Friday, September 26, 2008

Special Shemittah Mitzvah opportunity until Monday Night - Time Sensitive1 Read now!

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Special once in 7 years Mitzvah opportunity (read carefully).





It is interesting, that although the Sabbatical year only applies to the land of Israel, there is a law in the Torah that is directly connected with the sabbatical year, which also applies to places outside of Israel. This law is called Shmitat Kisafim. This law is mentioned in the Torah in the Book of Divarim. (Deuteronomy 15:2) the law states "At the end of every seven years you shall make a release. This is the manner of the release: Every creditor shall relax his hand from the loan which he has lent to his neighbor; he shall not demand it of his neighbor, or of his brother; for a release to G-D has been proclaimed." This means that any money that was loaned to someone during the seven year cycle of Shmita that was not yet paid back by the end of the sabbatical year becomes a gift to the debtor. This is the reason why the great scholar Hillel the elder enacted the Prosbul. The prosbul was enacted in order to prevent harm to the lenders. As the Sabbatical year approached to remit all debts the wealthy were afraid to loan money fearing that they would not be reimbursed. Hillel, therefore, instituted the Prosbul which in short gives the power over the loan to the court and in such an instance the law of loan remission does not apply. Every orthodox Jew today writes out a Prosbul right before the end of the Sabbatical year in order to be allowed to collect his loans without transgressing the Torah. THOSE WHO WANT TO MERIT IN THE SPECIAL MITZVAH OF LOAN REMISSION GIVE A  LOAN TO THE NEEDY AND MAKE A CONDITION THAT THIS LOAN WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE PROSBUL AND THUS AT THE END OF THE YEAR (THIS COMING MONDAY) IT BECOMES A GIFT TO NEEDY ONE SINGLED OUT IN THE LOAN. OUR SUGGESTION TO YOU DEAR FRIENDS OF ITAMAR IS THAT YOU SEND IN A LOAN TO THE FRIENDS OF ITAMAR EARMARK THE CHECK "SHMITTA REMISSION"  MAIL THE CHECKS TO FRIENDS OF ITAMAR ATTN. LESTER GOLDSMITH 1483 EAST 34TH STREET BROOKLYN NY 11234 AND THIS WAY YOU WILL BE DOING THE MITZVAH OF LOAN REMISSION BY BUILDING THE LAND OF ISRAEL. PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE AROUND. AS LONG AS YOUR CHECK IS MADE OUT BEFORE MONDAY EVENING THIS OPPORTUNITY REMAINS VALID!


Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Moshe Goldsmith Itamar 


5768.12.26 Israel the Land of My Posession - Soldiers injured in Jerusalem, Women in Green Mesiras Nefesh for YESHA, Rabbi Algaze Dvar Torah Nitzavim


26 Elul 5768
September 26, 2008

1. Status of soldiers injured in Jerusalem, " I Just Did What I Had To Do" sent by Israel Kaplan
2. Women in Green in the forefront in the fight for YESHA arrested and harassed
3. Women in Green tour YESHA
4. Rabbi Algaze Dvar Torah on Netzavim  - Erasing Sin.
1. Status of soldiers injured in Jerusalem, " I Just Did What I Had To Do" sent by Israel Kaplan

That refrain has become more and more common on the streets of Jerusalem this year, as four consecutive terrorist attacks have plagued the city since March. All four were perpetrated by Palestinian terrorists who lived in the same neighborhood in Jerusalem.
In the latest attack, a 19-year-old terrorist, a resident of an Arab neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem, rammed his car into a crowd of IDF soldiers in Jerusalem last night (September 22, 2008), injuring 17. The attack took place in the center of Jerusalem, at the Jaffa Road intersection between City Hall and Jaffa Gate
Jerusalem police chief Aharon Franco said Monday night that the attacker was shot dead "within seconds" by an off-duty IDF officer who was touring the city with his unit. The group of soldiers was on a tour of Jerusalem that was to have culminated with the recitation of the Selichot penitential prayers at the Western Wall.
The attacker was going at top speed and might have reversed and hurt more people had he not been neutralized, Lt. Elad, the officer who shot and killed the attacker later said of the incident.
"I just did what I had to do."
Adversity brings people to action. Doing what they have to do turns people into heroes.
And this morning, many volunteers are in Jerusalem hospitals, visiting the wounded, and offering whatever help is necessary. 
There are four victims still hospitalized at Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem – three soldiers, and one young woman in the midst of her National Service:
Chana suffered cracked ribs and a broken pelvis, and underwent surgery to repair the damage.
Morr suffered similar injuries, and also underwent surgery.  Morr and Chana are in the same hospital room.
Yair suffered critical injuries to his legs and back, and was operated on overnight.  He is currently in stable condition in intensive care.
Uriel suffered spinal injuries. He is in stable condition after surgery, and is awaiting transfer to Beilinson hospital in Petach Tikva for rehabilitation.
Four victims remain at Hadassah-University hospital in Ein Kerem:
Matan suffered serious head injuries, and is in intensive care.

Oleg suffered leg injuries and is recovering in the Orthopedic Ward.
Mor suffered spinal injuries and is in intensive care.
Hadar was injured in the legs, and is in the Orthopedic ward.  
In a second attack earlier on Monday, an IDF soldier was wounded seriously in the face when a Palestinian woman hurled acid at him.  

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2. Women in Green in the forefront in the fight for YESHA arrested and harassed

Police Round Up Dozens of Would-be Protestors, Use Violence
September 3, 2008
by Hillel Fendel

Dozens of concerned citizens who wished to protest against the banning of three young men from their homes in Yesha for 3-4 months were detained - and some were beaten - before they could start protesting.

In addition to accusing them of "planning to take part in an illegal demonstration," the police used violence on several occasions against youths and adults before and after the protest rally.

Complaints have been filed with the police against some of the officers involved in the arrests and violence (see below).

The story began last week when the IDF issued orders to three young fathers living in Jewish towns in Samaria (Shomron), banning them from their homes, or from anywhere in Judea and Samaria, for the next 3-4 months. This, despite the harm caused to their family situations, jobs, and agricultural plans for the coming months.

The orders state that they are perceived as a "security threat."  One of the three, Akiva HaCohen, said he thought he was being targeted because of his involvement in an initiative to organize public protests when police or soldiers attempt to evict Jews from hilltops.

"Police Do Our Work for Us"
Incensed activists of Women in Green, the Givatayim Settlers, Homesh First, Saving the Land and People, and other nationalist groups organized a protest vigil for Tuesday evening outside the home of IDF Central Commander Gen. Gad Shamni.  As one organizer - Mati Barnea, of the Givatayim Settlers - later told Arutz-7, "We never dreamt that we would get such great publicity, but the police did the work for us.  They turned it into a major event."

What they did was to detain at least two busloads of would-be demonstrators and beat several detainees who were already in the police station. In addition, Barnea said, "they blocked the entrances to Reut [where Gen. Shamni lives], deployed detectives all around the town, and even had a large presence on Route 443 [a main Jerusalem-Modiin highway]."

<>Click here for a Hebrew-language video of the events.

Informed that the police later claimed that the protestors wished to block Route 443, Barnea - and other participants - said they knew of no one who had such plans.

Elderly Broadcaster Detained
One protestor, Moshe D. of Jerusalem, said, "We were about 15 people in a van from Jerusalem, and we arrived at the parking lot at Shilat Junction to wait for the others.  Suddenly, some policemen came up to us, accused us of wanting to take part in an illegal demonstration, and rounded up some.  One of those arrested was Walter Bingham, 85-year-old showhost on IsraelNationalRadio.  They put him into a police van for about 15 minutes, ignoring his protests."

