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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mainstreaming Jewish sovereignty over Judea and Samaria

As recently as two years ago, writes Josh Hasten, it was taboo to discuss Jewish sovereignty over all of Judea and Samaria. After a conference two weeks ago on the issue attended by a standing-room-only audience of over 1,000 people, including many prominent politicians, that's all changed. Jewish sovereignty over all of Judea and Samaria is becoming a mainstream position.
To put it simply, while just several years ago annexing Judea and Samaria seemed liked an implausible, unrealistic, or even taboo suggestion, today the concept of establishing Jewish sovereignty over all of the land from the River to the Sea has grown into an entire movement.

While perhaps not yet embraced by all in this country, and certainly not by many of those in the international community, there is no doubt that the notion of sovereignty has become intellectually mainstreamed.

According to Women in Green co-chairwoman Nadia Matar, who along with fellow chairwoman Yehudit Katsover organized the event, the large turnout proves that “after 20 years of our minds being poisoned by ‘Oslo’ and land giveaways, we are now at the beginning of a new stage in the history of Judea and Samaria, where people are willing to openly say, ‘this is ours’ and we want to apply sovereignty over it.”

In addition, Matar says that over time, the fact that “more and more politicians are willing to speak at the event and are not afraid to tell the truth” shows that while it might not be easy, we are confident that it [annexing Judea and Samaria] is possible.”

Featured speakers at the conference included Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein, coalition chairman MK Ze’ev Elkin, Knesset House Committee chairman MK Yariv Levin, MK Prof. Aryeh Eldad, Arab affairs expert Dr. Mordechai Kedar, international law expert and Levy Committee member Alan Baker and Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick, among others.
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At 3:37 PM, Blogger HaDaR said...

בזכות נשים צדקניות....
We must be grateful to Nadia Matar and Women in Green for having steadfastly, staunchly, advocated and kept their presence constant on the ground, bothered every hesitant politician, undergone police brutality and persecution, Arab violence and hostility, rabbinical opportunism and abandonment (I'd rather not name names but there are FULL MANY A RABBI who have been absent or indifferent).
In their merit we avert God's punishment for refusing the OPEN MIRACLE of our return to OUR ancestral land in 1967 and spitting in HIS FACE rejecting it and refusing our MORASHÀ, our HERITAGE, not inheritance.
See: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/5019
We must be thankful to these righteous women for having kept at the forefront of everyone's awareness the simple FACT that The Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel BECAUSE GOD DECIDED SO (even if too many so-called "religious" people have forgotten EVEN what RaSh"Í wrote about Genesis Chapter 1 Verse 1) and we should be saying that OPENLY - for the whole world to hear - because ONY IN THE OPEN THERE IS SANCTIFICATION OF GOD'S NAME!
SETTLING OUR LAND is a Mitswà so fundamental to be at the foundation of everything else, in fact it is one of the FEW things (seven, if I am not mistaken) for which Our Sages of Blessed memory it is written that "IT IS EQUAL IN WEIGHT TO THE WHOLE OF TORAH"... Think about it: not even Shabbath deserved such a consideration in the eyes of Our Sages!

 
At 4:57 PM, Blogger Will said...

I hate to say it But Obama might actually accomplish that Jews finally agree among eachother about what's theirs to begin with.

 
At 11:10 PM, Blogger HaDaR said...

בזכות נשים צדקניות....
We must be grateful to Nadia Matar and Women in Green for having steadfastly, staunchly, advocated and kept their presence constant on the ground, bothered every hesitant politician, undergone police brutality and persecution, Arab violence and hostility, rabbinical opportunism and abandonment (I'd rather not name names but there are FULL MANY A RABBI who have been absent or indifferent).
In their merit we avert God's punishment for refusing the OPEN MIRACLE of our return to OUR ancestral land in 1967 and spitting in HIS FACE rejecting it and refusing our MORASHÀ, our HERITAGE, not inheritance.
See: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/5019
We must be thankful to these righteous women for having kept at the forefront of everyone's awareness the simple FACT that The Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel BECAUSE GOD DECIDED SO (even if too many so-called "religious" people have forgotten EVEN what RaSh"Í wrote about Genesis Chapter 1 Verse 1) and we should be saying that OPENLY - for the whole world to hear - because ONY IN THE OPEN THERE IS SANCTIFICATION OF GOD'S NAME!
SETTLING OUR LAND is a Mitswà so fundamental to be at the foundation of everything else, in fact it is one of the FEW things (seven, if I am not mistaken) for which Our Sages of Blessed memory it is written that "IT IS EQUAL IN WEIGHT TO THE WHOLE OF TORAH"... The Sifre in Re`e 12:29, (and the Sifre is Midrash Halakha written when the Sanhedrin was still working but the Temple was gone!) say that "The Mitswa settling in Erets Israel is a mitswa encompassing all of the Mitswoth of the Tora`"
Think about it: not even Shabbath deserved such a consideration in the eyes of Our Sages!

 

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