Monday, January 27, 2014

A Divided Jerusalem: How Do You Slice It?

כ"ו לחודש האחד עשר תשע"ד

So, how DO the Powers That Be intend to divide up Jerusalem, and render this Holy City away from the Jewish People? Why don't Jews appear to be fighting nearly enough to hold onto this precious possession?

According to the Arabs...
YNET: 'Palestinian sovereignty, 1967 borders shredded to pieces'Peace talks-privy PLO official Yasser Abed Rabbo says US peace plan includes allowing Israel to freely operate in Palestinian territory, small Jerusalem suburb would be symbolic Palestinian capital 
Elior Levy, January 24, 2014 
...In an interview with Palestinian magazine Tariq, PLO's Abed Rabbo said that Kerry's plan includes security arrangements that would unfold over many years. These security measures would be joined by criteria that would depend on the improvement of the Palestinian security establishment. Israel would be the one to examine and decide whether the Palestinian security performance is adequate or not.
However, the US will take part and be present in the evaluation of the Palestinian Authority's security establishment so that Israel would withdraw and evacuate some of the areas in the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley. In addition, Israel would have security arrangements in mountain tops and in the skies. Israel would also maintain the right to perform live chases within the Palestinian country's territory if any threat dictates the need to do so. 
He stressed that these ideas were completely unacceptable by the Palestinian leadership. Abed Rabbo argued that according to the Israeli perception, the large settlements that are not in settlement blocs should still be considered as part of them. He said that the Palestinians heard Israel is interested in either long-term leasing of what is left in the non-bloc settlements or to keep these settlements within the Palestinian country, along with maintaining the Israeli citizenship of those who reside there. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Well, of course, the Arabs are whining, because what they really want is this:

Palestinian vision of Israel: Extinction!
(May God Forbid!)
Arutz 7: ‘Govt. to Split Jerusalem – Where are the Rabbis?’
Rabbi Yisrael Ariel wonders at fellow rabbis’ silence over plan to give away Jerusalem holy sites.

Maayana Miskin, January 23, 2014
The government is planning to cede several sites in ancient Jerusalem to Muslim and Christian ownership, and Israel’s rabbis remain silent, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel has accused. 
“There is a terrible plan, called the ‘holy basin,’ to split Jerusalem between Christians, Muslims and Jews,” Rabbi Ariel said, speaking to Arutz Sheva. 
Rabbi Ariel, who heads the Temple Institute, continued, “The Christians will get the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Zion, the Muslims will get the Temple Mount, and we Jews will need to visit the Kotel (Western Wall) under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority...” 
...Even if Jewish worship at the Kotel were to continue freely, the loss of access to the Temple Mount would be highly significant. The Temple Mount is the holiest site on earth according to Judaism, and is the place where the First Temple and Second Temple once stood. 
President Peres receives a gift from Pope Francis
(avodah zarah blacked out)
The Vatican, April, 2013
The plan to split Jerusalem’s holy sites between various religions “has existed for some time, and now they’re going to implement it in stages,” Rabbi Ariel warned, adding, “During the Pope’s next visit they plan to transfer the Cenacle on Mount Zion to him, turning it into a pilgrimage site.” 
He criticized Israel’s rabbis, including the Chief Rabbis, for their silence. “Not long ago they gave the Russian Compound to Russia, now the Christians are restoring a church – unused until now – on the Mount of Olives, and thus they slowly sell Jerusalem, and nobody raises their voice in protest,” he charged. 
Where is the Chief Rabbinate? They’re going to take the heart of Jerusalem and make it a Christian center,” he continued. 
“Remember Rabbi Nissim. When the Pope came to visit fifty years ago, he insisted that if the Pope wanted to meet him he could come to his office in Jerusalem, he would not go greet him,” Rabbi Ariel recalled. 
He accused his fellow rabbis of focusing on “price tag” vandalism of Arab property rather than the future of Jerusalem. “Three hundred rabbis spoke out against ‘price tag.’ Is this what you’ve found to get involved with, is this what pains you? 
“Instead of meeting with the Prime Minister to protest the sale of Jerusalem, you’re speaking out against a handful of youths who burned a rug,” he accused. 

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Rabbi Yisra'el Ariel 
Rabbi Yisra'el Ariel is one of the few rabbis, hakhamim (scholars) rather, who openly defies the Israeli Government when it stands in defiance of the Torah. He has sat in jail several times, because of such principles, as well.

His beth hadin (rabbinic court) has openly declared that any sale, or handing over for free, of Jewish land, is null and void. After all, it is not for us to make such decisions; they are only for The Alimighty.

Shimon Peres
President of Israel
King of...?
We do what we are supposed to, and that includes fighting for His precious gift of a Homeland, and then He decides whether we are to keep it or not. Of course, in the end, He will have compassion on us, and grant us all of our due,...even in spite of Esau and Yishma'el, and the Erev Rav which stands between the two.

How could I possibly say it any better than Rabbi Yisra'el Ariel?!

“Instead of meeting with the Prime Minister to protest the sale of Jerusalem, you’re speaking out against a handful of youths who burned a rug.”

I love it! It's so true!

So, dividing Jerusalem, how do you slice it?

Well, don't! It belongs to the Jewish People, by the Grace of the Holy One, Blessed Be He!

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