Lamenting the police violence, Barnea said, "The police wanted to show what they could do - even though just about a kilometer from the same site, at Naalin [where anarchists, Arabs and leftists demonstrate against police and soldiers every week], the same police allow the demonstrators to throw things at them, spit at them, and the like - and do nothing in response."

"In addition, protests take place outside the home of Education Minister Yuli Tamir, and the police don't take action, and just recently there was one - without a permit - outside the home of Defense Minister Ehud Barak.  The police allow the left-wingers to demonstrate, but not those who stand up for the true values that keep this country alive: The People of Israel and the Land of Israel."  %ad%

Matar's Story
Nadia Matar, co-chair of Women in Green, was detained in the Modiin police station until close to 2 AM.  She said, "When three policemen first surrounded my car, they asked me where I was going.  I said I was going to see some friends.  They asked me for their names and phone numbers, and I said, 'That is too much already. I'm not under arrest.'  So they said, 'We are detaining you on suspicion of wanting to participate in an illegal protest.' I asked them if they were mind-readers..."

"They had me follow them to the police station, where they actually had an investigator test my car like they do on the annual inspection.  Within a few minutes, a whole bunch of people werer brought in, on the same charges; they had been in the bus in front of me, from the Kiryat Arba-Gush Etzion area.  Later, we heard that the other bus, from Jerusalem, was also stopped, and the passengers taken to the police station in Ramle."

The police detained at least one of the buses with the excuse that the tires were suspected of being low on air.

Police Protect "Illegal" Protest
Ironically, the purportedly illegal demonstration was actually held, with dozens of people who were not arrested holding signs outside Shamni's house.  The signs read, 'Shamni expels Jewish pioneers,' 'Shamni is a political general,' and the like.  Policemen stood guard nearby, but witnesses said they used violence to remove the last of the demonstrators.

After the vigil was over, many of the protestors came to the police station to show solidarity with the detainees. Matar recounted:

"The protestors stood outside the station, making noise, blowing whistles and the like, protesting against our detention merely for wanting to stand up for justice in this country - and suddenly a whole bunch of policemen swooped down on them very violently.  One girl in particular was treated very brutally - she was dragged with her army behind her back, her shirt was pulled down, and she cried out... We all started to surround the policeman who was doing this, yelling at him to stop - and suddenly the policemen started hitting us! Myself, Daniella Weiss, the photographer Miriam Tzachi - not young girls...

15 Remain Under Arrest
"After a few minutes, calm was restored. Each of us was then put through a mini-interrogation, but we essentially said that we refused to answer because this was a political interrogation. Finally, towards 2AM, they left most of us go - but another 15 or so remained under arrest.  We didn't want to leave until they were released, but finally around 4:30 they took them away to a prison cell."

The 15 youths were in fact held until Wednesday afternoon, released after paying a bond of 250 shekels each and being ordered to stay out of the Modiin-Reut area for the next 30 days.

Shmuel Medad, head of the Honenu legal rights organization which helps nationalist-camp members who are arrested during the course of their activities, told at around 5 PM, "The last of the 15, Itamar Ben-Gvir, is having his hour in court right now.  He is demanding to know why he was arrested in the first place."  Ben-Gvir is a veteran of legal struggles in these matters, and is said to know his way around the court system better than many lawyers.

Complaints Filed Against Violent Policemen
Honenu's sister organization, Yesha Civil Rights, headed by Orit Strook of Hevron, has submitted complaints to the Department for Complaints Against Policemen of Israel Police.  A complaint was filed against the officer who made the decision to detain and arrest citizens with no crime having been committed, "violating their freedom of movement based only on suspicions, as if the police were a 'thought police.'"

Other complaints were filed against the officer commanding the Modiin Police Station on Tuesday night, under whose watch the citizens were beaten inside the station, and against the police officer who ordered the whistling demonstrators to disperse - but gave them no time to do so before ordering his men to swoop down on them and beat them with clubs.

Not Only Shamni
"The police hysteria shows that they want to keep this whole thing of the eviction orders quiet," Barnea said. "But it boomeranged on them. We will now redouble our efforts.  I can just say that Shamni is not the only one whose home has to be 'visited' in this manner.  Let his neighbors, and those of the others involved in this travesty, know exactly what they did."

Let Them Live!
Summing up the night, Barnea said, "It can't be that when we fight for the country's most important values, the authorities utilise clauses from the Turkish law, or from laws that were specifically enacted so that Israel could fight its enemies, to detain or arrest or banish them without trial or explanation.  Olmert has not been banished from his home in Jerusalem even though he is suspected of many crimes, and the same has to be true for Land of Israel supporters as well.  If they are suspected of a crime, let them be indicted - otherwise, let them live."

3. Women in Green tour YESHA

Visiting Jewish Heroes

Yesterday, Wednesday, September 24, 2008, tens of members of Women in Green went on a chizuk trip to the outposts in the Shomron and to Yitzhar.

Meeting today's Jewish heroes living in Samaria gave us all strength and even more determination to continue the struggle for the Land of Israel.

First we visited Halfon's factory for prefab houses. Halfon is a dear Jew active for the Land of Israel for the past 40 years. After visiting his factory located close to Karnei Shomron, we went to Shavei Shomron to see a house Halfon built.

Halfon developed a technique to build homes fast and relatively cheap to enable young couples to move to Judea and Samaria at a time when the Israeli government does not allow any Jewish building and expansion. (Arabs, on the other hand, build as much as they want, with the help of the European Union and other countries like Japan).

We urge you to click below on the link to Gemma Blech's pictures of our trip yesterday to enjoy the photos of our trip in general and of Halfon's sample house in particular.

Afterwards we went to Chavot Yair. Chavot Yair is a so-called "outpost" next to Yakir. Twenty families live in the community of Chavot Yair which is located in the most breath taking areas of Israel, in between the mountains of Samaria.

Famous Attorney Doron Nir Zvi lives in Chavot Yair with his wife Tamar. In response to the expulsion from Gush Katif, Doron and Tamar have built a beautiful coffee house in Havot Yair called "Hatzrif shel Tamari" . The coffee shop is open on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings. If you want to be imbued with renewed strength, you must come to Chavot Yair!

Attn Doron Nir Zvi was in the news not so long ago when the Civil Administration came to destroy the swimming pool he had built in Chavot Yair. Not deterred by the authorities, Doron rebuilt his pool within days with a very clear message: this land belongs to the Jewish people. We will live here, build here and even enjoy life like our brothers in Tel Aviv and Savyon, building swimming pools and coffee shops!

Women in Green brought a box full of toys for the children of Chavot Yair and continued on to Yitzhar.

In Yitzhar we went straight to the neighborhood of Shalhevet-Ya, where the Arab terrorist entered two Shabbatot ago, burnt down a house and stabbed a child. We were welcomed by Revital Ofan who, calmly, told us the entire story of the Arab attack on their homes. From the area of Yitzhar, located high up in the Samaria hills, we could clearly see Tel Aviv and Herzliya, within katyusha range. Anyone visiting Yitzhar understands what, G-d forbid, would happen to Tel Aviv and Herzliya if instead of Jews, the PLO-Hamas regime would be controlling those hills.

In Yitzhar we also met the sister of Tuvia, the nine year old boy who bravely fought the Arab terrorist. We gave her a book to give Tuvia. The book is Arieh Yitzhaki's book on the history of Kfar Darom (see below for more details) which is a book on Jewish heroism. We wrote in it:
"To dear Tuvia, a book on Jewish pride and heroism to a modern day Jewish hero as yourself".

