Shleimus HaAretz Sichos Shiur Live On InternetMerkaz Dovrei Ivirit Sundays 11:30am
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Maggid Shiur is Rabbi Mordechai Shuchat
Where: Merkaz Dovrei Ivrit - 845 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Rabbi Shuchat is himself a grandson of the famous Shmuel Tanchem Shuchat who lived in Chevron at the turn of the last century. He is very knowledgeable in the sichos and halachic reasoning of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on the subject of Land for Peace. There are many aspects the Rebbe delves into such as:
What is the credibility of the other other side
Are concessions necessary for peace?
Is there any doubt that the other side has non-peaceful intent?
Why talks only bring more terror
Why putting foreign interests first only puts Jews in danger
Shiur is live on the internet (link to be announced)
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Gush Katif Museum Benefit DinnerMarch 9, 2013 - Razag Ballroom
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Keynote Speaker will be Governor of Arkansas Mr. Mike Huckabee
Where: Razag Ballroom 739 East New York Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11203
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Mark Langfan To Speak On:
"The Fallacies Of Land for Peace" Where: Chabad Lubavitch of Westport 159 Kings Highway, Westport, CT 06880 When: Tues Jan 17, 2012 8:30-10pm Attorney Mark Langfan is famous for his creation of diagrams and booklets of his own design, to explain the great danger Israel has put itself into by pursuing Land for Peace agreements. Peace that means brokering Israel's security in exchange for land. Experienced in addressing very diverse crowds, whether on the floor of the senate for the ZOA or the American military, Mark is considered the expert witness and is called upon by the State of Israel to give expert testimony to those who need to be convinced Kosher refreshments will be served afterwards
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Israeli lieutenant Dr. Mordechai Kedar Speaks In Brooklyn HeightsIsraeli lieutenant Dr. Mordechai Kedar, who made a sensation on al-Jezeera, spent a Shabbos in Brooklyn Heights and explained how Middle East peace "can never work."
Article From COLive by Raanan Isseroff
See the original article Israeli lieutenant Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Ben Gurion University, an expert in Arabic culture and a former Israeli IDF officer, spoke this past Shabbos at Congregation Bnei Avraham in Brooklyn Heights to a full house. Israel and her security were clearly foremost on everyone's minds. Dr. Kedar made a sensation in 2008 when he was interviewed by al-Jezeera television and answered in a very fluent and rich Arabic. He countered contentions that Jerusalem was ever a significant city in the Koran, responding "Jerusalem is not anywhere to be found in the Koran." The correspondent got upset insisting that to say such things was in insult to Islam. In fact, Dr. Kedar told me later, that it took the correspondent a week to recover from the interview as he took it quite personally. The interview went viral on the internet a few years ago and so we were expecting something similar on Shabbos. We were not disappointed. In discussing the Arab Israeli conflict on Shabbos morning to an American audience unschooled in Arab culture, Dr. Kedar explained that first we have to understand how Arabs look at Jews and then how they view peace. After explaining the place of Jews in the Muslim religion, he went on to examine what the Islamic view of peace actually is depending on who you are. In the year 628, Mohamed took his army and went to conquer Mecca. He could not conquer it as they had a larger army, so he made a temporary peace with the people of Mecca for 9 years, 9 months and 9 days. As soon as the Meccan’s saw there was peace, they rested their army and went about their business never expecting that 2 years later in 630, Mohammed would take his army, invade the city, slaughter the population and convert it to Islam. As such, Dr. Kedar explained, this is the sort of peace sanctioned by the Koran for non-believers of whom Jews are included. The implication was clear. Israel’s continuing a farce of a treacherous peace, can never work. By Mincha, the audience was softened up and no one was even suggesting that peace might work. In fact the question that someone asked was really the one on everyone’s minds. “If this is the sort of Peace that Muslims have in mind so how can it be that Israel continues to make treaties and give away land?” We knew we were not talking to someone unschooled in the back and forth of the peace process. His answer really surprised us all. “You have to understand Israel and how they think. There are those who run our government on their theories. There are others who live with realities.” He explained that American culture as a whole cannot conceive of the Islamic culture. In Israel, there are those who run its government who operate with the same mindset. Here, is where there is a disconnect. In Israel as well, the government is split between those who know the realities and others who live by their theories, trying to apply European diplomacy and honor to Arab culture and trying to impose these ideas on Israel’s foreign relations with cultures for which there is no word for “Peace” as Europeans conceive of the term. The Islamic idea of “Peace” depends on how strong you are. If you are strong so they will make peace with you, until you are not strong. This is a