"The Battle over Jerusalem Has Just Begun"
by Bassam Tawil August 1, 2017
The Arabs plan of action to fight Israel. This is what they believe and it seems to work......All we have to do is keep exerting pressure, keep striking them, killing and wounding them, frightening them and causing them to despair. For the more pressure they feel, the more they will give up and give in – until (as the Jewish Code of Law writes) "the land will be easy to conquer."...The Rebbe foresaw how even the mere suggestion – not an official declaration – of withdrawal and concession in the face of pressure and terrorism would lead to more terrorism, more suicide attacks, and more innocent blood being spilled....The time has come to stop living with these lies and to start living with the truth. There is only one way to stop this cycle of blood and it is to uproot the main incentive and goal of all the terrorism and bloodshed. It requires those who formulated the Oslo Accords and the disengagement who continue to work in key positions in the Israeli government, to stand up before the entire world and declare: "We are guilty, we have acted wrongly... this whole long road of negotiating and concessions has been one awful mistake from the offset. We take responsibility for all the innocent blood that has been spilled due to our egregiousness. Henceforth, the entire Land of Israel will remain under Israeli control, unconditionally, and in spite of anything the rest of the world has to say. This is not up for negotiation."....One of the ways to accomplish this, according to the Rebbe, is to publicize, by every means possible, the psak din (halakhic decision) of the great Rabbis of Israel, that any negotiations concerning the handing over territories are a threat to the Jewish people (as the Shulchan Aruch states, OC 329), and forbidden.Today, even the blind can see just how true this is – to our great misfortune. Each and every one of us must publicize this psak din and to do all that is in his or her power – for the sake of our lives, the lives of our children, and the lives of all Jews who live in the Holy Land.Our lives depend on it, and with G-d's help, we will be victorious.
G-d will know who yearned for Malchut Shamayim and rejoiced when the metal detectors were put in place and who protested their removal and who did nothing and who couldn't care less. On judgement day it will make a difference even if the rejoicing was in their heart and even if the protest was in the form of a phone call, an email or a post on social media. Everyone should do what they can in a manner that fits their comfort level.
Tehillim Psalms 87 http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16308/jewish/Chapter-87.htm
|Of the sons of Korah, a song with musical accompaniment, whose foundation is on the mountains of the Sanctuary. (Artscroll commentary: The theme of this psalm is the praise of Mt. Sinai and Mt. Zion (Shocher Tov))||אלִבְנֵי קֹרַח מִזְמוֹר שִׁיר יְסוּדָתוֹ בְּהַרְרֵי קֹדֶשׁ:|
|2The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.||באֹהֵב יְהֹוָה שַׁעֲרֵי צִיּוֹן מִכֹּל מִשְׁכְּנוֹת יַעֲקֹב:|
|3Glorious things are said about you, the city of God, forever.||גנִכְבָּדוֹת מְדֻבָּר בָּךְ עִיר הָאֱלֹהִים סֶלָה:|
|4I will remind Rahab and Babylon of My beloved ones. Behold Philistia and Tyre with Cush, "This one was born there."||דאַזְכִּיר | רַהַב וּבָבֶל לְיֹדְעָי הִנֵּה פְלֶשֶׁת וְצֹר עִם כּוּשׁ זֶה יֻלַּד שָׁם:|
|5And to Zion it will be said, "Man after man was born in her," and He will establish it on high. (Artscroll commentary, Israel compared to other countries produced men of of greatness and in great numbers (Radak) Moreover, each man of greatness was born in Zion. Whatever moral greatness the nations have produced has its roots in Zion's Torah (R' Hirsh)||הוּלְצִיּוֹן יֵאָמַר אִישׁ וְאִישׁ יֻלַּד בָּהּ וְהוּא יְכוֹנְנֶהָ עֶלְיוֹן:|
|6[When] the Lord counts in the script of the peoples forever, [He will say,] "This one was born there."|
7And singers as well as flute players, all my innards (wellsprings in Artscroll translations) are concerned with you. (Zion is a wellspring which produces an endless supply of those who use their unique talents and abilities to glorify G-d (Ibn Ezra, R' Hirsh)
|ויְהֹוָה יִסְפֹּר בִּכְתוֹב עַמִּים זֶה יֻלַּד שָׁם סֶלָה:|
ז וְשָׁרִים כְּחֹלְלִים כָּל מַעְיָנַי בָּךְ
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