After Yitzhar we drove back to Jerusalem but before heading home we had one more stop: we drove to the Hawara checkpoint to strengthen our soldiers. The Hawara checkpoint is the IDf checkpoint at the entrance to Shchem (Nablus). Thousands of Arabs enter and exit that checkpoint and the IDF must check all of them thoroughly for otherwise terrorists would be able to go to Natanya and Gush Dan and blow themselves up there. Thus, the Hawara checkpoint is the place where the IDF makes sure Gush Dan is safe.

Unfortunately, the extreme left traitorous Israeli members of Machsom Watch come to Hawara daily to harass our soldiers and collaborate with the Arabs. A few days ago an Arab terrorist woman took advantage of the "humanitarian" lane at Hawara and threw acid in the face of one of our soldiers. The soldier lost his eye.

Women in Green felt it to be very important to come and strengthen the soldiers there. We arrived at the checkpoint, got off the bus and surrounded our IDF soldiers with love, cakes, singing and praises. Using our bullhorn we strengthened the soldiers telling them that the People of Israel thank them for their hard work and wish them a happy New Year. We told them how much we appreciate them for doing exactly what they have to do: that is to fight the Arab enemy. We also added that we hope, pray and expect that they would always only deal with securing the Jewish People in the Land of Israel and never have to deal with expelling Jews.

The soldiers were very moved and thanked us .

Thus ended a long uplifting day. As usual we came to strengthen but thank G-d, we came back strengthened.

Here is the link to Gemma Blech's pictures-please give credit if used.

Lastly, below is a summary by Gemma Blech of Arieh Yitzhaki's book "222-The days of Kfar Darom 1948".

Women in Green strongly recommend to buy the book. It is a great present for Bar/Bat Mitzva- birthdays-holidays and in addition it helps our dear friends Arik and Datya Yitzhaki, expelled three years ago from kfar Yam in Gush Katif, temporarily living in Efrat until we, please G-d, will return to Gush Katif and rebuild the flourishing communities there.

With Love for Israel,

Nadia Matar - Anita Finkelstein
Women in Green


The book, 222-The Days of Kfar Darom 1948, first published in Hebrew about a year ago, is now [in excellently translated] English. It tells the almost unknown story of a handful of Jews who stood against Arab terror, and outright Egyptian war, before and after the birth of Israel as a nation. Many of us know of the far briefer battles for Yad Mordechai, Kfar Etzion, etc, but only now has the full story of Kfar Darom been told. The author, Aryeh Itzhaki, is an historian and geographer with a wide range of books, publications and research papers to his credit. Formerly of Gush Katif and now living in Efrat, Itzhaki is an Israeli military historian and a senior lecturer in the field of military history in IDF courses for officers.

His book begins with 'defining supreme valor'. 'The height of bravery', we are told, 'is ongoing bravery. Not a momentary act where a person risks his life for a short while, … but an act of bravery that stretches out excruciatingly and is measured in weeks or even months.'

The story of those 222 days of bravery in 1947 and 1948 is a book one does not easily put down. Even the details of the military campaigns and the names of people and places, are made simple enough for those who do not know Hebrew or the Israeli landscape.

Aryeh Itzhaki is married to Datia, whose father was one of the fighters for Kfar Darom, and who then became one of the core re-builders of Kfar Darom after the Six-Day war in 1967. The two of them later built and lived in Kfar Yam, another Gush Katif community, and became defenders again in 2005 when this time it was an Israeli government which became the destroyer of Jewish towns, homes and farms in Eretz Israel.

The book costs $20 or 75 NIS in English and 65 NIS in Hebrew ­ including the price of postage within Israel


Or contact Datya at

The book is very suitable as a birthday, Bar/Bat Mitzva present or indeed for Rosh HaShana and Sukkot etc.

Women For Israel's Tomorrow  (Women in Green)
POB 7352, Jerusalem 91072, Israel
Tel: 972-2-624-9887 Fax: 972-2-624-5380

4. Rabbi Algaze Dvar Torah on Netzavim  - Erasing Sin


By Rabbi David Algaze 

"And you will return to Hashem your G-d…For this commandment that I command you today—it is not hidden from you and it is not distant…Rather the matter is very near to you—in your mouth and your heart—to perform it." (Devarim 30: 2 and 11-13) 

What is this commandment to which this verse makes reference? Ramban, Seforno and the Baal Haturim all suggest that the mitzvah is to perform Repentance (teshuvah).  It is rather strange that the concept of repair should be a commandment. What if a person does not sin? How would he be able to perform this mitzvah? The answer is that it is impossible that a human being would never falter, never err, never go astray even at a minimal rate.  The nature of human beings is to be prone to mistakes. Their decision-making, often without being able to see all the variables, is in itself a source of multiple errors. Added to this is the essence of the human nature—both physical and corruptible. Thus, the Torah anticipates that people would eventually sin and it offers the way to repair.  

In fact, the Rabbis extolled the baal teshuvah, the person who returns from his evil path, as superior to the righteous who may have never sinned. Maimonides explains that without teshuvah the very existence of Judaism would be in peril. "It is impossible that a man will not sin and err, whether he is misled by his reason or by a bad attribute such as anger or lust. Should a person believe that the error may not be repaired, he would the n persist in his mistaken path and could even exacerbate his rebelliousness since he feels there is no solution. " (Guide, III, chapter 36) Thus, the essence of teshuvah is a method for the survival of mankind itself. Creation needs the idea of teshuvah to survive. Forgiveness is not an act of generosity; it is a principle of survival for the world, especially a moral one.  

Teshuvah is not a phenomenon that can be understood in the world of nature. Man is a complex creation, having two sides to his being. On the one hand, Man is connected to the natural order and partakes of all the aspects of the physical world. The accidents, defects, growth and decay that accompany all the natural order are present in Man as well. On the other hand, Man is a spiritual being, endowed with powers that transcend nature and are absent in the physical realm.  

Due to his being part of nature, Man suffers the consequences of his actions as all physical creatures do. If someone puts his hand in a hot oven, his hand will suffer burns. His burn would last even if the person regretted his action and decided he would not do it again. The burn would still be there and whatever damage to the skin could be permanent. Similarly, when a person sins we would expect that the perpetrator would suffer the consequences of his deed and that the damage to his person would be indelible. The Maharal actually writes that from a rational perspective, there should not be possible for teshuva (repentance) to exist.  

The Rabbis describe this in a very graphic manner. "They asked Wisdom, 'What should be the punishment of a sinner?' to which Wisdom answered, 'Evil will pursue them.' They asked the prophets and prophecy answered,' The soul that sins shall die.' They asked G-d and He replied,' Let him do teshuva and he shall be forgiven.'" (Jerusalem Talmud, Makkot 2:6). From a natural perspective, errors committed would leave a permanent imprint and would precipitate inevitable consequences. Teshuva, on the other hand, transcends the laws of the physical world and operates according to a very different set of laws. 

In the physical world, we also find corrections and repairs. A wound may be healed, a broken tool can be put together again and so on. However, any repair does not return the object to the condition it was before it broke. A refurbished piece of equipment never functions as well as the one that never broke. On the other hand, when a person does teshuva, he returns to the condition he was before he sinned. It is as if the person never sinned, his errors are erased entirely. As the prophet Isaiah describes it, "I shall erase your sins as the clouds dissipate in the air." (44:22). Rav Filber explains that a cloud obscures the light of the sky and the sun is not visible, but when the clouds go away the light returns as before, as it the light had never been absent. The sinner who sincerely repents is seen by G-d as someone who is totally innocent, as if he never sinned. 

