From Women in Green:
At a time when internal and external enemies pressure Israel to hand over parts of our Land, our answer is clear:
The Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel.
We will continue to settle it, expand it, build it and fight for it.
Below please find details about a press conference that will take place at JFK on Wednesday and details about our very special event in Shdema this coming Friday. Friday is officially called "Jerusalem Day" but really should have been called "Yesha day"- for on that day we celebrate not only the liberation of Jerusalem but also the liberation of the rest of our Biblical Homeland, Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the Golan.
With love for Israel,
Nadia Matar, Women in Green
Yehudit Katzover, The Committee for a Jewish Shdema
1) CELEBRATIONS IN SHDEMA
There is no better way to celebrate the liberation of Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the Golan than by celebrating in Shdema.
Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to all lists of family and friends.
So, this coming FRIDAY, YOM YERUSHALAYIM,Jerusalem day, May 22nd at 9:30 am come one come all to Shdema!
GEULA COHEN, Israel Prize winner and initiator of the laws annexing Jerusalem and the Golan, will talk about the topic 'There are no two Jerusalems"
DUDU ELHARAR will sing Naomi Shemer Erets Israel songs.
Brachot by Shaul Goldstein, mayor of Gush Etzion
Exhibition of paintings by SHMUEL MUSHNIK, famous painter from Hevron
One can get to Shdema by private car.
Transportation by registration only:
Kiryat Arba Hevron 8:45 am
Tsomet Gush Etzion 9:00 am
Efrat 9:05 am
Tekoa 9:15 am
Nokdim El David 9:20 am
Har Choma 9:10 am
To register please call:
Kiryat Arba Hevron - Yehudit Katzover 050-7161818
Efrat-Gush Etzion - Nadia Matar 050-5500834, ,
Tekoa - Ina Viniarsky - 054-5620017
Nokdim El David - Rabbi Durani 050-8761886
The Committee for a Jewish Sdema
Rav Yaron Durani (El David-Nokdim) - Igor Bialski (Tekoa) -Tsuri Botush (Har Choma)- Elisheva Ginzberg (Alon Shvut) - Orli Glauber (Har Choma) - Ruthie Wolfish (Tekoa) - Ina Viniarski (Tekoa) - Timna Katz (Neve Daniel) - Nadia Matar (Efrat) Gedalia Friedman (Neve Daniel) Yehudit Katzover (Kiryat Arba Hebron) Eli Rodan (Elazar)
For details about the struggle for Shdema: www.womeningreen.org
For Rivka Rybacks pictures: http://www.yeshabulletin.com/FIGHT%20BACK/FightBack.htm
Contact info: Robin Ticker 718-510-2364
Jewish Activists Organize against a "Two State Solution"
Wednesday, May 20th at 5 pm
At JFK Airport, terminal 4, Fourth Floor
Major activists on behalf of the Land of Israel are organizing to declare that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people for over 3,000 years and should not be negotiated away. The Bible provides the clearest proof that this Land was given to the Jewish people and throughout history no other nation or people ever built a state within its borders. From the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and until 1948, no people ever claimed that this was their land except the Jewish people. The notion that this land is "Palestinian" is an egregious mistake based on ignorance of history.
The purpose of this grassroots effort is to educate the world to this fact: the Land of Israel has been connected with the Jewish people for over three millennia and no other people has a right to this Land. The Arabs are among those who invaded the Land and have no legal rights to establish a sovereign nation within the borders of the Land. This was recognized by the Balfour declaration and confirmed by the League of Nations. The new-found idea that the Land belongs to any other nation is a new idea which has as its aim the separation of the true owner from its land. We also should remember the soldiers who fell fighting for this Land and the sacrifices of the pioneers who built what is now a flourishing land and country.
This grassroots effort is also directed at all major Jewish organizations calling upon them to reaffirm unequivocally their commitment to the Jewish People's Biblical Heritage and its unbreakable bond with the Land. Major concepts, principles and precepts that are at the foundation of all civilizations have their origins in the Bible. The activists have now reached more than 30,000 people residing all over the world and who are in contact via email. We have circulated a petition to formally request that all Major Religious Jewish Organizations, and especially those committed to the Torah, express a clear message, that the Land of Israel is our Heritage from Biblical times and that the Jewish people oppose ceding any part of Biblical Israel to any foreign nation. The tragedy of Gush Katif (the withdrawal from Gaza) must not be repeated. The letter may be accessed via this link, Letter to Religious Jewish Organizations.
