Thursday, November 23, 2017

From Toronto Zionist Council: A different Arab perspective on Israel. Abdullah Al-Hadlaq


May Hashem protect and watch over him...

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We can not include links in the printed weekly TZC Newsletter so we are sending out this link in advance. Thanks to MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) for making this available with translation, and all their incredible work. (

Abdullah Al-Hadlaq clearly has a better grasp of the situation in Israel and the Middle East than most, both inside and outside the Jewish community.  We hope his words are felt far and wide and that he has good protection.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Fwd: Press Release: Palestinian State = Deathtrap for Israel from Women in Green

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'A Palestinian State - A Deathtrap for Israel'

The Sovereignty Movement founded by Women in Green is publishing a
protest following the publication of the principles of the Trump
outline for a political settlement between Israel and the PA.

"Anyone who has forgotten: A Palestinian state between the
Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River endangers the State of Israel.
We are shocked by the weak memory that leads the planners of the
deathtrap to the State of Israel."

"For all those who have forgotten the fundamental principles of
Zionism, we will recall that the Land of Israel is our land, and the
only way to lead to true peace is to apply Israeli sovereignty over
Judea and Samaria," say the leaders of the Sovereignty movement.

"An Israeli concession to the Zionist-historical principle that this
land belongs to the people of Israel alone, will lead to further
concessions as has been proven in the past. Israel is once again asked
to continue to pay in the currency of territory for insignificant
signatures of the Arab side on pieces of paper" says the
Sovereignty movement  "and reminds  " that there is no country in the
world that desires to live that gives up its achievements in a war
that was forced on it."

"Israel will not be able to exist in a reality where an Arab terror
state is established in its heart, a state that will lead to the Hamas
takeover of the territory, the massive emigration of millions of Arab
refugees to that country that will arise out of nowhere and thus the
Jewish demographic majority will be lost between the sea and the
Jordan. In addition such a state would be a security threat to the
entrance to Israel, to the Ben-Gurion Airport that will be shut down,
Arab missiles will be launched towards the center of Israel and and
iron domes will become an integral part of the entire of the country.

"The big problem is that the Right does not advance, with full force,
its political plan, the plan of the application of Israeli sovereignty
over Judea and Samaria, and thus a vacuum is created in which
irresponsible political plans are initiated by the American
administration, the Israeli left and the European countries.

We turn directly to the ministers and the Knesset members of the Likud
and Bayit Yehudi: "This is the time of your test. This is the moment
when you have to lead the path of sovereignty , sovereignty that you
advocate and favor, and thus stop the dangerous proposal that is
emerging from the White House."

Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar
The Sovereignty Movement founded by Women in Green
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Fwd: Why is Anthony Scaramucci going with Dr. Joseph Frager and Duvi Honig with OJC on a VIP Trip to Israel ? OP ED by Robin Ticker


Why is Anthony Scaramucci going with Dr. Joseph Frager and Mr. Duvi Honig as part of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJC) on a VIP Trip to Israel? OP ED by Robin Ticker 

Let me preface by saying that Dr. Joe Frager has served in a leadership capacity with Ateret Cohanim with much distinction for many years and is probably among the greatest activists and advocates for Eretz Yisroel Hashleima, Judea and Samaria, that you will ever find.  Mr. Duvi Honig is the Founder and CEO of the OJC. 

Dr. Frager is not only Chairman of the Executive Council of Ateret Cohanim, he is a recipient of this year's Shomer Eretz Yisroel award at the Bet El Dinner. 

Life is complicated and when it comes to reconciling Jewish values and business we often need to make difficult choices. 

For the record, many, including myself are opposed to this trip.  The following letter is directed to both Dr. Frager and Mr. Honig who are both Orthodox Jews, but primarily relevant to Dr. Frager who is the Chairman of the Executive Council of Ateret Cohanim. 