cultural reality. As well, it depends on whom they are making peace with. A fellow Muslim or a non-believer. As such, very different rules apply. For the non-believer peace is only allowed if done as Mohammed did to Mecca… This is not a speaker for those who think Lubavitch is into blasting Islam and Muslim practice, something the Lubavitcher Rebbe never did. We did however see the Rebbe taking the Israeli government and its politicians to task to waken in them a sense of responsibility for the safety of her Jews. A point that the Rebbe goes into over and over again. Never once relenting on the very point that Dr. Kedar brings out. Peace for Land with the other side is simply impossible. Lt. Kedar speaks a certain truth without pointing fingers at this one or that one. And truth, real truth, speaks for itself. Lieutenant Kedar is an excellent speaker. Rabbi Aaron Raskin was very impressed as were we all. He is highly recommended as a truly expert speaker as a military person on the realities of Land for Peace. To Invite Lt. Kedar to speak email Chabad4Israel Lecture Bureau
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Lawyer Lectures on Shleimus HaaretzLawyer Mark Langfan Speaks To Shluchim About Security Concerns
Article From Shturem.org by Raanan Isseroff See the original article
Mark Langfan has an unusual hobby. He spends his time and a lot of his money creating attractive booklets and pages that explain in multiple languages the dangers of Israel pursuing a road of Land for Peace. Speaking in English to a mostly Israeli crowd of Lubavitcher Shluchim Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Kislev, he managed to convey to an unbelieving audience his heartfelt message that Land for Peace is a lie. The mostly Israeli audience comprising a small part of the hundreds of Chabad emissaries that made their way to Crown Heights to participate in the annual conference of Shluchim, could not believe that a man could burn with such a passion for their Rebbe’s cause and for the cause of saving Israeli Jews from a Holocaust. In short, they could not believe Mark was for real. But he soon captured their hearts despite the lack of internet connections for his presentation and poor speaking facilities. First of all, Mark has spent years researching the military problems with giving away Israeli land that was won fair and square in four wars in which the Jewish nation was attacked and fighting a very defensive war and nevertheless won. Not only has he researched the problems, but with his hobby of Topography and a good eye for graphics, Mark has created a short show which quickly explains the shortcomings of giving even one inch of land to a dangerous terrorist enemy. An enemy Israel is trying to fruitlessly convince its Jewish citizens that is now “our friend”. In his quest for truth, Mark has been invited to make presentations before Congress, before the military and has sought out the ear of senators and congressmen willing to give him a few moments of their busy time. “When congressmen go to Israel, they know the facts better than most Israelis” Mark told us. His fame in the Jewish community is apparent. A self proclaimed expert? Mark says “No. I am a lawyer. I know how to argue and what I am arguing is the truth. Bring me as an expert and the other side will be hard pressed to bring someone who can say otherwise”. He told us. “Because they can’t.” He isn’t kidding.
How many people know the actual range of a Ketusha ? About 19 miles! (although our audience contained seasoned military veterans who told us 24 miles is the latest range) How about that they are equipped to propel deadly chemical or biological warfare? How many people realize that the 7 to 12 mile strip of land starting from Tel Aviv and going up to Netanyah is on the downhill slope of a chain of hills that will be given to a dangerous enemy known to have short and long range missles? Wiki had this to add:
Israel captured BM-24 MRLs during the Six-Day War (1967), used them in two battalions during the Yom Kippur War (1973) and the 1982 Lebanon War, and later developed the MAR-240 launcher for the same rockets, based on a Sherman tank chassis. During the 2006 Lebanon War, Hezbollah fired between 3,970 and 4,228 rockets, from light truck-mounts and single-rail man-portable launchers. About 95% of these were 122 mm (4.8 in) Syrian-manufactured Bm-21 artillery rockets, which carried warheads up to 30 kg (66 lb) and had a range of up to 30 km (19 mi). Hamas has launched 122-mm “Grad-type Katyusha” rockets from the Gaza Strip against several cities in Israel, although they are not reported to have truck-mounted launchers. Mark includes specs for the Ketusha’s which were instrumental in destroying Hitler’s mighty legions in World War II. A cheap rocket fired out of tubes that is easily smuggled anywhere and is capable of inflicting horrible damage on Tel Aviv and the other cities on Israel’s Mediterranean seaboard hardly the weapon of choice, but fired downhill with only a minute or two warning can do untold damage. A Lubavitcher Shaliach sitting next to me, Rabbi Yehuda Friedman of Flatbush was stunned. “He has put more into this than most Lubavitchers!” I had to agree. Even though the multinational crowd had a hard time following the English, Mark said: “No Problem! I have everything in Hebrew.” As we watched he pulled out the material in Arabic and he told us, that it is also available in French, Russian, Spanish and even Indian. “If you want to bring this to court in Israel” he told us: “Call me! I am a lawyer and they will listen.”
