Thursday, June 07, 2018

Shlach. Miraglim. Netiv HaAvot. Kfar Maimon Deja Vu? LeChabek (To Hug) the Future Homeless Families of Netiv HaAvot and Share in Their Pain VS Fighting to Prevent the Demolitions. What is Your Choice?


updated Motsei Shabbat Parshat Shlach  5778 (2018)
Parashath Shlach. Miraglim.
LeChabek Their Pain VS a Real Fight to Prevent The Demolitions. What are You Choosing?

The video LECHABEK (to hug) that has been going around in solidarity of the families of Netiv HaAvot whose homes are slated for demolition G-d forbid,  this coming Tuesday June 12th seems very touching. But is it deceptive?

Rabbis Urge Citizens to Protest Destruction of Netiv Ha’avot Neighborhood initially was a welcome news item. But is it also deceptive?

Please let me share my thoughts because I am having an uneasy feeling about all this.   Frankly it touches a live nerve.  

I remember July 2005  in Kfar Maimon. Tens of thousands of us gathered to protest the Expulsion from Gush Katif.  All the protesters, men, women and children, were ghettoed inside Kfar Maimon, with only a narrow entrance in which to enter or leave.  I realize now, that it was all orchestrated, using religious leaders, leaders the crowd trusted, to basically lead and control the opposition

Everyone felt helpless that the expulsion was happening.   It was a brilliant approach of the orchestrators of the Disengagement to also orchestrate the opposition, to help fund and encourage organized protest, expressions of solidarity, grief, empathy and protest.  This way they gave the protesters an outlet in which to express themselves, while seeing that the concentrated energies to stop the expulsion, went nowhere. 

Re: Netiv HaAvot... Who is behind the Opposition Campaign? 
...In a letter signed by Rabbis Dov Lior, Tzfania Drori, Chaim Druckman, Shlomo Aviner, Eliezer Waldman, Yigal Levinstein, Chaim Steiner, Aryeh Stern, Yehoshua Zuckerman and others, the public was urged to join the evacuated families on the day of their eviction on Tuesday morning to offer support, encouragement and assistance.
“We call on the general public to come early to the rally and to remain to protest the desecration of G-d’s name in the destruction of homes in the Land of Israel,” the letter read.

The letter instructed protesters not to engage in any violence
  Waiting till the last minute to gather en masse in an organized controlled fashion led by Rabbinic leaders to embrace the families of the soon to be evicted families to "offer support, encouragement and assistance", sounds like another Kfar Maimon in the works almost down to the T along  with instructions not to engage in  violence! Deja Vu. 

From a logical perspective, this whole compensation package seems like a total waste of money (even though perhaps the Gush Etzion Council might not see it this way or perhaps they are blind). 

This is not just about a few homes.  It is not merely a humanitarian matter (which it probably will become, G-d forbid).

These are acts of betrayal to the Jewish people which directly endangers all the troops on the Gaza border right now.  

How so?

It empowers the  spirit of "March of Return" of the so called "Palestinian people".

In the stage of world opinion, demolitions of Jewish Homes by the Government of Israel sends ONE MESSAGE .  

The message they, the enemy, wants Israel to broadcast is that Israel is Occupying the Land illegally.

Our enemies are willing to pray a price for that message... We should not be gullible and lured and duped. 

After all, what is $17.2 million in the larger scheme of things?
...In February, the cabinet of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved the first stages of legalization of Netiv Ha’avot, which will pave the way for the potential construction of 350 more homes in the neighborhood once the process if finalized.
“The residents of Netiv Ha’avot have been waiting a long time for this,” he said.

The same month, government ministers authorized $17.2 million in funding for the Gush Etzion Regional Council, the municipality which includes Elazar and Netiv Ha’avot. Nearly half of the funds will go toward building a temporary neighborhood for the expelled families, who will also be receiving compensation of $6.88 million.
What  is the point of this total waste of money, demolishing perfectly  beautiful homes just to rebuild them?  

In principle, why are we willing to "sell" Israel's rightful entitlement to these 15 beautiful homes for any price by accepting BeGatz biased decision that they are illegal, that they belong to some unknown Palestinians, that they must be demolished, and then go ahead and accept a generous package of $17.2 million dollars to demolish them and then rebuild them elsewhere? 