Dear Dr. Frager and (Mr. Duvi Honig), amv"sh

Ateret Cohanim literally means "Crown of the Priests".  If Ateret Cohanim stays true to its name, it must stay true to being Holy which by its very essence is the Work of the Cohanim, the work of the Priests.  Not only does the name Ateret Cohanim identify with holiness, it identifies with the Crown of Holiness!

Not everyone is meant to be a Cohen.  Not everyone is cut out for Priesthood. Most of us are not.  A Cohen has stringencies in his lifestyle that others do not have, in order that he maintain a higher standard of holiness.  When the Chairman of the Executive Council of Ateret Cohanim picks an individual for a VIP tour of Israel, it makes sense that the individual appreciates and is on the same page as the aspirations of Ateret Cohanim.  If an individual's focus and lifestyle choices clash and diametrically oppose those of holiness and the teachings of the Torah, the encounter is doomed to short circuit.

The VIP will be slighted by the Leadership in Israel of the institutions whose very essence embody Holiness.   -  These Leaders will not see any reason to stop their daily routine to entertain a VIP whose advocacy directly opposes their own.  Alternatively, they would feel demeaned if they are forced to negate their own values by honoring someone who actively advocates a lifestyle contrary to holiness. This would lower their self-esteem and cause them to lose respect from their staff, students and supporters.   
As Chairman of the Executive Council of Ateret Cohanim, surely you too will feel out of your element if and when Mr. Scaramucci hooks up in Israel with those he feels comfortable with, namely those who advocate for Gay Marriage and/or for Pro Choice. 

In addition, Jerusalem is not known for being the Fiscal Capital of the World. Jerusalem is the Spiritual Capital of the World, the embodiment of Holiness and Sanctity.  

Perhaps, a VIP  tour with  Anthony Scaramucci to a Maccabi Tel Aviv game, and the Tech industry makes some sense.   However, as Executive Director of Ateret Cohanim,  if you plan to bring him to Maarat HaMachpela, the Kotel and Kever Rochel,  it only would serve to confuse him at best, and he probably would not relate to the the deep religious significance of the Holy Sites.  Be true to your Shomer Eretz Yisroel Award,  by continuing to stand for the essence of Eretz Yisroel which is Holiness.  

You will have to choose which agenda is most important for you. You can not sit on the fence. 

Sincerely, Robin Ticker, 

From the perspective of the organizers of this trip, Duvi Honig and Dr. Frager,  Anthony Scaramucci is an accomplished and talented entrepreneur who organized the SALT Convention, a conference of  2,500 attendees.  He has bought and sold business numbering in 9 digits, yes that's billions of dollars.  He says he is a Zionist and wants to invest in Israel startups with venture capital. He comes from modest beginnings and has a good work ethic which he learned from his father. He does not have a sense of entitlement.  He says he is authentic and non conventional.  He went to Harvard so presumably he is very smart.  He professes genuine respect and admiration for Israel.

On the down side, from the perspective of an Orthodox Jew, Anthony Scaramucci  is an openly pro-gay, pro-abortion activist and engages in  profanity, Nivul Peh in Hebrew.  This surely comes from an unholy source, a  place of impurity.   Due to this profanity, reported in the New Yorker,  Scaramucci was dismissed after 10 days from his position in the Trump Administration as Communications Director.  


Scaramucci needs to restore his good name,  and OJC needs to draw in business partners and venture capitalists. 

Given: OJC is an Orthodox Jewish Organization, which does not endorse homosexuality or Pro Choice. Quite the opposite!
Given: We are all members of the human race.  By definition....We are all imperfect.  
Given: We all want pleasure.  

Allow me to sidetrack,  paraphrase and draw conclusions from the teachings of  Rabbi Alon Anava. Rabbi Anava, once a devout secular athiest,  is a fascinating lecturer who experienced a NDE, Near Death Experience.  His lectures, CD's,  podcasts and youtubes have reached hundreds of thousands.