We had to agree. His website: www.MarkLangfan.com is loaded to the gills with free plagerizable information, maps, charts and other materials to make the complex simple. From Marks presentation and heartfelt arguments, one is left with an inevitable truth: “The Peace that Israel wants us to be believe will happen, will never happen. It can never happen. One Shliach suggested that Mark approach AIPAC. “AIPAC will never invite me” he told the man. “Why not? Doesn’t AIPAC support Israel?” In a nice way Mark explained that he does not stand for their agenda. The rest of us knew what he meant. Since early 1995, AIPAC has officially endorsed the Israeli Peace plan. Telling us about his adventures in Washington, for which he was awarded by ZOA, “If you have a shul or group, call me and I will come and talk to them”. One Rabbi asked him on the spot to come to his shul in Tampa. “No Problem!” Mark replied. He isn’t kidding. In 1996, he was asked to present to the US Army reasoning in defense of why Israel should not withdraw from Golan:
"Mark Langfan and Dore Gold propose that upon regaining control of the Golan, Syria will flood the territory with Syrian population by resettling the 100,000-130,000 citizens that evacuated during the 1967 war in order to reestablish sovereignty. Mr. Langfan proposes that these civilians would be potentially hostile and might attack U.S. forces with "mines, remote controlled [road] side-bombs, snipers, grenade launchers or even suicide "Beirut" type car bombs." Speaking in an interview on Arutz Sheva recently Mark put it this way: “NATO and the entire EU now has an absolute vested interest against the establishment of an autonomous Palestinian state in the "West Bank". It has become abundantly clear that if such a state was in existence Hamas would smuggle in thousands of katyusha rockets with chemical warheads that have the power to wipe out the entire Tel Aviv coastal plain that holds 5 million Jews - in one evening." Mark was invited to speak by Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpo of The Gush Katif Museum & SOS-Israel with the generous assistance of Chabad4Israel staffers who helped make the event possible. Space was donated by Aishel Hachnossos Orchim and scheduled by the Kinus Committee of Beis Moshiach. Mark isavailable to speak.
His mail: Mark Langfan Email, or call: 212-832-0200.
Written by: Raanan Isseroff – Mail Raanan To see original article: Click Here
"The Rabbinical Congress For Peace," AKA: "Pikuach Nefesh" has launched their new website in English and in Hebrew. Seen as the next tool in presenting the dangers in giving away Israeli land to the Arab enemy, The website presents the Torah view that "Land concession is forbidden".
How Is Land For Peace A Danger To Life? This commonly misunderstood point about Jewish law is explained at length.
The site goes into this presenting many legal proofs and points based on Jewish law to educate about the danger of :
1. How danger to Jewish life pushes aside the whole Torah
2. Prohibitions involved in making deals with genocidal or untrustworthy individuals
3. Problems with giving away the Holy Land since we now possess it. Recruiting for Rabbis?
Looking For Rabbis To Come Out Of The Closet
The Rabbinical Congress hopes that a show of unity of non-affilliated rabbi's from the most diametrically opposed sectors will encourage other rabbi's to join with Pikuach Nefesh in "coming out of the closet". To be more active and vocal in telling their congregations the real dark halachic truth about what "Land for Peace" means without fear of losing their jobs. The previous Lubavitcher Rebbe joked during the war about how in those days, a rabbi was forbidden to talk about Shabbos, Kashrus and Taharas Hamishpacha (mikva) for fear of losing one's job. Today, this fear is still very real, but the subject is the Peace process. A rabbi is hired by the synagogues board of directors and walks a fine line between pleasing those on the board and saying what must be said. It is thought that most Rabbis were silent during the Gush Katif expulsions because they feared for their jobs. Pikuach Nefesh see's their organization as a vehicle to educate Rabbonim and congregations about the Holocaust like implications of giving away Land for Peace. However, it is further felt that if rabbonim were to explain to their congregations about the true history and Nazi philosophy that Israel is seeking to "make peace" with, so this will in some way have an effect as well. Explaining the peace process has many aspects about how it can be explained. To just say: "Peace is forbidden" needs explanation. Who are we making peace with? What are the terms? Are they fair? Why are land concessions problematic from a halachic viewpoint? The word: "Peace" evokes such happy and romantic thoughts of goodness. To counter the real danger involved, the dirty truth must be revealed. For example, during the war, the Germans fooled Jews into believing they would not be killed by telling them: "You are being relocated". Today, the German educated Arab national movements have all espoused this method of dealing with the Jews. "We only want peace" is only a front for genocide. As one Rabbi put it: "How can we scream "Never Forget" if we already have forgotten? I mean look at them for G-d's sake, they even print copies of Mein Kempf in Palestinian! You can't make peace with that-" (See "The Telegraph" "Mein Kampf in Arabic is sixth best seller in Palestinian Authority" See the original article
To see Pikuach Nefesh in English: English
To see Pikuach Nefesh in עברית: Hebrew - עברית
Rabbi Gershon Overlander Addresses The UN Telling Them What The Rebbe Really Meant
Chabad Rabbi Tells Them What Mr. Netanyahu Did Not
Lt. Col. Dr. Mordechai Kedar To Speak On Arab-Israeli Conflict In Brooklyn Heights
"Israeli-Arab Conflict - Is There A Solution?"
