Israel Report

October 2002         

What Does The G-d Of The Bible Say About "Jewish Settlers"?

by Ruth Matar - October 27, 2002
Our topic tonight is a very important one. In fact, I venture to say that the whole future of the Judeo-Christian civilization ultimately rides on the answer we give to the question posed:

What does the G-d of the Bible say about the “Jewish settlers”?

There is no dearth of opinions with regard to "Jewish settlers" and "Jewish settlements" in the Holy Land.

We hear that even "moderate" Arab rulers, like Mubarak of Egypt and King Hussein of Jordan, think that there can be no peace until all Jewish settlements are removed from "occupied" Arab land.

We keep getting not so subtle hints from Saudi Arabia, the very country that sent the United States fifteen of the nineteen suicide bombers who perpetrated the September 11 terrorist attack. 25% of the world's oil supply is in their hands, and they made it clear to the United States that they will not continue to supply us unless we dance to their music. For a starter, the Jewish settlements have to be demolished, and all Jewish settlers have to be evacuated from Palestinian land. (The term Palestinian land, of course, is part of the Big Lie. Judea, Samaria and Gaza were never part of any political entity other than the Jewish State.)

Also, powerful financial interests like Mobil Oil, the Gulf Oil Corporation, Shell, British Petroleum, Texaco Oil, etc., are vying with each other to support the Arab viewpoint.

And of course, Iran and Iraq openly proclaim their goal to annihilate the Jewish State of Israel.

Even President George W. Bush, who is viewed as one of Israel's greatest friends, has crossed a dangerous red line by declaring his support for a Palestinian state. There is a very powerful and frightening lineup of forces against Israel. What do all these very powerful people have in common? They all proclaim that Jewish settlements in the Holy Land are an obstacle to peace.

Don't we have any powerful friends whatsoever? Let's open our Tenach (Bible) to BaMidbar (Numbers), chapter 33:50-53, and 55. These scriptures make it very clear that we do have a powerful friend. The G-d of the Bible is on Israel's side.

"HASHEM spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab, by the Jordan, at Jericho. Saying: Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: when you cross the Jordan to the land of Canaan you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you; and you shall destroy all their prostration stones; and all their molten images shall you destroy and all their high places shall you demolish. You shall possess the land and you shall settle it. For to you have I given the land to possess it. But, if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, those of them who you leave shall be pins in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they will harass you upon the land in which you dwell."
No doubt about G-d's intentions here. Bible believing Jews and Christians know that the word of HASHEM is eternal and that G-d does not change His mind. Jews will soon celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah which commemorates the victory of the Maccabees, not only against the Greeks, but also their victory against the Jewish enemy, the Jewish Hellenists in their midst. The Jewish Hellenists were disloyal to their fellow Jews, and sought a pragmatic accommodation with the powers of that time, because they had completely abandoned their religious beliefs. How history repeats itself! We have a very dangerous situation in Israel today, where the Oslo-ites, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ben Eliezer, are willing to betray their fellow Jews. They are today's Hellenists. The Bible believing Jews, who are trying to resettle the Land, are the modern Maccabees.

Last week, the modern Hellenists scored a great "victory". Defense Minister Ben Eliezer sent 1,700 soldiers, on the Jewish Sabbath, to evict a handful of Jewish settlers from their legally owned land, the Gilad Farm. Moshe Zar had bought this land several years ago and he has the legal papers to prove his ownership. When his son Gilad was murdered by Arab terrorists, Moshe Zar decided to build a Jewish farm on his legally owned land. He named the farm Havat Gilad in memory of his son.

Why is Ben Eliezer so anxious to evacuate Jews from their land? A public opinion poll conducted by the Voice of Israel shows that over 70% of Israeli citizens believe that Ben Eliezer's desire to uproot outposts is based, not on security considerations, but on bolstering his political standing within the Labor Party before the upcoming primaries.

Seventeen hundred soldiers to evacuate a handful of settlers and their supporters who came to stand with them? Regarding the legal issues, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-General Moshe Ya'alon said recently: "The overwhelming majority of the existing outposts have been approved by the government echelons." The important question is, if Mr. Ben Eliezer is really concerned about the rule of law, why doesn't he start with the massive illegal Arab construction in Yesha, in Jerusalem, and inside the Green Line?