A Jew's ultimate pleasure comes from a Spiritual, Holy source.  Money and physical pleasures are all short- lived.  Only being consistent with G-d's will, brings us eternal pleasure. Tapping into impure sources will ultimately be a source of great aggravation and headache.  Abortions?  Homosexuality?  These contradict a Torah lifestyle.  Making money?  Also transient, empty.    Our Yetzer Hara will try its best to convince us that our motivations come from a pure source.  One needs to be very honest with oneself and analyze whether one's actions are coming from the will of the Yetzer Hara, desire for fame, money and/or power, or from G-d's will. One needs to see the unborn (Ro'eh HaNolad) before it is too late. 

Jerusalem, the Capital of Israel, the site of the Holy Temple and the entire Land of Israel can not tolerate abominations.  The Torah is quite explicit about its preferences. It is for these reasons that the 7 Canaanite Nations were incompatible with the Land and had to be eliminated.   The Holy Land will vomit and expel those who commit abominations.  Mr. Scaramucci should know that one is held to a much higher standard in the Holy Land.  Things that may be tolerated outside the Holy Land is vomited and expelled from the Land of Israel.  The Land itself literally can't tolerate it.
ולא תקיא הארץ אתכם
מעמדה המיוחד של הארץ מטילה על יושביה רמה מוסרית גבוהה יותר ממה שנדרש מהם אילו היה בחוץ לארץ.
 And the earth shall not vomit you..
The special status of the Land of Israel imposes on its inhabitants a higher moral standard than what was required of them if they were abroad.

Vayikra - Leviticus - Chapter 18
22You shall not lie down with a male, as with a woman: this is an abomination. כב וְאֶ֨ת־זָכָ֔ר לֹ֥א תִשְׁכַּ֖ב מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֑ה תּֽוֹעֵבָ֖ה הִֽוא:
23And with no animal shall you cohabit, to become defiled by it. And a woman shall not stand in front of an animal to cohabit with it; this is depravity. כגוּבְכָל־בְּהֵמָ֛ה לֹֽא־תִתֵּ֥ן שְׁכָבְתְּךָ֖ לְטָמְאָה־בָ֑הּ וְאִשָּׁ֗ה לֹא־תַֽעֲמֹ֞ד לִפְנֵ֧י בְהֵמָ֛ה לְרִבְעָ֖הּ תֶּ֥בֶל הֽוּא:
24You shall not defile yourselves by any of these things, for the nations, whom I am sending away from before you, have defiled themselves with all these things. כדאַל־תִּטַּמְּא֖וּ בְּכָל־אֵ֑לֶּה כִּ֤י בְכָל־אֵ֨לֶּה֙ נִטְמְא֣וּ הַגּוֹיִ֔ם אֲשֶׁר־אֲנִ֥י מְשַׁלֵּ֖חַ מִפְּנֵיכֶֽם:
25And the land became defiled, and I visited its sin upon it, and the land vomited out its inhabitants. כהוַתִּטְמָ֣א הָאָ֔רֶץ וָֽאֶפְקֹ֥ד עֲו‍ֹנָ֖הּ עָלֶ֑יהָ וַתָּקִ֥א הָאָ֖רֶץ אֶת־יֽשְׁבֶֽיהָ:

The G-dly light is probably too much for such individuals.

On the other hand if one humbles one's own pleasures and desires to be in sync with the Almighty's agenda and His commandments,  than that is a true sign of greatness.  Moses, for example was the most humble of all men from time in memorial,  and was able to put G-d's Will over his own at an extraordinary level. 


Why is it that many of the Jewish Media reports of this upcoming VIP business trip whitewash Scaramucci's advocacy. If you open, the links themselves, you will see that they are almost carbon copies of each other as they probably originated from the same source, the OJC.

Our message to Dr. Frager and Mr. Honig,  about to embark on this venture, is not to be driven by the temporary pleasures that can blind ones vision, but rather, stay true to Torah values.

