Sunday, September 21, 2014

Klinghoffer Protest - What should the focus Be?

Let us use the stage and publicity of the Klinghoffer Protest to address the source of the conflict!  

The Torah Position - Believers of the Bible!
 Noahides, Jews and non Jews, acknowledge and proclaim there is a G-d in the world who is KING.   We are all descendants of Noah and are obligated to keep the 7 Noahide Laws. A basic belief of morality and ethics.  (Listen to Jewish audio 
BY NISSAN DOVID DUBOV Chabad of South London, UK)  and click on link to "Universal Morality Seven Noahide Laws". 
Here is a wonderful opportunity before Rosh Hashana on Monday night at the Klinghoffer Protest Rally, September 22, 2014, to proclaim the Kingship of G-d. (Someone in fact is bringing a Shofar! ) On Rosh Hashana we don't only pray for our own personal salvation or salvation of the Jewish people on judgement day but also for the salvation of the entire world. And so... instill fear of You upon all that You have made, and dread of You upon all that You have created -- High Holiday Amidah. 
Let us differentiate between the credo of the Muslim Brotherhood representative of radical Islam and ISIS and the moral and ethical laws of  Noahides.   
Aleinu:  A prayer which proclaims the Kingship of G-d. 
The prayer Aleinu ("It is our duty to praise") is the closing prayer of the morning, afternoon and evening service recited every single day 3x a day. On Rosh Hashana, in the Musaf service, the Baal Tefila, the one leading the prayers,  and the entire Congregation physically kneels on the floor by the recitation of the words Va'anachnu korim, u'mishtachavim, u'modim, lifnei melech, malchei ham'lachim, hakadosh baruch Hu. We Bow, We Prostrate, We Give Thanks before the King of All Kings, Blessed Be He. The Prayer Aleinu closes by invoking collective recognition of God, citing the verse "And the Lord shall be King over all the earth; in that day there shall be one Lord with one name" (Zechariah 14:9).   
Compare this lehavdil, by comparison, to the Islamic concept of Caliphate. A caliphate (in Arabic: خلافة‎ khilāfa, meaning "succession") is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader known as a caliph – i.e. "successor" – to Muhammad. The succession of Muslim empires that have existed in the Muslim world are usually described as "caliphates". Conceptually, a caliphate represents a sovereign state of the entire Muslim faithful, (the Ummah), ruled by a caliph under Islamic law (sharia).
There is no concept of successor expressed in the Aleinu!  Just G-d alone reigns over the entire world.  He is the Supreme Ruler over the Entire World! 
The first Rashi of the Torah in Breishit says: "What is the reason [the Torah] began with the Book of Genesis?  It began thus because it wished to convey the message of the verse 'the power of His acts he told to His people' in order to give them the estate of the Nations.  So that if the nations of the world will say to Israel you are "Occupiers" for you conquered the lands of the seven Nations who inhabited the land of Canaan, Israel will say to them, the whole world belongs to the Holy One, Blessed be He, He created and He gave it to the one found proper in His eyes." 
G-d created the world and gave the Land of Israel to the people of Israel, descendants of the 12 Tribes of Israel (please note it is Jacob, not Yishamael both descendants of Abraham). When we fail to acknowledge the Covenant G-d made with  Abraham, Isaac and Jacob nor assert our rights to the Land of Israel, our G-d given gift, we create a void.   The Palestinians then fills this void with lies and untruths. It is therefore imperative for Israel and world Jewry to assert its rights to Judea and Samaria the exact territory designated as Palestinian State!  
Palestinians have no legitimate claim to our Land.  They know it.  They have no inclination to keep the commandments of Land,  Shemittah, Leket, Shikcha, Peah'ah

The Jewish people are not racists! Noahides have full civil rights to settle in Israel when they keep the Seven Noahide laws and recognize Israel's Sovereignty over it's borders (delineated in Parshat Masei).