The power of teshuvah is so great that the Rabbis say that the "gates of repentance never close." (Echa Rabbati 3) G-d is always waiting for His children to return, to repent, to begin the process of repairing their lives and correcting their mistakes. G-d never despairs or gives up: He always waits for us. Even if you suspect that your actions are so egregious that forgiveness is unattainable, you must not give in to despair. The road to repair is always available and the Master of the Universe, Who created the Repair as part of Creation, is always there, with an outstretched hand, to assist those who begin the path of return. The Day of Judgment does not come to frighten us; it comes to remind us that Forgiveness is very near to each one of us, in our mouth—by confessing—and in our heart, when we deeply wish to repair our ways and return to our Father.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

5768.12.24 Israel the Land of My Possession The Leftist Media Occupiers, JTA ones sided news, JCPA who endorses Palestinian State disinvites Palin.


24 Elul 5768
Wednesday 24 September 2008

Dear Friends, amv"sh

The time has come for Authentic Jewish Leadership. 

The Leftists have taken over the media who have turned themselves into an occupying force in Israel.  Peace Now gets money from Germany and Americans for Peace Now is a member of the Conference of Presidents.

A Palestinian State and Ahmadenijad share Nazi ideology.  Why can't the JCPA and the Conference of Presidents see it?

1. News Analysis: Expert Says Israel is Under 'Media Occupation' INN

Ethical Indiscretion and Non Reportage of Lethal Threat to Israel  - David Bedein.

3. Caroline Glick's Analysis, Palin Disinvite who is responsible. More warped ethical priorities

1. News Analysis: Expert Says Israel is Under 'Media Occupation'

22 Elul 5768, 22 September 08 01:56
by Gil Ronen
( Noted Middle East expert and commentator Dr. Guy Bechor accuses Israel's media of turning itself into an "occupying force" within Israel and behaving like an unelected, yet all-powerful, political machine.
In an article entitled "Down with the Occupation" that appears on his Hebrew-language website, Dr. Bechor – one of Israel's top experts on Middle Eastern affairs and a popular lecturer and interviewee – identifies a process that he says began after 2000.
"With the collapse of the Left in Israel's political system... and the tremendous disappointment from the 'peace process',"  he says, "a strange process began gathering force in Israel's media, which was, to begin with, a closed club numbering about 20 movers and shakers. Strange as it may sound, this media, which is supposed to cover events and report them, took a step forward and took upon itself to represent the Left which had collapsed in the Israeli populace. It became a political party."
Media crossed the lines
"No one gave [the media] this mandate," writes Bechor – who was himself a journalist for Army Radio and other news organizations. "No Divine order was given here, and in this act, it did not represent any democratic process, because at its core, the media in Israel is not elected and does not change. It is made up of several 'gurus' who carry on for decades, without any real change in its personal makeup."
The media in Israel, he emphasizes, "has turned into an active political force that serves as a substitute for the political parties of the past. The more the Left in Israel shrank in size, the greater its influence became in the media, although [this influence] was always hidden and camouflaged."
"Thus the Israeli media crossed the lines, and moved away from its western counterparts. Thus it also betrayed the Israeli public, which expected, and expects to this day, that it will cover events."
Anti-sephardic but Arab-idolizing
Bechor claims that young journalists who do not toe the leftist line know that they will not be promoted. While they do not tout themselves as leftists, he says, "their entire essence is just that. The disparagement of patriotism and of the military, the dislike of the government… the self-praise as a 'peace' camp, the revulsion from Middle Eastern Judaism combined with an idolization of the Arabs, and the deep-seated grudge against the Right, against Netanyahu (the Waldemort of Israeli politics) and capitalism."
Even the state-run media – Channel 1 TV, Voice of Israel Radio, IDF Radio and Educational TV – has come under the control of "the party," Bechor notes, as have Channel 10, Ha'aretz and recently Ma'ariv. "As the Israeli government is weakened and scorned, and talented people stay away from it, a vacuum is formed, into which this party media enters with great force," he says.
The media crowned Livni
The political media served as investigator and judge in the latest war in Lebanon, Bechor states, and now it has decided who will be Israel's prime minister, too, while cancelling democracy, in effect. The media, he says, strengthened Tzipi Livni, "hoisted her up with false polls, and cheered when she appeared to win. It is true that some feeble protests were heard here and there in view of the unbelievable scandals in the latest elections, but the caravan moved on, needless to say. It is easy to surmise how the same media party would have reacted if [Transport Minister Shaul] Mofaz had beat his rival by one percentage point. Indeed, the media is manipulating politicians instead of being manipulated by them."
Politicians terrified
The change in Israel's media over the last three decades is one that induces despair, Dr. Bechor says. "The politicians are terrified of this process, which they view with fear, because these same 'commentators' and 'journalists' are stronger and more stable then they are. The politicians depend on them and so they are afraid to talk." Bechor even adds that certain prominent female television reporters, whom he does not name, supplement their incomes by holding news panels on Sabbaths, which the politicians know they must participate in, or else.
"Because we are not a healthy society, this process proceeds smoothly," Bechor sums up. "The more powerful it becomes, the more the undemocratic disease spreads. It is time to say 'no more.'" He recommends abstaining from Israel's Hebrew language mainstream press and says that alternative media channels hold the hope for a better future.

2. Ethical Indiscretion and Non Reportage of Lethal Threat to Israel  - David Bedein.

From: "Israel Resource News Agency" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 09:55:51 +0300
Subject: Ethical Indiscrection and Non Reportage of Lethal Threat to Israel

Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:58 AM
Subject:  Ethical Indiscretion and Non Reportage of Lethal Threat to Israel

David Bedein
Middle East Correspondent, The Philadelphia Bulletin
Bureau Chief, Israel Resource News Agency
President, Center for Near East Policy Research
Beit Agron International Press Center
37 Hillel Street
Jerusalem 94581  Israel
On Sunday, September 21st, 2008, the head of Israel Military Intelligence provided the  first official report to the Israeli cabinet that the Israeli intelligence community had come to the definitive conclusion that all diplomatic efforts to stem Iranian development of nuclear weapons had failed and that Iran was, indeed, well on the way to producing its first nuclear weapon.
See: "Iran Has Enough Material To Make A Nuclear Weapon", Philadelphia Bulletin, 09/22/2008,
JTA, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, did not report the IMI report to the Israeli cabinet, despite its alarming newsworthy significance.
Instead, on Monday, September 22, 2008, JTA featured and distributed an oped penned by the head of Americans for Peace Now, entitled "Engaging in diplomacy with Iran is a sensible, responsible policy", which advocated the notion that diplomatic negotiations with Iran is posssible.
The APN oped made no reference the seminal report from the day before from Israeli intelligence that all diplomatic efforts with Iran had failed. 
The APN oped also failed to disclose that Peace Now  receives funds from the German government [along with five other European governments] and that the position of the German government is identical to the APN oped, which is that diplomatic and trade relations with Iran must continue..
3. Caroline Glick's Analysis, Palin Disinvite who is responsible. More warped ethical priorities

From: Caroline Glick []
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:43 AM
Subject: Our World: Your abortions or your lives!

The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition <>

Our World: Your abortions or your lives!

Sep. 22, 2008

American Jews have good reason to be ashamed and angry today. As Iran moves
into the final stages of its nuclear weapons development program - nuclear
weapons which it will use to destroy the State of Israel, endanger Jews
around the world and cow the United States of America - Democratic American
Jewish leaders decided that putting Sen. Barack Obama in the White House is
more important than protecting the lives of the Jewish people in Israel and
around the world.