Media that presents a positive image for Anthony Sacramucci
Duvi Honig's OJC Business Podcast with Rabbi Jacob Rupp.  Achieving The American Dream and Having Fun Doing It with Anthony Scaramucci

OJC VIP Tour with Duvi Honig, Dr. Joseph Frager and Anthony Scaramucci
OJC Announces Executive VIP Tour of Israel with Wall Street Mogul Anthony Scaramucci

OJC Announces Executive VIP Tour of Israel with Wall Street Mogul Anthony Scaramucci 

Former WH aide coming to Israel with Orthodox group
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci coming to Israel with Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce.

Trump's Communications Director for 10 Days, 'The Mooch,' to Join Orthodox Chamber of Commerce Israel Trip

Scaramucci to Visit Israel on Investment Trip Run by Orthodox Group
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is coming to Israel with the Orthodox Chamber of Commerce at the end of November

Get Ready, Israel: The Mooch Is Coming

Anthony Scaramucci to join Jewish group's investment trip to Israel

Press showing a negative side on Anthony Scaramucci

The Mooch: 'I'm A Very Active Gay Rights Supporter'

Said Scaramucci:

"I have been an active – for the last decade – gay rights, gay marriage equality supporter. Particularly here in New York  and New York City but around the world. And I think that 'life, liberty , and the pursuit of happiness' when they wrote that, I don't think it was just meant for straight people, and so for me, I'm a very active gay rights supporter. In addition to that – even though I'm a Roman Catholic and I believe in a right to life I would never impose those values on other people. So for me I'm actually very socially inclusive as a human being, and I'm a Republican because I believe that you need free market principles to create class mobility.

Meet Trump's new pro-gay, pro-abortion communications director

 (Profanity that got him fired highlighted and emphasized)
Subject: "I Want to F*cking Kill All the Leakers": Scaramucci Explodes in Unhinged Late-Night Rant

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon by Ryan Lizza


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Thursday, November 16, 2017

PS MUST READ from Mattotarim Re: Stop Demolition Netiv HaAvot: Gush Etzion in crisis עוד שערורייה


From Mattot Arim:

PS to my recent post: 

Stop Demolition of Homes in Netiv Avot. A Letter from a Cousin....

2017-11-16 1:00 GMT-05:00 <>:

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(If you understand Hebrew please watch this video on Netiv HaAvot and listen to one of the owners of the homes slated for destruction (based on the claim of Shalom Achshav still to be substantiated), that 1 meter of his daughter's bedroom is questionable of being legal.  The Israel Supreme Court, BaGatz, has ordered the entire house demolished for this 1 meter that doesn't even belong to anyone).  Absurd!


Mattot Arim writes: 

After many "committees" which doubtless accomplished a tremendous amount, 

an entire Israeli neighborhood (Netiv haAvot) is to be razed imminently  – could even be today - in Gush Etzion.


As usual, this is due to minor  infractions of antiquated unreasonable regulations in Judea-Samaria that are impossible to comply with.

Neighboring Kfar Etzion recently made the news for managing to comply with all the myriad rules and become official. It took them 90 years (!).

No neighborhood, however law-abiding and well-intentioned, can comply with the endless draconian rules which apply to Jewish re-settlement of Judea-Samaria.


But when the Knesset attempted to adjust the rules, which is exactly the Knesset's job, Minister Moshe Cachlon objected.

Minister Cachlon insisted on removing (from the recent settlement regulation law) the very clauses necessary to save both Amona, and now Netiv haAvot in Gush Etzion.


Write to Minister Cachlon now, because the fate of the young Israeli families in this Gush Etzion neighborhood is his direct doing.

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To Minister Cachlon and his faction

Email addresses:

Minister Cachlon , a beautiful and strategic Israeli neighborhood in Gush Etzion (Netiv HaAvot) is "dead in the water" – and it's directly because of you!

Minister Cachlon – do something! 


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Gush Etzion in crisis עוד שערורייה


צפו: מה נעשה בשכונת "נתיב האבות" בגוש עציון??


ש: אני גר בעיר, לא כל כך מבין עניין -- המתנחלים הם גנבים חס וחלילה??

