Monday, June 04, 2012

Letter of 10 year old girl to Knesset Members, Hunger Striking for Givat Assaf, Ulpana, Amona - fight for Regulation Bill, Women in Green, Mattot Areim, Prof. Paul Eidelberg


Dear Knesset Members: 

Please note that this is CC'd to Jewish press in USA whom I hope will publish this young ladies anguished letter! It is also being sent to many Rabbanim who bs"d follow the commandment "Al Taamod Al Dam Reiacha!"

From המטה העולמי להצלת העם והארץ

מכתב של ילדה תושבת שכונת האולפנה לחכי"ם
Letter of 10 year old girl from HaUlpana to Knesset Members (translation in English follows) 

קוראים לי אביָה מרגלית ואני בת 10 וגרה בשכונת האולפנה בית אל.

כידוע, הבית שלי ושל מאה ושישים הילדים בשכונה בסכנת הריסה. אותו דבר גם עם הבתים של חברים שלי בגבעת אסף ועמונה.

הבתים שלנו נבנו על אדמה שוממה שבמשך שנים רבות, גם אחרי שהבתים נבנו, אף אחד לא טען שהוא הבעלים שלהם.

הבית שלי אפילו נבנה על אדמה שקנו אותה מערבי, אבל פתאום בא ערבי אחר וטען שהאדמה שלו, עד היום לא הוכח שהוא צודק.

בתביעה בבג"ץ, המדינה לא חשבה על הנושא ועל ההשלכות וכנראה גם לא על כל העובדות ולכן נפסק שצריך להרוס לי את הבית.

בלי להיכנס לעובדה שלפי חוק המקרקעין, במקרים כאלה נותנים פיצוים לבעל הקרקע, לא ייתכן שבגלל טעות של הממשלה יזרקו אותנו מהבית.

מדברים על בנייה של בתים חדשים או להעביר את כל הבתים למקום אחר. זה מזכיר לי את אחי שרצה לחבר גלגלי עזר לאופניים במקום לתקן את הפנצ'ר. 

אגב, לא בדקתי את כל הבתים ביהודה ושומרון, אבל אבא אמר שיש 9000 בתים באותו מצב של עמימות ושצריך למצוא פיתרון כולל, אחרת בכל יום יהיה בג"ץ חדש.

אני לא פוליטיקאית ויודעת שיש התנגדויות לחוקי ההסדרה, אבל אני יודעת שאחרי שנים של קומבינות, צריך לעמוד באומץ ולתת פיתרון שיסדיר לתמיד את הבנייה ביו"ש ולהפסיק את הנוהל של הממשלות הקודמות של תיקון פנצ'רים במקום סלילת כביש בלי חורים. פיתרון כזה יכול להיות רק בחקיקה.

אני יודעת שדברים לא פשוטים כמו שאני חושבת, אבל אני יודעת שאי אפשר לעשות צדק על ידי עוולה. לכן אני מבקשת ממך, גם אם אתה לא מסכים עם חוקי ההסדרה, אל תהיה שותף לפגיעה בנו ולהשלכתנו מהבית בו גדלנו. אם לא תצביע בעד חוקי ההסדרה, לפחות אל תתנגד.

אני מודה לך מאוד על הקדשת הזמן

שלך, אביָה  
My name is Aviya Margalit and I am 10 years old and live in the neighborhood of HaUlpana,  Beit El.

As is known, my home and the homes of one hundred and sixty children in the neighborhood are threatened with demolition. Same with my friends' houses in Givat Assaf and Amona.

Our houses were built on barren soil for many years, even after the houses were built, no one claimed to be their owner.

My house was built on land bought from an Arab, but suddenly another Arab came and claimed this as his land, and it has still not been proven he was right.

In the Supreme Court lawsuit, the State did not take this into account nor about the consequences and they probably did not have all the facts, and ruled that my house should be demolished.

Without going into the fact that according to real estate law,  in such cases, compensation is provided to the land owner, and it can not be that due to a government error the government can throw us out.

Talking about the construction of new homes or moving all the houses elsewhere, it reminds me of my brother who wanted to attach training wheels to the bike instead of fixing the flat tire.

Incidentally, I did not check all the houses in the West Bank, but Dad said that 9,000 homes are in the same situation of ambiguity and need a comprehensive solution, otherwise there will be a new law suit every day.

