From “Women in Green”

Dear Friends,

Let the quiet not fool you. The corrupt and morally bankrupt Olmert-Livni government is having daily talks with the Arab enemy, desperately trying to come to some kind of agreement in which they will, G-d forbid, agree to give away to the Arabs large parts of our Homeland.

Those are dangerous times for the People of Israel in the Land of Israel. We must make sure not to fool ourselves again by saying “nothing will come out of it”. Unfortunately the criminal Oslo agreements and Disengagement (Expulsion) plans became very real, even though, at the beginning, we thought nothing of the sort could happen.

We cannot sit by and wait. Now is the time to make a geshrei. Now is the time to make clear to all that we oppose the creation of a Palestinian State in any part of Israel’s biblical homeland. Now is the time to scream out loud: “The Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel.”

What is more worrisome than the quiet of the government, is the quiet in the national camp. How come we do not hear the Rabbis, the politicians, the public figures, organizing and screaming against the secret talks that are taking place? Do we have to wait till they officially declare the creation of a PLO State to wake up and act?

What about the fact that tens of thousands of dunams of Israeli State land are being stolen away from us on a daily basis by Arabs, in Judea and Samaria and even in Jerusalem and this in order to facilitate the creation of a PLO State? Little by little Arabs are taking over so much land, illegally building tens of thousands of houses and agricultural farms, that soon the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria will turn into ghetto-like enclaves in a sea of hostile Arabs.

Shouldn’t all heads of Yeshivot, ulpanot and high schools stop their daily routine of learning Torah in their nice air-conditioned buildings and instead, continue the learning but, instead, at this crucial time of Eretz Yisrael emergency, bring their students on to the hills and thus implement what the Torah orders us’ i.e. actually acting to conquer and keep our land?

The new trend in the national religious camp is to focus more on “chesed” projects or on “teshuva” projects and less on the struggle for the land of Israel. This in our eyes is a tremendous mistake. Chesed and teshuva are of course very important but when there is a fire in a building, one must first act to extinguish the fire and thus save the building from collapsing so that the furniture and other important items in the building will be saved. At this time, when our internal and external enemies are working night and day to take away our Land from us, in order to crush us and destroy the Jewish State of Israel; all efforts must be turned towards the struggle to save the land of Israel and to prevent the creation of a PLO State.

You might say: but we have done that in the past! We have demonstrated. We have screamed. And despite all that we have done, Gush Katif and Northern Shomron have been destroyed; so why shall we do all this again? Our answer is simple: if Gush Katif and Northern Shomron have been destroyed then we have not done enough. This time we must understand that civil disobedience and refusal of orders must be part of our arsenal. In addition, in the pre-expulsion days, we thought our national leadership was on our side. Only after Kfar Maimon did we realize that our own Yesha leadership and many Rabbis were collaborating with the authorities. In one word, the situation today is different than before. We are less naive and much more determined to not only protest but, if need be, to also really put up a struggle.

There are many ways to act. First and foremost we must bypass the anti-zionist leftist media and rekindle patriotism into the hearts of the Israeli population. The word “Eretz Yisrael” has literally been erased from the Israeli media and secular education system. Let alone the message that this Land belongs to the Jewish People and to the Jewish People only.

The slogan “The Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel” has been Women in Green’s slogan since its founding in 1993, written on banners and stickers. Women in Green have decided that the time has come to go back to the streets with exactly that simple message. (see below for details). We call upon all of you to order banners and stickers and organize vigils in your areas too. We must recreate an ambiance in the streets of Jewish pride in our Homeland. Imagine that all around the country there will be daily vigils with signs saying: “This is our Land” and people will hoot in agreement. We must show that we proudly and loudly declare: “The land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel” with the clear message to all politicians: nobody has the right to give any part of it away. Not Olmert. Not Livni. Not Barak. And not Bibi.

Obviously, signs and vigils are not enough. Simultaneously the struggle on the hills of Judea and Samaria and the strengthening and expansion of those hills must increase and continue. Below you will find a list of activities to help the communities.

Women in Green doesn’t have large funds. Unlike the leftist organizations like “Peace Now’ who are funded by European countries, we have only you, our loyal friends to count on, but we believe we can do this. We are not going to have large ads in newspapers. That costs too much. We are not hiring famous PR firms either. We are turning to each and one of you, fellow Jews. We are sure you are willing to give a few hours a week for the struggle for the land of Israel. Some can help by personally participating in struggles and activities.