Friday Night Jan 6, 2012 After Maariv (Services Start 4:25pm)
Shabbos Day Jan 7, After Shachrit (Services Start 9:45am)
Saturday Jan 7th, between Mincha and Maariv (Mincha Starts 4:25pm)
Here on al-Jazeera TV, Dr. Mordechai Kedar is interviewed. In the process, he defends the Jewishness of Jerusalem as the Jewish capital for over 3000 years. He also defends the right of Israelis to settle in Judea and Samaria, the West Bank. He is a very ardent speaker well versed in Islamic theology to be able to present a defense for a Jewish presence in the Holy Land. Lt. Col. Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.) has Served for 25 years in IDF military intelligence specializing in Syria, Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and Israeli Arabs.
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Kosher Refreshments Will Be Served
Questions will taken after each session For More Information Call Congregation B'nai Avraham: 718-596-4840 or email: Office@BnaiAvraham.com
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Declassified Israeli Government Maps From 2005 Show The Extent Of Israel's Retreat Plans
Public Maps Shed Light On Extent Of Israeli Withdrawl Plans From Jerusalem & Shomron
Israel National News
Does Israel have a secret plan for retreat it is keeping to since 2005? Old maps from the Washington Institute and Israel itself came to light recently that purport to shed light on Israel's wuffling in the withdrawing or retaking the Shomron and West Bank areas it is appears to be withdrawing from. According to this Feb 20, 2005 map from the Washington Institute of Near East Studies:
the extent of the withdrawl is well defined and appears to be the same route Israel's government is taking today. (see original map) In 2007, the map had not changed too much as this declassified Israeli map from 2007 shows:
More recently, in 2011 the Washington Institute For Near East Policy put this map on its website as "defining the infinate possibilities of withdrawl":
This they do, as if "Withdrawl Is The Only Option".
But is withdrawl the only option to peace? The Water Weapon Of The West Bank
Is there a potential for Israel to be starved of water by giving away its most major source of water?
Most experts think there is. They maintain that only Israel must cooperate and trust whoever is occupying the West Bank to maintain acceptable water flow to Israel. This means you have to trust your enemy, a contradiction in terms. Something Israelis today are having a hard time doing. Today with the recent cut off of oil and gas from Sinai, a self evident reality about the a need for security has set in. A security that can only be ensured by Jewish control of any area it depends on. Historically, this has been the situation under the last 500 year rule of the Turkish Empire for most of the Middle East.
Israel is no exception to the rule. The subject is so volatile that seminars seeking solutions abound. Abounding too are the decryers of Israel's most basic needs for water. The decriers exhibit complete ignorance of how Israel very resourcefully "scrounges" water from the brackish and slightly saline sources to present a measure of normal drinking water. An over pumped and oversourced natural resource. Water needs are so dire, that water is desperately being pumped out of the Sea of Galilee severely lowering its levels. Each solution presented requires: "Trust". A trust Israel has had broken over and over again. Hydrologist, Prof. Stephan Libiszewski presented research into Israel's water options in 2005. He says there, that most of Israel's water comes from the West Bank.:
"Because Israel's coastal aquifer has deteriorated, the West Bank's "Mountain Aquifer" now constitutes the country's main supplier of drinking water (State of Israel 1992: 57)." In 1990 then Agriculture Minister Rafael Eitan's office found they were getting no support for Israel's water needs. Mr. Eitan had published a full-page ad in the Jerusalem Post warning of the mortal danger of giving up control of the water lying beneath the West Bank. The reason being simple: Give up the West Bank and you doom Israel to water starvation.