I'm not a politician and know that there are objections to the regulation bill, but I do know that after years of kombinot (not sure of translation, robin), we should stand courageously and allow for permanent regulation of  building in Judea and Samaria and stop the policy of the previous governments to repair  flat tires rather than paving a road with no holes. Such a solution can only be accomplished with legislation.

I know things are not as simple as I think, but I know you can not do justice by injustice. So I ask you, even if you disagree with the regulatory bill, don't be a partner to harm us and throw us from our homes from where we grew up.  If you do not vote for the Regulation Bill, at least do not oppose it.

Thank you very much for your time,

Yours, Aviya

From Women in Green:

This Wednesday - The Likud's Judgement Day

This Wednesday between 12:00 and 2:00pm- we will be there at the tent
This Wednesday, 16th of Sivan 6/6/12 the Regulation Law will be brought before the Knesset for voting. If the law does not pass - Givat Haulpena, Givat Assaf, Amona and many other communities in Judea and Samaria will topple like dominoes. Thousands of Jews will be expelled. The Disengagement Plan, part II.
It was unnecessary to reach this point, and this time Ba'Ga'Tz, the Supreme Court, are not to blame. The accusatory finger is pointing at Bibi Netanyahu, and him alone. If not for his weakness, he could have easily saved the communities.
We are all wracking our minds searching for what can be done. Some fellow activists have already started a hunger strike outside the Prime Minister's Offices  and a march and it is important to come and strengthen them. Other activists are preemptively making preparations to fight the eviction and it is obviously crucial to have a strong resistance to any and every eviction and destruction attempt.
But before we rally our resistance in the field - there is one more thing we can and must do: Bibi Netanyahu and the Likud ministers that will vote against the law or are absent from the vote, must be punished, politically, once and for all.
A statement must be made immediately, that if the Regulation Law is not passed on Wednesday - every true lover of the Land of Israel will leave the Likud party permanently. If the law is not to pass, it will prove once and for all that registering as a member of Likud was a terrible mistake that shattered the National political camp. The whole idea of "influencing from within" will be proven as wrong. The National camp gave Bibi Netanyahu 8 (!) mandates, yet he has no problem tearing down the communities in Judea and Samaria.
On Wednesday, if the law is not passed, Bibi Netanyahu must know that he is loosing all 8 mandates. Every true lover of the Land of Israel within the Likud, including Members of Knesset and Ministers who are loyal to the Land of Israel - must leave the Likud and form, together with all the other lovers of the Land of Israel, both religious and secular, one large party. Such a party could easily reach 18 mandates, if not more, and will finally present a true political power. No more "influencing from the inside" of a sick entity but rather creating one healthy movement that will represent the voice of the the Land of Israel, the voice of Zionism, the voice of sanity.
This Wednesday - we will all gather at the hunger strike tent from 12:00-14:00 (12pm-4pm)- at the time of the vote.

Yehudut Katsover and Nadia Matar
Women for Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)


From Mattot Arim:

Visit the hunger strikers – including the newest hunger striker, Baruch Gordon, a well known English speaking activist.  10 minutes from the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. 0526427450 for questions. Simply walk from the bus station to Binyanei haUma and then continue walking straight -- right past i.e. toward the back of Binyanei haUma, straight on until you see the hunger strikers' tent.
Otniel Schneller, MK is abroad. This Knesset Member, from Kadima and probably on his way into the Likud, is himself from a national religious community in Judea and Samaria – Michmas.  
Please write to him and ask him to return to Israel. Example letter:

Otni, please don't turn your back on your own people!
Dear Mr. Schneller, You are one of us. We do not even need to explain the importance of the Wednesday vote for saving the Yesha community from the clutches of Peace Now. Please can you board a plane and raise your hand on Wednesday. The public would not be able to forgive any other outcome. We look forward to seeing your familiar face on Wednesday and wish you success in representing your people with the necessary fortitude and determination, by doing exactly the right thing at exactly the right time.  
Here are the email addresses to use – both direct and via Michmas.  (The secretariat of the Michmas community   can easily call Mr. Schneller's family and mention that the public is leaving messages, and the family can easily call Mr. Schneller at his hotel).
You can also try to call the Schneller family. Their numbers are available in 144: 025354494, 025354280.. It is hardly necessary to mention that phone calls to a Knesset Member's family must be courteous and polite. Please inform ( what did the family say.
Bus from Haifa to Jerusalem on Wednesday 830 am:
-The Likud: A Dead Man Walking