For allowing and  even being an accomplice to this ideological betrayal to our Land, we are indirectly weakening our claim to Eretz Yisroel!

Right now,  according to Israel's Government under Netanyahu as Prime Minister  and Lieberman  as Defense Minister,  Hebron does not fall under Israel's Sovereignty. It is rather governed  under the "Civil Administration". 
Civil Administration
המנהל האזרחי
Ha-Minhal ha-ʿEzraḥi
(direct governance role)

(indirect governance role)
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
CapitalBeit El
LanguagesHebrew (state language, language of Jewish population),
Arabic (language of Arab population)
GovernmentMilitary-related governance
Head of the Civil AdministrationDavid Menachem
 • Israeli Military Order Number 9471981
 • Oslo Accords1994 (end of direct governance role)
CurrencyIsraeli shekel (NIS)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Israeli Military Governorate
Palestinian National Authority

The Civil Administration (Hebrewהמנהל האזרחי‎, ha-Minhal ha-ʿEzraḥi) is the Israeli governing body that operates in the West Bank. It was established by the government of Israel in 1981, in order to carry out practical bureaucratic functions within the territories captured by Israel in 1967. While formally separate, it was subordinate to the Israeli military and the Shin Bet.[1]:133[2]:108
The Civil Administration is a part of a larger entity known as Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories(COGAT),[citation needed] which is a unit in the Defense Ministry of Israel. Its functions have largely been taken over by the Palestinian National Authority in 1994, however it still continues a limited operation to manage Palestinian population in the Area C of the West Bank and coordination with the Palestinian government. After 2002, the distinction set forth in the Oslo Accords restricting Israeli military operations in area A was de facto terminated.[3]

Ruach Acheret, the Spirit of Chevron is what is needed now!    

We can continue to choose to share in the pain prematurely and write eulogies about the once beautiful homes... or actually try to prevent their destruction.  

Here are Our Choices: 

EITHER WE are Proactive and
  • Unite and Organize For Action a real campaign to STOP the planned Demolitions at Netiv HaAvot.
  • Unite and Organize For Action  with the Sovereignty Movement of Judea and Samaria and the push for the  implementation of  the Regulaion Law
  • Unite and Organize For Action the Release and Compensation of Hilltop Youth from Administrative Detention
  • Unite and Organize For Action a campaign to Demand that the IDF not be restrained when coming under attack be it terror kites, stones that kill, blockades and barricades, Molotov cocktails etc..  
  • Unite and Organize For Action the campaign to put an end of  treasonous Bagatz overreach.  Many of the BaGatz decisions annul Torah.  Replace this High Court with one that resonates with Jewish Law.

  • Be silent and hug the homeless families of Netiv HaAvot and offer support, encouragement and assistance.
  • Wait for additional curses and tragedy to strike ChasVeShalom! 
The choice is Ours to Make!

Latma video  (by Caroline Glick) 

Satire against the Supreme Court decision to destroy Netiv Ha'Avot (H) 

Now a note about the IDF Restraint

Updated June 12, 2018

An IDF Soldier's Description of Experience in Gaza

Besides the shameful success of the Kite arsonists on the Gaza fence to the tune of  $1.4 million in damages,
here is another shameful example of IDF weakness. 

Recent Shameful video, a Chillul Hashem,  of IDF restraint in Beit Rima near Ramallah,  June 6, 2018 

Is the Defense Leadership under the Netanyahu's administration, acting like the Miraglim, the Spies in the Desert, who were fearful of the "Giants" in the Land (bad International PR) or are they acting with the spirit of  Joshua and Caleb, fearing G-d alone?  

The dissenting leaders, Joshua and Caleb, spoke with the spirit of Hebron.  They gained strength from our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who are buried in Hebron with whom G-d made His Eternal Covenant with the Nation of Israel "To Your Seed I Will Give This Land". 