On Monday, the New York Sun published the speech that Republican vice
presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would have delivered at
that day's rally outside UN headquarters in New York against Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and against Iran's plan to destroy Israel. She
would have delivered it, if she hadn't been disinvited.

The rally was co-sponsored by the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish
Organizations, the National Coalition to Stop Iran Now, The Israel Project,
United Jewish Communities, the UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish
Council for Public Affairs. Its purpose was to present a united American
Jewish front against Iran's genocidal leader and against its genocidal
regime which is developing nuclear weapons with the stated intention of
committing the second Holocaust in 80 years.

Palin's speech is an extraordinary document. In its opening paragraph she
made clear that Iran presents a danger not just to Israel, but to the US.
And not just to some Americans, but to all Americans. Her speech was a
warning to Iran - and anyone else who was listening - that Americans are not
indifferent to its behavior, its genocidal ideology and the barbarity of its
regime. Rather, they are outraged.

After that opening, Palin's speech set out clearly how Iran is advancing its
nuclear project, why it must be prevented from acquiring nuclear weapons and
why and how the regime itself must be opposed by all right thinking people -
not just Israelis and Americans - but by all people who value human freedom.

PALIN'S SPEECH was a message of national - rather than simply Republican -
resolve against Iran's nuclear weapons program and its active involvement in
global and regional terrorism. She made this point by quoting statements
that Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton has made against the Iranian regime.

The speech detailed Iran's past and current attacks against the US,
beginning with its bombing of US servicemen in Lebanon in 1983 and
continuing with Iran's proxy war against US forces in Iraq and against
Iraqis who oppose its intention of taking control of their country.

By discussing Iran's role in Iraq she not only made a convincing case for
why an American victory there is essential for defeating Iran. She also made
clear that Iran is actively making war against the US, not just Israel.

From Iran's war against Israel, the US, and freedom loving peoples
worldwide, Palin's speech turned to the regime's war against its own people.
She attacked the regime for its systematic repression of Iranian women. She
applauded the extraordinary bravery of women like Delaram Ali who risked
their lives and their families to demand basic rights for Iranian women.
Ali, she noted, was sentenced to 10 lashes and three years in prison for
having the courage to speak out. An international outcry has temporarily
suspended her sentence.

Then Palin returned to Iran's nuclear weapons program and its support for
terrorist groups pledged to Israel's destruction and to the destruction of
the US. She returned to Ahmadinejad's calls for Israel's annihilation. She
reiterated Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain's solemn
promise to work with Israel to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons
and she joined her name to his promise to stand side by side with Israel to
prevent another Holocaust.

IF PALIN had been allowed to deliver this speech at Monday's rally, she
would done just what the organizers of the rally, and what the Jewish people
in Israel, America and worldwide need to have done. She would have elevated
the imperative of preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and the
implicit moral and strategic imperative of overthrowing the regime in
Teheran to the top of America's national security agenda. Given the massive
media attention she garners at all of her public appearances, Palin's
participation in the rally would have done more to steel Americans - across
the political spectrum - to the cause of opposing Iran than 10 UN Security
Council sanctions resolutions could do.

It was a remarkable speech, prepared by a remarkable woman. But it was not
heard. It was not heard because the Democratic Party and Jewish Democrats
believe that their partisan interest in demonizing Palin and making
Americans generally and American Jews in particular hate and fear her to
secure their votes for Obama and his running-mate Sen. Joseph Biden in the
November election is more important than allowing Palin to elevate the
necessity of preventing a second Holocaust to the top of the US's national
security agenda.

The rally's organizers invited both Clinton and Palin to speak. It was a
wise move. In light of Iran's monstrous oppression of Iranian women, had the
two most powerful women in American politics joined forces in opposing the
regime and its war against human freedom, their appearance would have sent a
message of American unity and resolve that would have reverberated not just
throughout the US and in the US presidential race, but throughout the world
and into Iran itself. But it was not to be.

The moment that Clinton found out that she was to share a stage with Palin,
she cancelled her appearance. By cancelling, she signaled to Jewish
Democrats - and Democrats in general - that opposing Palin and the
Republican Party is more important than opposing Ahmadinejad and the
genocidal regime he represents.

THE JEWISH Democrats on the rally's organizing committee got the message
loud and clear. Two of the rally's co-sponsors - the Jewish Council for
Public Affairs and the UJA Federation of New York demanded that the
Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations disinvite Palin.

The JCPA is led by Steven Gutow. Before joining the JCPA, he served as the
founding executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council, which
is the Jewish support arm of the Democratic Party. The UJA Federation of New
York is led by John Ruskay, who began his Jewish communal career as an
anti-Israel "peace" activist in the radical CONAME and Breira organizations.
Among their other endeavors, CONAME and Breira opposed US military
assistance to Israel during the Yom Kippur War and called for US recognition
of the PLO after the group massacred 26 children in Ma'alot in 1974.

Gutow and Ruskay were supported in their demand to disinvite Palin by the
National Jewish Democratic Council and by the new Jewish pro-Palestinian
lobbying group J-Street.

In an attempt to assuage Gutow and Ruskay, the rally organizers invited
Biden to speak. But he had a scheduling conflict. So the organizers
contacted the Obama campaign and asked it to send a representative. The
campaign offered Congressman Robert Wexler.

But the Democrats knew that Wexler would be no match for Palin. So they
continued on the warpath, absurdly claiming that by inviting Palin (and
Clinton, Biden and Wexler), the organizers were endangering the sponsoring
organizations' tax-exempt status. That is, through Ruskay and Gutow, in
their bid to prevent Palin from appearing at the rally, the Democrats
threatened to bring down the organized Jewish community.

Never mind that the threat is absurd. The likelihood that the Internal
Revenue Service would open an investigation against every major American
Jewish organization for daring to invite Palin to a rally opposing
Ahmadinejad's appearance at the UN and Iran's stated intention of
annihilating Israel is just slightly smaller than the prospect of
Ahmadinejad wrapping himself in an Israeli flag and singing "Hatikva" on the
UN rostrum.

But no matter. The fear that these Democratic Jews would openly split the
Jewish community on the need to confront Iran frightened the organizers. The
notion that the Democratic Party, and its Jewish supporters would openly
turn their backs on the need to confront Iran to advance the political
fortunes of their party and their party's presidential slate was too much to
take. Palin was disinvited.

LIBERAL AMERICAN Jews, like liberal Americans in general, and indeed like
their fellow leftists in Israel and throughout the West, uphold themselves
as champions of human rights. They claim that they care about the underdog,
the wretched of the earth. They care about the environment. They care about
securing American women's unfettered access to abortions. They care about
keeping Christianity and God out of the public sphere. They care about
offering peace to those who are actively seeking their destruction so that
they can applaud themselves for their open-mindedness and tell themselves
how much better they are than savage conservatives.

Those horrible, war-mongering, Bambi killing, unborn baby defending,
God-believing conservatives, who think that there are things worth going to
war to protect, must be defeated at all costs. They must intimidate, attack,
demonize and defeat those conservatives who think that the free women of the
West should be standing shoulder to shoulder not with Planned Parenthood,
but with the women of the Islamic world who are enslaved by a misogynist
Shari'a legal code that treats them as slaves and deprives them of control
not simply of their wombs, but of their faces, their hair, their arms, their
legs, their minds and their hearts.