David Bedein: Israeli Government Maps Show Israel's Retreat Plan
AIPAC Sponsored Secret Maps Of Israeli Expulsion Plans
Israel National News
Based on article in Arutz Sheva by David Bedein Commenting in Arutz Sheva Dec 30, investigative reporter David Bedein reported the existance of the above unknown retreat maps. The maps are were put together by Israel to give to AIPAC, it's lobbying organization in Washington. AIPAC gave the map to its sister site: "The Washington Institute". What is The Washington Institute Of Near East Policy?
Wiki defines the Washington Institute as a Pro-Peace AIPAC creation.
Perhaps using the old British regional name: "Near East" instead of "Middle East" is a romantic throwback to a bygone colonial era? A time where one imagines Lawrence of Arabia types running around on camels to save the Middle East from itself?
There is much speculation about the name, but not about its mission. Definately a Pro-Peace organization, Washington Institute For Near East Policy seems to be a fancy way of packaging the Land-for-Peace Process as something "romantic" to America's Jewish community. Perhaps even "scientifically correct." AIPAC deals with the politicians, WINEP deals with American Jews.
Does one follow the other? Could be. Apparently, AIPAC feels that policy in Washington towards Israel is based on Jewish voter opinion. AIPAC's mission has always been to affect Jewish voter outlook in favor of Israel's policies. In this way, the Jewish voter is now "informed" and votes for politicians who espouse their AIPAC-manufactured views. Stamped: "Made In AIPAC"?
"The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) is a think tank based in Washington, D.C. focused on United States foreign policy in the Middle East. It was established by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in 1985. The institute's mission statement states that it seeks "to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East." The group is often described as being pro-Israel." In March, 2005, Israeli government minister Yuli Edelstein made an appearance at the Alon Shvut Community Center in Gush Etzion. There he told the audience that "the February 20, 2005 retreat decision of the Israeli government does not apply only to Gush Katif and to the four small Jewish communities of Samaria. Edelstein warned that:
"The Israeli government's decision is to "redraw" areas of Jewish residency. This has been done in almost all of the areas that Israel acquired in the aftermath of the 1967 war." 63 Additional Jewish Communities To Be Destroyed?
According to Bedein, the new map approved by the Israeli government was immediately posted on the website of the propeace "Washington Institute for Near East Policy". It is posted there to this day for all American government officials to peruse. This retreat map shows an additional 63 Jewish communities that Israel plans to dismantle. This appears to be a decision that Israeli has already made back in or before 2005. Jewish communities slated for destruction under this edict are spread throughout Samaria, Judea, Hebron and the entire Jordan Valley. If you go to the National Geographic Atlas, these appear as parts of the “west bank”. It is felt that this alludes to the west bank of the Jordan River. (Ed note: The map seems to be composed of google satelite maps) (for other similar maps see the article above) Here is that map: See Map The Israeli government retreat map has never been posted or discussed in the Israeli public domain – not in the media, not in the Knesset and not in the current Israeli government. (Ed note: Golan is missing from this map) Rumors abound that Israel is about to order the IDF to implement the next stages of the February 20, 2005 Israel government retreat decision , beginning with small outposts, leaving most people under the assumption that the government of Israel does not intend to destroy any more than a few hill top communities. However, the February 20th, 2005 retreat decision empowers the Israeli Security Establishment to implement surrender almost all of Samaria, Judea, Hebron and the entire Jordan Valley to an enemy entity.
An entity which remains at war with the state and Israel. To see original article: To Read Click Here
1. Dr. Stephan Libiszewski -"Water disputes in the Jordan Basin Region and their role in the resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict" Occaisional Paper No. 13, August 1995
2. "Mideast Water Series: The Politics of Water" Radio Interview of Minister Rafael Eitan; Air Date: Week of March 13, 1998 http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=98-P13-00011&segmentID=5
3. David Bedein - Dec 30, 2011, Israel National News http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/11065
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Thursday night, 19th of January. 24th of Teves
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Join us for an evening workshop on a unique Shleimus HaAretz initiative hosted by famous activist and author Aliza Karp!
Use your writing skills and free time to affect the peace process and save Jews and the Land of Israel!
We will discuss an organized format for pro-active letter writing.
How to answer various forms of arguments
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How to engage and respond to arguments about Eretz Yisrael
How to answer articles with a message of Shlaimos HaAretz
The Alter Rebbe spoke about how Moshiach will be in the newspapers in Moshiach's times.
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