Monday, May 09, 2005

Prophetic words of the Rebbe King Moshiach Shlit"a

Prophetic words of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to the (then) Transportation Minister of Israel Mr. Moshe Katzav, on January 15, 1992

During distribution of Dollars for Charity, 10 Shevat, 5752:

(When the Transportation Minister, Moshe Katzav, was introduced to the Rebbe, the Rebbe shook his hand (continuing to hold it for the entire duration of the conversation) and blessed him as follows):

Within the realm of your position, you should merit to solidify the bond between the Nation of Israel, the Torah of Israel, and G-d, so that these three should never be separated …

I recently heard a strange and frightening rumor regarding talks and impending decisions by the Israeli government, concerning surrendering parts of the Land of Israel. They are currently discussing a five year plan [Madrid talks] which they describe as "autonomy"; In truth, however, the semantics are meaningless, and it makes no difference what they call the issue. The plain truth is that these talks and affairs fall under the explicitly stated Torah prohibition of "not ingratiating yourselves to the nations," which includes the prohibition of ceding any part of the Land of Israel to the nations of the world. These talks will eventually lead to the actual surrender of parts of the Land of Israel. Thus, the very act of holding such talks constitutes a rejection of G-d and His Torah, of the Land of Israel and the holiness of the Land of Israel.

Discussions of autonomy plans are just a prelude to surrendering parts of the Land of Israel — and not just small territories, rather large expansive parts such as Judea, Samaria, Gaza, Hebron, and Jerusalem etc. This involves life-and-death issues! As has been stated, it is irrelevant what the Jews think or say, and how they interpret it. What matters is how the gentiles understand it. They interpret the plan as one eventually leading to the surrender of parts of the Land of Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state.

You understand Arabic — so go and ask the Arabs who live there what their intention is in discussing a five year autonomy plan. You will see that they will tell you that their intention is that they will actually be given parts of the Land of Israel for the purpose of establishing a Palestinian state. It automatically follows that it is totally irrelevant how the Jews interpret, it because what matters is how the gentiles view the issue.

The very act of discussing autonomy plans is a desecration of G-d’s Name and of holiness. The fact that there are individual Jews in the Land of Israel who do not keep Torah and mitzvos relates specifically to desecrating their personal lives. But here we are discussing a situation in which the government of Israel will publicly declare war against G-d and His Torah.

As to the explanation [of the Likud] that the only matter under discussion is limited self-rule, under which the Arabs will be in charge of their own education and agriculture etc. but not foreign affairs and security, and that this is only a trial period ... these are all matters of diplomacy. I shall not argue with you on this, as it seems that you understand more about diplomacy than I. But here we are not discussing diplomacy, but the surrender of parts of the Land of Israel. The very fact that negotiation on this is taking place is a desecration of G-d’s Name, and in opposition to G-d and His Torah. It then makes absolutely no difference what kind of diplomatic icing the Jews put on top of it.

The reason given for these talks is that there is a mass immigration from Russia, and Israel therefore needs America’s loan guarantees etc., and we must take into account what the American government will say. This consideration is the first step to giving away land. The proof of this is, that the Likud themselves state, that the reason they are doing all this is the pressure from the nations. So, afterwards, when there is even more pressure, they will capitulate further, ad infinitum. We have seen this in the past: buckling under pressure brings more pressure."

(Minister Katzav remarked that in the previous year President Bush had sent a letter opposing a Palestinian state, but a year later Bush simply wrote that he was not in favor of a Palestinian state, so we see here a change in his stance. The Rebbe responded):

And we see in which direction the change is heading. It is unfathomable that a Jew who believes in G-d and His Torah could be a party to such actions, or could add his signature to such an arrangement. Likewise, it is preferable that the [Shamir] government should fall and there should not be a Jewish government, since the only reason they are even discussing these plans is because of pressure from the nations (as they themselves admit). If so, it would be preferable that they establish — G-d forbid — a non-Jewish government in the Land of Israel, which will decide what to do with the Land of Israel. At least then there will not be Jews signing such agreements!

You certainly know Mr. Menachem Begin, who at the outset did not agree with the Camp David ideas, and was strongly opposed to them. But eventually he began to make compromises, and from what we hear today, he has great remorse over having given up a part of the Land of Israel.

Had people who do not believe in G-d been responsible for this, we could understand this. But that the signature for abandoning parts of the Land of Israel should be from from Jews who believe in G-d — this is a desecration of His Name.

Shamir believes in G-d and in the holiness of the Land of Israel — so it is completely mind-boggling that he should be the one to agree to negotiate on a plan whose eventual outcome is the surrendering of parts of the Land of Israel.

Security of the Land of Israel comes from G-d alone. If they acted accordingly and stood firmly as the hour dictates, there would not be any reason to worry about the safety of the Land of Israel.

Meanwhile they only speak of a five year interim period, because they are afraid to openly state that they want to give up parts of the Land of Israel. But their true intentions are clear. According to my estimation, Shamir himself knows this — and better than I.

Shamir has many merits in connection with the Land of Israel, going back to the time of the Irgun, when the gentiles had control over the Land of Israel. Shamir fought against this, but now it is he who speaks of giving away parts of the Land of Israel!

In my opinion, what practically must be done now is for Shamir to immediately halt the decision and negotiations on autonomy.

I always fought for a Shamir government, and I did everything within my power to establish a government with Shamir as its head. However, if they continue in this direction of negotiations, then I — Menachem Mendel — will be the first to fight with all of my forcefulness and might against Shamir, so that his government will fall.