The lives of 6 million Jews in Israel are today tied to the fortunes of
those women, to the fortunes of American forces in Iraq, to the willingness
of Americans across the political and ideological spectrum to recognize that
there is more that unifies them than divides them and to act on that
knowledge to defeat the forces of genocide, oppression, hatred and
destruction that are led today by the Iranian regime and personified in the
brutal personality of Ahmadinejad. But Jewish Democrats chose to ignore this
basic truth in order to silence Palin.

They should be ashamed. The Democratic Party should be ashamed. And Jewish
American voters should consider carefully whether opposing a woman who
opposes the abortion of fetuses is really more important than standing up
for the right of already born Jews to continue to live and for the Jewish
state to continue to exist. Because this week it came to that.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

5768.12.21 Israel the Land of My Possession. Malcolm Hoenlein's Dirty Little Secret


21 Elul 5768
September 21, 2008

Malcolm Hoenlein's Dirty Little Secret

Here is another example of Malcolm Hoenlein's betrayal to the Jewish People.  As you know, Malcolm Hoenlein and the Conference of Presidents endorse a Palestinian State and are active in the negotiations to establish a Palestinian State whose ideology is no different than Nazi Germany. How stupid of us to allow him to be our leading spokesperson for the War on Terror?   The disinvite of Palin shows the emptiness of his convictions and we can  predict the worthlessness of the Conference of Presidents in the fight against terror.

 Let's get ourselves some authentic Leadership for the Jewish People! Only when we speak out strongly against a Palestinian State and for the Sovereignty of the Jewish People of the Land of Israel based on the Torah we will weaken Ahmadinijad and Iran considerably.    At this point we must rely on G-d in heaven to help us.

Of course we are terrified about the proliferation of nuclear capabilities of Iran.

One single plane, not even a weappon of mass destruction wreaked havoc on 9/11.  Hurricane Katrina wreated havoc in New Orleans. 

G-d has many messengers.

Let us recognize that it is our own rejection of our birthright and our stupid endorsement of a Nazi like Palestinian State that can kindle the fury of G-d who has created the world and has chosen to give the Land of Israel to the People of Israel as a Divine gift.

Malcolm Hoenlein's Dirty Little Secret Revealed:
Tenet No Obstacle to Pollard Release

Source: JTA - CIA Chief George Tenet Quits by Matthew E. Berger

J4JP Release - June 4, 2004

For nearly a decade Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive VP of the Conference of Presidents, has kept a dirty little secret which may well have held the key to Jonathan Pollard's prison cell. Now, years later, Hoenlein has just revealed this secret (text below) - not to help Jonathan Pollard, but to praise resigning CIA Director, George Tenet!

In a June 3, 2004 interview with Matthew E. Berger ["CIA Chief George Tenet Quits", JTA, 06/04/04] Hoenlein describes a phone call he received from CIA Director, George Tenet, immediately after the Wye Summit in 1998. According to Hoenlein, Tenet called him because was genuinely upset about what had happened at Wye; and he denied that he had ever threatened to resign if Jonathan Pollard were freed.

By way of background: when President Clinton reneged on the U.S. commitment to free Jonathan Pollard as an integral part of the Wye accords in 1998, an excuse was created: "CIA Director George Tenet threatened to resign if Pollard goes free."

This was not only untrue, it was a ridiculous excuse. Its implausibility was vividly demonstrated a few months later when Clinton freed the FALN terrorists over Tenets' vehement objections and actual threat to resign.

In spite of the valiant efforts of the Pollard team to set the record straight, it became virtually impossible to overcome the White House spin in the media that Tenet's threat to resign nullified all efforts to free Jonathan Pollard. Over the years, this canard has become thoroughly entrenched and used by Jewish leaders as an excuse for inaction.

The only Jewish leader, it appears, who knew that this obstacle to Jonathan's release was utterly false, was Malcolm Hoenlein. Hoenlein is not a private citizen, but the Executive Vice President of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations - the one man with the position and the authority to act on this knowledge, to publicize it, to galvanize support and to garner the resources to lobby quickly, quietly and effectively for truth and justice.

Imagine if Mr. Hoenlein would have publicly revealed then, what he just shared now: that George Tenet himself swore that he never threatened to resign over the release of Jonathan Pollard. All of the excuses built around Tenet's objections at the time could have be stripped away. Israel and the American Jewish leaders could have been empowered to insist that Clinton honor the commitment made as integral part of the Wye Accords to free Jonathan Pollard. And Jonathan Pollard could have gone free nearly a decade ago.

Instead, a great dishonor was done to Israel and to the Jewish community when Hoenlein waited nearly a decade to reveal this critical piece of information. Worse still, he did so not in support of justice for Jonathan Pollard, but in praise of Pollard's nemesis, George Tenet.

In the same JTA article, it is worthy of note that many other Jewish leaders - who have been struck dumb about Jonathan Pollard - joined Hoenlein in lionizing Tenet.

Note also that, according to the reporter, Jewish leaders continue to speak of Jonathan's espionage as "treason" - a crime which Jonathan was never accused, indicted, nor convicted of.

Here is the excerpt from the JTA article "CIA Chief George Tenet Quits":

..."But Tenet's role in the Pollard affair was more controversial.

President Clinton had agreed to release Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who spied for Israel, as part of the Wye framework. But Tenet said he would not be able to face the intelligence community if Pollard was freed, and according to some reports, threatened to resign immediately. Clinton then took releasing Pollard off the table.

"We were really shocked at the vehemence he showed at Wye over that issue," said one former Israeli official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Tenet has denied he made that threat, and called Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, practically in tears the day the story broke.

"He truly was very emotional and very upset about it," Hoenlein said. "He said that was not the way he did things, and from our experience, that was not the way he did things."

But while the incident frustrated Jewish leaders who had sought Pollard's freedom, it did not sour their views of Tenet. Many said they understood that Tenet was speaking on behalf of an organization that sees no greater treason than espionage."

J4JP Concludes:

How troubling it is that Jewish leaders are so willing to "understand" the position of the CIA , that they have completely blinded themselves to the key elements of the Pollard case:

  • a grossly disproportionate sentence
  • a broken plea agreement (which Jonathan honored and the US violated)
  • the use of secret evidence
  • a false charge of treason
  • ineffective assistance of counsel
  • ex parte communication between prosecutors and judge
  • a lack of due process
  • a sentencing procedure infected by false allegations and lies

All of these add up to a double standard of justice which poses an immeasurable threat to the Jewish Community - a threat which is not going to disappear because the Jewish leadership chooses to ignore it. As long as Jonathan Pollard remains in prison, both Israel and the American Jewish community remain at risk.

In a letter dated March 10, 1987 - six days after Jonathan Pollard was unjustly sentenced to life, the Conference of Presidents sent a letter to George Shultz Secretary of State, pledging the support of the Jewish community and clearly signaling that the Pollard issue is of no consequence to the Jews. The Conference promised in that letter not to intervene on behalf of Jonathan Pollard - a promise which Jewish leaders have kept to this day. The revelation of Malcolm Hoenlein's dirty little secret is just the latest chapter in an on-going saga of betrayal.

cc: Jewish Activists for the Land of Israel

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Letter to Mort Klein ZOA Re: Statement on Palin Disinvitation to Anti-Iran Rally to ZOA Board and Reg...


Dear Mort Klein, amv"sh,

With Palin or w/o Palin, I believe you are missing the point.  This Monday's rally serves no other purpose than as a good PR ploy for a hypocritical organization called the Conference of Presidents and their sweet talking Executive Vice Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein.  Their show of "standing up to evil" is merely a bluff.