Last Monday, there was a brutal terror attack on bus 841 in the Galilee. Fourteen people were burned to death and sixty-five were seriously injured. The bus was a blazing inferno as people tried to jump out of the windows. The victims could only be identified by their DNA. Now comes the shocking and scandalous aftermath. As reported in yesterday's Jerusalem Post, Ben Eliezer and his associates tried to blame the Gilad Farm settlers for the bus attack. I am quoting from this article:

"The settlers at the Gilad Farm illegal outpost are in part to blame for the terrorist attack because they 'wasted the IDF's time,' officials close to Defense Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer charged Monday.' If the soldiers are not busy removing outposts, they can be used to defend the country,' one official said."

For shame! I think this is the height of evil! I think this is proof positive that Ben Eliezer is a true Hellenist, who does not have the interests of his Jewish brethren at heart. First, he shows the Arabs that the Israeli government rewards Arab terror by removing Jewish settlers from their land. Then, he blames the Jewish victims for his own irresponsible, incompetent and self-serving behavior, while serving as Israel's Minister of Defense.

What Ben Eliezer thought was in his own political interest was to see Jewish settlers and Jewish soldiers fight each other. As the television footage showed, there were some soldiers who Ben Eliezer was able to enlist to act in a very brutal manner. But Chief of Staff Lt.-General Ya'alon said that this operation was traumatic for many of his soldiers. I have a sad feeling of deja vu about this affair. I remember very clearly how Nadia Matar, myself, and other Women in Green, together with the people of Efrat, were brutally dragged down from the hill of Dagan in 1995 under orders from the Rabin-Peres government.

The hill of Dagan legally belonged to the Municipality of Efrat, but Yitzhak Rabin did not want to upset his so-called peace partners by letting the Efrat people build on their own land! Yes, there were some sadistic soldiers in that evacuation too. But I will never forget the young women soldiers who were ordered to pull us down from the Dagan hill, with tears streaming down their faces and begging us for forgiveness.

Today, seven years later, Jews have built their homes on the hill of Dagan. Also from this hill, you can now hear the voices of Jewish children at play. We hope and pray that in a few years Jewish families will be able to settle Gilad Farm and call it their home.

We are fortunate to have as our guest tonight Daniella Weiss, the Mayor of Kedumim, and Rabbi Benny Elon, Knesset Member of the Moledet Party.

(A recording of this entire program, including the interviews, is available on www.IsraelNationalNews.com - Click on "On Demand Audio" on the blue bar.)

The very same people who call out with great fervor for the demolition of every Jewish home in the West Bank are silent about illegal Arab construction that threatens Jewish lives.

When the Rabin government in 1994 wanted to expel the Jews from Hebron, Rabin's Minister of Education, Shulamit Aloni, said the following: "The settlers in Hebron should not have been allowed into the city in the first place. Their settlement is born in sin. I have long advocated their expulsion. By being there, they are turning the political dispute into a religious war and that is a scandal. Let us not forget that the god of the Muslims has many, many more troops than the G-d of the Jews." This is the same Shulamit Aloni, who as Education Minister under Yitzhak Rabin forbade the teaching of the Book of Joshua, since she considered it a book of conquest, therefore not helpful in the pursuit of peace.

Shulamit Aloni drew a sharp rebuke from then Likud Knesset Member Ariel Sharon, who noted that "if the Zionist founding fathers had counted the Moslem god's troops, there would never have been a Jewish State. The only reason we are here is because of ties to our ancient homeland and historical sites like Hebron. Those who ask what we do in Hebron may well ask what we do in Jaffa or why we are not in Uganda."

The answer of Ariel Sharon was a good answer as far as it went. However, what Ariel Sharon failed to understand, Senator Inhofe of Oklahoma recently stated so clearly: "Because G-d said so!"

Has Sharon in effect joined the Hellenists? How many more victims are necessary before this Hellenist government realizes that transfer works both ways? Ben Eliezer could not persist in his dastardly behavior of transferring Jews without Sharon's silent approval. However, a government that transfers its own citizens from their homes, might itself be transferred from the heights of power into the dust bins of history!

To the battalion of righteous Jewish and Christian believers stationed in the United States: it is important that you convince President George W. Bush, who is a believing Christian, that establishing a Palestinian state in the Holy Land is directly against the Word of G-d. As Knesset Member Rabbi Benny Elon allegedly stated: "I believe that the United States Christians are the only ones that can stop the danger of a Palestinian state." Use your People Power before its too late.

Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)

Source - Arutz Sheva


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