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Arutz 7: Rabbi Indicted for 'Inciting' Against IDF Expulsions
Rabbi Wolpo and Shabtai Weintraub indicted after giving money prize to soldiers refusing expulsion orders against Jews.
Ari Yashar, March 11, 2014
The Jerusalem District Attorney submitted an indictment against Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpo and Shabtai Weintraub to the local Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The two were accused of inciting insubordination against IDF orders to expel Jews.
Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein certified the indictment, which centers on an incident from October 2009.
At an IDF training graduation ceremony of the Shimshon Brigade, which took place at the Kotel (Western Wall), two soldiers were given 20 days in military prison after waving a sign reading "Shimson Brigade doesn't expel Homesh," referring to a Samaria community destroyed in the 2005 "Disengagement."
19 days after the incident, at a nationalist conference in Jerusalem attended by hundreds of people, Rabbi Wolpo and Weintraub spoke, calling the two soldiers "heroes of Israel" and giving envelopes with money to their families for the days of incarceration. Behind the two was a sign reading "Citation Ceremony for Prisoners of Zion."
Weintraub announced at the event "every Hebrew mother should know that if her son waves the sign 'Shimshon Brigade doesn't expel Homesh,' he'll get 1,100 shekels ($315) for every day (of incarceration)."
Meanwhile, Rabbi Wolpo compared the self-sacrifice of the soldiers to the binding of Isaac from the Torah. He further addressed the IDF, saying "every soldier that gets jail for refusing an order, for this most illegal order to expel Jews from the land of Israel, he will get a prize...if a commander wants to give a prize to his soldiers, let him put them in jail."
During the public handing out of the cash prizes to the soldiers' families, Weintraub responded to a question about the amount being given, noting "there's according to the days. They sat (in jail) 18 days, 1,100 per night. 19,800 shekels ($5,695)."(cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
|Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpo|
He should not have to offer prizes. However, I suppose that extreme situations call for extreme measures.
Rabbi Wolpo is one of the biggest Meshichistim of whom I know, referring to the late Lubavitcher Rebbe as "HaRebbe, Melech HaMashi'ah" (The Rebbe, King Messiah) without batting an eyelash, as if it is the most obvious fact in the universe.
This, I find to be quite disturbing to say the least.
Nevertheless, Rabbi Wolpo is correct on this matter of throwing Jews out of their homes, and handing over their lands to non-Jews [hostile to us or not]. It goes against the Torah, and if it violates the Torah, it does not matter in the least what the Israeli government has to say on the matter. It is wrong, and should not be carried out.
This is concept is so simple, I still cannot understand exactly how Jews, including many "rabbis," succeed in not only complicating the matter, but also succeeding in convincing their followers to do the same.
So, when an 18 year old kid in uniform is commanded to throw Jews out of their homes, what can we expect him to do, after having been indoctrinated into diehard State loyalty through the Israeli, "religious," public education system, and have "rabbis" with the financial support from the State and the unlimited platform from the Israeli news media, telling them?
Meanwhile, rabbis who hold The Almighty and His Torah in higher authority than the State's man made laws, have continued to be demonized, indicted, and jailed. These rabbis included Rabbi Shmu'el Eliyahu (Tzfath), Rabbi Yisra'el Ariel (Temple Institute), Rabbi Yitzhaq Shapira (Yitzhar), and Rabbi Dovid Drukman (Qiriyath Hayim). No doubt this trend will increase, as the State's laws have become increasingly anti-Torah.