ת:  בכלל לא.  תרחישים כאלה קורים, כי בנייה חוקית ביהודה ושומרון כמעט בלתי אפשרית - מרוב תקנות לא הגיוניות.

מי שמחכה לאישורים יכול לחכות לא שנה או שנתיים אלא 90 שנה!

ומה הכי קל ונוח למינהל האזרחי ביהודה ושומרון לעשות, במקום לשנות  את התקנות (חוק ההסדרה)? להרוס למתנחלים כמובן...


גם את/ה לא יכול לשתוק? הפעם אנו ממליצים לפנות ...

לשר משה כחלון.  לאמיתו של דבר, השר כחלון הנינוח הוא מחריב שכונת נתיב-האבות בגוש-עציון - וגם מחריב היישוב עמונה.

כי השר כחלון לא הסכים לכלול את 2 היישובים אלה, בחוק ההסדרה.

הנה כתובות-מייל של השר כחלון וסיעתו, וכן מכתב לדוגמה. (החומר פותח ברובו ע"י המשפטן בעז שפירא, תודה רבה!  - הפיצו נא הלאה , בבקשה).



השר משה כחלון וסיעת כולנו;;;;;;


כולכם זוכרים  את הפיגוע בהר-אדר?


בימים האחרונים הבג"צ הרשה לצה"ל להרוס חלק מהבית בו התגורר המחבל הרוצח.

ואילו בשכונת נתיב-האבות שבגוש עציון, התעקש בג"צ להרוס בתים שלמים -- למרות שהבנייה ה"לא חוקית" בתוכם -- מזערית.  למשל - בבית אחד מדובר במטר רבוע אחד - מתוך 150 מ"ר סך שטח הבית! 


בית של מחבל רוצח? הורסים רק חלק קטן.

בית של מתנחל, שבנוי על קרקע ללא בעלים, כאשר בונה הבית  מוכן בשמחה לשלם פיצויים גבוהים אם רק ימצאו למי אם בכלל הקרקע "שייכת"? הורסים הכל.


השר כחלון – זה מסתדר לך בראש?

חוק ההסדרה ביקש למנוע את האבסורד ע"י ריענון הסדרים לא-הגיוניים קיימים ביהודה ושומרון,

אבל אתה השר כחלון לא הסכמת להושיט גלגל-הצלה למשפחות בגוש עציון.

ברגע האחרון – כולנו מבקשים שתיקח אחריות לפתור את הבעיה שכולכם יצרתם במו ידיכם (סירובכם להצביע עם הקואליציה תוך הפרת חתימת ידכם על ההסכם הקואליציוני).

כולנו סבורים שעליך למנוע סבל של משפחות - בזבוז כסף – ופגיעה בכבוד הלאומי של המדינה. 


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Activist emails sent to my list  are L'Ilui Nishmat Yisrael ben David Aryeh ob"m (Izzy - Kaplan) and Howard Chaim Grief great activists and lovers of Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and the Torah. Yehi Zichronum Baruch.  May their memories serve as a blessing. 

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Stop Demolition of Homes in Netiv Avot. A Letter from a Cousin....


Dear Ohev Yisroel, 

Please forward this letter to Rabbanim and Askanim and Jewish Leaders.  We must all unite to stop this horrendous decree.  With strong leadership it is doable. No one is exempt.   

After the destruction of the 22 communities of Gush Katif on Tisha Baav 2005 and 800 homes were demolished and their families displaced, and disturbing pictures were in the news, there were Tehillim rallies organized with the theme "we share in your pain".  Great sums of monies were collected for emotional counseling and for food and clothing and basic necessities of the displaced families.  It was a drop in the bucket.

These families have now suffered for 10 years. The pain is diminished yet engraved in our consciousness and still raw. Many of the children went OTD (Off The Derech) , the breadwinners were demoralized, the families suffering great emotional and financial pain, sometimes physical as well..

Following the expulsion of these families, the entire southern Israel was under Kassam rocket attacks.  Sderot, Ashkelon and Ashdod as well as the neighboring communities.