Prof. Paul Eidelberg

 The Likud is a dead man walking, and no one can enliven that intellectually sterile party.  This means that political Zionism is dead. It died in May 1996 when Benjamin Netanyahu was elected prime minister and said his government would abide by the Oslo or Israel-PLO Agreement which the Labor Party had foisted on the nation in September 1993. 

 Unknown to the general public, Oslo presaged the establishment of an Arab-Islamic state in the Land of Israel, a state Netanyahu unlawfully sanctified on June 14, 2009 at Bar-Ilan University.  Let us probe the little known perfidious nature of the Likud via political Zionism.

 It never entered the minds of political Zionists that the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel was to culminate in the construction of the Third Temple and the restoration of Jewish law.  The founders of political Zionism, such as Herzl and Pinsker, started from the failure of liberalism to solve the Jewish problem, but continued to see the solution in liberal terms, as a merely human problem.  As Leo Strauss has written:

The terrible fate of the Jews was in no sense to be understood any longer as connected with divine punishment for the sins of our fathers or with the providential mission of the chosen people and hence to be borne with the meek fortitude of martyrs.  It was to be understood in merely human terms:  as constituting a purely political problem which as such cannot be solved by appealing to the justice or generosity of the nations ...

Accordingly, political Zionism was concerned primarily with nothing but the cleansing of the Jews from millennial degradation or with the recovery of Jewish dignity, honor, or pride.  The failure of the liberal solution meant that Jews could not regain their honor by assimilating themselves as individuals to the nations among which they lived or becoming citizens like all the other citizens of the liberal states: the liberal solution brought at best legal equality, but not social equality; as a demand of reason it had no effect on the feelings of the non-Jews...

Only through securing the honor of the Jewish nation could the individual Jew's honor be secured.  The true solution of the Jewish problem requires that the Jews become "like all the nations" (I Sam. 8:20), that the Jewish nation assimilate itself to the nations of the world or that it establish a modern, liberal, secular ... state.

 The political elite that led this movement succeeded in establishing a secular state, but they failed to solve the Jewish problem or restore the honor of the Jewish people. Political Zionism could not solve the Jewish problem because of the narrowness of its original conception.  This was understood by cultural Zionism, which saw that political Zionism lacks historical and cultural perspective. The community of descent "must also be a community of the mind, of the national mind; the Jewish state will be an empty shell without a Jewish culture which has its roots in the Jewish heritage."  But as Strauss points out:

 One could not have taken this step unless one had previously interpreted the Jewish heritage itself as a culture, that is, as a product of a national mind, of the national genius.  Yet the foundation, the authoritative layer, of the Jewish heritage presents itself, not as the product of the human mind, but as a divine gift, as divine revelation.  Did not one completely distort the meaning of the heritage to which one claimed to be loyal by interpreting it as a culture like any other high culture?  Cultural Zionism believed to have found a safe middle ground between politics (power politics) and divine revelation ... but it lacked the sternness of the two extremes.  When cultural Zionism understands itself, it turns into religious Zionism.

The Likud never took an honest step toward religious Zionism, indeed, never understood what Zionism is all about. 
The term Zionism is obviously derived from "Zion," one of the most sacred words in the dictionary of authentic Judaism.  Zion is the dwelling place of God's glory.  It is the Sanctuary of the Torah, the Holy City which surrounds it, the Holy Land of which Jerusalem is the eternal capital.  From Zion, from Jerusalem, the word of God—the Truth—shall come forth.
Viewed in this light, the Likud has been a small-minded party conceived in falsehood.  Consistent therewith, the Likud pursued the false and defeatist policy of "territory for peace."  It constantly deceived the nation by obscuring the truth about the implacable nature of Israel's enemies and the fatal character of the Oslo Agreement. The Likud remains a dead man walking while its leader, "a man without chest," continues to abide by that perfidious agreement.


Robin Ticker
Activist emails sent to my list  are 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.

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