400-plus rabbis, cantors oppose E1 plans
More than 400 rabbis, cantors, and rabbinical and cantorial students from around the country - including some 20 from New Jersey - have signed onto an open letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposing plans announced in early December to advance construction of settlements in the E1 area of the West Bank and authorize the building ... (more)
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#1 Dec 19, 2012
Construction in E1 would violate repeated commitments that Israeli governments have made to the United States since 1994 not to build there, according to J Street spokesperson Jessica Rosenblum.
A J Street statement noted that the letter has been signed by more than 400 rabbis from 38 states and the District of Columbia. The majority of the signers are congregational leaders.
The letter was coordinated by Americans for Peace Now, J Street and Rabbis for Human Rights-North America.
Against the background of the governments decision to build in Ramat Shlomo and the E-1 zone, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin sent a message to his acquaintances around the world saying that construction in Jerusalem is not subject to negotiations.In any conceivable political arrangement, Israel will not cede control of E-1.
The supposed 2 state solution is only a pretext to prevent the natural expansion and growth of Israel, in actuality, weakening Israel for the next attack. Let the the Islamists formally recognize Israel and it's right to exist then Israel might be pressured into some accommodation with their enemies. BTW Where is the rabbinical outrage over the US government embracing Islamists Fascists in the form of the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt? Have they forgotten that Haj Amin al-Husseini of the Muslim Brotherhood worked in the then British Mandate Palestine with Hitler in disseminating anti-Semitic and anti-Western propaganda. Further as an example, Haj Amin al-Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem said on Berlin Radio March 1, 1944 Kill the Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion. Perhaps they need to be reminded that Sadat was assassinated after he arrested Brotherhood leadership. Do they fawn now over President Morisi because he was "democratically" elected? Did they forget that Hitler was also democratically elected in 1933, the Nazis receiving the largest percentage of votes thus empowered to orchestrate a coalition putting Hitler in power.On his election as Egyptian President, Morsi pledged to work for the release of the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman currently in jail for life for the first World Trade Center attack, and other attempted terrorism on the bridges and tunnels of New York City. Where is their outrage over this doozy: http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/musl ... More importantly, just because Morisi was elected in a democratic election, does not exonerate him or change is virulent anti-semitic sentiments and actions Read this
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/1203 ... RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, PRESIDENT ISRAEL ADVOCACY TASK FORCE
#2 Dec 19, 2012
.....bah..humbug....BUILD...eh ...Yes...$$$...(eh..yada u u...shalom..
#3 Jan 11, 2013
As the child of parents who survived the concentration camps I have dedicated a my academic career and my clerical calling to educate the next generation to learn the lessons of the Nazi horrors. The first lesson of the holocaust is that the murder of6 million Jews in 21 nations did not begin with an edict to cast the Jews into the ovens. It began with a policy of demonizing the Jews as if they were less than human. Throughout WWII, the exiled Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al Husseini, operated out of Hitler's bunker and broadcast and rantings that called for the murder of the Jews on Nazi radio, in the Arabic language, a daily radio message that was beamed to the middle east, while the Mufti actively recruited Arabs to join SS units that systematically rounded up and executed thousands of Jewish families in the Balkans.
Last Friday, on January 4th, 2013, Mahmood Abbas, the leader of what the UN has defined as the State of Palestine, issued a speech in which he praised the legacy of the Mufti of Jerusalem and of slew of Arabs who have murdered Jews over the past generation. To ignore Abbas's message is ignore the first lesson of the holocaust, which is that anyone who glorifies hose who murder Jews is to be held culpable in the advocacy of mass murder/
It is therefore incumbent on every person of conscience to condemn Abbas and to break off all relations with him and the entity that he represents.
I await a response from the representatives of every Jewish organization and from every responsible cleric.
There is a adage in the Talmud which is that SILENCE IS AGREEMENT. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG
#4 Jan 25, 2013
Anonymous pro-Israel blogger Elder of Ziyon, who first picked up on the story, took issue with the assertion. This is, of course, a sickening implication. There were contacts before World War II as Zionists tried to save Jews from Germany; for example, the Haavara Agreement. Abbas is however trying to spin it as if Zionists and Nazis were cooperating in genocide, which puts him beneath contempt. rabbi dr. bernhard rosenberg
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