This past year,  homes in Amona and Ofra were once again pointlessly demolished and families once again displaced due to a nonsensical and baseless ruling of the Israel Supreme Court.  The emotional trauma and pain for the pointless destruction of peoples homes and communities were barely publicized here in the Diaspora and left to each and every suffering family to shoulder the burden and injustice on their own. 

We know in advance of the senseless suffering that is in the planning for Netiv HaAvot.. Israeli politicians engage in platitudes but nothing of substance to stop the demolition.  If we stand by and do nothing we too will be held accountable in a Heavenly Court, Chayav BeDinei Shamayim Lo Taamod al dam Rei'acha, The Torah (Vayikra 19:16) states "lo ta'amod al dam rei'echa," do not stand idly by your brothers blood. The Gemara, Sanhderin 73a, cites a Beraita that states that this verse teaches that if one sees someone in a life-threatening situation (e.g. he is drowning in a river or being dragged by wild beasts), he has an obligation to save him.

The Chofetz Chaim (Beer Mayim Chaim, Rekhilut, beginning of Klal 9) maintains (based on the Gemara and Rishonim) that the Biblical prohibition of "Lo taamod al dam reiekha," (Vayikra 19:16 – Do not stand idly by while your friend's blood is spilled) applies not only to death but also to loss. In other words, it is prohibited to watch a potential financial loss coming upon another and not prevent it.

In addition,  We pray each and every day Hoshiva Shofteinu (Return Our Judges) keVarishona (Like the Ones We had) .

Is this prayer mere lip service? 

The people, Am Yisroel are ready for change.  We are waiting for the Leaders of Am Yisroel to act. and demand that this senseless ruling be overturned and for an Israeli Supreme Court which is not engaged in Judicial Tyranny corrupt and self perpetuating.  We want a Judicial System consistent to the teachings of Torah. 
We have heard so many inspiring lectures on Ahavas Yisroel.  

Let us serve Hashem with Thought, Speech and Action.  

So after saying some Kepitlach of Tehillim for Eretz Yisroel, let us follow up with real Action.  

If it were our homes at risk, wouldn't we be more proactive?

"First They Came..."

They came for the others...

"Then they came for me --- and there was no one left to speak for me"

                                                                                    Martin Niemoller

Niemöller was imprisoned in Sachsenhausen and Dachau concentration camps from 1938 to 1945.[6][7] He narrowly escaped execution. After his imprisonment, he expressed his deep regret about not having done enough to help the victims of the Nazis.[4] 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Steven Rodan <>
Date: Nov 12, 2017 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: - A Crusading Lawyer's Battle for Restitution

I need your help to save the Jewish community of Netiv Avot, located in Elazar. We are trying to get our friends and relatives in the U.S. to contact members of Congress to inquire regarding Israeli government plans to destroy Netiv Avot, with at least 50 families. The first stage is for the demolition of 15 homes -- all of them permanent. You might have fostered good contacts with your member of Congress and perhaps others as well. Even if you didn't, your congressman will listen to you and respond quickly. Can you make some phone calls so that the members of Congress contact either Bibi or the Israeli embassy? We know for a fact that every phone call from a member of Congress to the embassy warrants a cable to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. If the ministry knows that there are questions being asked, they will think twice or more before destroying Jewish homes and lives.

Here is a sample e-mail that I have distributed that could help you.

Sample letter for member of Congress from constituents on Israeli government plans to destroy Netiv Avot

Dear Member of Congress,

We're communicating with you out of deep concern for our relatives and friends in Israel threatened with the destruction of their communities by the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Initiated by well-financed anti-Jewish elements in Europe and the United States, non-governmental organizations have petitioned and won judgments from the Supreme Court to destroy the entire community of Netiv Avot, established nearly 20 years ago with government support. The court has ruled that certain homes in the community, located around 10 minutes south of Jerusalem, were built on farmland claimed but never proved by local Arabs. The court has rejected all offers of compromise, including demolishing sections of homes that intrude only meters within the farmland. Although the government supported the community, outlined building areas, installed infrastructure and collected taxes, officials have abandoned Jewish residents to the bulldozers of the police and military. The first stage of the plan is to demolish 15 homes imminently, followed by additional police and army operations that would eventually destroy a law-abiding community of nearly 500 people.