Until today, only Mr. Shimon Peres has stood against Shamir’s government. But if Shamir continues in this direction negotiating about autonomy, then I too will stand against the government of Shamir.

If Shamir is unable to withstand the pressure of the goyim, let him publicly declare that he cannot withstand the pressure, and is therefore unable to continue as Prime Minister.

As I have said many times in the past, a shamir (in the Bible) is a worm which cuts through hard stone — so let Shamir release a shamir into the decision to speak about these matters of giving up parts of the Land of Israel. Then this decision, and all thought of such matters, will be cut of and totally nullified, ceasing to exist.

(Minister Katzav then said: "The Rebbe Shlita is the one who established the present government, and we would like the continued blessing of the Rebbe for this government, as it will add holiness to the government." The Rebbe replied):

When Shamir will add holiness to the Land of Israel, then he will gain the strength to stand against all the pressures.

(Minister Moshe Katzav: "Shamir will surely be strong." The Rebbe replied):

Until now he has been strong, and we must therefore see to it that they immediately cease all talk about autonomy.

You will surely relate all this to Mr. Shamir, and not be angry with me for placing such an unpleasant task upon you. But relay this with all of the forcefulness with which I have said it to you. I apologize for speaking such harsh words. In truth, this matter needs to be discussed at greater length, but there is no time now to go into it further (approximately 4,000 Jews and non-Jews were waiting in line in the cold for a precious moment with the Rebbe).

May there be only good news to relate, and may they only discuss the holiness of the Land of Israel and Am Yisroel. May there be good news.
Long Live our Master our Teacher and our Rebbe King Moshiach Forever and Ever!

"How to stop the uprooting"

Right-wing groups outline non-violent campaign guidelines

By Nadav Shragai, Haaretz Correspondent

A "trial run" of a non-violent campaign of civil disobedience aimed at preventing the evacuation of Gaza Strip and northern Samaria settlements is set for Monday, the Jewish Home right-wing movement announced Monday.

The group plans to simultaneously block dozens of intersections around the country at 5 P.M. Monday.

Activists have been instructed to find 10 or more supporters willing to help them block intersections and be "gladly" arrested.


The organizers urged that action on three levels is necessary to prevent expulsion: "A. Bringing as many Jews as possible to Gush Katif. B. Encouraging refusal among soldiers and policemen... to create a personnel shortage, and render the evacuation non-enforcable. C. Non-violent civil disobedience - Organizing citizens to disrupt daily life at the local level around the country, with the goal of delegitimizing government rule, and engaging as many policemen as possible in maintaining order."

Leaders of several extra-parliamentary right-wing movements who have supported non-violent civil disobedience, including Moshe Feiglin, Elyakim Haetzni, Orit Strock and Noam Arnon of Hebron attended Monday?s press conference in which the civil obedience plan was unveiled. National Union MK Aryeh Eldad, who spoke in favor of civil disobedience at a Gush Katif during the Passover holiday, also attended Monday's conference.

"One of the most significant factors that will help us win is removing the threat of arrest, simply by announcing: 'I am not afraid of arrest, in fact I want to be arrested. Moreover, I do not want to be released. I will be honored to sit in prison in my opposition to a criminal regime'," activist leaders said. "We must fill the detention centers from ear to ear. If the system is set up to detain 1,000 people, we must provide 3,000 detainees. When a certain number is reached, the system will collapse. We don't know what the number is, but when we reach it we will surely know."

Activists were asked Monday to enlist neighbors, colleagues and fellow synagogue members. They were urged to take sick leave, vacation days, or unpaid leave and tell their employers they will be absent from work for an extended period.

From the moment that Gush Katif is closed off, the civil disobedience plan is to unfold as follows: "1. Once Gush Katif is closed off, begin movement toward the Gush. 2. Each person decides in advance where to go and via which route. 3. Set up a meeting point with your comrades, and begin walking toward Gush Katif. 4. Those unable to walk will drive or take public transportation to the nearest point to Gush Katif, and walk from there. 5. Take provisions for at least four days. 5. Walk on roads, in order to obstruct traffic, proudly carrying flags of Israel, wearing T-shirts and bearing signs. 7. Join up with other marchers. 8. Wherever you are prevented from advancing - this is your battlefront. 9. Make sure as many cameras are present as possible: video, stills, digital camera, cellular phones. Make sure some of the pictures are taken from afar to ensure their survival. 10. Make clear that there's no way a Jew could expel Jews from his home in the Land of Israel. Explain that doing so will bring the country to a standstill. 11. Bring PR materials to distribute to commuters and pedestrians. 12. Bring an 'arrest file' (including instructions of how to behave when facing the police and the courts - N.S.) 13. Don't clash with the police. Keep walking, and don't hesitate to be arrested. Go to your arrest gladly. Remember: if you're arrested, you've won!"

Attached to the campaign outline are phone numbers of a legal hotline, a page describing prisoners' rights, and a page with instructions over how to reach Gush Katif by foot and car.

The brochure distributed to activists is entitled "How to stop the uprooting," which, among other things, explains that "the campaign of Gush Katif and Samaria is a rearguard action for them [the authorities]. If they see they are unable to uproot 8,000 Jews from their homes, and in fact an entire settlement bloc, they can forget their wild dream of uprooting another 150,000 people. This is why they are standing on their rear legs and joining forces with the person they despise most, Arik Sharon. The struggle we are currently involved in is the struggle over our right to exist in our national homeland. It is not a struggle over Gush Katif, but against the prime minister, who says that we are thieves and occupiers."

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