Featured speakers include Rabbi Chaim Richman from the Temple Institute in Jerusalem, Rabbi Algaze from The World Committee for the Land of Israel, Rabbi Moshe Goldsmith - Mayor of Itamar, Shomron and Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America. We will also hear greetings and blessings from Rabbanim and political leaders in Israel .
We proclaim that we are partners with the settlement enterprise to proudly settle and protect the Holy Land, the Land of our Ancestors, in Judea and Samaria and throughout the entire Promised Land and do not reject our Biblical birthright - our precious gift from G-d.
Entrance from rear of building. Park by Blue Parking and bring your parking ticket so that the Jewish Chaplain, Rabbi Rackman, will have it validated for 4 hours of free parking. We would appreciate knowing if you will attend since space is limited. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org cc: email@example.com
If you are unable to attend we have arranged for a conference call as well. You will be able to call in one of these two numbers and listen live
Conference Dial-in: 1-712-432-3100
Conference Code: 586317
Dial-in Access Number: 1-218-862-7200
Conference Code: 720504
The following individuals by alphabetical name have either endorsed this press release and/or circulated our petition via their email lists.
Tova Abadi, Founder, MD, CAJL (Conference of Authentic Jewish Leadership)
Tamar Adelstein, Director, Talk host, Crown Heights Women for the Safety and Integrity of Israel and the Shleimus Haaretz Talk Show with Tamar Adelstein
Rabbi Algaze, President, Queens, NY World Committee for the Land of Israel
Ted Belman, Activist. email list, Canada
Dr. Paul Brody, Vice President, Chairman Israel Day Concert, World Committee for the Land of Israel
Susie Dym, Activist, blogger, newsletter, Israel, Mattot Arim
Paul Eidelberg, President and Co-founder, Foundation for Constitutional Democracy
Yishai Fleisher, Director, Founder, Israel, Director Israel National Radio, Founder Kumah, the neo-Zionist Lobby
Dr. Joe Frager, Vice President, World Committee for the Land of Israel, Jerusalem Reclamation Foundation
Helen Freedman, Activist, NYC
Rabbi Moshe Goldsmith, Mayor, Itamar
Evelyn Haze, President, Brooklyn, NY, Rachel Childrens Reclamation Foundation
Odelia Jacobs, Recording secretary, World Committee for the Land of Israel
Izzy Kaplan, Activist, blogger, email list, Toronto, Vice President, Toronto Zionist Council
Yehudit Katsover, Activist Kiryat Arba, Israel, The Committee for a Jewish Shdema
Mort Klein, President, ZOA
Shmuel Koenig Activist, Rabbinic liason Brooklyn, NY, Ait Laasot
Sara Lehmann, Activist, op ed contributor, Brooklyn, NY, Jewish Press
Janet Lehr, Newsletter, Israel Lives
Buddy Macy, Activist, email list, NJ
Nadia Matar, Activist, cofounder, Efrat, Israel, Women In Green
Rob Muchnick, U.S. Director, NY, Manhigut Yehudit
Yosef Rabin, Activist, email list, Chicago, IL
Rafael Rabinovich, Activist, blogger, email list, Crown Heights, NY
Rabbi Chaim Richman, International Director, Jerusalem, Temple Institute, Jerusalem Court for Issues of Bnei Noach
Rivka Ryback, Web designer and editor Yesha News Bulletin, Kiryat Arba, Yesha Bulletin
Shmuel Sackett, International Director, Israel, Manhigut Yehudit
Robin Ticker, Activist, blogger, email list, Brooklyn, NY, Ait Laasot
Charlotte Wahl, Activist, NYC, Volunteer
Yossi Winter, Editor, President, Toronto, Editor Israel and the Jewish World, Toronto Zionist Council
J. Wolfowicz, StrongIsrael.org
Arieh Zaritsky, Editor Newsletter, Israel, Eretz Yisroel Shelanu
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