Why don't people understand that Malcolm Hoenlein and/or the Conference of Presidents not only endorse but are also active participants in promoting the 2 State Solution, and a Palestinian state.  A Palestinian State, whose origins go back to Houseini an ally to Hitler, has an ideology that mirrors Nazi Germany.

Rafi Ruppin writes 

During the last 90 years since the Balfour declaration promising the Jews a national home in Palestine, the Arabs have attacked Jews again and again. The battle cry was 'Itbah el Yahud' (kill the Jews). Any and every Jew was their target. Soon these murders were organized by the Arab high Committee and its leader, Houseini, better known as the 'Grand Mufti' (the great Moslem leader). Parallel to murderous assaults on Jews the Arab educational system was recruited in the service of the Jihad against the Jews from kinder-gardens, to schools, to colleges and mosques. People were brain washed to believe that the ultimate duty of Moslems is to drive the Jews into the sea. Palestine is to be 'Judenrein' as the Nazi slogan was.

During WW2 the grand Mufti and some of his aids found shelter in Hitler's Germany. In a recorded meeting with Hitler, the Mufti pledged his full support to Hitler's war and particularly praised his policy towards the Jews. The Mufti requested Germany's assistance in teaching and preparing Arabs to act likewise.

Why can't people see that the ones that they so much admire and revere, aka Malcolm Hoenlein and  the Conference of Presidents, are themselves the indirect cause of the rising strength of Iran and Ahmadinejad  by appeasing and placating Iran's allies, namely Syria and Hizbollah, Hamas and the PA, releasing terrorists and  likeminded  terrorist bullies. For all practical purposes, The Conference of Presidents is promoting a State with the same ideology as Hitler and Ahmadinejad Yimach Shemom..

 People are fooled because these sweet talkers come out speaking like a pig. 

The pig says, "See how Kosher I am with my kosher split hooves"  The Conference of Presidents say, "See how I lead in this "war"  against Terror!!!!

( but actually it's just a protest to show -off, just a phony war for PR sake on camera)

To really fight terror, I would begin with a protest rally against  the Conference of Presidents  Speaking out with contempt publicly against our fellow "Jews" is not as some "frum" Jews would argue Sinas Chinam, baseless hatred.  Quite the opposite.  Exposing our fellow Jews to the dangers of depending on "leaders" that actually empower terror  is an act of loving kindness for mankind.  We have no choice but to raise awareness to the typical, ignorant and naive Jew who is clueless that their leaders are misrepresenting them and in fact are practically a proven bunch of cowardly hypocrites when it comes to fighting terror.
The Palin scenario simply exposes the hidden secret motives of this rally which is politics and pr and not really to counter terrorism.  Unfortunately for them it backfired and their political ambitions clashed with their "looking good" in their "fight against terror".

Truthfully, it is not possible to unite against Iran and Ahmadinejad unless we unite for the Torah and get G-d on our side.
Unless the Jewish people are worthy by really desiring the Land, expressing entitlement to the Land, and  desire to observe the commandments in the Land,   all protest is a waste of time.   Ahmadinejad is only G-d's messenger. By endorsing the establishment of a Palestinian State we are scorning our birthright!  This weeks Parsha, Ki Savo was quite clear as to the blessings if we keep G-d's law and the Tochaha, the curses when we don't.  There is no middle ground.
Let us put our energies into getting the Jews to want the Land of Israel and to keep the Torah in the Land of Israel.  Then we will be worthy of G-d's salvation and our enemies will with G-d's help  dissipate like the wind.


Robin Ticker

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Subject: Statement on Palin Disinvitation to Anti-Iran Rally to ZOA Board and Regions




FROM:            Morton A. Klein, President, Zionist Organization of America


TO:                  ZOA National Board and Regions




The following statement is from Morton A. Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America.                        


"The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) strongly opposes the disinvitation of Vice-Presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin to be one of many speakers at a "stop Iran from gaining nuclear weapons rally."  This rally will also protest the presence of Iran's president Ahmadinejad at the United Nations on Monday, September 22. This is an anti-Iran rally, not a partisan political rally, as Democratic Senator Hilary Clinton was invited as was vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden and later Democratic Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida.  Clinton withdrew and Biden apparently couldn't attend.


  "Under tremendous pressure from Jewish Democrats and liberal Jewish groups, Palin's invitation was withdrawn with a decision made not to include any politicians. Why are we excluding political leaders who have the real power to act on this critical issue?  The ZOA believes this was a serious mistake.


"This was not a political rally for any party or individual. All Democrats and Republicans are united against Ahmadinejad developing nuclear weapons which he indicated he would use "to wipe Israel and America off the map."  We thought that one of the themes of Democrats this year was "promoting unity" and "bringing people together."  Well, here was an opportunity to do just that on an issue we can all support and certain groups and interests have caused us to fail.  The ZOA is so disappointed by this unnecessary and harmful outcome.


 "At this rally, there would be no implied or explicit endorsement of any candidate or party, only a unified condemnation of Ahmadinejad.  No one was going to speak about politics, only about loving America and Israel, and fighting Iran, and standing up to evil.


"The ZOA deeply regrets that certain Jewish groups and individuals believed the inadvertent benefit that would accrue to Sarah Palin outweighed the enormous benefit that Israel and the United States would receive when a Vice-Presidential candidate and others give visibility and power to this life and death issue.


"It seems for these people politics and their personal political agenda were more important than Israel and America's security.  This wrong-headed action of cancelling the appearance of major political leaders hurt Israel and the United States.  Ahmadinejad must be delighted that those who oppose his policies are so divided they can't even stand on the same stage to condemn him.  I assure you, if we were holding a rally to condemn an internationally-known racist, anti-Black leader, no one would dare disinvite a speaker and no speaker would dare back out.


 "The ZOA strongly urges that Sarah Palin be reinvited along with any other key Democratic or Republican leaders. 


"Otherwise, this will become a day of shame and humiliation for the Jewish people instead of a day of Jewish pride, strength, courage, and will.  On this day, we should have put aside all other political interests and together fight against this existential threat against Israel and major threat to the United States and the entire western world."



Friday, September 19, 2008

Fwd: 5768.12.19 Israel Land of My Possession; URGENT CRY Re: Fw: Renanah's presentation about Rabbi Weissmandl, Matot Arim


19 Elul 5768
Friday, September  19, 2008

1.  Rabbi Weissmandl and his Unheeded cry.  A lesson to be learned for our generation.
2.  Matot Arim - True Activists of Substance.

1.  Please email for a report by Renanah Goldhar taken from the book The Unheeded Cry.

This report describes how Rabbi Weismandl pleaded with his fellow Jews to help save the Jews in Europe and it fell upon deaf ears thereby allowing thousands upon thousands of Jews to be sent to the death camps each and every day. Had we acted in strength in 1938 as events started to develop we very probably would have prevented the Holocaust.

Very ominous signs in current events are forshadowing another Nazi like regime with the establishment of a Palestinian State. One must recognize that a Palestinian State is equivalent to a  Hitler State chas vechalila and therefore we must stop it with the harshness it deserves.  The sooner the better.  

Renana presented a report to the Holocaust Ed. Week two years ago. Please read her report.  These are my conclusions about how to best prevent another Holocaust chas vechalila. .