The Muslims Position
The Muslim Brotherhood credo is "Allah is our God", the Prophet is our guide, The Quran is our constitution, Jihad is our way, and death for the glory of Allah is our greatest ambition."  (Chapter 13 Muslim Mafia The Muslim Brotherhood: Terrorists in Suits) 
Read about it in the book Muslim  Mafia.
September 15, 2014 CAIR, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD and HAMAS 

Since this book has written, Islam as a terror religion has increased at an alarming rate.  As murderous beheadings and the like increase, so in turn does the lust.. 
Why was the world destroyed in the time of Noah?  Because the World was filled of Hamas, violence.   The Sign of the rainbow with 7 colors is to ensure that G-d will not destroy the world as long as we keep the 7 Noahide laws.    (see audio )
Radical Islam, Palistinian dogma and Terrorism advocate the violation of the Seven Noahide laws.  Human Shields, beheadings, throwing Klinghoffer with his wheelchair into the ocean are clear violations of morality and the Seven Noahide laws.  Hamas, violence, brings destruction to the world as we learned from the time of Noah. It is our duty to expose and denounce any attempt to empower such evil as does the Opera "The Death of Klinghoffer". 
 This focus will address as well the following upcoming anti-Semitic Happenings!
  • This coming Tuesday, the day following the scheduled Klinghoffer protest,  in college campuses, there is a call by Hatem Bazian, the founder of anti-Semitic hate group Students for the Justice of Palestine (SJP) for an "International Day of Action".   You can imagine what such a "day of action" promotes....

These manifestations of anti-Semitism in Opera and on College Campus come from the same source.   
A new UN report calls for the Palestinian unity government to assume control of the Gaza Strip in the wake of the fighting in the coastal region over the summer.

"Reconstruction, recovery, governance and security in the Gaza Strip must take place in the context of the return of one legitimate Palestinian Authority to the Strip," reads the report from UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, the body coordinating development assistance to the Palestinians.

The AHLC (Ad Hoc Liason Committee)  will meet in New York on September 22 in a meeting hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

"The formation of the GNC [Government of National Consensus] under President Abbas and in accordance with the PLO principles was welcomed by the international community," says the report. "The UN has long underscored the need for progress towards Palestinian unity in line with existing resolutions, within the framework of the PLO commitments and the positions of the Quartet and the Arab Peace Initiative."

The report also urged Israel to allow the development of Area C, the part of the West Bank under full Israeli civil and security control.

ZOA Condemns "Students for Justice in Palestine" Call for Anti-Semitic "Day of Action on College Campuses" 

NEW YORK, September 2 -- The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has condemned a call by Hatem Bazian, the founder of the anti-Semitic hate group that calls itself "Students for Justice in Palestine" (SJP), for a disruptive and potentially unlawful, violent and dangerous "International Day of Action" on college campuses around the world. The SJP is a hate group that calls for Israel's destruction.

Posting his message on Facebook and elsewhere, Bazian has called for "activists and organizations on campuses across the world to organize massive protests on every college and university campus" on September 23, 2014. (Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the day before Jewish people around the world begin their celebration of the holy days of Rosh Hashanah.)
Bazian's purported goal is to "free Palestine and end the siege on Gaza" - a phrase that is itself a lie since the Palestinians govern themselves in Judea and Samaria through their own Parliament, school system, etc. and Hamas controls Gaza, from which it initiated a war against Israel, using civilians as human shields and schools and hospitals to launch missile attacks. This "Day of Action" has nothing to do with "Palestine" or Gaza. Instead, it is a campaign of harassment and intimidation on campuses worldwide, to interfere with the civil rights and freedoms of not only Jewish students but the entire university community.

Yasher Koach to Arutz7, Israel National News,  and AFSI for seeing the Klinghoffer protest as an opportunity to expose the Palestinians for who they are.  