Watching videos of armored vehicles, tank after tank,  with Chayalim getting stoned, forced to restrain themselves, not being allowed to retaliate, is frankly demoralizing. It is perceived  by our enemies as weakness.   Such orders of restraint literally endangers the lives of our Chayalim as it serves to add fuel to acts of terror against the Chayalim chas veshalom. It encourages many more such attacks.  Is Israel waiting for a tragedy to happen so they can get world permission to finally defend themselves? 

Can you imagine if  Hilltop Youth dared to start throwing stones at armored vehicles of soldiers as they came to demolish homes in Netiv HaAvot.  Would the IDF restrain from responding to these "provocations", restrain from responding to the  "perpetrators  of  price tag terror" attacks and ignore these "terrorist kids" and let them get away with stoning? No,  of course not. Our kids are held to a higher standard as are our moral, humanitarian IDF soldiers in their orders of how to respond to Palestinian kite thrower arsonists and stoners.  We expect Jewish kids to be restrained and respectful when the soldiers go ahead and come to bulldoze Jewish homes.  Interesting to compare the response of security forces to Jewish kid dissenters, as compared to  Palestinians kid dissenters [whose homes are not being demolished but are merely following their indoctrination at UNRWA schools].

Now a Note about the BaGatz (Israel Supreme Court)

The Demolition Ruling of BaGatz of homes in Netiv HaAvot, and the extended incarceration of the hilltop youth, are among others,  treasonous rulings of the BaGatz, The Israel Supreme Court.  They are a reflection of a malignant growth that needs to be addressed and removed, not tolerated and appeased.  


Like opposition to our Hilltop Youth, the people wanted to be rid of the dissenting voices of Joshua and Caleb and wanted to stone them.  Please read the Torah portion of the week Parshath Shlach.

Bamidbar - Numbers - Chapter 14

6Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had scouted the land, tore their clothes.ווִֽיהוֹשֻׁ֣עַ בִּן־נ֗וּן וְכָלֵב֙ בֶּן־יְפֻנֶּ֔ה מִן־הַתָּרִ֖ים אֶת־הָאָ֑רֶץ קָֽרְע֖וּ בִּגְדֵיהֶֽם:
7They spoke to the entire congregation of the children of Israel, saying, "The land we passed through to scout is an exceedingly good land.זוַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ אֶל־כָּל־עֲדַ֥ת בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל לֵאמֹ֑ר הָאָ֗רֶץ אֲשֶׁ֨ר עָבַ֤רְנוּ בָהּ֙ לָת֣וּר אֹתָ֔הּ טוֹבָ֥ה הָאָ֖רֶץ מְאֹ֥ד מְאֹֽד:
8If the Lord desires us, He will bring us to this land and give it to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.חאִם־חָפֵ֥ץ בָּ֨נוּ֙ יְהֹוָ֔ה וְהֵבִ֤יא אֹתָ֨נוּ֙ אֶל־הָאָ֣רֶץ הַזֹּ֔את וּנְתָנָ֖הּ לָ֑נוּ אֶ֕רֶץ אֲשֶׁר־הִ֛וא זָבַ֥ת חָלָ֖ב וּדְבָֽשׁ:
9But you shall not rebel against the Lord, and you will not fear the people of that land for they are [as] our bread. Their protection is removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them."טאַ֣ךְ בַּֽיהֹוָה֘ אַל־תִּמְרֹ֒דוּ֒ וְאַתֶּ֗ם אַל־תִּֽירְאוּ֙ אֶת־עַ֣ם הָאָ֔רֶץ כִּ֥י לַחְמֵ֖נוּ הֵ֑ם סָ֣ר צִלָּ֧ם מֵֽעֲלֵיהֶ֛ם וַֽיהֹוָ֥ה אִתָּ֖נוּ אַל־תִּֽירָאֻֽם:
10The entire congregation threatened to pelt them with stones, but the glory of the Lord appeared in the Tent of Meeting to all the children of Israel.יוַיֹּֽאמְרוּ֙ כָּל־הָ֣עֵדָ֔ה לִרְגּ֥וֹם אֹתָ֖ם בָּֽאֲבָנִ֑ים וּכְב֣וֹד יְהֹוָ֗ה נִרְאָה֙ בְּאֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֔ד אֶל־כָּל־בְּנֵ֖י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל:

Robin Ticker

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