YESHA must be united.  YESHA Rabbis and residents need to collectively cry out as Weismandl did. Their cries must be boosted by each and every caring Jew.  Their cry must pierce the offices of Agudath Yisroel of America, the Young Israel, the OU and Chabad International.  Each of these offices have thousands of Rabbanim and Shuls on their internal databases.  Each of these Rabbanim and Shuls must be instructed to take up the cry for YESHA, home to hundreds of thousands of Jews.   With all the present day Outreach and Kiruv Organizations in place,  each and every nonaffiliated Jew can also be reached to speak out for YESHA.  Every man, women and child is capable of writing a letter or making a telephone call.

Mainstream activism of major Jewish Organizations has not only been noneffective but actually counterproductive.

The CCJER, the Coordinating Council for Jerusalem established to speak up for a Unified Jerusalem has caused more damage than one can imagine.  It neutralized any activism against Oslo and against Annapolis and against the Roadmap and against Land for Peace Concessions.  It succeeded to convince people that something was being done on behalf of Jerusalem when in reality concessions and plans for a Palestinian State went forward with alarming speed. 

And then when it became apparent that neighborhoods of Jerusalem are on the concession list under "confidence building measures" CCJER was "surprisingly" silent. Their moment to fame was merely a concert where everyone sang a bunch of songs about their love for Jerusalem while clearly not advocating any kind of real activism of substance to benefit the communities and hundreds of thousands of individuals at risk of expulsion in Judea and Samaria. 

The Jews of YESHA must join forces.  Hebron can not just have fundraisers for Hebron alone and Beit Orot have fundraisers just  for Beit Orot, and Manhigut Yehudit  have fund raisers for just  Manhigut Yehudit and Yeshiva of Sderot Yeshiva have fundraisers for Sderot Yeshiva and Beit El just for Beit El and the list goes on and on.  Many of these worthy organizations even used Nachum Segal as emcee. (nachum Segal is a loyal promoter of Malcolm Hoenlein an active negotiator for a Palestinian State, partnering with Abbas, a Hitler admirer, as a legitimate "peace partner").. Our fight must be to join forces and collectively speak up for YESHA and our entitlement for YESHA and the justification of our people to defend the right to live and settle on every inch of YESHA. 

Any non Jew has the right to live in Yesha as a Ger Toshav but they must accept Jewish Sovereignty.  Otherwise let them find other accommodations.  We must be prepared to fight any aggression be it Kassam or Yassam.  We have every moral justification and obligation  to stay and defend the right to our Land. 

For this we need a Rabbinic Board for Yesha that will decide matters based on our Torah and Jewish Heritage similar to a Sanhedrin.  We need a fighting force and Leaders that will recognize this hour of need and step up to the plate and lead against the empowerment of the Amalek of our time.

The people of Yesha  are at least as justified as the 13 Colonies who were willing to fight for their freedom simply because of "Taxation w/o Representation".  Surely the residents of Yesha have paid their taxes to the current government who have failed to protect their most loyal citizens and even much worse,  have plans for the destruction of their homes and communities. If we speak out forcefully on our right to defend our Land this will deter the gov't of Israel from taking any more steps towards the delegitimization of the Settlers of Yesha and our rights to YESHA. However if we take a meek stand of protest, a puppet protest,  and show unwillingness to really fight armed forces with armed forces,  then the Yassam bullies will be sent out in full force.

2. Letter from Susie Dym - Matot Arim - True Activists of Substance.

This Sat. nite: "Melaveh Malka"-style party at Yitzhar

Yitzhar is the community in which a 9 year old child was thrown off a porch and stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist. The media was uniformly strongly against - no, no, not against the terrorist! Against the settlers! If you are looking for a fascinating experience, get to Yitzhar this Saturday night 20 September at 9 PM. Excellent band -- Yirmiyahu veChaverim -- many of whose members are themselves from Yitzhar --and excellent atmosphere. Enjoy





Mattot Arim hopes to soon distribute information to the inhabitants of Israel's big cities explaining to them exactly what will happen to them if a Palestinian state ever comes into existence (answer: constant rockets everywhere -- like in Sderot). To do this we urgently need volunteer, Hebrew speaking GRAPHIC ARTISTS (please contact  and mark your email URGENT). We also need FINANCIAL GIFTS. As little as 200 NIS allows us to warn one thousand Israeli families. Ideally, we would like to  warn whole citiesful of Israelis, and that translates into huge printing and distribution costs. If you can help, write out your shekel or $ check to the Matteh leMaan Eretz Yisrael and send to: POB 1588, Rehovot Israel (please notify us of your generosity by email to if possible).  We hope we can do this – with everybody's help!


Here's what an important expert has to say about the danger of a Palestinian state:





FROM JERUSALEM on Wednesday, 24 September:         

9:00 AM departure from the Inbal hotel.  Halfon's new factory to build fast prefabs. Visiting the outpost of Havot Yair next to Yakir. Visiting the outpost of Mizpeh Nehemia. Approximate return to Jerusalem around 4:00pm

Meet the pioneers. Breath the air of Eretz Israel! Only one bus so order now. Fee: 50 shekels. Women in Green, 0505777254  or 0505-500834.


FROM TEL-AVIV on Friday, 26 September:

Guided in Hebrew. 8:00 AM - 1 PM. 50 NIS. Leaving in armored bus from Arlozoroff train station. MUST pre-register: or 054-4601542. Enjoy!




Years ago, when Ehud Barak was Prime Minister, he sent troops to destroy a house in Yitzhar. In reaction, Women in Green printed a bumpersticker that said "Kulanu Yitzhar" (We are all Yitzhar). After the terror attack this past Shabbat in Yitzhar please order the sticker which has been reprinted and hand it out to your friends' cars in your neighborhood. 1 NIS per sticker. For example, for 50 stickers, send a check for 50 NIS to Women in Green, POB 1269, Efrat 90435. Please write clearly full name, address and how many stickers you want.



Dear friends --We need your voice for JUSTICE. It is difficult and tiring for the Gush Katif deportees - fighting the wheels of bureaucracy and lack of caring on their own for 3 long years. Please read the latest:

The following defects were discovered under several caravans allocated to Gush Katif deportees by the Government:

* sewage flowing openly  beneath the residence

* electric wires exposed and without  protection sleeves , without colored warning tape, and without sand to protect from land movement

* families involved  forced to sleep over neighbors several days and nights waiting for TEMPORARY repairs -- major repairs will have to be done.

* No one is willing to take financial responsibility for the repairs costing thousand of shekels caused by slap-dash "building" of the caravans by Government contractors to enable the all-important deportation to go through on time.  

* Gov't: We have no responsibility for the caravans because they were rented to the expellees (has anybody ever heard of a landlord who got away with claiming he is not responsible for repairs?? this is complete balderdash!!) 

Yet again ,the Gush Katif expellees bear the brunt of dysfunctional and callous government agencies. Call the relevant senior Gov't officials and ask what on earth is going on: Michal Ben David 0526130020  Motti Elimelech 050-6205064.



People wounded and evacuated from Amona by Mogen David Adom have recently begun to receive letters with requests to pay, and even threats against their possessions and bank accounts if they do not pay. If you are one of these or know of anyone else who has received one of these letters, please contact Organization for Human Rights in Yesh'a. 054-2070-368


Kever Rachel

Request from Buddy Macy, well known Eretz Yisrael activist: "Please send this to 100 people and ask them to send it to 100 people. Thank you".
New! You can now drive, in your car, directly to the entrance of Kever Rachel with ample parking 50 meters away from the entrance. Until now vehicles, consisting of only vans and buses - NOT cars, had to be army-escorted to the entrance - very cumbersome.  How can we keep this improvement permanent?  It is in your and my hands: Please, tell everyone you know to go by car ASAP and pray there.  More info? 1888 276 2435.