  • September 18, 2014 Op-Ed: by Larry Domnitch My Fellow US Jews, We Are All Ambassador Tzvi Mazel American Jews have a watershed chance to stand up against anti-Israel invective in which Palestinian terror is equated with the sufferings of its victims. The upcoming re-showing of the Opera 'The Death of Leon Klinghoffer' about a disabled American Jew, murdered and thrown off the S.S. Achille Lauro in 1986, by Palestinian terrorists, is an extreme example of such confused im-moral equivalence in which Israel bashing runs amok.
It is the narrative of Arab terrorists as victims rather than the reality of their being the violent aggressors who fight by any means against the existence of a Zionist state on any borders. (please read full article...)
  • September 19, 2014 Met Opera Sells Tickets with 'Murder a Jew' Coalition of 60 groups to mobilize in protest Monday against 'Klinghoffer' play,  by Gill Ronen  The Metropolitan Opera has sunk to a new low in its glorification of the Palestinian terrorist murder of wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer, on theAchille Lauro in 1995, say outraged Jewish groups. In its promotional materials, including a video on its official website, the Metropolitan Opera features a Palestinian terrorist pointing a gun at the back of a wheel-chair bound Klinghoffer, when he is about to murder him.
  • "The Met Opera is clearly trying to sell tickets off of an evil Palestinian terrorist who is in the process of murdering a crippled Jew in the back in cold-blood" said Mark Langfan, President of Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI). The group, headed by Langfan and Helen Freedman, is spearheading an unprecedented coalition of over 60 Jewish and non-Jewish organizations for the demonstration planned for this coming Monday, September 22, at 4:30 pm in front Metropolitan Opera at the Lincoln Center Plaza at Broadway and 65th Street.
  • History Behind the Hijacking of the Cruise Ship Achille Lauro from which Klinghoffer was murdered.
Article originally printed in the Washington Post entitled "Prosecute Abu Abbas" 
by Smadar Haran Kaiser. 

Smadar Haran Kaiser writes: Abu Abbas, the former head of a Palestinian terrorist group who was captured in Iraq on April 15, is infamous for masterminding the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro. But there are probably few who remember why Abbas's terrorists held the ship and its 400-plus passengers hostage for two days. It was to gain the release of a Lebanese terrorist named Samir Kuntar, who is locked up in an Israeli prison for life. Kuntar's name is all but unknown to the world. But I know it well. Because almost a quarter of a century ago, Kuntar murdered my family.  read more....

(btw this is a different Abbas than the Abbas of our time (Abu Abas died in 2004)  but I suspect that they have similar agenda's. Mahmoud Abas of today is no Tzadik either. )

Chaveirim, We can do much more than just get the Opera to close this performance.  We can expose the truth about a "legitimate Palestinian Authority on the Gaza Strip" and help change current events as it is happening in the UN! 

On Sep 18, 2014, at 11:43 PM, Rabbi Zev Friedman <> wrote:
I don't think it is productive for us to engage in 'philosophical debates' or any issue which distracts us .  Our Main focus should be on influencing the  Met sponsors to insist that the opera be canceled(or risk losing their support if it is not).
As per earlier email I suggest that we take the high road.... and let the media know that our concerns are
1. Show is anti-semitic
2. The show glorifies terror
3. It is insensitive to the surviving members of the victims family... Who have expressed their desire that the show be canceled( see article in ny post)
4. It is offensive to many members of the Jewish community
5. Live feed was canceled because of the strong likelihood that it would fan the flames of anti semitism...thus it is inconsistent to allow it in NY
6. Insidious anti semitism is more dangerous that overt...dressing it up as art is disingenuous
7. Everyone would be outraged if there was an opera that was even perceived to be anti Black or anti Muslim
Bottom line let's keep the focus and galvanize  our energy for the purpose of getting the opera canceled

PS.  Rabbi Zev Friedman, Rosh Mesivta of Rambam agrees with the focus above as well!  Rabbi Friedman in an email wrote: 
It is obvious that the root cause of the issue is the distorted notions that there was a state called ‘Palestine’and that Israel is ‘occupying’their land.
My comments on keeping the focus (see 7 points above) -- was directed to ... (a different debate....)
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