We are appealing to you to seek clarifications from Prime Minister Netanyahu, who met Netiv Avot residents three times and repeatedly pledged not to destroy Jewish communities around Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria. The most troubling aspect is that the entire demolition campaign is based on U.S. military aid -- including U.S.-made police and army vehicles, bulldozers and anti-riot equipment. They have been used repeatedly against unarmed civilians, a violation of the Arms Export Control Act, which authorizes the sale of U.S. defense articles and services for "legitimate self-defense." Over the last few years, there have been several Jewish communities destroyed by Israeli forces with U.S.-made equipment. We believe that U.S. aid to Israel was never meant to hurt its citizens.

We wish to stress that we and our relatives in Netiv Avot are loyal citizens and enthusiastic supporters of the Jewish homeland. But we cannot keep quiet with a government policy meant to destroy scores of Jewish communities as well as the lives of their law-abiding residents. We appeal to you for immediate help.


May Hashem bless you and your family and all Klal Yisrael.


Video of beautiful Netiv HaAvot slated for destruction by Israel Supreme Court while illegal Arab building is protected due to intense pressure of hostile NGO's. 

The Amona Catastrophe by Joseph Frager 06/02/17  
...This should not have happened at all. With the Trump Presidency,  Amona should have and could have been saved. Prime Minister Netanyahu and others may have thought they would be rewarded in other ways if the Amona expulsion took place. This is entirely wrong and dangerous thinking. Now the struggle is that much harder. This was a bad precedent to set especially at the beginning of a friendly President's term. It should never have happened. The Jews of Amona tried very hard but were let down by major Jewish Organizations who did not raise an outcry.
I know for a fact that President Trump was spoken to about Amona. He could not be both President of the United States and Prime Minister of Israel. He did not want to see Amona torn apart. This was not his wish.
The Eviction Begins by Eliran Aharon, Amona, 01/02/17 
Watch: Amona evacuation underway
Hundreds of protesters prepare to confront security forces as Amona evacuation begins. 15 policemen reportedly wounded.

Watch: The Ofra eviction as it unfolds
See albums from evacuation of nine houses in Ofra, Tuesday 2nd of Adar 5777

15 homes in Netiv Avot slated for destruction Prime Minister Netanyahu. 

Netiv Avot residents petition Supreme Court Elul 9, 5777 , 31/08/17
Residents of the Netiv Avot neighborhood of Elazar in Gush Etzion have petitioned the Supreme Court to allow them to saw off the problematic parts of their houses and leave the houses standing. At present a demolition order hangs over 15 houses in the neighborhood, parts of which are deemed to have been built on private land.

Is Netanyahu words to be taken seriously? 

IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis
Excerpt from PM Netanyahu's Remarks at Ceremony Marking 50 Years of Settlement in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, this evening (Wednesday, 27 September 2017), attended a ceremony marking 50 years of settlement in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley. Following is an excerpt from the Prime Minister's remarks:

"We have brought about magnificent settlement in Judea and Samaria that we are maintaining and strengthening – responsibly, wisely and persistently. Settlement is important to you my friends. It is no less important to me and therefore, I tell you clearly and before anything: There will be no more uprooting of communities in the Land of Israel! It is not just a question of links to the homeland, though it is certainly that, but first of all, that is not the way to make peace. We will uproot neither Jews nor Arabs. We did not receive peace; we received terror and missiles! We will not go back to this. That was just the promo, that uprooting, to what is currently going on in the Middle East: Any area that falls to radical Islam becomes a base for destruction, violence and death. Therefore, we will not abandon our national home to danger. Instead we will strengthen the home, with momentum. When I say momentum I mean not just words but also momentum, movement."


Robin Ticker

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