30AM in Outpost Destruction Operation Et Achai Anochi Mevakesh. I Am Seeking my Brothers.http://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2011/02/re-urgent-chavat-gilad-this-morning.html
This email is L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) a great activist and lover of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichrono Baruch.
This will be posted on Shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com