Others can help by sending in donations. As long as we all understand that none of us has the luxury to stay home and kvetch! (complain)

Speak to your children, grandchildren, friends and relatives, in Israel and abroad and ask them: What have you done today to save the land of Israel?

Below, please find a list of Upcoming Activities. Mark your calendar and join us!

With Love for Israel,

Nadia Matar ­ Anita Finkelstein
Women in Green

1) SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14

Join Women in Green for a visit to the new GUSH KATIF museum in Jerusalem. We will meet at 11:00 am in front of the museum, Shaarei Tzedek street no 5. The new website of the new museum is http://www.gushkatifmuseum.com

At the end of the tour we will go to the nearby Mahane Yehuda shuk and hand out stickers “The Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel”.

2) WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17

Car convoy to Kever Rachel (Rachel’s Tomb). Details will be given by the beginning of the week.

3) THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18

NORTH AMERICAN JEWISH STUDENT STRIKE

Stand Up to Prevent…

In response to the silence of the Jewish leadership on the planned expulsion of 300,000 Jews from Judea and Samaria, the division of Jerusalem and the abandonment of the holy Temple Mount, Jewish students across North America are saying,

3 No’s!

No Expelling Jews!
No Dividing Land!
No Abandoning Har HaBayit!

Date: Thursday, September 18th
Start time: 10 Minutes before first class
End Time: Up to the students (suggestion about 2 hours)

Instructions to students:

1. Organize your friends. 2. Invite the media to come (Jewish and other), bring cameras so we can post over the Internet like Youtube. 3. Signs to make – Jews do not expel Jews, Israel United Not divided, Temple Mount is in Our Hands. 4. Give a speech about how major Jewish Organizations must protest against the 3 No’s. 5. End with Tehillim, Shofar blowing and singing and dancing.

Contact info: strike4eyisrael@gmail.com

Interested students from Atlanta, California, Chicago, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Washington
and Canada too! So add your school now!

3) FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19

10:00 am tour of SHDEMA

The Committee for a Jewish Shdema is calling upon the public to join in the continue activities to keep Shdema in Jewish hands. The more we go to Shdema, the more pressure, the more chances we have to succeed. Starting Friday September 19th, we will drive every two weeks in a car convoy to Shdema to tour the place.

For those coming from Gush Etzion: We will meet at 9:45 am on the main road at the turn to Tekoa and drive together to Shdema.

For those coming from Jerusalem: we will meet at 9:45 at the Har choma police station and drive together to Shdema.

4) FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19

1:00pm in TEL AVIV TZAVTA- new theater performance “Machsom Kissufim”

Five women expelled from Gush Katif will present a play they have written (in Hebrew) to explain the trauma of what they have been through. It is important we fill up the Tzavta hall. Tickets cost 25 nis. To order tickets please call Tzavta 03-6950156/7 or Hassida Bashari 054-5684105

5) MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd

Received from Batya Meidad:

There will be a special afternoon/evening program in Shiloh for Women before Rosh Hashana. The shiurim will be bi-lingual. Rabbi Dov Berkovits will speak in Hebrew and Rebbitzen Shifra Blass will speak in English.

It will be Monday, the 22nd of Elul, 22/9
4:30 pm- Registration and Individual Prayers at Tel Shiloh
5:30 pm- Shiurim
7:00 pm- light dinner/snack
7:30 pm- Performance by Karni Eldad
It is scheduled to end by 9:00 pm.  For more information contact Orit, shiloor@gmail.com

6) WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24

Join WOMEN IN GREEN’s chizuk trip to the outposts in Samaria. Join us for a special day where we plan on strengthening those amazing pioneers in the hilltops but as usual, we will come back strengthened. Exciting program:
* 9:00 am departure from the Inbal hotel
* visit in Karnei shomron to Halfon’s new factory to build fast prefabs
* visiting the outpost of Havot Yair next to Yakir
* visiting the outpost of Mizpeh Nehemia
* approximate return to Jerusalem around 4:00pm

Don’t miss out! Join us on this special Women in Green chizuk trip. Meet the pioneers. Breath the air of Eretz Yisrael!

We will only have one bus so order your seats now. Fee: 50NIS

Call Anita 050-5777254  or Nadia 050-5500834

7) SUKKOT IN SHDEMA

Mark your calendar: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Chol hamoed of Sukkot (October 15,16,17) there will be Sukkot activities in Shdema. Details to be posted soon.

8) SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 , 11th of Cheshvan, Yahrzeit of Rachel Imeinu

A RACHEL IMEINU AFTERNOON IN SHDEMA with KARNI ELDAD
Mark the date in your calendar and make sure not to miss this special evening.


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