250 Rabbis Sign Letter to Obama: Hands off Jerusalem

What are our ‘peace-partners’ saying?

“Peace for us means the destruction of Israel.  We are preparing for all-out war, a war which will last for generations.” – Yasser Arafat, former leader of the PLO.

“We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state.  We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion.  We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem.” – Yasser Arafat, former leader of the PLO.

“If the Jews all gather is Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide” – Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah.    

(Israelnationalnews.com) Heads of the Pikuach Nefesh rabbinical committee have begun collecting the signatures of rabbis in Israel on a letter to United States President Barack Obama. The letter demands that Obama cease talking about ending Jewish construction in Jerusalem and stop pressuring Israel in that direction.

In a reference to the upcoming “nine days” which culminate in Tisha B’Av, the rabbis tell Obama that “during these days, in which the Jewish people mourns the destruction of Jerusalem and marks the disgraceful memory of its destroyers, we are certain that you, Mr. Barack Obama, do not want to enter that disreputable list of those who raise their hand to strike Jerusalem and those who live in it.”

We are certain that you, Mr. Barack Obama, do not want to enter that disreputable list of those who raise their hand to strike Jerusalem and those who live in it.

The rabbis note that during his visit to the Middle East, Obama showed “impressive erudition” in the Koran. “As one who is familiar with the Koran, you surely know that the city of Jerusalem is not even mentioned in it once,” they said.

Jews pray towards one place

“The Arab and Muslim world never recognized Jerusalem as belonging to it,” the letter went on. “On the other hand, all of the world’s nations knew for thousands of years that the Jews pray towards one place only – the holy city of Jerusalem.”

The rabbis added that even putting aside the city’s enormous sanctity and importance for the Jewish people, there is no realpolitik logic behind any concession to the PA. “Since Israel began negotiations, withdrawals and concessions to the Palestinians, the entire world is witness to the justice of the Jewish Law (Halacha) which determines that any such concession will entail another round of bloodshed and deepen mistrust and dangers,” they agreed.

The rabbinical letter ends with a clear request: “If you, Mr. Obama. Wish to leave any chance at all for peace and quiet in the Middle East, take your hands off the Holy City of Jerusalem right now!” %ad%

Two hundred and fifty rabbis have signed the appeal, and efforts are being made to collect the signatures of almost every single rabbi in Israel before the letter is sent to Washington.


US Consulate in Jerusalem website assumes Jerusalem is Palestinian, says nothing about Israel


Dhimmitude from the State Department. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it, but it’s true: the US Jerusalem Consulate website seems to assume that Jerusalem is Palestinian territory. Israel? What’s that? Pamela over at Atlas Shrugs points out that the Consulate site says nothing about Israel at all. See Atlas for details, and check it out for yourself.


3 thoughts on “250 Rabbis Sign Letter to Obama: Hands off Jerusalem”

  1. Israel is a beacon of hope for the Middle East – If the muslim Arabs manage to take control it will sink to being another muslim slum. Lebanon – once the Paris of the East – now just a islamic cess pit destroyed by viscous islamic militias and neighboring arab countries.

  2. Was there a country called Palestine or people called the Palestinians?

    If you are so sure that “Palestine, the country, goes back through most of recorded history”, I expect you to be able to answer a few basic questions about that country of “Palestine”:

    1. When was it founded and by whom?
    2. What were its borders?
    3. What was its capital?
    4. What were its major cities?
    5. What constituted the basis of its economy?
    6. What was its form of government?
    7. Can you name at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?
    8. Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?
    9. What was the language of the country of Palestine?
    10. What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine?
    11. What was the name of its currency? Choose any date in history and try and find the approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, British pound, Japanese yen, or Chinese yuan on that date.
    12. Have the Palestinians left any artifacts behind?
    13. Do you know of a library where one could find a work of Palestinian literature produced before 1967?
    14. And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

    (Sura 5.19-21 – Their allah has ordained Holy Land for Bene Yisrael. Surah 17.104 – Their allah will bring back Children of Yisrael from four corners of earth. Surah 2. 145 – Yerushalem is forbidden for Arabs and muslims)
    If you are lamenting the “low sinking” of “once proud” nation, then please tell me, when exactly was that “nation” proud and what was it so proud of?

    And here is the least sarcastic question of all: If the people you mistakenly call “Palestinians” are anything but generic Arabs collected from all over – or thrown out of – the Arab world, if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them right for self-determination, why did they never try to become independent until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat by Israel in the 1967Six Day War?

    I hope you avoid the temptation to trace the modern day “Palestinians” to the Biblical Philistines: substituting etymology for history won’t work here.

    The truth should be obvious to everyone who wants to know it. Arab countries have never abandoned the dream of destroying Israel; they still cherish it today. Having time and again failed to achieve their evil goal through military means, they decided to fight Israel by proxy. For that purpose, they created a terrorist organization, cynically called it “the Palestinian people” and installed it in Gaza, Judea, and Samaria. How else can you explain the refusal by Jordan and Egypt to unconditionally accept back the “West Bank” and Gaza, respectively, in the aftermath of the 1967 war?

    The fact is, Arabs populating Gaza, Judea, and Samaria have much less of a claim to nationhood than the American Indian tribe that successfully emerged in Connecticut with the purpose of starting a tax-exempt casino: at least that tribe had a constructive goal that motivated them. The so-called “Palestinians” have only one motivation: the destruction of Israel. In my book that is not sufficient to consider them a “nation” — or anything else — except what they really are: a terrorist organization that will one day be dismantled.

    In fact, there is only one way to achieve piece in the Middle East. Arab countries must acknowledge and accept their defeat in their war against Israel and, as the losing side, should pay Israel reparations for the more than 50 years of devastation they have visited upon it. The most appropriate form of such reparations would be the removal of their terrorist organization from the land of Israel and acceptance of Israel’s ancient sovereignty over Gaza, Judea, and Samaria.

    That will mark the end of the Palestinian people. What are you saying again was its beginning?

    At the time of British Mandate of region of Palestine, they had Palestinian Brigade. All persons in the Palestinian brigade were “YEHUDIM”.

    At that time in Palestine region there was a “Palestine Symphony orchestra”. All members of the Symphony Orchestra were Yehudim.

    There was a newspaper called “Palestine Post”, which was and is Yehudi newspaper. Name was changed to “Jerusalem Post”.

    So if there is such thing as Palestinian people then they are “Yehudim” or Children of Yisrael. Arab, who lived in the region, always called themselves as Syrian Arabs, Lebanese Arabs, Jordanian Arabs or Egyptian Arabs. Arabs never wanted to call themselves as Palestinian Arabs. This is recent phenomena.

  3. * “If the Jews all gather is Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide” – Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah.

    A ready-made workforce, for the massive task of locating and burying the dead and smelly (jihadi) invaders after God destroys them.
    Be careful what you boast about, “sheikh” – Hamongog is for people
    like you.

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